A Call For Support
Hey everyone, it's James. I have a request for you.
Many fans of my work have expressed a desire to have copies of my Meditations books in hardcover, especially DRAWING... Read more
An update, for my first great supporters
Since the first Kickstarter campaign to publish Drawing out the Dragons, I've added to the stories and expanded on the original – and what was one book soon grew to... Read more
Putting a bow on it all
I'm finishing the original Dragon art pieces for the largest Kickstarter rewards this week - then recording the audiobook, and a couple of school visits will wrap it all up.... Read more
The books are here. And they are BEAUTIFUL.
I'm commencing signing 2500 books, and packing prints, books, and bookmarks into packages to be shipped to you all as soon as... Read more
Those of you who pledged at the $85 level are entitled to a personal inscription and message inside one of the books - and I forgot to note on the... Read more
"Mythologies are huge, sweeping things...
"...And the grandest stories are those with the widest arcs of triumph and despair. And as much as we may want to, we may not be able to avoid the... Read more
The best Chaos is Planned
Drawing out the Dragons is done, and the books are shipping today from the printer to Coppervale, where they'll be signed, inscribed, bundled with the various extras, and then shipped... Read more
In the distance, the sound of thunder...
I'm signing off on the press proofs tomorrow, and the presses will start rolling by the end of the day. We're waiting to see what the process will take, timewise... Read more
Sounding An Barbaric Yawp...
The printers have begun work on DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS.
And the printing/production bill has been paid, in FULL.
All of you people are awesome, period.
More info to come.
Speak now, or forever hold your peace...
A relatively time-sensitive call for information: I'm readying the final files for our printer, and just laid out the listing of backers that's to be printed on the last page.... Read more
Ink and Paper
All right, the printing facility has been chosen - after making certain they could produce the kind of books I promised: paperbacks with end flaps, and hardcovers with dustjackets, with... Read more
Good Things Coming...
Now that some major computer malfunctions at Dragon Central have been ably dispatched, we're getting things into gear to start delivering the Kickstarter rewards. Tomorrow, we'll be making announcements about... Read more
Something Extraordinary Is About To Happen
As I write these words, we have not only exceeded our goal by almost twenty percent, but now, in the last hour, pledges for support are still coming in.
Every... Read more
All Good Things Happen In Time
We’ve made the Kickstarter goal for the DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS Project, with sixty hours to go. DotD WILL be a print book. I am very grateful to everyone who... Read more
100th Backer Unlocked Reward!
As a thank you to all of you who are sponsoring this project, as a special unlocked reward celebrating our 100th sponsor we are including, in ALL sponsorship reward packages,... Read more
Special 3/4th Goal Unlocked Reward!
Walt Disney had the Imagineers.
George Lucas had ILM.
Jim Henson had The Creature Shop.
Peter Jackson had WETA.
And here, at the Coppervale Studio, we have a design team... Read more
The Most Important Reasons Of All
This is excerpted from a letter my friend (and one of my Web Admins) Heidi sent me, because she articulated it too well to leave it unshared:
"One of the... Read more
A New Special Unlocked Reward!!!
I wanted to share the new Unlocked Reward that opened when we exceeded the halfway mark for funding. Every sponsor who pledges at (or increases their pledge to) the complete... Read more
A Look At Some Of Your Rewards
Ten days to go until the deadline, and a long stretch of funding still to raise! Keep telling friends and family about the book, and why you think this is... Read more
A Clarification About Kickstarter & DotD
I greatly appreciate all of the support that's been shown for the DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS PROJECT at Kickstarter, to help us produce print versions of the book. But I... Read more
New Sponsor Rewards - Family, School, Library, and Bookseller Packages!
In response to several requests, I'm including some new limited rewards for sponsorship of the DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS project.
First up: The Family Package - SPECIAL UNLOCKED REWARD! For... Read more
We're at 25%! Time for a few surprises!
I'm very grateful to all of the patrons who have (literally) pledged to support the DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS PROJECT. We're at 25%, but we still have a ways to... Read more