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The final Underdogs book is approaching 90%... want to help bring it to life?

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Hi everyone,

It's been five months since I last gave an update on Underdogs: Tooth and Nail's page- I usually post updates on book 1's Unbound page, but I keep forgetting that those who joined the series after 2019 may not see them! So, here's an update here instead.

Underdogs: Uprising- the grand finale of the series- is now on 88%. This is despite an enormous budget (if Uprising had the same…

Reminder: the final Underdogs book needs your help!

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Hi everyone,

Thanks to a sudden wave of support (maybe due to it no longer being January), the final book in the series – Underdogs: Uprising - is now on 54%!! Huge thanks to everyone here who has already played a part in bringing it to life, and helping the series towards its apocalyptic final showdown.

For those who have been meaning to do the same, the pre-order link is here. (There are t…

The final Underdogs book is now available!!

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Hi everyone,


Its crowdfunding journey started on Monday and at time of writing it’s hit 21% of its target. (In case that doesn’t impress you, bear in mind that the new target is more than TRIPLE the target for book one, and the same amount of money would have been…

One week until the final Underdogs book becomes available to pre-order!

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Hi everyone,

As you may have seen by the title… the end is coming.

Underdogs: Uprising – the fourth and final book in the series – is soon to be open for pre-order, and the launch date I’ve been given is November 22nd (next Monday).


I won’t clog up your emails with much information beyond that, not least because I want to avoid giving spoilers for Underdogs: Acceleration (with the ebook…

Sunday 15th August is the deadline for getting your name in Underdogs 3!

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Hi everyone, I’m delighted to say that time is running out!

We’re almost at the “final proof” stage of Underdogs: Acceleration, which means the book will be totally put together and almost ready for printing and distribution.

What this means is we have to finalise our supporters list on August 15th (Sunday) - the list of names in the back of the book to thank everyone who brought it back to…

A few reasons you may want to pre-order Underdogs 3 (plus a little news)

Friday, 16 April 2021

Hi everyone,

So the structural editing phase - the hardest phase of publication - has just finished for Underdogs: Acceleration.

And I know it sounds like such a clichéd marketing phrase, but I honestly believe the new book is by far the best of the three. (And trust me, it took a LOT for me to give myself permission to say that. I don't make such statements easily, but in just about every category…

Stretch goals! (Or why you really want to pre-order Underdogs 3 if you haven’t already.)

Friday, 5 March 2021

So Underdogs: Acceleration is moving ahead, and details are due to arrive about the timetable for the publication process. The most relevant point for all of you being this:

Those who pre-order the book will receive it about six months before the rest of the world.


Keeping it to a two-sentence explanation: basically the book will be ready for autumn, but releasing it just before Christmas…

Details about the publication of Underdogs 3 (including release dates)

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

So for those who haven’t seen yet, Underdogs: Acceleration has now hit 100% and is due to be published. It is nothing short of phenomenal that the third book in a series, with a target more than twice as high as the original, got fully funded in under two months. Thank you so much to all 273 of you (to date) who have brought it to life.

The day after it hit 100%, I had a phone meeting with Unbound…

Underdogs 3 just hit 90%! (Plus discount code)

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

So close now. So close.

With enormous thanks to the 243 people who have supported Underdogs: Acceleration so far (I'm serious- with a budget twice as high as the first book, I never thought we'd be in this position less than two months in!), the next instalment of the series is just 10% away from starting the publication process.

I'll keep it short, and give you these three main points:


Underdogs 3 is entering its final stretch...

Monday, 4 January 2021

Hi everyone,

83% and counting. Truth be told, I was not expecting Underdogs: Acceleration to be this close to publication already. Not for several more months, at least! A huge, huge thank you to the 222 people (at time of writing) who have brought the heroes of Spitfire's Rise so close to their third adventure.

For those who have been meaning to order, here's the place where you can find it…

Underdogs 3 discount (and other significant news)

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Hi everyone – three significant updates today!

Well I don’t know what journey I was expecting on the road to publishing Underdogs: Acceleration, but it wasn’t this!! 70% funded at time of writing – and due to the increased budget, this is the equivalent to 152% of Underdogs’ target, and 110% of Underdogs: Tooth and Nail’s. In just a few weeks, and heading up to Christmas too. Thanks so much, all…

Underdogs 3 has just been launched!

