|Illustration by Nathan Shields|
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!
-- THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT THIS LIMITED-TIME FUNDRAISER --
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!
-- THIS WEEK’S PATRON EXTRAORDINAIRE! PERK --
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!MINIMUM PLEDGE: $15
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,
-- THE STATS --
Date of Disappearance Project Goal:
Amount Raised as of Today:
$2,336 (or 49%!)
Remaining Amount to Raise:
Fundraising Days Remaining: