It’s rather serendipitous, as I may (bold, underlined, & italicized–may) have some news in the near future regarding this collection. I really can’t say more than that right now. Anyway, that’s all. I’m off to work in the mines at Moon Hill.
As I write this, there are actually just 21 hours left. So if you’ve been putting things off, now’s a good time to act. We’ve got T-shirts, slipcases, custom sculptures, a hand-drawn map, and of course, the signed and numbered limited edition hardcover of GREETINGS FROM MOON HILL. Get on that.
We’re down to the last six days of the campaign. I swear it’s like this month has gone by in a blur. It’s certainly left my head spinning. So much, in fact, that I haven’t really had an opportunity to post here all that much. I don’t really have much time right now, in fact, but I wanted to at least say something, so . . .
Yeah. Six days left. We’re going to do slipcases. And Mercedes is offering another Halloween-themed blanket as a reward. And if we manage to reach $7,300 in funding, we’re going to offer T-shirts.
So there it is. Maybe in another week I can come up for air. For now, I’m going back under. See you in a week.
Tonight! Tony and I are going live on YouTube to take your questions about the Moon Hill Kickstarter campaign. Want to know what inspired the stories? Or how Tony designs his sculptures? ASK US! Seriously, you can ask us anything. ANYTHING.
We’ll be live at 8 PM EST. If you can’t make it, feel free to submit your questions to us ahead of time so we’re not staring at each other awkwardly on camera. Please and thank you.
Goddamn, what a week. Seriously, folks, between the campaign and my day job, I’ve barely had time to decompress. But it’s been worth it. In case you haven’t been keeping up with the campaign progress, we have achieved over 50% of our funding goal in the first week. The first week! When I did this years ago for ALT, I struggled to get funded in 60 days! The Kickstarter staff also designated Moon Hill as a “Project We Love,” giving it top billing on the front page of the site.
Doesn’t hurt that we’ve received some incredible press this week. Dread Central, Popcorn Horror, The Moon is a Dead World, Horror Fiction Books, and Horror Society have all posted about our little campaign. Next week Tony and I will be on Armand Rosamilia’s Arm Cast podcast to talk about the project, and we’re giving away a Box of Dread from Dread Central when we reach 75 backers. So yeah, we’re both busy with this thing, and will be for the next three weeks. On that note, I just want to say thanks for your patience with all the sharing/promoting across my social media streams (mainly Facebook and Twitter). I know it turns into noise after a while, but please understand that it’s necessary.
Tony Rapino and I have teased you relentlessly over the last several weeks, and now we’re finally pulling back the curtain on a project that’s been nearly two years in the making.
The project is this: A limited hardcover run of a new collection by Anthony J. Rapino, titled GREETINGS FROM MOON HILL. This will be the first title published by Precipice Books that isn’t by me. As you can imagine, it’s a huge step for me and for Precipice, and if successful, it will lead to subsequent titles by other authors. This Kickstarter campaign will combine Tony’s fiction with his sculptures, allowing the reader to hold a piece of Moon Hill in their hands.
Our goal is $6,800 in 30 days, but we have a lot of really cool stretch goals planned should we exceed that amount. Things like glow-in-the-dark variants of the sculptures, a video documenting Tony’s sculpting process, illustrations for the collection, T-shirts, and possibly even a story collaboration between Tony and me.
You can get the full details on the project here. This probably goes without saying, but supporting this project means supporting Precipice and its future. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.