Artemisia is creating a Book, Videos, Society, and Performances!
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Hi - Thank you for stopping by! Let me tell you a bit about myself. A writer / composer / actor / lecturer, I have written 8 books, 6 already published in 12 different languages. I have recorded 3 albums and 2 professional music videos, and lectured or performed around the world. But I want to go further, take hold of my career and see projects to fruition that I know are worth the time and effort.

PROJECT #1:  SEX AND THE SINGLE ASPIE--my new book--COMPLETED!!

This was my 1st pattern project and it is done. Release date is May 21, 2018 from JKP/Hachette. The search for love is really the search for self, but this book touches on so many things--feminism, ageism, sexism, orgasms, gender politics, what it means to be a man, a woman, a sensitive, thinking creature who really likes sex and is tired of being in love with the idea of love. Thanks to my supporters, I had the courage to finish the book and present it to my publisher who signed it. I think it might be the first book of its kind--a sexually explicit memoir written from the perspective of a woman on the autism spectrum.

PROJECT #2: DYING STAR--The Book and the Play. The book has just been completed and has been sent off to my publisher JKP but they may not publish it--it is a departure from my other works--in which case I will search for another or self-publish. It is the prequel to Sex, a sort of fairy-tale romance gone Grimm, and I think it is my most powerful work.
The play was a one-act, one woman show that debuted in Athens Greece Sept 22 2017 and was a success. Now, I want to perform it in other venues with hyper titles and I may even adapt it to a 2-person full length play. With a $1 pledge, you can read the book NOW and help fund this enterprise.
You can hear the soundtrack music here.
Read about the play here and see pics (news/reviews coming soon): www.artemisia.space/dying-star-a-play/
Cover/logo by supporter Paula Carreira:

PROJECT #3: NEW MUSIC VIDEOS - here are 2 I have already done:

And another shot in Dijon; France : https://youtu.be/6tGiFHF1Ew4

I'd love to do 2 more in the near future, I have a number of video-worthy songs but need to be able to pay for proper productions. In the past I did some pretty awful homemade ones; time to step it up.


PROJECT #4: THE INTERNATIONAL ASPERGIRL® SOCIETY
I am the president and founder of The International Aspergirl® Society  and Help4aspergers, both sites are resources to help people on the autism spectrum around the world lead more fulfilling lives. The society has a low cost membership but one gets a lot for it incl private sessions with me. Still it's very time-consuming and I have overhead (web, graphics, writers, unpaid volunteers I'd like to pay). I'd also, once I reach a certain level of support, I would like to hold the world's first IAS conference in europe. This would be brilliant!!



PROJECT #5: PERFORMANCES IN PARIS AND EUROPE:
I have taken a break from writing books and have been performing my music in Paris to great responses so far. Have been invited to play shows but live music does not get paid unless a band is huge and I am, alas, still relatively unknown in this. Your wee donation can help ,e get a band together, make posters, do live shows such as this at La Cave Cafe:




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My writing name was Rudy Simone in case you didn't know, but I have changed it (as artists tend to do) to Artemisia, to stay fresh creatively; to be reborn.
Please help me to bring my arts and services to my network of fans, members, supporters and admirers as affordably as possible. I am not married, nor do I have any sort of financial support from family. I work about 70 hours a week or more on all these various projects.
Rewards
Eternal Gratitude and good karma
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
This would be a great way to say "keep up the good work" without breaking a sweat or your budget. If loads of people did it, my financial issues would be solved in no time. 
Plus, you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published!!
Membership to the International Aspergirl® Society
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
  • This reward is for women on the spectrum only. This will get you membership into the International Aspergirl® Society at the basic level. You get all the benefits of membership, which include a private Skype session with me, group video Hangouts, private videos, articles and more. (Visit www.aspergirlsociety.org for more info)
  • Plus all previous rewards-- you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published!!
One album + Membership to the IAS if you qualify.
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Plus:
  • You get a copy of one of my albums for download.
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published, and Membership to the International Aspergirl Society IF you qualify!!
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
Membership to the International Aspergirl® Society (Premium Level)
$6 or more per month 4 patrons
  • This reward is for women on the spectrum only. This will get you membership into the International Aspergirl® Society at the PREMIUM level. You get all the benefits of membership, which include 2 private Skype sessions with me, group video Hangouts, private videos, articles and more. (Visit www.aspergirlsociety.org for more info)
  • Plus all previous rewards: you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published, and Membership to the International Aspergirl Society IF you qualify, Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support. and an album!!
Two Albums +
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Plus:
  • You get a copy of 2 of my albums for download. 
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 2 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
All my music
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Plus:

  • You get a copy of all my albums for download.That's three albums, plus a few hidden track, about 28 in total. 
  • Plus all previous rewards: you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published, and Membership to the International Aspergirl Society IF you qualify, and a Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support!!
Live Video Hangout
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Plus

