Ms. Neveris a distinctly 21st-century vision of memory, consent, depression and the ways that we create and destroy our world every day.
It's my eighth novel, and the sixth I've published. This fundraiser is the best way I could find for you to preorder Ms. Never at a discount, to share some of the credit for its success, and to get some pretty great rewards (see below). Regardless of the overall outcome of this preorder campaign, I will send ebook rewards within a week of any donation, and to start shipping physical books in mid-October.
Ms. Never - What It's About · What do we give away when we click “I AGREE” to the terms of service in our phones? · Why are the billionaires squirrelling away all that money for? · Why do old photographs and songs seem to refer to a history we can’t remember? · Why do professional sports teams need new stadiums so often? · And why is everyone so depressed? These are just a few mysteries that Ms. Never takes on - and possibly solves - in startling fashion.
Ms. Never - The Story Farya Navurian seems like an ordinary young woman trying to get ahead in the city while struggling with depression. But her depression is anything but ordinary - it has the power to destroy time and space. Growing up the moody daughter of a space-faring hero of The Greater Anointed Imperial Ohioan Commonwealth, Farya annihilated most of that world and its history, leaving behind the husk-like Buckeye State.
One day at a record swap, she meets Bryan, a divorced telecom CEO. More than record collecting, what they share is that they each carry a howling secret. Bryan’s business is a cover for a bigger operation that buys human souls and sells luxury afterlives using shady terms of service in mobile-phone contracts. The two of them fall in love, and as they start a life together, their secrets back them into a corner where they have to come clean - and take drastic steps - to save themselves, and possibly reality itself.
What's in It for You If you give as little as $2, I'll send you a small reward. Once we get to $8, I'll send you an ebook of Ms. Never, and up from there. They'll all ship in November, in time for all your holiday gift giving. More details to come.
Ms. Never sticker $2
Ms. Never ebook $8
Ms. Never paperback $16
Signed paperback + sticker $22
Signed paperback of Ms. Never + ebook + sticker $28
Signed limited-edition hardcover of Ms. Never + ebook + sticker $48
Signed limited-edition hardcover of Ms. Never + ebook + sticker + Ms. Never premium t-shirt $72
Signed paperbacks of Ms. Never + Spokes of an Uneven Wheel (2018, Main Street Rag Publishing) + ebook + sticker $48
Signed paperbacks of Ms. Never + Spokes of an Uneven Wheel + audiobook and ebook of Ms. Never + sticker $62
All the above + another Dodds title of your choice - paperback and ebook $76
All the above + 2 Dodds titles of your choice - paperbacks and ebooks $90
All the above + 3 Dodds titles of your choice - paperbacks and ebooks $100
All the above + 4 Dodds titles of your choice - paperbacks and ebooks $112
All the above + 5 Dodds titles of your choice - paperbacks and ebooks $122
All the above + 6 Dodds titles of your choice - paperbacks and ebooks $134
The entire catalogue: paperbacks and ebooks $150
The entire catalogue + Audible audiobooks of all 6 novels $222
The entire catalogue + Audible audiobooks of all 6 novels + new book preview $444
Everything + I’ll build you a pyramid $3,502
Just say which reward you'd prefer in your comments. My Bio Colin Dodds is a writer with several novels and books of poetry to his name. He grew up in Massachusetts and lived in California briefly, before finishing his education in New York City. Since then, he’s made his living as a journalist, editor, copywriter and video producer. Over the last seven years, his writing has appeared in more than three hundred publications including Gothamist, Painted Bride Quarterly, and The Washington Post. His poetry collection Spokes of an Uneven Wheel was published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2018. And his novel, Vice Nimrod, Communications, was long-listed for the 2019 Beverly Prize. Colin also writes screenplays, has directed a short film, and built a twelve-foot-high pyramid out of PVC pipe, plywood and zip ties. One time, he rode his bicycle a hundred miles in a day. He lives in New York City, with his wife and daughter. You can find more of his work at thecolindodds.com.
I sincerely hope you'll contribute and get a copy of Ms. Never today!