I was one of those kids who knew from a very early age that she wanted to be an author when she grew up. It didn't matter if it was bad poetry or a rambling novel that lacked direction, I was always writing. Even before I knew how to (technically speaking) read and write, I was churning out “stories” on my mother’s typewriter. That was back in the day when there was no such thing as a delete key, and you had to type very slowly and carefully so as not to make (m)any mistakes.
But LIFE, in the form of a husband and three children, happened shortly after high school, and writing was relegated to the back burner. Suddenly I was up to my neck in dirty diapers and runny noses, with no time to even sneeze. It wasn’t until my youngest child started preschool, and I actually had time to read something other than the What to Expect series, that I rediscovered my love of writing.
After many years of writing nothing at all, I put a tentative pen to paper in the fall of 2007. I very quickly churned out my first novel Precipice. Needless to say, I’ve had many years to work on my craft, and Precipice has become the ugly baby everyone says is cute (I fear) just to be nice. In other words, it's time that poor book got a makeover! And although I can handle what happens between the pages, I know nothing about cover design. Fortunately, I have a brilliant cover designer who knows just how to capture the very essence of a book. He created the covers for both The Spirit Keeper and Blood Type, and he will continue to create all of my covers if I have anything to say about it!
Unfortunately, professionally designed covers don’t come cheap, and indie authors typically don’t have much pocket money to spare. Still, I know firsthand how important it is to have a cover that stands out from the rest and grabs the buyer’s attention. I’ve received numerous emails from new fans who’ve all said they wouldn’t have given The Spirit Keeper and Blood Type a chance if not for the cover . . . and they're all glad they did! So really, a stunning cover is a win-win for everyone.
What it all boils down to this: I don’t have $500 to spare, which is why I need YOUR help to fund this project.
What I Need & What You Get
I need $500 to cover the cost of a Print & Ebook Cover Package from Damonza’s Awesome Book Covers (more information here: http://damonza.com/
packages/lite-package- briefing-form/. Of course, I hope to exceed that goal so I can also cover the cost of campaign fees and shipping, but even $1 will help. Should there be any extra, I will set it aside to help cover the cost of my next book, The Seventh Tribe.
In exchange, you get one of the perks listed on my official campaign page at http://www.indiegogo.com/
Other Ways You Can Help
If you simply can’t make a monetary contribution, that’s OK! I really do understand. You can always help me spread the word about my campaign via Facebook and Twitter by using the Indiegogo share tools listed on my campaign page. At the very least please click the link and watch my campaign video: http://www.indiegogo.
As always, thank you so very much for your continued support!