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Help Maggie Publish THE VOID

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For the last 2 years or so, I’ve been writing, drawing and inking an extremely personal comic that I consider to be some of my absolute best work. The comic is called THE VOID. Now, I am looking for help getting not just this graphic novel, but other books and comics published and sold. The description of THE VOID is as follows:

[REDACTED] has awoken floating in an empty, ethereal space, with only a disembodied voice, that calls itself The Void, to talk to. This is made all the more upsetting by the fact that The Void seems to know a lot about [REDACTED] than she’s comfortable with, and more than that, wants to help her get past her grief, her trauma and more to dig out the real problems in her life. But, more than anything else, [REDACTED] simply wants to know how she ended up here, and why…

I have made a GoFundMe for this endeavor, and really hope people want to help. I really want people to read these things, and I’d love to make physical copies of them. I have included small excerpts from the comic below to show you some of the artwork and writing. Anyway, if you’d love to help, please go to the GoFundMe and donate. If you donate more than 5 bucks, you’ll get your name in the back of the books as a “supporter”. Thank you so much for listening and reading my blog.

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So please, help me make this dream a reality. Thanks for the support.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip , buy prints/stickers and more at my online store on Big Cartel, or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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You Ruined Everything: The Book That Saved Me

Back in 2014, just before I left California to live with my girlfriend in Washington, I started writing something. I was pissed off at my family, I was mad at the world and myself and so I just started typing. I’d written novellas and short stories and all sorts of things before, but this…this felt different. Come early 2015, the book was done, and suddenly I had a 55k novel on my hands for the very first time. Since that time, my girlfriend has been editing it and trying to make a physical copy via multiple websites that do independent publishing. Back in 2017, we finally released the epub for sale on Payhip, and I was thrilled. Then we discovered Lulu.

This is such a big moment for me. This is something I have dreamed of my entire life, to be holding an actual physical, professional copy of something I created. Back when I was a kid, I used to make comic books. I’d write and draw it all and staple it together, sometimes I’d collect copies and then take them to a Kinkos to make a “bound collection” version. They weren’t like this, but they made me feel like I was making progress. But this? Today I officially feel like I’ve created something that will finally outlast me.

So here it is, in all its glory. The first ever printed copy of my 2015 debut novel “YOU RUINED EVERYTHING”, now available for sale to own over at my Big Cartel storefront, linked right here. Thank you to everybody who has supported me and loved me and helped me, I promise I won’t ever forget that.

Now, onto the next book.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my feed over at Ello. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip , buy prints/stickers and more at my online store on Big Cartel, or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Books! Books! Books!

I have done something I’ve been mulling over for a while now, and that is that I’ve lowered, officially, the prices on my novels to a solid five dollars instead of the ten they were before. I am doing this for a number of reasons. Aside from the fact that you pour your heart and soul into something for weeks, months, years and then can’t even get a single person to pay a measly 10 dollars for it being really depressing as a content creator, the biggest reason for doing this is to hopefully make enough money on the backend to eventually create physical copies of these works.

I am currently in the process of creating a physical small run of my first novel, “YOU RUINED EVERYTHING”, and would like to eventually put out every single book in a physical format, so that means I have to drop the prices on the digital ones. Another reason is that I honestly just don’t think e-books have the same marketability that the e-reader market seems to think they do. Certainly, back when it was a new concept, and everyone was all excited about it, they did fairly okay, but I think we’ve all realized that hey, we spend enough time during the day staring at screens, reading digital text, that the last place we wanna do that with is a novel. It’s just another digital file on your computer, instead of something you can put happily on a shelf.

Anyway, if you’re interested, all my books are now 5 dollars, and will stay that way from here on out, including any upcoming novel releases. I will also be having a GoFundMe go up very soon (not the one linked below, fyi) to take donations to produce the physical run I am doing. Sorry about this post, I hate doing these kinds of things on my blog, but this is my livelihood and I figure why not use this platform to my best advantage. Thanks.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my writing over at Medium. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Coping With Tonal Shifts In Reality: Season 2 Episode 15 “Mr. Turtle”

In this important episode, Samantha finally reveals her history with Lester Turtle, her therapist, and the man who helped her transplant.

If you liked this podcast and want to hear more like it or help me produce more content, please consider supporting me via Patreon, where, for as low as a buck a month, you’ll get access to new episodes a whole week early! Thank you!

