Don’t Miss the Last Day of My #Kickstarter Campaign!

My Unscripted #1 and #2 Kickstarter campaign was fully funded on day 3! Thanks to everyone who supported me and my comic 🙂

We also were able to unlock the 1st stretch goal. With 2 days left, we’re only $25 away from unlocking the 2nd stretch goal.

For anyone interested in slice-of-life comics, POC characters, LGBT friendly, love triangles, and drama, it’s not too late to get your copy of Unscripted.

Here’s the tiers:

$4–Unscripted #1 Digital

$8–Unscripted #1 and #2 Digital

$8–Unscripted #1 Physical (local or shipped)

$16–Unscripted #1 and #2 Physical (local or shipped)

$25–Art Pack (local or shipped)

$150–Comic Collector (local or shipped)

Here’s the stretch goals:

$600–Felix art print UNLOCKED

$800–behind-the-scenes PDF with script/thumbnails/character sketches

$1000–art commission by me

$1200–Felix art print

Supporting my Kickstarter also guarantees more goodies. I’ve promised every backer they get more than what’s shown in the tiers and stretch goals. Plus, you get options of variant covers–only through my Kickstarter campaign. When I sale Unscripted online and at comic cons, it’ll only be the standard cover.

If you don’t want my comic but would like to support me another way, please consider sharing this link to your friends, family, social media of whoever enjoys reading slice-of-life comics/graphic novels.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Unscripted 1 and 2 Are Available on #Kickstarter #indiecomics

Today is the day!!! My comics Unscripted #1 and #2 are available on Kickstarter. Interested in backing?

Like promised, here’s a preview 🙂

UNSCRIPTED #1

The Irish pop group, Me Cailinis, is on promotional tours for their upcoming concert. A crazy PR stunt leaves Felix’s bandmates hurt, especially her girlfriend. Can she make it right?

Here’s the first 5 pages:

UNSCRIPTED #2

A night out in New York City leads to blackmail, an altercation, love confession, and a broken heart. Can anything go right for Felix?

Here’s the first 5 pages:

SECURE YOUR COPY HERE

Why Kickstarter?

This is a pre-order opportunity rather than an all-or-nothing plea for funding. The books will be printed (in fact, Unscripted #1 already is!) regardless of this campaign’s success, but I’m using this campaign as an opportunity to properly reward my Unscripted backers and give them some great extras that won’t be available elsewhere.

I’ll have the chance to reward variant covers, art prints, original 11×17 comic pages, art commissions, behind-the-scenes PDF.

potential rewards at different tiers

Shipping costs are charged when you pledge–there will be no question mark over what it will cost and no surprise additional charge will hit you later. With Kickstarter, if my monetary goal is met by the end of 30 days, then your card will be charged. If not, then your card won’t be charged.

Any support helps. If you don’t want to spend any money, please consider sharing my Kickstarter campaign page with anyone interested in slice-of-life comics. Or anyone who is entertained by love triangles, drama, POC characters, LGBT friendly, a main character who is definitely not a Mary Sue.

PLEASE BACK UNSCRIPTED NOW

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Want A Cool Slice-of-Life Comic?

Hola!

How are you? It’s been a long time! Since 2016, I’ve had a dream of publishing a comic or graphic novel. Starting today, my dream is a reality. Unscripted is no longer just a concept: there’s an issue 1 and 2 for you to read as PDFs or physical copies!!!

If you’d like to buy a copy or support me by sharing on your social media, then please click on the link–Unscripted #1 and #2–and sign up on my Kickstarter prelaunch page. There you’ll get news of the day Unscripted is officially available for pre-order!

If you’re not familiar with how Kickstarter works, let me explain. This platform is a great tool to allow anyone, even penniless artists 🙂 , to create the product of their dreams. Together we can raise the sum needed to print the best quality comic ever!

It’s really simple–select one of the rewards and pledge to pay the corresponding amount. If we reach the goal before the 30-day countdown ends, BOOM! You’ll get your reward. You will only be charged if the campaign is successful, so your money is guaranteed to be well spent.

Why am I using Kickstarter?

Whether the Kickstarter campaign is successful or not, I’m printing Unscripted #1 and #2. They’ll ultimately end up on my online comic shop and being sold at comic cons, craft shows. I’m joining Kickstarter so I can get a chance to give readers an option of variant covers, art prints, original black and white 11×17 comic pages, and other goodies. There’s no way I could afford to do any of that without backer support. Kickstarter is like a pre-order site. This allows me to see how many comics I should print, to see how big my audience is.

On launch day (most likely Thursday), I’ll be sharing the first 5 pages of each comic issue to get you excited.

Until then, please consider signing up for my Unscripted #1 and #2 Kickstarter prelaunch page.

Click on the link to watch a under 3-minute tutorial video on how to do that–How To Signup For My Kickstarter Prelaunch Page.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Check Out My Quirky Author Interview On Willow Croft’s Blog

Copyright Image by Granite Grok

Hola! I had fun answering some interesting questions for Willow Croft’s blog. Want to know what I think of UFOs, aliens, ghost sightings, and angel numbers? Then check out my author interview. You might call me quirky, you might call me crazy, you might call me eccentric. I just call myself–me. Life is boring when you’re normal haha.

