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Nigerian Writer Uses Crowdfunding To Self-Publish Six Books in Six Months
A Science Fiction & Fantasy writer from Lagos, Nigeria gears up to self-publish a six-part epic fantasy series, Guardians & The Lost Paradise, between the months of July and December, 2012. The project is to be entirely crowdfunded.
The series charts the adventures of a 12-year-old boy, Daniel, who through death, finds himself in a magical land called Eden. And in true Alice in Wonderland fashion, Daniel must overcome adversity in order to reach “The Other Side.” This adversity takes the form of a clan of dragon riders, led by the fallen archangel, Lucifer. They seek to prevent Daniel’s passage through Eden, while striving to set free an ancient evil that is destined to bring about the end of the world.
One of the overall themes of the series is death. No stranger to death and its associated emotions, Michael lost his older brother at the age of 12. But it was following the subsequent death of his father 8 years later, that he found the conviction he needed to write these books. And in so doing, he hopes to be able to reach out and help others in overcoming the grief caused by the death of a loved one
To bring his unique vision to life, Michael has enlisted the help of a professional artist. He has also hired a professional editor, to make sure his words and the important message they convey come out loud and clear. It is to pay for the services of these two individuals, and others just as indispensible, that Michael has turned to crowdfunding. Right now, he is inching closer to his $3,000 goal. But with less than 2 weeks remaining for his campaign, he is praying for a significant turnaround.