What is the novel about?
Luminata is a Young Adult Fantasy Fiction novel based in the Meclauks Kingdom. It is the first book in a series.
- Jessica Kleinfeld discovers her own magic when the backlash of a power hungry sorceress and a curse sinks her world into a lake putting all she holds dear in jeopardy. With her friends' help, Jessica overcomes self doubt and battles the sorceress to rescue those she loves. But at what price?
Luminata is set in a magical world where equality and justice don't always exist. Jessica is a young woman that sees past what society wants you to see and makes friends with people that are noble hearted including, Faeries, Sparks (fireflies), Kynafyls (shapeshifters), and Romani (gypsies).
How can you help create the novel?
I am raising funds to complete the finishing touches to self publish in August 2017. The novel's full first draft is written and I was quoted $1,750 for in depth professional editing.
A beautiful custom cover would be between $250-$600 for the artwork.
The goal of $2,000 would cover the editing and cover, and allow me to focus on getting Jessica's story out for you to enjoy.
***Stretch Goal added 7/2/17***
$3,000 pledged: Once this goal is reached this will allow for print versions of the novel to be produced immediately upon publication. Supporters that pledged $10-$99 will receive a signed first edition paperback of Luminata. Supporters that pledged $100 or more will be upgraded to a hardback.
$3,500 pledged: Once this goal is reached all supporters will be upgraded to a hardcover printed version of the novel. Everyone that pledged will receive a signed first edition hardback of Luminata.
Want a FREE example of my writing?
Check out my website: www.yvonnecarder.com and sign up for my newsletter and you'll receive 'Star Flame: A Story from the Meclauks Kingdom' FREE just for joining my email list. The story is based on one of my secondary characters in Luminata so you can get a feeling for the world I've created.
You can also get the link for the FREE copy through BookFunnel.
Risks and challenges
The challenge facing the release of 'Luminata' in August 2017 would be not knowing how much revision will be required after I submit my manuscript to an editor. The hardest part would be making sure that I can have the final draft back by the end of July to ensure I can get you a copy of the novel.
Typically once an editor is hired, it would take about 2 weeks to be returned and then my hard work at revision happens. In order to meet the August goal, I would ideally hire an editor by July 1st, which means your help to reach my goal within 30 days is crucial.
Fortunately, I have planned to take a vacation from my day job the last week of July and the first week in August, and will plan on spending a lot of that time working on completing the novel.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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