JM Howell

is creating Books in print & eBooks: Coming-of-age Fiction, Culture & Music

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patrons
Supporters will contribute to my work on new writing projects in 2018. I have four manuscripts in various stages of development. The first is in the editing, design, and printing phase. I have worked on this book for two years with unpublished material I've been writing and work-shopping since 2009. I am at the point where I need some formal help with editing, design, marketing and distribution costs, although I'm still doing most of it myself from my own vision and with the help of some very talented friends who are volunteering their time, including some artists contributing art to the book. The print edition will be in colour so there will be some costs to factor in. There are also a few copyrights to clear which I'm working on. This book will be out in spring 2018.
My upcoming projects include a socio-cultural analysis of our preoccupation with (and misunderstandings about) nostalgia; a book of music essays; and other socio-cultural & pop culture writing. I may partner with an artist friend in writing a graphic novel. Any and all patronage will be a significant contribution to my work. All of my patrons will be credited / thanked in print, receive offers for discounted / advance / free / exclusive content and get first offer of the limited edition art book that I will be issuing with a run of just 100 copies, including original art panels and curios.

THE CURE FOR HOMESICKNESS: stories of magical thinking, telekinesis and mapmaking.
A compass spins. A quarter-life crisis. A quest for answers in old boxes: childhood comforts/instability. Teenage "love" and losses. A culture of freedom and a disappearing innocence amid the world of a deadly predator. Mislaid goals and dreams of school revisited, despite all. Urgent needs for purpose and creativity, the unkillable spark that waited for you. The deep creativity of survivors, of mend-and-make-do. The metronome clicks of your five-speed getting you away to a little cliff spot you pretended was yours alone (as worn-in as the ground was). Your ride accompanied by the best music, on a Walkman, music that helped us but sound-tracked our unexpected darkness(es). The young bright minds and the bodies going from plastic, elastic to baked, rigid, bent.

Nostalgia. Ephemera. A work of Collage. Detritus. Scrapbook pages. Album sleeves. A story told in original Comic Panels. Poems. Essays. Short Stories. Maps. A story of a girl.
Readers of my prior work (as co-founder & co-editor of STEP ON Magazine and DISARM Magazine: disarmmagazine.com, will enjoy a different side of my writing, a long-percolating, unique, coming-of-age collection.

To read about the book in progress: https://adeepgreenseabook.wordpress.com/

To preorder the eBook (for desktop, tablet, mobile device, or ereader) please visit my page on Kobo. The download will be ready March 1 for worldwide distribution.
https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-cure-for-homesickness

To pre-order, join the mailing list for, or request a digital or physical copy for review: email [email protected]

There will be a special print edition "Art Box" which will be limited to 100.

There will also a regular print edition. Softcover art book approximately 200 pages in full colour.

This collection will include new stories & essays never before published.

Thank you for visiting and for your support of my first book truly, madly, deeply!
Jacqueline
Tiers
One time contribution
$20 or more per month
Gift contribution (Set up so you can cancel after you've made a "first" payment).
Bizarre Love Triangle: Name in the Credits
$20 or more per month
Bizarre Love Triangle: As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible. You'll be thanked by name in the book.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly email newsletter with blog update, notes on work in prog
  • Discount code
  • Video channel updates & regular music playlist / my inspirations of work in progress
  • Exclusive access to my blog posts / diary
  • Advanced copy of book
  • Free, signed, physical copy of book & ebook 
  • First look at art pieces I'm creating for the book
  • Credits : Thanked by name in the book
Blister in the Sun : All Will Be Revealed in Time
$50 or more per month
 As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible. You'll be thanked by name in the book.

Includes

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly email newsletter with blog update, notes on work in prog
  • Discount code
  • Video channel updates & regular music playlist / my inspirations of work in progress
  • Exclusive access to my blog posts / diary
  • Advanced copy of book
  • Free, signed, physical copy of book & ebook 
  • First look at art pieces I'm creating for the book
  • Credits : Thanked by name in the book

 (PLUS Extras to be revealed at end of January)

Plainsong
$100 or more per month
Plainsong : Special Thanks & Second Book Copy
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly email newsletter with blog update, notes on work in prog
  • Exclusive access to my blog posts / diary 
  • Advanced copy of book
  • Free, signed, physical copy of book & ebook
  • Video channel updates & regular music playlist / my inspirations of work in progress
  • First look at art pieces I'm creating for the book
  • Credits: thanked by name in the book
  • Reserved art box special edition of the book in print with additional art plates, curios and scrapbook elements. Limited to 100.


Goals
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Full funding will mean that I can pay for professional services for the above, and assist with monthly obligations.

