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 JULIA FAE WEBSITE!

An eBook will be released in early 2013, followed by the paperback version of Julia Fae. To find out how to get a copy of Julia Fae, please visit the Julia Fae Fairy Book Website.

Thank you for visiting this page! Julia Fae is sending you a little magic today.

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Los Angeles & Ireland, 2012.

BOOK ONE: Julia, a realistic, 14-year-old fashionista from the United States, searches for her missing mother in Ireland, only to discover her mother is lost to the Fairy World. To find her mother, she must forget everything she knows about reality and embrace a world of magic.

Read a writing sample of Julia Fae!

Julia Fae is the first book in a series of six books about a young girl who searches for her mother in Ireland. Her journey takes her to the fairy world where she discovers that magic and fairies are more a part of the human world than she ever imagined. Ultimately, Julia must embrace the magic within her to find her mother as well as save both the fairy and human worlds. (More about the series below.)

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THE BOOK

This is a  175 page PROSE NOVEL for 9-12-year-olds. It includes the illustrations and cover art seen on this Kickstarter application. 12 additional illustrations are planned exclusively for the book (not included in the eBook).

So Share! Share! Share this project.

We want to bring to you and your friends this wonderful story with amazing illustrations!

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TESTIMONIALS

"I just backed this wonderful project by my friend Gayvin Powers! As a member of her writing group, I've had the pleasure of reading parts of her novel, and I'm excited for the rest. Please consider pitching in to help her meet her goal!" - Tania del Rio, writer and artist of Archie Comics' Sabrina the Teenage Witch

"I love it. It's like Percy Jackson for girls." - Sonia Rose, age 12

"It's smart and engaging. Clever." - Tracy, English Teacher in Falls Church High School, Fairfax Country Public Schools

"I read an early version of Julia Fae and am sure young girls will love this contemporary fairy story. Su Jen Buchheim's illustrations are beautiful. Best of luck, Gayvin!" - Val Law, Senior Editorial Director

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WHY JULIA FAE?

This book is a passion project – really a love letter to my mother who passed away several years ago. She was the one who taught me as a child that magic starts with believing in myself. Once I believed in myself, a world of infinite possibilities opened up in my life.

When children grow up with confidence and look at the world as a place of possibilities, even the mundane day takes on an element of magic. This is how my mom lived her life, and I want to share that with girls so that they grow up believing they can be or do anything. In essence, I want to pass along a magical life that my mom passed along to me.

Aside from being a single mom, over the last four years, Julia Fae has been read and work-shopped with 10 professional writers and two editors for content, development and errors. Some of these professionals have been nominated for Academy Awards, won awards for their story telling and taught writing at UCLA, AFI and Sundance. Most important, Julia Fae has been read and gotten the seal of approval by young girls, ages 9 -12, in a test reading. (See Testimonials above.)

So, here we are. The first book is done, and I'm so excited to share it with you. I only need $9,000 to fund Julia Fae and bring her story to life.

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Gita is Sergeant at Arms in the is Fairy World
Gita is Sergeant at Arms in the is Fairy World

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JULIA FAE SERIES

BOOK ONE: Julia, a realistic, 14-year-old fashionista from the United States, searches for her missing mother in Ireland, only to discover her mother is lost to the Fairy World. To find her mother, she must forget everything she knows about reality and embrace a world of magic.

To read a writing sample of Julia Fae, click on Julia Fae Excerpt.

BOOK TWO: The balance of good and evil in the fairy realm is shifting as Julia and dark forces battle for power. During a treacherous Blood Moon, Julia is forced to use all that she knows about magic to save her mother and the fairies from a fate worse than death.

BOOK THREE: The battle over creation magic continues after Julia accidentally brings back one of the darkest forces imaginable. To right her wrong, she must end the darkness’ plans, otherwise, she will be responsible for changing the power of light to dark.

BOOK FOUR: Julia investigates the death of her father and finds out there is more to him than she knew. The part he played and secrets he kept are pivotal to Julia stopping the dark forces in the fairy world and returning Julia’s mother to her.

BOOK FIVE: In hopes of stopping the dark forces, Julia goes back 900 years to uncover clues about the split between human and fairy worlds. Seduced by the darkness that captivated her mother 900 years earlier, the longer Julia is back in time, the more she forgets who she is, her mission and why she’s there.

BOOK SIX: Julia must stop her nemesis from using Julia’s mother against her and unleashing a power that threatens the destruction of both human and fairy worlds. To stop her nemesis, Julia must make her greatest sacrifice.

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BUDGET

The backing received will go towards the following areas necessary to bring Julia Fae to you:

22% Illustrator (minimum remaining 12 illustrations), 17% Editor (Lexile Level and Copy), 8% Book Layout and Format (Book & eBook), ISBN, 39% Rewards (& Shipping/Packaging), 5% Kickstarter, 4% Weekend Collaboration/Travel to Editor, 3-5% Amazon, 0% Book Cover (paid by author) and 0% Four Illustrations (paid by author).

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Today, we reached 35 backers too. I'm adding the video for both. Thank you!

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REWARDS & ADD-ONS

What makes a Kickstarter project better? A variety of Rewards. Please remember, if the project isn’t fully backed during the Kickstarter campaign, you won’t be charged (and the book won’t be produced). You can always go back to change or cancel your reward before the campaign ends. If you’re unfamiliar about how it Kickstarter works, please click this link to find out more.

