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“HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL”

     No updates on Kickstarters, or discount books today gang.  Just a few thoughts on this holiday season.

 

     This will be our first Christmas without my father-in-law, and I’ll admit a part of me is a bit apprehensive about it.  But not all that much really.  There is still going to be the family gathering this weekend, where I will see a lot of familiar faces and a few new additions.  My wife’s ‘not-so-little cousins’ have been growing their families and I will be meeting some of those children for the first time.  There will also be others I have not seen in a long while whose presence will be very welcome.  

   

     Although a lot has changed, the love and closeness we all share will still be there, a lot of this came from my father-in-law.  So in his own way, he will be there too.  And I’m really looking forward to that.  

 

     I know the holidays can be a rough time for those who’ve lost someone due to their passing, or just because of distance.  But remember, every person who touches your life with love leaves a bit of themselves with you that cannot be taken away.  That part is yours to keep always.  It’s there to help you in good and bad times.  An old joke that still makes you smile, a gift that was given that you still have, or more importantly fond memories.  

 

   Memories are something we make with others that will always be with us.  Nothing take those away.  We may not always be able to think about them on the spot, because of life’s craziness.  But they are there and keep a part of us warm at all times.  

 

    So this holiday season, try to make a lot more memories… really good ones.  Share love, a laugh, a thought, a dream.  These are gifts not only to yourself but others and can be the most treasured thing you could ever give.

 

    I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to do another post before Christmas or not, but there will be more before this year is over.  I’ll probably be talking about writing and some new developments on the horizon at that time.  

 

     Until then, enjoy the holiday season and may you all have blast building some great memories of the season to carry with you always.

 

    Your friend,

 

    Allan Krummenacker

Update On My Kickstarter…


SEASONS GREETINGS EVERYONE!


First off, I hope you are all finding many ways of enjoying the holiday season.  I know things get hectic around this time of the year and it can get stressful.  So I hope all you are finding joy an comfort in family, friends, cartoons, music, etc.

 

I know there’s a lot going on for everyone at this time, which means I screwed up.  This was definitely not the right time of year to have started my Kickstarter.  Unfortunately, three’s not turning back because once a Kickstarter’s been stared you can’t hit a pause button and then restart it at a later date.  Once it’s been set in motion you have to let it run its full course regardless of whether or not it looks like it will succeed.

 

In my case, the Kickstarter is not doing well and looks like it might fail.  I set mine to run 45 days, and with a third of that time already gone I’ve gotten only 2 pledges totally $30.  My goal for funding the editing job for the “The Ship” is $600.00.  Again, I’ve only got myself to blame if it fails.  A part of me knew darn well that the holidays are a tough time of year for everyone.  I’m a full believer in families coming first, especially at this time of the year.

 

However, I’m not despairing just yet.  I’ve still got 29 days left in my Kickstarter, which means it does not come to an end until January 11th.  With that in mind, I’m still hopeful that I can reach my goal.

 

I’m just glad that no actual money has changed hands.  That’s the way it works with Kickstarters.  Pledged money is only collected at the end of the time frame, and ONLY if the goal is met.  If there aren’t enough pledges then no one is out of pocket.  No money is collected and the person who created the project has to go back to the drawing board.  I learned this only recently myself, when I pledged $5.00 to a project that failed to make its goal.  Nothing was charged to my card and all I lost out on was a project gift for supporting them.  

 

That’s one of the nice things about Kickstarter gifts, you get at least something for your investment.  In my case, a pledge is basically placing an advanced order for a copy of the book in the format of your choice.

 

In case anyone does wish to donate, even just a little to my project, here’s a list of the gifts I have for you:  

 

$2.00 – an advanced PDF copy of the book, several weeks before it is made available to the general public.  This format is great for people without e-readers, because you can read it on your laptop or desktop computer (just make sure your unit can actually read PDF files first though).

 

$5.00 – 1st edition e-copy of the book in whatever e-reader format you need (Kindle, Sony, Nook, Apple, etc.)

