Ben Wolf

is creating Incredible Stories

1

patron

$4

per month
At the age of nine, Ben Wolf slayed his first dragon.

As the dragon perished, it bequeathed a measure of its power to Ben.

It told him, "You now have the ability to lie more creatively than any other being on this planet--except for politicians. Use this power wisely." 

The dragon died with one final puff of smoke from its lungs, but Ben Wolf lived on.

For years, Ben honed his craft. At the age of twelve, he lied to his sister about having thrown darts at a poster of her favorite boy band.

At the age of sixteen, he lied to a policeman who'd pulled him over for speeding, and it got him out of a ticket.

At the age of eighteen, he lied to himself about what a good decision it was to go to Bible college and major in Pastoral Studies (that one has come back to haunt him several times).

Given the unique power he'd inherited from the dying dragon, Ben Wolf had expected his life to look very different from how it did when he turned twenty-three.

Then the dragon's words regarding his power returned to him: "Use this power wisely."

The truth was, Ben hadn't been using the magnificent power wisely. He'd been using it for personal gain, and to dig himself out of bad situations (or, in the case of Bible college, to get himself into them).

So he asked himself, "What would be a wise way to use this power?"

At that very moment, a bus drove past the street in front of him. On its side was emblazoned the phrase, "You should write a novel!"

Having graduated from Bible college a year earlier, Ben took it as a divine message. What's more, he'd already written one novel at that point, and he'd enjoyed it, so he figured he might as well write a few more.

That was 2009. Now, more than ten years later, Ben has written north of ten books, including an award-winning children's book and an award-winning novel.

Awards are great, but what Ben has found even more reassuring is the consistently great feedback he's gotten from readers. They've raved about his work and told him he was the best, most creative liar they'd ever heard of.

So now Ben is on the cusp of making serious headway with his lying skills. His debut fantasy saga, the Blood Mercenaries series of dark/epic/sword & sorcery novels, is raking in tons of stellar reviews from readers everywhere.

And now you can be a part of his creative lying journey. If you've read Ben Wolf's work, love him as a person, or plain old just think he's a handsome guy (he is, and he is now making it known that it wasn't him who wrote this (but it was actually him)), then contribute to his Patreon page today.

You'll be among the FIRST to read his new stories when they come out, and you'll get special access to Ben and his creative lies that normal, unenlightened folk won't get.

So sign up to support Ben Wolf through his Patreon today. Do it now!

Ben, who we swear didn't write this, thanks you.
Tiers
Featherwing
$5 or more per month

Featherwings is a term from the Blood Mercenaries series used to describe wyvern riders in training. Here on Patreon, they're folks who've pledged $5 per month to support Ben Wolf.

Featherwings will receive:


  • Access to Ben Wolf's reader e-newsletter, which comes out sporadically (but usually at least once a month).

    This newsletter is where you'll hear all about how you can get EARLY ACCESS to Ben Wolf's new projects, as well as sales, promotions, and giveaways.
  • Access to The Ben Wolf Pack, a private Facebook group ONLY accessible to readers of Ben Wolf's work and Patreon supporters.
  • A digital copy of Ironglade, the debut story in the Blood Mercenaries Origins series.
Leatherwing
$15 or more per month

In the Blood Mercenaries series, Leatherwings are full-fledged wyvern knights. Here, they're courageous folks who pledge $15 per month to support Ben Wolf's creative lying habits.

As my way of saying thank you, Leatherwings get access to:


  • A digital copy of my award-winning children's book, I'd Punch a Lion in His Eye for You, a story about a father's love for his son.
  • They also get a digital copy of my thrilling sci-fi short story, S1-R3N, about a battle-ready cyborg prototype who goes on a killing rampage.

    Can its creator stop it? Or will it kill everyone? Read it and find out!
  • Leatherwings also get Fissure, the opening chapter to The Ghost Mine, Ben Wolf's Aliens-esque sci-fi/horror novel.
  • Last of all, the names all contributors, from the Leatherwing tier all the way up to the highest tier will have their names printed in the acknowledgement section each book and story I publish from from this point on.
Steelwing
$25 or more per month

Steelwings are esteemed officers in the Imperial Wyvern Knight Corps. They lead squads of Leatherwings, and they possess advanced leadership skills and superior good looks, just like the  amazing people who have pledged $25 to support Ben Wolf here on Patreon.

