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I remember sitting in some nondescript doctor’s office looking for something to pass the time while I waited for my appointment. As usual, I was early and they were running late.

We’ve all been there.

To make matters worse, I had forgotten to bring my book. So I opened my phone and launched the Kindle app to find something to read.

I'm always downloading books (I love books) and had plenty of choices. It’s a great way to find new authors, but I was still in the middle of a committed relationship with another book (I always feel like I'm cheating on a book if I start another one before I finish with the first one).

What I really wanted was to go on a "speed date" with a new author. Not start a long-term relationship and commit to reading 400+ pages before I even knew them. That's like asking someone to marry you before that crucial first date.

There I was, sitting alone in the waiting room with only a few minutes to kill.

What was I to do?

What I needed was a complete story that took only a few minutes to read.

I really didn’t want to start another book, so I exited the Kindle app and instead scrolled through facebook to pass the time when I would rather be entertained by a complete story.

I thought to myself, “Somebody should create books filled with short stories in the genre I love so I can discover new authors and be fully entertained for short bursts while I’m waiting for something else.”

I quickly realized that somebody might as well be me.

So here we are at FICTION Silicon Valley’s Patreon page.

As the Editor-in-Chief, I am determined to create dedicated journals based on your specific interests.

All you have to do is ask.

How do you ask?

It couldn't be simpler.

Become a Happy Family Member and cast your "vote" (i.e. select that specific genre tier) for the Genre Quarterly you would like brought to life because you want it.

Because you need it.

After that, spread the word to like-minded readers and help grow your Happy Family. As soon as we reach 1,000 Happy Family Members in your favorite Genre Quarterly we can begin production and you will get more of what you love from FICTION Silicon Valley.

GENRE QUARTERLIES:

Below is the current list of Genre Quarterly choices.

Is your favorite genre category not listed? Let me know at [email protected]

Thrillers & Suspense Quarterly
Fantasy Quarterly
Mythology & Folk Tales Quarterly
Science Fiction Quarterly
Steampunk Quarterly
Dystopian Quarterly
Historical Fiction Quarterly
Contemporary Romance Quarterly
Historical Romance Quarterly
Paranormal Romance Quarterly
Romantic Suspense Quarterly
After Dark Erotic Romance Quarterly
Mystery Quarterly

Remember, being a patron of FSV also makes you a patron of writers from diverse backgrounds all around the world since we pay these language artists for their work published in FSV.

My goal is to introduce readers to new and established voices every month and use digital capabilities, combined with traditional publishing concepts, to extend FSV's influence well beyond the borders of Silicon Valley and reach the community of readers worldwide and help them enjoy life more every day.

Steve DeWinter
Editor-in-Chief | FICTION Silicon Valley
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per issue
1 patron
Supporting Family Member

This is altruism at its best.

Your generous support guarantees artists get paid for their hard work. And you still receive your free copy of FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly along with $1 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release for as long as you remain subscribed to the email list.
Pledge $3 or more per issue
1 patron
Patron Family Member
eBook Upgrade and more Bonus Bucks


Get what you love, in the format you want.

By picking this tier you receive a free eBook Upgrade to access additional formats (Kindle/EPUB/PDF).

You also get a Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $2 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Get FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly in the format you love most.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Thrillers & Suspense Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Thrillers & Suspense stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Fantasy Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Fantasy stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Mythology & Folk Tales Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Mythology & Folk Tales stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
1 patron
Happy Family Member
Science Fiction Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Science Fiction stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Steampunk Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Steampunk stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Dystopian Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Dystopian stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Historical Fiction Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Historical Fiction stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Contemporary Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Contemporary Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Historical Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Historical Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Paranormal Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Paranormal Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Romantic Suspense Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Romantic Suspense stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
After Dark Erotic Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to After Dark Erotic Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Mystery Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Mystery stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Goals
$13 of $500 per issue
Achievement Unlocked / Plead the Fifth

We are a fifth of the way to our first artists support goal. Keep spreading the word.

As a reward for hitting this first mini-goal I offer up the first novel in the Wizard's Order fantasy/thriller series, A is for Apprentice, AND the science-fiction cloning thriller, Shade Infinity, to you for free in eBook (Kindle/EPUB/PDF) and a whopping $8 in Bonus Bucks towards the paperbacks.

