Posts tagged ‘adventure’
June 19, 2014
(by Brooke Burgess) With a personal ‘patronage drive’ around my birthday, the funding for Book 1 in the new children’s fantasy series — The Shadowland Saga — was raised in less than 10 DAYS! Now, it’s time to sound the call beyond my walls and reach out to lovers of literature, classic children’s stories, and…CATS! Enter PUBSLUSH — the ‘Kickstarter’ for books:
- I’ll be raising all costs (layout, illustration, editing, audio, etc) for BOOK 2, and beyond!
- There will be more REWARDS for contributions, including $10 and $25 levels!
- You’ll be able to contribute with SECURE VISA/MC donations!
- 5% of every $ goes to Pubslush’s CHILDREN’S LITERACY charity!
- See DAILY TRACKING for goals, rewards, and compaign updates!
- ‘Stretch Goals’ for localized versions, and much, much more!
- Easy SHARING to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and all your social media!
At the very least, please take a few minutes to check out the campaign page. It’s got fresh content — project background, an interview, even a live chapter sample! — and, by clicking ‘I’M INTERESTED!’, you help build buzz on their main hub for the project.
And…for all of you who sent such generous and supportive gifts my way already?
Here’s a sassy Q&A follow-up, just for you <3
June 2, 2014
(by Brooke Burgess)
Q: What’s this all ABOUT?
Like the video says – I’m seeking support for my 5-book middle grade (8-12yrs) contemporary children’s fantasy series: The Shadowland Saga.
Q: What’s the quick and dirty way to donate?
PAYPAL or INTERAC e-PAYMENT (for Canucks) to my mail:
Q: Why not a formal KICKSTARTER/Indiegogo?
Scope. The stats show that the formal crowd-funding campaigns that tend to be the most successful are related to tech, games, film/TV, and content with established brands (I’m looking at you, Reading Rainbow). This is just a bunch of books – and the funding goal ain’t that high – so I wanted to keep the focus on close friends, industry peers, and hardcore fans of my previous work with this more personal approach.
Now…if the series takes off, and there’s a rabid audience eager to fund the launch of a full blown transmedia experience of the narrative world? Then you’ll see Shadowland on Kickstarter in a big way. Count on it.
February 10, 2014
With the first draft of my children’s book complete — and in the capable hands of a hungry team of beta readers — I’m keen to share a bit more with you. And what’s the best way to do that, you ask..?
This is THE social media platform for readers, writers, and anyone invested in experiencing the collision between technology and the written word. Millions of users. Countless stories. Mind-bending genres. And it’s all being updated with new content — based on your feedback — every second, of every minute, or every goddamn day!
So take a minute to click the link above and scope the prologue and a chunk of Chapter 1. If you dig it, then please leave a ‘star’ and a comment on the site, sign up for updates, and spread the good word!
Expect more updates soon, dear friends — including release dates, illustrator news, and even audiobook talent announcements (could a voice from the past be making a collaborative return?).
Thanks…for reading :)
February 2, 2012
The southeast Asian adventure continues…
Special props must be given to Canuck indy sensations BEND SINISTER for the awesome tunes.
Keep on rockin’ in the free world, folks!