J. Durbin's latest update for Forty Days

Sep 6, 2015

Hello, readers!

If you're here, it's because Forty Days caught your attention. If it caught your attention, I hope you want to see it reach publication and get a copy for your very own. If that is true, I hope you've also pre-ordered that copy!

Forty Days is a tale that has been kicking around in my head, in various different forms, for the last 15 years. Research for this story has led me to learn some truly amazing stuff about my craft, about the world we live in, and about the cosmos beyond it. I'm hoping that it still has a few lessons left to teach me, because if I successfully meet my goals, this will be my debut novel.


This is my first foray into crowd funding, and as you can probably tell from my spartan profile page, I am still working out the nuts and bolts of it. I am submitted in the Nerdist contest, but even if I can't make it into the top 5 in time, I intend to run out my funding window and try to reach the finish line anyway. I want to see this book reach readers, and I cannot express how excited I am to be talking to other people who do too.

Unfortunately, I entered the contest late - I am weeks behind on the 200-plus people who submitted before me, and I have a lot of ground to make up if I want to get into that top 5.

It's going to be a pretty frantic September, but it should be a hell of a ride!