Quick update on Under The Rug. We are into phase 2 of content and development editing. It’s looking good. After this round, we’ll go through a line edit(line by line, cadence, sentence structure, etc.), then it’s on to the copy edit(punctuation, grammar, etc.); that’s the final stage. Once again, thank you all for the love and support. 

I have decided on an editor—Caroline Tolley. She came highly recommend from a writer I trust. 

Caroline is a former in-house editor at Pocket Books–a division of Simon & Schuster, the premier New York City publisher of commercial and trade fiction–an outside editor for Harper Collins/Avon, and a reader for The Literary Guild and The Rhapsody Book Club. She has been editing popular fiction for 20 years and has 200+ novels under her belt, including three New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today best selling authors. 

I’m honored to work with her and can’t wait to start the process. We get underway March 1st. Will get back to you soon. 

Dean fearce dean fearce · Author · added over 5 years ago
Joan is my editor and is highly recommended as a Dev Editor. 

Hello all,

Just wanted to update you on Under The Rug. First, thank you so much for your support. After my campaign ended I dove back into to Under The Rug to edit...rigorously. I’m very happy with the way the book is shaping.

Since I didn’t receive enough pre-orders to achieve full editing from Inksahres, I have decided to hire a professional editor to help me make Under The Rug the best book it can possibly be. I am vetting a few as we speak and hope to have one on board by the end of the week. From there we will start due diligence, then decide on a book cover and layout, etc. Then, finally, we’ll go to print. I hope to have a book in each and every one of your hands by end of summer, but, ultimately, it will be up to inkshares to decide when we fire. 

Thank you all for your patience. I will update you again soon. 

I’ve added 7 more chapters to the teaser(12 in total now, about 10,000 words). Hope you enjoy! Follow the link below, click on "READ". And, tell a friend...please.


Many thanks!

Todd Wonkka 

Faithful backers,

Hope you all had a great weekend. Summer is close, and so are we, to reaching our goal to receive FULL publishing for Under The Rug. Still in first place. Climbing fast. Gotta keep both feet on the gas. If everyone gets one person to pre-order today, that would put us at 501 pre-orders, an unprecedented jump the likes of a Kangaroo on "the juice". 

People are busy, I understand. Your referrals have been great so far, and sometimes it takes reminding that person more than once to hit that green button. So, I really do appreciate your efforts. This whole process has humbled me. Seeing the love, the support, the encouragement. It’s been one of the most fulfilling adventures of my life already. Still so much more road to travel.  

Much love...


Sorry, forgot to include the link to the pre-order page so you can email to friends. ;-)


Great News! Under The Rug is in first place in the "Spring 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition on Inkshares". We’re now at 191 Readers and 240 pre-sales.

This is the second competition with The Launch Pad, the first of which ran last fall, with exclusive partners Ridley Scott of Scott-Free Productions and Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment. Eight books were green-lit for publication, along with TV and film that followed.

I am in first place because of YOU. Thank you all so much. Let us not relent, for there is still much work to be done in order to maintain that #1 position. 

I humbly ask that you please get one friend to pre-order a book today...if you haven’t already. Once again, I’m grateful for your support.

Thanks for reading!

Todd Wonkka

Hello you beautiful souls, contributors to the greater good, staunch supporters of a steadfast creative with a penchant to pain your ass with electronic communications and social media cajolery. We’ve hit a milestone. Over the Weekend, Under The Rug has passed the 200 mark(206 at the time of this note). Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! 

Also, we’ve got media coverage; the first of many to come. Under The Rug has gone international baby! Please come back to click the Outlook Publishing link after you finish reading this email.

June 2017 Outlook Publishing - https://issuu.com/outlookpublishing/docs/africa-outlook-issue-50/12

Now, some of you have gone above and beyond in getting your friends and family to also pre-order copies of my satirical/psychological, debut novel. I’m tremendously grateful for your willingness to reach out on my behalf. Once again, I’d like to ask you all to please reach out, to dig into your Rolodex; ask a friend, family member, or co-worker to pre-order their copies today. It would really help give us a big boost toward the finish line. Just think, if you all get just one person to pre-order a copy of Under The Rug, we double our total. One footnote: those who have pre-ordered copies already are still able to purchase more if you want to. Some people have inquired, and the answer is YES!

There are 3 options to pre-order:

Option 1 - E-book $10

Option 2 - Paperback(includes a free E-book as well) $20

Option 3 - Super Reader, which includes your name in the back of the book(you’ll be famous;-). You can order anywhere from 3 to 10. This option also includes a free E-book. *NOTE - Each one counts toward my goal. For example: if you pre-order 10 copies of the Super Reader, it counts as 10 toward my goal.

Thank you all for your support. I can’t do it without you. Below is the link you can send to your friends, family members, plumbers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, other tennis coaches, hairstylists, Uber drivers, gardeners, aestheticians, reading groups, massage therapists, personal trainers, fund-raisers, baristas...well, you get the picture. Thanks for reading. 

Pre-order Under the Rug at https://www.inkshares.com/books/under-the-rug

Your humble author,

Todd Wonkka  


You guys are never going to believe this! I’ve eradicated yet another F***! Yaaaay! I’m now dangerously skirting the lines of making this into a teen romance. Just fucking kidding. 

Hello, hello! And thank you! You’ve helped bring my pre-order total to 135 in 11 days. Thank you all so very much.

So, I had an idea. Let me know what you think. If everyone of you can get just one of your friends to pre-order this "dangerously close to PG-13";-) debut novel from a passionate, budding scribbler, then we could double this motherfu—...I mean total in just one day. Pretty please. As always, I would be grateful. 



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