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THE PRIDE is the story of an ancient race of Dragons unaware of their origins and their connection to a young man in modern Los Angeles
THE PRIDE is the story of an ancient race of Dragons unaware of their origins and their connection to a young man in modern Los Angeles
284 backers pledged $21,112 to help bring this project to life.

By Agathon's wings! It's DONE!!!

Posted by John Campea (Creator)

Greetings backers! I don't even really know how to type the words... but... it's done. The book is done. Earlier this morning after all the writing, the countless revisions, the proofreaders and editors, the changes, thrown out changes, reinserted changes, sleepless nights, self doubt, numerous self pats on the back and even more self kicks in the ass... 425+ pages later I finally typed the words "THE END".

It's done.

I mean, I can't even wrap my head around it. IT'S DONE.

Seven years ago I came up with the idea for THE PRIDE while shooting a little passion project movie I wrote and directed. I guess I was just in a creative frame of mind at the time. It started off as an idea for a screenplay. Later it evolved into being prepared for a graphic novel instead. Then, ultimately it manifested as a novel.

Thanks to all of you, that idea has now been completed. I have no idea if you're going to love it or hate it, but I can honestly tell you I love it (obviously, it's my book). But seriously, I love it. I'm very proud of it and I hope you enjoy it.

So what now?

Now it's just a matter of getting the cover finished off, getting the forward and Special Thanks section at the end inserted and shipping it off to the printers. We're now just within a few weeks of hopefully shipping the books out to those of you who are expecting one.

Again, none of this would have been possible without you guys. My deepest thanks for your participation in my Kickstarter campaign and for your patience. The next update from me should be letting you all know that books have shipped. Yay!


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      Jacob Bartley on

      John, when I backed the project I don't think I put my shipping address on there? Should I have or will you ask this information later?

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      Zachary Pushee on

      Congratulations John. Happy for you, and am really excited to read "The Pride". Thank you for all you do, you and Movie Talk are a highlight in my day.

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      Rafael A. Rivera on

      Congratulations John! I for one can't wait to get my hands on this book.

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      Mike Lovins on

      Really looking forward to it. Glad it wasn't rushed. We're all better off for it.

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      Vic Holtreman on

      Congratulations, John. :)