In addition to the benefits offered at the Featherwing and Leatherwing tiers, Steelwings receive:


  • Digital access to Ben Wolf's action-packed sci-fi/horror novel, The Ghost Mine.

    You'll want to read it with the lights on--that's how scary it is! And also, it can be hard to read in the dark.
  • Digital access to all four of the Blood Mercenaries Origins novellas (starting with Ironglade).
  • A new short story every month!
Silverwing
$50 or more per month

Silverwings are high-ranking, ultra-intelligent, wildly powerful wyvern knights who command entire armies. And on Patreon, all of those things might also be true, plus they've pledged $50 in monthly contributions.

In addition to the benefits offered at the previous tiers, Silverwings will receive the following perks:


  • Silverwings get one free print copy of each novel published by Ben Wolf (maximum of 1 book per month, 12 books per year) mailed to them anywhere in the continental United States.

    (Note: if an ebook is published and there isn't a print book version published with it, that book will not count toward this benefit. Some other restrictions may also apply. Please provide your address so I can make sure to get your books to you as soon as I receive my own copies!)
  • Digital access to sixty-nine (69) unique magazine issues of excellent flash fiction stories (various authors, various genres) published by Ben Wolf's publishing company, Splickety Publishing Group, over the years.

    That's HUNDREDS of free stories for you to read, and they're all included!
  • A live video Q+A session with Ben Wolf once per year reserved for ONLY Silverwing (and above) supporters.
  • Guaranteed face-time with Ben Wolf to chat about his books and stories at any live event where he is scheduled to attend (follow this page and social media pages closely for updates, and then contact him to try to align the stars accordingly).

    This may also include special access to other Ben Wolf events and meet-ups where Ben Wolf is present--check specific event pages for info!

    (Note: Some restrictions will apply. I will do my best to chat with any Silverwing who schedules a time to meet with me, though it may not be for long, depending on the demands of the event itself.)
Goldwing
$100 or more per month

Goldwings are living legends of the air. They rule the skies and lay waste to anyone who dares to stand in their way. They are unstoppable--as are the generous patrons who pledge $100 of monthly support to Ben Wolf here on Patreon.

For their utmost dedication and loyalty, Goldwings will receive (in addition to all the benefits described in previous tiers):


  • One complimentary print copy of each book published in print by Ben Wolf for as long as they are Goldwings (even if that number exceeds 1 per month or 12 per year).

    (Note: if an ebook is published and there isn't a print book version published with it, that book will not count toward this benefit. Some other restrictions may also apply. Please provide your address so I can make sure to get your books to you as soon as I receive my own copies!)
  • Advance access to digital copies of the books, novellas, and short stories I publish BEFORE anyone else reads them.
  • A personalized invitation to become a member of my Beta reader team (meaning you'll potentially have an impact on how and where my stories go since you'll be among the first to read them).
  • A special monthly update via video or email (at my discretion) about what's coming up--you'll know before anyone else does what to expect next from Ben Wolf.
  • One personal phone call or video call or chat session of up to 30 minutes (time may be adjusted at my discretion, whether longer or shorter) where we can chat about virtually anything you want--especially if it's about my writing!
  • Goldwings are also eligible for special advantages and discounts that I don't even know about yet! So stay tuned, because I'm a big fan of sweetening the deal over time!
Legendary Dragon Lord
$500 or more per month

The Legendary Dragon Lords are in a class all their own. They once dominated entire continents atop their fiery beasts, raining down destruction on all who dared to oppose them.

If you're willing to pledge $500 each month to support Ben Wolf here on Patreon, then you are equally worthy of this prestigious title.

