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Beau PrichardBy Beau Prichard
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Beau PrichardBy Beau Prichard
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About

The Time Has Come. 

I have written several complete novels, and this project is to specifically allow me to focus full-time, for one month, on getting two of them ready for print.

The two books are Elegy and The Author. Elegy has already seen print, but is being reissued as a second edition, minus some editorial snafus and plus new cover art.

Elegy, started in 2000, completed in 2003, is a detective novel in the hard-boiled mode about Kevin Adams, a Seattle-based PI who views his job as exactly that: just a job. He is asked by grieving parents to investigate the supposed suicide of their son, and the more he finds out, the more he realizes no one knew the whole picture when it came to the dead kid. 

The Author was written in January and February of 2010, and is a slow burn horror novel (ala Rosemary's Baby) about the consequences of getting exactly what you want, and the dark nature of a famous writer's muse. 

This project will allow me to see to both book's typesetting, final polish, design, formatting, and other incidentals.

When I need a break from typing and formatting, I will be recording and editing audio versions of both novels, to be released via podcast and mp3, which I am very excited about. An audio sample will be posted soon. 

At the end of the project I will have two complete novels available via print, e-reader, and potentially in audio as well. 

Elegy, barring slow turnaround, will be available first, as soon as July, and The Author will be in print soon after.

Your money pays for my time away from my regular gainful employment, as well as defraying costs for publishing, printing, editorial, etc.

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    Enjoy digital versions of both Elegy and The Author, perfect for reading on the go, as well as a thank you in both books.

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    Receive both books in digital and print editions, with free shipping and an author inscription, plus a personal thank you and certificate from me as a badass backer of my project.

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    All the above rewards, PLUS name an incidental character in either book! Imagine your significant other's or best friend's pleasure when they come across their name as The Author's first editor! Or if you're feeling narcissistic, let it be you who breaks the Elegy case wide open as a key witness.

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    All the above rewards (except the last one), PLUS treat yourself, you bestie, your lover, or your parent to a important named role in either book! Only a few roles are off the table, but we're not talking a walk on, you could name an important role and even have it recur in Elegy's sequels, or choose someone you don't like and have a murder victim named after them!

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