A Fairytale For Our Fairy Princess

$14,356 of $20k goal

Raised by 134 people in 15 months
Marc Clark  NEW YORK, NY


Pre-Order my new Fairytale "The Princess & The Parakeet" and $5 goes to pediatric cancer research.
Help bring a real Princess' fairy tale to life...
Hi, my name is Marc Clark. I want to tell you about an amazing little girl named Brooke Hester. She was one of the young Cancer Patients who helped me put together my book "The Royal Fables". We became good friends, and when I visited her at Sloan Kettering last Summer, she asked me to write a story for her, "The Princess & The Parakeet". So I did; fashioning the book's heroine after this hopeful, little cowgirl who'd changed my life.
But Princess Brooke passed away before I could finish it.
I'm finishing it now: putting the final touches to a story filled with magic and adventure; bringing on designers and printers to help me create hardcover book inspired by the imagination of a little girl.
I need your help to do that. Pre-order the book for as little at $10 (details on donating are below) and, together, we really can make a fairytale come true.
This isn't a story about sickness, it's a fable filled with magic and humor, sorcerers and giants; a celebration of true Princess who changed the world around her by keeping hope alive - Brooke's spirit shines bright on every page.
With your help we can create something Brooke would be proud of: a beautifully designed hardcover book - a keepsake.
Designing, formatting and publishing a hardcover book is expensive, especially when you're a self-published author. In order to make the book affordable, I'll need to order thousands of copies from the printer - that's where you come in. Pre-Order your book Now! $5 will be donated to Brooke's Foundation:   www.BrookesBlossoms.org

The story is written and with editors now. (By the way, I used the names of Brooke's family members for the other characters in the book.) As soon as we have a finished manuscript, I plan to hire content and cover designers to give this special story the attention to detail that it deserves. There are no garauantees in self-publishing but I'm hoping to have books ready to ship at the beginning of the summer.


We need YOU to partner with us in order to take this to the next level, but I want you to know that we're doing our part: a few of my dear friends/partners and I are on social media day and night spreading the word about Brooke and the Book.  We are finishing up the "Fairytale Book Tour" - traveling throughout Southern California, 6 cities in Texas, Pennsilvania, and finally New York City, where we shared Brooke's story with over 3,000 children in schools and hospitals. I met some wonderful and talented Princes and Princesses on my journey. It's been a HUGE undertaking, but one that I believe is worth every effort. I hope you do as well, and that I can count on you for your help and support.

Please, help us make a fairy tale come to life for a real Princess.

If you'd like to read a FREE fable and find out more, please visit my website: www.TheFablesKingdom.com
Feel free to write me with any questions or comments - or just to gab on the TALK TO MARC page: www.TheFablesKingdom.com/contact.php)
Thank you all for all you do - Marc


*The Royal Fables: Stories From the Princes & Princesses of the Texas Children's Hospital, is an award-winning collection of short stories. All the proceeds from the sale of the book go to fund pediatric brain cancer research. 
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Update 14
Posted by Marc Clark
7 days ago
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I just received the proof of The Princess & The Parakeet.
I know it's been a long road for everyone; I appreciate your patience and support throughout this journey. I hope you'll be as proud of this endeavor as I am.
'Love you all,
Mar Clark
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Update 13
Posted by Marc Clark
3 months ago
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We're a week away from The Princess & The Parakeet going to print.
Thank you for your support and patience.
May I do you proud.
Love,
Marc
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Update 12
Posted by Marc Clark
4 months ago
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Dear Donors,
I’ve finished The Princess & The Parakeet (again).
I was hoping to have it edited, proofed, printed, and shipped for the Holidays, but it looks like it’ll be in the New Year.
The story and book have changed a bit. It’s now a Young Adult Fairytale Fantasy. Princess Brooke goes through a lot more and ends up as a strong, warrior Princess. The dangers are bit more dangerous, the monsters are a bit more frightening.
I’m going to do a small printing of the book for you all and to sell in schools. I won’t be marketing it for the general public - not right now, anyway. I’m going to try to get an agent and publisher for the book. Whatever happens to the book, you will all have a Limited First Edition of The Princess & The Parakeet.
Nothing I have ever done has meant more to me than this book. I’ve never put more of my time or more of my heart. I hope you will love it as much as I do.
If anyone would like to read a few chapters or the unfinished manuscript, I’d be happy to share a digital copy.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
I’m grateful to every one of you.
Your friend,
Marc
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Update 11
Posted by Marc Clark
7 months ago
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Hello Donors,
I wanted to thank you for being so patient about the delivery of The Princess & The Parakeet.
I was a few edits away from sending the book off to the printers in time to get your copies out during September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. In an effort to make sure I was delivering a book that we can be proud of, I asked some people who are much smarter than me (there's quite a few of them) for their opinion... They believe that there's more I can do.
I'm sorry, but I have to ask you to be patient awhile longer.
I'll email all of you with more details.
Thank you,
Marc Clark

