Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lost & Found in Como Park :: Kevin Hendricks' new project

Como Zoo Mold-a-Rama Figures

Kevin Hendricks has a new project... and wants your help to write a novel.

The novel is called Lost & Found in Como Park and it will tell the story of John, a 29-year-old computer programmer by night and nanny for his niece and nephew by day. John has a deep connection to nearby Como Park in St. Paul, Minn., and turns there as he's re-evaluating his life.

That's as much as I can tell you because Kevin is writing it during National Novel Writing Month.

The narrative will be closely tied to the real locations and history of Como Park, including some historical asides that are as firmly based on fact as possible. The story will refer to a many of the locations in Como Park, specifically the memorial bricks along the exterior walkways of the Conservatory, as well as the the Mold-a-Rama (see above) and collectible penny machines in the Zoo.

Watch this video for more:



...then go here and back him up.

I've backed him for $15 because (a) I love the idea... I'm a huge fan of my local park - Strathclyde Park - and am eager to see the story unfold; (b) I enjoy Kevin's writing and want to encourage him as best I can; and (c) I really want a Mold-a-Rama ape ;-)

I hope he meets his target.

Tx
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