60 hours remain in the Untold Memories KickStarter! (I know it says 62 in the screencapture; I took that when I saw that I had 130 facebook likes. I was more than a little bowled over by that!)
What is this?
This is a KickStarter campaign to fund the production of ebooks and/or audiobooks for the Untold Memories series. Untold Memories has been in production for almost ten years now, and has undergone a large number of revisions. At present, eight books are fully written drafts, a branch series is in the works, and a 200+ page book of character back stories is in progress.
The premise is explained in greater detail elsewhere, so I will instead describe the series as a whole. Untold Memories is meant to be a dark, realistic fantasy. Magic isn’t a cure-all; it’s difficult to wield and nearly impossible to consciously tame. Some villages have forgotten about magic altogether, even though it hasn’t forgotten about them. Even in the most mundane settings, it leaves its mark—in some cases going completely unnoticed by those it affects.
$5: All of the ebooks and audiobooks unlocked by the deadline! (This is included in every other pledge reward above this, as well.)
$10: 5 trivia facts about the book-related area of your choice! (example topics: Regional Food, Regional Culture, Regional Myths; Book Production, Book Writing, Book Editing; Character X’s Quirks, Character Y’s History, or Character Z’s Relationships.)
$15 - $40, $100: Pick any character who appears in the books, no matter how obscure, and pick a moment ($15 - $40) or their entire life ($100), and I’ll write it for you! Prices vary by length. (100 words to 7~30 pages.)
$50: Postcards from your favorite character! These will be completely unique and personalized. They may include handwritten message, diagrams, drawings, coded messages, or anything else your chosen character might send to you. One a month for an entire year! (Just in case they get lost in the mail, I’ll also email you a scan of them.)
$60: The ORIGINAL Untold Memories! I still have some copies of the second draft of the first book. $60 means that you’ll get a signed copy of one with a personal note. Also, if you want, I’ll write commentary all over the interior—drawings, trivia, etc. These will NEVER be sold again if this KickStarter succeeds!
$75: You get an early copy of the ebook (to be kept top secret) and get your tweet-length review put on the back of the actual book when it’s released—pending approval, of course.
$125: You get to spend an hour talking to me over the phone, Skype, or GoogleChat. I’ll answer questions, give the dirt on minor characters, and offer details on obscure places and people in the series!
$150: A write up that details my writing and editing process, a comparison of all of the drafts that it took to reach this point, and regular (optional) updates about my writing process as I revise and publish the rest of the series.
→ Early previews of the books before they go to print (to be kept top-secret, or I’ll revoke this privilege)
→ Paperback copies all four of the new books when they come out
→ → 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 4 altogether)
→ → → Each of which has a handwritten trivia fact about that book
→ An hour-long discussion with me about the books
→ The write up describing my writing process that sets the various drafts side by side
→ → As well as the optional progress emails
→ Mentioned in the Acknowledgments section by name
→ All of the unlocked ebooks
→ All of the unlocked audiobooks
→ The 7-30 page background story of a character of your choice
→ A say in which scenes to have illustrated, since you’ll have read an advance copy of the book
→ The $500 reward, plus:
→ The ORIGINAL Untold Memories reward
→ 50 trivia facts about the book in the 10 areas of your choice (example topics: Regional Food, Regional Culture, Regional Myths; Book Production, Book Writing, Book Editing; Character X’s Quirks, Character Y’s History, or Character Z’s Relationships. This can also be chosen randomly if you can’t decide.)
→ Short vignettes about 5 characters (up to 250 words each) (These can also be chosen randomly if you can’t decide.)
→ AND personalized, monthly postcards from your favorite Untold Memories character for the next year! If you opt to have all physical rewards delivered at the same time, I will send you 12 personalized postcards from each of 3 characters of your choice (rather than from a single character)
→ →These may include handwritten text, drawings, diagrams, cryptic codes, or anything else your favorite character might say—addressed directly to you!
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The original cover art was by lifewithoutdeath about five or six years ago.