Georgina Kamsika


About Me

Display Name

Georgina Kamsika

Twitter Handle

@thessilian

Website

http://www.kamsika.com

What I Write

Writing Sample

“Are you even listening to me, Nina?”
Nina ducked low in the back seat of the car, pushing her headphones in tighter. She was more concerned about not being seen than anything her mother had to say. The route to her nanna’s went past her college. It was a weekday and her friends should be gossiping in the canteen, but knowing her luck she might get spotted by someone heading to a class.
College was great. Everyone thought she looked European, Mediterranean maybe; Greek or Italian. Not like school where the white kids called her Paki and the desi kids called her coconut—brown on the outside, white on the inside.

Excerpt from my short story Saṃsara in Not So Stories.

What I Write

Speculative fiction. There’s a rumour that I like to destroy the world, but you can’t believe everything you hear. I’ve been quite nice lately.

Publications

Novel: Goddess of the North

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

1) To write at least 500 words of new fiction a day during the six weeks Clarion West workshop.

2) To post a twitter progress report once a week to ensure sponsors are kept up to date.

Fundraising Goals

I have no idea how much I can raise, but I’d like to follow the crowdfunding idea of offering incentives for sponsors.

1$ or more (Unlimited) Progress
All sponsors receive my weekly progress reports. This will be to blog/twitter, but if you don’t mind a weekly email, please indicate & I’ll email you.

$10 (Unlimited) Sample
Sponsors who donate 10$ or more will receive via email a sample of the words written that week. This can be selected up to four times, for a maximum of 4 different samples (e.g., a sponsor who donates $30-39.99 will receive 3 writing samples; $40-49.99 gets you 4 samples).

$50 (0 of 3) Tuckerisation
Name a minor character – a name, personality, etc to be added into the novel I’m working on. I’ll work with you to ensure the character fits the setting and genre (Sci-fi). But if you want yourself (or a person of your choice with their consent) immortalised – now is the time!