Teresa Garcia is creating Poems, Fantasy, Art, Stories, Reviews, Writing , & ASMR Videos
4

patrons

$32
per month
Hello, welcome, and THANK YOU for dropping in. If you're here then you've liked my work enough to drop in or were curious about what you've heard of me. If you can't pledge at this time don't be shy about following for what content is public or goes public!
I am Teresa Garcia of THG StarDragon Publishing.
Welcome to my Patreon and where all project updates whether my own or THG StarDragon Publishing related tend to go first.


My beginnings:

I have been writing fantasy fiction since the early 1990's. I started with "The Shadow Chronicles" which followed Flightessa and Angelina/Willow on their adventures in Earth and Terrah. A great deal of that series needs rewriting as it was my first set of stories and most of the files have since been lost in moves. My first published book was the first in the series "Dragon Shaman" which follows BlowingWind in her adventures within the mundane world and the spirit world. The other series that I am working on is "Selkies' Skins" which is currently having the second book written. My intent is to release each book in these three series as webserial novels, and then publish them to ebook and print after each of the books in the three series have undergone their respective editing processes.

Names I Have Published or Illustrated Under:
  • Teresa Huddleston-Garcia (old, first books and editions)
  • Teresa Garcia
  • Teresa Amehana Garcia
  • Amethyst Stormrider
  • LadyRainStarDragon
  • AmehanaRainStarDrago
Also known as: Amehana Arashi and Amehana Ishtari in Second Life.

Why Patreon:
Due to my health my 'hobby' became my work. Creating stories is work, and creating books costs money. Even as a publisher the funding for editors and cover art comes from my own pocket, not just when it comes to funding the editing and art for my own works. Even when doing illustrations myself there is still the matter of paying myself so I can pay the bills, buy the Deathwish Coffee that fuels my writing, and all those other lovely things. A dollar a month can add up to a great deal of help. Royalties only add up when books are being bought, and are a small trickle of any author's income.
This is where you come in. Your monthly payment pledges contribute to things such as:
  • keeping the bills paid (and if lucky, toward very needed home renovations)
  • kids and service animals fed
  • power
  • the horridly expensive internet, since all that is available in my location is Satellite Internet
  • funding writing time (poetry, fiction, writing advice, meditations)
  • paying an outside editor on my own writings
  • eventually being able to pay Illya Leonov up front for narrating the next book of Selkies' Skins, as agreed, and the Dragon Shaman books
  • and all those other lovely things that self-employed stay at home mothers need help with. 

Current Priority Projects:
  • Selkies' Skins book two
  • Mythical & Folkloric Poetry
  • Poem Videos
  • The Ian's Realm Saga (by D L Gardner) audiobook recording
  • Easter challenge for Dragon Hearts RPG website
  • Story reads (recorded for Youtube, many themes)
Lower Priority Projects:
  • Book Reviews
  • Pure ASMR videos (as opposed to just soothing reads)
  • Meditations
  • Short Stories
  • Dragon Shaman book three
  • The Shadow Chronicles rewrites
  • Pony themed mods and commissions for Second Life

Goals:
To the side you will see a goal to be met and how much further to the next milestone. I encourage you to look through them, and they do update at times. Most of these amounts are cumulative. By collectively pledging to a goal amount that locks in those activities as a minimum of what you can expect to see from me. Other goals are procurement of things such as an editor, upgrading equipment, paying an external narrator. This is on top of getting my writing time paid. One of the goals listed is full time pay, which would allow me to finish and release much faster without having to worry. From time to time goals and amounts will change as projects get met. You will also see what you get in return at each personal tier pledge level. Most tier rewards are cumulative as well. If you have suggestions on what you would like to see as a pledge tier reward then please feel free to let me know.

You might think of your monthly pledge as a tip, but for me... it's earned. There is a growing log of things that only Patrons have access to, in addition to the publicly posted works. This is work just as valid as a banker's.

Where to find me or my works:
Writing
To check out the backlog of what is posted in the current webserial version:
  • The Livejournal and Dreamwidth locations update before the website archive linked below. I try to update that on Sundays when content is ready.
Narration
  • ACX Narrator page (may have to be logged in): https://www.acx.com/narrator?p=A2Y7PVT9DS7158 I am taking projects, but they will have to be scheduled for after the completion of the current audiobook project.
  • I do have projects that could use a narrator besides myself.
Art
Other

Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Content:
Something that will be exclusive content for backers through Patreon though will be assorted doodles. The main content will be public though, such as installments of the story currently being worked on, videos related to it, book review videos, the occasional recorded short story on my Youtube channel that is either my work, public domain, or submitted to the SL libraries that I help curate, and sometimes poetry. My goal is to have at least one thing posted monthly, but hopefully weekly. Thus why I chose this to be monthly instead of per installment.