For their utmost dedication and loyalty, Legendary Dragon Lords will receive (in addition to everything from every previous tier):


  • A monthly video call, phone call, or text conversation with me to chat about whatever you want, for up to two hours. My time is your time.
  • Complimentary access to any and all live Ben Wolf events--at least as far as I can exercise control over that.

    (Restrictions definitely apply--contact me directly via email for details on specific events.

    For example, this doesn't apply to events where paid admission is required like comic-cons, conventions, reader events and gatherings, and other events where Ben Wolf has no control over pricing and ticketing, etc.

    However, it DOES apply to events that Ben Wolf personally hosts. Again, contact me directly via email for details, and I'll contact you as well to let you know if/when this awesome perk comes into play.)
  • One-Time Benefit: I will name a major character in an upcoming novel after you. And if you wish, I will kill your character brutally. I will also dedicate that book to you.
  • Legendary Dragon Lords are also eligible for special advantages and discounts that I don't even know about yet! So stay tuned, because I'm a big fan of sweetening the deal over time!
I love you.
$1,000 or more per month

Honestly, I don't even know what to say about this tier. If you're crazy enough to support me at this level, then I admire your resolve. More so, I admire my skills as a creative liar, as I've successfully enticed you to support me in this way.

So, obviously you get access to everything I've listed thus far. Now I'll improve the deal even further:


  • If you have aspirations to write a book, I will do a complimentary read-through of the book for you, and I'll provide written feedback to you about what I think.

    We'll also do a video chat, a phone call, and/or a text conversation to discuss what I think about your work, ways to improve it, and whatnot.
  • I will send you personalized video greetings and salutations on your birthday and one holiday or "special day" (anniversary, retirement celebration, etc.) per year. Alternatively, we can do a call/video chat on those days as well.
  • I will name a character after you and write a story with that character as the main character (at least 10,000 words). You and I can even collaborate on the plot and the genre (though I'll retain final editorial and creative control). This could be a fun "legacy" for you to share with your friends and family.


Got your own ideas of what else I could do to show my thanks? Let me know what you want, and we'll see if we can work something out!

Ha ha
$15,000 or more per month

Look... just email me, and we'll talk.

At the age of nine, Ben Wolf slayed his first dragon.

As the dragon perished, it bequeathed a measure of its power to Ben.

It told him, "You now have the ability to lie more creatively than any other being on this planet--except for politicians. Use this power wisely." 

The dragon died with one final puff of smoke from its lungs, but Ben Wolf lived on.

For years, Ben honed his craft. At the age of twelve, he lied to his sister about having thrown darts at a poster of her favorite boy band.

At the age of sixteen, he lied to a policeman who'd pulled him over for speeding, and it got him out of a ticket.

At the age of eighteen, he lied to himself about what a good decision it was to go to Bible college and major in Pastoral Studies (that one has come back to haunt him several times).

Given the unique power he'd inherited from the dying dragon, Ben Wolf had expected his life to look very different from how it did when he turned twenty-three.

Then the dragon's words regarding his power returned to him: "Use this power wisely."

The truth was, Ben hadn't been using the magnificent power wisely. He'd been using it for personal gain, and to dig himself out of bad situations (or, in the case of Bible college, to get himself into them).

So he asked himself, "What would be a wise way to use this power?"

At that very moment, a bus drove past the street in front of him. On its side was emblazoned the phrase, "You should write a novel!"

Having graduated from Bible college a year earlier, Ben took it as a divine message. What's more, he'd already written one novel at that point, and he'd enjoyed it, so he figured he might as well write a few more.

That was 2009. Now, more than ten years later, Ben has written north of ten books, including an award-winning children's book and an award-winning novel.

Awards are great, but what Ben has found even more reassuring is the consistently great feedback he's gotten from readers. They've raved about his work and told him he was the best, most creative liar they'd ever heard of.

So now Ben is on the cusp of making serious headway with his lying skills. His debut fantasy saga, the Blood Mercenaries series of dark/epic/sword & sorcery novels, is raking in tons of stellar reviews from readers everywhere.

