Project image
)}
$65
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 31 2016 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 31, 2016

Buried Ladies - a novel

A novel of mystery, murder, and the dark web. Estella's disappearance starts a chain of events that crosses international borders.

Buried Ladies - a novel

A novel of mystery, murder, and the dark web. Estella's disappearance starts a chain of events that crosses international borders.

$65
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 31 2016 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 31, 2016

About

I'm raising funds to finish my first novel -- working title, Buried Ladies -- and promote the novel in hopes of attracting a publisher.

“Nine-one-one. What’s your emergency?” She said by rote. God, she thought, I hope it’s not another looney tune. She was 10 hours into a double – helping out Lupita home with a sick kid. At least it beat trying to sleep in this sauna – you couldn’t even breathe when you got outside. And her A/C was on the fritz … again. So begins the adventure that takes the reader through a chain of events that crosses international borders and into the dark web.

Here's an excerpt of the first chapter to give you a taste:

Chapter 1 “Nine-one-one. What’s your emergency?” She said by rote. God, she thought, I hope it’s not another looney tune. She was 10 hours into a double – helping out Lupita home with a sick kid. At least it beat trying to sleep in this sauna – you couldn’t even breathe when you got outside. And her A/C was on the fritz … again. That’s what she’d had today – looney tunes. Maybe the hot weather just brought out the crazy in folks. Jeez, she hoped Lupita’s kid was…. “He killed her. He killed his wife.” That shut up her inner voice. “I’m sorry, did you say he killed his wife?” “Yes.” “Can I please get your name and phone number … in case we get disconnected.” Lots of folks didn’t like to leave their name. Afraid of getting involved … having to testify in court. Sure, an anonymous tip was fine, but she tried to get the information. By the book. “It’s Sally, Sally Kavanaugh. Please hurry.” Not sure it’ll do no good since she’s dead already, she thought. But, she didn’t say it. They monitored your calls and that kinda remark got you written up. Plus, she really cared about the people of the Rio Grande Valley. She’d lived here all her life. Knew most folks until the Maquilla plants started going in bringin’ folks from Minnesota and all kinda places where the work weren’t so good and the snow piled up like cold, white dunes. “Ok, just slow down, Sally, “ is what she said out loud. “Are you in a safe place? Tell me where you are and what you saw.” “Well,” said Sally and MaryLou could hear the catch in her voice. “I’m at home. And, I know he did it. Killed her right there in the living room.” “Are you sure she’s dead or do I need to call an ambulance, too?“ No response.

Risks and challenges

Well, the book is nearly finished. I've worked in digital marketing for the past 10 years, so I know the ins and outs of getting my content found online. I currently have nearly 100 Facebook likes for my page: http://facebook.com/buriedladies and thousands of followers on Twitter (@buriedladies).

I'm really open to feedback. Subscribe and read the novel as the chapters appear online. Send me feedback. I'd love to hear your comments, corrections, and suggestions for plot twists.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    Your name in the credits of the completed novel

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A copy of the finished novel, as a pdf, plus all previous rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The rights to pick the name of 1 character in the novel, plus all previous rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A signed poster of the front cover, plus all previous rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A printed and signed copy of the novel, plus all previous rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Include you in the next novel -- hacking into military wearables, plus all previous rewards.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (47 days)