The Kickstarter campaign I've run for the past 23 days concluded last night. You will no doubt be relieved, as I confess I am, not to have to endure further repetition of requests for funds.
The campaign drew 12 backers for a total of $585, far short of the $2,500 needed, and so all funds will be forfeited and those of you pledged money will not be required to donate. I most sincerely thank each of you for your willingness to help out. I'll always remember your generosity and support. To those of you who might have donated, but were not able to at this time, I understand and I commiserate. Money is tight for most of us, and there are far more important and necessary outlets for your generosity.
I think the responsibility for the failure to reach the goal really lies in my poor skills at marketing. In the hands of one more talented in public relations and fund raising, this would have been a quite successful campaign.
Tomorrow I'm running a bake sale on a cardboard table in the hallway outside my blog.
Just kidding. The chocolate chip cookies are free.
The brownies are $30 each.
(BA-HAHAHAHAHA. Honestly, sometimes, I just kill me.)
I will continue with the Ann Blyth blog series, and with the book, to be published next year, using whatever resources I can. I'm looking forward to it, and to sharing the project with you.
I'll see you back here this Thursday the 28th with a another post in The Year of Ann Blyth, a look at the swashbuckling adventure The King's Thief (1955).
Thanks again to John Losh for hosting me on his radio show yesterday, Losh-Man's Hollywood Classics.