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Ronald Kelly
02-11-2012, 05:12 AM
I'm starting a fund-raising project to raise money for my daughter Reilly's People-to-People Student Ambassador trip to Europe this summer and wanted to give folks here at the CD forum a head's up, before I get the ball rolling full-force.

I've written a short-short story called "Beneath the Bed", which I'm planning on printing on heavy-grade paper (suitable for framing!) and using it as an incentive to garner modest $10 donations (plus $3 for postage). This story would be limited to 250 copies, and would be signed, dated, and numbered by myself. Also I will be embellishing the page with some genuine Ron Kelly artwork. This story will be published one time and one time only for this fund-raising project. After that, it will be permanently retired and, hopefully, make the story something of a collector's item.

The response to this fund-raiser has already been phenomenal, so copies are going fast.

If you're interested, you can contact me at dixiedarkun@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to fix you up.

Thank you!

bsaenz24
02-11-2012, 05:21 AM
Sold!!

RJK1981
02-11-2012, 05:50 AM
E-mail sent! This sounds like a great idea :)

srboone
02-11-2012, 06:05 AM
Yay!!! Another framable Kelly short! A companion for my "The Halloween Train" picture.

Ben Staad
02-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Great idea Mr. Kelly! I hope this is a huge success for you and your daughter.

Ronald Kelly
02-12-2012, 12:18 PM
The fund-raising project is going great, with over thirty donations yesterday. Woke up this morning to find more in my inbox. It looks like "Beneath the Bed" will be a huge success. Thanks so much to all who have come to Reilly's aid. It looks like her dream will come true after all. :)

If you haven't gotten yours yet, I still have plenty left... but they're going fast. I'd say within the next three days, all 250 copies will be accounted for. If you're interested, message me and I'll fix you up.

srboone
02-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Glad to hear it's going well, Ron! Hope you're feeling better.

RJK1981
02-12-2012, 01:43 PM
Awesome, congrats on the success so far. When do you anticipate these will go out?

Ronald Kelly
02-12-2012, 02:13 PM
I'm going to wait until all 250 numbers are accounted for, then start to work on production. Hopefully I can start sending them out by mid-March or sooner.

LoStAlIvE
02-13-2012, 07:49 PM
I would like one very much.

Ronald Kelly
02-14-2012, 10:20 AM
Copies of "Beneath the Bed" are halfway gone now, so folks who want one need to give me a holler before they're all gone. This story will only see print this ONE time. After that, it either becomes an ancient memory or a cherished artifact (don't ask me which at this point).

Reilly wants to thank you all for the wonderful response to this fund-raiser. She really appreciates it. Also, she's right proud that her dear old dad came up with the idea, since you can only sell so many candy bars and Yankee candles before the neighbors start to say "Oh, no! Close the curtains! Here comes that Kelly girl!"

srboone
02-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Tell Reilly we're glad to do it, Ron. But we will demand updates, and pictures as the process goes along!;)

Ronald Kelly
02-14-2012, 08:44 PM
You've got it, Squire. But more than likely, you'll just open your mailbox and it'll be there. After the 250 spots are taken, I'm planning on completing this project rather swiftly and getting them out to those who made donations. And I promise... you'll get them a helluva lot faster than you got your copies of UM and Fear. :rolleyes:

Ben Staad
02-14-2012, 08:49 PM
You've got it, Squire. But more than likely, you'll just open your mailbox and it'll be there. After the 250 spots are taken, I'm planning on completing this project rather swiftly and getting them out to those who made donations. And I promise... you'll get them a helluva lot faster than you got your copies of UM and Fear. :rolleyes:

That's great news! Of course I think the wait on the books was certainly well worth it. It was obvious that you put a heckuva lot of time into those.

srboone
02-15-2012, 11:19 PM
Really looking forward to this, Ron. I looked beneath my bed this afternoon and found the sock I thought my dryer ate a month ago! That was very horrifying!

4056

Can't wait to see what you've conjured up!

4057

bookworm 1
02-16-2012, 01:06 AM
Ordered this tonight.Sent the check.As a father I know about fund raising.We did 2 last year for my oldest son for his D.C. trip.Also my boys sell tons of popcorn and I head up that fundraiser for the scouts every year.That is how they pay for summer camp and their dues for the year.Great of you to do this.

