Set in Orlando, Florida, Blood Child is the story of a young woman with two infamous ancestors and a young reporter trying to break back into the career he loves. Emily Bath, daughter of the self-styled Count Bath, survived the massacre of her brothers and twenty other souls at her father's funeral. Count Bath was obsessed with the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, who bathed in the blood of virgins to maintain her youth. Bathory was a distance relation of Count Dracula. Did his obsession lead to the murders? Or is something darker responsible?
Everyone wants to know what happened to little Emily and as the tenth anniversary approaches they are hungry for the opportunity. Ty Clark has just been given the opportunity.
Behind the Creation of Blood Child
I'll be honest. Blood Child was conceived while I was drinking wine on my front porch. I wrote nearly a thousand words that first afternoon. It soon became clear that I would have to finish it before returning to my novel, "My Dragon Friday”.
Writing isn't easy for me, but it is my passion and compulsion. I have been telling stories to myself and my friends since I was a child. I have a learning disability called dysgraphia which is one of the reasons that professional editing is vital for the success of this project.
The other thing that I really wanted to do was make sure that the wonderful folks who will be helping me get paid their fair share. So everyone from the cover artists to the editors will be paid. The work they do is invaluable and they deserve to be compensated.
One final note. While I was buried deep in my writing, my friend, Krista LaFave, was fighting for her life against leukemia. She is one of the people who inspired me to keep writing. She died a week after I completed the first draft of this book. Blood Child is dedicated to her and her amazing family who allowed all of us who loved her to take part in saying good-bye.
Where The Funds Will Go
Funds will go towards the cover art and professional editing of the novel, first. Next, funds will go towards formatting text and promotional text and materials. The professional editing will be the most expensive part of the process next to marketing the project.
Any additional funds raised will go towards promoting the book. People have to know about my book to read it.
Risks and challenges
The book is finished all it needs is fine tuning.
The risks and challenges of this project mostly involve timing. It may take longer to edit and format the novel once the project is funded. There is also a chance that more of the funds may go towards editing than in my original budget.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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