This Sunday I'll be locking down orders on BackerKit which means two things:
1. You have until Sunday to fill out your BackerKit survey. You can go to this link and enter your email address. There are 56 of you who still haven't done it. If you don't fill out your survey on time, the delivery of your book could be massively delayed as logistically, I won't get the books to ship out to stragglers until mid-2018. You've been warned!
2. You have until Sunday to tell all your friends and family about pre-ordering this book! :D
Attention retailers! If you'd like to stock Becoming Dangerous in your shop, I have a special BackerKit pledge level for you and all you need to do is send me your email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can hook you up with good deals and cheap shipping (if you're in the US. If you're outside the US, unfortunately, you are subject to extravagant international shipping costs. I'm sorry!)
Swag has started arriving at BackerKit in SF to send out to you! Thomas from BackerKit sent me a photo of the Kate Leth stickers that arrived:
Also, I think I've found a new printer that is women-owned and really great! Everything is going well.
I've been spending the last few days writing the introduction for this book. Here's an excerpt:
"The difference between the witch and the layperson is that a witch already knows they are powerful. The layperson may only suspect. To tap into this power, a witch performs rituals with purpose, with intent, and with an enviable aesthetic. Some people say witches are irrational, absurd, or ridiculous, but in response, witches smile knowingly. They see the irony in the accusations: Rituals have been and continue to be performed in all societies throughout time to such an extent that the performance of ritual could be said to be the defining characteristic of human beings. What are we if not the culmination of our efforts to construct meaning where there is none; to pull reason from the absurd?"