Kids' time-travel novella seeks Kickstarting

Jason Horn, creator of the Ninjasaur webcomic, is looking to Kickstart the funds to print an illustrated kids' novella about time travel:

Kathryn the Crononaut is a all-ages novella (short novel) that seeks to introduce kids to advanced scientific theories in a fun, entertaining manner. Kathryn O’Riley is a smart, idealistic sixth-grader who decides to use her science fair project to declare that she will dedicate her life to someday creating time travel. She announces to the world that her future self will arrive the day of the fair to demonstrate the scientific breakthrough she will eventually make. Can one science fair change the world, especially if “Future Kathryn” doesn’t show up?

With the help of her parents, her best friend Holly, and her grumpy old science teacher, Kathryn learns that inspiring her classmates could have just as much of an impact as actually creating time travel.

Kathryn the Crononaut (Thanks, Jason!)


  1. I think you mentioned at least once that you’re pals with the Amazon people, but please: stop all this free advertising for Amazon’s cash cow, Kickstarter.

    Alternatively, at least also start mentioning projects hosted on the less-sucky crowdfunding solutions – the ones that accept payment systems other than Amazon’s, that accept projects from outside the US, that don’t prevent projects getting funded if they don’t hit the target, etc.

    I ask this, because I’ve found that management I’ve approached begging them to use better solutions, have insisted that they must use the potentially-suicidal Kickstarter, rather than alternatives, because “nobody’s heard of the others”.

    You have the power to let people know about other crowdfunding sites. You have the power to use the word “crowdfunding” instead of “kickstarter” in your headlines.

    Why should Kickstarter get all the press, when it’s one of the worst?

    1. Can you be a bit more informative? Maybe list a few funding sites you like, with their pros/cons?

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