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By Karen Eastland
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About

 Hello and thank you for taking the time to stop by my page.

I know that this time of year is hard on most people and I do understand that funds are tight for many more, but if you are able to assist in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm here because I need a kickstart to be able to purchase the Mac manuscript software, Vellum. Vellum automatically formats, typesets a manuscript for publishing in both Ebook and Paper back formats, with the click of a button.

I am almost ready to press that button.

I have used Vellum while writing my book, but the license costs around $350AUD.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far.

My story is below.

In this other worldly adventure, Josephine is exposed to those who seek to own her, when she leads the charge against the creatures of the night. These supernatural and paranormal events reveal to her, many truths.

Josephine Marlin & The Alternatives
Josephine Marlin & The Alternatives

 

 Josephine Marlin & The Alternatives (a complete draft of chapter 1 is available to read here) is the first book in a series of novels. It's target audience is for females between the ages of 15-25. It is an Urban, fantasy adventure with a little romance.

It's a story about 24 year old Josephine Marlin and her 'Natural' friends. Josephine, or Jo, is a young woman who has the weirdest dreams and should be out of her depth for the adventure she embarks upon, but she's not alone on this crazy ride.

Her friends are just plain... Natural!

The story is about the depths to the bonds of their friendship. 

 A complete draft Chapter one can read in full at The Alternatives website. 

I like to make people laugh. The Internet allows me to entertain you without all that bothersome stage fright. I love to draw the reader, watcher, interactor into the adventures I create.

With Josephine and the girls, I have found myself drawn in to their adventures too.  

I don't want to just write stories. I want to write good stories.     

Without your help, The Alternatives will be less than it is. I am passionate about my writing, about this story.  I have watched Josephine Marlin bloom into so much more than she first appeared.

With your help, a dream can become a reality.  

I don’t have a large family or friend base for financial support.

I write more than 5000 words every day.

When I'm studying, I still write more than 5000 words a day, but those words are trialing new artistic endeavours. If you would like to see some of my work, please follow the links below.   

My Official Portfolio Website     

Karen Eastland
Karen Eastland

Jerrymanders is a complete avant-garde interactive, digital experience that culminated in a 22 minute movie put together with voice, video, audio, music and imagery on the 7th of October 2017. A digital website that I just entered into in the 2nd Interactive Story Track at the Madeira Film Festival for 2018.  

  I also keep my followers up to date almost daily through my FaceBook Account and I have begun to put together a mailing list, and a Beta reader mailing list, in preparation for Josephine Marlin & The Alternatives release, with your help, just in time for Christmas.

Risks and challenges

I don’t foresee any adverse challenges ahead. The manuscript is complete. I am self editing, then someone else will read it and edit, then I will edit again just in time for Christmas.

This is my first full novel. It has been a new and exciting adventure and I know that that excitement is revealed in the story itself.

I have six months until my next Masters unit. I just completed a second intensive draft of the novel. As the book is intended to reach a specific group, females between 15 and 25, in the urban Fantasy, romance genre.

Josephine Marlin & The Alternatives is worth investing in.

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