“The Princess Who Saved Herself” children’s book Kickstarter enters its second and final week!

Last Wednesday, Jonathan Coulton and I launched a Kickstarter to print hardcovers of The Princess Who Saved Herself, a children’s book based on Jonathan’s classic song.

The book tells the story of Gloria Cheng Epstein Takahara de la Garza Champion, an awesome princess who lives with her pet snake and plays rock ‘n’ roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensue, all showcasing determination, bravery, and understanding. The gorgeous art is by Takeshi Miyazawa and colorist Jessica Kholinne and the letters by Simon Bowland.


Our backers have blown our minds, hitting our first funding goal within six hours on the first day. They then hit our $50,000 stretch goal, which will allow us to make a digital Princess Who Saved Herself Activity Book, full of fun mazes, word searches, images for coloring, and drawing and storytelling projects, which will be delivered as a PDF to all backers.


Now we’re working towards our $70,000 stretch goal, which will unlock a digital Princess Who Saved Herself script book, which will contain multiple outlines and script drafts and provide “Making Of” commentary by yours truly showing how we put the book together.

Finally, we’ve also launched a Teespring T-shirt campaign so folks can get the PWSH tees they never knew they needed!


The Kickstarter ends around 10 am ET on Wednesday, March 25. Please do check it out, and feel free to spread the word, if you’re so inclined!

I hope you’ll get a kick out of it and thank you for your consideration.