Jun 28, 2017
Oh my goodness. I really don’t have words to express how grateful I am to all of you who have followed my journey with Curio Citizen from the beginning, or for those amazing supporters who got excited and jumped in last minute. I am truly amazed and humbled by your support and love.
And it paid off in more ways than just my eternal gratitude! Last night, Curio Citizen won 2nd place in the Nerdist Sci-fi Contest! We got 277 total pre-orders, and 270 of those were from separate readers who were enthused enough by Curio Citizen to pre-order! Back at the beginning of the contest, I repeated to many people, many times, that getting to 50 would be amazing to me. That number changed to 80, then 100, then I was SURE I would cap at 150 when I thought I had run out of people to ask. But you all rose to the occasion and showered me with pre-orders by spreading the word. I am FLOORED by the amount of support I have received in the past month.
I started writing Curio Citizen a year ago, and this summer, I was fully ready to begin the long submissions process to try to get it published. I am SO lucky to have had the opportunity this contest offered and all of you to rally and make it happen. I will now be a published author and can jump-start what will hopefully be a successful career. My head is full of stories to be told, and I cannot wait to share them all with you!
Many of you know the details of why being published is so important to me and my family, and what I have overcome in life to get to this point. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for giving me this chance towards an amazing future.
So, as of right now, Curio Citizen has won 2nd place, it is listed as #21 Best Seller in Science Fiction on Inkshares, and its status is officially "In Production". I am awaiting further instructions and information on the way forward, but I will continue to place updates here as I go!
I would like to also send congratulations to Ferd Crotte and Daniel Lee for their wins. It has been an amazing roller coaster of a competition, and I am glad the three of us succeeded. To all the other competitors, I have loved reading about your books, and I really hope you reach full funding through your continued Inkshares goals.
Thank you again, to every single person who pre-ordered my book. I am truly touched beyond words.