Jump to content


Recommended Posts

One of my favorite authors have a new KS project...  

Because there just ain't enough slice of life or baking in modern Sci-Fi books...

 

 

 

About

Years ago I wrote a science fiction story about two forever-friends, unlike in almost every way--species, backgrounds, temperaments, orientations--and how they came together in a relationship that would last through every tribulation, including an intergalactic war. When readers asked me how they met, I wrote their college story. When readers asked me what happened next, I wrote how they began their xenotherapy practice. I'm still writing about them, in fact, because they are, bar none, my readers' best loved couple.

Their names are Jahir and Vasiht'h, and they are dreamhealers.

b94ff11e91f6a5c40a7e8e42bc5dae60_origina

Some people call their story an asexual romance, but whether you go for that or prefer 'forever besties', these stories are about growing up, making choices, figuring out relationships, deciding on what your life means--or should--and baking. A lot of baking. They are cozy slice-of-life novels, and there aren't a lot of novels like them in science fiction. If cups of tea are your cup of tea, you might enjoy checking out Book 1 and 2 respectively. There's an e-book reward tier; you can choose one of them! This Kickstarter in particular is to fund the print edition for Book 3, Dreamhearth, and possibly Books 4 and 5, Dreamstorm and Family, if we hit our stretch goals.

I love space ships and aliens and epic war sagas. But science fiction has room for quieter stories about what you want to be when you grow up, and the thorny personal challenges of day-to-day life. If you also love spaceships and aliens but want a moment's respite... you might have come to the right place.

Stretch Goals

We've got plenty to look forward to this time, including the opportunity for two more paperbacks!

  • Bookmark 1. At $750, we'll get Jahir bookmarks! Every print backer will get one!
909d3d4e77e29965036fe32223e680bc_origina
  • Dreamstorm paperback. At $1000, we'll hit the Dreamstorm stretch goal, opening new tiers!
  • Bookmark 2. At $1500, we'll get the Vasiht'h bookmarks! All print backers will get both bookmarks!
b08b7ae47776e100bf22ece6d4aab0b4_origina
  • Family paperback. At $2000, we'll do a print edition of the final book in the series, Family, opening Yet More Tiers!

Risks and challenges

As much as possible I've streamlined this one so it takes very little by way of work. I've gotten very good at packing and shipping things!

I think the biggest risks are:

1. I get hyper and start throwing in prizes and things that I shouldn't because I like running myself to ragged shreds doing stuff;

2. I get too perfectionist about the things and fuss them to death over millimeter differences in whitespace only I am going to care about.

I think I'll be able to handle #2 since I've done OVER NINE THOUSAND of these Kickstarters. It's #1 you all are going to have to help me with. Sit on me if I start gibbering about something that sounds impossible, please?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To quote the artist...

 

We Are Funded!

And Lord Almighty, how we are funded! At $6400, this is the most successful Kickstarter I've run! Only Black Blossom came closer, at $6221. Thank you all, for making this my highest grossing project yet!

dee09ec6bb16e305ce81c8cffc6c8bfc_origina

Now, of course, the work continues! This week I'll be getting your backer surveys to you; please fill those out the moment they arrive! Delays on your end become delays on my end, and then your prizes get to you LESS SOON and this is TRAGIC! I want you to have your goodies as fast as I can turn them around! So keep an eye on your email and pounce when it arrives. <3

Me, I'm gonna zoom and get the last of the stuff done that needs doing. Expect another update from my by the end of the week! And once again... thank you all. I am deeply grateful! You continue to be the most awesome patrons of the arts, and I continue to be honored to be one of your chosen entertainers.

To the work!

M

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My books arrived today, and unless there's someone living in the outback with just monthly mail delivery, odds are that most if not all other backers have also gotten their rewards.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By ced1106
      This is TF's second crowdfunding project. Since they're located in Russia, they're not currently eligible to run a campaign on KS.
      https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tiny-market-square-28mm-medieval-citizens#/
       
      Here are some of their unlocked miniatures:
       

    • By CAVBOSS
      WE ARE LIVE... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/272456130/talon-games-cav-strike-ops-iii

    • By SamuraiJack
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/narrowshill/card-caddy-triple-decker?ref=category_newest&amp;ref=discovery
       
      About
      Introducing the Card Caddy Triple Decker! 
      Deck box and draw/discard tray Holds 100+ sleeved cards OR 4+ playing card decks Lots of great modular add-ons as stretch goals so you can use it for mini-cards and to store dice, tokens, chips coins, dice towers and more! Through Kickstarter and over a thousand of awesome backers like you, we've been able to fund the production of our Single Decker, Double Decker and Accessory Pack in our Card Caddy line, and now we're excited to announce our Triple Decker!
       
      Every other deck box gets pushed to the side or set on the floor when it's game time, but the Card Caddy keeps your cards exactly where you want them anywhere, anytime!  We design all our products to be mobile, modular and multi-purpose - we think you'll be thrilled with the Triple Decker and the stretch goals we have lined up, too.
      Holds 100+ sleeved cards OR 4+ standard card decks Stretch Goals
      We're also excited to announce our first stretch goal!  At $25,000 our ModPack for the Triple Decker will become available as a standalone reward or bundled with the Triple Decker tiers. The ModPack gives you some cool customization options:
      The Divider can snap into the Triple Decker to store mini-cards.  You'll be able to store 200+ sleeved mini-cards using the Divider Or, you can keep one half open and then use our new Chip and Coin Caddy modules.  They allow you to keep track of dice, tokens, chips, and more! One ModPack will include 2 Dividers, 1 Chip Caddy and 1 Coin Caddy and will be $7 to add to an existing pledge or get as a standalone item. Hitting this stretch goal will open up new pledge tiers.
      Keep mini-cards, dice, tokens, chips and more under control with our ModPack! It's important to note that the prototypes in the images and videos for this campaign are 3D printed and do not have the fit and finish of the final products.  The production version of the Triple Deckers and any other stretch goals we hit will be the same military-grade ABS as our current line of products you can check out on our website 
    • By Mckenna35
      I was in on the Chibi project they did earlier this year and it was delivered on-time and the quality was good.  This looks like an interesting assortment of figures, including good deals on  bunch of Heartbreaker stuff!
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/impact-miniatures-presents-the-lost-ks-mini-projec?ref=friends_launched
       
      Their synopsis:
       
      Not All Minis go to Heaven
       Impact! believes that lost and forgotten or unmade miniatures shouldn't stay lost to the hard drive abyss they've been relegated to.  
      Whether they were from discontinued lines, failed or undelivered projects we think they deserve to be resurected, brought into the light, and that's why this project is dedicated that end.   
      Today we give you a chance to get minis that are either no longer available, or never made it the light of day.  
      Over the past year Impact! has reached out to different Kickstarter Creators whose lines of miniatures failed to fund, were never got delivered or finished, or simply were discontinued after an initial printing run.     
      We've licensed or outright purchased everything shown in this project and now all that is left raise the capital for molds and materials and bring these amazing miniatures to backers to you, your friends, and your families and for gamers on tables everywhere! 
  • Who's Online   35 Members, 2 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)

×