So I know I’ve been saying how excited I am to have finally hit Quill and to know that my book will be in the hands of actual people sometime in the near future. But, honestly, I don’t think it hit me until today.
WE DID IT, FAOII! WE REACHED QUILL!
The Last Faoii is officially worthy of select publication. Everyone who pre-ordered will get their signed copies (and those who order in the next month, as well). It will be available as print-on-demand on Amazon. It will be a real, true book. And I am nearly speechless…
Orders, Faoii! Listen up!
We’re getting close, Faoii. We’re only 40 or so pre-orders away from Quill and select publication. If nothing else, we can earn that victory.
It’s a little more sobering to realize that we’re 100 unique readers away from the top 3 in the Geek and Sundry contest. And we only have 21 more days to get those readers. That hill is more challenging– but I think we can make it, too. I know I keep telling you that I want our banner on that hill– but it’s more than that. I want to be able to put The Last Faoii in the hands of young people across the nation. I want to give them a heroine that’s worthy of being emulated– who’s more than a pretty face looking for a husband. Who’s strong and fierce and wearing armor that covers all of her vital organs. I want young LGBT people to have someone whose main characteristics isn’t that they’re LGBT. Kaiya is a warrior, a woman, a faoii— she’s more than “just” a lesbian, and I want people to be okay with that. And I think a lot of you do, too.
So prove it. Help me get this book out there, to as many people as you can. I want to win that contest because Iwant Kaiya to help us change the face of fantasy literature and heroines. We can do that. We are faoii.
Send your friends to inkshares.com/books/the-last-faoii. Write a review, recommend it, pre-order your own copy… but help it become real. Time is running out. We will do this.
Last Best News ran an article about The Last Faoii. Check it out here:
Today was a great victory for us. We were backed by the Break the Bechdel with Strong Female Characters Syndicate. As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the greatest honors anyone could bestow upon our army. I tried to create a book that defied gender norms and played-out tropes. People are beginning to recognize that.
Between that, the backing from the Teen Reads Syndicate, and all of the support I’ve gotten from people across the country, we’re halfway to select publication. And we’re number 7 on the leaderboards for the current Geek and Sundry Fantasy Contest. Don’t forget– if we can get to top 3 of that, we’ll get Mass Publication, professional editing, marketing, and everything else. We’ve gotten this far in half the time as everyone else– we can do this, Faoii.
If you haven’t yet, make sure you go to inkshares.com/books/the-last-faoii and pick up your blade. Help us win this fight that’s been in the making for 5 long years. You’ll get a signed copy of the book, I’ll reach a dream I’ve been striving for. Our army will be known.
Shield up, Faoii. Let me hear your battle cry!