WHAT IS KICKSTARTER: It's a website where people back creative projects in exchange for rewards and for the good feeling of knowing they helped an artist in need. My campaign will help fund the research for my novel about Marie Laveau, I'm offering copies of the book when it comes out as well as jewelry, swag, voodoo dolls, and more.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Go on to Kickstarter, open an account, donate however much you want, and choose your reward. That's it! I also could use as many people as possible to spread the word, so if you'd like to help, you can post my project on social media. I will be forever grateful!
WHAT THE NOVEL IS ABOUT
VOODOO QUEEN, a novel of the famous voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, is an epic trilogy of magic, secrets, love, death, and spiritual power. Think of it as a mix between Margaret Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE WIND and Toni Morrison’s BELOVED.
Marie lives in a world where the heads of rebellious slaves are stuck on spikes, colored women live as concubines to white men, and improper medical treatment kills people by the hundreds. There’s so much Marie wants to change, but she’s just a poor colored girl abandoned by her parents – a nobody.
Then she discovers voodoo. The mystical energy she taps into makes her more powerful than she ever imagined. Soon her potent gifts make her the most feared and respected woman in New Orleans.
Marie's strength is tested repeatedly by personal tragedy, but with the help of the spirits, her ancestors, and her unstable family, Marie empowers and heals New Orleans.