My latest project is a novel entitled Arlen’s Harem. Synopsis (updated December 3, 2013):
Refugees from heartbreak, Arlen Tortelli, Deanna Desmond and
Cordelia Otani form a clean bond of friendship and protection. But as they seek
to strike revenge on one of the heartbreakers, unseen enemies seek to strike at
one of them, endangering them all.*****
The story is set in Los Angeles and Fullerton.
Arlen’s Harem is my second book. My first is Tale of the Tigers: Love is not a Game
. Like Tale of the Tigers
, Arlen’s Harem will be a self-published effort in both ebook and paperback formats.
I have six chapters of Arlen’s Harem finished, and plan on having at least fifteen chapters.
I have one person working for me: a graphic artist and maintainer of my book site.
Here’s what I need to get the new book finished within the six months or less and to get more paper copies of the first book:
Self-publishing fees: $2,300
Salary for Graphic Artist and Web Master: $6000
Paper Copies of First novel: $1,000
Blogs and websites (one year for two sites): $358
Computer replacement (preferably an iPad and/or Mac laptop): $2,200
Computer maintenance (for six months): $450
Utilities (electric/water, gas, phone/Internet): $3200
Food and drink: $5000
Sundry bills: $3000
In addition, I’d like to be able to do book signings for both books in at least five cities: $6000
Rounds out high to $35000. Any further funding will most certainly go toward the funding of both books, business and home maintenance, and, possibly a third book!
Cover of and excerpt from Arlen's Harem coming very soon! Thank you in advance for your generosity. UPDATE (December 3, 2013):
A longer version of the original excerpt is finished and, as soon as I find a place to put it, I'll link to it!UPDATE (Later in the day): Here's the excerpt
, located at my new blog.