E.A. Copen

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FEED MY CATS
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THANK YOU!

$1 buys them a can of food and me another day to write without fear of being eaten by cats.

At this level, you'll get access to my Patron Only posts, chapters of my work as they become available, and probably pictures of my cats plotting to take over the world. 

BUY ME JOE
$5
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It's no secret I'm a coffee addict. I need caffeine to function, and you're helping me do that.

At this level, you'll get:

Everything in the previous level

Digital copies of my books on release day

F.C.D.A.
$8
per month

F.C.D.A. stands for Fancy Coffee Drinkers Anonymous and now I get to try some! Better fuel = better books?

At this level, you'll get: 


All previous rewards

Access to Patron only videos on the writing business and craft. 

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About

WHO AM I?
I am a full-time prolific author of speculative fiction with more than 25 titles under my belt, 7 of which have been best sellers on Amazon. I write primarily urban fantasy, but I'm working on branching out and trying new things, riskier projects to hone my craft and make even better books for my readers. My most popular series to date, The Lazarus Codex, was recently picked up by LMBPN Publishing, and my space opera series, Broken Empire, is with Bolide Publishing. Many of my other works are self-published, meaning I'm now officially a hybrid author!

I'm also a coffee addict, herder of cats (I have 4) and mother to a special needs teenage boy, and a smart(ass) 11-year-old. As you can see, I wear a lot of hats! Pants are still optional. 


WHY PATREON?
Up until last year, I lived my entire life in Ohio and struggled to make ends meet. Our lives changed when we picked up and moved to Kentucky, but we wound up leaving a lot behind. Just as we were getting things together, my husband totaled our only car, and then my son was in the hospital for a month. Thankfully, everyone is fine and we got a new-to-us car, but with all of that came expenses I've had to pay instead of replacing furniture, paying down debts, and saving to buy a house, or at least a larger apartment. 

Until recently, I lived my entire adult life in extreme poverty, often without utilities or transportation. Publishing and making a full-time income changed my life--and my family's lives--in ways that most people wouldn't believe. When I started, I was near homeless, living on food donations and sleeping on a pile of blankets on the floor. One of the most expensive things in the world is being poor because it's impossible to invest in things that don't break down, or extras most take for granted. For example, I don't own (and have never owned) a bookshelf. My books are all in totes. My mattress needs replaced, and we still don't have a couch or many decorations for our walls. 

So this Patreon will go toward replacing small things or upgrading them, slowly improving the lives of the Copen family so that I can better focus on getting more work done without having to worry so much about the small things. 

WHAT WILL YOU GET?
  • Experimental fiction. 
A lot of what I want to write and publish isn't particularly mainstream. It's mostly mish-mashed and genre-bending, and so it's a bit riskier to publish. However, those projects tend to be very well reviewed and my hardcore fans LOVE it! A good example of one of these I've done in the past is Beasts of Babylon. Hellbent Halo also falls under this umbrella, and I've published those here in the past as well. While these will eventually be published in some form, these stories will be exclusive to the Patreon page until they are purchased by an agent, or for a limited time before I self-publish them. 

Usually, these will come in the form of chapters, but they may also be short stories, poetry... Whatever weird thing I feel like working on at the time. 

  • Monthly Ask Me Anything/Hangout
I'll start doing these in November, probably toward the end of the month. Watch this space for more information!

  • Future Stuff
If I have time, I'll also start up a bi-weekly podcast or YouTube video series where I talk about the business and craft of writing.
Goals
$13 of $20 per month
Woo-hoo! I can decorate my walls or replace worn out small appliances. I could really use a new can opener... I'll make a video showing what I bought.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 127 exclusive posts
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111
Writings
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Video

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