Angela D'Onofrio is creating a genre-spanning, epic series: The Novels of Aviario.
3

patrons

$27
per month
What's an Aviario? 
ay-vee-uh-REE-oh (n.) : The central location of an alternate modern Earth where an Organization holds the balance of the world in its hands, along with the help of animalistic spirits ... but that's all behind the curtain.  There are also introverted accountants with bombastic friends, a love triangle worthy of a John Hughes movie, lavish settings that feel like home, ancient curses, and family drama ... in a town where everyone knows everyone.

The town of Aviario, Connecticut is fictional, but it is rooted in the places I remember fondly from my youth. It mingles the magic and intrigue of urban fantasy favorites such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and American Gods with the small-town heart and emotional depth of writers such as Alice Hoffman and Richard Russo.

Why I Write, & How You Can Help:
Stories are the lifeblood of cultures: they carry our values, our hopes, our dreams, our fears, and our spirit from generation to generation.  I have been a voracious reader ever since kindergarten, and as soon as I was able, I began crafting stories of my own.  At first, I borrowed characters I loved from cartoons and movies, but soon enough, characters and worlds began to spring from my imagination... and once I started, I couldn't stop.  When I entered college in 2000, I began the project which would become my greatest joy.

Since life has never conformed to one particular genre, neither do the Novels of Aviario ... which makes them difficult to market through conventional publishing.  My first novel was a straight-up thriller, the second was an urban fantasy with a dash of mystery and a touch of horror, and the third is a coming-of-age tale with the same magic as the second.  This is where you come in.

I want my readers to enjoy my books as much as I enjoy creating them, and by being a Patron, you will be able to have a direct connection with me as Aviario and the world around it grow.  I'll reach out on my Patrons-only feed for your opinions: which characters do you want to see more?  Which concepts and plots have really hooked you?   Together, we can help build a world worth disappearing into for hours at a time: me, in creation, and you in blissful inhabitance.  I've made Aviario my second home ... let me invite you to stay, too.
Tiers
Townie
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Grab a seat at the town meeting! When I've got a question, you'll be one of the few that can answer through polls, plus all previous rewards.
Organization: Informer
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Welcome to the Organization - my high tier of patrons! Every month, you'll get a look at my favorite scene I've written before it sees the editing pen... plus the benefits of the Townie level.
Organization: Enforcer
$20 or more per month 1 patron
It's official, now - you'll have your name added to the Acknowledgements section of my books from The Proper Bearing (#3) onward, in addition to all the other rewards!
Organization: Council Member
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll get to craft your own character along with me, and that character will appear somewhere during the timeline of the Novels of Aviario.  I'll draw a custom portrait of that character on bristol and send it to you, and when that book is published, you will receive a signed copy before it's available to the public.

And of course, you'll also get every single other reward, because you're a SUPERSTAR.
Goals
$27 of $100 per month
I'll be able to have a constant supply of my books on hand for signings and library donations!!  (SO exciting.)

If I reach this goal, I'll add swag to my patron bonuses... in particular, a beautiful green ombre logo keychain which I've commissioned from fellow independent creator Badge Bonny Enterprises ... and ALL patrons who helped me participate to reach this goal will get one!  Future ideas for swag include bookmarks and vinyl stickers ... I'll have a poll once I reach Goal #1 to determine what we go for next!

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What's an Aviario? 
ay-vee-uh-REE-oh (n.) : The central location of an alternate modern Earth where an Organization holds the balance of the world in its hands, along with the help of animalistic spirits ... but that's all behind the curtain.  There are also introverted accountants with bombastic friends, a love triangle worthy of a John Hughes movie, lavish settings that feel like home, ancient curses, and family drama ... in a town where everyone knows everyone.

The town of Aviario, Connecticut is fictional, but it is rooted in the places I remember fondly from my youth. It mingles the magic and intrigue of urban fantasy favorites such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, and American Gods with the small-town heart and emotional depth of writers such as Alice Hoffman and Richard Russo.

Why I Write, & How You Can Help:
Stories are the lifeblood of cultures: they carry our values, our hopes, our dreams, our fears, and our spirit from generation to generation.  I have been a voracious reader ever since kindergarten, and as soon as I was able, I began crafting stories of my own.  At first, I borrowed characters I loved from cartoons and movies, but soon enough, characters and worlds began to spring from my imagination... and once I started, I couldn't stop.  When I entered college in 2000, I began the project which would become my greatest joy.

Since life has never conformed to one particular genre, neither do the Novels of Aviario ... which makes them difficult to market through conventional publishing.  My first novel was a straight-up thriller, the second was an urban fantasy with a dash of mystery and a touch of horror, and the third is a coming-of-age tale with the same magic as the second.  This is where you come in.

I want my readers to enjoy my books as much as I enjoy creating them, and by being a Patron, you will be able to have a direct connection with me as Aviario and the world around it grow.  I'll reach out on my Patrons-only feed for your opinions: which characters do you want to see more?  Which concepts and plots have really hooked you?   Together, we can help build a world worth disappearing into for hours at a time: me, in creation, and you in blissful inhabitance.  I've made Aviario my second home ... let me invite you to stay, too.

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Tiers
Townie
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Grab a seat at the town meeting! When I've got a question, you'll be one of the few that can answer through polls, plus all previous rewards.
Organization: Informer
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Welcome to the Organization - my high tier of patrons! Every month, you'll get a look at my favorite scene I've written before it sees the editing pen... plus the benefits of the Townie level.
Organization: Enforcer
$20 or more per month 1 patron
It's official, now - you'll have your name added to the Acknowledgements section of my books from The Proper Bearing (#3) onward, in addition to all the other rewards!
Organization: Council Member
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll get to craft your own character along with me, and that character will appear somewhere during the timeline of the Novels of Aviario.  I'll draw a custom portrait of that character on bristol and send it to you, and when that book is published, you will receive a signed copy before it's available to the public.

And of course, you'll also get every single other reward, because you're a SUPERSTAR.