I’ve joined the ranks of the Kickstarted. Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories is a brand new story collection I’m ready to put out. I had planned on posting a blog today, announcing the project and saying how it’s going, but it’s already taken off. We funded in five hours and a day and change in, we’ve already hit the first stretch goal and we’re working on the second.
But let me take a step back and explain the project a bit. Since the release of my debut novel and its sequel, I’ve been asked by fans if I have any more fiction out. I’ve written a few dozen short stories that have been published in places like Realms of Fantasy, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Writers of the Future, and several DAW Books anthologies like Steampunk’d, The Dimension Next Door, and Spells of the City. The trouble was, these stories aren’t collected in any one place that people can buy.
That’s the goal of this Kickstarter, to get these stories into the hands of readers who want them. I’ve already contacted the wonderful artist of the Dark Valkyrie, Sang Han, the piece you see above, and arranged for its use once the Kickstarter is fully funded. I also have a copy editor lined up to go over any new material for this collection.
Check out the project page at kickbrad.com and you can see more details about the rewards and the stretch goals. I would very much appreciated your spreading the word about this. Even if it’s not for you, your friends might love a chance to get an early copy of this story collection. And if you participate, I am deeply grateful in your confidence in me as a writer, because let’s face it, that’s the writer’s greatest pleasure, sharing the stories they wish to tell.