I also have a new short fiction collecting coming out December 14th at my Payhip, and if you sign up for the $5 tier on my Patreon before then, you will get a 50% off coupon for my latest released novel, “Milly & The Ghost“, and a unique print along with it! That’s two books for the price of one, and a unique print! Consider it, yeah?

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I’ve done, like my 2015 novel “You Ruined Everything”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my writing over at Medium. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Milly & The Ghost: A Novel

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A novel I wrote in 2016 is finally available, just in time for Halloween! Just kidding, it’s not spooky. It WILL make you cry though.

(2016) Milly Barnes is 11 years old and just lost her mother. After she tries hurting herself, her father becomes worried for her mental health, but she quickly finds solace in a new friend at school named Velma, a young artist named Chad, and a ghost living in her house named Milton, who says he just wants to help her. MILLY & THE GHOST is a story about losing what was the most important thing in your life, and doing whatever is necessary to keep moving forward, even if it means believing in something others might not. (53k words)
Anyway, there ya go. I’d be VERY appreciative if you bought/read this book. I’m also running a special over at my Patreon right now where if you sign up for the $5 dollar and up tier, you will receive a 10% off coupon for the book, plus other goodies! Anyway, enjoy!

Buy My Book!  Support Me Via Patreon! Donate To Our GoFundMe!

I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I make, like my depressing webcomic “In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my writing over at Medium. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Girls Are Bad At Math: Coming Soon

girls are bad at math(1)My newest long form work, “Girls Are Bad At Math”, is looking to aim for a July release date at the latest. As with all my work, it will be available to buy at my Payhip, but because this is a novella, it will only be 5 bucks instead of the 10 I usually charge for novels. A description, as best as this thing can be described, is below:

Katrina hit a classmate in the face with a rock one day in elementary school, and that gained her the nickname of The Terror. Quickly adopting the moniker, Katrina began to revolve her entire identity around it, taking the belief that she was the “Villain” in her life. Now an adult, The Terror struggles to form real relationships, but that’s about to change when she discovers a group of other young women dressed up like ghosts, elves and fauns, and finally feels like she’s found a place she fits in. A story about identity, society and individuality, “Girls Are Bad At Math” is a story about us all, and how once she stop trying to fit in, we’ll find where we really belong.

Anyway, it’s basically about identity in every single way; racial, sexual, personal, you name it. It’s got asexual characters, an interracial relationship between two women, a polyamorous relationship, identity politics, mental health awareness, parental abuse awareness and so much more. Anyway, that’s what I’ve got coming down the tubes. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you continue to support my work, because I seriously am struggling and this is all I can do with my life. Look for it in the next few months!

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I make, like my depressing webcomic “In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my writing over at Medium. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip or support my work at my Patreon! Anything helps & is appreciated, thanks!

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Plants, Parents & Pain

the best-selling novelSo here’s the thing. Back in 2015, I wrote a book. It wasn’t intended to be a book, and it certainly didn’t start out as one, but what started as a rambling mess quickly morphed into what became my first real full novel, and now, after a long time in editing and whatnot, it’s ready for everyone to read. The description is as follows:

(2015) By all accounts and societal standards, Fern Walters should be happy. She’s a well respected plant biologist, and has more than enough money to live on for the rest of her life. She’s also incredibly miserable in many ways. Then, one night, in a drunken sadness, she burns down her childhood home. Soon, after a college lecture gone wrong, she finds herself entrenched in the life of an attractive witty bartender named Henry, a bubbly feminine activist named Shiloh and her estranged mother June. YOU RUINED EVERYTHING is a story of failure, family, purpose, loneliness and accepting that you probably won’t be happy.

This book has everything, man. You get pizzeria animatronics, unrequited lesbian crushes, aquarium dates and much more! Anyway, it’s pretty funny, it’s definitely about feeling disconnected, and it’s available in epub format for a measly 10 bucks, right now! Also, if you like this book, and you want to support future physical copies, go support me on my Patreon! That way we could eventually print real copies of the book for sale! Plus you’d be funding all my other terrible projects about broken people and their inescapable sadness, yay! So, there we are. It took a long time, but it’s out, and now I only need the remaining 11 or so written works edited and released. It’s certainly not hard being a writer but goddamn is it tedious.

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I’m Maggie. If you like this thing I made, you might like some other things I make, like my depressing webcomic “In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry”, my podcast network “The Feel Bad Network” or my writing over at Medium. You can also find some published work for sale over at my Payhip.

Wanna donate to me directly? You can do that via PayPal! Wanna support me ongoing month to month and get content early? You can do that via Patreon! Thanks for whatever you can spare, I really appreciate it!