Stick a fork in it! We are DONE!
Well folks, that's it! The Kickstarter for THE WARLOCK'S CURSE is over ... and thanks to you, we have not only met but significantly exceeded our funding goal. Once again ... thank you. From the bottom of my heart.
Within the next week or so, you will be receiving a Backer Survey via email. When you get this, please fill it out and return it promptly, as the information collected thereby will ensure that I send you the correct reward items, as well as get your name right in the acknowledgements.
And then ... I get down to work. I've got three short stories and a novella to finish, in addition to prepping THE WARLOCK'S CURSE for publication and drafting THE UNSTEADY EARTH.
You can expect to see the first short story ("The Wunderkammer of Don Gonzalo") posted electronically sometime in June, with subsequent stories following in July and August. I'll shoot for having the novella finished and posted in September ... and then the book itself (as well as the chapbook) will be ready in October.
The rest of the physical swag will go out in early October (when I send out the books.) If you've ordered one of the first edition hardcovers, your package may take a little longer to arrive as they will take a little longer to produce. If you have any concerns, please message me and we'll work it out.
But ... but ... I will miss the puppies!
I know, I know. I'm already starting to miss the puppies myself, even though we still have them for a couple more weeks. Having puppies is a heartbreaking endeavor. But I will keep posting videos about their progress, which you can see if you follow my YouTube channel.
And what about your awesome trip to Detroit?
If you want to follow Nora and I on our research trip to Detroit later this summer, just keep your eye on my Website, where we will be blogging the whole shebang. As a matter of fact, from here on out, if you want updates on just about anything related to this project, you'll probably find them there.
And that's it!
This has been a thrilling ride. Thank you all for taking it with me. Your support is a vote of confidence in my ability as a storyteller—and it's both inspiring and terrifying. I will do my best to live up to your belief in me, with this book and with all the rest that are yet to come.
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