I've gotten several emails from people who didn't find this campaign until after it ended. To my great surprise, even after we funded the project, several of them have contacted me to ask if they can still contribute to the cause.
And the answer is: Absolutely! I'm the author of this project, but I'm also the Head Publisher at Consortium Books and the President of the parent company, Consortium, Inc. (who you'll see is listed as the owner of this project).
More Where this Came From
Consortium Books is a tiny publishing house, but we've got some incredible talent and even more ambition. Our goal is to publish a feature novel every month in 2012. 3-6 of those novels will be mine (including the final book in the Dragonprince trilogy, in June), but all the others are by authors I've coached or studied with directly, and whose books I really believe in.
Our plan is to run a 30-day KickStarter campaign like this one for each book. In other words, we'll have some campaign running all the time. We don't expect any of our contributors to pitch in for every single one, but there will always be an opportunity to support the cause.
And I promise you, I'll be just as personally grateful for your contributions to any of those other campaigns as I will be to the ones for my books. If you want to support me (and help me quit my day job), contributing to Joshua Unruh's campaign absolutely does that.
Our Next Campaign
So! Please allow me to introduce Joshua Unruh! He's a talented novelist with a vast exposure to adventure stories in every genre, and an extraordinarily eclectic catalog of works-in-progress. His first published work is going to be a young-adult spy-fi adventure called
TEEN Agents in The Plundered Parent Protocol.
It's funny, it's exciting, and the 13-year-old heroines are incredibly cool characters. Check it out.
(If you really wanted to contribute to the Dragonswarm directly, you can make a contribution to that project and send me a message through KickStarter to let me know. I'll even let you pick a reward from the Dragonswarm set. We can get that worked out.)