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The Tale of St. Picklas is a new Christmas classic! Welcome to a distopian world of Christmas miracles! Read more

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The Tale of St. Picklas is a new Christmas classic! Welcome to a distopian world of Christmas miracles!

About this project

Book is Completed – Project goal is to have printed books available for next Christmas!

I have had this book on Amazon as an ebook for Kindle for a few months. I have been so surprised at how popular it has become in such a short time, with a large quantity of downloads. I need some funds to get the book printed so that dads and moms will have this classic tale to read to their kids each Christmastime! My estimation and goal is that St Picklas will become an annual tradition, albeit a cult classic. Here’s your chance to help, and to receive a first edition, and first printing!

Here is a sample of the Christmas card you will receive with a pledge of $5 or more.

I love Christmas and my family is very over the top when it comes to celebrating and decorating for the holidays. I love the feelings, the smells, the tastes and the music and all of the amazing the decorations! The wonder of Christmas is amazing. St. Picklas has been a really fun project, I really tried to infuse those magical elements of Christmas into the illustrations. The video does not show the pages included with the text for the story. 

Here is a sample of the pickle bottle sticker included with a pledge of $10 or more.

Ever since I was a little boy I've wanted to write and illustrate books and the basic idea of St. Picklas came to me in High School. It's taken me forever to actually make the book. I have other books that I've written and started to illustrate but this is my first complete project and I really hope I can get it off the ground in order for me to get some motivation to complete my other projects.

*** SPECIAL THANKS to virtuoso Brad Ovard for his guitar rendition of "Good King Wenceslas"!***

BONUS EXTRAS new content updated from past St. Picklas attempts:

http://maroonbeard.com/?page_id=118

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    A big thank you in an email.

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    Free ebook copy of the completed book

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    Free ebook copy of the completed book ~and~ a blank St. Picklas Christmas card for you to mail to someone.

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    Free ebook copy of the completed book and a signed St. Picklas Christmas card ~and~ a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker.

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    Free printed copy of the completed book ~and~ a signed St. Picklas Christmas card ~and~ a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker.

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    Two free printed copies of the completed book ~and~ a signed St. Picklas Christmas card ~and~ a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker.

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    Free signed copy of the printed book and a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker ~and~ your name printed in the Thank You page of the book, ~and~ ebook copy of the completed book ~and~ a signed St. Picklas Christmas card.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

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    Free signed copy of the printed book ~and~ 3 additional copies of the printed book ~and~ a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker ~and~ your name in the Thank You page of the book, ~and~ ebook copy of the completed book ~and~ a signed St. Picklas Christmas card.

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    A personalized version of the book with your name on stockings and presents in the background ~and~ 10 additional printed copies for family and friends ~and~ a St. Picklas Christmas ornament ~and~ your name in the Thank You page of the book ~and~ ebook copy of the completed book ~and~ a signed St. Picklas Christmas card ~and~ a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker.

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    A signed, hand drawn, original color picture of St. Picklas and a personalized version of the book with your name on stockings and presents in the background ~and~ 15 additional printed copies for family and friends and a St. Picklas Christmas ornament ~and~ your name in the Thank You page of the book ~and~ PDF copy of the completed book ~and~ a signed St. Picklas Christmas card ~and~ a St. Picklas pickle bottle sticker. ~and~ my unlimited, flabbergasted gratitude! WOW!

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Funding period

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