Blog Moved →
I thought that I posted this months ago, but I’ve been updating regularly over at Blogger. If you would like to contact me, please feel free to comment there, message me through KickStarter, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I apologize for inadvertently dropping off the face of the earth back there; I was so convinced that I’d posted this message as soon as I launched the new...
Seeking artists to commission!
I want to commission about ten pieces of artwork with commercial permissions. I started a group here to organize the process. I’m specifically looking for realistic/semirealistic, black and white (or grayscale) art for the interior of a book that I recently KickStarted (sample of the book here). These might be lineart, clean sketches, or shaded artwork. I’m hoping for a mix of full...
Last chance for awesome, exclusive rewards!
Untold Memories: Your world is a lie has hit its fundraising goal! As a result, when it ends in just 108 minutes, so will your chance to get any of the exclusive rewards offered. This is your only opportunity to get the original Untold Memories covered in commentary, or letters from your favorite character. It’s also your ONLY opportunity to commission short stories about your favorite...
UPDATE: 25 hours left and a new reward!
If you’ve been interested in Untold Memories at all, now’s the time to jump in! I’ve just added a new reward: now anyone who pledges $1+ will get their name (or the name of their choice) listed in the Acknowledgments section of the book! (This applies to everyone who pledges for any of the rewards listed, not just those who pledge for the $1 reward.) This is your chance to get a...
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 7
(Chapters 1-6 can be found here; press the j key to jump past this post if you’d prefer, or check here for more details.) The main hall had a high ceiling, and eleven rows of tables running from left to right. There were four entrances, one on each wall. The tables to the left were covered in fine china and had well-made clay cups, while the tables to the right had chipped plates and mugs with...
Just hit the halfway point! →
Only 3 days to go, but lots of awesome pledge rewards are available, including several new ones. Take a look!
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 6
(Chapters 1-5 can be found here; press the j key to jump past this post if you’d prefer, or check here for more details.) Golden light filled the room when Ray next opened her eyes. Blinking to blot out its brightness, Ray sat bolt upright. Raven jumped. Her hair was shorter than it had been when Ray had last seen her, Ray noticed. The tightly wound curls poofed out when her hair was cut too...
UPDATE: For the high rollers...
I added a $1000 reward with the following: Early previews of the books before they go to print (to be kept top-secret, or I’ll revoke this privilege) Paperback copies all of the new books AND the original Untold Memories → Signed → Including a personal note → Also including optional doodles and commentary on many of the pages in the books → Each with a handmade bookmark (so 5...
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 5
(Chapters 1-4 can be found here; press the j key to jump past this post if you’d prefer, or check here for more details.) Ray moved through the darkness, effecting a false confidence as she went, trying to move as silently as Jauge had. The glint that had been in Jauge’s eye before she turned away kept Ray from listening to her advice; it was better to do as she’d seen Jauge do. Ray...
UPDATE: New reward available: Postcards from your...
(original post and more information about the book) Who wouldn’t want a chance to have their favorite character be their penpal for a year? After Untold Memories I: Rayai is released, those who pledge for this tier will get to choose a character from said book and then have a year-long correspondence with them—one postcard a month! These postcards may include handwritten text,...
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 4
(Chapters 1-3 can be found here; press the j key to jump past this post if you’d prefer, or check here for more details.) Ray’s foot caught on a tree root and sent her sprawling as she lost the woman’s hand. She collapsed, panting in the dirt, her lungs burning in her chest. They’d been running for ages, it seemed, and her knees were weak and her head was spinning and she...
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 3
(Chapters 1 and 2 can be found here; press the j key to jump past this post if you’d prefer, or check here for more details.) Ray burst out of the water, gasping for air—it was frigid, and burned in her lungs. Ray’s eyes flew open, and she choked as bitter water got in her mouth. A woman on the shore spun to look at her, but Ray ignored her. The pool was gone; she felt for an end to the...
Update: LIMITED backer reward added!
I’ve been writing Untold Memories for about a decade, and, about five years ago, I self-published a previous draft of the first book. In the intervening years, I have completely rewritten and thoroughly improved the book, but I still have a handful of copies left over from those days. These books are out of print, and I will not be selling them ever again. For $60, you can get your own paperback...
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 2
(Chapter 1 can be found here; press the j key to jump past this post if you’d prefer, or check here for more details.) Ray’s eyes snapped open. The woman’s sharp grin burned in her mind’s eye for a moment before fading. Throwing off her blanket, Ray leapt out of bed. Her bedroom was the same as ever: sun-bleached, neat, and impersonal. Something was off—but as she turned...
Untold Memories I: Rayai -- Chapter 1
(One chapter will be posted each day for the next week; press j to jump past this post.) Laenyn’s feet felt like stones; they dragged beneath her, unwilling to carry her where she intended to go. She kept her head high and her stride strong, even though her heart was pounding in her chest, begging her to live, to go back to her daughter, to go back to the misery that was life as a Keshaan. ...
KickStarter Update: What would you like to see?
A scientist mad with grief; a mother trying to escape guilt; a little girl’s worst nightmare; a mistake with unforeseen consequences. What if your life—your world—your memories—were a lie? More information, including a 44-page sample of the first book, is available here! *** Now that we’re halfway through the month, I wanted to ask interested parties what else they might want from...
Transcription of Audio Post
[[MORE]] This is Morgan Bauman, author of Untold Memories. What is Untold Memories? Untold Memories is dark. It’s written with adults in mind. It’s accessible to mature children, as well as teenagers, but it contains violence and death. Untold Memories is a fantasy story. It’s set in an original world called Qol. There are no elves, orcs, or other stereotypical fantasy...