The Keeper

A project in Port Orchard, WA by Dianne Gardner

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Magic, wizards, kings, and a dragon! What happens when the airships invade?
Backers: 58
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $2,009 of $200
Dates: Jul 15th -> Aug 17th (33 days)
Project By: Dianne Gardner
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Latest News

We did it!

August 17th - via:
The Keeper has been funded and I'm really excited and thankful for all of you who backed this project, As I get things sorted out and finish formatting the book I'll keep you posted. It appears we're right on schedule with getting the digital rewards... (Read More)

The Enchantress

August 17th - via:
Just a note that The Enchantress, the 16 X 20 original oil painting which was going to be the cover of the novel, but I decided against it, is still available in The Enchantress tier. Pledge $500 or more The Enchantress Limit 1 You'll be getting The... (Read More)

Sorry for the typos

August 16th - via:
I guess major typos in my last update before the campaign closes doesn't help anything! My apologies!  2 more hours.  Have a good evening!  -Dianne  (Read More)

3 More Hours for The Keeper

August 16th - via:
We are down to the last few hours of The Keeper's Kickstarter campaign and I want to thank you all for your support. I also want to let you know that I fill my campaigns manually, so there won't be any add-ons available after the campaign is over. If... (Read More)

Congratulations! We made another stretch goal

August 15th - via:
You folks are awesome! We made it to $2500 and that gives everyone three character profiles you can use as bookmarks. Digital PDFs for digital tiers and printed will go with the paperbacks.   Thank you so much! There are still 33 hours to work... (Read More)

4 DAYS LEFT Updated preview, new stretch goals, and some THANK YOUS!

August 12th - via:
I'm thrilled with the way the campaign is going. I got my second edits from my editor and I love the improvements we're making on the story. It seems we're going to meet that September deadline for the digitals with no problem at all.  I updated the... (Read More)

6 More days. 6 more goal posts

August 10th - via:
I decided to give this campaign a little boost and offer some short-jump stretch goals while we're playing out the last few days of this campaign. So share this banner on social media, or emails, or tell your friends about this epic adventure.  And... (Read More)

Revised bookmarks

August 10th - via:
For your enjoyment, I've been working on the bookmarks and I think you'll like the finished product. They represent some of the characters in the stories. As we get closer to the next stretch goal I may have some more finished. I also wanted to let... (Read More)

Preview available

August 9th - via:
This is just to let you know there is now a preview of the current first 2 chapters available in the project area if you want to read a couple of chapters of The Keeper.  Also, a note that The Keeper will be exclusive to Kickstarter and my eBook... (Read More)

4TH Stretch Goal Unlocked

August 4th - via:
So exciting! We've unlocked the 4th stretch goal so for all of you who have pledged $20 or more, all 6 maps will be in your inbox. If your tiers are digital you will receive high-resolution PDFs of the maps. If you ordered paperbacks or hardbacks,... (Read More)

The Keeper's Trade Route Map Just Finished

August 4th - via:
I just had to share the map John Renehan just finished for The Keeper. This is the first stretch goal reward everyone that pledged $5  or more has earned. The next stretch goal which we are still creeping to unlock ($2000) allows all five of the... (Read More)

Slump Week Bonus Tier

August 3rd - via:
It seems with Kickstarter we're always waiting for the last minute but I'm giving an extra incentive now to honor slump week. Take a peek at the new tier with loads of ebooks for you. This tier is active until August 10.  (Read More)


July 31st - via:
Hi, I hope this Sunday finds you well! I wanted to touch base and let you know that I've uploaded images of the 8 exclusive bookmarks that are included with some of the tiers. I've also added them as an add-on if they aren't included with the rewards... (Read More)


July 28th - via:
The weekend is almost here so we're looking at another FLASH SALE on The Keeper's Kickstarter project. From now until Sunday 11 pm you can pledge $25 and receive... the ebook of The Keeper  ebooks of Books 1 -4 of Sword of Cho Nisi (Rise of the... (Read More)

Next goal upgraded!

July 26th - via:
I have upgraded the next stretch goal to include digital maps of all five books. These were created by cartographer John Renehan from Australia. A wonderful map builder.  You'll get 3 from the first three books, and two from Darkness Holds the Son.... (Read More)

3 days only SPECIAL

July 21st - via:
The eBook Fantasy Bundle,  Beginning at 5 pm today July 21 until July 24 I'm running a 3-day special on my Kickstarter campaign! an $80 value for $40.  Here's what you get. eBook of The Keeper eBooks 1 -4 of the Cho Nisi series ebooks of Ian's... (Read More)

A new stretch goal coming up!

July 19th - via:
I added a stretch goal that will be offered to all backers so if you can tweet or share this campaign on Facebook, Discord, or wherever you hang out, we can make this goal and go on to the next! We're currently working on the 4th Stretch Goal. When... (Read More)

Incredible! New stretch goal reached.

July 18th - via:
I know I just sent an update yesterday but here I am again.  We reached the $1500 stretch goal already  and The Enchantress tier has a new home! I want to extend a sincere thank you for the enthusiasm behind this project! Those with a $25 or over... (Read More)

New week new goals.

July 18th - via:
We reached our 2nd Stretch goal!! We made a $1,000 goal, so a companion story will be added to any reward $25 or over. So grateful to you all!  Now we're headed for the next stretch goal so send your friends the link. Next Goal!  If we make the... (Read More)

What a great start!

July 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

FUNDED within just a few hours!

July 15th - via:
Thank you so much for your support.  We're on to stretch goals now, and the first goal is to reach $500. Everyone who backs the project at $5 or more will receive a PDF printable map of the sea route from the northern isles to the mainland. Spread... (Read More)

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