Big news and big doings afoot for December… I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for travel and research for a non-fiction book about surfing in Alaska. The idea is actually pretty straightforward: I’ll be spending the summer of 2013 travelling around Alaska, looking for surf. Right now the working title is Out in the Cold: Dispatches from an Alaskan Surf Safari. Please check it out, and if you feel moved to do so, contribute what you can. And if you would, pass the link on to family and friends.
I’m quite keen to see where this campaign goes. With all the upheavals happening in the publishing business these days, it’s getting harder and harder to get the funding for non-fiction projects. Crowd sourcing sites like Kickstarter have the potential to give writers a way to circumvent, and indeed to subvert, the current old-school publishing paradigm. I have to say, I’m really stoked to be involved with this movement!