And now you can be a part of his creative lying journey. If you've read Ben Wolf's work, love him as a person, or plain old just think he's a handsome guy (he is, and he is now making it known that it wasn't him who wrote this (but it was actually him)), then contribute to his Patreon page today.

You'll be among the FIRST to read his new stories when they come out, and you'll get special access to Ben and his creative lies that normal, unenlightened folk won't get.

So sign up to support Ben Wolf through his Patreon today. Do it now!

Ben, who we swear didn't write this, thanks you.

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Tiers
Featherwing
$5 or more per month

Featherwings is a term from the Blood Mercenaries series used to describe wyvern riders in training. Here on Patreon, they're folks who've pledged $5 per month to support Ben Wolf.

Featherwings will receive:


  • Access to Ben Wolf's reader e-newsletter, which comes out sporadically (but usually at least once a month).

    This newsletter is where you'll hear all about how you can get EARLY ACCESS to Ben Wolf's new projects, as well as sales, promotions, and giveaways.
  • Access to The Ben Wolf Pack, a private Facebook group ONLY accessible to readers of Ben Wolf's work and Patreon supporters.
  • A digital copy of Ironglade, the debut story in the Blood Mercenaries Origins series.
Leatherwing
$15 or more per month

In the Blood Mercenaries series, Leatherwings are full-fledged wyvern knights. Here, they're courageous folks who pledge $15 per month to support Ben Wolf's creative lying habits.

As my way of saying thank you, Leatherwings get access to:


  • A digital copy of my award-winning children's book, I'd Punch a Lion in His Eye for You, a story about a father's love for his son.
  • They also get a digital copy of my thrilling sci-fi short story, S1-R3N, about a battle-ready cyborg prototype who goes on a killing rampage.

    Can its creator stop it? Or will it kill everyone? Read it and find out!
  • Leatherwings also get Fissure, the opening chapter to The Ghost Mine, Ben Wolf's Aliens-esque sci-fi/horror novel.
  • Last of all, the names all contributors, from the Leatherwing tier all the way up to the highest tier will have their names printed in the acknowledgement section each book and story I publish from from this point on.
Steelwing
$25 or more per month

Steelwings are esteemed officers in the Imperial Wyvern Knight Corps. They lead squads of Leatherwings, and they possess advanced leadership skills and superior good looks, just like the  amazing people who have pledged $25 to support Ben Wolf here on Patreon.

In addition to the benefits offered at the Featherwing and Leatherwing tiers, Steelwings receive:


  • Digital access to Ben Wolf's action-packed sci-fi/horror novel, The Ghost Mine.

    You'll want to read it with the lights on--that's how scary it is! And also, it can be hard to read in the dark.
  • Digital access to all four of the Blood Mercenaries Origins novellas (starting with Ironglade).
  • A new short story every month!
Silverwing
$50 or more per month

Silverwings are high-ranking, ultra-intelligent, wildly powerful wyvern knights who command entire armies. And on Patreon, all of those things might also be true, plus they've pledged $50 in monthly contributions.

In addition to the benefits offered at the previous tiers, Silverwings will receive the following perks:


  • Silverwings get one free print copy of each novel published by Ben Wolf (maximum of 1 book per month, 12 books per year) mailed to them anywhere in the continental United States.

    (Note: if an ebook is published and there isn't a print book version published with it, that book will not count toward this benefit. Some other restrictions may also apply. Please provide your address so I can make sure to get your books to you as soon as I receive my own copies!)
  • Digital access to sixty-nine (69) unique magazine issues of excellent flash fiction stories (various authors, various genres) published by Ben Wolf's publishing company, Splickety Publishing Group, over the years.

    That's HUNDREDS of free stories for you to read, and they're all included!
  • A live video Q+A session with Ben Wolf once per year reserved for ONLY Silverwing (and above) supporters.
  • Guaranteed face-time with Ben Wolf to chat about his books and stories at any live event where he is scheduled to attend (follow this page and social media pages closely for updates, and then contact him to try to align the stars accordingly).

    This may also include special access to other Ben Wolf events and meet-ups where Ben Wolf is present--check specific event pages for info!

