Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us in the Kickstarter for the Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot. 187 people made it happen in backing this project and now we aim to bring a great TV pilot to the screen! Rayden Valkyrie is the character who is nearest and dearest to me, and this project is the most important one I’ve ever taken on, so I will go to every length to make it the best possible. Thank you everyone, to the 187, to our great team of Frank Hall, Eric and Kylie Jude, Julie Fink, and Jennifer Malone Wright, and to all who participated in the campaign, stood with us to be featured, and all those who shared and posted on it. We made it happen! Onward and Upward.
Today we are doing a special drive to seek some $5 pledges in our campaign to bring to live a Rayden Valkyrie TV pilot. Some folks might not think a $5 pledge matters, but growing our backer family in a Kickstarter campaign makes an impact and helps more than you might know.
We’re making headway for sure, but it’s not an easy road to bring this Kickstarter Campaign to the goal line. And in a Kickstarter campaign you don’t get the funding unless you reach the goal. It’s all or nothing, which is a good thing as it ensures that the project is genuinely funded before it is confirmed.
Five dollars, in other areas, might mean a pack of smokes, a couple gallons of gas, 2 bags of chips, a couple gallons of milk, maybe a matinee movie, which are all gone quick, but the $5 pledged in our campaign will set in motion a tv pilot that we intend to grow into a full blown television series, something to entertain you for a long time to come and employing people and creating opportunities for a long time to come.
That’s all we are asking on our Sunday Drive for 5. One day to encourage some folks to come aboard our backer family and just make a $5 pledge.
Don’t forget, a $5 pledge also gets you an eBook copy of Heart of a Lion, the first novel that Rayden Valkyrie starred in, and it also gets you entered into the Imaginarium Convention contest that includes 2 hotel room nights, 2 weekend passes, and 2 award banquet tickets where the winner will be seated with our guest of honor and other major writer/filmmaker guests!
It only takes a few moments to make a pledge, so join us today on this Sunday Drive for 5! You can help us make this project happen!
To make a pledge, visit:
The Kickstarter Campaign to bring Rayden Valkyrie to the screen in the form of a tv pilot episode went live today. This is the biggest project I’ve ever set out to do and one of the most personal as it involves a character near and dear to my heart. I hope everyone takes a look at the campaign, including the 4 minute introductory video where I talk about Rayden and why bringing her to the screen is important.
You can also see the first concept art piece created for the project by artist Jerome Sayers, which came out beautifully.
The campaign has a lot of reward levels, with exclusive, credits, events, and much more. I also wrote a blog post about this project which you can find at this link.
Please copy and share the following link everywhere you can, as this one is the official campaign page:
A new interview is up at the blog of H.C. Playa. The topics covered in it include writing, sword and sorcery, and elements concerning both Heart of a Lion and the Fires in Eden Series. There are more than a few insights about Rayden Valkyrie in the interview as well.
The direct link to the interview is:
I had an amazing surprise today!
Kylie Jude captured Rayden’s essence beautifully and this is a full lyrics video too. This character, this series, is all about staying strong and moving forward, onward and upward, in the face of all storms.”.
As the chorus goes:
To sign up on the official mailing list for the Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot Project Campaign and to keep up with this exciting project, please visit www.raydenvalkyrie.com
I am very proud to announce a new association with and endorsement of NuHealth and their Recharge line of health supplements. This could not be a more pure of an endorsement situation, as I have consistently used their products throughout my fitness journey, one that has seen me drop close to 180 pounds and go down eight pants sizes over the past 21 months.
Being hypothyroid, I have a challenge when it comes to a slower metabolism, and I found that using products such as Recharge Metabolism and Recharge Testosterone, for maintaining healthier metabolic rates and overall testosterone health and support (as when I started this journey I had a lower T level) was very helpful in the full process. I also use a product of theirs called Muscle Shred 3D, also for metabolic support. These products truly have been a valuable part of my full approach to health and fitness, which includes maintaining much healthier diet habits and a dedicated exercise regimen centered around training in the martial art Krav Maga.
Bryce and the good folks at NuHealth have always been kind and supportive of my journey, from the earliest stages and far before any kind of association was ever discussed or even any significant “before and after” picture could be taken. They are truly engaged and good with their customers, champion healthy living, and I am convinced of their integrity having experienced it for almost two years first-hand.
With a store located in Lexington, Kentucky, NuHealth has a line of health supplement products that are also available at their online store at www.nuhealthlifestyle.com . As part of the new association, anyone who uses the code “ZFORCE” at the online store can get 25% off, including apparel items.
I am very excited to be associated with the NuHealth family. With proven integrity on every level, and products I have found to be effective in a time-proven manner, NuHealth is a company I can put my name behind without hesitation. I am very grateful to Bryce and the NuHealth family for their support of my own fitness journey and look forward to a wonderful association ahead. Onward and Upward!
I wanted to highlight a wonderful new review of Heart of a Lion, at the Beauty in Ruins Book Blog out of Canada. This is a very exciting review as this reviewer is very versed in the Sword and Sorcery genre. This quote in particular was an immense honor to read!
“Rayden Valkyrie is a fantasy heroine who can stand tall and proud alongside Red Sonja (Robert E. Howard), Jalav (Sharon Green), Estri (Janet E. Morris), Raven (Richard Kirk), Morgaine (CJ Cherryh), Paks (Elizabeth Moon), and – of course – Xena.”
See the full review at:
I have a brand new interview up today. I was interviewed by author Kim Smith, for her Writer Groupie Episode 45 featured interview!
Always great to visit with Kim and this one covers quite a bit of writing ground. Direct link: http://www.kimsmithauthor.com/zimmer/
Very pleased to announce the winners of my Fire HD 8 giveaway contest!
Congratulations to Josie Fiorda, the winner of the grand prize, the Fire HD 8 (gift card equivalent if international)!
Winners of the signed copy of Heart of a Lion or Hellscapes, Volume II (or special eBook packages if international winners) are:
Winners of the eBook bundles are:
Thank you again to all who participated! Every winner will be contacted directly by email to coordinate for their prizes.
I will be announcing the winners of the Fire HD 8 giveaway, along with the winners of the signed books and eBook bundles, on Thursday. The winners will be posted here on the site, so be sure to check here around early afternoon, eastern time zone. A big thanks to all who entered and participated!