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My ultimate vision is to get my latest book published. To then turn all of my books into audiobooks. A little back history of how I ended up here :) There comes a time when we need a little extra help. I’m here asking for that. I’ve reached the bottom and need help climbing back up. My husband nearly died from his gall bladder bursting inside of him. This caused him to get ‘septicemia’ blood poisoning. As a result of this, his brain was damaged, and he took nearly eight months to get back on his feet and be able to even have a conversation. Being off work for that length of time put our family into the start of a downward spiral of financial difficulties. He managed to get back into working, but it came at a cost. Fewer hours and mood swings.
We have four children, two of them have special needs. So getting a job outside of the home for me was not something that I could nor can do. I have to be here for them and their needs. One of our daughters has severe OCD, intrusive thoughts and high anxieties which sadly cause her to be very suicidal, and a cutter. We still face the dire worry of her killing herself. All of this playing a toll on my own health.
So here I am, doing something I never thought I would do. Because I’m usually the one helping others out. Yet now I’m asking for help. I would love to get my latest book published, and that comes at a price that I just can not afford. I would be very grateful for your help. Thank you so very much!
I've won awards for my books and one of them, in particular, is in talks of being turned into a movie. This is something I'm hugely passionate about and would love to see that become a reality. Of course, that also means I need to have the book drafted as a screenplay so it can be submitted to the right agents for movie making. That all comes at a heavy cost.
More often than not, the challenges I face with my children become my muse and the writing flows like a river. I love writing and hope to produce more books this year and in the coming years. I have always got my hand up for anything and everything, helping others is something I'm really good at :)
People do say nice things about my work:
“Hounded” Brilliant story, great characters and fast paced, non-stop action. As more characters enter the story, one may think that it would detract from the actual storyline. It doesn’t, they actually enhance it, each with their own traits & idiosyncrasies. I can’t get enough of these books. As a watcher of this genre I am now converted to being an avid reader. But be warned! If you have a dog, sleep with one eye open.
“Fear Inducer” Kiwi-born and -bred book cover designer and author of mainly horror fiction, Ellie Douglas, revels in the dark side of life. If you have a phobia, beware! Her work Fear Inducer is enough to make you run for the hills. But, if you are an intrepid and adventurous soul, there is nothing that you might enjoy more than indulging yourself in hearing about other people’s phobias and how they meet their untimely end at the not-so-helpful hands of Dr. Felix Bloom.
“Death O Death” Death O Death is definitely not a collection of bed time stories. Ellie Douglas new anthology can scare the socks off the tin man! You're not in Kansas any more, Toto! Leave the lights on. Every story reaches just a little farther into the terrifying world of madness and gore, each tale unique and graphically written to send a new shiver down the spine with every turn of the page. Any fan of bloody horror stories will love this new collection!
“The Dead Undone” Really, I just had a blast reading this. From the get go it just takes off, then rips your heart out, face off, and bites deep. A fast-paced, gruesome horror tale that's a BLAST to read. Walkers, zombies, poltergeists, insane asylums, and more! I especially like the creative outside-the-box metaphors, and it is true, "your gag reflexes will be jumping around like a kangaroo on crack!" ...one thing that's sure to keep me coming back for more from this author. 5 stars for an entertaining, definitely interesting, macabre of a ride.
Editing: NZ$2.500 Expenses to get any of my books printed.
Cost of printing: Perfect bound, page count 320 to 458, white paper, black and white interior, full-colour double laminate cover. Between $12-14 each.
Extended goals: To get my books transformed into professional audiobooks. $2,500 for each book. $5000 excluding printed books.
Summary, to raise $5000 to go towards all of the above and one very special attempt at getting “Hounded” screenplay ready, for it to become a movie. That is my dream. It is halfway there. I just need your help to get it all the way there. Through my books, I’m putting New Zealand on the map. Together we can turn this dream into a reality.
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