B. Morris Allen is creating vegan science fiction and fantasy
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patron

$5
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Stories of love and disaster

I write science fiction and fantasy stories. They're often unabashedly romantic; people fall in love - with each other, with their world, with their dreams - and sometimes even live happily ever after. But sometimes they don't - they're just as likely to have their hearts broken, to have loved ones die, to see their world and their dreams die around them and not recover. But grim or cheery, I like characters who care about what's happening. If their world's going to hell, they're not just standing around watching - they're working to make the place better (or worse; I'm an equal opportunity creator).

I've been reading and writing SFF for a very long time. For almost all of that time, I've also been a vegan. My characters live in dark and uncertain worlds, but in their favor, they're vegan worlds. Bad things happen, but they don't happen casually to animals. Don't worry, though; my stories aren't about veganism, they just happen to be vegan. There's no message, no moralizing. It's just that there are no horses ridden, no meat eaten. Unless you're a vegan yourself, you won't notice. If you are, enjoy!

Unfortunately, I don't spend all my time writing. For one thing, there are walks on the beach, scratching the cat, playing with dogs, sitting and watching nature, etc. For another, there's a pretty demanding day job. Plus, I publish and edit a speculative fiction magazine, Metaphorosis. And I read a lot. So, any number of things take my time away from writing.

Your support here will not only earn you my thanks, it will encourage me to find time to write, and will allow me to buy all the nifty writing tools that make life easier. Above a certain point, I'll contribute a portion of proceeds to animal welfare charities - like the well-deserving emergency vet clinic (Dove Lewis) that talked me through my newly adopted dog's first seizure two decades ago.

In any case, thanks for taking this little walk with me. And if you get a chance, take a real walk on the Oregon coast. It's where I live when I'm not working, and a good number of my stories are set in a little village there.
Rewards
Sand dollar
$1 or more per month 0 patrons

Thanks for walking with me. You'll turn up interesting tidbits and the occasional shiny agate. 
  • A story and author's note every month
  • Patron-only polls
  • Invitations to occasional patron-only coffees and get-togethers.
Twilight Dragon
$3 or more per month 0 patrons


Stay with me long enough, and you'll see all sorts of interesting creatures hiding in the sun and shadows.
  • New story most weeks
  • Author's notes for each story
  • Plus all previous rewards
Curious seal
$5 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for swimming alongside me and taking a deeper look. You'll get:

  • Chapters from novels and novellas
  • Process/behind-the-scenes information
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hummingbird
$10 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

It's a gull, it's a pelican, it's a ...  hummingbird? In any case, it's watching you write, and darting around to point out the weak bits.
  • Detailed feedback on a story up to 5,000 words
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Note: you won't be able to submit the revised story to Metaphorosis.
Crater Lake
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons

I'll take a deep dive into your work. Detailed feedback on your novel - at line, chapter, and manuscript levels - up to 80,000 words. I've done this for published authors, with good results.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$5 of $200 per month
Treehouse!

My cat is 18 years old. She's still spry, though; she still races around the house in the middle of the night, then gets us up at 5:00 because she's hungry, and that dry food just isn't enough for an active cat.

For years, I've been meaning to build her a really serious cat tree to hang out in. But they're expensive, and I'm a really slow builder. 

So, first order of business will be to buy the cat a quality commercial cat tree so that she can watch me write from somewhere other than exactly where I'd like to put my laptop.
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Stories of love and disaster

I write science fiction and fantasy stories. They're often unabashedly romantic; people fall in love - with each other, with their world, with their dreams - and sometimes even live happily ever after. But sometimes they don't - they're just as likely to have their hearts broken, to have loved ones die, to see their world and their dreams die around them and not recover. But grim or cheery, I like characters who care about what's happening. If their world's going to hell, they're not just standing around watching - they're working to make the place better (or worse; I'm an equal opportunity creator).

I've been reading and writing SFF for a very long time. For almost all of that time, I've also been a vegan. My characters live in dark and uncertain worlds, but in their favor, they're vegan worlds. Bad things happen, but they don't happen casually to animals. Don't worry, though; my stories aren't about veganism, they just happen to be vegan. There's no message, no moralizing. It's just that there are no horses ridden, no meat eaten. Unless you're a vegan yourself, you won't notice. If you are, enjoy!

Unfortunately, I don't spend all my time writing. For one thing, there are walks on the beach, scratching the cat, playing with dogs, sitting and watching nature, etc. For another, there's a pretty demanding day job. Plus, I publish and edit a speculative fiction magazine, Metaphorosis. And I read a lot. So, any number of things take my time away from writing.

Your support here will not only earn you my thanks, it will encourage me to find time to write, and will allow me to buy all the nifty writing tools that make life easier. Above a certain point, I'll contribute a portion of proceeds to animal welfare charities - like the well-deserving emergency vet clinic (Dove Lewis) that talked me through my newly adopted dog's first seizure two decades ago.

In any case, thanks for taking this little walk with me. And if you get a chance, take a real walk on the Oregon coast. It's where I live when I'm not working, and a good number of my stories are set in a little village there.

Recent posts by B. Morris Allen

Rewards
Sand dollar
$1 or more per month 0 patrons

Thanks for walking with me. You'll turn up interesting tidbits and the occasional shiny agate. 
  • A story and author's note every month
  • Patron-only polls
  • Invitations to occasional patron-only coffees and get-togethers.
Twilight Dragon
$3 or more per month 0 patrons


Stay with me long enough, and you'll see all sorts of interesting creatures hiding in the sun and shadows.
  • New story most weeks
  • Author's notes for each story
  • Plus all previous rewards
Curious seal
$5 or more per month 1 patron

Thanks for swimming alongside me and taking a deeper look. You'll get:

  • Chapters from novels and novellas
  • Process/behind-the-scenes information
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hummingbird
$10 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

It's a gull, it's a pelican, it's a ...  hummingbird? In any case, it's watching you write, and darting around to point out the weak bits.
  • Detailed feedback on a story up to 5,000 words
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • Note: you won't be able to submit the revised story to Metaphorosis.
Crater Lake
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons

I'll take a deep dive into your work. Detailed feedback on your novel - at line, chapter, and manuscript levels - up to 80,000 words. I've done this for published authors, with good results.
  • Plus all previous rewards