  • I am a frequent Skyper with fans. I run a club and members get an hour with me as part of their membership. I'd be happy to spend some time with you chatting from my kitchen, having a cuppa, talking about life, music, art, philosophy, whatever! Once a month or less, as you wish. 
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Your private chanteuse
$40 or more per month 1 patron
I will learn a song of your choice and perform it for you on a video you can keep. After a few months, I will do another. 
  • 3 Album downloads
  • A Skype chat or consultation 
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Become an Official Sponsor of The International Aspergirl® Society
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Sponsors till now have included therapists around the globe who believe in my work to support and unite women on the spectrum. But any individual can become a sponsor. So can small businesses, esp those conducted online or in an area where we have a cluster of members.
  • Benefits include your name, logo, bio and image on our website and monthly newsletter as well as an occasional feature if you agree to it. People in related fields can contribute content if appropriate.
  • My Society has been in existence for over a year, comprises members in over a dozen countries and takes up the bulk of my time. I run videochats, I skype one-on-one with each member at least once, and manage the website and content myself. Your sponsorship helps keep it going! you can visit www.aspergirlsociety.org for more info. This would put you at the Gold Level Sponsorship. 
  • Plus previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published!! 
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Two CDs + one download album + Private song + Skype
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 2 CDs
  • 1 Digital album 
  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
All my books (5+)
$65 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed copy of all my published books, in your language where possible, sent to your door. New ones too, when they become available.

 

  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
In-house concert
$70 or more per month 0 patrons
  • People are always surprised when I play for them because most people know me through my books and don't realize I was singing and writing music long before. Have a listen to my songs and see. If you are in my city, I will come to your home and do a one hour concert for you. If you are far away, I will come after 15 months or so of payments. I love to travel, meet people, and play music. 
  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Professional Training Course--working with people with Aspergers
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
I have been training Professionals around the world to better understand their clients on the autism spectrum. The cost of my course is $450 but you can get it and take it at your leisure for this monthly rate, 
  • Plus the 4 optional modules that come with the course 
  • A copy of all my books, in your language where possible, sent to your door. 
  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Goals
44 of 175 patrons
I will mount my play DYING STAR in various cities. It debuts in Athens but I want to take it to Paris, Rome, NY and elsewhere. This  will require expenditure--even though it is essentially a one woman show it requires venue and crew and I have ideas for expansion. 
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Hi - Thank you for stopping by! Let me tell you a bit about myself. A writer / composer / actor / lecturer, I have written 8 books, 6 already published in 12 different languages. I have recorded 3 albums and 2 professional music videos, and lectured or performed around the world. But I want to go further, take hold of my career and see projects to fruition that I know are worth the time and effort.

PROJECT #1:  SEX AND THE SINGLE ASPIE--my new book--COMPLETED!!

This was my 1st pattern project and it is done. Release date is May 21, 2018 from JKP/Hachette. The search for love is really the search for self, but this book touches on so many things--feminism, ageism, sexism, orgasms, gender politics, what it means to be a man, a woman, a sensitive, thinking creature who really likes sex and is tired of being in love with the idea of love. Thanks to my supporters, I had the courage to finish the book and present it to my publisher who signed it. I think it might be the first book of its kind--a sexually explicit memoir written from the perspective of a woman on the autism spectrum.

PROJECT #2: DYING STAR--The Book and the Play. The book has just been completed and has been sent off to my publisher JKP but they may not publish it--it is a departure from my other works--in which case I will search for another or self-publish. It is the prequel to Sex, a sort of fairy-tale romance gone Grimm, and I think it is my most powerful work.
The play was a one-act, one woman show that debuted in Athens Greece Sept 22 2017 and was a success. Now, I want to perform it in other venues with hyper titles and I may even adapt it to a 2-person full length play. With a $1 pledge, you can read the book NOW and help fund this enterprise.
You can hear the soundtrack music here.
Read about the play here and see pics (news/reviews coming soon): www.artemisia.space/dying-star-a-play/
Cover/logo by supporter Paula Carreira:

PROJECT #3: NEW MUSIC VIDEOS - here are 2 I have already done:

And another shot in Dijon; France : https://youtu.be/6tGiFHF1Ew4

I'd love to do 2 more in the near future, I have a number of video-worthy songs but need to be able to pay for proper productions. In the past I did some pretty awful homemade ones; time to step it up.


PROJECT #4: THE INTERNATIONAL ASPERGIRL® SOCIETY
I am the president and founder of The International Aspergirl® Society  and Help4aspergers, both sites are resources to help people on the autism spectrum around the world lead more fulfilling lives. The society has a low cost membership but one gets a lot for it incl private sessions with me. Still it's very time-consuming and I have overhead (web, graphics, writers, unpaid volunteers I'd like to pay). I'd also, once I reach a certain level of support, I would like to hold the world's first IAS conference in europe. This would be brilliant!!