    (Note: Some restrictions will apply. I will do my best to chat with any Silverwing who schedules a time to meet with me, though it may not be for long, depending on the demands of the event itself.)
Goldwing
$100 or more per month

Goldwings are living legends of the air. They rule the skies and lay waste to anyone who dares to stand in their way. They are unstoppable--as are the generous patrons who pledge $100 of monthly support to Ben Wolf here on Patreon.

For their utmost dedication and loyalty, Goldwings will receive (in addition to all the benefits described in previous tiers):


  • One complimentary print copy of each book published in print by Ben Wolf for as long as they are Goldwings (even if that number exceeds 1 per month or 12 per year).

    (Note: if an ebook is published and there isn't a print book version published with it, that book will not count toward this benefit. Some other restrictions may also apply. Please provide your address so I can make sure to get your books to you as soon as I receive my own copies!)
  • Advance access to digital copies of the books, novellas, and short stories I publish BEFORE anyone else reads them.
  • A personalized invitation to become a member of my Beta reader team (meaning you'll potentially have an impact on how and where my stories go since you'll be among the first to read them).
  • A special monthly update via video or email (at my discretion) about what's coming up--you'll know before anyone else does what to expect next from Ben Wolf.
  • One personal phone call or video call or chat session of up to 30 minutes (time may be adjusted at my discretion, whether longer or shorter) where we can chat about virtually anything you want--especially if it's about my writing!
  • Goldwings are also eligible for special advantages and discounts that I don't even know about yet! So stay tuned, because I'm a big fan of sweetening the deal over time!
Legendary Dragon Lord
$500 or more per month

The Legendary Dragon Lords are in a class all their own. They once dominated entire continents atop their fiery beasts, raining down destruction on all who dared to oppose them.

If you're willing to pledge $500 each month to support Ben Wolf here on Patreon, then you are equally worthy of this prestigious title.

For their utmost dedication and loyalty, Legendary Dragon Lords will receive (in addition to everything from every previous tier):


  • A monthly video call, phone call, or text conversation with me to chat about whatever you want, for up to two hours. My time is your time.
  • Complimentary access to any and all live Ben Wolf events--at least as far as I can exercise control over that.

    (Restrictions definitely apply--contact me directly via email for details on specific events.

    For example, this doesn't apply to events where paid admission is required like comic-cons, conventions, reader events and gatherings, and other events where Ben Wolf has no control over pricing and ticketing, etc.

    However, it DOES apply to events that Ben Wolf personally hosts. Again, contact me directly via email for details, and I'll contact you as well to let you know if/when this awesome perk comes into play.)
  • One-Time Benefit: I will name a major character in an upcoming novel after you. And if you wish, I will kill your character brutally. I will also dedicate that book to you.
  • Legendary Dragon Lords are also eligible for special advantages and discounts that I don't even know about yet! So stay tuned, because I'm a big fan of sweetening the deal over time!
I love you.
$1,000 or more per month

Honestly, I don't even know what to say about this tier. If you're crazy enough to support me at this level, then I admire your resolve. More so, I admire my skills as a creative liar, as I've successfully enticed you to support me in this way.

So, obviously you get access to everything I've listed thus far. Now I'll improve the deal even further:


  • If you have aspirations to write a book, I will do a complimentary read-through of the book for you, and I'll provide written feedback to you about what I think.

    We'll also do a video chat, a phone call, and/or a text conversation to discuss what I think about your work, ways to improve it, and whatnot.
  • I will send you personalized video greetings and salutations on your birthday and one holiday or "special day" (anniversary, retirement celebration, etc.) per year. Alternatively, we can do a call/video chat on those days as well.
  • I will name a character after you and write a story with that character as the main character (at least 10,000 words). You and I can even collaborate on the plot and the genre (though I'll retain final editorial and creative control). This could be a fun "legacy" for you to share with your friends and family.


Got your own ideas of what else I could do to show my thanks? Let me know what you want, and we'll see if we can work something out!

Ha ha
$15,000 or more per month

Look... just email me, and we'll talk.