New in the series: Fairy Tales from the Greater Kingdom Vol. 1
Four Tremontine fairy tales for four royal children... Hey, folks! Since you funded Son in Sorrow, I thought you might be interested in this:
I've put together a little... Read more
New Kickstarter and check-in
Hi, folks! By now everyone should have gotten their rewards, minus the audiobook and the short story collection. The former is hanging on studio space; the latter is just hanging.... Read more
Hey international people
Everything going out international is packed finally. I'm filling out customs forms and all that good stuff, and they'll hit the PO tomorrow. Why has it taken so long? A... Read more
Single domestic books going out today!
All single domestic books are packaged and ready to go; we're headed to the airport post office right now. I need to get better packaging for the multi-book sets, and... Read more
Map shipping has begun
I'm starting with the maps because logistically they're easier. I'm never good at this sort of thing at the best of times--which is why I have help! No2 Daughter is... Read more
Three boxes of awesome
Lookie! Crappy cellphone picture, but you get the idea! Somehow, my 11-year-old lugged these three boxes (2 filled with Son in Sorrow, the other filled with Lovers and Beloveds... Read more
Paperbacks on the way here!
Yay! I just ordered the paperbacks, some for you guys and some for me to have for sales--very few this time. Usually I keep a case of 20 lying around,... Read more
Look what jut arrived! eeee! The cover this time looks good. I need to go through the interior, but so far it looks great. It's from CreateSpace. The books for... Read more
Quick update: "Son in Sorrow" proof out for delivery!
Hey, guys, just a quickie update:
The paperback proof of "Son in Sorrow" is out for UPS delivery--a day early! Yay! When I get it, I'll post pics. Cross your... Read more
Posters are on the way to me. They're pretty spiffy: The map against a black background with "The Greater Kingdom of Tremont and Litta: An Intimate History of the Greater... Read more
The map proofs are here! And other stuff!
And they look great! They're small posters on thick paper (11"x17"), and I'll be able to ship them flat instead of rolled-up. I'm very pleased. I'll try to get a... Read more
Reviews are coming in, and "Son in Sorrow" is a Hot New Release!
Book blogger Keryl Raist raves about Son in Sorrow today:
There are scads of boy-turns-into-man stories out there, and usually they just scratch the surface, as if making a few... Read more
Update: Paperbacks, printed poster, pay-offs and non-P stuff
I just sent away for proofs of the printed poster. It'll be 11" x 17" against a black backdrop; there will be room for me to sign it if you... Read more
"Son in Sorrow" at Amazon Kindle!
"Son in Sorrow" is up at the Kindle Store! Since you guys already got copies, I need to ask you a favor:
Go review the book.
I ask you to review... Read more
Book Two Is Officially Out!
The ebook version of "Son in Sorrow" is available right now on my site!! It should be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords within 24 hours. The typographer... Read more
Ask me questions!
Hey guys, I've decided not to do a book trailer. It's all the rage and stuff, but I haven't seen much evidence that it sells books and they're expensive to... Read more
Quick update: Micro-editing
I've got the serialization formatted through chapter eleven. Seven more to go plus epilogue. I'm getting through them at a rate of 2-3 a day. Still finding minor continuity errors... Read more
Serialization Begins; Equipment Arriving
Here's the haps, my friends:
The microphone shock mounthas arrived. My husband is going to use it to build me a boom mic since we couldn't find anything... Read more
I need your input
Sorry to update twice in the same day, but stuff does come to one unpredictably.
OK, guys, there's something I'd like to do, but I'm not going to do it... Read more
And now the work begins--or at least gets paid for... :)
The funds made it to my bank this morning. Of the $5,250 pledged, $5,249 of it came through--the one $1 backer didn't, which I think is hilarious for some reason.... Read more
The manuscript is out!
If you opted for access to the raw manuscript, it should be in your mailbox RIGHT NOW. If it's not, check your spam filter. If it's not there, contact me... Read more
Waiting on 17 people to release the raw manuscript!
If you're one of the backers who opted to be acknowledged in the book and get the raw manuscript (ARC), please get back to me with the name... Read more
Wow! 102 backers and $5,250--that's 350% funded! Holy cats! Thank you to everyone who backed me. I'll be sending out surveys shortly on rewards packages, just as soon as I... Read more
Y HALO THAR $5,000!
We broke $5,000 with more than two days to go! Thank you, everyone, so very much. This is just unbelievable, and so very unexpected. I'm going to do everything I... Read more
Moments after I sent the last update...
...someone bought a character-naming package. So now there are two left. And we're over $4,500... o_O
Five days left and still climbing
As of this writing, we're $20 from $4,300 and there are still five days left. Only three character-naming packages remain. I can't believe five of them sold! (Someone... Read more
Wowie. Over $4,000. I...wow. And there's ten or so days left. o_O
Right now the beta readers are looking over "release candidate one" of book two--I tend to number drafts... Read more
Just crossed the $3,800 mark!
We've got 13 days left, and I'm beginning to think we really might make $4,000. Which would be...I can't even tell you what that would mean. For once I might... Read more
Book Two Is Back from the Editor
Just a quick update: Editor Annetta Ribken has just sent back the marked-up book two. Netta does more than copy editing; she advises me on structure and all that good... Read more
Last bonus unlocked!
Everyone $30 and up gets a high-res digital file of one of Alice Fox's character studies, and $100 and up get all ten! ^_^ Thank you so much for backing... Read more
Contemplating one last bonus (updated)
Update: Guys, I wasn't serious. OK? This will not be happening. ^_^
If we get to $4,000, I'm considering posting a video of me bellydancing. I'm thinking of this... Read more
The last bonus, and some transparency
We're $78 away from unlocking the last bonus, and I'm pretty confident that will happen today or tomorrow at this rate. With 25 days still to go, we've raised nearly... Read more
New bonus, and then that's it
I'm adding a new bonus at $3500, should we be so lucky to get there. Everyone at $30 and above will get their choice of the following high res character... Read more
I just got money-bombed
Someone just dropped $1000 on me. o_O
And smaller donors ("smaller?" $250 is now "smaller," and I took one of those overnight) keep ponying up. I'm now over $3,000. That... Read more
Thank you from the bottom of my bellydancing heart
What a thing to come back to after a wonderful evening bellydancing with new friends and old...I'm sorry about the lighting, the sound and the camerawork, but I'm too worked... Read more
Oh. Em. Gee.
You guys, we've raised more than $1,000 in less than ten hours. "Floored" doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. I was sitting at the community center earlier waiting... Read more
Preliminary cover art!
I've changed the project graphic to include the preliminary color cover art from artist Beatriz Gonzalez. It's a work in progress, but it's sure purty!
Well over half the way to our goal IN UNDER FOUR HOURS! I cannot tell you how gratified, humbled and astonished I am. Thank you with all my heart.