How To Be Dead 2: Electric Boogaloo

OK, that was briefly the working title for ‘Paper Cuts’, the second story in the How To Be Dead series.

After the success of the Kickstarter campaign I ran to raise funds to publish my first novella ‘How To Be Dead’, I decided to do the same again for the sequel. This morning, full of excitement, terror and coffee, I pushed the button and the ‘Paper Cuts’ Kickstarter page is live and ready for your love.

For those of you who don’t know, Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Every project creator sets their project’s funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.

We’ve actually hit the target as I’ve been writing this! Bloody hell! I cannot thank everyone who’s backed the book enough. Once again, you’ve shown what remarkable people you are. You’ve made this old geek very, very happy again and I shall raise a very large glass of wine to each and every one of you tonight.

So, now I want to share an idea with you. I’ve been mulling it over for some time.

The third book in the series is half-written, so that will follow quickly on the heels of ‘Paper Cuts’. After that, I have other stories that I want to tell and I’ll continue to publish these through Aim For The Head Books.

By that point, I think I’ll have a vague idea of what I’m doing. So I’m hoping to do more than publish my own poor quality jokes in the future and use Aim For The Head to help other authors get their work out into the world using a profit sharing model.

It’s all still at the ‘sketch on a back of a napkin’ stage, but if – with your help – we can make the How To Be Dead series a success and get Aim For The Head Books off the ground, this could help other writers get a better deal and see new, exciting work available.

The bottom line is the more funds that we can raise, the more I can put into launching Aim For The Head Books.

And if we exceed the total raised by ‘How To Be Dead’, there’ll be a little something extra for everyone who pledges £5 or more in a cut-price Oprah style.

Are you in? If you are, you could help ‘Paper Cuts’ with just three clicks.

1. Click on the button below to visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your support. The limited edition paperbacks are very popular at the moment.


2. Click on the button below to share with your awesome Facebook friends.


3. Click on the button below to let your bazillion Twitter followers know about ‘How To Be Dead’.


There. That was nice and easy, wasn’t it? You’ve done a good thing. Three good things. Go on. Have a biscuit. Have three biscuits. You deserve them. You’re awesome.

(If you’ve not read ‘How To Be Dead’, you can get a copy by clicking the links below. It’d be great to have you on board!)