Athena’s Daughters, Day 29: A Betsy Waddell Illustration, and Apollo’s Daughters in Hardcover!

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2013 copyright Betsy Waddell, for “Land of the Lost.”

Day 29 of our Kickstarter, and we’re just over $38,000! We are poised to hit almost all of the stretch goals we created for the entire campaign — an amazing feat! Athena’s Daughters has been featured on Jezebel, io9, themarysue, the Kickstarter home page, Big Shiny Robot, and so much more. We commissioned a brother anthology, Apollo’s Daughters, and added five additional e-books, seventeen e-short stories, four audiobooks and one music album to the backer swag pile along the way. In our wildest dreams, we could not have imagined being so successful in such a short period of time. Believe me when I say again that we could not have done any of this without your support and generosity!

The artwork at the top of the post is for another short story by author Maggie Allen, “Land of the Lost,” the e-version of which was given as a reward to the first 500 backers who pledged our anthology. It is set in the same universe as Maggie’s work “Lunar Camp,” which is featured in Athena’s Daughters. Take a look at the young woman on the left. Remember her? Little Bee’s all grown up!

Additionally, for those of you not already on the backers list, I wanted to let you know that Silence in the Library has decided to produce hardcover volumes of Apollo’s Daughters! Demand was so great, and the goal so close, that we wanted to go ahead and open that up as an add-on option for all backers before reaching $38K/the end of the Kickstarter. And as of a few minutes ago, we’ve already surpassed that stretch goal anyway! EVERYBODY WINS!

Only 24 hours left to go in this campaign. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a backer or sharing about the project, you can do so right here. Let’s send this Kickstarter off in the strongest way possible!

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