Free new book on crowd-funding
Hi Tessa fans!
Just a quick update.
Tessalation!is, with your help, getting rave reviews and finding footing within the math educator community. I continue to reach out to math... Read more
Official publication day is July 31! Please review Tessalation! on Amazon
By now all of the books from the original Kickstarter have been shipped. They are being sent MediaMail, and some might still be en route. If you do not receive... Read more
Books are being shipped! Blog tour rolls on...
I am hard at work shipping out the physical copies of Tessalation!,though it is taking longer than I had imagined. Rest assured your book will be in your hands... Read more
This giant pallet of books has arrived! Also, the Tessalation blog tour begins...
Tessa is here!
This giant pallet of books arrived at my house yesterday, and darned it if I wasn't so nervous about its contents I didn't even open it until... Read more
Happy World Tessellation Day!
Today's the day we create a holiday.
There is already some international action going on over on Twitter. If you'd like to be a part of the making of a... Read more
#WorldTessellationDay is coming! OR: The good, the bad, and the unpredictable
Greetings Tessa fans,
First, the good news. There is quite a bit of action going on around this holiday that doesn't exist yet. The Facebook page is up to 220... Read more
Digital rewards coming soon and a chance to join the Tessalation! blog tour
We have the digital file to send to the backers! You can expect to receive your digital rewards by email in the next few days.
Many... Read more
Math Play in the News
One of the biggest surprises of doing this Kickstarter was how it connected me to a world of math educators who advocate math play as a way to connect children's... Read more
A gift to you: The tessellation tutorial from the book has arrived!
Hello Tessa fans!
This is the actual tessellation tutorial that will be in the book. It was made by Jeff Diesburg, my brother-in-law, twin to my husband and an art... Read more
I'm speaking on Twitter today in an official Kickstarter chat
I've been an easy convert to Kickstarter -- already backed half a dozen projects since launching my own. Now Kickstarter is inviting me to an official chat on how to... Read more
The files for Tessalation! are at the printer!
How exciting! The files for Tessalation! are at the printer. Just for fun, I am sharing this image Jeff Diesburg put together for the book's title page. Jeff is an... Read more
Please find your name on the BACKER page and confirm its spelling
I'm getting down to the wire for delivering files to the printer and I still haven't received surveys from some of you. One of the question in the... Read more
We did it! A GIANT thank-you to everyone for a phenomenal month
I spent the last day of this Kickstarter campaign doing #flashmob #tessellation, i.e. snuggling/tessellating with local backers under this hexagon quilt our McMinnville children's librarian, Sam Geary, loaned us.
I... Read more
World Tessellation Day! It is happening June 17
Hello Tessa Fans!
As we move into the last hours -- just 50 left! -- of the Tessalation! campaign, I'm posting a note to you today about World Tessellation Day.... Read more
We're in the home stretch: How to help get the word out in the campaign's last days
Thank you for asking!
Tessalation! has three days left on Kickstarter. This project is funded, so you're definitely getting what you... Read more
Stretch Goal: $10,000 and a Tessalation! Coloring Book
Hello Tessa fans and a hearty WELCOME to new backers!
I've created a stretch goal for the project. It's not a simple decision as I haven't wanted to compromise the... Read more
Coming: Stretch Goals and World Tessellation Day!
I've taken a day or two off since the project got funded. Actually, it wasn't really off, since I've been on deadline for three other projects this week. When it... Read more
Tessalation! is fully funded! AND: We're adding a wholesaler's option
Big news! Tessalation! is fully funded!
What does this mean? Well, for one, it means you're getting those books and rewards, every single one of them! I am over the... Read more
Some backstory on how Tessa became half-Chinese
Tessalation! is really important to me, and not just because I made it.
A couple years ago, when my sister, Ashley, was pregnant, I went looking for mother-baby bonding board... Read more
Happy Pi Day! Here's an image for you to share to celebrate.
Hi Tessa fans,
We are SO CLOSE. Like 89% close. Wasn't that the worst grade to get on a math test? Please help get me out of the 89% range!... Read more
Tessalation! on the radio, self-publishing through Kickstarter and a BIG Thank-you!
I wore my houndstooth jacket (it tessellates!) for my first radio interview about Tessalation! last Friday.
Gotta stay on message, even if no one could hear all that pattern!
This... Read more
1/3 in and 2/3 funded! Tessa in the news and #TessaHikes
Hello Tessa Fans!
Happy to report that we are 2/3 funded! Got a nice little boost yesterday. Welcome on board, new backers. I'm thrilled to see your names come through... Read more
We're over halfway there!
Big hug to all of you Tessa fans!
We are already over 50% and we're only on the fifth day!
I wanted to share some things I've learned these first... Read more
We added a global option!
Hello Tessa Fans,
We're at 40% funded already!
It's a big world, with a lot of readers. We added a global reward for potential backers who have asked for it,... Read more
Happy World Book Day! Help spread the word about Tessa!
My hands are about falling off from all of the typing I've been doing, but I couldn't let this day pass without reaching out.
Tessalation! is already 39% funded and... Read more
What a great first day on Kickstarter!
How amazing was yesterday? I had a goal of getting to that critical 20% needed to show social proof for these projects, and WE DID IT!
Tessalation! raised $1,450 in... Read more