I love crafting stories. It is a transcendent experience for me, to craft tales that people genuinely enjoy reading. Unfortunately, keeping up the pace I that I want to is not always entirely smooth sailing. I knew there would be plenty of small expenses to keep this dream alive and I fully embrace them. But for anyone who has found my site and enjoyed my collection of flash fiction, short stories, reviews, thoughts and musings, I will ask you to consider helping me to keep the lights on and the content coming.
I have created a Patreon page for precisely this reason. I have spent a fair amount of time deciding what kind of benefits I would offer for the various levels of support, and as a result of that thought I have come up with the following five tiers.
- Copper: This tier is $2.00 a month and will give the patron access to exclusive flash fiction released on my Patreon page.
- Bronze: This tier is $5.00 a month and will include the reward available to the Copper tier plus access to drafts of my published novels and short stories.
- Silver: This tier is $25.00 a month and will include the rewards available to the Bronze tier plus custom swag including.
- Immediately: A stress reliever
- After Three months: A coffee mug
- After Six months: An aluminum water bottle
- After Nine months: A fleece blanket
- After Twelve months: A custom hardcover book of eleven of my flash fiction stories, published either on the blog or on Patreon plus a custom one written especially for the patron
- Every twelve months the patron will receive a signed hardcover copy of any of my published novels, or collected short stories.
- Gold: This tier is $35.00 a month and will include the rewards available to the Silver tier, though the frequency of the signed hardcover books will increase, plus the following:
- Immediately: Be named in the acknowledgments of all future work
- Immediately: Bi-monthly thirty-minute group phone calls with me via Discord
- Every six months the patron will receive a signed hardcover copy of any of my published novels, or collected short stories.
- Diamond: This tier is $50.00 a month and will include the rewards available to the Gold tier, though the frequency of the signed hardcover books will increase, plus the following:
- Immediate: Guide the flash fiction posts I write by providing story prompts
- Six Months: Become an alpha reader for future short stories & novels.
- Twelve Months: Become a character in upcoming work.
- Every four months the patron will receive a signed hardcover copy of any of my published books, or collected short stories.
On my Become A Patreon page I go into more details for each tier. So, please visit the page and consider what you can give if you enjoy the content that I create and want to help keep it coming. One last note for those who love the feel of a hardcover book, the Silver, Gold and Diamond tiers will be the best way to get a hardcover copy of my novels and short stories.