Claire Monserrat Jackson is creating Books. Stories. Oddities.
8

patrons

$89
per month
Hey folks. Thanks for joining me on this fun little adventure. I've been very, very lucky to be able to share so many of the crazy things the monkeys living in my brain send up the dumbwaiter, and even luckier to have found folks who seem to like their output enough to send some bananas down the chute now and then.

My brain churns out a lot of stuff. Most of it gets written down and shared in one form or another—poetry, short fiction, serialized novels, hypothetical screenplays for shows that air in other universes, et hoc genus omne—but the universe I play around in with both the greatest confidence and the greatest pleasure is the home of Cuicatl Cruz. 

Cat's story is the one I love sharing with other folks the most, and while I've written the first part of a serialized novel starring Cat and her best friend, Tommy, I think most people are familiar with her from my blog and a short story called Absolution that was published in an amazing 2016 anthology alongside the work of some incredible queer authors. And the number one question I hear from folks who've run into Cat and Tommy is, "Hey, why don't you quit jerking us around and write more of that, you dope?"

OK, that's not an exact quote, but it captures the general sentiment of my friends and fans, which leads me to...

So why AM I starting a Patreon?

It's simple: I'm an author and an editor who'd like to do both full time. We have so little time on this rock, and I want to spend as much of it as possible turning out engaging, thought-provoking and FUN stories and poetry for people who love classic noir, a catholic (not to be confused with Catholic) view of humanity's intellectual endeavors, high fantasy, and a dash of crazy.

Oh, and also wombats. Can't get enough of those guys. You'll see. 

Your ongoing, incremental support, whether it's a dollar a month or a million, is what will help support me in this endeavor. You're the rocks, boulders, and moraines that will give rise to Castle Scribblestein, high in the mountains of Outer Tortured Metaphor. 

I've also got some pretty wackadoo rewards and other fun stuff for people who support me, including early access to my stuff (a new chapter a week, come hell or high water or the steamy confluence of those two weird things), custom stuff I make JUST FOR YOU—YES, YOU, FANCY PERSON READING THIS—and guest roles for patrons in my work. Plus one or two truly off-the-wall rewards that, should they be selected, may threaten the very fabric of our universe.

Patreon is better, in my humble opinion, than something like Kickstarter, because it lets you choose your contribution over time and also helps your money go farther. If you want a custom poem one month, but are cool with just checking out the chat and reading the weekly chapter the next, YOU CAN DO THAT!

You give a little, and it helps me create a lot. It really is that simple. 

I'm SO EXCITED to be creating amazing stuff for you, every single day, week, month, and year, from now until the heat death of the universe. I hope you'll join me!
Tiers
Hordeling
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join the Faithful Horde as we all watch Claire go slowly, but happily, insane. Thank you!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
So, I guess you could say it's pretty serious.
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
You and me. It's magic. It's FIRE. Let's make it official on social media.

I'll follow you, friend you, probably make a nuisance of myself.  

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
Pretty Sneaky, Sis.
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
See my latest work before anyone else! You'll get access to a chapter a week, plus whatever assorted notions I might have - fragments, rough ideas, the odd poem or three.

Includes
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
"Coupon, Coupoff. " - M. Miyagi
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're going to get the secret discount code to save when you buy my books. And any other merch I foist upon the unsuspecting public. Whoo!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
Marquee Hordeling
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Your name in lights! Or at least pixels. Everyone who supports me at this tier will be mentioned on a special page of my books and in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame. Because people need to know how awesome you are!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
Screen, Meet Face (Monthly Confab)
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Join an hour-long online confab with other Hordelings in Google Hangouts.  I'll take questions, get your story suggestions/prompts, and talk about what I'm working on. Bring a drink and a snack, it'll be a hoot. 

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Monthly confab with other Hordelings and myself.
A Rose By Any Other Name...
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
I'll write a poem, just for you. Will it be a choka? A haiku? A fiery denouncement of the anti-wombat media? Something with an avocado in it? PROBABLY! But we'll have a chat. Comes with an Insta-friendly design, suitable for...framing?

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • A personalized poem, written just for you.
You're Quite A Character.
$250 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Have you ever read a book & thought,  "Hey, that should be me!" or "Hey, why am I narrating my thoughts out loud? Am I in a book?"

WELL, NOW YOU CAN BE!

Folks who support me at this tier will be featured as a character. Who? When? What? WE'LL SEE.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • Become a named character in one of my works. Insanity!
We've Got Chemistry
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
We confab. You become a character in a Cat Cruz story, or the inspiration for one, anyway. Your character gets dragged into shenanigans aplenty, and lives to tell the tale. OR DO THEY? DUN DUN DUN.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • A custom short story (10,000 words or fewer)
Your Idea. My Scribbling. Our Book.
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
This is truly nuts. At this level, we collaborate and I write a Cat Cruz novel based on your idea. You'll get full credit as the muse behind the book, approval on the outline, and, naturally, signed copies. Literary fame level TBD.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • A Cat Cruz book inspired by your idea.
Goals
$89 of $500 per month
OK, so $500 would be an excellent start to helping me spend more time writing full time. Right now, I spend quite a lot of time writing online and promotional content for clients, but the more support I have from you, my beloved community, the fewer content jobs I have to take—and the more time I can spend putting Cat and Tommy into trouble before helping them out of it!