(If you don't receive an email from me today - Monday - please let me know.)
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Nancy Goodman
7 days ago

I hope no-one will donate more than $20, the cost of a hardback book. This is not fundraising in good faith.

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Anne Huibregtse
10 months ago

I like #2. I agree with Evonne, it looks more like Brooke, and more like a little girl.

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Evonne Luddeke
10 months ago

Love #2. It is bright and colorful and I think more like Brooke :)

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Janet Heineman Sutter
12 months ago

I would love one of these books but won't be able to order until next month, will there be a way to order it later as well?

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$14,356 of $20k goal

Raised by 134 people in 15 months
Created January 28, 2016
$10
Entry Level
A Pre-Release copy (file) of The Princess & The Parakeet E-Book
$15
Squire Level
Entry Level Benefits PLUS a Pre-Release copy (file) of The Princess & The Parakeet Audio Book (multiple formats available)
$25
Royal Level
Squire Level Benefits PLUS The Princess & The Parakeet Hardcover Book is Yours! ($5 to Brooke's Blossom Foundation) *Includes S&H
$35
Royal Court
Royal Level Benefits PLUS the Author, Marc Clark, will personally autographed your copy of the The Princess & The Parakeet Hardcover book.
$50
Majesty Court
Royal Court Level Benefits PLUS a copy (file) of The Princess Fables E-Book, and a paperback copy of The Princess Fables personally autographed by the Author
$75
Knighthood
Majesty Court Level Benefits PLUS Marc will add a Personalized Icon with YOUR NAME inscribed, on the “Majesty’s Wall of Gratitude”, on his website
$250
Lady or Lord
Knight of the Fables Kingdom Level Benefits PLUS the Author will write a personal "Thank You" to YOU on the “Page of Gratitude” printed in every book
$350
Regent Level
Lady or Lord Level Benefits PLUS 5 (five) Autographed Copies of The Princess & The Parakeet donated to a U.S. institution of YOUR CHOICE with YOUR NAME as donor
$500
Advisor Level
12 of 12 left
Help Pick The Name of a Character in one of the author’s upcoming stories - limited to 6 boys and 6 girls.
$1,000
Royal Counselor
Marc Clark Will Skype with You, your classroom, party or group. (Includes 10 autographed copies of The Princess & The Parakeet)
$1,500
Prince/Princess
5 of 6 left
Create a Prince or Princess Story Idea With Marc Clark for one of his future fables (your name will appear in his book)
$2,500
King or Queen
3 of 4 left
Marc Clark visits you Personally. He'll join your party, come to your school, or any approved location. Hand delivering to you 40 autographed copies of P&P
MB
$50
Madelaine Burgess
6 days ago
SD
$50
Shari Dunham
25 days ago
TM
$50
Terry Mitchell
3 months ago

Micaela Bensko is my "best friend" in the world (and sister). If she's with YOU, I'm with YOU too. Go, Go, GO...Make it happen. My best, Sweet T

$25
Micaela Bensko
3 months ago

Marc, you inspire to no end. May your own fairytale continue to bring hope to all.

CG
$25
Crystal Grimm
7 months ago
TH
$250
Taffy & Scot Harlan
7 months ago
HF
$10
Holly Feuer-Geller
7 months ago
$50
Lars Fuchs
7 months ago

Good luck!

JK
$25
Jane Kriegel
8 months ago
KD
$35
Kimberly Davis
8 months ago
Nancy Goodman
7 days ago

I hope no-one will donate more than $20, the cost of a hardback book. This is not fundraising in good faith.

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Anne Huibregtse
10 months ago

I like #2. I agree with Evonne, it looks more like Brooke, and more like a little girl.

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Evonne Luddeke
10 months ago

Love #2. It is bright and colorful and I think more like Brooke :)

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Janet Heineman Sutter
12 months ago

I would love one of these books but won't be able to order until next month, will there be a way to order it later as well?

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