Just a final note to let you know that the digital version of, Secret Cuts: A Very Cherry Mystery, is now available as a Kindle Single on Amazon, and as a printed chapbook through Amazon's print-on-demand provider, CreateSpace. YOU made this happen, so congratulations on being part of the newest trend in literature we have all been hearing so much about these days, e-publishing.
For those of you receiving a chapbook, I've ordered them from CreateSpace and they should be mailed to you within a week or so. If you're receiving a police report or cherry goodies,and if you have emailed me your mailing address, those will be included in the same package as the chapbook.
I had two goals for this project when I began it way back in June; one goal that I did accomplish and one goal that I didn't; or, didn't accomplish completely, anyway.
I wanted to uncover who destroyed all of those young cherry trees and I wanted to experiment with e-publishing a piece of investigative journalism.
Did I name the person or people guilty of the destruction? No. But when you read the piece I think you'll agree that I uncovered information previously unknown to police as well as a pretty solid theory of the crime.
I did get to experiment with e-publishing first hand though, and I believe that it provides tremendous opportunities for writers and readers not previously available within traditional publishing mechanisms. So that part was pretty darn cool.
Other people think so too; for example, the Grand Rapids Public Library. I'll be speaking at the main branch on Library Street on Saturday Oct. 13th at 10 a.m. The topic? Writers & Kickstarter. You are, of course, invited.
I hope you enjoyed being part of this project and that it might inspire you to fund other creative endeavors by Kickstarting writers, artists, filmmakers, etc.
All the best,