The Dark Lord and the Seamstress – KICKSTARTER!

The Dark Lord and the Seamstress by J.M. Frey Illustrations by Jennifer Vendrig

Illustrated love story told in verse about the importance of looking beyond someone’s (poorly dressed) exterior and into their heart.


The goal: $5,000 The reason: to help fund and offset the book marketing, paying the creatives involved, and printing costs.

What is it?

The Dark Lord and the Seamstress is an unconventional love story told in verse. The finished product will be a picture book with a full colour cover, filled with beautiful black and white drawings illustrating a fun, romantic poem.

The book is suitable for kids, though it does have some dark humour.

Original interior art by Jennifer Vendrig

Original interior art by Jennifer Vendrig

This book has been in development for twelve years! But now illustrator Jennifer Vendrig and I are ready to share the story – and her gorgeous artwork – with you and your family!

The Dark Lord, a brooding demon from the depths, is tired of being the butt of all the devils’ jokes for his outdated wardrobe. When he invites the world’s most famous Seamstress to Hell to make him some new threads, he doesn’t expect to be struck by love at first sight. Now he has to figure out how to convince her to marry him and stay and Hell forever… and the Seamstress has to try to figure out how to convince him that it’s a terrible idea!

It’s the perfect gift to bring into your geeky family, and is a lovely story about looking for the good heart beneath the (style-deficient) surface for people of all ages.

The Perks

Query and manuscript critiques, personal serenades, a ringtone recorded by Ed The Sock, custom etched glassware, poems printed on scarves, commissioned art, and a ‘tea’ party personally hosted by yours truly! Check out the perks list for everything!

The Stretch Perks

J.M. Frey has a new novel coming out, playfully hashtagged #EpicFeministFantasyNovel. If the campaign reaches $6,000, she will announce the name of the new novel_ and_ post the entirety of the first chapter online for free!

For every subsequent $1,000 we raise, then she will post another chapter. (Hey, that means if the stretch goals get to $40k, everyone will get the whole book for free! How cool is that?!)

Interested in helping out? Head over to the kickstarter page and check it out!

JM FreyThe Dark Lord and the Seamstress – KICKSTARTER!