The free eBooks and the $8 in Bonus Bucks are valid for only 30 days after reaching this goal, so be sure to spread the word quickly to give everyone the chance to take advantage of this limited time reward.
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I remember sitting in some nondescript doctor’s office looking for something to pass the time while I waited for my appointment. As usual, I was early and they were running late.

We’ve all been there.

To make matters worse, I had forgotten to bring my book. So I opened my phone and launched the Kindle app to find something to read.

I'm always downloading books (I love books) and had plenty of choices. It’s a great way to find new authors, but I was still in the middle of a committed relationship with another book (I always feel like I'm cheating on a book if I start another one before I finish with the first one).

What I really wanted was to go on a "speed date" with a new author. Not start a long-term relationship and commit to reading 400+ pages before I even knew them. That's like asking someone to marry you before that crucial first date.

There I was, sitting alone in the waiting room with only a few minutes to kill.

What was I to do?

What I needed was a complete story that took only a few minutes to read.

I really didn’t want to start another book, so I exited the Kindle app and instead scrolled through facebook to pass the time when I would rather be entertained by a complete story.

I thought to myself, “Somebody should create books filled with short stories in the genre I love so I can discover new authors and be fully entertained for short bursts while I’m waiting for something else.”

I quickly realized that somebody might as well be me.

So here we are at FICTION Silicon Valley’s Patreon page.

As the Editor-in-Chief, I am determined to create dedicated journals based on your specific interests.

All you have to do is ask.

How do you ask?

It couldn't be simpler.

Become a Happy Family Member and cast your "vote" (i.e. select that specific genre tier) for the Genre Quarterly you would like brought to life because you want it.

Because you need it.

After that, spread the word to like-minded readers and help grow your Happy Family. As soon as we reach 1,000 Happy Family Members in your favorite Genre Quarterly we can begin production and you will get more of what you love from FICTION Silicon Valley.

GENRE QUARTERLIES:

Below is the current list of Genre Quarterly choices.

Is your favorite genre category not listed? Let me know at [email protected]

Thrillers & Suspense Quarterly
Fantasy Quarterly
Mythology & Folk Tales Quarterly
Science Fiction Quarterly
Steampunk Quarterly
Dystopian Quarterly
Historical Fiction Quarterly
Contemporary Romance Quarterly
Historical Romance Quarterly
Paranormal Romance Quarterly
Romantic Suspense Quarterly
After Dark Erotic Romance Quarterly
Mystery Quarterly

Remember, being a patron of FSV also makes you a patron of writers from diverse backgrounds all around the world since we pay these language artists for their work published in FSV.

My goal is to introduce readers to new and established voices every month and use digital capabilities, combined with traditional publishing concepts, to extend FSV's influence well beyond the borders of Silicon Valley and reach the community of readers worldwide and help them enjoy life more every day.

Steve DeWinter
Editor-in-Chief | FICTION Silicon Valley

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per issue
1 patron
Supporting Family Member

This is altruism at its best.

Your generous support guarantees artists get paid for their hard work. And you still receive your free copy of FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly along with $1 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release for as long as you remain subscribed to the email list.
Pledge $3 or more per issue
1 patron
Patron Family Member
eBook Upgrade and more Bonus Bucks


Get what you love, in the format you want.

By picking this tier you receive a free eBook Upgrade to access additional formats (Kindle/EPUB/PDF).

You also get a Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $2 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Get FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly in the format you love most.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Thrillers & Suspense Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Thrillers & Suspense stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Fantasy Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Fantasy stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Mythology & Folk Tales Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Mythology & Folk Tales stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
1 patron
Happy Family Member
Science Fiction Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Science Fiction stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Steampunk Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Steampunk stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Dystopian Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Dystopian stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Historical Fiction Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Historical Fiction stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Contemporary Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Contemporary Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Historical Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Historical Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Paranormal Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Paranormal Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Romantic Suspense Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Romantic Suspense stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
After Dark Erotic Romance Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to After Dark Erotic Romance stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 patrons
Happy Family Member
Mystery Quarterly


Pick this choice to cast your "vote" for a Quarterly Issue (4 times a year) devoted to Mystery stories.

You get all the rewards from the $1 and $3 Tiers along with a Super Bonus Bucks Upgrade for FICTION Silicon Valley Monthly to receive $4 worth of Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.

Genre Quarterly Bonus: For picking this tier you automatically receive a free eBook Upgrade to get every Genre Quarterly in Kindle/EPUB/PDF for free along with an additional $4 in Bonus Bucks towards each paperback release.