PROJECT #5: PERFORMANCES IN PARIS AND EUROPE:
I have taken a break from writing books and have been performing my music in Paris to great responses so far. Have been invited to play shows but live music does not get paid unless a band is huge and I am, alas, still relatively unknown in this. Your wee donation can help ,e get a band together, make posters, do live shows such as this at La Cave Cafe:




___
My writing name was Rudy Simone in case you didn't know, but I have changed it (as artists tend to do) to Artemisia, to stay fresh creatively; to be reborn.
Please help me to bring my arts and services to my network of fans, members, supporters and admirers as affordably as possible. I am not married, nor do I have any sort of financial support from family. I work about 70 hours a week or more on all these various projects.

Recent posts by Artemisia

Rewards
Eternal Gratitude and good karma
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
This would be a great way to say "keep up the good work" without breaking a sweat or your budget. If loads of people did it, my financial issues would be solved in no time. 
Plus, you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published!!
Membership to the International Aspergirl® Society
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
  • This reward is for women on the spectrum only. This will get you membership into the International Aspergirl® Society at the basic level. You get all the benefits of membership, which include a private Skype session with me, group video Hangouts, private videos, articles and more. (Visit www.aspergirlsociety.org for more info)
  • Plus all previous rewards-- you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published!!
One album + Membership to the IAS if you qualify.
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Plus:
  • You get a copy of one of my albums for download.
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published, and Membership to the International Aspergirl Society IF you qualify!!
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
Membership to the International Aspergirl® Society (Premium Level)
$6 or more per month 4 patrons
  • This reward is for women on the spectrum only. This will get you membership into the International Aspergirl® Society at the PREMIUM level. You get all the benefits of membership, which include 2 private Skype sessions with me, group video Hangouts, private videos, articles and more. (Visit www.aspergirlsociety.org for more info)
  • Plus all previous rewards: you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published, and Membership to the International Aspergirl Society IF you qualify, Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support. and an album!!
Two Albums +
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Plus:
  • You get a copy of 2 of my albums for download. 
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 2 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
All my music
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Plus:

  • You get a copy of all my albums for download.That's three albums, plus a few hidden track, about 28 in total. 
  • Plus all previous rewards: you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published, and Membership to the International Aspergirl Society IF you qualify, and a Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support!!
Live Video Hangout
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Plus

  • I am a frequent Skyper with fans. I run a club and members get an hour with me as part of their membership. I'd be happy to spend some time with you chatting from my kitchen, having a cuppa, talking about life, music, art, philosophy, whatever! Once a month or less, as you wish. 
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Your private chanteuse
$40 or more per month 1 patron
I will learn a song of your choice and perform it for you on a video you can keep. After a few months, I will do another. 
  • 3 Album downloads
  • A Skype chat or consultation 
  • All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Become an Official Sponsor of The International Aspergirl® Society
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Sponsors till now have included therapists around the globe who believe in my work to support and unite women on the spectrum. But any individual can become a sponsor. So can small businesses, esp those conducted online or in an area where we have a cluster of members.
  • Benefits include your name, logo, bio and image on our website and monthly newsletter as well as an occasional feature if you agree to it. People in related fields can contribute content if appropriate.
  • My Society has been in existence for over a year, comprises members in over a dozen countries and takes up the bulk of my time. I run videochats, I skype one-on-one with each member at least once, and manage the website and content myself. Your sponsorship helps keep it going! you can visit www.aspergirlsociety.org for more info. This would put you at the Gold Level Sponsorship. 
  • Plus previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new All previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published!! 
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Two CDs + one download album + Private song + Skype
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • 2 CDs
  • 1 Digital album 
  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
All my books (5+)
$65 or more per month 0 patrons
A signed copy of all my published books, in your language where possible, sent to your door. New ones too, when they become available.

 

  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
In-house concert
$70 or more per month 0 patrons
  • People are always surprised when I play for them because most people know me through my books and don't realize I was singing and writing music long before. Have a listen to my songs and see. If you are in my city, I will come to your home and do a one hour concert for you. If you are far away, I will come after 15 months or so of payments. I love to travel, meet people, and play music. 
  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.
Professional Training Course--working with people with Aspergers
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
I have been training Professionals around the world to better understand their clients on the autism spectrum. The cost of my course is $450 but you can get it and take it at your leisure for this monthly rate, 
  • Plus the 4 optional modules that come with the course 
  • A copy of all my books, in your language where possible, sent to your door. 
  • Most previous rewards --you get to see videos (music or other) ahead of the general public and get to read my new Manuscripts "Sex and the Single Aspie" and "Dying Star" before they are published,
  • Hard copy of Sex after I reach my goal and after 6 mos. of support.
  • 3 Album downloads
  • Membership to the International Aspergirl Society if you qualify.