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Coming October 1st to Kickstarter

I couldn't find a novel that explores the life of Athena from ancient to modern times. It's strange that more hasn't been written about her, since she is a favorite for many lovers of Greek mythology.



What if Athena and Prometheus were in love?


Not a fan of Athena being revered as a "virgin goddess" (it's misogynistic, in my opinion--we don't revere "virgin gods"), I set out to explain her virginity with a tragic love story between her and Prometheus amid undertones of rebellion and revolution. A time leap to modern times forces Athena to choose sides, leading to her ultimate happily-ever-after. The love story is the new twist, but everything else about this complete chronicle of Athena's life is pretty much true to canon.


I'm turning to Kickstarter to gauge interest in a deluxe hardcover edition of ATHENA with gold foiling, interior art, and sprayed edges and a 35-card book-themed oracle deck.



If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, this infographic from The Speak Boutique might help:


Infographic explaining that creators use Kickstarter to gauge interest in their product before investing in manufacturing it.

Here are the specs for the luxe edition:


  • 250 pages of a thrilling, romantic, reimagining of the goddess Athena's life

  • 6 x 9 size with high quality sewn pages 

  • Stunning foiled hardcover casing featuring Athena fully armed

  • Exquisite foiled dust jacket in pine and gold symbolism and font

  • Gorgeous reverse dust jacket in crimson and copper symbolism and font

  • Breathtaking, full-color illustrations of Athena and Prometheus on the end papers

  • Striking, black and white Illustrated chapter headings that correspond with the book-themed oracle cards

  • Color coordinated gold sprayed edges

  • Pronunciation Guide

  • Map of Mount Olympus

  • New scenes from Prometheus's point of view

  • My handwritten, personal inscription to you on the title page, along with my signature

 

Naked Case Concept sports the goddess Athena fully armed on Mount Olympus with her owl above her
Naked Case Concept

Reversible dust jacket concept is pine with gold symbols and font
Reversible Dust Jacket Concept

The concept for the other side of the reversible jacket is crimson and copper with a copper owl.
The Concept for the Other Side of the Reversible Jacket

If the novel were a movie, I would rate it PG-13. Here's a trope graphic:


Here's another infographic from The Speak Boutique:


Infographic explaining that backers only get charged if a campaign reaches a financial goal within an allotted time,

Backers have options of how much they would like to pledge, and the more they pledge, the more they "pre-order." For example, in my campaign, a backer can pledge as little as $7 for the ebook version on the first tier and as much as $3000 for a one-year mentorship on the tenth tier.


Here are the tiers that will be available for my campaign:



Ebook, $7


Ebook and Paperback, $20


Ebook and Case Laminate Hardcover, $30


Ebook and Luxe Hardcover, $50


Ebook, Paperback, and Luxe Hardcover, $70


Collector's box of specialty items.

(Please note: The first ten backers to pledge at this tier will be included in the Acknowledgments of the luxe hardcover.) Ebook, Paperback, Luxe Hardcover, plus Specialty Items in Collector's Box (matching journal and bookmarks, character art, bookish post-it labels, and owl enamel pin), $100.




Collector's box of specialty items.

(Please note: The first ten backers to pledge at this tier will be included in the Acknowledgments of the luxe hardcover.) Ebook, Paperback, Luxe Hardcover, 35-Card Book-Themed Oracle Deck, Deck Box, and Guidebook, plus Specialty Items in Collector's Box (matching journal and bookmarks, character art, bookish post-it labels, and owl enamel pin), $150.



Collector's box of specialty items.

(Please note: The backer to pledge at this tier will be included in the Acknowledgments of the luxe hardcover.) Ebook, Paperback, Luxe Hardcover, 35-Card Book-Themed Oracle Deck, Deck Box, Guidebook, and Specialty Items in Collector's Box (matching journal and bookmarks, character art, bookish post-it labels, and owl enamel pin), plus the DEDICATION, $350 (one only).




Collector's box of specialty items.

(Please note: All backers to pledge at this tier will be included in the Acknowledgments of the luxe hardcover.) Ebook, Paperback, Luxe Hardcover, 35-Card Book-Themed Oracle Deck, Deck Box, Guidebook, and Specialty Items in Collector's Box (matching journal and bookmarks, character art, bookish post-it labels, and owl enamel pin), plus NAME A CHARACTER, $500 (five only).



Collector's box of specialty items.

(Please note: All backers to pledge at this tier will be included in the Acknowledgments of the luxe hardcover.) Ebook, Paperback, Luxe Hardcover, 35-Card Book-Themed Oracle Deck, Deck Box, Guidebook, and Specialty Items in Collector's Box (matching journal and bookmarks, character art, bookish post-it labels, and owl enamel pin), plus a one-year mentorship, $3000 (five only).


The highest tier will include a one-year mentorship with me as I hold your hand through writing, publishing, and marketing your work.


Although the campaign won't launch until October 1st, you can help me now by following the campaign here (the more followers, the more visibility the campaign receives on Kickstarter).


Thank You

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