Things I am considering adding:
  • I am considering making pin-buttons with art for my publishing company and each of my three novel series (including The Shadow Chronicles). First I would have to do the art for each, obtain a button machine, and then decide at what level they should be set at for pledge tier rewards.
  • Button/toggle type buttons. I have this problem with button going poof. I had the thought that I could make some myself. Then I had the thought that I could later make enough to be available in the Treasure Tippler goodies. First I need to obtain a woodburner for the idea in my brain.
Hey, you made it down to the bottom! Thank you so much for reading all of that and for considering signing up to be a Patron. If you can't afford to I completely understand. I do have quite a lot here that is free. If you'd rather support me on another site I also completely understand that!

My son is also a creative. If you like intricate paper models or Doom perhaps you would enjoy some of my son's projects. Please not that we've not been able to post all of his models up on his own Patreon, Springwolf.
Tiers
Beachcomber
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Access to Patron Only posts. This includes the artwork that is only visible to patrons or is early view for the patrons, as well as stories or story installments before they go public. Patron only e-greeting seasonal art in locked post. Bunches of thanks and hugs. You guys are great.
Includes Discord rewards
Cavern Peeker
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Access to the Patron Only content plus a Christmas/Yule Card, or a Halloween/Harvest card in the mail. In some countries this might have to be delivered digitally to make sure it arrives since I've had customs steal cards before in one country. Emphasis is toward physical mail though.
Includes Discord rewards
Treasure Tippler
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Small monthly gift. It could be an art piece. It could be a stone I've found in my travels and/or from a place important to me, could be a poem, some tea. Maybe a file, or a scan of some handwritten rough drafts. Might be anything. If there are more than 5 people at or above this level then I will be able to do these.

The shipping address is only for if the item will be a physical gift that month.

Includes Discord rewards
Library Desk
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You have the option of getting a monthly bookmark file from me. I will send a .png or a .jpg. For now the image will be random but in later months I may do a poll as to what to do for the month. In addition you can have the previous tier gifts. If there is no book mark that month but instead something Second Life related you will get that delivered to your avatar if I know who you are there.
Includes Discord rewards
Library Desk II
$15 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For now I will limit hard copy monthly bookmarks to 5 until I see how well the costs play out regarding supplies and shipping as I do not know how much shipping is to some areas. Might not actually make it to all places. Argentina for example has had all but one letter go missing when sent. In addition you can have the previous tier gifts.
Includes Discord rewards
Muse in Training
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to pick a poem subject for me to write, which will then be posted as well as recorded. In addition you can have the previous tier gifts.
Includes Discord rewards
Official Dragon's Muse
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Cameo in a poem, drawing, or short story. I'll need a bio, name, and description for your character so I can figure out where and how to have it cameo.
Includes Discord rewards
Character Cauldron Brewer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Have a character of yours featured in a short story to be recorded for my Youtube channel and marketed in an anthology of short stories. When I see someone at this level I will contact you for details about your character and what sort of short story you would like them in.
Includes Discord rewards
Character Diary Raider
$60 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Get a letter or a diary entry from a character that I write of your choice. You can choose an RP character of mine or one of the characters in my books. Length may vary. In addition you can have most of the previous tier gifts, though you will have a choice between a character feature story or choosing a poem subject. You will receive both hardcopy and electronic. Additionally it will get posted publicly, but you get the handwritten one.
Includes Discord rewards
Artist's Workdesk
$70 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Get a full artwork of a mythical creature, or a character of your choice from any of my books, poems or stories. Depending on the subject this may be a drawing, multimedia, digital painting, Chinese watercolor, acrylic, or some other media appropriate to the subject. In the case of digital works you will receive the results in an email. In the case of a physical work then it will be arriving via mail. You'll also be in the monthly raffle. and get a bookmark.
Includes Discord rewards
Visiting Video
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Be featured in one of my videos, as in have an interview with me recorded and streamed on Youtube or Livestream. OR Describe how you wish to be portrayed and a drawing (or your photo if you wish to send one) will be incorporated into an upcoming video. You'll also be eligible for the previous stacking tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Character Cauldron II
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Have a character of yours cameo in one of my novels currently in progress. I will contact you for details about your character. Alternately you could participate in character design and naming.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$32 of $40 per month
Get a wood burning kit and introduction book. I would be using this to individually decorate handmade wooden buttons and toggle buttons themed for my books. Those would be going as things to be available to the Treasure Tipplers.
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Hello, welcome, and THANK YOU for dropping in. If you're here then you've liked my work enough to drop in or were curious about what you've heard of me. If you can't pledge at this time don't be shy about following for what content is public or goes public!
I am Teresa Garcia of THG StarDragon Publishing.
Welcome to my Patreon and where all project updates whether my own or THG StarDragon Publishing related tend to go first.


