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A YA, sword & sorcery fantasy novel!
A YA, sword & sorcery fantasy novel! Now available on Amazon, B&N, Gumroad and More!
A YA, sword & sorcery fantasy novel! Now available on Amazon, B&N, Gumroad and More!
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Hen & Chick: The Marauders' Island

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Hen & Chick: The Marauders’ Island is the story of Azria, a mage of the tropical island of Miz. When her mother, Captain Apzana of the Hen & Chick asks her to join her crew, Azria jumps at the chance for adventure. But their first mission may be more than Azria can handle when her mother asks her for the impossible: to raise an island banished beneath the waves by Miz' most infamous mage, Iyzani. If Azria can undo the magic used to sink the island, the treasure of a thousand shores will be theirs for the taking.

When Iyzani reveals herself to Azria, her message is clear: leave the island where it is. But Azria must unravel a piece of history which ensnares her country, her mother and the misdeeds of mages before her. Can Azria undo the revenge, loss and heartache in the magic Iyzani has used? Find out in HEN & CHICK: THE MARAUDERS' ISLAND!

Get the first chapter of Hen & Chick: The Marauders' Island for FREE HERE

Where Is The Money Going?

  • $1,500 Editing and proofing 
  • $500 Cover artwork and cover design 
  • $1,500 Reward fulfillment 
  • $500 Taxes, Fees, WTF Money - Because Stuff always happens.

First Stretch Goal: $5,000 - Six coloring pages, each one done by a different amazing artist! All backers will get these six pages as a downloadable file, to print off as many times as you like. 

Our first artist line up is:

We have a few more stretch goals planned; we’ll reveal the lineup for the next 6 coloring pages on Day 7 or when the first stretch goal is hit, whatever comes first. Hey now, gotta have some surprises!

Second Stretch Goal: $6,000 - 6 more coloring pages from six more artists! Every backer will get all 12 pages as a downloadable file! 

Third Stretch Goal: $7,000 - ???????????? - LOCKED

Fourth Stretch Goal $9,000 - ????????????? - LOCKED

Cover Art by Mildred Louis

Cover Design by Mel Ujimori

Layout by chrisanthropic studios

Custom Soap by Paintbox Soapworks

Enamel Pin Design by Robin Kaplan

Risks and challenges

The book is completed, edited and currently being proofed. The cover is done and designed. In anticipation of the Kickstarter, we have been in contact with a slew of talented people for months, counting and planning for the launch of the Kickstarter. Our large, dry basement is ready to receive orders. I have protein shakes.

That being said, things happen. Orders get lost in the mail. The more companies you order from, the more likely something goes wrong. Shipping adds up quick. When dealing with small companies and freelancers, personal issues and troubles can cause delays. Our small team is prepared to make sure all rewards are fulfilled and are more than happy to let our backers know what is happening each step of the way. We believe in making things right, not making excuses. We’ve run three Kickstarters before for books and comics, so we’re well aware of what might come our way and will take damage ourselves to make sure you get your books and extras!

Hen & Chick is important to us, and we want to get this awesome, diverse YA novel into your hands as well as all the cool stuff you are helping us make!

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    AHOY! Just want to back a bit for now? You get a coloring page and the first chapter of Hen & Chick to see if you like it!

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    DELIVERED BY MAGIC: A digital copy of HEN & CHICK: The Marauders' Island. Epub, mobi and pdf.

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    CREW MEMBER: A softcover copy of HEN & CHICK: The Marauders' Island, and all the previous awards.

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    FIRST MATE: A hardcover copy of HEN & CHICK: The Marauders' Island, and everything in the DELIVERED BY MAGIC tier

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    CAPTAIN: Keep up with Azria's adventure! A year subscription to Hen & Chick, powered by Gumroad. Every month you will receive a new chapter of Hen & Chick: Book 2 delivered to your inbox. You also get everything in the FIRST MATE tier!

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    A MAGE OF MIZ: An enamel pin! A special bar of soap! And everything in the CAPTAIN tier!

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