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The future is coming...for some, sooner than others.  Preorder and receive Hollow World 6-7 months before the official 1/20/14 release.
The future is coming...for some, sooner than others.  Preorder and receive Hollow World 6-7 months before the official 1/20/14 release.
The future is coming...for some, sooner than others. Preorder and receive Hollow World 6-7 months before the official 1/20/14 release.
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New Michael J. Sullivan Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow


Tomorrow (Oct 5, 2017) at 12:00 noon EDT, I'll be launching a Kickstarter for the 4th Riyia Chronicle: The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter.


You'll see a lot of similarities in this project to the Death of Dulgath Kickstarter including:

Early-bird discounts Rare, limited edition, and regular hardcovers DRM-free ebooks Signed copies of physical books Some new things:

Audiobooks (delivered through A fulfillment house will be used for shipping which will greatly improve the speed of delivery Some other things to note:

The book is already written, beta tested, and I've received the copy edits from one editor and expect the other copy editor's changes in a few hours If the Kickstarter fails to fund, the book will still be released, but the only physical copies will be trade paperbacks produced with print-on-demand (and they'll be 1/4" taller than the other books. I hope you'll join us in this new Kickstarter, I don't have a link yet, but if you check in at at noon tomorrow there will be one there. Or, you can do a search on "Winter's Daughter" starting at noon tomorrow.

I hope you'll check it out!

Final hours for the Death of Dulgath Graphic Novel Kickstarter

Hey all, we are just a few dollars ($615 to be exact) from our $35,000 stretch goal for The Death of Dulgath Graphic Novel Kickstarter. If you like the Jester comic you recently received as part of this Kickstarter, you'll really want to get in on the graphic novel adaptation of the full novel. There will be a special limited edition cover for the Kickstarter backers that won't be available when the graphic novel goes off to the retail chain. We are fully funded so the book WILL be made, so no worries there. But if you want to get some of the bonus stuff, now's the time. Project closes at 9:00 Eastern so less than seven hours to go!

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Another Kickstarter worth considering

I've backed a good number of Kickstarters over the years and one of the organizations I've bought the most from is Silence in the Library. This is a small press that has been producing high quality anthologies, graphic novels, and fiction projects through Kickstarter since June of 2013. Their projects include:  

  • $21,008 - Pride and Prejudice Illustrated by Janet Lee 
  •  $ 8,740 - YA Fiction from Silence in the Library 
  •  $19,881 - Athena's Daughters, Volume 2 
  •  $12,197 - Silence in the Library Publishing Fall 2014 Releases 
  •  $16,270 - HEROES! A Diverse Superhero Anthology 
  •  $ 6,087 - Elected - A dystopian novel by author Rori Shay 
  •  $15,884 - Icarus: A Graphic Novel 
  •  $44,350 - Athena's Daughters: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy 
  •  $ 8,191 - War of the Seasons, a fantasy trilogy by Janine K. Spendlove 
  •  $ 8,349 - Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination 
  •  $28,431 - Time Traveled Tales: A Speculative Fiction Anthology

They just launched their latest project: MONSTERS! the anthology and I'm confident it will be as successful as their other projects. This anthology of horror short stories both traditional and unconventional are coming from a fabulous line up including: Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Addie J. King, Aaron Rosenberg, Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, and many more. 

 Silence in the library has a long standing tradition of well-run Kickstarters producing high quality books. I hope you'll check it out and if you like what you see, please consider backing it.

Another Kickstarter opportunity


Hello my wonderful Kickstarter backers. As you know, I'm so thrilled with all the amazing support you showed in backing Hollow World.  Well, I'm back with another Kickstarter. This one for the next Royce and Hadrian Riyria adventure!

Unlike the Hollow World Kickstarter (which was used to fund cover design, editing, and other book production costs), I'll be covering those those costs myself.  What I am doing  instead is to fund a print-run for a bunch of hardcover copies. This will, hopefully, allow me to get the books in the bookstores and libraries.  If for some reason the Kickstarter doesn't fund, the book will still come out, it'll simply be in ebook and trade paperback only.  

Here is the back of the book marketing blurb to let you know what the book is about:

Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria.

When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and the cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire enterprise. Things have gone well enough until this odd assignment to prevent a murder. Now they must venture into a forgotten corner of southern Avryn—a place whose history predates the First Empire. As usual, challenges abound as they try to anticipate the moves of an unknown assassin before it’s too late. But that's not their only problem. The Countess of Dulgath hides a dark secret she's determined to keep hidden. Then there's the little matter of Riyria's new employer...the Nyphron Church.

If you've only read my Hollow World story, no worries. You don't need to have any prior experience with Riyria to enjoy this book to it's fullest. It's written in such a way as to be a great starting spot, so great for new or veteran fans. 

I hope you'll consider backing this, I'm very excited to be doing yet another Kickstarter. You guys made the first one so much fun, I just had to do it again!

Just wanted to let people know about the Blackguards Kickstarter

Hey all, 

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know about a Kickstarter that you may be interested in. It's called Blackguards, and it's an anthology of thieves, assassins, mercenaries, and rogues.

I have a Riyria short story in this anthology and the line up is quite impressive:

  •  CAROL BERG, "Seeds" 
  •  RICHARD LEE BYERS, "Troll Trouble" 
  •  DAVID DALGLISH, "Take You Home" 
  •  JAMES ENGE, "Thieves at the Gate" 
  •  JOHN GWYNNE, "Better to Live than to Die" 
  •  LIAN HEARN, "His Kikuta Hands" 
  • SNORRI KRISTJANSSON, "A Kingdom and a Horse" 
  •  JOSEPH LALLO, "Seeking the Shadow" 
  •  MARK LAWRENCE, "The Secret" 
  •  TIM MARQUITZ, "A Taste of Agony" 
  •  PETER ORULLIAN, "A Length of Cherrywood" 
  •  CAT RAMBO, "The Subtler Art" 
  •  LAURA RESNICK, "Friendship" 
  •  MARK SMYLIE, "Manhunt" 
  •  KENNY SOWARD, "Jancy's Justice" 
  •  SHAWN SPEAKMAN, "The White Rose Thief" 
  •  JON SPRUNK, "Sun and Steel" 
  •  ANTON STROUT, "Scream" 
  •  MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN, "Professional Integrity" 
  • DJANGO WEXLER, "First Kill" 
  • ANTHONY RYAN, "The Lord Collector" (novella) 
  • PAUL S. KEMP, "A Better Man" 
  • JEAN RABE, "Rashida"

It's already fully funded and hit a number of stretch goals including:

  • Adding three authors: Anthony Ryan, Paul S. Kemp, & Jean Rabe
  • Illustrations for each story
  • Additional per word rate for the authors
  • Open submissions for new authors to be included
  • A poster of the cover
  • T-shirt availability
  • Blood coin upgrade

It's put out by Ragnarok Publishing which does a really nice job and has experience rolling out a prior successful Kickstarter. So if you are interested in stories of men and women who walk on the wrong side of the law, check it out.