Because the world needs more parody stories and this story is about a Camelot set in a parallel universe
Because the world needs more parody stories and this story is about a Camelot set in a parallel universe Read more
About this project
This Kickstarter Campaign’s objective is to fund the second part of Moxie’s odyssey. Here is a brief synopsis of Moxie’s character arc. Moxie is an obnoxious teenage princess who has never been outside her father’s castle until the beginning of the Moxie’s Problem novel. She quickly learns that life outside is dramatically and dangerously different from life inside the castle. Moxie also learns that she hasn’t been trained to do anything with her life. She realizes she has to get a life and after a bit of reflection, she decides to become the queen after her father dies. But Moxie has no inkling of how to rule. She realizes she has to learn how to become independent and to gain self-confidence. That is where Moxie’s Problem ends and the new book picks up.
Moxie’s Decision will continue her adventure. This second book is the conclusion of Moxie’s journey from an obnoxious teenage princess to an independent, decisive young woman. You don’t have to read Moxie’s Problem to enjoy Moxie’s Decision. Both books are standalone stories and are set against a backdrop of Camelot. But it’s not the traditional Camelot. This Camelot is in a parallel universe.
I write humorous and satiric scifi and fantasy stories and all my novels are parodies.
So far I’ve written parodies about First Contact stories (Zaftan
Entrepreneurs), space opera and military incompetence (Zaftan Miscreants) the Rhinegold myth (Wotan’s Dilemma), Shakespeare’s greatest plays (Falstaff’s Big Gamble) and Camelot (Moxie’s Problem).
I also lecture extensively on creating fiction, self-publishing, book marketing and other topics. Many of the rewards associated with this project are one-on-one lectures that can be delivered via Skype anywhere.
What do readers say about my last three parodies?
Well let me tell you I have never ever laughed so hard while reading a book: Patricia: Goodreads
Moxie's Problem by Hank Quense is a refreshing and delightful romp in the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Jessica: Goodreads
Mr. Quense had me eagerly turning pages, devouring the next scene while also literally laughing out loud: Angela Moxon: Goodreads
This author always amazes me with his inspiration to adapt other stories using a lot of humor and producing a very entertaining book. Roberto Mattos: Goodreads
Falstaff's Big Gamble:
I think the thing I liked most about Falstaff’s Big Gamble was that Quense made these really famous and well known characters seem totally new and his own: Adam P: Goodreads
In short - I found this book surprisingly good! And utterly hilarious! C.P.: Goodreads
Publishing a novel is an expensive undertaking. The objective of this campaign is to get sufficient funds to cover the publication costs of my new novel, Moxie’s Decision, in both ebook and paperback editions. Any donations in excess of the campaign goals will be used on marketing. Here is a chart depicting the publishing costs for a new novel.
Campaign Funding Goals:
Come back to check on the updates. All the major characters have agreed to be interviewed to support this project.
Risks and challenges
The only setback I can envision is getting severe negative critiques from the beta readers who are now working on the current draft. However, I deliberately placed a large cushion of time in the schedule. The availability date of November 15, 2015 can be achieved even if I have to do a lot of rewriting on the manuscript.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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