Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Athena's Daughters Kickstarter Launches!!

I get to be a stretch goal!!!

I've partnered with Silence in the Library Publishing, Kickstarter, and a host of renowned authors including names like Mary Robinette Kowal, Gail Z. Martin, Jean Rabe, Janine K. Spendlove , and many others in a new Kickstarter project titled Athena's Daughters.

Athena’s Daughters is a collection of short fiction from some of the best female science fiction and fantasy authors in the industry. This anthology features stories written by women about women. We are also incredibly excited to have an introduction to the anthology by retired astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Pam Melroy.

If the Kickstarter reaches the goal of $17,500, I, along with new author Tricia Barr, get to add stories to the anthology. If it reaches $18,000, every backer at $5 and up will receive a free digital download of my short story "Fires within the Blank Page."

Additionally, my fellow authors and I, and the staff at Silence in the Library Publishing believe that any good project should contribute something to improving the human community. In keeping with that goal, a portion of every book sold will go to RAINN. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

This is only a small portion of what is waiting for you when you visit the Athena's Daughters Kickstarter project page. Please join us and become a part of the Athena's Daughter's journey by visiting http://tinyurl.com/athenasD and contributing today!
Also, keep an eye on this space as I'll share more information about the stories and the authors as I get it!

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