Long overdue update, but here goes:
First and foremost, thanks for helping my initial dream of crowdfunding this book exactly one year ago!
For those of you that started following me quite recently, welcome!
What is happening with Kingdom of Dreams now?
I’ll keep you posted, but a lot of the heavy lifting is soon to be out of the way. Looking forward to a productive 2018.
Stay safe and Happy New Year!
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!
This Red Fire did not reach its goal for publication with Inkshares. Thank you so much for rooting me on as I try to achieve my dream. I’ll never forget your support. This Red Fire may still see the light of day as I have been offered agent representation. I could not be more excited!
Per the Inkshares business model, you get a refund if the book does not make its goal. If you have not received a refund, contact Inkshares at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know.
Have a great new year,
This will be brief.
Set launch date is February 26th
Bookmarks and hand painted postcards will be delivered with the books (if I can convince Inkshares to let me piggyback). Otherwise, they will be sent at launch.
Y’all are awesome and I have treasured your support. If ever you need an ear or a second set of eyes, please send me a line on Facebook (Kendra Namednil) or gmail (email@example.com). I can hardly wait for the coming New Year!
-- Warm thoughts always,
. Kendra Namednil
First and foremost, Faoii, I want to thank you all for such an amazing year. So much has happened and changed during 2017 that I can’t even begin to recap it here. But you know what you’ve done to help me succeed--to help me keep going even when I didn’t think I could anymore. Now The Last Faoii is a real book and is in many of your hands. We’ve sold 387 copies according to Inkshares, and we’ve hit 30 reviews on Amazon. I can’t even believe it. A year ago, I didn’t think I’d ever see this book be real, and now I nearly cry just thinking about how far we’ve come.
If you celebrate any sort of holiday around this time-- whether it be the Solstice, Yule, Christmas, or something else-- or even if you don’t celebrate anything at all, I hope that you find joy and beauty in your life and those you’ve surrounded yourself with. Because the world is beautiful, and you’ve helped me to achieve something magnificent-- I hope your own dreams prove to be as attainable.
Keep those shields up, Faoii. I love you all.
Here’s a look at what you’ve made possible. Thank you again.
I hate to disappoint this wonderful following! In 3 days, the campaign will expire and everyone will get a refund. I’m tempted to extend it, but ... no, I don’t think it will be a good idea. It was a fun experience, and I may have found an interesting method of gathering support, but there just wasn’t enough positive response. I had a few friends and family members pitch in, but I think neither the idea of the story nor the Inkshares method appealed to them. With the bad relationship with my wife, debt, and anxiety taking over, I simply cannot campaign any longer.
I’m looking into alternatives. I will self-publish Far Flung most likely - I will use this wonderful list of followers and contacts and ask everyone to follow along as I update progress on the fate of Far Flung. My next draft will go to Launch Pad early next year - they might be able to help me find someone interested in publishing. After that, I’ll be looking for ways to get a professional edit done. I’ve no idea how I’ll get the $$$ for that, but ... one step at a time, I suppose.
Anyway, my thanks to everyone. You’ll get your refund shortly, though I wish it were a promise of a book instead.
This was an amazing experience, despite this outcome.
I wanted to send one quick update out before the end of the year. First, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday, and a wonderful, safe and happy New Year! After tonight the days start getting longer again!
In my last update, I mentioned that I turned the updated, post-development-edit "Shadow King" manuscript back in to Inkshares. I don’t have a kick-off date yet but did hear a whisper of February. Now, that’s not set in stone, so I’m trying to keep my expectations grounded. As soon as I know something about a kick-off, I’ll be sure to let all of you know.
Also, my funding campaign for "The Devil You Don’t" is starting to wind down (December 31 is the last day for pre-orders), and many of you have thrown your support behind that effort as well -- thank you for that! It definitely gets you on Santa’s Nice List!
I’m really hopeful we’ll make the goal... after taking into consideration several orders that are pending but haven’t been put in the system yet, realistically I only need about 10 orders to get Devil over the finish line. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please visit "The Devil You Don’t" Inkshares page!
Have a happy, happy, merry, merry!
All the best,
Greetings wonderful followers,
I have some good news. I have received the final approval for the full cover and now Beyond the Code is finally going to the printers. It’s been a long road and now we are closer then ever to making Beyond the Code a real book. Thank you all for sticking with me on the journey. I hope you all love the finished product.
Kelsey Rae Barthel