 

$10.00 – first edition Trade Paperback copy of the book.

 

$25.00 – signed first edition Trade Paperback copy of the book, plus an e-copy in the e-reader format of your choice (Kindle, Sony, Nook, Apple, etc.)

 

*There are higher levels of pledges offered which you can find on the Kickstarter page itself if you’re interested, I just wanted to post the simpler easier ones here.

 

I know there will be folks out there who wish to help, but can’t even afford to spare $5 or $2, and I say “God bless you and thanks for thinking of me”.  If you still want to help, then please just spread the word about my Kickstarter to others and that in itself could wind up making a huge difference.  

 

The link to the Kickstarter us just below.  Thank you all for reading and sticking with me, and let me finish by simply saying “HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours!”  Enjoy the season and stay safe.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/975056676/editing-my-2nd-novel-the-ship


****HOLIDAY SPECIAL****

 

From now until Christmas Day

 

 

The e-book version of Book 1 in my Para-Earth Series is available for all e-reader formats at Amazon and Smashwords for just $0.99 CENTS!  Within these pages you’ll ecnounter psychics, spirits and an old stone bridge with a terrifying secret.  Mystery, the paranormal and a sci-fi twist similiar to the old Twilight Zone series await you.

 

You can find a number of 4 and 5 star reviews can be found at both Amazon and Smashwords as well as get a sneak peak at the first few pages.  so take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the characters before book 2 comes out in February 2014.

 

For the Kindle version click on this link: http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Para-Earth-Allan-Krummenacker-ebook/dp/B00B86DR9G/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1385995458

 

For Nook, Apple, Sony, PDF file, and all other e-readers click on this link to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/272613

The Bridge Book Cover Blurb (2)


Here is the 3rd and last installment of our adventures at this magical and wondrous house. I hope you all have enjoyed seeing these wonders. A Merry Christmas to you all, and a Happy New Year too.


Here is the 2nd installment of the house we visited that is so full of lights and wonder. I swear, being able to walk among all those decorations was like being in a Winter Wonderland. The only thing missing was snow.


Here’s part 1 of 3 videos about this one incredible house that is so incredibly decked out for Christmas. For me, it’s like a holiday wonderland and I wanted to share it with you. I broke the video up into 3 parts because the entire thing is almost 20 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it, part 2 will be up tomorrow and then part 3 the day after. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Ah the Holidays….


Well gang, college is finished for now.  Got straight all A’s in my classes and preserved my 4.o GPA.  I even got back to work on novel #2 yesterday, not a lot, but still over 900 words helps.  I got past a major writer’s block on one scene and have gotten past it, FINALLY!  I was joking with my wife yesterday in the hot-tub of our apartment complex telling her I’d gotten back to writing.  She pointed out, I’d done plenty of writing for the last few months… term paper, presentation, term paper, essay, essay, term paper, essay, essay… etc.  I had to agree she had a point and then some.

Now we’re getting the last of our Christmas wrapping and baking done in order to up to go to Stockton for Christmas.  Her folks will be there and my Mom, who I haven’t seen in a year (SIGH).  We will be coming home on Tuesday, then cleaning up here for some friends to come stay for the New Year’s Weekend with us.  Yes, ’tis a busy time of year, but I am still getting some writing done.  After the New Year’s weekend I’ll hopefully get some serious down time to write.  My only concern is that I’ve got to call in for Jury Duty up in San Jose starting on January 8th.  Hopefully they won’t need me or they’ll call me in for one day and that will be the end of it.  It’s a 45 minute drive to San Jose from where I am depending on the traffic.

And maybe I’ll hear something back on my manuscript back in New York before I college starts up in February again.  I was hoping for a nice Christmas notice on that front but I don’t think it will happen this time.  Oh well.

Take care for now everyone and HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, A HAPPY HANUKKAH, A MAGICAL SOLSTICE, A SUPER SATURNALIA, A GREAT KWANZAA, and finally A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  I hope I covered everything.

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