The Supers are creating dark comedies spanning the urban fantasy and fantasy genres
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Cheerio darlings, and welcome to the wonderful world of Black Kat! 

I'm Kimberly Gordon, author of the Black Kat series, a dark romantic comedy about superheroes. I'm so honored that "The Supers" have entrusted me with their stories. The prequel to the series, Unlucky Charm, is already out, and has been well received. 



People can't wait to find out what happens next. Neither can I, and I'm writing the doggone thing. The Supers never cease to surprise me with the twists and turns they toss in, even in the final editing stage! The next book, Kat & Mouse, should be out in this winter.

The problem is finding time to write and wear the many hats of an indie author. Until recently, I worked full time as an IT professional and have small children (one with special needs.) But the Supers just won't let me be. They demand their time too and bother me in the shower, the car, while I'm eating, sleeping, at work, anywhere, everywhere. I wuv them so and know that this is my calling and my passion: to tell their stories and share their world. 

So I've taken the next crazy, terrifying step in this process and come home to write full time. For that to work well, I need patrons. Poor Hugh would help if he could, but his money is tied up in a snarl of Swiss bank accounts and he's still stuck in a jail cell somewhere. Please help me bust him out soon before he perishes from the lousy food and Nightshade's poison! 



My ambitious plan is to come to publish FOUR Black Kat books within the next year: 

Tentative publication dates: 
Book 1: Kat & Mouse (June)
Book 2: Playing with Fire (August)
Book 3: Katastrophic (October)
Book 4: Star Crossed (December)

But here's the thing: Black Kat is only one series set in this world. Yes, shocking, I know! There are at least five others, all with characters and conflicts (and plenty of jokes!) begging to be told. There are also budding digital artists among "The Supers" who wish to share their promo graphics, web design and book covers for the series. You'll get access to them here.



So my goals are lofty:
  • Make enough income from home to finish all 13 books in the series in the next few years
  • Create print and audio books for the series
  • Continue to create digital art of the Supers and their world
  • Create a Black Kat calendar, because- why not?
  • Create 3D animated book trailers
  • Create a graphic novel version of the books
  • Begin work on the other series set in this world
Depending on what level you choose as a Patron, you'll get sneak peeks and first looks into new scenes, characters, beta copies, early releases, and digital mock-ups of the Supers. I'll also show you my creative process, and how to manage the many hats of being an indie author and publisher. You can even help me name and create new supers and their powers. At the highest levels, I'll be happy to coach you as you create your own world builds and amazing characters, and share limited edition artwork of the Supers with you.

Some come join the fun and sign up today! 

Rewards
Level 1: Acquaintance of The Supers
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Pleased to make your acquaintance! It's a pleasure to meet nice humans. We like those. As a thank you, you will receive:

  • Exclusive access to our patron-only feed, updated regularly with jokes, art and news of the Supers
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
  • Free copy of the Black Kat prequel, Unlucky Charm.
Level 2: Friend of The Supers
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh look, Kat! A human friend! We're always in need of those. We're seriously outnumbered on this planet, you know. As our friend, you will receive:

  • All Level 1 rewards
  • Access to all published ebooks as they become available
Level 3: Ally of the Supers
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 We can also use more allies! Being a Super is dangerous business. The more the merrier, I say! As a thank you, you will receive:   
  • All Level 1 and 2 rewards
  • Extra scenes, stories and artwork never released publicly.
  • Sneak peeks and excerpts of upcoming releases
Level 4: Safe House Access
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Congratulations! You've been cleared for entrance to the safe houses and a peek behind the curtain. Come with us behind the scenes and you'll receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, and 3 rewards
  • Sneak peeks of drafts
  • Early releases of the books before publication
  • A detailed look inside the creative process
Level 5: Safe House Member
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Our home is your home! Make yourself comfortable and stay a while at any of our exotic, secret locations. As a thank you, you will receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 rewards
  • An autographed copy of the print versions of the Black Kat books as they become available
  • Beta copies of upcoming releases
Level 6: Honorary Super
$500 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Congratulations! You're one of us now! Come join the fun and receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 rewards
  • Book participation: Help decide plot twists and character names in upcoming books via polls and discussions.
  • Create your own character! Choose the powers, looks and even the name of your male or female Super that will appear in an upcoming Black Kat book.
Level 7: Super in Training
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Wow, you're really serious about this Super stuff. So are we. Train alongside us and receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 rewards
  • Signed, limited edition prints of Black Kat artwork as it becomes available.
  • Tutorials on writing, self publishing, digital art, world building and character creation.
  • Looking for other tutorials or advice? Just ask and we'll create it! 
  • One critique and/or edit session of your unpublished book
Level 8: Super Duper Super
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
A Super among Supers! We are honored to know you, and thank you kindly for your support. Come enjoy the following rewards:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 rewards
  • One-on-one coaching about writing, world building, character creation, digital art, web design, independent publishing, and anything else in our skill arsenal you'd like to learn. This can be via email, Skype, Facetime, phone, or whatever medium you prefer.
Goals
$1 of $20,000 per month
  • Faint
  • Pick self up
  • Try to recover from the shock of actually being able to live my dreams and do my calling for a living
  • Begin to write the other series in the amazing Black Kat universe. There are at least 25 books to write, perhaps more. I could happily spend the rest of my life doing this.
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Cheerio darlings, and welcome to the wonderful world of Black Kat! 

