You might have noticed the posts slowing down, you might have even thought they were over with. NOPE. Chuck Testa.
Now that I have your attention again, there is some pretty good news going on here.
We have slowly but surely been gathering reviews for KTUSA on Amazon and Goodreads. And...the reviews are positive! People like it. Likewise, we're set to start receiving reviews from bloggers and print journalists within the next month or so.
The backer rewards are coming along as well. I hope you have enjoyed reading the digital copy, and for those waiting on the paperback and other rewards, I can say that April is the month for you. We hit a snag with our art, but we're back on track and should have our completed designs ready for printing and merchandising by April. We're pretty excited to unveil some brand new art, and we can't wait to share it with you, too.
Oh, and the website has been updated (misspelled names: fixed, blog: online, media kit: uploaded). Meanwhile, I'm keeping a detailed spreadsheet of KTUSA's expenses. I'm a nerd for spreadsheets, so...perhaps expect a printout when the whole thing is over?
Lastly, I'm also excited to announce that a separate book of mine, Habits and Hijabs, has made it to the quarter-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Out of 5,000 entries, mine is among the remaining 250.
This was a year of revision. Not only did I revise KTUSA, but I revised Habits and Hijabs (originally titled The Appalachian). H&H was written long before I dreamed of zombies. It is a literary, cultural novel. It is dense. It is emotional. It is dramatic. I really never saw it moving past a dusty file folder. I wanted to share this wonderful news with you, because you believe in what I do.