The Curse of Dillinger’s Diamond Kickstarter

by Doc Coleman on February 19, 2014 · 2 comments

in Asides, Pimpin' Your Friends

I want your money.

This is a generally true statement, but I have this thing about providing value in exchange for payment, so I spend a good bit of time writing stories and creating voicework so that you’ll have something to make you feel a bit better about turning your money over to me. The rest? The rest is just to keep you interested until I have something ready to convince you to turn your money over to me.

Today is a little different.

Oh, I still want your money, I just don’t want you to turn it over to me. I want you to hand it over to someone else.

The person in question is Tee Morris. Tee is a friend of mine who is mostly to blame for instigating a lot of stuff. I think I may have mentioned him a time or two before. He is also a talented writer and podcaster. I’d go on about that a little more, but Tee would just get a swelled head, and his head is big enough already.

But this post isn’t about Tee. This post is about your money.

You see, seven years ago, Tee released the podcast version of his book The Case of the Singing Sword, a Billibub Baddings Mystery. For those who are not familiar with the story (shame on you!) this is the story of a Dwarf from a realm of swords and sorcery who flings several talismans of power into a portal of oblivion to save his world, and gets sucked in himself. Instead of finding himself dead, or not finding himself at all, he finds himself in a library in Chicago in the 1920’s. He adapts to this strange, human-infested world by teaching himself to read and speak English, and decides that there is one skill he has that will help him earn a living in his new home: questing, or as this new world puts it, detective investigations. And thus the Dwarf Detective is born.

The Case of the Singing Sword was published by Dragon Moon Press in 2004, and a second story, The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant, was published in 2008. Since that time… well, nothing.

You see, for all that Billi had a vocal following, it just didn’t sell that well. Tee was finding commercial success with other stories, and with a family to feed and house, it made sense for him to focus on those things.

Except for the fans. Those darn fans, and their persistent question: “When is the next Billi coming out?

And that is where your money comes in.

Tee is giving the fans a chance to make the next Billi Story possible. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to make it feasible to write and publish a new Billi story: The Curse of Dillinger’s Diamond. Here’s the video from the Kickstarter.

And this is where your money comes in. The Kickstarter is off to a good start. Over a quarter of the money Tee needs to move forward has already been pledged, but the sooner we hit the goal, the sooner things start happening. And if we can go far enough over the goal, we may get more Billi. So, go to the Kickstarter campaign, and pledge your money. Share the Kickstarter link. Tell your friends and encourage them to pledge. Share this post. Share Tee’s post on the Kickstarter. Normally, I’d urge you to buy the first two books on Kindle, but we need your money for the Kickstarter.

Don’t wait. Don’t dawdle. The Kickstarter needs to be funded by March 16th, 2014 before 9:16 AM! It may seem like a lot of time, but that deadline will whip by sooner than you expect it. Let’s make sure that when that deadline passes, we’ve already funded more Billi.

It is the least your money can do for you.

Let’s make it happen.

And next time, I’ll be back to my usual posts. For now, GO. PLEDGE. SHARE.

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