Benjamin Medrano is creating Fantasy Novels
19
patrons
$110
per month
My name is Benjamin Medrano, and I'm a fantasy author. I primarily write high fantasy lesbian romance, but have also written superheroes and dabbled in science fantasy. All with lesbian romance, really. I've written eight books as of this writing, and the ninth is going to be out in the near future.

Thus far I've been modestly successful, and for that I'm immensely grateful. I love to write and let people see the worlds that dance within my imagination, and I've got so many ideas it's difficult to get them out.

So why a Patreon?

To be perfectly blunt, my income varies wildly from month to month. I don't know many authors who can say they get a consistent amount month to month, and most of those are releasing a book monthly. I can't possibly maintain a pace like that, so my income surges some months, and drops incredibly low other months. This makes planning ahead difficult at best, and also means that I can't do something I'd love to do, commission art of more characters from my books to share. It also means I have to seriously consider whether or not I can afford to hire people to create high-quality maps of my worlds or audiobooks.

I want to have security which doesn't make me stress out from month to month, and to share the things that plenty of people have asked me about.

What do I want?

I'd like people to invest in me to make my life a little easier, so I don't have to worry so much and can focus on writing. If I can focus on that and breath easier, I'll be much happier and less stressed.

How will your patronage help?

If I can get an additional $500/month, that would be an immense relief for me. It would allow me to focus more easily on books and trying to produce better content for all of you. I'll even be able to save toward additional artwork to share with all of you.

What am I going to give?

Any patrons at the $5/month or higher tiers will get access to monthly exclusive content, which will be available to view digitally or download, depending on your tier. Once per month you'll receive one of the following:
  • A draft chapter (in order!) of a forthcoming novel;
  • A draft of a short story;
  • A draft chapter of a book that is currently on hiatus (also in order).
These need to be drafts for publishing purposes, and generally my writing has relatively few errors. This doesn't mean it's ready for publication, but you'll likely see what I'd share with my Alpha team. Most of these works will be published eventually, but not all will.

If you want to contribute more than $5/month? That's wonderful! I intend to add additional tiers that will give more rewards, possibly including higher resolution artwork, the ability to help me select the subject of art pieces, video Q&A responses, and just possibly the ability to challenge a level or two of The Dungeon of Everium, adapted to use the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st edition). No promises just yet, though! This is very likely to undergo revision or expansion, based in large part on the feedback of patrons.
Tiers
Apprentice
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every little bit helps, so thank you! I'll also ask my cat, Baloo, to say thank you as well! (He's a bit camera shy, though.)
Adept
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Even more thanks! You'll have access to the patron-only blog posts I'll occasionally put up as well as any pictures I manage to nab of Baloo.
Master
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Patrons of this tier receive all lower tier benefits, and also are able to digitally view draft chapters or short stories which are released every month.
Grandmaster
$10 or more per month 6 patrons

All previous tiers, plus a downloadable PDF of draft chapters or short stories shared.


Additionally, when I release a new book you'll be given a free ebook copy of it. (This download will only be available for 2 weeks.)

Archmage
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous tiers, plus whenever I'm preparing to commission an art piece with Patreon funds, you may vote on the subject of the piece.


Additionally, whenever a commissioned art piece comes out, you'll be able to down a higher-resolution copy of the artwork than I usually share (though not full resolution). This includes any novel covers which are received while you're a patron.


Please note that this art is for personal use, not to be used commercially.

Demigod
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All previous tiers, plus whenever a commissioned art piece comes out, you'll be able to down a full-resolution copy of the artwork. This includes any novel covers which are received while you're a patron.


Please note that this art is for personal use, not to be used commercially.

Goals
$110 of $500 per month
If we hit this goal, I'll be able to relax and write much more easily, and all of you have my most profuse thanks.
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My name is Benjamin Medrano, and I'm a fantasy author. I primarily write high fantasy lesbian romance, but have also written superheroes and dabbled in science fantasy. All with lesbian romance, really. I've written eight books as of this writing, and the ninth is going to be out in the near future.

Thus far I've been modestly successful, and for that I'm immensely grateful. I love to write and let people see the worlds that dance within my imagination, and I've got so many ideas it's difficult to get them out.

So why a Patreon?

To be perfectly blunt, my income varies wildly from month to month. I don't know many authors who can say they get a consistent amount month to month, and most of those are releasing a book monthly. I can't possibly maintain a pace like that, so my income surges some months, and drops incredibly low other months. This makes planning ahead difficult at best, and also means that I can't do something I'd love to do, commission art of more characters from my books to share. It also means I have to seriously consider whether or not I can afford to hire people to create high-quality maps of my worlds or audiobooks.

I want to have security which doesn't make me stress out from month to month, and to share the things that plenty of people have asked me about.

What do I want?

I'd like people to invest in me to make my life a little easier, so I don't have to worry so much and can focus on writing. If I can focus on that and breath easier, I'll be much happier and less stressed.

How will your patronage help?

If I can get an additional $500/month, that would be an immense relief for me. It would allow me to focus more easily on books and trying to produce better content for all of you. I'll even be able to save toward additional artwork to share with all of you.

What am I going to give?

Any patrons at the $5/month or higher tiers will get access to monthly exclusive content, which will be available to view digitally or download, depending on your tier. Once per month you'll receive one of the following:
  • A draft chapter (in order!) of a forthcoming novel;
  • A draft of a short story;
  • A draft chapter of a book that is currently on hiatus (also in order).
These need to be drafts for publishing purposes, and generally my writing has relatively few errors. This doesn't mean it's ready for publication, but you'll likely see what I'd share with my Alpha team. Most of these works will be published eventually, but not all will.

If you want to contribute more than $5/month? That's wonderful! I intend to add additional tiers that will give more rewards, possibly including higher resolution artwork, the ability to help me select the subject of art pieces, video Q&A responses, and just possibly the ability to challenge a level or two of The Dungeon of Everium, adapted to use the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st edition). No promises just yet, though! This is very likely to undergo revision or expansion, based in large part on the feedback of patrons.

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Tiers
Apprentice
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every little bit helps, so thank you! I'll also ask my cat, Baloo, to say thank you as well! (He's a bit camera shy, though.)
Adept
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Even more thanks! You'll have access to the patron-only blog posts I'll occasionally put up as well as any pictures I manage to nab of Baloo.
Master
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Patrons of this tier receive all lower tier benefits, and also are able to digitally view draft chapters or short stories which are released every month.
Grandmaster
$10 or more per month 6 patrons

All previous tiers, plus a downloadable PDF of draft chapters or short stories shared.


Additionally, when I release a new book you'll be given a free ebook copy of it. (This download will only be available for 2 weeks.)

Archmage
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous tiers, plus whenever I'm preparing to commission an art piece with Patreon funds, you may vote on the subject of the piece.


Additionally, whenever a commissioned art piece comes out, you'll be able to down a higher-resolution copy of the artwork than I usually share (though not full resolution). This includes any novel covers which are received while you're a patron.


Please note that this art is for personal use, not to be used commercially.

Demigod
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All previous tiers, plus whenever a commissioned art piece comes out, you'll be able to down a full-resolution copy of the artwork. This includes any novel covers which are received while you're a patron.


Please note that this art is for personal use, not to be used commercially.