Hello, my name is James Greene, Jr. I have authored two books in my time — This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of The Misfits (which Vintage Rock hailed as "damn well researched") and Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground From Alerta Roja to Z-Off (named one of 2017's ten best music books by Substream Magazine). Crowd funding helped considerably while I was researching Brave Punk World so I thought I'd return to the concept for book three.
Lyons Press has contracted me to write a comprehensive history of the Ghostbusters films. We're talkin' all the Ghostbusters films here: the old ones, the new ones, the ones they never made. I'll be spending the next year and a half working on it, diving deep into that river of slime to craft the most factual and compelling work possible.
Lyons agreed to give me a small advance for this book but I only get half of it up front and I need that money for bills. I'm a freelance writer, which in 2019 is slang for "I've had no reliable income for the past five years." So I turn to you, the crowd, for research funding.
I'm seeking $1,000 for travel to Los Angeles and New York. There are research materials and repositories that can only be accessed by visiting those locales. Donating any amount, even a dollar, would be greatly appreciated, but here is where I entice you to give a bit more with reward tiers.
$10 — receive a handwritten thank you note from me, the author
$30 — a thank you note plus a signed copy of the book when it's complete
$60 — a thank you note plus two signed copies of the book when it's complete
$100 — everything above plus a 45 min Skype call w/ me to talk about writing or whatever
Thank you for your consideration, my friends. This project is the fulfillment of a long held dream and with your help I can make it bigger and better than the Tunguska blast of 1908.
IMPORTANT: if you make a donation at one of the rewards levels and I don't know you personally, first off, extra thanks, but also, please send your contact information to the address below so you may receive said rewards! GoFundMe doesn't share your info like that anymore, for security's sake.