C. J. Brightley is creating fantasy novels and short stories
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$45
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C. S. Lewis wrote about fairy tales for children: Since it is so likely that they will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

Those are the stories I write. I write about heroic heroes and heroines. I write about people making the hard choice to do the right thing, even when it costs them. I write about people who are confused and scared, but act with courage and generosity anyway. My characters are not perfect people, but they're people you can believe in and root for. Some of my books and stories are Christian. Others are "clean fantasy" if you know what I mean. Everything I write is "young-adult appropriate" (and perfect for gift-giving!) but it's not necessarily YA... the protagonists are often a little older than the typical teenage YA protagonist.

G. K. Chesterton wrote: Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.

I write fantasy. I've written an epic fantasy series with no magic called Erdemen Honor, and a series of short stories in the same world. I'm working on a darkish urban Christian fantasy series called A Long-Forgotten Song. Book 3, The Beginning of Wisdom, was recently released. I'm planning book 4 now.

I have more ideas! I'm starting to brainstorm a novella with merpeople. I have another novel drafted and in the works in the Erdemen Honor series with new characters you'll recognize from my short story Street Fox. I have another novel (possible duology) with a different fairy king in the planning stages.

Check out how fantastic these rewards are. Entire NOVELS for $3? Seriously? Yes, seriously! Support my short fiction writing and get the novels for $3. Want to pledge more? PLEASE DO! Unlike some Patreon campaigns, my rewards are all set up for complete stories... complete short stories, novellas, and novels. I'm not getting paid by the chapter. Pledge more and be generous! Go for it! You know you want to. I do plan to release most of these works for sale later, but as a Patron, you'll get everything (and get it early, if we make that Milestone). I'll release the ecopies as .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (Nook, Kobo, etc.). If you need a different format, just ask!

Not sure? Check out my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. You can also read a free short story on my blog called Basileus and the Cat.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
Super thanks! Even $1 helps. Get an ecopy of every short story I publish. Also you can ask me a question and I'll answer it on my blog!
Pledge $3 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
E-copies of whatever I write: novels, short stories, it's all yours. I have novel releases planned for April 2015, winter 2015/2016, and fall/winter 2016. I normally sell my novels for $4.99, but since this includes payments for short stories, I've averaged the cost. I publish short stories and novellas between novel releases, so expect 2-5 shorter pieces a year.

Sneak peeks into what I'm working on every month! A scene or a snippet from whatever I happen to be working on, with commentary if appropriate. Ask questions, and I will answer!
Pledge $10 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
The $3 reward, plus even more gratitude!
Pledge $15 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
Pledge at this level and I will send you ecopies of all my previous work (as of 7/23/15, that's five novels and four short stories/novellas). Additionally, you'll get the $3 reward: ecopies of future works, both novels and short stories/novellas, and sneak peeks into what I'm working on.
Pledge $25 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
You are awesome. I will send you a signed paperback of each future novel I write. When I make a collection of my short stories, I'll send you a paperback copy of that too (so you won't get one with every payment, but you'll get the collected stories). Plus you get previously-released ebooks and sneak peeks.
Pledge $50 or more per Story or Novel
1 patron
This would be awesome! You get the paperbacks and ebooks, plus you get any audiobooks I produce. Plus oodles of gratitude!
Pledge $100 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
Wow! This would be awesome. How awesome? You and I will work together to create a character and give that character the fate you decree. A heroic death? A happily-ever-after? You got it. This is collaborative story-telling, and it will be awesome.

This is a one time per year character creation - it's probably going to be a unique story just for you (probably a short story, possibly a novella, maybe a novel, but most likely a short story). Support at this level for a year, and get the reward again!

Oh, and you get the other rewards!
Goals
$45 of $50 per Story or Novel
Every patron will get digital wallpaper of my book cover art (all of them!) for your personal use.
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C. S. Lewis wrote about fairy tales for children: Since it is so likely that they will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

Those are the stories I write. I write about heroic heroes and heroines. I write about people making the hard choice to do the right thing, even when it costs them. I write about people who are confused and scared, but act with courage and generosity anyway. My characters are not perfect people, but they're people you can believe in and root for. Some of my books and stories are Christian. Others are "clean fantasy" if you know what I mean. Everything I write is "young-adult appropriate" (and perfect for gift-giving!) but it's not necessarily YA... the protagonists are often a little older than the typical teenage YA protagonist.

G. K. Chesterton wrote: Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.

I write fantasy. I've written an epic fantasy series with no magic called Erdemen Honor, and a series of short stories in the same world. I'm working on a darkish urban Christian fantasy series called A Long-Forgotten Song. Book 3, The Beginning of Wisdom, was recently released. I'm planning book 4 now.

I have more ideas! I'm starting to brainstorm a novella with merpeople. I have another novel drafted and in the works in the Erdemen Honor series with new characters you'll recognize from my short story Street Fox. I have another novel (possible duology) with a different fairy king in the planning stages.

Check out how fantastic these rewards are. Entire NOVELS for $3? Seriously? Yes, seriously! Support my short fiction writing and get the novels for $3. Want to pledge more? PLEASE DO! Unlike some Patreon campaigns, my rewards are all set up for complete stories... complete short stories, novellas, and novels. I'm not getting paid by the chapter. Pledge more and be generous! Go for it! You know you want to. I do plan to release most of these works for sale later, but as a Patron, you'll get everything (and get it early, if we make that Milestone). I'll release the ecopies as .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (Nook, Kobo, etc.). If you need a different format, just ask!

Not sure? Check out my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. You can also read a free short story on my blog called Basileus and the Cat.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
Super thanks! Even $1 helps. Get an ecopy of every short story I publish. Also you can ask me a question and I'll answer it on my blog!
Pledge $3 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
E-copies of whatever I write: novels, short stories, it's all yours. I have novel releases planned for April 2015, winter 2015/2016, and fall/winter 2016. I normally sell my novels for $4.99, but since this includes payments for short stories, I've averaged the cost. I publish short stories and novellas between novel releases, so expect 2-5 shorter pieces a year.

Sneak peeks into what I'm working on every month! A scene or a snippet from whatever I happen to be working on, with commentary if appropriate. Ask questions, and I will answer!
Pledge $10 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
The $3 reward, plus even more gratitude!
Pledge $15 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
Pledge at this level and I will send you ecopies of all my previous work (as of 7/23/15, that's five novels and four short stories/novellas). Additionally, you'll get the $3 reward: ecopies of future works, both novels and short stories/novellas, and sneak peeks into what I'm working on.
Pledge $25 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
You are awesome. I will send you a signed paperback of each future novel I write. When I make a collection of my short stories, I'll send you a paperback copy of that too (so you won't get one with every payment, but you'll get the collected stories). Plus you get previously-released ebooks and sneak peeks.
Pledge $50 or more per Story or Novel
1 patron
This would be awesome! You get the paperbacks and ebooks, plus you get any audiobooks I produce. Plus oodles of gratitude!
Pledge $100 or more per Story or Novel
0 patrons
Wow! This would be awesome. How awesome? You and I will work together to create a character and give that character the fate you decree. A heroic death? A happily-ever-after? You got it. This is collaborative story-telling, and it will be awesome.

This is a one time per year character creation - it's probably going to be a unique story just for you (probably a short story, possibly a novella, maybe a novel, but most likely a short story). Support at this level for a year, and get the reward again!

Oh, and you get the other rewards!