Fundraiser Final Thoughts

Once again, a “Help Ashe Get Out of Another Stupid Mess” fundraiser has come and gone. 

Once again, kind and generous people who barely know me gave me money that they could have spent on much more worthy things, like… pretty much anything. Large buckets of earthworms, maybe.

But this time, you at least get something out of it other than an uncomfortable sense of flushing your money down a toilet: Work has already begun on my short story collection and I’m going to ship the signed book copies this week. (I will let everyone know the exact day. I’m still waiting to receive the box of copies from my publisher.)

Also, I want to go ahead and announce that there is about a 99% chance that I’m going to change the title of the short story collection. Supplicants to Other Gods was a spur-of-the-moment name, and I’ve decided I don’t really like it. Maybe I’ll have a contest to come up with a new name for it and give away one of my extra signed copies of my book? Not sure yet.

Anyway, I want to think everyone who donated, ordered, and preordered, especially those of you who chipped in more than what I was asking for. Here is a final list of contributors, in no particular order:

  • Dennis Hong
  • Drew Miller
  • Maxwell Yezpitelok
  • Chris Rio
  • Kathy Benjamin
  • Matthew Conrad
  • Cameron Mitchell
  • Dwayne Hoover
  • Michael Kay
  • Pauli Poisuo
  • Kylie Ault
  • R. Jason Benson
  • Clinton Boomer
  • Christopher Odom
  • Tony Saavedra
  • Adam Wears
  • Alan Boyle
  • Doron Singer
  • One anonymous person who only gave their e-mail address (which I will not post here)

I’ll be in touch with everyone soon about when you can expect your stuff and things like that. If you have any questions or want to know where you can buy large buckets of earthworms, please e-mail!