Updates on my books.

Hello my ducks,

Just checking in with my kind-of-bi-weekly/monthly-whenever-I-honestly-have-a-moment update.

The books are here and boy do they look swell! No seriously they look awesome. You guys want to see? Of course you do. 😉

visit the kickstarter update to have a look here:

 So totally cool right? So you might be asking yourself, “Patrick, why haven’t you mailed those books yet? You’ve had them for weeks now!” What a good question mystery-duck. The answer is quite simple really, I still have more to do.

I don’t want to send out any prizes until I know everything but the hardcover copies can be sent out together. I have finished tallying, organizing and laying out the bookmarks and have begun the process of printing and laminating them. Once those are done and the ebook is finally settled (more on that in a second) I’ll begin shipping. Again I’m sorry my initial time estimates were so off everyone, but how was I supposed to know how long it would take to publish a book? I’ve never done it before. But don’t worry everything will be on its way in due time.

Now, about those ebooks. I’ve got most of the glitches figured out (I finally figured out how to anchor the images into the text so they don’t end up in random spots) but there are still a few problems. The first is inserting the Table of Contents and having all the hyperlinks actually work. But thats really only a problem for the Apple and Kindle copies, Nook is cool and makes contents for you anyways. There’s also the issue with missing or changed fonts on export. They show up fine on my computer but when I upload them to Nook they all change on me. Finally the ebook publisher I’ve been using has major issues with my epub file, and I’d really rather not transfer everything back to Microsoft word. 

Oh and if anyone knows how to upload a .MOBI to the Kindle app I’d greatly appreciate the help. Amazon what are you doing with your book app? Get your shit together. haha. Anyways I hope i can figure it out.

Oh, and speaking of the hardcover copies I figured you should know their status too. I don’t know if I mentioned my decision to switch to stab binding instead of the more traditional coptic stitching for the books, but I’ve decided to go with a stab binding for greater simplicity and ease of construction. Plus now I can make great use of cool colored threads and intricate stitches. The problem lies not in the stitching or binding, but in finding a way to print the signatures without a cover in a large enough quantity to use. I’m currently looking into more local printing options.

But overall we’re making some good progress on everything. You should all see packages in your mailboxes very soon.

Till next time my ducks!


You’ll be seeing a lot of this…

Click Here for the Kickstarter!

Over the next month. Apologies in advance. Only not really. Help out the cause and you could get a copy for your very own! How exciting! I also plan on some serious updates of this, a couple of bloggy type things, some arty type things and a whole bunch of fun. So stay on the look out. And seriously, help me out here. 5 dollars could put Quiet Courage on the page and shelf.


I’ve launched a kickstarter to help fund the first paperback edition of Quiet Courage. There are some fabulous prizes for backers including:

~Original Bookmarks

~Signed copies of Quiet Courage

~Free versions of the e-book

~Hand bound Hardcover editions stitched by the author/illustrator’s own hand! (that would be me.)

In addition this new paperback edition will launch side by side with a new e-book version. Both versions will included updated content and story, a few of which I’ve mentioned below.

~All new illustrations here-to-yet unseen!

~Newly completed chapter header illustrations!

~grammatical and continuity errors fixed!

~A letter from the Author!

~And More!

So please go over and watch the 2 minute video. Maybe donate a dollar. Every bit helps and every backer is a winner!

Hello again everyone. Especially you new follower. 😉 So like I said this is becoming more of my art and writing blog in addition to sundast’s companion site. So here’s a little good morning art for you all. I’m getting ready to work on a very serious project today. If things go well maybe I’ll tell you guys about it. If not. Well at least you know I tried.

Have a great day my ducks!

This is now a real blog

I figured out how to make a home page on this thing, so now I can finally use this blog as an actual blog. So I know this is only a text post but I just wanted to say that this is becoming my art and writing blog in addition to being an accompaniment to Quiet Courage. So a few brief updates before I run away.

Quiet Courage is going to print! I’ll be launching a Kickstarter to help with funding on June 1st. There will be both a “cheaper” standard print edition and then I will also be hand binding a limited print of my own. Stay on the lookout for more news about that!

Quiet Courage as well as some of my other original works will be on display at the Maine Charitable Mechanic’s Association in Portland’s First Friday this upcoming month. If you’re in the area (the Maine area not the Oregon area) stop in and say hello! Portland’s First Friday is very impressive.

So stay tuned for more exciting things from the Patrick Harrison Inspiration studio! Be sure to like me on facebook and follow me on twitter. And tell your friends. All four of you. 😉