If you’re a regular reader here, you know that in June 2011, I left a corporate 9 to 5 to be a full-time #LifewithAutism parent and do freelance work and focus on my own writing. It’s been six years of ups and downs. But, it’s mostly been good in hindsight. However, now the call for my own work is stronger than my ability to support myself (and my contributions to my family’s homestead). I don’t have the time to churn out as much fiction as I like because my freelance stuff keeps me busy most work days. Our intentional living on a rural homestead the others.
Two years ago, several folks suggested I do Patreon. But it wasn’t until last month when I launched Wilderness Rim: Echo Falls, Book One that it seemed like the right time to do such a thing. The reception to this particular work of mine has been so great and I’d like to keep churning out more for my readers, for my future readers. But, I need time. Paid time. Enter Patreon.
Patreon works off the old-school method of benefactors supporting individual artists. Michelangelo, Bach, heck even Shakespeare, had people who supported their artistic endeavors, so they could work and still live. Not sure why we got away from that method of supporting the arts, but I’m grateful that Patreon exists and is bringing that sanity to working as an artist, in my case an author.
So today, another launch in my life as a full-time author. I’m hoping to add more rewards and stuff than what’s listed here, but this is only the beginning. Just like in June 2011, we were just beginning the journey that brought us to Book One in the Echo Falls series.
If you’d like to support weird fiction, especially stories that focus around bigfoot, aliens, ghosts, demons, and all manner of odd, then click on my Patreon, and get in the fun. If you have suggestions for rewards for any level of tiered support, please don’t hesitate. I can alter and edit my Patreon as it grows and matures. Like I said above, I hope to make being a regular monthly supporter of my work worth it in whatever way possible.
Thanks for reading.
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