My beginnings:

I have been writing fantasy fiction since the early 1990's. I started with "The Shadow Chronicles" which followed Flightessa and Angelina/Willow on their adventures in Earth and Terrah. A great deal of that series needs rewriting as it was my first set of stories and most of the files have since been lost in moves. My first published book was the first in the series "Dragon Shaman" which follows BlowingWind in her adventures within the mundane world and the spirit world. The other series that I am working on is "Selkies' Skins" which is currently having the second book written. My intent is to release each book in these three series as webserial novels, and then publish them to ebook and print after each of the books in the three series have undergone their respective editing processes.

Names I Have Published or Illustrated Under:
  • Teresa Huddleston-Garcia (old, first books and editions)
  • Teresa Garcia
  • Teresa Amehana Garcia
  • Amethyst Stormrider
  • LadyRainStarDragon
  • AmehanaRainStarDrago
Also known as: Amehana Arashi and Amehana Ishtari in Second Life.

Why Patreon:
Due to my health my 'hobby' became my work. Creating stories is work, and creating books costs money. Even as a publisher the funding for editors and cover art comes from my own pocket, not just when it comes to funding the editing and art for my own works. Even when doing illustrations myself there is still the matter of paying myself so I can pay the bills, buy the Deathwish Coffee that fuels my writing, and all those other lovely things. A dollar a month can add up to a great deal of help. Royalties only add up when books are being bought, and are a small trickle of any author's income.
This is where you come in. Your monthly payment pledges contribute to things such as:
  • keeping the bills paid (and if lucky, toward very needed home renovations)
  • kids and service animals fed
  • power
  • the horridly expensive internet, since all that is available in my location is Satellite Internet
  • funding writing time (poetry, fiction, writing advice, meditations)
  • paying an outside editor on my own writings
  • eventually being able to pay Illya Leonov up front for narrating the next book of Selkies' Skins, as agreed, and the Dragon Shaman books
  • and all those other lovely things that self-employed stay at home mothers need help with. 

Current Priority Projects:
  • Selkies' Skins book two
  • Mythical & Folkloric Poetry
  • Poem Videos
  • The Ian's Realm Saga (by D L Gardner) audiobook recording
  • Easter challenge for Dragon Hearts RPG website
  • Story reads (recorded for Youtube, many themes)
Lower Priority Projects:
  • Book Reviews
  • Pure ASMR videos (as opposed to just soothing reads)
  • Meditations
  • Short Stories
  • Dragon Shaman book three
  • The Shadow Chronicles rewrites
  • Pony themed mods and commissions for Second Life

Goals:
To the side you will see a goal to be met and how much further to the next milestone. I encourage you to look through them, and they do update at times. Most of these amounts are cumulative. By collectively pledging to a goal amount that locks in those activities as a minimum of what you can expect to see from me. Other goals are procurement of things such as an editor, upgrading equipment, paying an external narrator. This is on top of getting my writing time paid. One of the goals listed is full time pay, which would allow me to finish and release much faster without having to worry. From time to time goals and amounts will change as projects get met. You will also see what you get in return at each personal tier pledge level. Most tier rewards are cumulative as well. If you have suggestions on what you would like to see as a pledge tier reward then please feel free to let me know.

You might think of your monthly pledge as a tip, but for me... it's earned. There is a growing log of things that only Patrons have access to, in addition to the publicly posted works. This is work just as valid as a banker's.

Where to find me or my works:
Writing
To check out the backlog of what is posted in the current webserial version:
  • The Livejournal and Dreamwidth locations update before the website archive linked below. I try to update that on Sundays when content is ready.
Narration
  • ACX Narrator page (may have to be logged in): https://www.acx.com/narrator?p=A2Y7PVT9DS7158 I am taking projects, but they will have to be scheduled for after the completion of the current audiobook project.
  • I do have projects that could use a narrator besides myself.
Art
Other

Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Content:
Something that will be exclusive content for backers through Patreon though will be assorted doodles. The main content will be public though, such as installments of the story currently being worked on, videos related to it, book review videos, the occasional recorded short story on my Youtube channel that is either my work, public domain, or submitted to the SL libraries that I help curate, and sometimes poetry. My goal is to have at least one thing posted monthly, but hopefully weekly. Thus why I chose this to be monthly instead of per installment.

