Last night was the Mechcraft Launch Party, and it could not have gone better!  Catered taco bar, live band, and a headcount of 126 people!! We had a blast, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all who came to the event, and all who wanted to, but couldn’t.  
Since a lot of you live far away, here’s the Photo Album of the event! 
Thank you all once again for supporting me and this project.  I could not have done any of it without you! 
And please be sure to leave a review on Amazon once you’re finished with the book. :)

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Thanks Tony! Celebrating big time today
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Congrats on your publishing day!

THIS IS IT. This is Launch Day for Mechcraft! 4+ years ago I never dreamed my idea would become a published book. With hard work, perseverance, massive support from friends, family, and strangers, and truck loads of hope, Mechcraft is finally released. I cannot thank you all for believing in and supporting this project. Without you, none of this is possible.
If you haven’t already, please join us on the Mechcraft Facebook community.

With deepest gratitude,


Big news!  This will be my last update as a non-published author.  Notices came out today from Inkshares that Mechcraft is now on its way!  If you’ve pre-ordered a paperback, you’ll have it in your hands in a matter of days!  I’m so excited for you all to finally read my book.  You’ve hung in there for almost 2 years waiting for this and I’m eternally grateful you came along for the ride and believed in this project.
Mechcraft is also on Amazon already.  So if you haven’t yet ordered, it’s easier than ever.  Just search "Mechcraft" on Amazon and it comes right up.  And you’ll still be able to order straight from the Inkshares site as well.
So now comes the part where I ask for a couple of favors.  Once you’ve read the book, if you could please leave a review on Amazon.  It doesn’t have to be long.  Reviews are the lifeblood for authors on Amazon.  At 50 reviews, they promote your book on a higher level.  At 100 reviews, they elevate your book to rockstar status and put it all over the site.  It’s the Holy Grail for books!  I really appreciate your help on this.
The second favor is if you are up for it, please post a pic of the novel- or better yet, a selfie with you holding the book- and post it on your social media with #Mechcraft.  This is designed to help build the community.
My goal is to create an active community of readers to discuss the book, the characters, the story, the world, etc.  It’s going to be great.
None of this would have been possible if it were not for you, and I appreciate your support more than I can ever express!
Next time we communicate, Mechcraft will be out in the wild!
Thank you so much,

As 2017 comes to a close, I want to wish you all a prosperous and healthy new year.  Thank you for coming on this journey with me.  It’s been a long road, but we are at last reaching our destination! Mechcraft will be published on February 20, 2018 and I could not be more excited!
We’re having a book release party on that date, so look for details coming soon.
Happy New Year, everyone!

Hello everyone and happy holidays!
The publishing process is moving very fast now.  Just finished with Inkshares’ copy editor, and now I discovered Mechcraft is on Amazon!

Still for pre-order only, but this all just got very real!  Check it out and feel free to share the link with friends and family:


Have a great week, everybody

Happy Thanksgiving, Mechrafters!

I hope you all have a wonderful day of family, food, and relaxation.  As we near the 2-20-18 release date for Mechcraft, I am thankful for so many things surrounding this novel.

I’m thankful I found Inkshares and decided to dive in.
I’m thankful I made Quill status to get Mechcraft published.
I’m thankful for Mechcraft being selected for several Inkshares Syndicates: Quill Brotherhood, The Idiosyncratic Syndicate, The Staff Syndicate, and Great Scifi for the 21st Century and Beyond Syndicate. Each one of these boosted sales and awareness.
I’m thankful for the Inkshares staff and all their hard work and flexibility.
I’m thankful for my fellow Inkshares authors.  Our community and support for each other is such a huge benefit.
And most of all, I’m thankful for you, dear Reader.  You’ve slapped down your hard earned money and took a chance on an unpublished book.  And for that, I will be forever grateful! And if you’re following Mechcraft’s progress, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger to order, now is a good time.  The novel is in the final stages and the February release will be here before we know it!  And if you know a fan of fast-paced scifi, send them the link: https://www.inkshares.com/books/mechcraft-7532

Here’s a couple quick blurbs about Mechcraft:
"Mechcraft is a fresh and inspired take on the Mech genre. Throw human evolution, genetic editing, the singularity, and nanotechnology into a supersonic blender, add a bunch of gunpowder, strap in, and ignite." - Tal Klein, author of The Punch Escrow

"So original, so gripping. An every age thriller with the perfect balance of Sci Fi horror and human philosophy. Loved it!" – Sheila Shedd, editor at Swift Creative

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, enjoy your day!
And thank you again for going on this ride with me!

Best regards,
Brian Fitzpatrick


The wheels are in motion, and there is no turning back now! 

Inkshares gave me the schedule of events for Mechcraft’s editing, art, printing, etc.  And we now have an OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE!

FEBRUARY 20, 2018!  Mechcraft paperbacks will be released into the wild on this date.  I can’t contain my excitement!  I’ll be keeping you all updated along the way.  It’s going to be a fascinating journey.

But wait, there’s more!

Now that the funding threshold has been met and Inkshares has the funds to edit, print, and publish my book, there is some flexibility in the price.  Working with the staff, we have put Mechcraft on sale!  The paperback is now $14.99 and the eBook is now $6.99.

The price had to be set before in order to allow the crowdfunding to earn enough for the creation of the book, and I thank you for ordering early on to get the book to this point.  The price drop will allow us to market the book even better to keep the pre-orders coming in and word of mouth spreading.

I’m also sending query letters to agents savvy in the film industry with the goal of a movie deal and more.

And I’ve connected with a PR firm that is also active in the entertainment industry.  I’m hoping to set up a battle plan for online, print, and broadcast publicity over the next several months so when Mechcraft is released there’s already strong buzz.

As always, I’ll keep you all updated as we progress down this new path!  It’s going to be a wild ride.  And by all means, please keep giving people the link:


Thanks for hanging in there with me over all this time.


Hello Mechcrafters!
First I want to thank you all for hanging in there all these long months.  I promise the book is entering the final stages and will be in your hands in Feb/Mar, 2018.  I bet you’d like to know what’s going on with this book! Wonder no more, my friends:

The final development edit for Mechcraft is finished
All material is now with Inkshares
The copy edit begins officially on October 30
Release will be approx Feb/Mar, 2018- exact date announced as we get closer
Outline for the sequel is complete and I’ve started writing Mechcraft: Harbinger!

We’re still taking pre-orders! The more attention Mechcraft gets prior to release, the more effort is given to its marketing and PR.  This is vital to making Mechcraft is a success.  I urge you to please spread the word on Mechcraft.  There are 309 readers here, if just one order came from each, that would propel the book into the spotlight and gain powerful benefits!  Tell your friends, your family, your mail carrier, your doctor, your barista.

I appreciate any efforts you make to assist Mechcraft up the ladder.  It will pay off big time.  Here’s the link to give:


And here’s some recent praise that has me gushing in gratitude and humility:

"Mechcraft is a fresh and inspired take on the Mech genre. Throw human evolution, genetic editing, the singularity, and nanotechnology into a supersonic blender, add a bunch of gunpowder, strap in, and ignite." - Tal Klein, author of The Punch Escrow

"So original, so gripping. An every age thriller with the perfect balance of Sci Fi horror and human philosophy. Loved it" - Sheila Shedd, editor Swift Creative

Thank you all once again!  Without your encouragement and support, Mechcraft would not be getting published.  I promised you in the beginning to deliver the best novel I could, and we are definitely on track to deliver just that!  I could not be more pleased with how the story turned out.

Best and warmest regards,


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