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22 January 2014 @ 10:02 am
Cover reveal! Campaign live! STUFF!!!! :)  

First off, my sister’s Indiegogo campaign has gone live! It’s actually an insanely awesome project *aside* from some of the reward levels being stuff from me: she’s writing, directing and producing a musical (seriously, my sister is amazing). The campaign page is here!

Ah, but what’s it about? Let me quote the page:

Anti-Captialism: The Musical! is large scale theatrical narrative using circus and music. It a fairytale, set in a near future political reality similar to our own. It uses aerial acrobatics, plot twists, assassinations, and intrigue to tell the tale of a heroic group of everyday acrobats, aided by the Greek-chorus style narrations of a powerful triumvirate of fairy godmothers.

C’mon, how can you go wrong with that? :)

There are 5 short stories & 5 Tuckerisations available. I’ll write patrons pretty well anything they want, although I *prefer* it not to be fan fiction just because I usually have a caveat of being able to resell these things later and I can’t resell fic. OTOH, if that’s what the patron wants, that’s what the patron gets. So please, go forth, support! <3 :)

stones throe
stones throe

stones throe

Second, a cover reveal! I’ve just gotten the cover for STONE’S THROE, the Spirit of the Century novel I’ve been working on, and I’m totally thrilled with it! Amelia Stone and Josephine Baker, on the run from the Nazi scourge! How much more can you ask for? WHAT? YOU WANT MORE? How about intelligent apes, criminal masterminds and a love story for the ages? Yes! Yes, you can get all of that and more within the pages of STONE’S THROE, coming soon for avid readers like you! :)

Third, and I admit this may only be exciting for me, I just got in the mail a package from Michelle Sagara in which there are copies of her YA books SILENCE and TOUCH, and which are signed with some of the most beautiful print handwriting I’ve ever seen. If I ever need a comic book hand-lettered I’m hiring Michelle. Or at least threatening to. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on January 22nd, 2014 03:47 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's some cover!
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on January 22nd, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
speaking of books, did I miss this week's Summer Tree post?
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on January 22nd, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
and it is a very fun cover! looking forward to the book..... :)
Cyrano: Ahrrcyranocyrano on January 22nd, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
I love the Stone's Throe cover, but I am curious about Nazis given the game's premise. Will these be older Century agents? The Kaiser's time travelling Nazis? How does this shake out?
Chrysoulachrysoula on January 23rd, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Jumping in to cheer lovely signed books from Michelle Sagara. One of the best mail days in a year when I got a stack from her.
pgwfolcpgwfolc on January 25th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to ramble for a bit here because I'm too tired to think and I'm hoping that talking it out will help and I hope you don't mind and that I'm not being stupid for saying some of this stuff to you but maybe somehow it will help and I don't know because did I mention I'm really freaking tired?

In theory, I support the idea of spreading a message of positive social change. And, though I don't really owe you, per se, you've had a positive impact on my life and you've been kind and I'd like to support you (and, by extension, your sister).

But this musical... it's never going to make any money.

(That was a joke. Hahaha, I'm hilarious. Did I mention the critical exhaustion?)

More to the point, it's not my style. I'm not much for performance art, generally speaking. Nor musicals, truth be told (though there are a few I've enjoyed). And, if I'm understanding right, I'm never going to actually see it. (Not unless I pledge for your story and one of the rewards which includes a download of the footage, which I'm not even sure Indiegogo will let me do and which would be ridiculously expensive anyway.) Come to that, if it's only a limited run in Ireland, I don't know how many people will ever see it. And funding is going slowly enough (more than I'd expected, given your reach and the popularity of social reform) that I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing fell well short of the goal, and I don't know what that means for the project.

Then again, a commissioned story from you is a truly rare offering and I can think of at least one story I'd like to see.

But $400 is a big chunk of change and I've got other things in the works.

But it would be cool to support this thing, even if the specifics aren't quite to my tastes.


My thoughts aren't resolving into anything coherent, let alone decisive.

I do realize I've got more than a month to decide. (Unless those short story slots start to go.) But I'm not sure I'll get any further. Every time I start to decide to just put it behind me I get this feeling of regret about it and...

I just don't know.