Heather Ewings is creating fiction
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Hi everyone!

I'm a Tasmania author with a MA in History and a fascination with myth and folklore and all the little superstitions and beliefs we had before we thought we knew everything about the world. I write mostly speculative fiction (my genres tend to blur a little), and squeeze my writing time in between homeschooling my children and making beeswax candles for our family business.

I have several stories on the go at any one time: at the moment I'm working on something that's a bit historical, and a bit magical realism, I guess. A selkie novel, that isn't quite so focused on the Selkies themselves, but more on what might happen if a selkie-born child were stolen from it's mother and grew up never knowing it's connection to the sea. Shelved for the moment (awaiting feedback) is my Tasmanian colonial novel exploring how a Cunning Woman from Scotland might have fared had she come to the colonies (and interestingly enough, in the years since I first wrote this story, evidence has been found that Cunning People did bring their beliefs and practices to Tasmania - I love how writing-synchronicity works!). And there are other things brewing away in the background there, not yet ready to be shared with the world.

But I write all sorts of things. If you contribute to my Patreon you'll find stories about dragons, and homeschooling, and harpists, and death, and shape-shifting foxes, and selkies, and melancholy weddings. There's fantasy, and contemporary and historical stories in the mix, with some futuristic/dystopian fiction on the way.

And if you're one of these people who are really interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, then I post a bit of back-story for every short story I publish here on Patreon. 

So, here's the thing. I spend a lot of time writing. Unfortunately, it's not an easy career to make money from. Publishing a book doesn't guarantee all your living expenses will be covered for the next x amount of years while you work on the next one. And like everyone else, I'd really love it if the hours I spent working were financially covered. And I live pretty simply, I don't need much. 

This is where Patreon is fantastic. Patreon is the modern day take on Patrons of old - except instead of one person paying living expenses for one artist, Patreon gives everyone the chance to contribute in any small way towards an artists wage. 

It's a great exchange - your dollar, for my stories.

And if you've never come across my work before - here are some examples:

Fantasy - Ermaline's Feast
Contemporary/YA - The Harpist
Historical - A Christmas Wedding

Thanks for visiting!

Heather :)


Tiers
Access to my Patreon Feed
$1 or more per month 1 patron
As they say 'Every dollar counts'.
THANK YOU!
As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed where I will publish one short story per month, along with random and irregular blog posts.
'Authors Notes'
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
If you pledge $3, you'll not only receive the above, you'll also get 'Author Notes' - giving you a bit of the story behind the story, including things like what inspired the story, and any other random and interesting facts that may be relevant.
Early drafts of Chapters
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Along with the above, you'll receive access to early drafts of chapters, as I edit them, from whichever WIP I'm working on at that moment (this may be sporadic, during the year).  And you'll get to suggest character and place names.
Hi everyone!

I'm a Tasmania author with a MA in History and a fascination with myth and folklore and all the little superstitions and beliefs we had before we thought we knew everything about the world. I write mostly speculative fiction (my genres tend to blur a little), and squeeze my writing time in between homeschooling my children and making beeswax candles for our family business.

I have several stories on the go at any one time: at the moment I'm working on something that's a bit historical, and a bit magical realism, I guess. A selkie novel, that isn't quite so focused on the Selkies themselves, but more on what might happen if a selkie-born child were stolen from it's mother and grew up never knowing it's connection to the sea. Shelved for the moment (awaiting feedback) is my Tasmanian colonial novel exploring how a Cunning Woman from Scotland might have fared had she come to the colonies (and interestingly enough, in the years since I first wrote this story, evidence has been found that Cunning People did bring their beliefs and practices to Tasmania - I love how writing-synchronicity works!). And there are other things brewing away in the background there, not yet ready to be shared with the world.

But I write all sorts of things. If you contribute to my Patreon you'll find stories about dragons, and homeschooling, and harpists, and death, and shape-shifting foxes, and selkies, and melancholy weddings. There's fantasy, and contemporary and historical stories in the mix, with some futuristic/dystopian fiction on the way.

And if you're one of these people who are really interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, then I post a bit of back-story for every short story I publish here on Patreon. 

So, here's the thing. I spend a lot of time writing. Unfortunately, it's not an easy career to make money from. Publishing a book doesn't guarantee all your living expenses will be covered for the next x amount of years while you work on the next one. And like everyone else, I'd really love it if the hours I spent working were financially covered. And I live pretty simply, I don't need much. 

This is where Patreon is fantastic. Patreon is the modern day take on Patrons of old - except instead of one person paying living expenses for one artist, Patreon gives everyone the chance to contribute in any small way towards an artists wage. 

It's a great exchange - your dollar, for my stories.

And if you've never come across my work before - here are some examples:

Fantasy - Ermaline's Feast
Contemporary/YA - The Harpist
Historical - A Christmas Wedding

Thanks for visiting!

Heather :)


Recent posts by Heather Ewings

Tiers
Access to my Patreon Feed
$1 or more per month 1 patron
As they say 'Every dollar counts'.
THANK YOU!
As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed where I will publish one short story per month, along with random and irregular blog posts.
'Authors Notes'
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
If you pledge $3, you'll not only receive the above, you'll also get 'Author Notes' - giving you a bit of the story behind the story, including things like what inspired the story, and any other random and interesting facts that may be relevant.
Early drafts of Chapters
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Along with the above, you'll receive access to early drafts of chapters, as I edit them, from whichever WIP I'm working on at that moment (this may be sporadic, during the year).  And you'll get to suggest character and place names.