Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021 Begins its Kickstarter Campaign

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I never expected 400 backers and reaching 248% of the goal when I launched the Kickstarter campaign for Thrilling Adventure Yarns in 2019.


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I just knew I loved the old pulp magazines and wanted to have fun with them, pay tribute to their influence on me as a reader.

When the book debuted that summer, the response was uniformly positive, which began the thought of a second book. As 2019 became 2020, I decided to take the plunge and get started.

Launching today at 9 p.m. is the campaign for Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2021, another assortment of genres, allowing me to work with a collection of friends, colleagues, and peers

I am joined by my fellow Crazy 8 Press inmates: Russ Colchamiro, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Glenn Hauman, Paul Kupperberg, and Aaron Rosenberg. Returning from the first book will be David Mack, Paige Daniels, Will Murray, and Karissa Laurel.

New to this volume will be William Leisner, Danielle Ackley McPhail, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Greg Cox, Heather E. Hutsell, Kelli Fitzpatrick, Michael A. Burstein, Richard White, Scott Pearson, and Sherri Cook Woosley.

I also got my hands on a second unpublished Lester Dent story so we once again have a tangible connection to the Golden Age.


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Will Murray put me in touch with Gary Carbon, who executed the cover, based on Paul Kupperberg’s story. It’s pretty spiffy, no?

I have all the usual rewards to offer backers. A few have me very excited as I have four authors lined up to join the book should we reach funding plateaus. These include comic book veterans and long-time pals Stuart Moore and Ron Marz as well as prolific authors Jody Lynn Nye and Jonathan Maberry. I also want to reach the ultimate stretch goal, a Kickstarter-exclusive cover, making the release truly collectible.

We’ll have sci-fi, horror, two-fisted adventure, war, mystery, and western stories. Just about all of the stories are already in my possession and once we are deeper into the campaign, I will complete my own contribution to the book: a romance, stretching myself a wee bit.

Of course, I am excited to be doing this as well as nervous, uncertain how the current economic conditions will affect our effort. Go check out the page, watch the video, peruse the rewards, and come join the party!

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