Additional funding above my goal will enable me to pay for some rights clearances and additional details needed to get my book listed for sale online and in some bookstores, allow for a promotion budget and perhaps even help with some events or a small book tour.
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Supporters will contribute to my work on new writing projects in 2018. I have four manuscripts in various stages of development. The first is in the editing, design, and printing phase. I have worked on this book for two years with unpublished material I've been writing and work-shopping since 2009. I am at the point where I need some formal help with editing, design, marketing and distribution costs, although I'm still doing most of it myself from my own vision and with the help of some very talented friends who are volunteering their time, including some artists contributing art to the book. The print edition will be in colour so there will be some costs to factor in. There are also a few copyrights to clear which I'm working on. This book will be out in spring 2018.
My upcoming projects include a socio-cultural analysis of our preoccupation with (and misunderstandings about) nostalgia; a book of music essays; and other socio-cultural & pop culture writing. I may partner with an artist friend in writing a graphic novel. Any and all patronage will be a significant contribution to my work. All of my patrons will be credited / thanked in print, receive offers for discounted / advance / free / exclusive content and get first offer of the limited edition art book that I will be issuing with a run of just 100 copies, including original art panels and curios.

THE CURE FOR HOMESICKNESS: stories of magical thinking, telekinesis and mapmaking.
A compass spins. A quarter-life crisis. A quest for answers in old boxes: childhood comforts/instability. Teenage "love" and losses. A culture of freedom and a disappearing innocence amid the world of a deadly predator. Mislaid goals and dreams of school revisited, despite all. Urgent needs for purpose and creativity, the unkillable spark that waited for you. The deep creativity of survivors, of mend-and-make-do. The metronome clicks of your five-speed getting you away to a little cliff spot you pretended was yours alone (as worn-in as the ground was). Your ride accompanied by the best music, on a Walkman, music that helped us but sound-tracked our unexpected darkness(es). The young bright minds and the bodies going from plastic, elastic to baked, rigid, bent.

Nostalgia. Ephemera. A work of Collage. Detritus. Scrapbook pages. Album sleeves. A story told in original Comic Panels. Poems. Essays. Short Stories. Maps. A story of a girl.
Readers of my prior work (as co-founder & co-editor of STEP ON Magazine and DISARM Magazine: disarmmagazine.com, will enjoy a different side of my writing, a long-percolating, unique, coming-of-age collection.

To read about the book in progress: https://adeepgreenseabook.wordpress.com/

To preorder the eBook (for desktop, tablet, mobile device, or ereader) please visit my page on Kobo. The download will be ready March 1 for worldwide distribution.
https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-cure-for-homesickness

To pre-order, join the mailing list for, or request a digital or physical copy for review: email [email protected]

There will be a special print edition "Art Box" which will be limited to 100.

There will also a regular print edition. Softcover art book approximately 200 pages in full colour.

This collection will include new stories & essays never before published.

Thank you for visiting and for your support of my first book truly, madly, deeply!
Jacqueline

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Tiers
One time contribution
$20 or more per month
Gift contribution (Set up so you can cancel after you've made a "first" payment).
Bizarre Love Triangle: Name in the Credits
$20 or more per month
Bizarre Love Triangle: As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible. You'll be thanked by name in the book.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly email newsletter with blog update, notes on work in prog
  • Discount code
  • Video channel updates & regular music playlist / my inspirations of work in progress
  • Exclusive access to my blog posts / diary
  • Advanced copy of book
  • Free, signed, physical copy of book & ebook 
  • First look at art pieces I'm creating for the book
  • Credits : Thanked by name in the book
Blister in the Sun : All Will Be Revealed in Time
$50 or more per month
 As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible. You'll be thanked by name in the book.

Includes

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly email newsletter with blog update, notes on work in prog
  • Discount code
  • Video channel updates & regular music playlist / my inspirations of work in progress
  • Exclusive access to my blog posts / diary
  • Advanced copy of book
  • Free, signed, physical copy of book & ebook 
  • First look at art pieces I'm creating for the book
  • Credits : Thanked by name in the book

 (PLUS Extras to be revealed at end of January)

Plainsong
$100 or more per month
Plainsong : Special Thanks & Second Book Copy
Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly email newsletter with blog update, notes on work in prog
  • Exclusive access to my blog posts / diary 
  • Advanced copy of book
  • Free, signed, physical copy of book & ebook
  • Video channel updates & regular music playlist / my inspirations of work in progress
  • First look at art pieces I'm creating for the book
  • Credits: thanked by name in the book
  • Reserved art box special edition of the book in print with additional art plates, curios and scrapbook elements. Limited to 100.