"Churches of the High Plains" approaching completion.
The project that began in 2012 as a single book, "Ghosts of North Dakota," became a three-book series, and now our fourth book, "Churches of the High Plains," is nearing... Read more
Your Support Helped Us Get Here
The project that started when our Kickstarter campaign got funded on October 10th, 2012 has become quite a journey.
Your support led to the publication of our first book... Read more
Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 3
Our third book, Ghosts of North Dakota, Volume 3 is complete and in production as of this writing. The project that started in 2012 as a single book, funded by... Read more
Ghosts of North Dakota: Volume II
What? Volume II?
That's right. We're in the beginning stages of work on producing Ghosts of North Dakota: Volume II!
Due to the success of this Kickstarter campaign, we were... Read more
Approaching 100% Completion
The Ghosts of North Dakota Kickstarter campaign is approaching 100% completion. All supporter copies of the book have been shipped. We have one location to photograph this summer for a... Read more
Ghosts of North Dakota Book Almost Gone
Ghosts of North Dakota: North Dakota's Ghost Towns and Abandoned Places has been onsale for 13 days, and it's well over half gone. If you've been holding out, waiting for... Read more
All Rewards Shipped, Book for Sale
It has been a long time coming, but we're proud to announce rewards have been shipped to all Kickstarter supporters who provided us with shipping information, and Ghosts of North... Read more
Preparing to Ship Supporter Copies
We're preparing to ship books to our Kickstarter supporters. First big batch ships Monday.
Troy and Rat signing supporter copies.
Troy packaging books.
Book Shipment Has Arrived
We are thrilled to announce our book shipment has arrived.
We picked up our pallet of books today -- 62 cartons of books weighing 1,695 pounds -- almost $800 in... Read more
Book Production Complete
Just a quick update to let you know production on GhostsofNorthDakota: The Book is complete. Our publisher is shipping the book today.
Upon arrival, we will be picking up... Read more
Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book in Production
Just a quick update to let you know Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is in production. We had a few adjustments to make after the last round of proofs,... Read more
Proofs Are Approved
Rat and I have reviewed the proofs for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book and printing of the book will begin very soon.
The dustjacket will feature the Lunds Valley... Read more
Proofs Have Arrived
The proofs for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book arrived today. We will be taking the next few days to review the proofs for errors, and when the proofing process... Read more
Update on Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book
Progress on Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is coming along nicely. Our book files and dustjacket design have been submitted to the printer, and the proofing process is underway.... Read more
Book Print Vendor Selected
We are just days away from putting Ghosts of North Dakota: The Bookinto production. After an extensive search, we have selected a print vendor, and we will be submitting... Read more
First Draft Complete
The first draft of Ghosts of North Dakota: The Bookis complete. We're now in the review process and making final revisions. Our next challenge is choosing a cover photo... Read more
Book Design Process Ongoing
Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is in the design process now. Troy learned an all-new piece of software to design this book, and he has completed 66 of 88... Read more
Reminder: First Rewards Survey Sent
We have now sent a survey for the $15 Tier Rewards. If you pledged to support Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book and you chose the $15 reward of postcards, ... Read more
First Rewards Survey Sent
We have now sent a survey for the $15 Tier Rewards. If you pledged to support Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book and you chose the $15 reward of postcards,... Read more
Preparing the First Round of Rewards
We're preparing the first round of rewards for shipment and we have good news for our backers. If you chose a reward that includes postcards, you will be getting... Read more
Tragic Loss of a North Dakota Town
Normally we use this space to keep you updated on the progress of Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book(progress is good, Troy is designing, and we're in the waiting... Read more
We just thought this was interesting... as we've been assembling the material for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book, we've been putting together a list of people who have... Read more
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our supporters! As of today, our funding campaign for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Bookis successful. Payment... Read more
Campaign Ends Today!
Our Kickstarter fundraising campaign ends today. Last call to make a pledge and claim a reward, like postcards or 8 x 10 prints.
We've also begun acquiring some background information... Read more
A Second Call to Printers
With five days to go before the deadline on our Kickstarter fundraising campaign, we are still hoping for a few more pledges, and a few more quotes from printers.
For... Read more
Last Chance on Signed Copies
By the end of the day, we'll have only six days remaining until the deadline for our Kickstarter project, and this is your last chance to snag a signed copy... Read more
Book Production Timeline
Our new most commonly asked question is, "When will the book be out?" Assuming our pledges stay above our fundraising goal until the deadline on October 10th, this is the... Read more
Good news ghost town friends. Thanks to a very generous donation, Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book has reached our fundraising goal of $12,175. This means our book project can... Read more
Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is 76% Funded
The book project is now 76% funded, and we have only $2870 to go in the next 11 days. We've opened up 20 more $75 rewards for a signed... Read more
New Content Coming This Weekend
As is usually the case with Kickstarter projects, our pledges for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book have slowed down as the project goes on. Although we are still on... Read more
A Call to Printers
We just spoke with another printer this afternoon as we tentatively make plans to put Ghosts of North Dakota into book form.
We've still got a long way to go... Read more
Our Kickstarter Campaign: A Refresher
For those who are new to Ghosts of North Dakota, here's a refresher on Kickstarter, the how and why.
We have been photographing North Dakota's ghost towns and abandoned places... Read more
Planning Another Ghost Town Trip
Terry and I are planning another ghost town trip for this weekend-- possibly our last trip of the season depending on how soon the snow decides to fly --... Read more
Only Memories Now
Since Terry and I have began photographing North Dakota's abandoned places in 2003, we've been constantly aware that the places we photograph are likely to vanish, sometimes sooner than you... Read more
More Art Selection
We'll have roughly four to five dozen photos in Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book, and we've got tons to choose from. Here are a few more of the low-res... Read more
Almost Halfway There
Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is 46% funded!If we have a good day today, we'll be able to say we made it halfway to our goal. Will you... Read more
Why We Believe This is Important
Terry and I have been interested in architecture and history for years, and with that comes a love for historic preservation. We like to see historically significant structures preserved and... Read more
Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is 36% funded! But we have a long way to go, and by the end of today, we'll only have 22 days remaining, so... Read more
Day Four: Art Selection Begins
As the fundraising campaign for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book continues, we're cautiously optimistic that we'll reach our fundraising goal, so we've begun art selection for the book.
We'll... Read more
Day Three: Printers and eBooks
We've made excellent progress toward our fundraising goal yesterday. We're 19% funded for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book.
We spoke with a couple of printers yesterday to see if... Read more
Day Two: Exploring an eBook
Greetings! Day two of our fundraising campaign went great! Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book is 16% funded. But we have a long way to go, so if you... Read more
Good Progress on the First Day!
We made great progress toward our fundraising goal for Ghosts of North Dakota: The Book on the first day of our Kickstarter campaign. We raised over $800 and made it... Read more