I greatly appreciate all of your support!
I have 11 preorders to sell over the next 44 minutes to make the Quill goal of 250.
If any of you could spare an extra $10 or $20 to make these last few purchases, I will be eternally grateful.
In a few days, your funds will be returned to your account as I don’t believe that I will be able to sell the remaining 130 copies.
I sincerely appreciate your support and am thankful that you considered me sound enough to cast your lot my way.
I have had quite a few people question, if not scold, my decision to not self publish. To answer those queries and counter the derision, I will tell you that I am well aware of being frugal and self sufficient. I have a discerning eye, ear, hands, and mind, but painfully understand my limitations in these waters. I know that I hold a great gem in rough condition and would be a fool to not entrust it to a qualified cutter. I can see the light inside but want someone talented and experienced to assist in setting it free.
Now, if all of you would be interested in doubling your original orders it would be greatly appreciated and would move a seemingly small mountain, but that is in your more than generous hands….over the next 2 days.
I hope you have taken something positive from the parcels my story that I have shared. If you have yet to accumulate any value, I assure you, there is more.
Once again, thank you for your kind gesture and trust.
Sharek Amalek Gadd
My allotted time to gain the required number of pre-orders is quickly waning. By the time you read this, there will be 33 days remaining to sell the remaining 145 copies.
If you like what I have written and if you have appreciated what I have shared, please help me hustle these last few pre-orders.
Once again, I really appreciate and am overwhelmed by the support you have already shown.
I will now remove my Amway hat and plug in the slide projector to share with you the faces behind the memories. -Sharek
Charles and Stella
George, Jerra, Carrie, Garna
Inside our cabin. Jerra, Shelam, and Sharek
Carrie, Lamech, and Sharek
Just wanted to let you know that I added content to two chapters.
They should be in your inbox and they are on this site.
Thank you for your kind words and support.
My mother, Jerra K Gadd, will soon shed her memories and the ailments of her seventy four years.
She was confined to a chair beside her fire for the previous six years. While a tenure next to a fire may sound comforting, this internment was not peaceful. Multiple surgeries on her leg that was broken in the commune, a resistant infection, as well as multiple damages to her soul crushed her will to survive like grist in a mill.
She is currently at peace and will hopefully meet her departed loved ones in matter of days.
I hoped to see this project to fruition before her expected death. I also expected more years for her but I now see the folly in my assumptions.
I will continue to post my writings until the clock on InkShares expires but my drive for promoting publication is now spent. When the countdown reaches its end I will notify all of you and your charges will be cancelled.
Thank you for your support.
I’m encouraged by the new followers who are spreading the word on Inkshares. I’m also witnessing a steady increase of supporters who are readily laying down hard earned cash to help bring my story into the public eye.
The contest is still underway. Alysha, Bethany, Nicola, and Peter are currently tied. Keep up your excellent efforts! I’m also working on something for those that have purchased multiple pre-orders.
Brian Toombs, a childhood friend, is masterfully crafting the cover for The Birds Road. I’ll add his work to the page as soon as it is available.
Once again, thank you all for choosing to be a part of my creation. If you are able, please continue to share this work.
I would like to thank www.indianapolissignworks.com for rapidly printing and assembling promotional items for me. Also, many thanks to www.missionuprising.com for allowing me to share my story and plug this venture.
I spent Saturday and Sunday with Mission Uprising at Spring Hill Camp for their annual Father Son Camp. I had the opportunity to promote The Birds Road and also offered a flintlock rifle demonstration. It was great being in the woods again with the people who encouraged me to begin sharing my experiences.
As many of you know, I make things. Some of these things are pretty cool. So, in an effort so sell pre-orders, I am starting a contest this week.
Whoever is connected to the most pre-orders (I can see who you are) over the next four weeks will receive one of my hand-stitched leather bags. These bags generally sell for $400. Examples of these bags can viewed on my website www.sharekgadd.com . So, go take a look at my wares, and get an idea of what type you would like to receive.
Once again, thank you for your support,