The Monster Café

By Sean Leahy and Mihály Orodán (Illustrator)

A book for children

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

We'll give it one hundred (and four) percent

Look, I know everything you have read for the past few weeks has been bad. Doom AND gloom. In spades. But shall we just crack the door open to a tiny glimmer of what might be considered A Nice Thing?

(I don't know who Colin is)

A huge, enormous, THANK YOU-shaped slice of the good stuff to all of you who pledged to this book. And extra sugary stuff on top to every one of you who shared it, talked about it, shoved it under the noses of those you thought might like it or just had nice things to say to us. It is appreciated more than you could know.

And now comes the graft. For us, not you. You've done your bit (did I say thanks yet?). So now it's time for Mike and I to finish up and deliver this thing to the good folk at Unbound. 

I understand you've all had the 10 Steps email, but the scenario is very slightly different in our case. Step 1 is absolutely still there – Funding target reached (PARTY EMOJI). Then, indeed, we do deliver the manuscript (though a fully illustrated one in our case – which takes a little time), but as Mike and I both work in the creative field, we'll be doing the putting-together-and-making-it-look-delicious ourselves. This was a huge part of what drew us to Unbound in the first place. We can be our own creative directors, and so the book will truly be ours. 

So, I know the question you're shouting at your screen of choice. And right now, I don't (and genuinely can't) give you an iron-clad answer to when you will get your hands on your copy. But as soon as we have a better idea of when that will be, you will know too.

In the mean time, you can still pledge (technically it's now a pre-order!) and get your name in the back of the book. Plus many of the other pledge levels are still up for grabs, and will stay open until the book has gone to print. So do take advantage and keep letting anyone you think would be interested know.

Thank you so much again. We'll bother your inbox again soon.

Sean + Mike

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