On this day of mirth and birth, which officially marks my 35th revolution around the sun, I'm doing something so scary, so daunting, so big and labor-intensive, I *almost* didn't do it. And then I thought, "You know what?" *𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘰𝘳* "You only turn 35 once!" *𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦* "LET'S DO THIS!" *𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘶𝘱 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘵*
Now, where was I? Oh, right. LO AND BEHOLD, I've launched a Kickstarter to create a gorgeous, limited edition, signed and numbered, hardcover omnibus of the entire Lightning Conjurer series: tinyurl.com/tlc-omnibus
Many many years ago, wayyyyy back in 2018, I wrote The Lightning Conjurer when I was still struggling to make money as a baby author and was therfore forced to skimp and pinch where I had to. Because of that, I've always dreamed of giving the collection a beautiful, hardcover omnibus with a full exterior and interior makeover.
Now, thanks to turning literary tides and the boundless generosity of my readers, I think we can finally make this happen. And not just any old omnibus. I'm talking high quality hardcover omnibus (an 800+ page chonker!), a gorgeous dust jacket, and a beautiful interior to die for. The paper weight will be nice and heavy, and will have page embellishments and decorations throughout the entire book. As for the BRAND-NEW cover art, imagine a dramatic, dynamic, digitally hand-painted scene with Aspen, arm raised high above her head, conjuring lightning from the sky in all of her dazzling, powerful, breathtaking beauty. (YEAH, I KNOW, RIGHT?!)
Sailor Jupiter - my 2nd favorite lightning goddess!
As my articulate and brilliant friend, JA Andrews wrote in her newsletter yesterday, a Kickstarter is where creators themselves can raise money to fund a project.
Making a brand-new hardcover omnibus with new artwork and everything else is prohibitively expensive. BUT, if I ran a Kickstarter, and knew that I would need to sell at least X number of copies to make it feasible, and that would cost $Y, then I could set up a Kickstarter to raise that $Y by basically allowing people to preorder their copies. If enough people were interested, and I raised the $Y, then the project would happen, I’d get the books printed and shipped, and we’d ALL get GORGEOUS books.
If not enough people were interested, the the project doesn’t happen, no one is charged money, and we all just think wistfully of pretty books we could have had. But I, as the author, don’t lose lots of money trying something that flopped.
The Kickstarter campaign is launching RIGHT NOW!
I am launching a Kickstarter to give The Lightning Conjurer series a gorgeous, limited edition, signed and numbered hardcover omnibus. And it would make my entire month if you would consider being a part of that. Everyone who donates, regardless of amount, will get something special (like a custom t-shirt, free Inked audiobook code, and a gorgeous signed poster, to name a few)!
Check it out here!
Regardless of whether you are able to donate or not, thank you so much for being the greatest readers an author could ever hope to have ❤️
PS: if you have not yet read The Lightning Conjurer, the whole entire series - all four books! - is currently on sale for just $4.99 on Amazon, and free forever on Kindle Unlimited!
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