PRLog - April 16, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Billed “a Kickstarter campaign for lovers of the darkest tales,” Hofmann developed the idea for the campaign to draw attention to the critical role crowd funding sites play in developing art and culture. “Crowd funding sites have been making it possible for creative people all over the world to fund amazing projects,” Hofmann said. To date, Kickstarter has funded almost 60,000 projects with just over one billion dollars in pledges from approximately 6 million total backers.
Hofmann, a life-long writer and author of Helena, a young adult fiction book, specializes in horror, adventure, fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction writing. He wrote The Bird Room over the past five years and chose only the most impactful stories for the collection. One of the first reviewers, Melissa Fleischer, commented, “You used some great descriptive language…I do really like the genre of your stories.”
“Anytime I can be sucked in and my emotions are right there with my main character I know I will enjoy it. This (hopefully series) really will tug at your heart,” said independent critic Ashleigh Bouchard of Hofmann’s work.
The Virginia-based author added, “The book is written and ready for publication. It has been tested on multiple readers who have been thrilled with the writing. Now all it needs are the funds.” His fundraising goal, $7,000 by May 12, was developed to cover the costs of printing, artwork, marketing, and distribution in both paperback and hardcover editions.
Once the Kickstarter goal has been reached, the book will be globally launched and available in July of 2014.