Ronald Kelly
02-16-2012, 04:27 AM
When Reilly recieved the People to People invitation in the mail last summer and I saw how excited Reilly was about the chance of going, I knew I couldn't let her down. Reilly loves history and geography and anything concerning Paris and Rome. I may never have the chance to go myself, but I want to give her that chance. Me and my wife has pulled out all the stops as far as fund-raising is concerned and it's difficult in a little rural town. After folks do their part once or twice, you feel guilty about hitting them up for yet more money. That's the main reason I decided to do "Beneath the Bed"; the amount of folks I can reach with this fund-raiser is a hundred times more than the amount we can reach in Brush Creek. And the response has been incredible. My pals at CD are even going to help out, mentioning it in their newsletter in a day or two. Hopefully that will wrap it up and a big chunk of the money owed for Reilly's trip will be taken care of. Thanks so much to all of you who have already made a donation and secured your copy of BTB. :)

Martin
02-16-2012, 05:04 AM
I think the fund raiser is a great idea and am glad I was able to buy a copy. I am looking forward to getting my copy. My niece was able toake a school trip to Japan last year and I know she will remember that trip for the rest of her life. I hope your daughter has a great adventure in Europe.
When Reilly recieved the People to People invitation in the mail last summer and I saw how excited Reilly was about the chance of going, I knew I couldn't let her down. Reilly loves history and geography and anything concerning Paris and Rome. I may never have the chance to go myself, but I want to give her that chance. Me and my wife has pulled out all the stops as far as fund-raising is concerned and it's difficult in a little rural town. After folks do their part once or twice, you feel guilty about hitting them up for yet more money. That's the main reason I decided to do "Beneath the Bed"; the amount of folks I can reach with this fund-raiser is a hundred times more than the amount we can reach in Brush Creek. And the response has been incredible. My pals at CD are even going to help out, mentioning it in their newsletter in a day or two. Hopefully that will wrap it up and a big chunk of the money owed for Reilly's trip will be taken care of. Thanks so much to all of you who have already made a donation and secured your copy of BTB. :)

peteOcha
02-16-2012, 12:05 PM
Speaking of UM and Fear... When can I expect those to arrive Ron?

Ronald Kelly
02-16-2012, 07:55 PM
I'm getting to the bottom of the mailing list, Pete, so I should be sending your books out by early next week. Sorry for the delay, but this was a much larger, time-consuming process than I could have ever imagined. Again, I apologize to all of you out there who had to wait so long. Hopefully, the wait will be worth it once you recieved these incredible books by Thunderstorm. And maybe the remarque will be a little something extra that was worth waiting for, too. :)

peteOcha
02-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Nice, can't wait to get these!:) Thanks for the time estimate.

Tasmaniac
02-19-2012, 02:03 AM
Happy to donate!

What a wonderful opportunity for Reilly! :)

Ronald Kelly
02-20-2012, 04:37 AM
A special thanks to the folks at Cemetery Dance for including information and a link for the Beneath the Bed fund-raiser in their newsletter Saturday. Since then, dozens of donations have poured in. I appreciate each and every one of you who have donated to Reilly's trip fund. Thank you!

BTW, I've decided to offer a special lettered edition of the Beneath the Bed story for a donation of $20. plus $3 postage. This copy will differ from the numbered one is several ways. The paper will be a different color and the illustrations will be different from those on the numbered edition and in full-color, rather than black & white. This one will be for the hardcore Ron Kelly fans out there.

If you're interested in making a donation in exchange for the lettered edition, just contact me at dixiedarkun@yahoo.com and I'll be glad to fix you up.

Thanks!

Ron

srboone
02-20-2012, 05:47 AM
Hardcore! Hardcore! Hardcore! Got mine!:cool:

Ronald Kelly
02-21-2012, 03:35 AM
If anyone wants to upgrade from a numbered copy to a lettered one, just PayPal me the $10 difference and I'll put you on the list. The lettered copies are about a third taken now.

Grant Wootton
02-21-2012, 04:24 AM
Emailed my request off to Mr Kelly, now sit and wait in my darkened dungeon for a response ;)

srboone
02-21-2012, 05:37 AM
Are you a Kelly believer now, MR. Woot?:D

Grant Wootton
02-21-2012, 06:38 AM
On my way I would say Mr Boone (although have read Midnight Grinding, so not a RK virgin)

Ronald Kelly
02-22-2012, 12:16 AM
We're at the halfway mark on the Beneath the Bed lettered copies. If you'd like one, you might ought to grab it while they're still available. :)

peteOcha
02-22-2012, 10:12 AM
Got me one of these bad boys as well! :)

Ronald Kelly
02-27-2012, 01:24 AM
Only six spots left in the lettered edition of Beneath the Bed. Better grab one while you can! :)

Ben Staad
02-27-2012, 01:39 AM
Only six spots left in the lettered edition of Beneath the Bed. Better grab one while you can! :)

Sounds like this was a big hit for you and your daughter. Congrats!

