Taking a quick break from Blogtober for a quick note. One of my favorite authors, Jess Lourey, has started a Kickstarter campaign for her new novel (which she dubs the best thing she has ever written) The Catalain Book of Secrets. She had been rejected by the big boys (publishers) and is venturing into self-pubbing this one (not the Amazon Kindle/CreateSpace route either).
The Kickstarter campaign is running for the month of October (I meant to blog about it days ago) and in the first 24 hours was already 1/3 funded! Yeah!! Right now, we have about $7000 in 27 days to raise. It was perfect timing, I was the first one to back the project!
If you don’t know who Jess Lourey is, she has written the Murder-by-Month series (which is one of my favorites). She is a fellow Minnesotan! A fabulously talented writer! And a kick ass person!
So, please, take the time to check out her Kickstarter for The Catalain Book of Secrets here.
Here’s the blurb from Kickstarter:
A magical realism novel that explores the power and poison of secrets in a Minnesota town.
I need your help to successfully self-publish The Catalain Book of Secrets, my magical realism novel and the best thing I’ve ever written. Here’s a description:
Faith Falls is a snug little Minnesota town constructed over a mystery, a place where the most impressive building is a gorgeous Queen Anne with turrets, cantilevered gables, and a wraparound porch. In a concealed room beneath the twisting stairs of the Queen Anne lies The Catalain Book of Secrets, the repository of the wisdom the Catalain women have gathered since the beginning of time.
Ursula Catalain, current keeper of the Book of Secrets, is content to concoct spells in her garden cottage until the ghost of the man she murdered when she was 12 appears at her door in a new form. His return pulls Jasmine, Ursula’s daughter, back into the fold. Once believed to be the most powerful of the Catalains, she foreswore her gift years before to bury a shameful secret. The ghost of the murdered man also calls home Katrine, Jasmine’s sister, who has been banished for fourteen years. Finally able to return to Faith Falls and the beloved Queen Anne, Katrine must claim her true Catalain power to save her mother and sister from the dark family curse.
Told in a majestic mosaic of strong women’s voices, The Catalain Book of Secretsweaves together alchemy, hope, tragedy, and true love to spin a tale in the style of Garden Spells, Eva Luna, and Bloodroot.
I believe this book deserves a wide audience, and I’m asking for your help in reaching it. The amount I’m asking for is the minimum needed to do things right; see the detailed budget below. Any extra funds this campaign receives will be put into increased marketing outreach.
Please help fund this project. Any, and I mean ANY, amount helps. And please share the project with your friends as well. Thank You!
Here are some links:
The Catalain Book of Secrets: Kickstarter Link
Jess Lourey: Official Website
Jess Lourey’s Blog: “Who Moved My Net?”
And Jess recently joined Twitter: @jesslourey