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Moxie's Journey

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?

Moxie's Problem:

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

Wotan's Dilemma:

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 Costs: 

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.

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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.

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    An ebook copy of all my fiction works: Tales From Gundarland, Zaftan Entrepreneurs, Zaftan Miscreants, Falstaff's Big Gamble, Wotan's Dilemma, Moxie's Problem and Moxie's Decision.

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    For fiction writers: All three Fiction Writing Guides ebooks: Build a Better Story, Manage Your Fiction Writing Project and Planning a Novel, Script or Memoir plus ebook copies of Moxie's Problem and Moxie’s Decision.

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    For self-publishing authors: All four Self-Publishing Guides ebooks: Self-publishing a Book, Marketing Plans for Self-publishing Books, Manage Your Self-publishing Project and Business Basics for Authors plus ebook copies of Moxie's Problem and Moxie’s Decision.

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    A detailed critique of your short story (maximum 6000 words: Doesn’t apply to romance stories) plus an ebook copy of Moxie’s Decision.

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    For budding fiction writers: a personal (one-on-one) live 45 minute lecture called Story Design delivered via Skype to your home computer or tablet plus an ebook copy of Moxie’s Decision.
    Story Design is a lecture detailing the basic elements necessary to create a work of fiction. Design elements covered are setting, character building, plot construction, motivation and scene design.

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    For NaNoWriMo authors: a personal (one-on-one) live 45 minute lecture on how to convert your NaNoWriMo manuscript to an ebook. Delivered via Skype to your home computer or tablet plus an ebook copy of Moxie’s Decision.
    Reward description: Self-publishing a book is easy according to the stuff on the web. What isn’t easy is to produce a quality book package that enhances the content of your book. With all the inaccurate and incorrect nonsense on the web, it’s easy to be misled and end up publishing a junk book.
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    For fiction writers: a personal (one-on-one) live 45 minute lecture on building a plot. Delivered via Skype to your home computer or tablet plus an ebook copy of Moxie’s Decision.

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    For authors: a personal (one-on-one) live 45 minute lecture on Book Marketing 101. Delivered via Skype to your home computer or tablet plus an ebook copy of Moxie’s Decision.
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    For newbie authors: a personal (one-on-one) live 90 minute lecture called Self-Publishing a Book delivered via Skype to your computer or tablet plus an ebook copy of Moxie’s Decision.
    Reward Description: Self-publishing a book is a complex undertaking that involves completing a number of tasks, facing a variety of issues, making decisions on those issues and getting answers to questions. 
    This lecture explains the self-publishing process in a project management format that breaks up the complex undertaking into four areas and assigns a time frame to each area. These areas consist of a number of tasks that should be addressed in that time frame.  It also provides budget estimates for the various components in the project.

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    Autographed copies of six fiction books: Tales From Gundarland, Zaftan Entrepreneurs, Zaftan Miscreants, Falstaff’s Big Gamble, Moxie’s Problem and Moxie’s Decision.

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