Heather Ewings is creating fiction
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Hi everyone!

I'm an author from Tasmania (which is the tiny little island at the bottom of Australia for those who don't know), writing mostly speculative fiction (my genres tend to blur a little). I have a MA in history, and I love myths and folklore and all the little superstitions and beliefs we had before we thought we knew everything about the world. I write in between homeschooling my children and running after a pre-schooler (not too long and she'll be joining them!). On occasion I also make beeswax candles for our family business, and work in the garden. In my ideal world, we would grow most of our fruit and vegies ourselves, but that hasn't happened in reality... yet.

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 an author from Tasmania (which is the tiny little island at the bottom of Australia for those who don't know), writing mostly speculative fiction (my genres tend to blur a little). I have a MA in history, and I love myths and folklore and all the little superstitions and beliefs we had before we thought we knew everything about the world. I write in between homeschooling my children and running after a pre-schooler (not too long and she'll be joining them!). On occasion I also make beeswax candles for our family business, and work in the garden. In my ideal world, we would grow most of our fruit and vegies ourselves, but that hasn't happened in reality... yet.

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.