I am so excited today to announce the launch of my kickstarter campaign for PETALS, my young adult novella set in Guatemala. It took a while to get up enough courage to do this, but I decided to bite the bullet and get it done.
Kickstarter is an online community that allows artists of all kinds to raise money to fund their projects. I plan to self-publish PETALS as an e-book. Why? For a few reasons. First, it's not quite long enough to be a full fledged novel (thus the term novella), so my chances of finding a traditional publisher for it are slim. Second, I would love to get PETALS out to the world by the end of the year, and this is the best way to reach that goal.
I am hoping to raise $2,500 dollars in the next 30 days, money that will be used to hire an editor and cover designer, as well as cover publication and marketing expenses. I've got a slew of cool rewards available for everyone willing to chip in. If 100% of the funds are raised, then the project is a go! If I fall short, then the entire project gets cancelled. That's the way kickstarter works.
To find out how you can help, please check out my short and admittedly a little corny video HERE. And please spread the word! I'll be keeping everyone posted on the campaign's progress. Thank you all so much for your support!