Chris Kennedy is creating novels you want to read!
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patrons

$35
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81% of Americans have a story they want to write, but I wasn't one of them. I never had a story...and then, one day, I did. After writing the first draft of my novel, “Red Tide,” though, I looked for representation and was unable to find it. After being turned down by over 75 agents, I decided to do it myself. I researched the self-publishing industry and everything needed to be a independent author, and, on my daughters’ birthday, I launched my first novel.

I did fairly well, and people began to take notice. Soon, people began to ask me if I would publish their books too. Knowing how hard it had been on me, I decided to help the newer authors out. I took on a lot of folks—so many that I barely had time for writing myself. All editing and no creating made Chris a dull boy, and I began to lose the joy or creating.

My ever-supportive wife saw this and told me I needed to quit my day job before I burned out. That was a “big thing,” though. I have three kids in college, and the tuition monster is relentless in hunting me down. How could I quit my day job, keep up with my commitments to the authors I said I would publish, and still stay out of the clutches of the tuition monster?

This is where you come in. By sponsoring me through this page, you help give me the ability to continue writing myself, while continuing to help publish newer authors (including some you may not have heard of--yet), and still win the war against the tuition monster. That's what it's all about--winning the war against the tuition monster. For your part, you’ll get access to a number of things you may not have had access to prior. It’s a win for everyone!

Please take a look at the level of support you can give and the goals I am shooting for. Anything you can do to help win the war against the dreaded tuition monster is greatly appreciated!
Tiers
Recruits
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Recruits help win the war on the tuition monster by taking their VOWs and ensuring that there is a firm foundation to our manning! You get a whole lot of thanks and my eternal gratitude. 
Squad Member
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Squad Members help win the war on the tuition monster. Let's face it, you can't win a war without troopers, and you're it! You get a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, and early access to all the new new art that is produced.
Squad Leader
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Squad Leaders are even more helpful in winning the war on the tuition monster. Squaddies are great, but if no one tells them what to do, nothing's going to get done! In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, and early access to new art, you'll get advance story snippets  of all of my new books as they're being written so you can keep up with them.
Platoon Sergeant
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Platoon Sergeants are even more helpful in winning the war. Without Platoon Sergeants, who’s going to integrate the efforts of the platoon and get them to fight the tuition monster as one? In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, early access to new art, and advance story snippets, you'll also get a digital copy of all of my new books when they come out, before they go live to the general public.
Intel Officer
$50 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Are you an author, not a reader? Want to get the inside scoop and keep up with the training my authors are getting? Want advice from a publisher? At this level, you will receive the same training that Chris Kennedy Publishing authors are getting, as well as advice and assistance in advancing your project.
Platoon Leader
$50 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Platoon Leaders are even more helpful in winning the war, as they coordinate with the staff to find out what’s going on. As an officer at this level, you’re now involved in management and will help coordinate! In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, early access to new art, advance story snippets, and early digital copies of all of my new books, you’ll get to coordinate with higher authority. There will be chances to help determine where stories go, suggest names for books, and to insert a red shirt character of your choice (subject to a few restrictions) into at least one book a year.
General
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Generals win the war by planning strategically and overseeing everything...and you get it all!  In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, early access to new art, advance story snippets, early digital copies of all of my new books, and the ability to coordinate with higher authority, you’ll get a signed paperback copy of a book of your choice, once a quarter. You tell me what book you want, and I’ll sign it and ship it to you!  You will also have a chance to read and provide your opinion on new material. Decision making at the highest level!
Goals
$35 of $2,000 per month
If support reaches the $2,000 goal, I will not only complete “The Progenitors’ War” in calendar year 2018 (as previously promised), but I will also complete the book that follows it, within four months of the release of “The Progenitors’ War.”
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81% of Americans have a story they want to write, but I wasn't one of them. I never had a story...and then, one day, I did. After writing the first draft of my novel, “Red Tide,” though, I looked for representation and was unable to find it. After being turned down by over 75 agents, I decided to do it myself. I researched the self-publishing industry and everything needed to be a independent author, and, on my daughters’ birthday, I launched my first novel.

I did fairly well, and people began to take notice. Soon, people began to ask me if I would publish their books too. Knowing how hard it had been on me, I decided to help the newer authors out. I took on a lot of folks—so many that I barely had time for writing myself. All editing and no creating made Chris a dull boy, and I began to lose the joy or creating.

My ever-supportive wife saw this and told me I needed to quit my day job before I burned out. That was a “big thing,” though. I have three kids in college, and the tuition monster is relentless in hunting me down. How could I quit my day job, keep up with my commitments to the authors I said I would publish, and still stay out of the clutches of the tuition monster?

This is where you come in. By sponsoring me through this page, you help give me the ability to continue writing myself, while continuing to help publish newer authors (including some you may not have heard of--yet), and still win the war against the tuition monster. That's what it's all about--winning the war against the tuition monster. For your part, you’ll get access to a number of things you may not have had access to prior. It’s a win for everyone!

Please take a look at the level of support you can give and the goals I am shooting for. Anything you can do to help win the war against the dreaded tuition monster is greatly appreciated!

Recent posts by Chris Kennedy

Tiers
Recruits
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Recruits help win the war on the tuition monster by taking their VOWs and ensuring that there is a firm foundation to our manning! You get a whole lot of thanks and my eternal gratitude. 
Squad Member
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Squad Members help win the war on the tuition monster. Let's face it, you can't win a war without troopers, and you're it! You get a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, and early access to all the new new art that is produced.
Squad Leader
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Squad Leaders are even more helpful in winning the war on the tuition monster. Squaddies are great, but if no one tells them what to do, nothing's going to get done! In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, and early access to new art, you'll get advance story snippets  of all of my new books as they're being written so you can keep up with them.
Platoon Sergeant
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Platoon Sergeants are even more helpful in winning the war. Without Platoon Sergeants, who’s going to integrate the efforts of the platoon and get them to fight the tuition monster as one? In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, early access to new art, and advance story snippets, you'll also get a digital copy of all of my new books when they come out, before they go live to the general public.
Intel Officer
$50 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Are you an author, not a reader? Want to get the inside scoop and keep up with the training my authors are getting? Want advice from a publisher? At this level, you will receive the same training that Chris Kennedy Publishing authors are getting, as well as advice and assistance in advancing your project.
Platoon Leader
$50 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Platoon Leaders are even more helpful in winning the war, as they coordinate with the staff to find out what’s going on. As an officer at this level, you’re now involved in management and will help coordinate! In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, early access to new art, advance story snippets, and early digital copies of all of my new books, you’ll get to coordinate with higher authority. There will be chances to help determine where stories go, suggest names for books, and to insert a red shirt character of your choice (subject to a few restrictions) into at least one book a year.
General
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Generals win the war by planning strategically and overseeing everything...and you get it all!  In addition to a whole lot of thanks, my eternal gratitude, early access to new art, advance story snippets, early digital copies of all of my new books, and the ability to coordinate with higher authority, you’ll get a signed paperback copy of a book of your choice, once a quarter. You tell me what book you want, and I’ll sign it and ship it to you!  You will also have a chance to read and provide your opinion on new material. Decision making at the highest level!