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Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders: A Children's Book Most Definitely Not For Children
Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders: A Children's Book Most Definitely Not For Children
Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders: A Children's Book Most Definitely Not For Children
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    1. Javier Romero

      Any news in 2017

    2. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      We're still doing the interactive story! I'm hoping to have it out by the end of the year.

      Current working title is "Inspector Pancakes: Hollywood Nights" so it should be a doozy.

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      Phill Warren

      Just wondering what happened to the $25,000 stretch goal of the new interactive adventure? Did the link for that already go out & I missed it?

    4. CarlosFer on

      Just got mine half an hour ago, in Honduras! Yay!! Time to mess with my little cousins.

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      Joe Timms on

      My copy came through two days ago! As soon as I opened it me and my girlfriend did a read through to each other; her using a lovely primary school teacher voice for the main story and me following with a dark, gritty voice for the noir sections. It worked out to be a pretty awesome experience!

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      Allaghan on

      So I got my Inspector Pancakes package in the mail yesterday while I was at work and I opened it this morning but all I got was 10 copies of the book? I pledged at one of the portrait levels, and I was wondering who do I send these extra copies back to?

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      Chris Benner on


      I'm very excited to read this; however, I can't seem to find the .pdf in my email anywhere. I believe I filled out the survey when it came out. Might you be able to help with this?

      Thank you,

      Chris Benner

    8. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      Thank you all for the kind words! I'm so glad you're enjoying the book. If you'd like to spread the word to your worst friends and most terrible family members, additional books are now available to purchase! See for more details!

      And once again, thanks to each and every one of you for making this all possible!

      It's YOUR fault.

    9. Neil Crosby on

      The Inspector has made it over to the UK. I'm looking forward to reading it before bed tonight :D

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      Andrew Moffitt on

      I got my book last night. I was completely floored by the dark and utterly offensive nature of the story. I loved every second of reading it.

      The book is very high quality, and the beautiful, vibrant artwork almost jumps off of the page. I showed it to a couple of friends, and they both really loved it too. This is a brilliant concept made into a fabulous book. Thank you for bringing something this fascinating and deranged into the world!

    11. Diana Lee on

      Got my book last night, and my two-year-old and I are in love with Inspector Pancakes. Of course, I sent her with the book in hand to her father and told her to ask daddy to read it-- then I hear "...he flies to France every day to help the President solve crimes..... honey? There's um... more text here that isn't actually appropriate to read out loud..." lololol. That's what he gets for disregarding my Tales from Kickstarter!! XD You are awesome, as is Inspector Pancakes, and thanks again!

    12. Eric Muehter on

      Got the book today! It looks great! My daughter is two months old, so I read it aloud to her and my wife, and we enjoyed it. Thanks!

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      Barry Tice on

      That's OK. It was really a pipe dream more than an expectation. If there's anything I've learned from backing Kickstarter campaigns, it's that deadlines and ship dates slip.

    14. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      I'm so sorry we won't have the books for you in time for your wife's birthday, we've REALLY been trying to hit the June projection, but it seems the ocean itself was conspiring against us. The good news is I've been assured Make That Thing will begin mailing rewards out on Monday, so hopefully everyone will have their goodies soon!

      Thank you all so much for your patience and support, and again, apologies that we're running a little behind.

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      Barry Tice on

      I'm guessing that at this rate, the June delivery date is not likely. Pity, as I was hoping to give this to my wife on her birthday on the 30th. :-(

    16. CarlosFer on

      Filled my survey a couple of days ago. Hope it doesn't take too long XD (I'm not in the US), I've got young cousins to mess with.

    17. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      Hi guys, the books arrived in the US today! Eeeee!

      They're still in New York, waiting to go through customs and all that, but once they arrive at Make That Thing headquarters in Massachusetts we'll send out those backer surveys.

      So excited to get you all your books! Can't wait for you to see how they turned out.

    18. Julie Swenson on

      Hi, Karla. I haven't gotten the backer survey yet and just wanted to make sure they haven't been sent yet. Thanks! The books look awesome.

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      Lesley Howell on

      Hi Karla. I haven't received the digital copy of the book yet. I think I'm one of the stragglers you mentioned in your last email. :( Anyway you can help?

    20. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      Correct! Backer surveys have not yet been sent. But as soon as those books get here WOO DOGGIES.

    21. Michael Blatherwick

      Thanks for the most recent update! I have just changed addresses so I wanted to confirm that surveys have NOt been sent yet, oui?

    22. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      I believe we'll be sending out backer surveys closer to when we're ready to send out the physical rewards!

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      Tyla on

      Have the backer surveys been sent out yet? I'm always worried I will miss them somehow.

    24. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      PDFs and Audiobooks have been sent!!! Check your emails!

    25. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      We're still waiting for Kickstarter/Amazon Payments to release the funds so we can order the print run, that will hopefully be in a week or so.

      After that it can take up to 12 weeks for the order to be fulfilled and make its way to MakeThatThing and THEN we can start shipping all your goodies out. But hopefully you'll all have your books on schedule in June, just in time for beach reading.

      We're putting the finishing touches on the digital copies, and I'm working on getting studio time for the audiobook...I'm hoping to send both of those out together, but at the very least you'll the PDFs will be in front of your hot little eyes by the end of this month.

      Once again thank you so very much for all of your support, and please contact me if you have any questions!

    26. CarlosFer on

      Any idea when the books will start shipping? I am btw, still waiting for another KS book that got funded in october. Patience is the game.

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      Austen on

      Ah...absolutely...absolutely flawless. This'll be the greatest summer ever.....

    28. Jeff Williams

      I'm really stoked about this book I ordered 2 so I could give one to my sister after she has her baby in May.

    29. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      Oh jeez you guys. 30...30whatnow???

      Oh dang.

    30. David LT Low on

      Had to downgrade my pledge -- one story-time just opened up for one of you!

    31. doublechocochip on

      Congrats on reaching 25k!

    32. Nancie K

      Strictly curiosity, is this the Drive jacket?

      P.S. Jeph sent me. Well, not me personally. All of his QC readers.

    33. Cynical Felidae on

      I love this idea, and want a whole series.
      I do hope you have more Inspector Pancakes books planned. I'd love to see more come down the line. Perhaps eventually a cheeky sidekick puppy named Waffles. ; -)
      I love this idea.

    34. Vikka Leoni on

      This is awesome, can't wait for my copy!

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      This is so cool, I can't wait. Congrats on the success, and kudos for the idea. We're rooting for you (if you read the real fine print, we're actually plotting your downfall.....mwahahaha)

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      Ben Gulley on

      We are, all of us, damned.

    37. Under the Wagon / Karla Pacheco Creator on

      Thanks so much for all the support everyone! It's been utterly amazing.

      And we will be adding a book 2-pack level very soon! And additional copies will be available for purchase at Topatoco after all the Kickstarter rewards have been fulfilled!

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      fddm on

      If I want to get additional physical copies for my idiot child-having friends*, do I just make additional $20 pledges? How does that work?

      * They are not idiots for having children, they are idiots for being friends with me, a man who plans on using this book as baby-shower presents

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      Helena Hann-Basquiat on

      Congratulations on hitting your mark! Looks hilarious. Can't wait to see it.

    40. Michael Blatherwick

      Reshared! Please everyone keep blasting your social media! WE NEED INSPECTOR PANCAKES!!!

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      James McCarthy on

      Karla!! Cool project :)

      Love the choice verbiage in the pledge levels! Especially the bbq one!

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      I heard about this on A Happy Go Lucky Podcast.
      Fantastic project.