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Hilda and Richie's Wizard: An Enchanting Children's Book

A project in Fargo, ND by Mark Wiesner

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A charming, hilarious picture book with two foxes meeting a mysterious wizard!
Backers: 43
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $2,420 of $2,400
Dates: Jan 5th -> Feb 5th (31 days)
Project By: Mark Wiesner
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Latest News

Less than 3 hours and 85% funded

February 4th - via:
It is the final hours of the campaign.  I have 3 hours to fund and am at 85% funded.   I am just $338 from my goal but I feel this can be funded. Please share this campaign.  I'm asking you to help me get this picture book fully funded and make it... (Read More)

The final 24 hours!

February 3rd - via:
The campaign is nearly done and we are nearly funded.  As of right now, Hilda & Richie's Wizard is 83% funded and only $386 from its goal. That is fantastic! My research tells me that Kickstarters reaching this level of funding are 99% likely to... (Read More)

Almost funded!

February 2nd - via:
A little over two days remain until the end of the Kickstarter.  Earlier today, we passed the $2,000 mark and are only less than $400 away from our goal. The second Hilda & Richie book is very likely to fund and will pave the way for both a... (Read More)

Three days left to make the goal!

February 1st - via:
There are three days...that's right - JUST THREE make the goal. While we are 80% funded, it is imperative to hit 100% before 11:58PM Friday night on Feb. 4.  If you know anyone who is one of those types who like to wait until the last... (Read More)

Final days and the book's final copy

January 30th - via:
There are just 5 days left to fully fund Hilda & Richie's Wizard.  At the time of this update, the book is 78% funded, sitting just $525 from the goal. In addition to driving more backers to this Kickstarter, I've also started assembling the... (Read More)

75% Milestone Bonus!

January 27th - via:
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Three Quarters Funded!

January 26th - via:
All the cameo rewards are taken and the Kickstarter for the second Hilda & Richie book is 75% funded. That is amazing!  9 days remain to get fully funded and I am confident this can be done. There are plenty of rewards left such as original... (Read More)

More pages of Meet Hilda and Richie

January 24th - via:
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The Plan to Sell Hilda and Richie's Wizard

January 23rd - via:
As I approach the final days of this Kickstarter and start putting the book together, I have been formulating a plan on how to sell Hilda & Richie's second story. As before, I will be giving away free copies by putting them in Little Free Library... (Read More)

Remembering a Man Who Inspired Me

January 22nd - via:
All my life, I loved reading.  That was mainly because of my parents and regular trips to my local library.  But there was another factor. The name John Robbins may not mean anything to you, especially if you are not my age or older.  Born John... (Read More)

More Milestones AND A Sneak Peek!

January 20th - via:
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How I dealt with being under fire before

January 19th - via:
I am almost through the halfway point of the campaign and am behind in my funding projections.   While it is easy to say that I'm losing the battle and will most likely not fund...I will NOT say that. I have been in difficult situations before but I... (Read More)

Want a peek at the next Hilda & Richie book? Here's how!

January 18th - via:
The Kickstarter had a setback today as a pledge got cancelled and our funding fell under 40%. While that is bad, there is still time to make that up and get fully funded.  Thursday January 20 marks the halfway point of the campaign.  If our funding... (Read More)

Nearing halfway funding!

January 15th - via:
Thanks to a boost in an existing pledge, the Kickstarter hit $1000 a short time ago. This is incredible!  Hilda & Richie's Wizard sits only $200 away from being halfway funded. It is 10 days into the campaign and the Kickstarter is nearing the... (Read More)

More milestone bonus rewards!

January 13th - via:
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Special Reward!

January 12th - via:
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One-Third Funded!

January 11th - via:
Last night, we hit the one-third funded mark!  I promised you that if we hit the one-third funded milestone ($800) by 11PM Central last night on 1/10/2022, all backers would get a free digital print.  That should be available tomorrow morning.... (Read More)

Retailer Rewards Now Available!

January 8th - via:
I have good news today!  Two new rewards have dropped and they are meant for those who want books in bulk.  Okay...I'll have to explain this some more. Do you have a storefront of some kind such as a brick & mortar shop, an online business,... (Read More)

My plan to get funded!

January 7th - via:
It is the third day of the campaign and it is going well.  We are past the 25% mark and nearing 30%.  But there's still a long way to go and this campaign won't fund itself.  So how will we get the word out about my second picture book? I have an... (Read More)

Pre-Launch and 25% Milestone Bonus Rewards

January 6th - via:
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And we're off!

January 5th - via:
Hello!  It's me, Max West, and welcome back to my next Kickstarter.   As you know, this is Hilda & Richie's Wizard, my second picture book and sequel to the first book from last year.  Already, the Kickstarter is off to an amazing start.  It... (Read More)

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