Does Your Smartphone Run Your Life?
Seattle, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2014 -- Janine A. Southard, IPPY-award winning author of Queen & Commander, returns to Kickstarter to fund her newest novel, Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story. In this heartwarming and hilarious novel, story-game aficionados acquire a magic iPhone that tries to kill them. For the month of October 2014, readers can get involved with the project on the Kickstarter website.
Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story considers the question “Do you run your life, or does your phone?” Southard’s novel takes a humorous bent. An early reader, Seattle-ite Rachel Lynn Solomon, says, “This book is both a love letter to and a parody of Seattle. Funny, clever, and poignant.”
Southard is concerned with the everyday lives of Seattle’s story-gamers. The characters are tethered to their phones. They drink a lot of coffee. They work for Starbucks, a local company. “If Douglas Adams and Jane Austen wrote a novel together, this would be it,” Southard laughingly decrees.
Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story has been through multiple revisions and will launch on Kickstarter with its bones already complete. The campaign will feature the novel itself as a reward, and it also includes promotional items like smartphone cases and Kickstarter-exclusive short stories that Southard will write for individual backers.
Be sure to check out Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story on Kickstarter.com. You might be one of the limited few who get a short story to go with their novel.
About Janine A. Southard
Since becoming a professional author in 2012, Southard has used Kickstarter for three projects, all of which successfully funded and shipped on time. In addition to the award-winning Queen & Commander, she has also released a novel, a novella, and a short story. Outside of working for her fans, she has written for NCSOFT’s Aion Online and Lineage II videogame titles. For more information, visit http://www.janinesouthard.com.
If you’d like more information about Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story or to schedule an interview with Janine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a Tweet @jani_s.