Within the first day of the current Kickstarter campaign, you exceeded the amount pledged to the first Kickstarter. At least, officially.
There were a lot of people who backed after the campaign was over, or added extras on later, or who shipped us chests full of doubloons after the original Kickstarter closed. The point is, the actual amount we raised in the last Kickstarter was higher than the official total on the page.
And now we've passed that too. In about three days.
We're now one of the highest-funded literary Kickstarters of all time. I think the only fantasy authors ahead of us are Sherrilyn Kenyon and Brandon Sanderson. Never thought I'd say anything like that.
Right now I'm on a boat, writing The Last Horizon and seeking forbidden treasure, but I thought I'd swing by land long enough to say another thank you! The support you've shown me for Cradle has vastly exceeded my wildest hopes, to the point that it blows my mind all the time.
You're great. All of you, whether you backed the Kickstarter or not.
Thanks for reading!
The second Kickstarter for Cradle special editions is available now!
As I'm sure you expected, this one covers special faux-leather editions for Skysworn through Underlord. We posted it about five minutes ago, and it's hard for me to tell you how many people have donated so far because the site is updating so fast.
You all are incredible. Thanks, as always!
Now, onward I go to frantically refresh the page!
EDIT: We funded at $100k in eight minutes. That's so fast.
Andrew Rowe wrote an extra blooper for Waybound!
He actually wrote this forever ago, because he's a beta reader for almost all my books, and we meant to post this closer to Waybound's release date but we both forgot. So why today? Well, by a crazy cosmic coincidence, he has a new book available today! What luck!
While this is a blooper and therefore it should be obvious, SPOILER WARNING for Waybound.
Click "Read More" (below) to read the blooper, and once again, a big sacred artist salute to Andrew Rowe and his new book!
P.S. Click just below this.
I'm back at DragonCon once again!
First of all, if you're interested in meeting me here at Atlanta this weekend, we have an event this Saturday afternoon for which you DON'T need a DragonCon badge. Details at the bottom of the post.
More importantly, I spent the morning meeting with some cool people. I had breakfast with Dakota Krout followed by lunch with Bryce O'Connor and Travis Baldree, so it's already been an action-packed day. To earn the right to eat with them, I had to fight off all the other applicants with my quarterstaff.
That's what most of my week looks like, actually. Duel and lunch meetings. Maybe I'll visit a panel or two if there's time.
If you would like the chance to meet me, there's no dueling required! You just need to be in Atlanta this Saturday!
Here are the details: on September 2nd at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Park, I'll be doing a FREE event from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern.
Address: 267 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
You don't need to have a ticket to DragonCon. This is not an official DragonCon event, just an official WillCon event (I'm not calling it that).
It's over four hours long because we expect people to filter in and out, since there are panels and stuff going on at the same time. You don't have to stay for the whole thing, but all the best stuff will happen when you're not in the room.
I'll have a Q&A (and Travis Baldree will be able to join me from about 11:30 to 12:15, during which time he will do a reading from The Engineer), some speaking time, maybe another Q&A, maybe a musical number, and then a book signing / photo op thing from roughly 2:30-4:00.
Anyway, that's a lot of information, but I hope to see you there! The signing a few weeks ago blew us away with how many people showed up, so it was a good practice run for this event. I have to warm up before social events so I don't forget how to speak to humans.
If it's been too long since my last conversation, I revert to primal snarling.
It hasn't been long since I first saw my books in bookstores, which was all thanks to you and your support for the Cradle Kickstarter last year.
But because I haven't been in bookstores, and because the touch of your dread sun drains me of my powers, I've never done a live book-signing event before.
That's about to change. Soon, I will drag myself from the tunnels beneath my Writing Prison and make my way to Barnes & Noble for an official signing!
I'll be in the Altamonte Mall Barnes & Noble in Altamonte Springs, FL, on Friday, August 4th (that's next Friday!), from 6-8 PM Eastern.
It's not a reading, so I won't be reading anything but your minds. It'll just be a chance for me to sit behind a desk and pretend not to be terrified as I sign the books you've purchased from our lovely local Barnes & Noble.
For more information, click this!
I think I'm also supposed to be answering some questions, so please remember that it's difficult for me to compress my vast cosmic knowledge into your limited human language.
Those with the misfortune to encounter me in person have described the experience as "weird," "off-putting," and "the first time I've ever seen a grown man curl up like an armadillo and roll away."
This is the point where I'm supposed to say "I hope to see all of you there!", but there are too many of you. I hope to see a manageable percentage of you there!
Maybe if this goes well, I'll do more signings elsewhere, like inside a lucid dream or that old shed behind your dad's house.
P.S. I have been engineering The Engineer. More information will be forthcoming pending approval from the O5 Council.
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