Kickstarter Backers (2010)
Haunting Miss Trentwood would not exist without a very special website known to many creative persons as “Kickstarter.”
Kickstarter is an online pledging community that supports creative projects. It’s a simple process, really…
- Apply to have your project funded.
- Receive approval.
- Put up a project page with a zippy video, project description, and suggested pledge amounts.
- Market your butt off to encourage project backers.
It’s kind of like a modern version of artist patronage. Fifty people in this crazy, mixed up world decided Haunting Miss Trentwood was a project worth pledging money to support. For their pledges, they received different rewards.
Why did I use Kickstarter, when I already have a book out and a small readership? Because I needed the venture capital. I am making my books a business, and with my luck, my ganky old car broke down the month I was going to throw money at the venture.
Using Kickstarter was a lot of work regardless, but it was a lot of fun. Certain pledge groups were promised to have their name showcased on the website, and here they are! To see the remaining project backers, refer to the acknowledgments section of Haunting Miss Trentwood.
I would be remiss to let you think there weren’t more supporters of Haunting Miss Trentwood. These people contributed above and beyond, and are listed in the back of the book. They did not ask for additional recognition, but I’m happy to do it anyway!
Adrienne Dye, Allison Cooke, Andrew Selig, Angie Nelson, Ava Misseldine, Bobak Kechavarzi, Brandon Stephens, Brittani White, Caitlin Boyle, Caitlin O’Sullivan, Casey M Addy, Cathy Windle, Chris Basham, Cindy Gildersleeve, Ebiji Akah, Erica LeMaster, Evangeline Holland, Geoffrey Stetson, Guy Jacks, Hailey Anderson, Heiko Maiwand, Jackie Akah, Jacqueline Abreo, James M Turner, Jay Steele, Jennifer Center, Jeremy Center, John Wayne Hill, Julie Hoopes, Kate Logan, Mark Kroll, Linda Jackson, Lorelei Kelly, Lynn S. Dombrowski, Matt Edwards, Moe Rafiuddin, Nikki Lemon, Nina Onesti, Robert J. McCarter, Robert Kariuki, Susannah Jane, Suzy Turner, and William Malinowski
Web Presence-Only Backers: Anna Eaglin, Burr Walker, Joe Yelochan, Anne Hartley, Nathan Hessler