Add-ons are anything extra that you can add once you pledge $1 or more. To add to your pledge, change the $ amount “Total” only at the top of the page (not the “Reward” you already selected).

For example,

US Order: $50 Pledge + $20 Book (unsigned) + $18 T-Shirt = $88

Canada Order: $50 Pledge + $20 Book (unsigned) + $18 T-Shirt + $10 Shipping = $98

Other International Order: $50 Pledge + $20 Book (unsigned) + $18 T-Shirt + $20 Shipping = $108

SHIPPING

$0.00 US Shipping

$10.00 CANADA Shipping

$20.00 Other International Shipping Destinations

ADD-ONS

· $20.00 Paperback Book (unsigned)

· $18.00 Julia Fae T-Shirt (Child and Adult sizes – if you want to order 2XL, 3XL or 4XL you will be able to specify on the backer form at the end of the campaign)

· $30.00 Limited Edition Print Signed by the artist (5x7) – (Julia, Gita, Flynn, Havok or Cover Art)

· $30.00 Pixie / Amelia Earhart Knit Caps (Child and Adult sizes) handmade by local artisan Connie Thomas of Pink Sheep Handcrafted Goods

· $20.00 Julia Fae Messenger Bag

· $10.00 Julia Fae Recyclable Canvas Bag

· $8.00 Julia Fae Note Cards (10)

· $6.00 Julia Fae Fairy Hairband handmade by local artisan

· $6.00 Julia Fae Iron On Patch (for your backpack, lunch bag, jacket, pants, hat and more)

· $5.00 Julia Fae Bookmarks (Collect all Five: Julia, Gita, Havok, Flynn and a Surprise)

· $4.00 Julia Fae Pen

· $2.00 Julia Fae Stickers

· $1.00 I Declare You a Fairy and Immortalize You in a Video

Havok, Goblin King of Muck, Nuck & Luck
Havok, Goblin King of Muck, Nuck & Luck

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FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE…

  • Literature
  • Strong Female Leads
  • Character Driven Stories
  • Epic Adventures
  • Harry Potter or Percy Jackson & the Olympians (but with a strong female lead – Girl Power!)
  • Anime
  • Feminism
  • Fantasy
  • Mythical Fairy Lore – set in modern society
  • Mists of Avalon (basically, younger daughters, sisters, cousins and friends of women who loved this book)

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Book 1 is Written – 175 pages
  • Book 2 is almost Finished 
  • Kickstarter benefits sent soon after funds are received

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Flynn is a Shape Shifting Teenager from the Fairy World
Flynn is a Shape Shifting Teenager from the Fairy World

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READ A JULIA FAE EXCERPT

Click on the above link and you can read a sample excerpt from Book 1 for free on the Julia Fae Blog.

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BENEFITS

T-Shirt Available with Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Glamour and Celtic Education Levels.
T-Shirt Available with Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Glamour and Celtic Education Levels.
Tote Available with the Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Fairy Librarian, Fairy Dust and Celtic Education Levels.
Tote Available with the Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Fairy Librarian, Fairy Dust and Celtic Education Levels.

* These are sample images. Final T-Shirts and Bags will be based upon available product.

Paperback Book Available with the Gita, Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Book Club, Glamour, Fairy Librarian, Fairy Dust and Celtic Education Levels.
Paperback Book Available with the Gita, Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Book Club, Glamour, Fairy Librarian, Fairy Dust and Celtic Education Levels.
eBook Available with the Havok, Flynn, Gita, Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Glamour, Fairy Librarian, Fairy Dust and Celtic Education Levels. *eBook Available in PDF and Kindle.
eBook Available with the Havok, Flynn, Gita, Julia Fae Gift Bundle, Glamour, Fairy Librarian, Fairy Dust and Celtic Education Levels. *eBook Available in PDF and Kindle.

UNLOCKING ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Once we reach our goal, FUNDING LEVELS UNLOCK ADDITIONAL BENEFITS! Benefit Levels will possibly include:

  • The World of Julia Fae Illustrated Guide Book
  • Book 2 (finish writing it) and write Book 3
  • Additional Educational material and more
  • Let me know what you'd like -- I'd love to hear your ideas 

Check back to see what additional benefits will be unlocked throughout the Kickstarter process!

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Julia arrives in Ireland and would love to take you with her!
Julia arrives in Ireland and would love to take you with her!

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THANK YOU:

To all of you who are reading this and who have supported Julia Fae!

A special Thank You to Su Jen Buchheim, the talented illustrator of Julia Fae (www.sjbillustration.com), and Tracy Misero, Editor Extraordinaire.

Thank you for all the support via Facebook and Twitter!

In helping spread the magic of art and literature, I'm supporting kicking it forward.


http://www.Julia-Fae-Fairy-World.blogspot.com

http://www.facebook.com/gayvin.powers

http://www.twitter.com/GayvinPowers

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge will be to deliver this within the 45 day window so that Kickstarter supporters can receive rewards in time for Christmas. The good news is that the book is already finished, editing is being done now in preparation for the final weekend intensive edit (with author and editor) to ensure book is at Lexile levels and contact has been made to get rewards (t-shirts, totes, etc.) created in a short period of time.

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