If you’ve been keeping up with the blog the last week or so, you may have noticed a fresh, new voice coming at you. That’s because we’ve added a few interns to the Four Windows family. Hailey, Megan, Gigi, and Maddie have come in to help us out and learn a bit about starting a business, and we are so excited to have them.
You’ll get a better introduction to them all next month when we start our Indiegogo campaign (more on that below), but we thought we’d give you a quick preview today.
- Megan Burnett is leaving Seattle in the fall to pursue a degree in Archaeology at one of our nation’s fine universities. She’s been helping us with the Indiegogo campaign and local publicity. She can’t get enough of Nuns Having Fun by Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone.
- Madison Fairchild will also be starting college in the fall. She’s going to be majoring in English Literature and her favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Maddie helps wrangle the little bits and is the genius behind our Instagram account.
- Gigi Larsen is staring down her sophomore year with a major in Elementary Education. She’s putting her studies to use working with our marketing, and her favorite book is Crank by Ellen Hopkins.
- Hailey Miller is the aforementioned fresh, new voice you’ve heard here on our blog and also on Facebook and Twitter. She’ll be a freshman this year as well, studying all manner of exciting things like anthropology and creative writing. As for books, she cannot choose between her Buffy the Vampire Slayer bookset and The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe.
So what’s this about an Indiegogo? So glad you asked.
As we move into the final stages of Four Windows: Seattle, we’re starting to look to the future of this venture. Part of the reason we started Four Windows was to give new and previously unheard authors the chance to get their stories out. To do that, we need to spread the word about Four Windows and what our mission here is. To that end, we’re going to be launching an Indiegogo campaign* in late August to generate funds to help us print physical copies of the amazing novels that have been produced for this issue, as well as give us the chance to take those books on the road and spread the word about these incredible stories. Our hope is that we will be able to grow an audience of readers that will continue to support Four Windows as we move onto the next project. And the one after that.
Keep an eye out for more information about our campaign as we approach the launch date.
*For those of you unfamiliar with Indiegogo, it’s a crowdfunding site, similar to Kickstarter but, we feel, a better fit for our needs.