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By Will Arbaugh
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THE INTERVIEW HAS BEEN POSTED IN TRANSCRIPT FOR (cause my tech is faulty) HERE

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The Reliquary is home to two very different kinds of residents.

When he first inherited the job of building maintenance man from his Great Uncle, Simon was delighted to discover that the entire top floor of the building was populated with supernatural creatures, but ten years later that enchantment has turned into annoyance.        

There’s Lou, the foul mouthed werewolf who seems to live to antagonize him, Vincent, a centuries old vampire who is their strangely calm leader, Boris, Simon’s lizard like best friend, leprechauns, squid folk, and a work crew of gremlins who are constantly tinkering with things they shouldn't.  

Basically, Simon lives at the circus and wants nothing more than to run away and join real life.  He wants a normal existence and thinks he’s found a normal girl to share it with named Cassie.            

Just when things start going well for him in that arena, all hell predictably breaks loose.

Unbeknownst to Simon, there are darker and more powerful things sleeping below “The Reliquary” that are a threat to both the normal and the supernatural residents.  When one of those creatures awakens, Simon has to decided who he is, what he’s willing to die for, and has to deal with the fact that he may not be as normal as he thinks he is.

“The Reliquary” is a tale three years in the making that I have loved creating and know that you’ll love reading.  A sample chapter may be found HERE.  I’m inviting you to be a part of the story by backing this Kickstarter and bringing it to life.  I’ve gone the traditional route, submitting it to agents and the big publishers, but only heard “Hey, it sounds like a great story, but we have no idea how to market it in the current climate” which basically means “If it’s not like Hunger Games don’t bother.”  So, I turn to you, dear Backer, to help make this a reality.

The good news is, it’s done.  The text has been poured over, lovingly coaxed into being, and brutally edited by some of my most critical friends and relations.  This is not some hypothetical project that I want to do, it’s done.  

What it needs is to get published.  Working with the independent publishing company Brass Frog Bookworks, all it is going to take is five thousand dollars.  Initially I was going to rely on selling my plasma to make it happen, but I figured this would be a less invasive route.  Here’s a handy pie chart to let you know where that five thousand is going to go.

42% of the $5000 budget is dedicated to pre-production.  This includes two rounds of professional editing, cover design, and all the other steps needed to bring the book into a printable and eBook format.

34% of the budget which is the actual printing costs.  

Them there is the 5-10% fee for just using Kickstarter.  

The final 14% is dedicated to the “God Only Knows” portion of the budget.  In printing, as with any other endeavor, surprises can pop up that go beyond our planning.  If everything runs smoothly and we don’t need this 14% of the budget I plan to do everything I can to grease the wheels and get my novel to you even sooner.

If all goes well The Reliquary could be a physical, hard copy, bound and covered and digital reality by July.

Naturally, we have a good number of reward tiers offering everything from your name on the acknowledgements page, to digital copies, physical copies, signed copies, and the like.  I also have a number of great short stories and the first chapters of my next novel, a steampunk adventure, on tap for push goals when it comes to that.

I look forward to you partnering with me on this endeavor, and can’t wait for you to meet this unforgettable cast of characters who have kept me company for so long.  

Thank you.

Risks and challenges

After meeting the project goal there are always setbacks. This is precisely why I've included the "God Only Knows" portion of the goal budget. If I need to throw money at a print mistake or potential mishap then I will be able to in at least a modest sense.

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    Warder: My undying gratitude seems far too small a thank you...and so for this level you'll receive a special listing as a donor, three signed copies of "The Reliquary", the Ebook and chapter by chapter access to my Steampunk novel as it is edited!

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    Curator: The deep secrets of "The Reliquary" are yours to know. The Curator receives 4 signed copies, the Ebook, chapter by chapter access to my next novel as it is edited, special listing as a donor, access to production diaries for my next novel, and an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session via Google Hangouts pertaining to the novel or writing in general.

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