Monday, 30 November 2020

Hi everyone,

The Underdogs have returned, and the next journey has begun.

I'll cut to the chase - for anyone who's been waiting for news about Underdogs: Acceleration, the book has been launched on Unbound and the pre-order link is right here!

And honestly, the response to the campaign so far has flabbergasted me. And I'm not the type of person who uses the word "flabbergasted…

What to do if you've not received your copy of Underdogs 2

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Hi everyone,

So you may have gathered by now, but.... Underdogs: Tooth and Nail has been released!! And with the messages and reviews trickling in, I'm feeling rather happy with how it's been received so far. (I'm particularly relieved by those who have told me it's "even better than the first book", because honestly that's been my opinion for a long time.)


A quick update for those who…

Want to see something beautiful?

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Hi everyone,

During these unexpectedly difficult times, I've been very, very encouraged that Unbound are continuing to work on publishing their books as normal (even if from their own homes). So there's no delay in the publication of Underdogs: Tooth and Nail.

In the meantime... take a look at this amazing cover they've designed for it!!

I don't know about you, but I utterly love it.…

Underdogs 2 pre-order deadline: midnight, Monday 3rd February

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Hi everyone,

Well, it's been a huge journey once again.To the 403 people (at time of writing) who have turned the Underdogs novel into the Underdogs series, thank you so much.

The deadline for pre-orders - and the rewards associated with them - is midnight tonight (assuming Unbound emails this update out on Monday), and I'll be watching the final pre-orders come in with a huge sense of gratefulness…

Underdogs 1 is now an audiobook! (And Underdogs 2-related updates)

Friday, 8 November 2019

Good news everyone!

Ever since the original Underdogs (its Unbound page being here) was confirmed for publication, people have asked me whether an audiobook version would come out too. (After all, a book like Underdogs in particular needs to be accessible.) Originally I wasn't optimistic: after all, audiobooks cost a surprising amount to produce, and a producer would only pay for it if they believed…

We did it!!

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Hi everyone,

As the title implies, there’s been some rather good news this weekend.

The Underdogs are guaranteed to return now!

Massive, massive thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered Underdogs: Tooth and Nail (also known as Underdogs 2) so far – now the countdown can begin to publication.


So what happens now?

Assuming the sequel goes through the process identically…

With Underdogs 2 hovering at 90%, I'm calling today...

Friday, 16 August 2019

With Underdogs 2 hovering at 90%, I'm calling today... "International Tell A Friend About Underdogs Day"!

The sequel may be doing extremely well (had it been given the same budget as the original, we'd be on 126% already), particularly given how many of the original novel's backers haven't had a moment to read it yet, but progress through the 90s is very slow. The difference could well be made…

Exclusive bonus content, as a thank you for your support.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Hi everyone- some of you may already have read this news from the update on the original Underdogs' crowdfunding page (or on its Facebook page too!), but here's some good news for those who haven't.

At time of writing, Underdogs: Tooth and Nail is almost exactly 80% funded. Can it reach 100% by Saturday's initial deadline? Honestly, I'd say it's 50:50. But Unbound have been very accommodating,…

Closer... closer... (oh, and a new reward level)

Friday, 26 July 2019

Hi everyone,

I am absolutely astonished at how fast Underdogs 2 has progressed lately. In the last week we've gone from having 54% of the necessary pre-orders to basically 70%!! Huge, huge thanks to everyone who has put this book on track to succeed- if the pattern continues we'll end up reaching 100% well in time.

Of course, I'm not taking anything for granted or celebrating too early. (The…

1/3 down, 2/3 to go...

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Hi everyone, enormous thanks to everyone who has supported Underdogs: Tooth and Nail so far!

So, where does the novel stand right now? Well, we're just over a third of the way through the 90-day campaign, and as the title implies, 33% of the necessary pre-orders have been made before it can be published.

By sequel standards, this isn't bad at all! Bear in mind that whereas the whole world could…

Publication date: June 2020
129% funded
443 backers