Choose Your Own City Adventure!

Posted By on Aug 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Do you remember the old Choose Your Own Adventure books? How would you like to do one in real life?

I’m taking part in a new collaborative writing project where myself and some other fantastic genre writers are writing Choose Your Own Adventures that you can do in real life! Not only will you actually get to stand where the story is happening but you can dictate what happens next, while you explore the weird and wonderful features of a new (or old!) city.

But we need your help to get this project off the ground. To do this we have set up a crowdfunding page for our project If you don’t know what crowdfunding is, it’s all explained on the page. But one thing to keep in mind is it involves rewards and they are amazing, including everything from signed books to Skype conversations with the authors. If you could pledge to this project I would be greatly appreciative. Even if the only thing you can afford is to pass the word onto your friends, family, and colleges or just pledge $5, every bit counts!

Some of the stellar writers who will also be writing a choose your own adventure for this project include: Isobelle Carmody, Marianne De Pierres, Sean Williams, Mindy Klasky, Mark Leslie, Sophie Masson, Michael Pryor, Kim Wilkins, Angela Slatter, Lee Battersby, David B. Coe & Jennifer St George plus a host of emerging writers!

This is exciting for me not least because I’ve been asked to produce a Livia Day story (as distinct from a TansyRR story) for the project which means, yes, MURDER MYSTERY IN HOBART! Okay, writing murder mysteries in Hobart is not entirely new for me – the sequel to A Trifle Dead is being edited right now – but the idea of doing it choose-your-own-adventure style so that readers can actually walk around Hobart with a map while consuming the story – that’s just awesome.

I have determined that if I get to do this story (if the project funds) I will pack as many Tassie tidbits in as possible including my trademark ‘murder to read while hungry’ delicious morsels, plus touristy goodness. I might even ask my readers to nominate specific parts of Hobart to include in my story…

Check out Emily Craven, the fundraising mastermind behind the project, explaining it.

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