Everyone who's a patron will be listed in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™ once I reach this level per month. Folks who donate $20/month get their name on a special page in the books, too! 
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Hey folks. Thanks for joining me on this fun little adventure. I've been very, very lucky to be able to share so many of the crazy things the monkeys living in my brain send up the dumbwaiter, and even luckier to have found folks who seem to like their output enough to send some bananas down the chute now and then.

My brain churns out a lot of stuff. Most of it gets written down and shared in one form or another—poetry, short fiction, serialized novels, hypothetical screenplays for shows that air in other universes, et hoc genus omne—but the universe I play around in with both the greatest confidence and the greatest pleasure is the home of Cuicatl Cruz. 

Cat's story is the one I love sharing with other folks the most, and while I've written the first part of a serialized novel starring Cat and her best friend, Tommy, I think most people are familiar with her from my blog and a short story called Absolution that was published in an amazing 2016 anthology alongside the work of some incredible queer authors. And the number one question I hear from folks who've run into Cat and Tommy is, "Hey, why don't you quit jerking us around and write more of that, you dope?"

OK, that's not an exact quote, but it captures the general sentiment of my friends and fans, which leads me to...

So why AM I starting a Patreon?

It's simple: I'm an author and an editor who'd like to do both full time. We have so little time on this rock, and I want to spend as much of it as possible turning out engaging, thought-provoking and FUN stories and poetry for people who love classic noir, a catholic (not to be confused with Catholic) view of humanity's intellectual endeavors, high fantasy, and a dash of crazy.

Oh, and also wombats. Can't get enough of those guys. You'll see. 

Your ongoing, incremental support, whether it's a dollar a month or a million, is what will help support me in this endeavor. You're the rocks, boulders, and moraines that will give rise to Castle Scribblestein, high in the mountains of Outer Tortured Metaphor. 

I've also got some pretty wackadoo rewards and other fun stuff for people who support me, including early access to my stuff (a new chapter a week, come hell or high water or the steamy confluence of those two weird things), custom stuff I make JUST FOR YOU—YES, YOU, FANCY PERSON READING THIS—and guest roles for patrons in my work. Plus one or two truly off-the-wall rewards that, should they be selected, may threaten the very fabric of our universe.

Patreon is better, in my humble opinion, than something like Kickstarter, because it lets you choose your contribution over time and also helps your money go farther. If you want a custom poem one month, but are cool with just checking out the chat and reading the weekly chapter the next, YOU CAN DO THAT!

You give a little, and it helps me create a lot. It really is that simple. 

I'm SO EXCITED to be creating amazing stuff for you, every single day, week, month, and year, from now until the heat death of the universe. I hope you'll join me!

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Tiers
Hordeling
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock exclusive content and join the Faithful Horde as we all watch Claire go slowly, but happily, insane. Thank you!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
So, I guess you could say it's pretty serious.
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
You and me. It's magic. It's FIRE. Let's make it official on social media.

I'll follow you, friend you, probably make a nuisance of myself.  

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
Pretty Sneaky, Sis.
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
See my latest work before anyone else! You'll get access to a chapter a week, plus whatever assorted notions I might have - fragments, rough ideas, the odd poem or three.

Includes
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
"Coupon, Coupoff. " - M. Miyagi
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're going to get the secret discount code to save when you buy my books. And any other merch I foist upon the unsuspecting public. Whoo!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
Marquee Hordeling
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Your name in lights! Or at least pixels. Everyone who supports me at this tier will be mentioned on a special page of my books and in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame. Because people need to know how awesome you are!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
Screen, Meet Face (Monthly Confab)
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Join an hour-long online confab with other Hordelings in Google Hangouts.  I'll take questions, get your story suggestions/prompts, and talk about what I'm working on. Bring a drink and a snack, it'll be a hoot. 

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Monthly confab with other Hordelings and myself.
A Rose By Any Other Name...
$100 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
I'll write a poem, just for you. Will it be a choka? A haiku? A fiery denouncement of the anti-wombat media? Something with an avocado in it? PROBABLY! But we'll have a chat. Comes with an Insta-friendly design, suitable for...framing?

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • A personalized poem, written just for you.
You're Quite A Character.
$250 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Have you ever read a book & thought,  "Hey, that should be me!" or "Hey, why am I narrating my thoughts out loud? Am I in a book?"

WELL, NOW YOU CAN BE!

Folks who support me at this tier will be featured as a character. Who? When? What? WE'LL SEE.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • Become a named character in one of my works. Insanity!
We've Got Chemistry
$500 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
We confab. You become a character in a Cat Cruz story, or the inspiration for one, anyway. Your character gets dragged into shenanigans aplenty, and lives to tell the tale. OR DO THEY? DUN DUN DUN.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • A custom short story (10,000 words or fewer)
Your Idea. My Scribbling. Our Book.
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
This is truly nuts. At this level, we collaborate and I write a Cat Cruz novel based on your idea. You'll get full credit as the muse behind the book, approval on the outline, and, naturally, signed copies. Literary fame level TBD.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • I'll follow you. But not in real life. Unless you're into that.
  • Early access to writing
  • Sneak peeks
  • Weekly Chapter in Progress
  • Discount code
  • Credits on upcoming piece
  • Entry in the Faithful Horde Hall of Fame™.
  • A Cat Cruz book inspired by your idea.