Zombies Need Brains is proud to announce a new Kickstarter starting this coming Tuesday, October 20th, at Noon (Eastern)! This time, we're doing something a little different. It's still a science fiction and fantasy anthology, but this one contains short stories that parents can read to their kids (3-8 years old) at bedtime. It's called FUNTASTICAL BEDTIMES STORIES. Here's the preview link for all of the details: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/543968884/1565833146?token=3ebfb4e1. And here's a short description and a list of some of the writers, actors, celebrities, etc. who will be participating:
Funtastical Bedtime Stories
Overview: Reading a bedtime story has been a time-honored tradition for parents and their kids since the dawn of the universe. Evening story time allows for bonding, entertainment, and relaxation. Yet many of these stories are outdated, a bit boring and well, have been told over and over again. Even the best stories can get a little stale after their 100th reading. That’s where this anthology comes in. We will present at least twenty brand new fun and fantastic (funtastical) takes on the bedtime story, each with its own unique, perhaps even modern, twist.
Stories will be written by a talented collection of SF & F writers, cartoonists, media people, and actors/writers. It will be loaded with entertaining reads for the entire family (even if they’re not sleepy . . .)
What it is: An anthology of 20 or more (1,000 – 6,000 word) fun fantasy or science fiction bedtime stories. Each story will revolve around sleep or bedtime or a related matter with a fun fantasy twist. The stories will be written by an assortment of SF&F writers, cartoonists, actors, actresses, and TV personalities, and will target an audience of parents and children ages 3-8. Each story will have an accompanying illustration. Participants include: Elena Beloff, S.C. Butler (SF&F writer), Barry Dutter (DC Comics), Ron Ferdinand (Dennis the Menace), Esther Friesner (SF&F writer), Jim C. Hines (SF&F writer), Tony Isabella, Susan Jett (SF&F writer), Liana K (TV personality), Barbara Randall Kesel, Amy Lago (Washington Post syndicate), Jessica Lahr (Mrs. New York), Laura Magnusson (graphic audio), Jeff Mariotte & Marcy Rockwell (SF&F writers), Lee Nordling, Jody Lynn Nye (SF&F writer), Aprilynne Pike, Tony Sokol (Den of the Geek), and Bobby and Peter Timothy (cartoonists). The books will be edited by John Zakour & Joshua Palmatier, both authors published by DAW Books Inc.
Cover Art: We once again have Justin Adams of Varia Studios doing the artwork for the anthology. Here's what it looks like (available as an art print as part of the Kickstarter and at the ZNB online store):
Check out the Kickstarter and help us fund! And make certain you let all of your friends know about the project as well.