Wren, an inquisitive tween is elected council spy and Witch’s Apprentice – all who seek the truth about mysterious Thorn Forest.
What is The Beings of Thorn Forest about?
A strong, leading protagonist named Wren, a young girl who comes from a warrior family who nearly all have resentment towards The Beings of Thorn Forest. Years after a family tragedy, Wren is selected to become an apprentice to Edna, a local notorious witch who owns a Bed and Breakfast within Thorn Forest. To make matters more complicated, Wren is also a council spy. She is delegated to gather information, helping identify any illegal relations between Edna and The Beings of Thorn Forest.
How far along is the book?
I have the entire book plotted out, scene by scene. The illustrations for each chapter are being done, and will be finished by the end of the Kickstarter. The time adjustment is for re-editing and translating the book into the various languages. I have taken time in my schedule to focus completely on this Kickstarter and creation of The Beings of Thorn Forest. This will be done with precision, beauty, and in a timely manner.
I don't like fantasy and I'm not a kid.
I would NEVER write a book I wouldn't like to read. While this is intended for children as a chapter novel for middle grade, it is going to be readable to ANYONE who likes a great adventure story. If typical wand waving, swords, dragons, and damsels are not your thing – they aren't mine either. I am writing The Being of Thorn Forest in a world outside of typical stereotypes, including its awesome magic system.
Those funds... where are they going?
Most of the funding will go to having the books be translated. Each translation can run between 500 – 1000 dollars on average. In order to do four languages, cover 10% of Kickstarter fees, print books for rewards, and translate them into different digital formats – my budget is up! Any extra funding will go to making the book bigger, better, and more widely read by more languages being translated.
What is going on with the Stretch Goals?
$8000 – I can double the amount of means translated languages, a total of 8, and I'll include 5 more illustration, in the book. Best of all – All of the books will be printed in full color!
$10,000 – Lets do 10 languages total! Plus we now have the book in full color, but lets add something else. I will include a a world map, encyclopedia of magical ingredients, and a cookbook of the Bed and Breakfast's recipes.
Any amount beyond this is currently out of even my own imaginative dreams, so I will keep it here until we get higher.
Are we going to hear from you?
When people begin snatching up rewards left and right, I will expand and provide information on this Kickstarter. Be sure that I will be posting updates, videos, and images that help keep you informed. After the Kickstarter is over - visit my site at Faunmoonfables.com (or click the link to the right) and check out the latest progress.
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Given my experience in art practices, I have years of practice and implementation behind me. I've been world building and practicing this novel through various drafts until I found just the write story to write. I'm sort of a perfectionist... the greatest risk is not reaching our goal is me moving forward with whatever it takes. It just won't be what it NEEDS to be – and that is where my need for wanting to create this the right way is helpful. I have also allotted room in the delivery time frame in case of printing delays, translating issues, or other snags that can hold things back. This way, I can deliver on the expectation I am setting. Can't wait to get started!
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