Michelle Tucker, a Washington, DC based Author, has launched a Kickstarter to fund her latest book project, Hank Was Worried.
Tucker describes the book as “a visually stunning new Children’s Book that approaches Childhood Anxiety through the use of comforting and relatable images.” Tucker’s concern over the rise in Childhood Anxiety prompted her to action. “Kids face more stress than ever in our fast paced society. And some struggle much more than others. If left unresolved, Anxiety can lead to a variety of mental health issues later in life.”
Based on the belief that managing anxiety must involve early intervention, Tucker spoke with experts and conducted focus groups. “I took traditional methods of dealing with Childhood Anxiety, and a few new ones as well, and depicted them via non-threatening characters and beautiful graphics. It makes the concepts easy and fun for young children to remember.”
Kickstarter was Tucker’s “crowdfunding” platform of choice due to their brand familiarity and wide social media reach. Per Kickstarter’s rules, Tucker has a short fundraising window of time, until midnight December 7th, after which she must reach her goal of $11,000.00 USD. If not, she loses her pledges, and will not receive funding.
“Backer” rewards include everything from owning a copy of the book, to designing the backcover or writing the “Forward”. School Assembly Programs focused on Stress Management techniques are available also. “We encourage our Kickstarter ‘Backers’ to share their ideas for battling anxiety, or encourage Mental Health Professionals to list their Practice or Organization in the Resources section of the book.”
Hank Was Worried will be available in book form on Amazon and in various Retailers, and in e-book and audio book formats as well. “Having the e-book and audio book available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes will allow parents, teachers, therapists and social workers to produce Hank and his friends on their Kindle, Tablet, Laptop, or Phone, whenever it is needed to calm anxiety or to use as a teaching tool.”
To learn more, please visit the Hank Was Worried Kickstarter page here:
About Michelle Tucker:
Michelle Tucker is a Washington, D.C. based Author who is passionate about the health and welfare of children. Prior to writing Children’s Books, Tucker had over 12 years of Retail Sales experience selling Children’s Toys and Body Care products to major retailers Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, BuybuyBaby, and more. Tucker was nominated by Cotton Inc. for the “World of Wipes Innovation Award” for Children’s Product Packaging Design. Blending her Sales and Design background, Tucker is confident that Hank Was Worried will be a sought after book, widely distributed to Retailers and Mental Health Professionals worldwide.
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