Happy Mary Wollstonecraft Day!
It's her birthday, so in honour of Mary's mum and the detective agency's namesake, I thought I'd give an update.
It's eight months to the release of Book One in... Read more
Hi there - I did send out an update this weekend but it appears not to have gone anywhere, I'm going to give it a kick. Needless to say not... Read more
Wollstonecraft Updates: Book Two, Knopf/Random House, and More
Hello lovely people:
Here's an overview for those who haven't had the time to wade through the discussion threads:
1) I was convinced that Book One was DONE, finished –... Read more
It's Ada Lovelace Day!
It's an international celebration of women in STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) careers. So it's a great excuse to give you all an update about the project.
1)... Read more
Hello all -
1) The first draft of Book One has been finished, and is off to the editor. After the edits come back, I'll do another... Read more
And the end of the first draft of the first book is in sight. I've just popped out of world of Wollstonecraft to share with you one of the most... Read more
5 Weeks After...
... the end of the campaign, and the budget showed up yesterday.
The first thing I did was cover my rent for the next 4 months, so I don't even... Read more
Xoe Reads Wollstonecraft
It's all coming together. Meetings with publishers, film studios, gaming studios, licensing. It's like my world is zombocom now.
(If you don't get the reference, http://zombo.com/ )
I've signed with the... Read more
In the last 10 days...
Hi all –
So, it's been 10 days since the end of the campaign. The project hasn't been funded yet, as Amazon keeps the funds for 2 weeks, and after... Read more
Oh, and in the meantime...
As you're waiting for me to finish the first book, there are some real gems which deserve your attention and support. Among them is this treasure of a project which... Read more
$90K! Adventure Unlocked!
Wow, amazing amazing amazing.
We did it, and I now have the budget to write the Adventure of Choices Made By You (or something along those lines) and give it... Read more
Calgary Fan Expo wrap
Hello all –
With less than 24 hours to go on the campaign, I've had the tremendous fortune of being able to connect with DOZENS of Wollstonecraft supporters in person,... Read more
Happy Birthday, Mary Wollstonecraft!
We just hit a huge milestone: 2500 backers. That's a whole lotta love, and a firehose of ideas and inspiration. You the readers and supporters mean so much more than... Read more
Victoria Steam Expo, and An Adventure of Choices Made By You!.
Hello, lovely Kickstarters!
We're setting up for Victoria Steam Expo today, and the buzz on Wollstonecraft is palpable. So many inspiring ideas of where to take the stories.
First, ACHIEVEMENT... Read more
If there's demand for another short story set in the world of Wollstonecraft, I of course would be delighted to write one.
So, what say you – should I open... Read more
Phenomenal (Who Wants Dinosaurs?!)
The creativity and collaboration keeps coming.
I've been getting amazing input for bigger stories, interactive maps, games, resources, animation, live-action, stage presentations, radio plays, audio books, international translations, merchandising... You... Read more
NEW SPONSOR LEVEL + STRETCH GOAL:
At the $300 pledge level, the school or library of your choice will receive the first 3 books in paperback, and you'll receive a bronze Victorian "W" pin. When we... Read more
What Would You Like To See Next?
After all, I'm here for you and for the kids in your life.
We've sold out of our initial super-big-mega-awesome-thank-yous.
What should take their place? Calendars would take a long... Read more
You're lovely. This is incredible. The opportunities for extending this beyond the first three books are pouring in; people want to see this entire project become larger... Read more
New Stretch Goal: Twenty Five at Twenty Five!
So, here's something I know I can do without needing third party or much additional budget – although I'm breaking my own Project Management rules:
When we get to $25,000... Read more
New Stretch Goals / Rewards Tomorrow!
400%. This is all those adjectives I keep using, such as "amazing", "incredible", "overwhelming" and "astonishing". Superlative? I'm going to need to bust out the thesaurus so you... Read more
boingboing and io9
The coverage on this project has been incredible. So many new backers! So many people want to come on board with this project and make the world of Wollstonecraft come... Read more
Book Two Unlocked! And Now...
I've been using the word "wow" a lot since this started, just five days ago.
We've funded the first book, and in the last two days, have funded... Read more
We made boingboing!
Wow, that looks weird written out like that.
We're now 2/3 of the way to funding the second book in the series.
We did it.
Yes, we did. Together. We've made this world of girl-powered, steam-driven 1826 London come to life.
And then some.
Just 12 hours after hitting our $4,000 goal, we were floored... Read more
94%, Green Light immanent, and thinking about overfunding
Okay, and again with the wow.
So, given that I awoke to the 50% mark, I'm going to bed at the 94% mark, with 25 days to go on this... Read more
80% at 48 hour mark
I mean, wow.
I'm blown away by your gracious support. We're so close to the finish line here. At this rate, hours close. And all because of you.
What... Read more
Half way there in less than 48 hours!
Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm about this project. The discussions and media inquiries about extending this story into sequels and other spaces have been incredibly exciting,... Read more