The Date of Disappearance Administrative Assistant (my three-year old son), has just pulled from the hat the names of two Patrons Extraordinaire!
A & G McTIGHE will receive the book Dancing After Hours: Stories by Andre Dubus
MARIAN will receive The Afterlife & Other Stories by John UpdikeCongrats Marian and McTighes! These books are both masterworks and I’m confident you’ll find lots to admire in each. Look for them in the mail soon!
-- PROGRESS --
This week I hoped we could climb well into the fifty-percent-funded margin, but thanks to your tremendous ongoing support, we flew through the fifties and are currently at 62%! I am amazed and full of gratitude. Thank you all.
-- ON-WORD! --
With forty days remaining and roughly $1,800 left to raise, the task of encouraging others’ support continues to be Priority Number One. Date of Disappearance now has an official Facebook page, which I hope will offer easy ways for any of you to share (or continue sharing) the project with your own community.
(And/or feel free to pass along the link to those ten Sneak-Peek Sentences from the book that I shared last week)
Thanks for everything you all continue to do to spread news of this project widely!
-- THIS WEEK’S PATRON EXTRAORDINAIRE! GIFT --
Anyone who has pledged in the time between this fundraiser’s launch and the close of next Saturday, October 15th, will be eligible to receive:
MINIMUM PLEDGE: $15
PLEDGE BY: 11:59 p.m. PT, Saturday, Oct. 15th
-- SEVEN YEARS ON --
This week marked the anniversary of my first novel’s publication seven years ago. It’s been a wild, weird ride for me since The Green Age of Asher Witherow first appeared in 2004. In a blog post contemplating this, I wrote of Date of Disappearance:
“It will be a small book, born quietly at midday, and in a limited number of copies—not what they call a ‘breakout.’ But it will be something lovely, with illustrated pages you can turn by hand.”I reiterated my long-held belief that “the art of language and story is sustained by the unwavering economics of the spirit,” and I gave an appreciative shout-out: “Here’s to those who can help me realize my quiet, somewhat old-fashioned idea.”
In other words, if you've supported or intend to support the project, here’s to YOU! I’m confident we’re going to reach that goal together.
-- THE STATS --
Date of Disappearance Project Goal:
Amount Raised as of Today:
$2,936 (or 62%!)
Remaining Amount to Raise:
Fundraising Days Remaining: