Seven Days Left!
It also struck me... If everyone on my Facebook "friends" list sent in $10, the whole thing would be funded, and then some! That would be cool, plus I think it would be funny to have a "thanks to" page with over 700 names on it.
So, to all my backers (hereafter referred to as my angels), thank you! Repost the link, show your facebook friends and twitter followers, and let everyone know that you're lending support, and that they should too! It doesn't have to be much, but every little bit counts.
So far, we have only one person who pledged enough to have the character named after him/her, and he/she left the name anonymous. What does that mean? I can either have an unnamed character, or I can, through my weasle-like powers of awesomeness, discover this person's identity. Or, I can nod with great thanks and just name the character whatever comes to mind. I'm open to suggestions.
And so, I'm off to continue writing the saga of Stanley Cooper. Seven days. Can we make it? I hope so! Thanks much!
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You'll have my undying gratitude and the proud feeling that you helped keep literature alive!
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At this level, you'll get your name mentioned, in print, in the book itself in the "Special Thanks" section of the book.
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Here, you'll get your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the book, plus a copy of it, signed by the author, when it comes out in early 2012.
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All of the above, PLUS copies of VERMIN and PAGES, books one and two of the Stanley Cooper Chronicles, signed by the author.
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Now we're getting to the good stuff, aren't we? For a backing pledge of $1000, you achieve immortality (sort of)! You will have a character in the book named after you, which will be around for the world to see from that point on! Of course, the character will die horribly, but then you'll be able to say that you died in one of the Stanley Cooper books! How cool is that?! You'll also get a limited edition t-shirt, signed by the author, that tells the world that your namesake met his or her demise in The Stanley Cooper Chronicles!
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At this level, you will get all of the above, the limited-edition t-shirt signed by the author, AND a personal five-minute phone call from the author who will then gush and express his undying gratitude toward you.
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This is the big one, the whole banana. For sponsorship at this level, you get the entire Stanley Cooper series FOR LIFE (which means whenever a new one is completed, you get one off the first stack that appears, however many books there turns out to be), signed by the author. You also get the special limited edition t-shirt, the character named after you (who dies horribly), and an in-person reading and signing with the author! He'll fly out to your home town (continental US only) where he'll participate in a reading and signing for you and your friends. He'll even wear his kilt, if you like. Note: There is no limit to this reward. If five people pledge this amount, five people get a visit. if only one, that that's the lucky person. I consider myself lucky to get even one, so there you have it.
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