Finish Line


Behold the Cemetery Giant! Another illustration of a fan-favorite scene from my novella “The Mysterious Flame” by the great M.S. Corley.

Today is the final day of the Kickstarter for the brand new deluxe edition of Never Bet the Devil & Other Warnings from Strix Publishing! Which means that soon I get to shut up about it, and you guys get to stop hearing about it! But in the meantime, you’ve got around 12 hours left to get in on this new edition at its cheapest price, not to mention Kickstarter-exclusive rewards like prints by M.S. Corley, Never Bet the Devil-themed playing cards, and even some one-of-a-kind sculpted book covers by Jason Soles (which nobody has sprung for so far, and I can tell you, as someone who’s seen these in person, you’re missing out).

As we head into the final hours, we’ve got less than $800 left to raise, so the end is well and truly in sight, and I’m pretty sure that, thanks to all your help, this little book is going to become a really real thing that you can hold in your hands. And let me just say, not even taking my stories into account, that it’s going to be an amazing volume. M.S. Corley has outdone himself with the cover design, and the interior art that he’s turned in so far is equally impressive, with lots more striking illustrations still to come!

That’s not even mentioning a new introduction by Nathan Ballingrud, and a couple of new stories by yours truly, making this the definitive edition of Never Bet the Devil, for first time readers and old fans alike. And since we’re now well beyond our goal of 250 backers, that means everyone who pledged at least $30 will be receiving a free PDF of (mostly) never-before-seen Never Bet the Devil ephemera, only available to Kickstarter backers (you can get a taste of that here). Didn’t pledge $30? It’s never too late to bump it up a bit!

The campaign isn’t over yet, but as we head into the final hours, I just wanted to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has already pledged, shared, or helped spread the word about this project. It’s been a dizzying, exhausting, exhilarating, amazing experience, and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. Now let’s make these last few hours count, shall we?

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