Ronald Kelly
02-27-2012, 05:08 AM
Yeah, it has been the most successful fund-raiser we've done so far. It's not over yet, though. I've still got quite a few numbered copies of B the B available. Anyone interested, just give Ol' Ron a holler.

adamjames
03-07-2012, 12:53 AM
These all sold yet, or what?

Ronald Kelly
03-07-2012, 10:18 AM
The lettered copies are officially sold out. I still have eighty of the lettered available if anyone is interested. Remember, this story will never be published or read beyond this special edition. I've written it exclusively for the donators to Reilly's cause.
Just give me a holler at dixiedarkun@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to fix you up. :)

Antmusic
03-07-2012, 04:55 PM
(he meant 80 of the "limited")

Ronald Kelly
03-08-2012, 12:18 AM
Right you are, Mr. Brouhard. If I got a sudden run on lettereds, I'd have to create a whole new alphabet!! :eek:

bookworm 1
03-10-2012, 11:45 PM
The Ronald Kelly DCBA book of alphabet letters for book collectors:o

Ronald Kelly
03-16-2012, 09:30 PM
We are going to start printing and mailing the lettered and numbered copies of "Beneath the Bed" soon. I'm going to do the artwork this weekend.

I still have numbered copies available. If you'd like to add this limited edition story to your RK collection, just give me a holler at dixiedarkun@yahoo.com. :)

srboone
03-16-2012, 09:34 PM
Good to hear from you, Ron! Glad to hear you're trucking along! Best to the family.

Ronald Kelly
03-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Thanks, Squire. Been so busy with fund-raising, overtime at work, and writing into the wee hours of the night, I've sort of turned into a hermit as far as posting on the boards is concerned. Hope you are doing well, too.

srboone
03-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Doing bout as good as can be expected with waitin' on news of two new supercell books and AD&BG!;) No worries about being a hermnit, you're one of the reasons this board exists!

jester05jk
03-16-2012, 11:51 PM
Now if only you could get around to my books...

Although I think they'd make me need a new TBR case. I've outgrown the top of the current cases.

Ronald Kelly
03-19-2012, 10:24 AM
I'll be getting your books out to you this week, buddy. Sorry about the long delay. I reckon working full-time and being a family man doesn't gel well with being a horror writer, too, sometimes. I appreciate your patience. :)

jester05jk
03-21-2012, 02:50 AM
If Squire has any taste and my experience with your other work is any expectation of what is to come, it'll be well worth it.

srboone
03-21-2012, 03:06 AM
http://ts2.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4674269233285129&id=405a968be0518bd425de74dfa78160cb

Ummmm.......well.....I wouldn't go THAT far...

But you'll like it for sure!

RJK1981
04-14-2012, 06:45 AM
Look forward to getting this. Not sure where it will go yet though, lol

peteOcha
04-14-2012, 04:32 PM
Im going to frame mine and hang it somewhere.

bookworm 1
04-14-2012, 10:06 PM
At Grants house.:p.
Im going to frame mine and hang it somewhere.

peteOcha
04-14-2012, 10:07 PM
No, no, no. You got it all mixed up. Grant is going to hang his stuff at MY house. :)

bookworm 1
04-14-2012, 10:10 PM
No My House.

srboone
04-14-2012, 10:38 PM
As long as I can hang my BTBs in MY house (right beside my Halloween Train)!

bookworm 1
04-14-2012, 11:03 PM
Squire Teri hates you :p
As long as I can hang my BTBs in MY house (right beside my Halloween Train)!

srboone
04-14-2012, 11:21 PM
Are you sure? It's not SK...

srboone
04-14-2012, 11:22 PM
Oh! You hate me! hehehe:rolleyes:

bookworm 1
04-14-2012, 11:26 PM
No I got BTB.Just waiting for it.I passed on the HT was still on the RK fence.Have since jumped off and landed in a pit of traps.Thanks Squire.Oh but thank you even more RK for writing the stories you write.:)

Teriw
04-14-2012, 11:27 PM
we all know I hate squire by why this time? I am lost. lol

peteOcha
04-15-2012, 03:27 PM
Ka. Thats why.

bookworm 1
04-15-2012, 06:52 PM
Is that Ka or Ka Ka
Ka. Thats why.

srboone
04-15-2012, 08:38 PM
Ka is a wheel that sometimes runs through a big pile of kaka. Ka.

bookworm 1
04-15-2012, 09:10 PM
:rolleyes:;)

Antmusic
04-19-2012, 02:57 PM
I'm really looking forward to adding this to my Ronald Kelly collection!

srboone
05-25-2012, 11:57 AM
Posted pics of my framed BTBs in my collection thread. #1631

http://forum.cemeterydance.com/showthread.php?330-srboone-s-collection&p=37408#post37408

Thanks, Ron, for a terrific story in a frameable format!

