Special thanks

Thank you everyone who helped make hydra’s wake possible

Writing a novel is a daunting task to begin with. For example, Hydra’s Wake is over 92,000 words long. But publishing it, getting awesome cover art, getting a great voice, editing, and so on… Self-Publishing is no minor undertaking.

This is something I had to get creative with and it took a village. Well, here’s the village. To everyone who made contributions, this special thanks is to you. To my visitors, take a moment to check these awesome people out below. Who knows, you might make a few good connections.

The major players

  • Daniel Jones – Author: He has his own page.
  • Robyn Jones – Author’s Wife: Thank you for putting up with the long hours at night of my typing away and well… all of it. You are amazing and I love you. 
  • Cornelius Fletcher – Narrator: The Voice of Hydra’s Wake!
  • Ivan Zann – Bookcoversart.com the artist responsible for this gorgeous illustration. The Author has nothing but high praise for him as described in the About the Author page. His professionalism struck out to me almost as much as his vision. Both are high standards. 
  • AutoCrit  – This website is an amazing tool for Authors who want an affordable way to catch a lot of the more principal based grammar topics. The paid version is absolutely worth it and worked out well for me. 
  • All-Read-E – Phillip Newey is the awesome person who helped with copy editing, thank you for your patience and guidance! He is incredible to work with.
  • The Picky Bookworm – Wonderful job helping out with some of the finer details on editing. Thank you so much Pamela Wilson!
  • Polgarus Studio – Deborah Dove absolutely nailed the blurb you see on the back of the novel.
  • Kris R- Headshot Pro Photographer for the Author photo, is an awesome guy in a small studio building his business, anyone in Maryland should go see him, he can do legit wonders behind the Lense. Animal friendly too!

Supporters

As part of my marketing and advertising strategy, I needed to raise funds. A Special Thanks is in order to everyone here. 

The Kickstarter was a success thanks to these awesome folks!

  • Justin Peets
    • You are an incredible Friend! Thank you for being our largest backer!
  • Angel Sianez, who is excited to see where the adventure takes place
    • We’ll just say it, Angel, you are incredible. Thank you for being a super backer!
  • Adam J. Knuth
    • Adam, our hats are off to you! Thank you for being a super backer!
  • Jeanette Jones
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Bryanna Wattier, who says thank you to every sidewalk for keeping them off the street.
    • We agree. sidewalks save lives
  • Hayley Walker
    • Stay Awesome!
  • B.J.W. Congratulations to the success of Hydra’s Wake
    • You rock!
  • Erin Chaffin
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Coffee, Cats, and King. Check out their Booktube channel! Coffee, Cats, and King
    • Be on the lookout for his review of Hydra’s Wake!
  • Catherine “KitCat” Dennis
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Stephanie Littlejohn
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Dennis Clarke
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Joshua C. Chadd. Who is an Author & Writing Coach, check out their site! joshuachadd.com
    • Seriously, his work is great! Give it a glance.
  • Jeff Lewis
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Steve Henderson, who says Hydra’s Wake is an amazing project and he’s proud to support Daniel Jones on his Journey.
    • You sir, are just as awesome!
  • John Zissimos who says Great job Daniel, he wishes us great success!!!!
    • We hope the same for you!
  • Nicolas Lobotsky
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Alyssa Emmert
    • Stay Awesome!
  • James Haun
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Wolfgang Lau
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Patrick Vides
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Tyler Spencer
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Elizabeth Gorman
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Mark Eckstein
    • Stay Awesome!
  • David Firmage, he likes the cover and the idea!
    • We’re hyped on it too!
  • Doug Erling
    • Mahalo and stay awesome!
  • Randy Mick
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Eric Vilbert
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Chris S.
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Seth Alexander
    • Stay Awesome!
  • B N Cannon
    • Stay Awesome!
  • James S. Skala Jr.
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Justin L.
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Dave Baughman
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Paul Smith
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Ransom Meltzer
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Jak Lore
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Bruce Maurer
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Brandon Labrecque
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Patrick Couch
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Cooper Watson
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Kathy Lawson
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Isaac “Will it Work” Dansicker
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Peyton Light
    • Stay Awesome!
  • Justin Allen Rosenbaum
    • Stay Awesome!

 

A huge round of Applause to our first wave of supporters!

  • The Creative Fund by BackerKit
  • Sergey Kochergan
  • Jeff Lewis
  • Belinda Crawford
  • Mikki Shaw
  • Catherine Dennis
  • Tess McCarthy
  • Joshua Hair
  • Gay Stahr
  • Jennifer Treado
  • Steve Henderson
  • Matthew Hill
  • Eric Vilbert
  • M.C. Knight – Check out their awesome editing services at M. C. Knight – Fantasy Editor at Large (editsbyknight.com)