But, I have considered all kinds of possibilities for seeing a few of my favorite characters get a payday for some, um, boutique projects just because they're awesome.
Jazz - I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga
The Project: An Ancestry.com style website for people with deranged individuals in their family tree. You know, in case you're curious about someone in your bloodline being a violent sociopath.
My Contribution: Probably low. $25 dollars or less. Wouldn't want to ever be identified as a top backer here. You never know who's watching.
Meg - TEN by Gretchen McNeil
The Project: A prototype of a life jacket with an on board motor (think of The Rocketeer, but in water). The compact device would be perfect for, say, escaping a freaky murder island.
My Contribution: Mid-range. $100. I pride myself on not going to freaky murder islands. BUT, since I'm afraid of heights, how else am I going to be like The Rocketeer? I'm in.
Cody - REALITY CHECK by Peter AbrahamsThe Project: A Find-My-iPhone like app for tracking misplaced girlfriends.
My Contribution: Um, $0. While I'm positive Cody's intentions for such a powerful application would be pure, I see this going horribly wrong. I'm talking Stalk-A-Crush wrong. Sorry Cody, your project is NOT getting funded.
What about you? Any sleuths you'd like to help get a worthy project Kickstarted? Share below.
Lamar "L. R." Giles writes books for teens and adults. FAKE ID, his debut Young Adult Thriller, will be published by HarperCollins in 2014. He is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and resides in Chesapeake, VA with his wife.