The Boy Who Stole Time

By Mark Bowsher

A young boy travels to a magical realm and is set three impossible tasks to win the essence of time itself in order to save his dying mother

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71 pledges


E-book edition
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$25  + shipping
146 pledges

Patron Paperback

1st edition paperback and e-book edition. Plus your name in the list of Patrons in the back of the book.
$30  + shipping
20 pledges

Super Patron (Early Bird Discount)

Special Early Bird price. 1st edition paperback, ebook edition and your name in the list of Super Patrons in the front of the book.

20 available

$40  + shipping
49 pledges

Super Patron Paperback

1st edition paperback, ebook edition and your name in the list of Super Patrons in the front of the book.
$60  + shipping
7 pledges

Access to Bonus Material

Escape into the world and history of Ilir with these cut scenes and bonus materials plus everything at the Patron Paperback level
$75  + shipping
3 pledges

Sequel Hints

Mark will handwrite a line from the sequel to come alongside the 1st edition paperback (keep it to yourself, though – it’s a secret!) and your name in the back of the book.
$90  + shipping
1 pledge

Bad Sketch

Mark loves drawing, despite the fact a 5-year-old could do better (he is dyspraxia after all). He will (badly) sketch a scene from the book. It will be of questionable quality, but you’ll love it. Plus everything at the Super Patron Paperback level.

20 available

$150  + shipping
4 pledges

Time Itself

A collectable glass vial of the Sands of Time itself, discovered by the author in the Sahara plus everything at the Super Patron Paperback level.

15 available

$165  + shipping
1 pledge

Paperback Showreel

As well as the paperback, Mark will edit your showreel. [He's an award-winning filmmaker, don't yer know?] Plus everything at the Super Patron Paperback level.
Numbers limited
$225  + shipping
2 pledges

Name A Character

Your opportunity to have a character in the book named after yourself, your children, your pet hamster or a character from your own writings could even have a cameo.

3 available. Name subject to author approval.

$300  + shipping
3 pledges

Reading & Dyspraxia Awareness

Mark will read from the book at your school or book club and talk about how his dyspraxia has shaped his writing and filmmaking in the best possible way plus five 1st edition paperbacks.
$750  + shipping

Personalised Short

Mark works best with a challenge! He’ll write you a personalised short story based on three parameters plus everything at the Time Itself level.

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