Ben Staad
05-25-2012, 02:30 PM
Great looking frames, Squire!

srboone
05-25-2012, 02:47 PM
Thanks. Ireally liked the way they turned out.

Ronald Kelly
08-26-2012, 03:12 AM
An update on the Beneath the Bed story project...

A long chain of misfortune -- two deaths in the family, including my father's, a downed printer, and a crashed hard-drive -- delayed the printing and mailing. But I've got the ball rolling now and am beginning to mail copies out, a small batch at a time. I'm going down the list in the order that the donations were recieved, so if you haven't recieved yours yet, please be patient. I hope to have them all delivered by the end of September.

Again, thanks to all of you for contributing to Reilly's European trip. She had a wonderful time!

mhatchett
08-26-2012, 08:31 PM
Great news and I'm glad your daughter had a good time. When I sent my daughter Erin I had to knock over a couple of 7-11s. Well, 4 actually. HAHAHA!!

RJK1981
08-27-2012, 02:34 AM
Thanks for the update. You must have known I had been getting ready to send you an e-mail inquiring about this :cool:

Martin
08-29-2012, 04:59 AM
Great news indeed, looking forward to this one.
An update on the Beneath the Bed story project...

A long chain of misfortune -- two deaths in the family, including my father's, a downed printer, and a crashed hard-drive -- delayed the printing and mailing. But I've got the ball rolling now and am beginning to mail copies out, a small batch at a time. I'm going down the list in the order that the donations were recieved, so if you haven't recieved yours yet, please be patient. I hope to have them all delivered by the end of September.

Again, thanks to all of you for contributing to Reilly's European trip. She had a wonderful time!

halyndon
08-31-2012, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the update.
Personal issues come first! We'll be here waiting no matter what.

LoStAlIvE
09-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Yes, thank you so much for the update. I have one of each ordered from you. Sorry about your troubles hopefully all of those are over for awhile now. I know how it seems that everything hits you all at once.
Looking forward to getting these.

LoStAlIvE
12-09-2012, 08:10 PM
I still haven't received my order of "Beneath the Bed" as of yet. I ordered both the Numbered and Lettered copies of it and have emailed him about it and haven't gotten an answer about them from Ron. I sent the email on Nov. 15th, 2012.

Antmusic
12-11-2012, 06:40 AM
I haven't received mine either, but I know with the recent death of his wife's father (and his own father earlier this year), he's got a lot on his plate. I know he'll come through.

Ben Staad
12-13-2012, 01:27 PM
I still haven't received my order of "Beneath the Bed" as of yet. I ordered both the Numbered and Lettered copies of it and have emailed him about it and haven't gotten an answer about them from Ron. I sent the email on Nov. 15th, 2012.


I haven't received mine either, but I know with the recent death of his wife's father (and his own father earlier this year), he's got a lot on his plate. I know he'll come through.

I'm sure Ron will come through. I've gotten multiple items from him and everything has always arrived. I would probably re-send your email if you haven't done so yet. Good luck.

srboone
12-13-2012, 01:59 PM
I'm not gonna press Ron at all. I'm sure he'll come through.

halyndon
12-13-2012, 08:16 PM
I haven't received mine as of yet as well but i'm sure it will come at some point.

jester05jk
12-14-2012, 01:21 AM
It took a while for me to get the first 2 essentials from him, but he responded to every email I sent within a few days. I'm sure he still has a lot of things that are occupying his time and he does go the extra mile with his items. Just stay patient, he hasn't forgotten about any of us.

LoStAlIvE
12-28-2012, 01:52 AM
I was just going by what Ron had posted. I think I think he said they would all be mailed out by the middle of September.

halyndon
02-05-2013, 03:44 PM
Has anyone else not received their stories?
I just want to make sure i didn't fall through the cracks.

Martin
02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
I have not received mine as well. I contacted Mr. Kelly via email two weeks ago and he confirmed that all were not yet sent. He stated that he was in the process of finishing up. I would Recommend contacting him directly. I hope to have mine soon and will post here when it arrives.
Has anyone else not received their stories?
I just want to make sure i didn't fall through the cracks.

srboone
02-05-2013, 05:30 PM
I've received mine, but I've contacted him directly about other matters adn he's always responded promptly.

LoStAlIvE
02-09-2013, 07:37 PM
Ron sent me an email back saying he was in the process of mailing them out.
Thank you so much.

