The Bark Minder Project (from Mark Binder)

is creating unexpected books, fiction, stories and spoken word

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- You'll get all the digital stories (audio and print) as soon as it's ready for release — before the general public.

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Whenever we release a softcover book, you'll get a signed and numbered copy.

Softcover plus digital
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When we release a softcover book, you'll get a signed and numbered copy.

You'll also get the digital only editions as they are released.




Your patronage will bring books and stories into the world

     Remember the thrill of discovering an author? Or finding an out of print book by someone you enjoy?
     What if you could be part of the journey? You're not here by accident. 

The Bark Minder Project is a new take on an old paradigm

     I write a lot. At last count I had more than 20 books and collections of stories for print, audio and digital. I also perform as a storyteller for children, families and adults*.
     But in late 2017, I murdered my inner censor and began developing work that wasn't always child safe. Sometimes I've pushed boundaries and buttons. Sometimes the story is sweet and heartwarming. 
     My goal is to take readers and listeners on an unexpected and worthwhile journey. Sometimes a vignette speaks to the moment. Others stories are timeless. 

Always, as you finish the last page, I hope you'll say, "That was good. I wish there was more."

     As a Bark Minder Project Patron, you'll get more. You'll be the first to read and hear these stories. You'll get limited editions and signed copies. On average, I release a complete or two books a year. Shorter pieces come out more frequently. (See Patreon notes below. There may be rewards like postcards and stickers too. Sometimes you'll get previews. You'll definitely get bonus tracks. Sometimes I'll ask your advice -- or take your requests. 

Limited Editions… advance copies… get the story before everyone else.

     You'll be able to pick from hardcover, softcover, and digital releases. You'll get invitations to performances.
     You'll get the satisfaction of being part of the creation process as both a patron and a reader or listener.

Please click the "Become a Patron" button… 

And be the next to read and hear what's next

Some covers of previously published work... 

The Bark Minder Project is an effort to create work that speaks to today, and falls outside (and inside) the gentle boundaries.
Bark Minder
is the alter-ego for Mark Binder, a somewhat well-known children's author and storyteller.
*What's a storyteller? Think an in-person cross between Roald Dahl, Mother Goose, and (pre #metoo) Garrison Keillor with a bit of Grimms thrown in.

Thanks again for your support!

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