The books have shipped!
As of this morning, the last of the books are out the door! Biomeis now available in paperback at most online retailers. The ebook can also be found on... Read more
Random fact #1:
With just over an hour left to go, I leave you with this: Biome may or may not have a sequel. And if it does have a sequel, I may... Read more
The (almost) final hour.
Okay, you incredible people. This is the last day.
A few months ago, the idea of printing Biomewas simply that—an idea. Your support has turned that notion into... Read more
Random fact #8:
While writing a novel, I typically play around with different names until I find the ones that not only have the right meaning, but also the right “feel.” In that vein,... Read more
Random fact #11:
In the first few drafts of Biome, Lizzy had a brother named Jake. He was later removed for thematic reasons.
(Don't worry—you'll still be getting random facts until the... Read more
Ready, set, freakout.
It’s my unbelievable pleasure to tell you that, with still two days left to go, we’re officially funded!
I’m incredibly proud and touched to have reached this goal—and I can’t... Read more
So very, very close.
We’re now only two days away from wrapping the project. At this point, we’re also less than $150 away from reaching our goal. Certifiably, you are the classiest people on... Read more
Random fact #5:
The concept for Biomecame to me on an evening bike ride with my partner, Carissa. The pitch, which I wrote down in my phone, ended up being surprisingly close... Read more
Random fact #12:
The first paperback proofs of Biomewere printed at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon. I got to literally watch as the book was printed, cut, and bound. It... Read more
Featured in Kirkus Reviews Magazine.
Today I learned that Biome was selected by the Indie Editors at Kirkus Reviews for a feature in their October print issue. Less than 10% of their Indie Reviews receive this... Read more
Random fact #9:
As an author, I’m an ardent believer in layering metaphors into a narrative. For instance, the biomes themselves—and the eponymous title of the book—have big metaphorical significance for the story.... Read more
Random fact #4:
When a script or novel is still in development, they typically have a "working title" in lieu of the final name. The working title for Biomewas "Goldfish Girl," which... Read more
Random fact #2:
Though it’s never stated in the book, NASA partnered with countries across the globe to ensure a diverse colonization of Mars.
A week in review.
We’re now a week into the Kickstarter—which means the project is already halfway over. At this point, we're more than two-thirds of the way to our goal. You guys are... Read more
Random fact #6:
My partner, Carissa, played Lizzy in the pitch video. While filming, I quickly learned that my cameraman skills aren’t so hot. Much of the footage from our first day was... Read more
Random fact #14:
The base photograph for Biome’s cover was originally part of a fashion look book called "Digitalized," which was created by Spanish designer Alba Prat. She is quoted as saying... Read more
Random fact #3:
The first draft of Biomebegan right after I moved across the country from Detroit, Michigan to Portland, Oregon. During that time I was house sitting all over the city,... Read more
As of this morning, we passed the halfway mark for reaching our goal! Thank you so much for your support this far. You guys are incredible.
Remember, the more eyes we... Read more
Random fact #10:
During one of the redrafts, Lizzy almost had her name changed to “Ellie.” However, her last name was never up for question, as it was chosen for a specific reason.... Read more
Random fact #7:
While ironing out the plot, pacing, and structure, I put Biome through seven redrafts. In draft four, the ending was entirely changed, causing about 30,000 words to be discarded.
I... Read more
I'd like to give an overwhelming "thank you" to everyone who has already pledged. With your incredible support, we've already raised over $1,000—which is a third of our goal!
We've... Read more
An inside look at Biome.
Welcome, everyone! I’m beyond excited to share this story with you. So excited, in fact, that I’ll be posting little-known facts about Biomeevery day for the duration of the... Read more