Thank you so much supporting my novel Maxine Starr: Last Vanguard of the Zodiac. I appreciate everyone that liked, shared, and especially those that preordered a copy - some even bought the expensive paperbacks. Really - it meant the world to me that you followed and read my work. Although we didn’t reach our goal of 250/750 preorders, and the campaign is now over, I’m actually very happy with the response. You’ve inspired me.
I believe life is all about taking hits, learning and getting back up. So this isn’t the end of the book but rather a minor detour. I still believe in Maxine Starr’s adventures, and your support means that I’ll work on the book even harder to make it even better.
And don’t worry - for anyone that knows me, I’m not easily discouraged :) I’m actually excited to get moving again on the novel, and more books in the Maxine Starr series (yes, I have 3 more planned)
Right now, I’m considering other traditional, e-book, and self-published formats. I also have some other plans in the works. Just wanted to let you know that once it’s done, I’ll be offering buyers a reduced price for your early support. THANK YOU! The book will be released - that’s my promise. For now, your money will be returned to you in a few days.
I’ll be keeping this site up for a while longer. Feel free to give me feedback, ask questions or even contribute ideas.
Do you have an idea for a book?
Would you like the read the whole of Maxine Starr and give feedback?
Want an insight into the process of the writing, story and character designs?
Is there any way I can help you achieve your dream too?
I’m all for creating communities, and although this one is small, I appreciate all of your input. So thank you! This is not the end of Maxine Starr, the Zodiac Universe, or even her dog, Woof. I believe our dreams, like the cosmos itself, has no visible boundaries. And more importantly, you can’t let a single failure distract you from a coming triumph. Because, as Maxine discovers in the book, the impossible is often just one move away.
Thank you for believing in Maxine Starr.
Hi everyone! Happy belated Xmas and a Happy New year to all of you!
Hello there Readers,
First, thank you for the support for Maxine Starr! Really. Things have been progressing well, and I really appreciate everyone pre-ordering the book. Maxine Starr has always been a dream of mine for a long time, and you’re making it come true. THANK YOU!
There is still some way to go til January 14 when the crowdfunding stops. If the book reaches 250 orders, it will be published in all formats! Even better, if it reaches 750 it will have a much wider launch internationally. So please do me a small favour and SHARE, LIKE, EMAIL, TEXT, or WHATSAPP MESSAGE this link to other friends and family that you feel might be interested. (If you need me to write a brief intro, let me know).
Oh and do leave me a review or comment on Inkshares, if you can.
Did you like the book?
The sample chapters?
What do you think of the writing, characters, and story so far?
Feel free to tell me. I take them seriously :)
One last thing: for those that ordered the Paperback, thank you for spending cash on the shipping as well. I’ve been told it is substantial, and I really appreciate it. Thank you. This I hope will change in the future, as I will try to secure local distribution as well. Let’s see. For now, thank you again for shelling out the extra cash.
Lastly, do let anyone you know -- bookworms, Young-Adult book lovers, Harry Potter, Star Wars fans -- that this book exists. And that this idea could, one day, be the big-budget movie blockbuster Singapore has been waiting for (well that’s the dream). But let’s start with small steps :)
If you have any questions (Q and A), feedback, or would like to find out more, do let me know. This is a community effort and I’d love to hear from you.
Thank you once again! Talk to you soon.