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Clandestine, the first installment in the Young Adult Paranormal series Bound In Blood is available in both Print and EBook. It can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Create Space

Friday, October 19, 2012

Down On My Hands And Knees Beggin For Help:)

I know that donating to a project or cause that you have no guarantee will be a success can be intimidating. Maybe you think your pledge won’t make a difference. Maybe you are leery of giving money to a stranger. No matter what the reason, I hope you will reconsider.

I assure you that every dollar earned will be going to this book project. My fans want it so much that it is crucial for me to get it done. That being said, there is no way I would ever back out of my end of the deal.

Kick Starter is a crowd funding website that aims to help connect people with creative projects with possible investors. A person has a limited amount of time to reach their goal. If their goal is not met, no money exchanges hands. That’s right, your money never leaves your wallet.

Second, if you decide to pledge, you will receive prizes for your generosity. Therefore, it’s kind of like purchasing something. Once the goal date has passed, all the people who supported the project will receive their items.

I plan to send people who pledge emails updating them on the progress on the production of the audio book. I am producing my books through a company called ACX. The narrator I have chosen is Melissa Strom. She is a well respected and very talented actress. She has agreed to stay on for the entire series which is anticipated to be four novels.

Again, I know it seems risky. Just know that I will never receive any of your financial banking information. All transactions are completed through Amazon Payments. This is a secure way to ensure your financial protection.

The reason it is so important to me to have my books done in audio is because… well, I myself am blind. I know what it’s like to look for a novel on Audible and have it not be there. That is one of the most frustrating things a book lover can go through. Additionally, as mentioned earlier, fans have written to me wanting to know when the series will be available in audio.

The only reason I haven’t done it by myself is because I haven’t had the money. My first book only just came out in August and the second will be out in December. Therefore, right now my funds are limited. I would never ask strangers for funds if it wasn’t completely necessary. This is the only way I can carry out this portion of my dream in a somewhat timely fashion.

I am a single mommy to two great little girls. I want them to be proud of their mom. Most of all, I want to build a career that will give them a better life. Yes, money can’t by happiness, but it is a big part of life.

I don’t want to depend on Disability income anymore. I want the pride of standing on my own two feet knowing that I’ve worked my buns off to get there. When I received my first royalty check of fifty dollars, you would have thought that I had been given a mountain of diamonds and gold ripe for the picking. I cried, knowing that this was my first real pay check. I earned it all by myself and not because of something that was beyond my control.

The town I live in is a difficult one for finding regular employment, especially when you have a disability. I have tried on numerous occasions to get a job. On all of those occasions I was turned down. They of course couldn’t tell me the real reason, but I knew what it was. They were intimidated by my blindness. They didn’t think I could handle the job, though I was more than qualified. I was never given the proper chance that I deserved and wanted so desperately.

You see, I have never been someone that enjoys getting something for nothing. That’s why it took me so long to decide on creating a Kick Starter project. I finally decided that it wouldn’t hurt to try. If someone didn’t want to pledge, they didn’t have to. If they did, then awesome.

I didn’t want to wonder for the rest of my life if it would have worked. It’s the what if’s that keep you up at night and kicking yourself in the end.

The great thing about a Kick Starter project is that you can back out at any time if you change your mind. The minimum pledge is one dollar, so breaking the bank is not a problem. You will have comfort in knowing that you helped in making someone’s dream come true. Someday when I’m as famous as James Patterson or any of the other great authors out there, you can say you helped me get to where I am.

I don’t plan to take your money and run. As I’ve said, you will get some really cool prizes for each of your donations. I will send you update emails and I’d like to keep in touch with you long after the project is completed. I want you to know that your contribution means a lot to me and I will never forget it or you. I will also be happy to respond to emails anytime, even if the project is done and the productions complete. After all, if it wasn’t for all of you, it wouldn’t be possible.

I only have until November first to reach my goal. That is less than two weeks away. So I am before you on my hands and knees begging for your support. Pretty please consider helping me achieve my dream. It would mean a lot and I’d be eternally grateful.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Help Make A Dream A Reality

click HERE to donate a small piece of your time and consider supporting my dream.

It has been requested by many of my fans in the blind community that my Bound In Blood series be made available in audio. I found a site called ACX that can make this happen. It distrubutes books to sites such as Audible Amazon iTunes
To produce a professional audio book it takes considerable ammounts of time, energy and of course money. Unfortunately, since I am a fairly new author, the funds are a bit of a problem.

So, I turned to Kick Starter to help make my dream a reality. It is a great crowd funding website that allows people an opportunity to turn to the public to gain funding for their creative projects.

I know my series would be great in audio and have already found the perfect narrator. Melissa Strom is an amazing talent and is willing to work with me on my series. The next step... funding.

My project will be open until November 1, 2012. There is less then a month left! I already have six backers, but am hoping to find some more. When a person makes a pledge and becomes a backer, they will receive great rewards and prizes as well as the good feeling of knowing they've helped their fellow man... or, woman in my case:)

I'm asking you to please visit my Project Page and consider what you can do to help. Remember the the pledge can be as low as one dollar. Also, if I don't reach my goal, no money ever exchanges hands. This protects YOU the potential backer from funding a prject that will never see completion.

Not convinced yet? Don't have the money, but still want to help?

That's great too! All you have to do is spread the word about my project in any way you can. Word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitting, Good Reads, Tumblr.... just to name a few. Are you a blogger? It would be great if I could find bloggers willing to post an interview or info about my project, or even a guest post. The key to reaching my goal is getting the project out there in front of people like you. So lets get spreading!!!! :)

Anyway, I'm done plugging now. Well sorta:) I will let you go think this over. Check out the page and give it a read. There's also an adorable video for your viewing pleasure that my two amazing daughters did to try and help mommy out. It is really cute.

So one more time... pretty pretty please please consider doing anything you can to help this project. It would mean more to me than you would ever know.

Did you miss the link? Here it is one more time

HERE and help make this happen!