My name is Brian Fitzpatrick. I’ve been writing stories since I was nine years old, thanks to my Mom encouraging me to put pen to papeRomero, and Cronenberg. After accidentally watching Night Of The Living Dead at age 6, and not being able to sleep for two weeks, I became fascinated by things that could scare me. I used writing to cope with a family tragedy, and it grew to be a love of the craft.
For the past decade I’d dedicated my time solely to screenwriting. In fact, my current project, Mechcraft, began life as a script. I shopped it to studios, producers, and managers. Most liked the concept and story, but none would risk financing a property that had no existing fan base. A good friend in the industry advised me to convert Mechcraft into a novel and build my own readership.
Diving in head first I quickly discovered how much I enjoyed the process. I could finally get into the characters’ thoughts in a way that’s impossible with a screenplay. Mechcraft is the story of Jake, a teen whose ideal life is thrown into chaos when he discovers his ability to control a swarm of nanobots dwelling inside his DNA and must use his power to turn the tables on the powerful factions that want to either control or destroy him. It’s the visual intensity of The Matrix meets the wonder of Harry Potter.
In researching various avenues for publishing I came across Inkshares. Inkshares’ business model is essentially crowdfunding for publishing. Instead of dollar amounts as the goal, the author attempts to score pre-orders. If the pre-order threshold is met, Inkshares agrees not only to publish the book, but they also provide professional editing from a firm in Los Angeles, an artist for cover design, marketing of the novel, and placing the novel for sale