Hello PrOOF supporters -
This is the last note you’ll receive from me via the Inkshares platform. I’m writing simply to advise that refunds have been processed for you. I’ve received mine, and I expect that most/all of you should see them on your bank/card statements very soon. If for ANY reason you haven’t seen the refund by 6/30/19, please reach out to HELLO@INKSHARES.com and please cc me on the email (email@example.com).
Again, your support has meant the world to me. The next time you hear about this novel, it’ll likely be with the original title: The Vampire and the Dragon (PrOOF Vol. 1).
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To the supporters of PrOOF - Preservation of Occult Figures (formerly known as The Vampire and the Dragon):
Hi all -
I wanted to touch base with you all to let you know that the re-write of PrOOF is going smoothly. I’ve amassed about 11k brand spanking new words in the manuscript. All of them are available to be read on the inshares.com page for the book. Some might look familiar, but a majority are brand new. Enjoy, please.
Hello wonderful supporters!
PrOOF re-writes are underway. Head to the ’READ’ section to see the latest stuff. There’s a much darker tone, so be warned, it’s not for the squeamish, and it’s not necessarily safe for work. Hey, this is supposed to be a Horror book, yeah?
Speaking of Horror, the 2018 Inkshares Horror Contest is getting VERY competitive. My wife, Alexandra Welch’s novel GRIMALKIN has slipped into a 5th place tie. Visit her page to view the moody BOOK TRAILER she’s authored, and please consider supporting GRIMALKIN!
Still in the Horror Contest lead is Patrick R. Delaney’s The House that Fell from the Sky, but his lead is eroding. Patrick is a class-act and his book deserves your attention. Give it a look!
Lastly, the lovely and talented Dean Fearce and my endeavor, Ruining Boise, is getting shellacked in the Mystery and Thriller contest. And we’re ok with that, since we both have our cute button-noses to the cute button-grindstones on our main books, MINE and PrOOF. But y’know, I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug it.
Books make great Xmas gifts, by the way. Even if you can’t hold them in your sweaty little hands quite yet.
Happy Thanksgiving to those so inclined to celebrate it, and happy...mid-week...football to the rest, I suppose.
An update a year in the making...
Lots of things to cover. An update, some more grovelling, etc...
An update, an apology, a plea...
Can lightning strike twice?
Back in 2017, as I was begging each and every one of you to buy my book, I was neck and neck in a Contest against Dean Fearce, author of MINE (formerly ’Murder Happens’)...and a strange thing happened:
Bromance blossomed. I decided that I liked the cut of his gib. I wanted to hang out with Dean. At the very least, I wanted to write with him.
Dean, being the fierce lone wolf he is, was diplomatically non-committal. Then I showed him the very beginnings of a story I’d been thrashing my brain against since 2010 - Ruining Boise - and an amazing thing happened: Dean said he’d work on that book with me because he liked the premise even more than he liked his independence, or me.
Enter late 2018, both Dean and I are both nose-to-the-grindstone working to bang out final versions of our respective, contest-winning books: Mine was formerly ’The Vampire and the Dragon’, now titled ’PrOOF’ - the very book you pre-ordered, and his aforementioned MINE. Inkshares decides to hold their first contest in over a year - the 2018 Inkshares Mystery & Thriller Contest. Since Ruining Boise is a crime/mystery/suspense tale, I looked at Dean (me seated in Western NY, he seated in Northern CA) and said, "Should we?" Famous last words, perhaps?
I don’t expect anyone on this email to buy a copy of Ruining Boise - even though it is technically funding. I feel I’ve already asked for far too much with PrOOF, and won’t ask for any more of your hard-earned money. If you love the concept of the book and want to pre-order one, I cannot and will not stop you, but make no mistake; this email is not asking you to buy anything. All I’m asking is that you utilize your Inkshares account to follow the book - the link is peppered throughout this email, but here it is one more time: RUINING BOISE
Dean and I love the premise of this book and feel that it’s fair to test if there’s a market for it. We don’t have very high expectations. Above all, both of us remain humbled and grateful for all the support you’ve shown us over the past year plus. We hope the looming holiday season and 2019 will be a boon and blessing to you all!
Thanks - Michael James Welch