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A science fiction novella by Jamie Lackey set in a post zombie-apocalypse world
A science fiction novella by Jamie Lackey set in a post zombie-apocalypse world
39 backers pledged $1,553 to help bring this project to life.

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Moving Forward: A Novella of Life After Zombies

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About the book

Corinne survived the zombie apocalypse 30 years ago. After the dust settled, she got married, had kids, built a life. All of that is gone in an instant when a zombie attacks a city park. Corinne manages to protect her family, but the zombie bites her before it is taken down. She wakes up in one of the infected sanctuaries, where she'll have to build her life over again, knowing that at any moment she, or anyone around her, could become a monster. 

Moving Forward: A Novella of Life After Zombies is Corinne's story.  As a 52-year-old bisexual black woman, she's not your typical zombie-killing hero.  But then again, this isn't your typical zombie story.  

Interested?  Want to read the beginning?  You can do so here

What's a novella? 
A novella is longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel.  The exact definition varies, but it's generally a story between 15,000 and 40,000 words.  You can check out a list of notable novellas here.  

Why Kickstarter? 
There aren't a lot of homes for novellas out there, and even fewer for ones that feature zombies.  I had a great experience with my Kickstarter for One Revolution, and I'd like to put out the best version of this novella that I possibly can.  

About me
Jamie Lackey earned her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2006. Since then, she has sold over 100 short stories. Her fiction has appeared on the Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention and Tangent Online Recommended Reading Lists. She read slush for the award-winning Clarkesworld Magazine from 2008-2013, and she worked on the Triangulation Annual Anthology from 2008 to 2011. She edited Triangulation: Lost Voices in 2015. She studied under James Gunn at the Center for the Study of Science Fiction's Writer's Workshop in 2010. Her short story collection, One Revolution, is available on Amazon.com, and her debut novel, Left Hand Gods, is forthcoming from Hadley Rille Books. Find her online at www.jamielackey.com.

Too Many CHOICES?
Trying to decide what level to pledge on a Kickstarter project can be a lot of work, but no worries--I'm here to help!  

The lowest level is for $5. For the cost of a large latte, you can be immortalized in the acknowledgements of my novella! You will also win my eternal gratitude and adoration.

Next up is the $10 level. If you love to read, but long to eschew all material possessions, this is the level for you! You'll get your very own copy of the book in a convenient form of very specifically arranged ones and zeroes, and it will take up zero space on your bookshelf! You'll also get the joy of seeing your name in the acknowledgements section, along with my eternal gratitude and adoration.

For $20, you can get a physical paperback copy of the novella! You can put it on a shelf! You can put it in a pile by your bed! You can use it to prop up your monitor or as a paperweight! The sky is the limit! You'll also get the joy of your very own ebook copy and my eternal gratitude and adoration.

For $25, not only do you get a copy of the print book, but I will take the time to vandalize it for you with my totally legible signature! You can assign it a space of honor on your shelves, where you keep all of your other signed books, since you are clearly a collector with discerning taste. You'll also get an ebook copy, plus, of course, my eternal gratitude and adoration.

For $35, you get a signed copy of Moving Forward, plus a signed copy of One Revolution! Two books! Both signed! Plus, like everyone else, you'll get an ebook copy of the novella and my eternal gratitude and adoration.

For $50, you get a signed paperback copy of the novella, plus the unadulterated joy of telling me what to do! I will write a story to your prompt--it can be pretty much anything--and then you will be the very first person to read it! No one else will gaze upon it before you. Except for me. Naturally. Plus, you get your very own ebook copy and my eternal gratitude and adoration.

For $75, you will get a super deluxe, super amazing, signed hardcover copy of the book. This right here is your key to being super special and impressing all of your friends. I'm just saying. Plus, you'll get an ebook copy of your very own, along with my eternal gratitude and adoration.

For $100, you get the signed hardcover of the book, so you'll be the coolest person in your neighborhood, possibly in your entire geographic region, plus, I will write a story based on your prompt. You'll be the first person I share the story with. It will be our story. I will do my best to make it awesome for you. You'll also get an ebook copy and SO MUCH of my eternal gratitude and adoration.

Stretch Goal!  

Thanks to my wonderful backers, we've hit our goal! Since there are two days left, I'm adding on a stretch goal. If we hit $1650 everyone backing at a level that includes a physical reward will also get a bookmark! I've included a preview of both the front and the back!

Risks and challenges

The novella is completed. There may be issues with ebook conversion or the physical copies, but those are challenges that I'm ready to face.

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