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By Victoria Wirkkala
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About this project

I have always had a passion for writing. I have many notebooks full of little ideas, poems, and started stories. I have finally completed one full book and it is very near and dear to me.

My Inspiration
My Inspiration

Inspired by the stuffed hippo my son takes everywhere, sleeps with every night, and tosses down the stairs while yelling "Super Heepo!" It's a magical tale of what a child's favorite stuffed friend might explore while the kid is asleep. It will spark the imagination in every child. Each time it is read, it will encourage them to imagine what their friend might do that night after they fall asleep. A different story can play out in their mind as they drift off to sleep.

I have completed this manuscript and been submitting it to publishers and agents now for months. I strongly believe it is a story that your child will want to hear over and over again and I would love to get it out there for that to happen. In order to do so I plan to self publish the book. At this point in time I do not have an illustrator. In order to fund this project, I will be using a company who will illustrate and publish the book. The funds will cover illustrations, edits, publishing, and finally, completed editions of the book!

I appreciate any and all contributions to this project and look forward to updating you as this progresses.

Risks and challenges

The only risk that I can foresee is if the company I would be using to self publish changes their expected timelines for illustrations, and printing times. It is not likely, but is always a possibility. Updates would be distributed and I would do my best to ensure this does not happen.

Rewards would be distributed after the illustrations are done, and the book is completed and ready through the self publishing company.

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    I will personally visit your home, school, or library to read Heepo The Hippo to a group within 50 miles of Vancouver, WA.

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