WE'RE HALFWAY CURSED! Huzzah!
We've reached 50% of our funding goal!
It's all downhill from here! (No ... wait ... that didn't come out right ...)
I'm afraid it's too late tonight to add the fifth pup to the Pup-O-Meter, but I promise I'll do that tomorrow after work. As my daughter predicted, they've all got their eyes open and some of them are starting to actually walk, stroll, and amble. I'm amazed at how fast the little blighters grow up.
And since I can't offer you puppy cuteness, please enjoy the SPECIAL FIVERR VENDOR VIDEO MESSAGE I commissioned for this very occasion.
Also in celebration of this incredible milestone, I've added a new Sneak Peek Excerpt from Chapter 10 (for backers only) to the Bonus Content page. It's a fun interaction between Will and Jenny, my main characters, and it works well as a stand-alone. Enjoy!
Also, I've unlocked some selected content on the Bonus Content page (including the cover art puzzle, the Tesla Industries digital art, the interactive map of Detroit, and the Fiverr Friday song). I encourage you to share these freely on whatever social media outlets you frequent—this will help build interest and get us to 100%. (Oh, and by the way, if I'm fortunate to overfund, I'll be adding a number of additional rewards at all levels. Just sayin'.)
Finally, I am collecting questions for a PAQ (Puppy-Asked-Questions) video that I will be putting up when I reach 60%. So please send me any questions you have (in the comments, on Facebook, on Twitter, or via email) and I will have the puppies ask them. Interview-by-puppy is an idea who's time has come. I for one am embracing it.
That's it for tonight, my dears. Thank you ALL for your ongoing support!
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All above rewards—plus my own personal working map of 1910 Detroit. This is a color copy of an historical map, mounted on corkboard and professionally framed. Glass-headed map pins, flagged with hand-written place names, show the locations of all the book's Detroit settings—including real ones (like Greektown, the Michigan Central Railway Depot, and the Ford Building) as well ones I made up, such as the fabled Tesla Industries or the demonic Hotel Acheron. Created, signed, and dated by author M.K. Hobson.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012