A(n actual, in person) friend of mine, Jamie Wyman, realized The Dream late last year: she published her first novel.
I love it when things like this happen to people I know. Not that everything is all about me, but it makes the possibility of realizing The Dream myself feel about 1000% more real. Of course, I just love good things happening to people who deserve them. And she deserves it. Jamie is smart, kind, hilarious, and dedicated.
Because she loves what she does, Jamie has already finished the primary writing on the sequel to Wild Card. And because she is taking control of her career and her future and shaping them into the reality she chooses, she will be publishing Unveiled her own damn self. Get it, Jamie!
The reason I’m talking about it here, other than the fact that she is awesome and I like talking about my friends’ accomplishments, is because her Kickstarter campaign had a stellar launch but has since hit a plateau. Anything I can do to help get the word out, well. Here’s me doing it. If you love urban fantasy, trickster gods, technomancy, dry humor, a-hole satyrs, sharp-witted redheads, stories set in Vegas, or any combination thereof, you’ll be doing yourself a favor if you check out Wild Card. And if you love it, or if you just love the idea of supporting art and new authors, please consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign to get the sequel into the hands of readers.
We can do this!