A.G. Carpenter is creating a Steampunk/Dreadpunk novel
7

patrons

$28
per month
Who Am I?

I am an author based in the Southern United States who writes fiction of (and for) all sorts, with a focus on the speculative. If a story asks "What if?" in some fashion, I'm interested. While I write across a broad swath of subgenres, I most frequently write Fantasy and Horror, but I have the occasional SF novel or novella as well.

Why Am I Here?

This gets a little complicated, but I need to solve two problems.

1. I need money to cover my bills.  Due to a recent change in circumstance I am now the only adult in my household. If I am not earning money via writing, I will be earning it via some other job. Which will mean less writing, and fewer stories.

Given the way royalties and payments for short stories are paid out, Patreon is my most predictable way to earn income from my creative work. I want to be able to keep writing, but I have to get paid for that time or I literally can't afford to use that time for making books.

2.  I need money to get to conventions. Unfortunately, writing is only half the work. Publishing/selling means getting out into the wild with fans. (I.E. Attending conventions, and doing readings and events.) I have been a regular at several cons that are local to me, but it's time to start expanding and that means bigger cons and also traveling more than just an hour. Which also means paying for a hotel room, gasoline, food, etc.

I have been accepted to JordanCon and I'm currently raising money to make sure I can get there. (April 26-28th, 2019) At this point, this is the ONLY con I will be attending in 2019 so I want to make it count.  

Why Are You Here?

I hope you are here because you have either read something else I've written and are looking for more, OR you are a fan of Steampunk (or other neo-Gothic fiction) and can't wait to find your next favorite read. Either way, welcome! Let me explain what is happening here.

I have a dark and delicious novel that is equal parts Steampunk and Dreadpunk that I am sharing with you - in serial format - as an introduction to what I do as an author in general, and an introduction to this particular world specifically. For $1 a month you get four chapters, with the whole novel available by around December of 2018. During which time you will be giving me the means to continue writing, cover my monthly real life expenses (the electric company, alas, will not take a short story in lieu of payment), and (potentially) provide the funding for me to attend the con I have been invited to in 2019.

In addition, I am offering ebooks and ARCs as they are released if you support at $5/month or higher which means you get early access to all my self-published stories and a duology of SF Western novels coming soon from Falstaff Books.

So, take a look around, read the free chapters and posts and then pass a few dollars my way and help me continue to do what I love.
Tiers
Tell Me a Story
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Everyone who supports at this level will have access to the chapters of "The Gear'd Heart" as they are posted, with four chapters per month.
Sharing the Love
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Everyone in this tier receives the regular novel chapters, a shout-out on my blog via the "Supporters" page, and early access to self-pubbed ebooks and specific series ARCs.
Crafty Bastards
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to behind-the-scenes content, writing tips, and monthly group chat or videos to discuss storytelling and craft techniques. Includes all the rewards of the lower tiers. 
Mentor Me
$75 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Monthly individual chat events in which I provide critique/advice on select pieces from your projects. Plus access to all the perks in lower levels.
Goals
$28 of $500 per month
This will cover monthly utilities and transportation. 
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Who Am I?

I am an author based in the Southern United States who writes fiction of (and for) all sorts, with a focus on the speculative. If a story asks "What if?" in some fashion, I'm interested. While I write across a broad swath of subgenres, I most frequently write Fantasy and Horror, but I have the occasional SF novel or novella as well.

Why Am I Here?

This gets a little complicated, but I need to solve two problems.

1. I need money to cover my bills.  Due to a recent change in circumstance I am now the only adult in my household. If I am not earning money via writing, I will be earning it via some other job. Which will mean less writing, and fewer stories.

Given the way royalties and payments for short stories are paid out, Patreon is my most predictable way to earn income from my creative work. I want to be able to keep writing, but I have to get paid for that time or I literally can't afford to use that time for making books.

2.  I need money to get to conventions. Unfortunately, writing is only half the work. Publishing/selling means getting out into the wild with fans. (I.E. Attending conventions, and doing readings and events.) I have been a regular at several cons that are local to me, but it's time to start expanding and that means bigger cons and also traveling more than just an hour. Which also means paying for a hotel room, gasoline, food, etc.

I have been accepted to JordanCon and I'm currently raising money to make sure I can get there. (April 26-28th, 2019) At this point, this is the ONLY con I will be attending in 2019 so I want to make it count.  

Why Are You Here?

I hope you are here because you have either read something else I've written and are looking for more, OR you are a fan of Steampunk (or other neo-Gothic fiction) and can't wait to find your next favorite read. Either way, welcome! Let me explain what is happening here.

I have a dark and delicious novel that is equal parts Steampunk and Dreadpunk that I am sharing with you - in serial format - as an introduction to what I do as an author in general, and an introduction to this particular world specifically. For $1 a month you get four chapters, with the whole novel available by around December of 2018. During which time you will be giving me the means to continue writing, cover my monthly real life expenses (the electric company, alas, will not take a short story in lieu of payment), and (potentially) provide the funding for me to attend the con I have been invited to in 2019.

In addition, I am offering ebooks and ARCs as they are released if you support at $5/month or higher which means you get early access to all my self-published stories and a duology of SF Western novels coming soon from Falstaff Books.

So, take a look around, read the free chapters and posts and then pass a few dollars my way and help me continue to do what I love.

Recent posts by A.G. Carpenter

Tiers
Tell Me a Story
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Everyone who supports at this level will have access to the chapters of "The Gear'd Heart" as they are posted, with four chapters per month.
Sharing the Love
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Everyone in this tier receives the regular novel chapters, a shout-out on my blog via the "Supporters" page, and early access to self-pubbed ebooks and specific series ARCs.
Crafty Bastards
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to behind-the-scenes content, writing tips, and monthly group chat or videos to discuss storytelling and craft techniques. Includes all the rewards of the lower tiers. 
Mentor Me
$75 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Monthly individual chat events in which I provide critique/advice on select pieces from your projects. Plus access to all the perks in lower levels.