Things I am considering adding:
  • I am considering making pin-buttons with art for my publishing company and each of my three novel series (including The Shadow Chronicles). First I would have to do the art for each, obtain a button machine, and then decide at what level they should be set at for pledge tier rewards.
  • Button/toggle type buttons. I have this problem with button going poof. I had the thought that I could make some myself. Then I had the thought that I could later make enough to be available in the Treasure Tippler goodies. First I need to obtain a woodburner for the idea in my brain.
Hey, you made it down to the bottom! Thank you so much for reading all of that and for considering signing up to be a Patron. If you can't afford to I completely understand. I do have quite a lot here that is free. If you'd rather support me on another site I also completely understand that!

My son is also a creative. If you like intricate paper models or Doom perhaps you would enjoy some of my son's projects. Please not that we've not been able to post all of his models up on his own Patreon, Springwolf.

Recent posts by Teresa Garcia

Tiers
Beachcomber
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Access to Patron Only posts. This includes the artwork that is only visible to patrons or is early view for the patrons, as well as stories or story installments before they go public. Patron only e-greeting seasonal art in locked post. Bunches of thanks and hugs. You guys are great.
Includes Discord rewards
Cavern Peeker
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Access to the Patron Only content plus a Christmas/Yule Card, or a Halloween/Harvest card in the mail. In some countries this might have to be delivered digitally to make sure it arrives since I've had customs steal cards before in one country. Emphasis is toward physical mail though.
Includes Discord rewards
Treasure Tippler
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Small monthly gift. It could be an art piece. It could be a stone I've found in my travels and/or from a place important to me, could be a poem, some tea. Maybe a file, or a scan of some handwritten rough drafts. Might be anything. If there are more than 5 people at or above this level then I will be able to do these.

The shipping address is only for if the item will be a physical gift that month.

Includes Discord rewards
Library Desk
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You have the option of getting a monthly bookmark file from me. I will send a .png or a .jpg. For now the image will be random but in later months I may do a poll as to what to do for the month. In addition you can have the previous tier gifts. If there is no book mark that month but instead something Second Life related you will get that delivered to your avatar if I know who you are there.
Includes Discord rewards
Library Desk II
$15 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For now I will limit hard copy monthly bookmarks to 5 until I see how well the costs play out regarding supplies and shipping as I do not know how much shipping is to some areas. Might not actually make it to all places. Argentina for example has had all but one letter go missing when sent. In addition you can have the previous tier gifts.
Includes Discord rewards
Muse in Training
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to pick a poem subject for me to write, which will then be posted as well as recorded. In addition you can have the previous tier gifts.
Includes Discord rewards
Official Dragon's Muse
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Cameo in a poem, drawing, or short story. I'll need a bio, name, and description for your character so I can figure out where and how to have it cameo.
Includes Discord rewards
Character Cauldron Brewer
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Have a character of yours featured in a short story to be recorded for my Youtube channel and marketed in an anthology of short stories. When I see someone at this level I will contact you for details about your character and what sort of short story you would like them in.
Includes Discord rewards
Character Diary Raider
$60 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Get a letter or a diary entry from a character that I write of your choice. You can choose an RP character of mine or one of the characters in my books. Length may vary. In addition you can have most of the previous tier gifts, though you will have a choice between a character feature story or choosing a poem subject. You will receive both hardcopy and electronic. Additionally it will get posted publicly, but you get the handwritten one.
Includes Discord rewards
Artist's Workdesk
$70 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Get a full artwork of a mythical creature, or a character of your choice from any of my books, poems or stories. Depending on the subject this may be a drawing, multimedia, digital painting, Chinese watercolor, acrylic, or some other media appropriate to the subject. In the case of digital works you will receive the results in an email. In the case of a physical work then it will be arriving via mail. You'll also be in the monthly raffle. and get a bookmark.
Includes Discord rewards
Visiting Video
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Be featured in one of my videos, as in have an interview with me recorded and streamed on Youtube or Livestream. OR Describe how you wish to be portrayed and a drawing (or your photo if you wish to send one) will be incorporated into an upcoming video. You'll also be eligible for the previous stacking tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Character Cauldron II
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Have a character of yours cameo in one of my novels currently in progress. I will contact you for details about your character. Alternately you could participate in character design and naming.
Includes Discord rewards