Two Days Left To Support Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter

Athena’s Daughters is a collection of short speculative fiction by some of the industry’s best female authors.

An update on the Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter, which has two days left. If you have supported the Kickstarter, thank you, but there may be some stretch goals that you want to go back and add on, like the Apollo’s Daughters anthology written by some of the best male science fiction and fantasy out there – Michael Stackpole, Aaron Allston, John Jackson Miller – and which now has original cover art by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller!

Right now a $5 dollar pledge for an ebook or $20 pledge for the paperback will get you the illustrated anthology Athena’s Daughters plus free digital downloads of the following:

  • Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s novel The Halfling’s Court
  • Gail Z. Martin’s short story bundle 3 Deadly Curiosities. This bundle includes the short stories “Vanities”, “Steer a Pale Course”, and “Buttons”
  • Naked Singularity’s album Last Call. This classic-rock and modern-day folk inspired band is led by author Maggie Allen
  • Danielle Ackley McPhail’s novel Yesterday’s Dreams
  • Cynthia Ward’s short story “Gabriella”
  • Sherwood Smith’s novel Crown Duel
  • Jean Marie Ward’s short story bundle Four For More
  • Danielle Ackley McPhail’s collection of short stories titled Flash in the Can
  • Gail Z. Martin’s Jonmarc Vahanian short stories. Included in this bundle are the stories “Raiders’ Curse”, “Caves of the Dead”, and “Storm Surge”
  • the eBook of Janine K. Spendlove’s novel War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human
  • Tera Fulbright‘s short story “Fires Within the Blank Page”
  • artist Ginger Breo‘s original illustration of the goddess Athena
  • the audio book for Janine K. Spendlove’s novel War of the Seasons, Book 1: The Human
  • Janine K. Spendlove’s War of the Seasons short stories “Girl” and “White Flag”
  • Janine K. Spendlove’s War of the Seasons short stories “World Spins Madly On” and “Fire and Rain”

That’s a lot of stuff for a minimal pledge. An important reminder: A portion of every book sold will go to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

There are also opportunities to purchase other neat add-ons, like a special edition hardcover of the anthology or prints of amazing artwork like the one shown below created by artist Ginger Breo.

We’re closing in on $35,000, where Apollo’s Daughters will add two authors – Joshua Palmatier and Donald J. Bingle.

At $38,000 Apollo’s Daughters will have a hardback version available.

At $44,000 would unlock Athena’s Daughters 2 with open submissions!


If you have supported the Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter, you will be also getting a short story written by me set during the events of my newly released novel Wynde.

Tricia has completed her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa and Gemini. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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