our origin story

Once upon a time, a long long time ago in February 2019, we were encouraged by the phenomenal Margot Atwell to launch a Kickstarter for our tiny little startup. We decided to take her advice - and it paid off bigtime. This page is dedicated to the people who supported us from before day one and made this project possible. Thanks to them, we're here!

our lovely backers

special thanks to Bethany C Morrow  - our first backer!

@akaTheReader

@sonjastyle

Aaliya

Rachel Abbott

Abby

Joelle Abejar

Dahlia Adler

Adrienne

Vicki Agee

Nurul Ain

Alisa

Stephanie Allen

Garrett Alwert

Cherry-Rose Anderson

Maddie Ardillo

Ariella

Claudie Arseneault

Sylvia Artiga

Margot Atwell

Jennifer Austin

Nefertiti Austin

Avid Young Readers

T. Aydelott

Lexi B (Pizza_Yeti)

Jill Baguchinsky

Brooke Banks

Renee Barrow

Jessica Bay

Becca

Tashie Bhuiyan

Emily Blaeser

Heather Blakely

Katrina Bleckley

Kari Blocker

Terry Bonnette

Lee Breeggemann

V. Bright

Kate Brodeur

Emily Broeffle

Amy Brooks

Rachel Brooks

Amy Brown

Stacy Brown

Lauren Buxton

Alex C.

Emily C

Lauren C.

Matt C

Patrick Cahn

Jennifer Caleshu

Traci-Anne Canada

Kristen Carter

Erin Casey

Ravneel Chand

Cheresse

A. Suiter Clarke

Kelly Karsner Clarke

Rebecca Coffindaffer

Jasmine Collins

Kelly Coon

Elin Cornelia

Mary Crauderueff

Heather Culbertson

Carla Luna Cullen

Laura Cullen

Elayna Mae Darcy

Ronni Davis

Ezra Davis-Araux

A. Day

Natalie DeJonghe

Hannah de Keijzer

Tracy Deonn

Becca Deragisch

Jackie Dever

Jessie Devine

Allison DeVoe

Briana Diaz

Alechia Dow

Sabri Downing

Alessandra Dreyer

Jenn Dugan

Jessi Dunlap

Xavier Duran

Stacey Elizabeth

Em

Emily

R. Eves

LaShawn F

Michelle Falkoff

Rebekah Faubion

Kait Feldmann

Julie Ferguson

Ellie Firestone

Megan Fischer

Cassie Ford

Monique Ford

Kristina Forest

Sarah Fox

Iris K. Foxx

Averill Elisa Frankes

Jen French

Megan Fukumoto

Brigid Gaffikin

Mia Garcia

Tylia Gardner

Sarah Geisler

Jeanne Gervais

Alison Glass

Sarah Hannah Gomez

Kristin L. Gray

Cait Greer

Leona Gregory

Gretchen

Colleen H

Gigit H.

Laura Hakala

Christie O. Hall

Katie Hall

Deb Hawkins

K.C. Held

Carah Helwig

Heather Higgins

Josh Hill

Kate Holiday

HP

Weston L Humphreys

Jennifer Iacopelli

Alex Iantaffi

Bristol Ivy

Irene Iwasaka

donna jae

Jaimi

Amanda Jaquays

Jennifer Jazwinski

Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader

Jenessa

Kelly Johnson

Kim Johnson

Laura Kaye

Abigail Keller

Lea Kelley

Lynne Kelly

Keala Kendall

Megan Kerr

Adib Khorram

KHW

Erin Kinsella

Kyla L. Kirk

Jana Kirkman 

Kishante

Erin Klansek

Tai Klein

Leslie Klemm

Jamie Kramer

Elizabeth L

Jo Ladzinski

Katie Landoll

Geneva Langeland

Martha Laramore-Josey

Cecelia Larsen

Sarah Leach

Meg Leder

Rosey Lee

Victoria Lee

Lauren Sarah Lerner

R.C. Lewis

Lilyana

Alicia Lim

C.J. Listro

Kimberly Lloyd

Kaitlin Lopez

Em Lord

L.S.

Casey Lyall

Sophie M

Diana S. Maag

Ezrael Maher

Mallory

Sheri Malman

Manon

Julia Marino

Stephanie Markham

Janae Marks

Kyrie McCauley

C.L. McCollum

Meghan McCusker

Sarah McGillivray

Sierra McKenzie

Kreshaun McKinney

Lena Melton

Hannah Merchant

Kaylia Metcalfe

Linsey Miller

Shean, Semeicha and Sapphira Mohammed

Olivia Montoya

Kate Moore

Nina Moreno

Brittney Morris

Mary Moser

Philip Moss

neverwhere

Trinh Nguyen

Gabrielle Noe

Katie Nolan

Taylor Noyes

Ari Nussbaum

nyxx

Kris O.

C. O'Brien

Caitlin O'Connell

Elana Roth Parker

Liz Parker

Lana Pattinson

Tina Hobbs Payne

Sarah Perchikoff

Norma Perez-Hernandez

Jenny Perinovic

Jackie Peterson

Lindsey Petrucci

C.W. Phelps

Jennifer Pickrell

Katie May Plank

Andrea Porras

Rory Power

Liz Powers

Sandra Proudman

Shawn Pryor

Aimee R.

Emily R

Shana R.

NoNieqa Ramos

Samantha Randolph

Lauren Ransom

Kymberlyn "The Fountain Pen Diva" Reed

Amanda Reid

Renée Reynolds

Karuna Riazi

RMS Librarian

Keena Roberts

Evan Robertson

Shelly Romero

Maia Rose

Wendy E Rowe

Haley Royce

Paul Ryan

Stacy Ryan

Breanna S.

Jen S.

Suzi S

Ashley Santos

A.J. Sass

Sara Sawczuk

Elizabeth Scarborough

Emily Settle

Ceillie Simkiss

Lauren Simonis-Hunter

Trina L Short

SL

Eric Smith

Phil Stamper

Robin St. Clare

Steve

Lisa Stringfellow

Rachel Strolle

K Strong

Amy H. Sturgis

sunni

Susan

Karin Suter

Lindsay T.

Angela Thomas

Anastasia Thompson

James Tilton

Emily Timbol

Aggie Tjan

Toretha

trase

Triada US Literary Agency

Srinitya Tripuraneni

Tasha Turner

Nicky Tyler

Priscilla Valdez

Jenn Van Haaften

Jamie Vankirk

Kat Veldt

Yvonne Ventresca

Caroline Vericker

Maria Vicente

Katie Vlanich

Katie von Campe

Nora W.

Beth Siekiera Walker

V Walker

Jenniah Warner

Katherine Welsh

Ashley Westmoreland

Hannah F. Whitten

Kayla Wiedmaier

Fran Wilde

Alisa Williams

Iman Williams

Nicole Williams

Jessa Willson

Emily Wilson

Shelly Yost


...and 2 anonymous donors