Nova Sparks

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About Nova Sparks

My name is Nova Sparks and I love science fiction! I was born and raised in the Bronx of New York City. I grew up watching and reading everything science fiction, horror, and fantasy and quickly became a fanatic! It wasn’t until I was a teenager when I realized none of my favorite and beloved characters on television, movies, and storybooks looked like me. The older I got, the more I understood, through my own experiences, that the lack of representation of people of color in TV/films really has an effect on the minds of the youth.
In my senior year of High School, I made the decision to set myself on a journey to make sure that our children have the opportunity to see themselves in the stories they will grow to love. Ten years, three books, and a podcast later, I’m still dedicated to telling these stories. I don’t care how corny this sounds, but I have always been a strong believer that science fiction and fantasy genres will help save the world.

Here's a little more about what it is that I do:

I am an author, screenwriter, singer/songwriter, and podcast host. My bestselling science fiction series is called the DOME trilogy and has been ranked #2 on Amazon.com. Although I have been writing for as long as I can remember, I officially began my writing career in 2007 when I wrote my first television treatment for a science fiction show that I desperately wanted to air on HBO. I eventually decided to adapt my treatment as a sci-fi trilogy and developed the DOME series.





The first two books (the DOME and the DOMErevelation) are both available for sale on Amazon for Kindle and paperback. I am currently working on book 3 (the DOMEresistance) and it is nearing completion. 

Writing books and creating is easy, but making it as close to perfect as possible for your readers takes a lot of time and a lot of money. I am 100% self-published which means aside from writing/creating, I must also come out-of-pocket for editing services (multiple times for the same work), formatting (sometimes multiple times for the same work), book cover designs, etc. With your pledge, you can help me do the following:

1) Continue publishing books:
  • editing ($200 - $400+ per book)
  • book formatting ($200+ per book)
  • book cover designs ($299+ per book)
2) Marketing/Promotion
  • Social media ads ($50+)
  • website maintenance ($180+/yr)
3) Table/Vending at conventions ($200+ ea)

With the release of each book series I publish, I plan to release an accompanying soundtrack that will embody the feel and vibe of the worlds and characters I've built. All music will be written and performed by myself and other featured artists with music by a small team of producers/audio engineers. With your pledge, you can help me do the following:

1) Rent studio sessions ($20+/hr)

2) Hire producers/audio engineers ($150+)

3) Licensing, etc... ($150+)

In addition to authoring books and producing soundtracks, I am also working on a scripted audio show that I will release in the near future. Here is what I will need:

1) Professional editing software ($199+)

2) Actors ($500+)

3) Marketing/Promotion ($50+)

Lastly, I am the event curator and creators of BLERDSmeet!



BLERDSmeet is an event series designed to foster a community of BLERD creators nationwide! Please do not confuse us with a convention. BLERDSmeet is a way for writers, content creators, filmmakers, artists, etc. to get together and do what we do best, CONNECT and CREATE!
If you are a creator who is passionate about diversity come eat, drink, share ideas, and collaborate with other creators! I send out an invitation for BLERDSmeet once every 2-3 months so you DO NOT want to miss this when it comes around! As of now, we are operating entirely in the greater New York City area, but we are in talks to expand with likeminded trailblazers outside of New York state.

Keep in mind that this event series is about more than just networking. It is about creating lasting friendships and relationships that will help us improve the impact of People of Color representation in entertainment and the arts. Come ready to discuss with like-minded individuals your plan for world domination, and let’s work together to crush our goals!

Everything that I do and create will be published and produced under my company, intheNOVA



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A private listening session of the DOME soundtrack
Live Q&A chat about the DOME trilogy. Ask me anything!
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