When everything isn’t on fire, I do a lot of fun things with my monthly patreon, which you can find here. I do a read along, which tends to average once a week, but sometimes has x3 a week when I’m behind and everything is on fire… like right now. (I have to finish cleaning my apartment, get a big batch of books out from the kickstarter, AND decide how we’re handling the refrigerator drama.)
The refrigerator… is working properly again. The fan has kicked back on, it’s maintaining temperature perfectly… I have zero symptoms of a problem. It just one day decided, “Fuck you, bitch!” and ruined all my food. Then it went back to good behavior. So that makes it really hard to get maintenance to FIX it… Argh, argh, argh. (Everything is on fire, everything is on fire, everything is on fire…)
You know those temperature guns used for cooking? I have one of those, so now I just shoot my fridge with a gun twice a day to make sure everything is fine… But we’re changing our food shopping ways, and we’re honestly liking it.
… wait, I just squirreled myself right off a cliff about food shopping rather than… patreon stuff.
So, the patreon.
I will be working to better write out the tier sections, as I’ve made adjustments over time. But, here’s basically how it works.
$2 tier: This is the tip jar. You get one read along project as we go, but you don’t get any copies of any books via bookfunnel, etc. You get news, and rarely, I open Q&As to everyone. You also get any short stories I write.
$5 tier: You get up to two read alongs at once, special news, some additional access to stuff over the tip jar, plus everything the tip jar gets.
$10: You get new releases from all pen names that fall in the $4.99 to $7.99 range that is not an anthology. (Note: Bonus short stories do not make something an anthology, nor do special circumstances like the 101 Ways to Die release.) Delivery (unlike the per novel) is done via a post with the files you can download AND through bookfunnel. Per novel (other) will be ONLY through a message with your bookfunnel link. This is due to how the payments work out. (The monthly patreon pays up front, the other one pays only when a charged post happens and they’re a member.) This keeps people from joining to grab the free book and then bailing with it on the per novel patreon. As people have to pay before they access on the per novel, they have access to the book just as a straight download.
$25: You get sneak peeks, pilots, etc, and some other cool shit as I decide.
$100: You get everything the previous tiers do, but you’ll occasionally get a bonus read along when I have something fun I want to pilot and/or whatever I feel. I need to get back to drawing, but y’all will get line art for coloring pages and shit like that, too.
I’m a bit cussy today, sorry.
The monthly patreon is for those who want all the perks, and I recommend you do the $10 tier unless you really want the sneak peeks and pilots, in which case the $25 tier is what you want. You know how creators will do the “Eh, nobody will do the $100 tiers, but I’ll offer it anyway?” thing? That is what happened with that tier, and it’s all cool. I’m going to see if I can do anything cool with my photography to offer special presents to those in the $100 tier. If I were to do a photography book, the $100 tier folks would be those who’d get first crack at it.
Both of my novel patreons will receive the standard vendor bonus story, plus I include a special author’s note at the end of the patreon only ones that go behind the scenes of writing the book. (They aren’t super long, but it’s just a nice tidbit I do enjoy including.)