Monday, October 03, 2011

Sneak-Peek Sentences! : An Update on the Illustrated Limited Edition

Illustration by Nathan Shields
The Date of Disappearance fundraiser continues strong at United States Artists. The matching-grant segment was a phenomenal success: roughly $800 raised in a little more than a week!

To give everyone a fun glimpse of the book you've supported or are considering supporting, I’ve prepared a PDF with ten sneak-peek sentences from Date of Disappearance. Take a look.

Renewed thanks to all who continue to share the project, encourage new support, and keep the numbers climbing toward the goal. Date of Disappearance is now 49% funded with 46 days remaining! That’s about $2,400 left to go – certainly an achievable amount, considering the progress so far. But this is fund or bust! Please help that percentage get well into the fifties this week!


a)      This is “micro-philanthropy.” — Anybody can pledge any amount from $1 upward (it's tax-deductible, and every dollar helps)

b)      Your pledge can reserve you a book. $25 gets you the finished, numbered limited edition. You’ll receive a low-numbered copy hot from the printer, plus additional perks!

c)      Support takes many forms. If you can’t pledge monetarily, you can pledge in spirit by helping to spread the word. Embed the Date of Disappearance video on your blog, “Like” it and pass it around!


All supporters who have pledged in the time between this fundraiser’s launch and the end of Saturday, October 8th will be eligible to receive, in addition to standard pledge perks …
A short story collection by one of our acknowledged masters in the form. This author’s name shall be a surprise for next week (as I narrow it down from several whose work continually inspires), but I guarantee you a meaningful and memorable read!
PLEDGE BY: 11:59 p.m. PT, Saturday, Oct. 9th

Congrats to Julie Pollastro, winner of this week's PATRON EXTRAORDINAIRE drawing! Julie receives an eye-catching Western Meadowlark coffee mug from Portland’s own Powell’s Books. Enjoy, Julie!

In gratitude, and for the love of books,

Date of Disappearance Project Goal:
Amount Raised as of Today:
            $2,336 (or 49%!)
Remaining Amount to Raise:
Fundraising Days Remaining: