February 23, 2024

The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 (Second Edition) is Coming

The Dark Verse KickstarterSharkchild launches a Kickstarter campaign to reprint his award-winning hardcover book

(Calabasas, CA), January 15, 2016 – The second edition of The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 – from self-publishing author M. Amanuensis Sharkchild – is coming. It is currently being funded through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. This black, hardcover book contains twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep. The first printing of the book earned Sharkchild a silver medal in the horror category of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards and has been sold out for over a year. It is now coming back to haunt those who missed it the first time around.

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From the Author

“Seven years ago, I journeyed into the world of self-publishing. Before the success of crowdfunding had given a stage to the seas of hungering creators, I took my vision for a type of book that did not exist and some of my savings and turned them into the black hardcover tome known as The Dark Verse, Vol. 1: From the Passages of Revenants—a collection of the first twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that I had written and narrated for my podcast, The Dark Verse.

Six years of conventions, online sales, and giveaways later, none of the original 1,000 copies printed are left to sell! They are now in the hands of those whom I hope have enjoyed and treasured not only my writing, but the quality and uniqueness of the design.

It is time to bring this beloved book back into print, better than ever. The second edition hardcover book will be everything it was before and more, but how much more depends on the amount of help I receive through this campaign! The goal for this project is only $6,000, just enough to print the book as it was, but with revisions to the text and formatting. However, if I can reach certain other milestones, more will be added to this second edition, including artwork by Stephen Oakley (a creature designer for the game Evolve) for each of the twenty-six stories.”

See why the second printing of The Dark Verse, Vol 1 is currently a “Project We Love” on Kickstarter! Reserve your copy now.

To learn more, go to: www.kickstarter.com/projects/sharkchild/the-dark-verse-vol-1-second-edition


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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