To check out my author interview, please click on the link: Five Things Friday: Mini-Interview With Author Yawatta Hosby.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

I’ve Been Writing…Just Not What You Think

I’M FREE

Before getting covid on Christmas Eve, I was a busy bee. Nonstop, I was drawing character sketches for my Unscripted graphic novel. In fact, I even drew a 24-page comic in October as a comic’s challenge! Every day, I was working on my script for Unscripted. I don’t show any of that on this blog since it’s for my horror writing, but if you want to check out my progress, I share on my Instagram page and I have a YouTube channel.

After covid, I’m still a busy bee, writing my Unscripted graphic novel script and drawing.

Plus, I created a free newsletter called Inspire. Awaken. In Awe. It shares my spiritual journey. I’m getting out of feeling in a rut by paying attention to the angel numbers coming my way. I’ve been more productive in the past couple of months than what I’ve done in the past year or two. If you’d like to check out my spiritual newsletter, I’d really appreciate it.

This Thursday, I’ll be starting a short story challenge with my writing buddy. I’m excited to get back into the groove of writing fiction again. Anything’s possible. I’m holding on to that 🙂

I LOVE BEING FREE. I can do whatever I want and it feels wonderful!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Urban Legends Getting International Love! Plus, My Personal Guest Post On #BlackLivesMatters!

Sorry, I haven’t been blogging lately. I feel like I’m off and on, which can be a good thing. It means I’m working hard on my writing/art projects. Since it’s October–Spooky Season (woo hoo!!!)–I plan on blogging more to celebrate the countdown to my favorite holiday, Halloween.

I want to thank Deborah J Miles for giving my newest release, Urban Legends, a chance. It’s always cool to see my sales dashboard go international 🙂 Right now, I have readers in the US, UK, Denmark, Australia, and Canada. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Not only did Deborah J Miles give my book a review, she also let me share a personal experience of racism I dealt with at work years ago. It took a lot for me to be vulnerable sharing this…If you want to check out my guest post and check out her book review on Against the Flow Press blog, then please click on the link– Book Review: Urban Legends by Yawatta Hosby

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Twisted Obsession Getting International Love!!! #bookreview #amreadingsuspense

I’m on cloud nine. Being an author with a back list, it’s always great when your old books get love and attention. I published Twisted Obsession back in 2016, and it’s still one of my favorites. I used my middle name for Finia. Plus, the setting was my old childhood home. This story will always have a special place in my heart.

“The atmosphere throughout the entire novella was stifling, creepy and just hung with a sense of foreboding. It is pretty much a dark, twisted tale throughout the whole thing.”–Kimberly Wolkens

I was excited to see the 5-star review on Ginger Nuts of Horror from Kimberly Wolkens! If you want to check out what she said, please click the link: Book Review: Twisted Obsession by Yawatta Hosby.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Thanks #FrightGirlSummer for the Shout Out!!! #WomenInHorror #SupportWomenofColor

I want to thank V. Castro for letting me be a guest on the website, Fright Girl Summer. It’s great how they love to support women who write horror! I like how the genre is gaining in popularity 🙂

Urban Legends - High Resolution

She was nice enough to let me post an excerpt of Urban Legends; plus, my author bio is in the Black Voices Matter section of the website. I’m so excited and very grateful. I can’t believe my shy-self is getting my name out there.

They’re currently looking for books and authors to feature, so if you have any suggestions or want to be featured yourself, please contact them. They’re nice ladies!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Urban Legends Is Here!!! #newrelease #indieauthor #amwritinghorror

I met my deadline and published my new horror novella, Urban Legends, this week. Yea me!!!

Urban Legends - High Resolution

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Gruesome murders, resembling urban legends, take place in a small college town. Wilk, Elena, and Wayne grow suspicious of their Urban Legends professor when their best friend, Savannah, is found dead in her dorm room with ‘Aren’t You Glad You Didn’t Turn on the Lights?’ written in blood on the mirror. Is Professor Stevens a deranged serial killer? Or just a creepy dude? They must find out the truth before they become the next victims.

EXCERPT FROM URBAN LEGENDS:

The shady looking desk clerk with shifty eyes handed him back his driver’s license and credit card. “Sweeney Todd, please enjoy your stay here. Starting at six a.m., you can eat our complimentary breakfast in the lobby.”

Sweeney Todd stood at the hotel’s front desk in sunglasses, a navy blazer, and combat boots. He smiled and put his cards into his leather wallet. “Thank you.”

Popluck was a town, located five miles from the annoying college town of Independence. Popluck didn’t suffer from tourists. Less people meant less chances of being spotted.

He stepped into the elevator. Men wearing business suits and a few casual couples already stood inside it. He pretended to text on his iPhone, so as to not bring attention to himself.

With no overnight bag, he strolled down the hallway, as the lights flickered on and off, until he reached Room 24. He didn’t plan on spending the night. Why stay in a roach motel when he had a cozy bed at home he could sleep in?

After letting himself in with the card key, he switched on the lights. His gaze scanned the room–a king-sized bed with cheap linens, a dusty dresser with a busted television, a broken remote, a blinking alarm clock, and a carpet covered with black spots.

He sighed and closed the door. When he plopped down on the bed, he texted: Room 24.

I’ll be there shortly, came her reply.

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Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

Urban Legends Cover Reveal!!! #amwritinghorror

COMING SOON:

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I really want to thank my beta-readers, Tomeka and Penny, for reading my earlier draft to help me see if Urban Legends was scary enough. I also want to think the Weekend Writing Warriors and my other blogging friends who took the time to support my writing. Also, thank you Chrys Fey, my editor. Her developmental notes really helped me add more mystery to my horror novel.

I hope you guys are excited for Urban Legends because it’s coming soon!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby