Award-Winning Author J. Lloyd Morgan Launches Kickstarter Project to Create a Novel Based on Short Story "Howler King"


Apex, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/03/2015 -- Following on the heels of his very well received short story "Howler King", Mr. Morgan intends to roll out a full-length novel building upon the groundwork he set in the original story. Everyone is encouraged to read the short story -

This bold new effort in the fantasy adventure sector comes in response to questions Mr. Morgan has heard frequently: "When is your next book coming out? And what will it be about?" While he has a few projects in the works, the one which has captivated more of his attention and imagination more than any other is a novel based on his short story "Howler King." Work on the book has been slow because he's been devoting his time to teaching English to his college students.

A window of opportunity has opened for this inspired author to devote more time to write, edit, format, and get a cover design created for the Howler King novel. Most fiction fans have no idea how much it costs to publish a fiction book starting from an idea in the writer's mind to seeing the finished product in a bookstore. Editing, formatting, and cover design can easily cost thousands of dollars to say nothing of the time necessary to actually write the book plus essential book promotion that every good novel deserves.

Crowdfunding is sought to bring a democratic process to Mr. Morgan's fans who have been clamoring for his next book via Kickstarter to cover all of his expenses. Every backer to this crowdfunding project is voting with their wallet to let the author know he should proceed.

Every dollar raised paves the way to a win-win scenario through rewards every fiction can enjoy including autographed copies of Mr. Morgan's previous novels or the new one as well as limited editions, having a character in the novel named for them up to and including coming to a town to speak to a book club, a school or writers group.

This crowdfunding campaign ends on March 23, 2015.

The Howler King Kickstarter Page -

The J Lloyd Morgan website -

About J Lloyd Morgan
J. Lloyd Morgan is a bestselling author and an award-winning television director. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communications and a minor in English. In 2014, Morgan earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing. Morgan has lived all over the United States, but now resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters where he teaches college English classes. Aside from writing, Morgan is an avid reader. He's also a huge fan of baseball and enjoys listening to progressive rock. He is the author of the novels The Hidden Sun, The Waxing Moon, The Zealous Star, The Mirror of the Soul, Wall of Faith and Bring Down the Rain. His published short stories include "Howler King," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "The Reluctant Wanderer," and award-winning "The Doughnut."