I’ve visited Las Vegas more than 50 times since 1997 and, for nearly 10 years, have produced Five Hundy by Midnight, the Original Las Vegas Podcast. Drawing from my own experiences and the collective knowledge shared by thousands of listeners, each week my lovely cohost/bride, Michele, and I offer an honest look at what's great in Las Vegas and what sucks.
Unlike a lot of Las Vegas media outlets, we aren't a mouthpiece for the Vegas PR machine. We call it like we see it and so do Five Hundy listeners who frequently share their experiences. This unfettered approach to covering our favorite city has helped build an engaged, dedicated audience that continues to grow.
For several years, I have wanted to compile the knowledge gained from producing Five Hundy into a guide to Las Vegas. If this project is successfully funded, the Five Hundy by Midnight Outsiders' Guide to Las Vegas will include the opinions, stories, tips, reviews and rants (oh yes… there will be rants) that you've come to expect from Five Hundy.
Whether you have just begun your Las Vegas obsession or have been visiting for years, my goal is to help make your Las Vegas trips kick ass. I plan to write a guide you will find informative, entertaining and funny.
I'm a writer and editor by trade, but the monumental task of writing a book while working full-time and producing the podcast has just been too daunting to pursue until recently. As a result of a recent change in my employment status, now seems like the most opportune time to finally make the Five Hundy by Midnight Outsiders' Guide to Las Vegas happen.
With your help, I will be able to fully dedicate myself to writing, editing, designing, publishing and promoting the book in e-book, print and audiobook formats.
Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
Even though I've been a writer for more than 20 years, this will be my first book. I believe I can successfully complete all aspects of producing the project in e-book, print and audiobook formats by this fall. However, having no experience with self-publishing and distribution, I have a lot to learn in a short time. I don't yet know what factors could cause a delay, but I have built my timelines to hopefully account for any bumps in the road I may encounter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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