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Author Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Self-Publish Debut Dark Fantasy Novel

Sharkchild pursues support to publish The Spirit Collectors as both a hardcover and audiobook (July 29, 2014)

CALABASAS, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --M. Amanuensis Sharkchild (author and self-publisher of The Dark Verse anthologies) seeks support on Kickstarter to self-publish in hardcover and audiobook formats his debut novel, The Spirit Collectorsan engrossing tale of dark fantasy.

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The hardcover book will be housed in imitation leather with foil stamping. It will have black-gilded pages and a transparent dust jacket to work in tandem with the cover beneath. The audiobook will be narrated by Sharkchild himself and will contain an accompanying cinematic score for the entire length of the unabridged tale. All of the artwork will be created by John F. Stifter and the audio production and music composition will be completed by Eugene Nesci (The Ravener).

The goal set out for this campaign is $14,000 (which must be reached by August 19th)the very sum needed to cover the costs involved with editing, artwork, printing, and audio production. With adequate rewards to satisfy fantasy and horror fiction fans across the world alike, this project has the potential to be a tremendous success.

The entire first chapter of The Spirit Collectors is available for listening as it will be in the fully produced and soundtracked audiobook.

In the world of Awya, where cities are scattered across isles in a seemingly endless ocean called the Black Waters, an umyn boy by the name of Amory Demshen is unable to suppress the insatiable longing to explore Tempertime Cemeterya place forbidden to those without proper training and knowledge. After a spryth guides the boy to a realm that links the isles of Awya together, he is thrust into the dreadful role of collecting Spirits by the beguiling Mr. Grey Pearl. To be successful at collecting spirits, Frin, the boy's collecting jar, leads him throughout the Apocryphalum to gather the necessary tools. Powerful beings, potent magic, fantastical creatures, and hidden agendas await Amory at every turn as he spirals deeper into the darkness of the spirit collectors.

About M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
M. Amanuensis Sharkchild is the author of The Dark Verse universe of award-winning occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror stories that have the sole purpose of following you to the visions of your sleep. As a Lovecraftian visionary, he lives in lurid wakefulness and lucid dreams, overtaken by visions that uncontrollably seethe in a torrent of horror and fantasy. He embraces the strange, the bizarre, and the great unknown. His path of creation has only just begun.

Other projects of his include Gravescabs and Dark Energy Discoveries. Gravescabs are fun, reversible plush covers that are placed over a base plush toy called a Skell. Dark Energy Discoveries is an EBM music project containing his rich vocal layers and soundscapes that are embodied by a virtual group of inter-dimensional beings who have joined forces to explore the ever-expanding reaches of existence.

Matt Hahn

SOURCE M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

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