~♦~ A tale of myth, mystery… and a past long forgotten ~♦~
ENTER THE WORLD OF THE SHADOWS
Something is out there.
And the people live in constant fear.
But their biggest threat lies within their own village. Everyone and everything is dying, slowly and without hope of salvation.
In a world where almost nothing is truth and isolation is the purest form of self-deception, the possibility of hope exists only in the heart and mind of a young woman who chooses to follow an unknown path in order to save everyone she knows and loves. Before long, she discovers that her most vital beliefs are based on a deception that will rock the foundation of her entire people. To save them, she must learn to open her heart and sacrifice… everything.
You may think you have heard this story before, but be warned.
MEET THE TEAM
Lisa M. Green is a high school English/Special Education teacher and author of the mythic fantasy novel The First. She began writing at a very young age and even considered a career in screenwriting or journalism. As a teacher, she enjoys educating high school students about writing. She also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, hiking, and playing video games that girls aren't supposed to like.
Elizabeth Siedt is an actor, narrator, improviser, and playwright in Chicago, Illinois, with over 15 years acting and performing experience. Previous books include The Dark Caster Series Books 1 and 2 by Anna Abner, Crest of the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop, among others. You can see her make things up onstage at Chicago's iO Comedy Theater or the Playground Theater, or see her plays around Chicago in a number of theaters. You can find her on her website, www.lizardjellybean.com, or get in touch with her on twitter at @lizardjellybean.
Jason Green is a graphic designer and web developer with 18 years experience. He is also a photographer, videographer, musician, and all-around creative individual.
DISCOVER THE PROJECT
"a sumptuous blend of some familiar books—it has the feel of The Giver, plus a bit of Wool, all tied up with a very slight smidgen of the Hunger Games—yet in the end… an entity all its own" —Imagination Ether Press
"better and beyond a simplistic twist… a novel that will leave you thinking" —Trollking Book Reviews
The First by Lisa M. Green is a story of hope and salvation, trust and sacrifice in a mythic and mysterious, yet uniquely dystopian, world. We'd like to share this story with a whole new group of people—the audiobook lovers of the world. The First has already garnered sales around the world in print and ebook formats. But there are still many people who could enjoy it that just don't like to or don't have the time to read.
Joining our team is the lovely and talented Elizabeth Siedt. Elizabeth was the perfect fit for the novel and its main character, Rinni. Her voice style captures the essence of the story and breathes life into it.
Listen below to some demo samples from The First, narrated by Elizabeth Siedt.
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Here is the official book trailer:
MAKE SOME MAGIC
Here's where you come in: we need your help! We want to produce a high quality audiobook of The First. The production costs will ensure that the final product is the absolute best it can be.
Top 5 Reasons to Become a Patron:
1. We believe in value for value. Look at those awesome patron perks!
2. This book rocks! Don't believe us? Check out the author's website at http://lisamgreen.com for sample chapters from the book (available to read straight from the website or as a downloadable file), as well as an author bio and blog.
3. We like people; ergo, we like you. And we think you like us, too.
4. Audiobooks are a good chunk of the book market. How many people do you know that commute a hour or more each day? How much better would that drive be with their own personal storyteller to turn it into an enjoyable experience?
5. You will have my undying gratitude and lots of digital hugs coming your way. And cookies... lots of digital cookies. The good kind.
Thank you so much!
Check out the links below for more information about the book and our team.
Risks and challenges
The only major obstacles we foresee with this project are production delays. However, the extent of these should be minor as we are working with a fabulous and experienced narrator with great quality on the production side. If any delays occur, rest assured this would specifically be for the purposes of making sure the end result and quality of production is the best it can be. That being said, we plan to have the audiobook available as planned and ready for your listening pleasure! Thank you for stopping by!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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