I'm Kimberly Gordon, author of the Black Kat series, a dark romantic comedy about superheroes. I'm so honored that "The Supers" have entrusted me with their stories. The prequel to the series, Unlucky Charm, is already out, and has been well received. 



People can't wait to find out what happens next. Neither can I, and I'm writing the doggone thing. The Supers never cease to surprise me with the twists and turns they toss in, even in the final editing stage! The next book, Kat & Mouse, should be out in this winter.

The problem is finding time to write and wear the many hats of an indie author. Until recently, I worked full time as an IT professional and have small children (one with special needs.) But the Supers just won't let me be. They demand their time too and bother me in the shower, the car, while I'm eating, sleeping, at work, anywhere, everywhere. I wuv them so and know that this is my calling and my passion: to tell their stories and share their world. 

So I've taken the next crazy, terrifying step in this process and come home to write full time. For that to work well, I need patrons. Poor Hugh would help if he could, but his money is tied up in a snarl of Swiss bank accounts and he's still stuck in a jail cell somewhere. Please help me bust him out soon before he perishes from the lousy food and Nightshade's poison! 



My ambitious plan is to come to publish FOUR Black Kat books within the next year: 

Tentative publication dates: 
Book 1: Kat & Mouse (June)
Book 2: Playing with Fire (August)
Book 3: Katastrophic (October)
Book 4: Star Crossed (December)

But here's the thing: Black Kat is only one series set in this world. Yes, shocking, I know! There are at least five others, all with characters and conflicts (and plenty of jokes!) begging to be told. There are also budding digital artists among "The Supers" who wish to share their promo graphics, web design and book covers for the series. You'll get access to them here.



So my goals are lofty:
  • Make enough income from home to finish all 13 books in the series in the next few years
  • Create print and audio books for the series
  • Continue to create digital art of the Supers and their world
  • Create a Black Kat calendar, because- why not?
  • Create 3D animated book trailers
  • Create a graphic novel version of the books
  • Begin work on the other series set in this world
Depending on what level you choose as a Patron, you'll get sneak peeks and first looks into new scenes, characters, beta copies, early releases, and digital mock-ups of the Supers. I'll also show you my creative process, and how to manage the many hats of being an indie author and publisher. You can even help me name and create new supers and their powers. At the highest levels, I'll be happy to coach you as you create your own world builds and amazing characters, and share limited edition artwork of the Supers with you.

Some come join the fun and sign up today! 

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Rewards
Level 1: Acquaintance of The Supers
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Pleased to make your acquaintance! It's a pleasure to meet nice humans. We like those. As a thank you, you will receive:

  • Exclusive access to our patron-only feed, updated regularly with jokes, art and news of the Supers
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases
  • Patron-only polls
  • Free copy of the Black Kat prequel, Unlucky Charm.
Level 2: Friend of The Supers
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh look, Kat! A human friend! We're always in need of those. We're seriously outnumbered on this planet, you know. As our friend, you will receive:

  • All Level 1 rewards
  • Access to all published ebooks as they become available
Level 3: Ally of the Supers
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 We can also use more allies! Being a Super is dangerous business. The more the merrier, I say! As a thank you, you will receive:   
  • All Level 1 and 2 rewards
  • Extra scenes, stories and artwork never released publicly.
  • Sneak peeks and excerpts of upcoming releases
Level 4: Safe House Access
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Congratulations! You've been cleared for entrance to the safe houses and a peek behind the curtain. Come with us behind the scenes and you'll receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, and 3 rewards
  • Sneak peeks of drafts
  • Early releases of the books before publication
  • A detailed look inside the creative process
Level 5: Safe House Member
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Our home is your home! Make yourself comfortable and stay a while at any of our exotic, secret locations. As a thank you, you will receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 rewards
  • An autographed copy of the print versions of the Black Kat books as they become available
  • Beta copies of upcoming releases
Level 6: Honorary Super
$500 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Congratulations! You're one of us now! Come join the fun and receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 rewards
  • Book participation: Help decide plot twists and character names in upcoming books via polls and discussions.
  • Create your own character! Choose the powers, looks and even the name of your male or female Super that will appear in an upcoming Black Kat book.
Level 7: Super in Training
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Wow, you're really serious about this Super stuff. So are we. Train alongside us and receive:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 rewards
  • Signed, limited edition prints of Black Kat artwork as it becomes available.
  • Tutorials on writing, self publishing, digital art, world building and character creation.
  • Looking for other tutorials or advice? Just ask and we'll create it! 
  • One critique and/or edit session of your unpublished book
Level 8: Super Duper Super
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
A Super among Supers! We are honored to know you, and thank you kindly for your support. Come enjoy the following rewards:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 rewards
  • One-on-one coaching about writing, world building, character creation, digital art, web design, independent publishing, and anything else in our skill arsenal you'd like to learn. This can be via email, Skype, Facetime, phone, or whatever medium you prefer.