Martin
03-12-2013, 07:19 PM
Received my copy yesterday. Love the story, Now to figure out how to display it. Thanks Ron, Hope things are settling down for you.

srboone
03-12-2013, 07:30 PM
I found Ron's stuff worth the price of a nice frame job. :D

Martin
03-12-2013, 08:49 PM
I will probably frame it and put it up in my den.
I found Ron's stuff worth the price of a nice frame job. :D

Ronald Kelly
11-13-2013, 04:09 PM
Howdy Folks!

I'll be sending out the last round of Beneath the Bed stories this weekend. Sorry for the long (very LONG delay) but trying to catch up on a ton of deadlines threw me behind on my book and story mailings. Anyway, things are gravitating from rocky to smooth now, and I see good things ahead for 2014. Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding during the hard times.

If you don't recieve your copy of BtheB within seven days, give me a holler and send your mailing address. Alot of BtheB information got lost in last year's hard-drive crash and I may have missed someone during the mailing process.

Many Happy Nightmares!

Ron

Martin
11-13-2013, 05:25 PM
Glad to hear things are settling down. Hope 2014 treats you and your family well.
Howdy Folks!

I'll be sending out the last round of Beneath the Bed stories this weekend. Sorry for the long (very LONG delay) but trying to catch up on a ton of deadlines threw me behind on my book and story mailings. Anyway, things are gravitating from rocky to smooth now, and I see good things ahead for 2014. Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding during the hard times.

If you don't recieve your copy of BtheB within seven days, give me a holler and send your mailing address. Alot of BtheB information got lost in last year's hard-drive crash and I may have missed someone during the mailing process.

Many Happy Nightmares!

Ron

Martin
11-13-2013, 05:25 PM
Glad to hear things are settling down. Hope 2014 treats you and your family well.
Howdy Folks!

I'll be sending out the last round of Beneath the Bed stories this weekend. Sorry for the long (very LONG delay) but trying to catch up on a ton of deadlines threw me behind on my book and story mailings. Anyway, things are gravitating from rocky to smooth now, and I see good things ahead for 2014. Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding during the hard times.

If you don't recieve your copy of BtheB within seven days, give me a holler and send your mailing address. Alot of BtheB information got lost in last year's hard-drive crash and I may have missed someone during the mailing process.

Many Happy Nightmares!

Ron

Ben Staad
11-13-2013, 10:21 PM
That is awesome news.


Howdy Folks!

I'll be sending out the last round of Beneath the Bed stories this weekend. Sorry for the long (very LONG delay) but trying to catch up on a ton of deadlines threw me behind on my book and story mailings. Anyway, things are gravitating from rocky to smooth now, and I see good things ahead for 2014. Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding during the hard times.

If you don't recieve your copy of BtheB within seven days, give me a holler and send your mailing address. Alot of BtheB information got lost in last year's hard-drive crash and I may have missed someone during the mailing process.

Many Happy Nightmares!

Ron

Ben Staad
11-13-2013, 10:21 PM
That is awesome news.


Howdy Folks!

I'll be sending out the last round of Beneath the Bed stories this weekend. Sorry for the long (very LONG delay) but trying to catch up on a ton of deadlines threw me behind on my book and story mailings. Anyway, things are gravitating from rocky to smooth now, and I see good things ahead for 2014. Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding during the hard times.

If you don't recieve your copy of BtheB within seven days, give me a holler and send your mailing address. Alot of BtheB information got lost in last year's hard-drive crash and I may have missed someone during the mailing process.

Many Happy Nightmares!

Ron

mhatchett
11-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Hi Ron,
Hate to bug ya, but I haven't received my story yet. Glad to hear things have improved, looking forward to the rest of your essentials series. have a great Thanksgiving.
Mike
mhatchett@comcast.net

mhatchett
11-22-2013, 06:04 PM
Hi Ron,
Hate to bug ya, but I haven't received my story yet. Glad to hear things have improved, looking forward to the rest of your essentials series. have a great Thanksgiving.
Mike
mhatchett@comcast.net

Ronald Kelly
11-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Hi Ron,
Hate to bug ya, but I haven't received my story yet. Glad to hear things have improved, looking forward to the rest of your essentials series. have a great Thanksgiving.
Mike
mhatchett@comcast.net

I'll check this last batch, Mike, and make sure it goes out with the rest. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving, too!

mhatchett
12-31-2013, 02:14 PM
Ron?? LOL!!! Happy New Year I want to Frame mine in 2014!! LOL!!
Mike

mhatchett
12-31-2013, 02:14 PM
Ron?? LOL!!! Happy New Year I want to Frame mine in 2014!! LOL!!
Mike

Theli
12-31-2013, 07:41 PM
Seems like a good resolution!