nifty new Kickstarter featuring me: Phenomenons

Mighty Michael Jan Friedman has created a wonderful new shared world: Phenomenons: Every Human Creature. He’s funding it on Kickstarter, and it includes a bunch of great authors getting together to do a great new take on superheroes:

  • Ilsa J. Bick
  • Michael A. Burstein
  • Russ Colchamiro
  • Peter David
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Mary Fan
  • Robert Greenberger
  • Glenn Hauman
  • Dan Hernandez
  • Heather E. Hutsell
  • Paul Kupperberg
  • Ron Marz
  • Aaron Rosenberg
  • Hildy Silverman
  • Geoffrey Thorne
  • Marie Vibbert

This anthology is going to be a lot of fun, so please consider funding it!

WE DONE DID IT!

The Kickstarter for The Four ???? of the Apocalypse, the inaugural project from the brand-new, very-small-press publisher Whysper Wude, is done! And we funded at a whopping 177%! Yes, we shot past our $6000 goal by more than $4000, ending up at $10,636!

Now the real works starts: collecting the stories, getting the bonuses and rewards together, and turning this into an actual book!

We’re hoping to have the book done in time for Dragon Con. Cross fingers….

Thanks to everyone who supported the crowdfund, thanks to the authors for agreeing to do this (and many of whom provided some of the nifty bonuses!), and if you want to get the anthology at this point, you have to wait until it’s formally published!

Yay us!

four-and-a-half days left, and an amazing new stretch goal: SEANAN McGUIRE!

There are less than five days left in the Kickstarter for The Four ???? of the Apocalypse, and we just added a phenomenal new stretch goal: if we reach $8150 (which we’re $383 shy of as I type this), we’ll add a story by Seanan McGuire, the New York Times best-selling author of the “October Daye” and “InCryptid” series, among many many others.

Seanan is a great writer (and also a great person), and it will be wonderful to have her in the book writing about the Four Swarms of the Apocalypse. Which will join all the other fantastic alternatives to the four horsemen we’ve got planned.

And we’ve got other nifty stretch goals, too (homemade cookies! mystery book bundle!), so please consider supporting it! Time is running out!

so close to being funded!

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE DON’T KNOW IT!

As I type this, we’re just $225 away from funding The Four ???? of the Apocalypse! Wrenn and I are very excited, as are all two dozen contributors. There are still several Tuckerizations left (from Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mary Fan, Megan Mackie, Patrick Thomas, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Gordon Linzner, Gerard Houarner, and Randee Dawn), not to mention a custom short story by Aaron Rosenberg, autographed books from David Mack, and a whole bunch more!

And if we do hit our funding goal, we’ve got bunches of stretch goals, including a cover by JK Woodward and additional stories by Russ Colchamiro and James D. Macdonald!

So please consider supporting the anthology! The end of the world was never this absurd…….

presenting The Four ???? of the Apocalypse, now on Kickstarter from Whysper Wude

NIFTY NEW KICKSTARTER! NIFTY NEW PUBLISHER! NIFTY NEW ANTHOLOGY!

From brand-spanking-new very-small-press publisher Whysper Wude (run by Keith R.A. DeCandido and Wrenn Simms) comes The Four ???? of the Apocalypse. An anthology of biblical proportions, this is more than two dozen alternate takes on the apocalyptic quartet of yore.

The Four Lunch Ladies of the Apocalypse! The Four Lawyers of the Apocalypse! The Four PTA Moms of the Apocalypse! The Four Cats of the Apocalypse! And a whole bunch more!

Stories by

  • Jonathan Maberry
  • David Gerrold
  • David Mack
  • Peter David
  • Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
  • Jody Lynn Nye
  • Michael Jan Friedman
  • Laura Anne Gilman
  • Aaron Rosenberg
  • Gail Z. Martin
  • Mary Fan
  • Derek Tyler Attico
  • Danielle Ackley-McPhail
  • Adam-Troy Castro
  • Kathleen O. David
  • Randee Dawn
  • Robert Greenberger
  • Gerard Houarner
  • Gordon Linzner
  • Megan Mackie
  • Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg
  • Hildy Silverman
  • Patrick Thomas
  • Michael A, Ventrella
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Wrenn Simms

Don’t miss this wonderful project, plus all the nifty rewards, at the Kickstarter link!

Bad Ass Moms is funded!

BAMcovers

The upcoming Crazy 8 Press anthology about bad ass Moms — fittingly entitled Bad Ass Moms — is now funded on Kickstarter! But there’s still five days to go, and tons of stretch goals. As I type this, it’s at $4511 (the funding threshold was $4500), and there’s still lots more nifty stuff available. Now that it’s been funded, you’re guaranteed to get the book if you pledge, so now’s the best time to do it.

The stretch goals include:

$5000 (only $489 away) — the book will also include a story by me! Editor Mary Fan did a nice spotlight on me to that end…

$6000 — all the rewards featuring one autograph will be upgraded to three autographs

$7000 — Crazy 8 Press will also do a hardcover edition of the book

$8000 — each story will have a black-and-white illustration

$9000 — all the rewards featuring three autographs will be upgraded to five autographs

$10,000 — various nifty bits of swag

There are lots of nifty rewards that you can get, including having a character named after you in one of the stories!

This is one mother of an anthology that will feature mothers as heroes, and you need to have this book. Trust me. So please consider supporting it!

nifty new Kickstarter: Bad Ass Moms

BAMcovers

Crazy 8 Press has a new anthology that’s up on Kickstarter: Bad Ass Moms, which is a collection of short stories about, well, bad-ass Moms! A very nifty collection of authors is set to write stories about Moms who kick butt, including:

  • Danielle Ackley-McPhail
  • Derek Tyler Attico
  • T. Eric Bakutis
  • Russ Colchamiro
  • Paige Daniels
  • Kathleen O’Shea David
  • Peter David
  • Michael Jan Friedman
  • Robert Greenberger
  • Glenn Hauman
  • Heather E. Hutsell
  • Kris Katzen
  • Paul Kupperberg
  • Karissa Laurel
  • Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali
  • TJ Perkins
  • Aaron Rosenberg
  • Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg
  • Joanna Schnurman
  • Hildy Silverman
  • Denise Sutton

Some of the above are bad-ass Moms their own selves, too!

If you want to see my name added to that list, the anthology has to get to its stretch goal! The anthology funding goal is $4500 (as I type this, it’s at $1126, so at about a quarter of the way there so far), and if it reaches $5000, I will also contribute a story!

So please go and support this anthology, because the world needs more bad-ass Moms, dadgummit!