We met our initial funding goal of $1666 in Two days! WHOA! We are absolutely delighted with this speedy turn of events since this means we are definitely going to be able to produce the book, and share it with y'all! As we kept the campaign a'rollin, and breezed past $2,666, we'll now give everybody who pledged at the eBook level and above a bevy of bonus goodies, including a bunch of short stories and comics created by Joe Heath, Ray Friesen, and Chris Cherry working together. Now we're barreling toward the ultimate stretch goal, if we reach $4,666, we'll be able to do something we've really really wanted to do with this project, and record the audiobook version - and give it away free to everybody who backs the Kickstarter at $10 or above! Our professional narrator, who definitely has vocal cords, Megan Ariel Clark, recorded us a sample chapter, that you can listen to right HERE:
WHOA! Pretty great you guys. It would be like that for HOURS. With way more chapters! All of them even! So up your pledge level to include a tshirt, and tell your friends, and help us pass that next finish line! C'MON DO IT!
Three friends, working under the pseudonym J. Bartholomew Hivemind, wrote a big weird funny novel together. ROAD TRIPPY. It's pretty great.
You can download and read the first handful of chapters by clicking HERE. BEWARE! There are swearwords. Basically all of them. Did I just make the book sound EVEN COOLER?
This Kickstarter is to collect preorders and enable us to print softcover and hardcover editions of the already finished book, as well as make a few T-shirts and other swag items. Here is the back covery type- information: "A hit and run without the run leads to a world of crimes and snakes. Falling asleep at the wheel, Abigail accidentally hits a hitchhiker, Samantha, who may have jumped in front of her car on purpose. Sam is on the run from some pretty weird stuff, including a demonic ex-boyfriend, brain swapping drugs, and a particularly vicious zebra. Together they meet a handful of desert weirdos, get involved in a high-stakes Scrabble tournament, crash a few dozen cars, visit a deadly waterslide theme park, and uncover the terrible cost of obtaining a Philosopher’s Stone. It’s gonna be a looooong drive. The perfect opportunity to become best friends, whether Abigail wants to or not."
This book was a collaboration between Joe Heath (MintyPineapple.com), Ray Friesen (RayFriesen.com), and Chris Cherry (TheChrisCherry.com). Joe would write a chapter and pass it along to Ray, who would write a ridiculous cliffhanger, and then Chris would have to try and fix everything. By the time Joe got it back, many unexpected things would have happened and everybody would have to just roll with it. The story hangs together surprisingly well, all things considered. There was no real discussion of where the plot was going, so the engine that drove the story was mostly a mutual appreciation of the Honda Civic.
Road Trippy has been described as being a cross between Good Omens, The Blues Brothers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- only different. It's 250 pages of up-all-night supernatural buddy comedy 80's movie action and has perhaps the best car chase ever described in prose. You can get the ebook, softcover, or hardcover version of the novel, either autographed or not-so-scribbled upon. Which of these tshirt designs is your favorite? WHICH ONE SHOULD WE MAKE? TELL USSS!!!!
Here is the winning tshirt design, so everyone who's reward level includes a tshirt will get one of these babies! We just added a new last minute reward, for anyone who wants just the tshirt and the eBook. Make sure you get one while you have the chance!
Here are some nice things some moderately famous actual real people have genuniely said about our book:
Thank you very much for reading this far. The eBook version of Road Trippy will be available after the Kickstarter ends, and we will perhaps retain some limited stock of the softcover, but as far as we currently know, preordering the book RIGHT NOW is the only way to guarantee getting a physical copy or any swag. (Unless this is a huge hit and we unleash wave after wave of new and contradictory versions and lashings of hot sequels, several of which are already under construction.)
Please tell your friends about our book! If enough people convince enough more people to get a copy, we can succeed at our lifelong dream of buying an Honda Civic Tour Bus, and drive all around the world signing people's books and dispensing beef jerky and snakes to all the children.
Risks and challenges
The book is completely written, so it's just a matter of getting them printed, and all the rewards made, something we've done multiple times successfully. Very excited to see the end results.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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