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Darkest of Dreams - A cryptid horror anthology

Created by The Darkest of Dreams Anthology

A new fiction anthology exploring the mysterious, disturbing, & terrifying world of cryptozoology with tales by 14 mesmerizing authors.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Let's do the Monster Bash 😳
14 days ago – Fri, Mar 29, 2024 at 02:50:45 PM

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Happy 2024, cryptid friends! 🙌 🥳
3 months ago – Wed, Jan 24, 2024 at 08:57:44 AM

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Another Batch Shipping This Week! 👻
6 months ago – Tue, Oct 03, 2023 at 06:05:46 AM

🎃 Happy October, friends! 🎃 

It's fair to say things have taken far longer than originally planned, and I'm painfully aware of that timeline after work delays and sharp increases in the costs of paper, production, and shipping, but I will not stop or slow down until everyone has their rewards.

Now that I have this experience, I've built an incredible little team to help me prevent such delays from happening again in the future. 

For now, I'll keep shipping. 

One batch went out yesterday, and another will go out today. As soon as the tracking numbers are active, I'll forward them to each addressee through the messaging system here on Kickstarter.

My small (but dedicated) team and I thank you for your encouragement, support, and most of all, your gracious understanding and patience. You will receive every piece of your rewards, and all we can do now is keep working hard until it's all fulfilled.

Volume 2?

We already have improved systems in place for Volume 2 to prevent any of the same or similar issues from occurring or at least from derailing us.

The art for Volume 2 is already well underway, and will not present a delay for the second volume. 

BUT... to honor all of you and your time and trust, Volume 2 will not launch until everyone has their Volume 1 copies. 🙌 


Wishing you all a fiendishly fun start to spooky season,

Audrey 

Another Batch is Heading Out Today!
7 months ago – Tue, Sep 05, 2023 at 03:38:58 AM

Another Batch

Greetings, fellow fiends! 

Another batch of books is heading out today, and as soon as I have tracking numbers, I will send them to your inbox. 

The next batch will head out on 18 September; a few days later, everyone will receive their tracking numbers.  🙌 

Volume 2

This volume is looking to be around 110k words, and our new artist is working ahead on all the NEW cryptids so we don't have the same delays that messed us up with Volume 1. We will have new and returning authors but with fewer stories -- the word count of Volume 1 killed us a little with the thickness of the book and the shipping weight. 😂

More news will be shared with the mid-month shipment! 🙌 

Thank you all so much for sticking with us 

Things blew up so wonderfully with Volume 1 that we were given a wealth of new things we had to learn on the fly -- and much of it we learned the hard way. 

Now that we have the experience, we have a proper fulfillment plan for Volume 2 so the ebooks will be delivered as soon as surveys are completed, and all physical copies with physical rewards will be delivered before Christmas! 

Instead of trying to do it all by myself, I have drawn together an excited and dedicated Darkest of Dreams team to help me ensure that fulfillment is on time and seamless. They are already deep in their work to make sure that Volume 2 will be far more resistant to any unforeseen issues, delays, or problems.

Thank you for giving us the grace to learn how to do better. 🙏

August Update
8 months ago – Sun, Aug 06, 2023 at 08:40:55 AM

Happy August, fellow horror lovers!

I have a quick update for you this morning simply to keep communication ongoing and open. 😊 

About half the batches of books have been sent out. I am halfway through a three-week work/business trip, and physical goods are piling up back at home, awaiting my return so I can sort and pack them, and send them on to all of the physical reward backers. 🥳 

Thank you!

Massive thanks to everyone who has gotten their books and left comments about how much they love them! This makes all the hard work and anxiety worth it 100%!

Alien Invasion?

I also wanted to give a quick shout-out for my friend Conor Malachi. He's a pro at the fulfillment part already, and his campaign for his LitRPG book is in its final stretch! 😱 

To me (and I've backed it too), it sounds like an alien invasion meets Mortal Kombat with dark humor! How wildly cool is that?

Check it out HERE

There are lots of cool rewards, and you could even play a One Shot adventure with the author and experienced DM from Penny Dragon Games! 🤯