Shiver Me Timbers

The Love of Danger

A project in by Jeremy Zimmerman

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A young adult novel of superheroes and family expectations.
Backers: 83
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $1,633 of $1,000
Dates: Aug 4th -> Sep 5th (32 days)
Project By: Jeremy Zimmerman
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Latest News


September 4th - via:
Just 8 hours left in the Kickstarter! Before we get to the close, please take a moment to make sure you've selected the backer reward you want to receive. I know there's at least one person that didn't select a reward. It's awesome if you just want... (Read More)

The Significance of the Elbow

September 3rd - via:
As I start this, Kickstarter tells me there are 32 hours remaining on the Kickstarter. Holy moly! Time flies when you're in a frenzied panic. Yesterday I was a guest blogger at Galleywampus! I'd been asked to write about why diverse fiction is... (Read More)

Next Up: Stickers? Hardcover? Another serial?

September 1st - via:
Thank you again for everyone who has helped the Kickstarter get this far. I'll be spending November working on the first Kensei serial story during National Novel Writing Month. It's not 50k (the traditional goal for NaNoWriMo), but I'll figure out... (Read More)

Achievement Unlocked: Offensive Driving

September 1st - via:
Someone really wanted a serial and just pledged enough to push us over the top. I'll post more when I get to my laptop tonight, but wanted to say thank you to everyone that has helped this get as far as it has.  (Read More)

Challenging Assumptions

September 1st - via:
Just a few days left in the Kickstarter. We're more than half-way to our first stretch goal. (Or almost 85%, depending on how you're figuring it.) If you have an interest in seeing me hit that stretch goal, now is the time to help me push. If you... (Read More)

The Real People of Cobalt City

August 28th - via:
With just one week left of funding, we're either 79% or 38% of the way to our first stretch goal, depending on how you measure it. (Obviously, I haven't figured out the best way to describe it.) I still hope we can at least unlock the first stretch... (Read More)

The Jewel of New England

August 26th - via:
I feel it's only fair to take a moment to talk about the setting of Cobalt City. Sometimes called the Jewel of New England, Cobalt City is where superheroes go to make a name for themselves. There are superpowered individuals elsewhere in the world,... (Read More)

A Question and a Review!

August 24th - via:
Hey folks! Depending on how you count it, we are either 75% or 25% of the way to our first stretch goal. I'm still feeling hopeful that we can hit that.  Semi-related: I realized that there are not higher reward tiers for people who want purely... (Read More)

Buddhist Churches

August 19th - via:
Hi gang! The book launch I got to piggy back on went well. Hello to the new backers who found me through that! Otherwise we seem to be plugging along as before. Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word.  One of the things that I love is... (Read More)

Last Minute Event!

August 17th - via:
I've been added last minute the online release event for Eat the Ones You Love by J.L. Murray. It's tonight and starts in a couple hours. General details here: Around 9:40 EDT I'll be posting about my... (Read More)

Songs in the Key of Kensei

August 17th - via:
Hello! We're almost two weeks in and still plugging along. I still have hope that we can hit the first stretch goal. If you're interested in seeing a Kensei serial, please take a moment to share with friends who might be interested.  For today's... (Read More)

Futurist Supervillain!

August 13th - via:
For today's update I thought I'd share a bit of the work that went into the story. In this case, the main antagonist.  I'd laid the groundwork in the first book for the antagonist in this book, though it was really just bare bones. He had to be... (Read More)

We hit our goal! First stretch goal: a Kensei serial?

August 12th - via:
This morning we hit $1,000 exactly. It's so exciting to meet this goal so quickly!  Now I feel comfortable talking about our first stretch goal: Kensei Tales! One of my more persistent Kensei fans asked for a serial a while back. At first I thought... (Read More)


August 11th - via:
We are so super close! I'm really exited! Thank you for helping us get this far.  I've done a lot of things to promote this, including a couple giveaways! Since I don't want you to miss out on an opportunity, here they are! And even if you aren't... (Read More)

An Interview!

August 10th - via:
Yay guys! We've crossed the 90% mark with over three weeks left to go! Once we hit $1,000, I can start talking about the first stretch goal: The first Kensei serial!  Meanwhile, I was interviewed by Minerva Zimmerman for her blog. We talk about this... (Read More)

My Favorite Bit

August 8th - via:
Thank you to everyone who came out to the reading last night. I appreciate the moral support! Here's an action shot of me reading taken by one of the backers. Action shot! For a bit of a flashback, here's a guest blog post I was able to make over at... (Read More)

In the Beginning...

August 7th - via:
Though momentum has slowed, we're still plugging away towards our goal. It would be nice to hit our main goal soon so we can start looking at stretch goals, so any spreading-of-the word you can manage is always appreciated.  Today I thought I'd... (Read More)

Day 3: 75%?! Also: a reading!

August 6th - via:
I never know how to tell if a Kickstarter will go well, so it's gratifying to see that this is actually doing really well.  Also, in case you missed it, I will be reading from The Love of Danger at the Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle. If you're... (Read More)

We are a staff pick!

August 5th - via:
In a day that continues to be exciting, I received an email from Kickstarter letting me know that this is a Staff Pick!   (Read More)

For More Women in Fiction

August 5th - via:
One thing I forgot in my last update: If you want to see more fiction about women, you may also want to check out Women in Practical Armor, which is also running a Kickstarter right now! It features some of my favorite people, like Mary Robinette... (Read More)

Day 2 - Almost Halfway?!

August 4th - via:
Words cannot convey how grateful I am for the outpouring of support from all of you. I get nervous with every Kickstarter I've done, never certain how it will do. The Kensei books have a special place in my heart, and it's amazing to see that other... (Read More)

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