CORE Deception: A YA Sci-Fi Thriller

A project in Lubbock, TX by Jeremiah Friedli

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A 17-year-old hacker goes against a dystopian government to save his sister, armed only with a cryptic letter and a plan of deception.
Backers: 51
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $2,640 of $500
Dates: May 29th -> Jun 15th (17 days)
Project By: Jeremiah Friedli
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Latest News

🎉 You did it! Thank you! 🤩

June 15th - via:
You did it! CORE Deception fully funded, and you earned a variety of fun extras along the way. And it’s all because of YOU! I started exploring the idea of a Kickstarter over a year ago. The more I learned, the more I I was drawn to the method. But... (Read More)

Final 15 Hours...Close to Stretch Goal #5

June 14th - via:
You've chosen the global ice age map! Thanks to all who voted on Stretch Goal #5! We're only a few hundred dollars from $3k and getting this map. Feel free to tell any friends or family who might be interested in CORE Deception (and thanks all who... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 Achieved! 🥳 Vote on the Next Stretch Goal

June 13th - via:
We just blew past $2500, which means we're getting the chapter image spreads! It's exciting to be at this point, and thanks go to all of you for your support! With 40-ish hours left, it's possible we could hit the $3k funding milestone. So without... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours | Backer Perk

June 13th - via:
It's hard to believe there are less than 48 hours before the CORE Deception Kickstarter ends. If you're considering changes to your pledge level—for example, upgrading to a hardcover or adding a paper version of the prequel Association—now's the... (Read More)

Voting Results | Flash Offer Reminder

June 11th - via:
The results are final—chapter spreads for the $2,500 milestone! Thanks for your participation! And don't forget about the special offer where print backers get a complementary Easter Egg Guide for CORE Deception. If you've been on the fence about a... (Read More)

Backer Thank You & 24 Hour Flash Offer

June 11th - via:
Voting on Stretch Goal #4 is almost done. For that matter, the Kickstarter campaign is nearly over. It's hard to believe we have just 4 days to go! I appreciate everyone who's supported the Kickstarter. It's making a huge difference bringing CORE... (Read More)

$2,000 Milestone | Vote On Stretch Goal #4

June 9th - via:
We hit $2,000 and are getting the mini-devotional! 🎉 You guys rock! Thanks so much for your support in achieving this milestone! One reason I'm so pumped is this brings us closer to some really cool stretch goal options. We're not quite far enough... (Read More)

Referral Bonus!

June 7th - via:
Any backer who recruits someone else to back my Kickstarter campaign gets a bonus—a short story about 40 pages long set in the CORE series world. Here's a rough description, but it's subject to some tweaks since I haven't finished writing it yet.... (Read More)

Strech Goal #3 Announced & Halfway Milestone Thanks

June 6th - via:
The results are in! Every backer will get the mini-devotional on fear if we can hit $2,000 in funding. We're not that far away! Also, today marks the halfway point for the CORE Deception Kickstarter. I super appreciate each one of you helping bring... (Read More)

Code/Cipher Guide Unlocked | Vote On Stretch Goal #3

June 4th - via:
Yeah! We whizzed past the $1500 milestone this evening, unlocking the code/cipher guide! Soon you’ll be able to send cryptic messages like the characters in CORE Deception. Thank y’all so much for your support and for spreading the word! You know... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Decided...And Nearly Unlocked

June 3rd - via:
The voting has concluded! If we reach $1500 total funding, everyone will get the code/cipher guide when the books come out. And the cool thing is...we're nearly there! Just $200 more, and this stretch goal is unlocked! Thanks for everyone's input.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked! Vote on Stretch Goal #2!

June 1st - via:
I'm so grateful for the support from each of you for this project! We hit $1,000 this morning! That means the book will include a glossary. And now for Stretch Goal #2—when we hit $1500. You get to vote on what it will be. Here are the options:... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 Announced

May 30th - via:
Have you ever read a sci-fi or fantasy story and wished there was some way to keep up with all the names and jargon thrown at you? Well, that's what I'll add to CORE Deception if we hit our next funding goal of $1,000. The glossary would be in the... (Read More)

We’re Funded! 🎉

May 29th - via:
Thank you so much for all your support! I’m thrilled we funded so quickly—less than 5 hours! Y’all are the best! (We say y’all a lot in Texas ☺️)Next up is one of my favorite parts...stretch goals! Stay tuned for an update on that soon!... (Read More)

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