We Think S A Can
Support Archer and Ravynheart's Write-a-thon Campaign while helping homeless youth
My partner, S. Ravynheart and I are writing a series of urban fantasy novelettes. Well, three interconnected series, actually. They are Champion of the Sidhe, Rise of the Unseelie, and Touched. Each series will be 5 books long, so we have a total of 15 books we want to have completed and published by the end of 2012.
As of March, we have just completed our 7th book, but there is still a lot of work ahead!
You can find out more about the series on our website at www.SidheTouch.com if you like fast paced, intense urban fantasy. If you aren’t into that kind of fiction, that is cool. You can still donate because it goes to a really great cause!
So to start things out, we are going to sponsor ourselves for $5 for each book that we complete.
Will you do a donation per book for this 15-book challenge? Or maybe a one time donation to support the effort? Whatever you can give will be appreciated and is going to help some great kids.
I chose this goal because
We enjoy storytelling. We are passionate about the urban fantasy world we’ve created, with its strong characters and intense action. I’ve been writing for years, and with this series I see the potential to finally breaking out. My dream is to achieve a level of success to where Ravynheart and I can quit our day jobs and make a living just from writing. I believe that is possible.
Our first step to achieving that dream is to establish a great series that excites the readers. So far we’ve made an excellent start. We’ve outlined the plan, and for 2012 we are going to work on completing the first three mini-series of The Sidhe as a way to begin building an audience.
This is why it is perfect as our goal for this year’s write-a-thon. We’ll be extra motivated to stay on track because you’ll be able to see our progress here. Our friends and fans can encourage us to complete these series, while at the same time supporting a great cause.
I'm helping because
This is actually an interesting question, because before we began writing The Sidhe series the issues of teen homelessness hadn’t raised in my mind above any of the other problems on the planet. It was only after Scars of Silver was published, and I began reading the reviews, that I noticed that the Rise of the Unseelie series addresses the hardships faced by homeless teens. The ‘earthborn’ Sidhe of these stories are in their teens. They don’t know who and what they are. They are untrained in their magic and unaware of the dangers they face from predators who would abduct and abuse them. Luckily for the teens in the series, Donovan has dedicated his life to rescuing them from the violence and abuse they faced on the streets. He creates a safe haven for them where they can discover who they are and learn the skills to become the amazing individuals they were meant to be.
We have since made personal commitments to bring awareness to the issue of teen homelessness. We want to do what we can to support those organizations that are making a true difference in these kids’ lives. ATC is one of those awesome organizations we are proud to support. Their outreach guides teens away from the streets and puts them onto a path that leads to safe housing, education, and life skills so they can provide for themselves. ATC gives these young people the chance to not just dream about having an amazing life, but to actually achieve it.
About At The Crossroads
ATC walks the streets of San Francisco, reaching out to homeless youth and young adults on their turf. We work with young people who others have given up on, who would not get help without us. Since we started 18 years ago, we have worked with more than 7,000 youth, helping them build outstanding lives.