Donna Power

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Sean's Tappers

$6
per month
This first tier is named after the character Sean in my book.  Sean is a rather multi-talented character who befriends the protagonist in my story.  He can dance (including tap dance), sing, and defend those in need with his martial arts skill.  Test readers say he's the second-favorite of the side-characters. 

The cost of illustrations is high and for a first-time writer the burden is even more so.  With your help at $5/month you will be able to assist me in bearing this burden and get my book published with the artful creativity that both my illustrator and I imagine!

--For being a member of Sean's Tappers you will receive a monthly newsletter that will be a written account of both my successes, new ideas, and (humbly) a few failures...generally, the chronicles of my writing journey.

Thank you for considering becoming my patron!
--D.A. Power
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Tex's Lassoes

$10
per month
Tex is one of the main characters in my book.  Originally from Texarkana, Texas this boy is a fan-favorite of test readers and the namesake of this #2 tier in the patron hierarchy.  For $10/month you will be able to offset the cost of illustrating this novel so I can get it sent to publish.  We have many great ideas, the illustrator and I, and we will be able to do every one of them with enough assistance from you, our patron!  Please read the benefits of this tier below:

--In joining this tier you will have access to a Q&A session on the Discord app.  However I'll have to avoid questions whose answers would give a spoiler ruining future projects.
--And in this tier you will receive a monthly newsletter that will be a written account of both my successes, new ideas, and (humbly) a few failures...generally, the chronicles of my writing journey.
  • Patron-only Q&As
  • Patron-only newsletter
Exclusive Merch
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Includes
  • Exclusive T-shirt - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Poster - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Mug - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Sticker - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!

Briz's Besties

$20
per month
Named for the furry little friend of the protagonist, this tier is #3 in the hierarchy.  The more I receive to give the illustrator the more detailed and numerous the artwork can be and $20/month would really help knock a chunk out of these costs. 

--In return for your patronage in this tier you will receive a "character of-the-month" biography. These files I use for detailed characterizations and often the info therein is not included in the book. I will, of course, redact the documents to avoid any spoilers that would ruin future projects for you. No one likes a spoiler!
--Next, you will have access to a Q&A session on the Discord app. Once again I'll have to avoid questions who's answers would give a spoiler ruining future projects.
--Lastly in this tier you will receive a monthly newsletter that will be a written account of both my successes, new ideas, and (humbly) a few failures...generally, the chronicles of my writing journey.

Thank you very much for your consideration!
--D.A. Power
  • Patron-only Q&As
  • Access to monthly character profiles/biographies/stats
  • Patron-only newsletter
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive T-shirt - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Poster - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Mug - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Sticker - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!

Celeste's Slingshots

$50
per month
This tier is "right on target" with this #4, and more ambitious patronage level!  It wouldn't take many of these tier memberships to make the illustrations in my book soar to publication.  A patron on this tier has an incredible vested interest in my book, and the book series that is springing from it.  Currently I have 6 books in this series planned, one of them being virtually finished, and the second one about 3 chapters complete.  You, as a #4 tier patron can't wait to read every one of them!

As a patron of this tier you will receive the following benefits:

--You will receive a bi-monthly (redacted) chapter in all of it's unedited glory!  Just know that what you will receive may or may not end up in the final draft.  These chapters will tease your curiosity with their randomness and make you itch for the next instalment.
--"Squeak" will have an acknowledgments section.  As a Tier #4 Patron--with your permission--I will add your name to the acknowledgments section. If you wish to use a pseudonym I'll be happy to oblige.
--You will also receive a "character of-the-month" biography. These files I use for detailed characterizations and often the info therein is not included in the book. I will, of course, redact the documents to avoid any spoilers that would ruin future projects for you. No one likes a spoiler!
--Next, you will have access to a Q&A session on the Discord app. 
--Lastly in this tier you will receive a monthly newsletter that will be a written account of both my successes, new ideas, and (humbly) a few failures...generally, the chronicles of my writing journey.

Thank you very much for your consideration!
--D.A. Power

  • Patron-only Q&As
  • Access to monthly character profiles/biographies/stats
  • Patron shout-out in in acknowledgments
  • Patron-only newsletter
  • Work-in-progress updates (digital)
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive T-shirt - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Poster - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Mug - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!
  • Exclusive Sticker - A silhouette from a scene in my book from my illustrator!

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About Donna Power

Hello.  My name is Donna.  I'm a piano accompanist in the Joplin, Missouri area.  Last year, when I found myself unemployed as a musician due to COVID-19, I decided to fulfill a life-long dream by becoming an author.  I am proud to say I have succeeded in writing my first novel!  It is called "Squeak" and it is a few edits and illustrations away from publication.

I have a friend who has her degree in graphic arts whom I have chosen to do my illustrations.  She is a very talented artist and I would love to offer her funds that directly reflect how I feel about her skill.  But since this is my first novel and my family has never been well-to-do I don't have the funds to give to her up-front to start the project.  That is why I have chosen to find generous patrons to help me complete "Squeak" so I can send it to a publisher.

Here is a working synopsis for "Squeak:"

10 year-old Celeste is shy, quirky and awkward as they come. After her mother remarries and moves her away from her few friends, she finds herself alone and a new target for the schoolyard bullies. If that wasn’t bad enough, her new stepfather just happens to be her new 5th grade teacher! One day, at the Lincoln Elementary School playground, using courage she didn’t know she had, Celeste saves a mouse from the same bullies that torment her. This bravery is the spark that shows her fellow 5th graders that she deserves a second look. Her weirdness though is multiplied by a very unusual new friend that she has no choice but to keep to herself.
The story takes place in Baxter Springs, a small Southeast Kansas town, and just one place where one can find events that will become increasingly odd and bizzare in this first installment of D.A. Power’s Increasingly Odd, Bizzare, and Dark Occurences series.

“Squeak” is a coming-of-age novel set in the mid 1980’s about a girl who, with a “little” help from a friend, learns to trust, develop confidence, make friends, and accept her new stepfather.


Thank you very much for your consideration in funding the beginning of my writing career!
-D.A. Power

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