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Post-publication Update

Monday, 6 September 2021

First of all, I really hope you're enjoying your copies of Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen. Remember, when you've finished it, please do leave a review and/or rating on Amazon here - reviews on Amazon are really important for helping make the book more visible on the platform.

In terms of progress, I'm continuing to reach out to organisations and plug away. I'm going to be reviewed in WRD…

Late Drama! And the End!

Monday, 9 March 2020

Friday 6th March

19:07*: Max scrolls over the Rory Hobble homepage...71% funded. It changed briefly earlier, but things are slow at the moment. Just days left and, for the first time, Max is not so sure Rory will make it.

*All times hereafter are guesses but are included for dramatic effect, so there.

20:08: Crystal Palace footballer Andros Townsend is on Twitter…

The Final Week...

Wednesday, 4 March 2020


This time, next week, we will be counting down the hours to the closure of crowdfunding for Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen.

In the last three weeks, almost 100 fresh supporters have come on board and an additional £1,600.00 has made its way into the campaign. At present, we are 68% funded with £1,700.00 left to find.

I'd like to extend a big welcome and thank you…

Interview with an Author - Tom Ward

Friday, 21 February 2020

As something of an aside from my usual updates, I wanted to share with you all an interview I did with author Tom Ward, who is funding his own book, The Lion & The Unicorn, on Unbound - much as I am. Tom has written for publications that include Wired, GQ, Esquire, Men's Health and the Telegraph. He is the winner of the GQ Norman Mailer Award, the PPA New Consumer Magazine Journalist of the Year 2017…

Ohhh, We're Halfway There...

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Since I was given the news of a deadline a week ago, Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen has gone from 42% to 52% funded with an additional 35 backers bringing in over £600.00 additional funding to the project. I cannot thank you all enough for your support and for your belief in what this book could do for children suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

I did want to extend a…

The End... Please Read!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Wednesday 11th March is the deadline for Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen to reach 100% funding and I need another £3,000.

I was emailed this information by the publisher a few short hours after my last update to you all went live and it was completely unexpected. However, we are now coming up on a year since the project launched and I understand Unbound's reasoning.

This means that we…


Saturday, 9 March 2019

Dear Supporters,

First of all, I'd like to offer a massive thank you to everyone who has pledged their support to Rory Hobble so far; it really does mean a great deal to me and without your commitment this book simply will not exist. For those of you unfamiliar with how these updates works, I, as the author, get to write them to you as and when I feel I have something to tell. Here's an idea of…

Publication date: July 2021
104% funded
249 backers