Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ian Somerhalder Foundation Book Club

Serendipity can take you to the strangest of places . . .

Last year I made a small online contribution to ISF and moments later, to my surprise, I got an email from the CEO. She happened to be online at the same moment and noticed my name come through. Turns out the ISF CEO is a Kim too, Kim Klingler to be exact. We exchanged a flurry of emails that morning (for me) and evening (for her).

After we got over our serendipitous names (and some common interests and astrological placements), she asked me what inspired me to donate. I told her about the series I was writing and my concern with issues of environment, extinction, technology, consciousness, geo-engineering, education . . . She said she'd put them on her TBR list as soon as she got a chance.

We chatted off and on over the months until in January 2012 I got an email that floored me. She was swearing up a storm, (mouth like a sailor that woman) frothing over how much she loved the books! She’d read Path of the Stray in two days and thought it was everything she’d ever wanted to incorporate into an eco-education-enlightened-law-of-attraction-entertainment-sex-magic-epic SF/fantasy series and asked if I would like to collaborate with ISF.

I said Hell YES and the results is the Ian Somerhalder Foundation Book Club featuring Path of the Stray. If you haven't seen the trailer yet, have a peek.

I want everyone at Supernatural Underground to feel personally invited to join me, Ian, Kim Klingler and all the ISF Team at where we are creating a community think tank, talking about characters we love, (or love to hate), discussing the scenes and events that move us, and playing with ideas that support our connection to all life, the environment, mind, body, spirit, personal power, law of attraction, astrology, magic, self-awareness and consciousness.  I'm donating all proceeds from Path of the Stray to the IS Foundation. They are making a difference to the whole world!

Hot vampire AND eco-evangelist, advocate for endangered species and environments! What's not to love?

Kim Falconer is a Supernatural Underground author writing epic science fantasy novels set in the worlds of Earth and Gaela. Kim’s latest series is Quantum Encryption.

You can find out more about her at or her blog The 11th House. She posts here on the 16th of every month.


Helen Lowe said...

Hi Kim,

Sorry I've only just gotten over here--as you know it was a huge day for me with the Reddit AMA with Robin Hobb but I am also really excited for this new initiative you're doing with 'The Path of the Stray' and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation Book Club. It really sounds amazing, Kim.

And hey, I love your trailer, too: it's very cool and really "speaks" to the overall 'feel' of the book. Exciting times--I shall have to come over and say "hi" at the ISFBC as well...

Pamela Palmer said...

Very exciting, Kim! And the book looks amazing. Love the trailer music. ; )

AA Bell said...

WOW, What a huge month for you, Kim!... All this AND short-listed for the HEMMING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in SF & Fantasy Themes!

Fingers crossed that you win with "Road to the Soul"!

It's SOOOOOOOOO Good!!!!!!!!

Kim Falconer said...

Helen! Thank you for dropping in! It was wild at the AMA Reddit. You had a fab crowd and so many questions. So exciting.

I am thrilled about this project with ISF. It's an honour to work with such an amazing organization.

So glad you like the trailer!

Kim Falconer said...

Pamela! lol I thought you might like the music.

(Everyone, unbeknownst to us, Pamela and I have the same sound track on our book trailers! Check hers out and compare)

Kim Falconer said...

Anita! YOU are nominate for the Norma K Hemming as well AND up for a chance to win it two years running!

I am so chuffed to be shortlisted! I'll be doing a happy dance if either of us win!

AA Bell said...

LOL... yeah, but statistically, it's never been won twice in a row, and if it goes to anyone else, I want it to be a friend with a book I personally love!! If they'd let me vote, you'd have mine, Kim, no hesitation!

Read it, gang... if u don't, u have no idea what ur missing!!!

Kim Falconer said...

Anita! Thank you! Feeling's mutual. Your series is amazing, provocative and award deserving. I'm in good company!