Kickstarter Fatigue & Alienation

Juxtaposer001This blog post started as a comment to Lucie Le Blanc’s Google Plus thread about why she’s backing away from Kickstarter. I totally get why she feels that way. Some Kickstarters don’t fulfill at all, or charge so much that some backers feel ripped off.

I say that just as my Walk The Fire Kickstarter is about to fulfill! Six months late. Oh, and all the physical rewards won’t ship until almost 8 months late. You know what, though? It’s still been a glorious success I’m proud to share with the backers. Here’s why…
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Walk The Fire Anthology Series

WTF2 squareA shared world anthology series spanning the distant past to the future. Created and edited by John Mierau, featuring an all-star roster of writers.

This shared world tells the story of the Ferrymen: the incredibly rare men and women who can walk through a special kind of flame and safely shepherd living beings and resources to any place another branch of that flame has been carried by hand, car, boat, plane or starship…but… to walk the fire without a Ferryman is dangerous. You could arrive somewhere unintended, be burned by the flame in the attempt…or never be seen again.

Walk The Fire on Kindle. (Volume 1).
May The Ferrymen Take You on Kindle. (Volume 2)

Listen to Volume 1, Episode 1 of the free audiobook here. The entire series is available for free via podcast here & in iTunes.

Collaborators in this shared world include: Mur Lafferty, Jake Bible, Nathan Lowell, Paul Levinson, Christopher Morse, Harry Connolly, Steve Umstead, Jared Axelrod, Matt Iden, Brand Gamblin, Ed. W. Robertson, JRD Skinner, J Daniel Sawyer, Patrick McLean, Jason Andrew Bond and many more!

Do you dare walk the fire?

Walk The Fire on Kindle. (Volume 1).
May The Ferrymen Take You on Kindle. (Volume 2)


Below are the names of the awesome folks who supported Walk The Fire Volume 2. If you’re name isn’t listed, drop us a line to opt-in: we want to shout out our thanks!
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Walk The Fire: DROP/KICK and Win!

wpWTFks2 The WALK THE FIRE Kickstarter is in its last two weeks. The more we raise, the more goodies we can give our supporters–up to TWO full anthologies for ALL backers!

Successful Kickstarters reach a wide audience. Help us connect with new supporters and get entered in a draw to win 20 ebooks & up to $100Amazon!

Read on to learn how to get your name in the DROP/KICK draw!

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10 Q’s with Mur Lafferty (Walk The Fire)

MurLafferty I’m very excited to be collaborating with author, podcasting peer & longtime internet buddy Mur Lafferty in my shared world anthology series ‘Walk The Fire’.

I’m putting ten questions to each of the creatives involved in the upcoming anthology. Visit the Kickstarter to learn more.

Ready your geek fu action grip folks, & let’s hear from Mur!

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