Jesse Pohlman is creating Science-Fiction books, short stories, poems and more!
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Hello there!
Thank you for joining me on Patreon.  Chances are, you're here because you're looking for an awesome creator to support.  If you're interested in reading science fiction, fantasy, or anything in that direction, you've come to the right place!  Since I was young, I've loved fantastic images of knights slaying villains and heroes piloting the stars, and I'd love to share that enjoyment with you as I create new stories for you to enjoy!


What I create:
I've written multiple novels across a spectrum of fun categories:  My Physics Incarnate series is a super-hero themed romp, starring the physics-manipulating professor Emmett Eisenberg and his friends in the 'Consortium of Truth' as they save the world; Protostar has been my go-to series for National Novel-Writing Month in 2012 and 2014, and focuses on Lahira Ocean, the captain of the star-ship 'The Messenger' as she saves the world; and, the Pillars Of The Kingdom, featuring three plucky heroes named Jacin, Clarice and Branden as they march around a fantasy world filled with robots and evil demigods as they, you guessed it, save the world!

You'll find each series has its own flavor.  Physics Incarnate struggles with the nature of good versus evil, where characters have vastly opinion viewpoints on how to solve extraordinary dilemmas.  Protostar is cerebral, and uses the backdrop of a war with aliens to create takes of cover-ups and exploits the existence of artificial intelligence to debate questions about the nature of life.  In the Pillars series, my earliest, I've let my imagination run wild with Anime-esque action sequences and suspense.

What you'll get for contributing:
The most basic donation you can give is a dollar, because every dollar is appreciated.  Sincerely, every step closer towards the goal of being an independent author is a huge advantage for me, and it means the world that you're willing to support me.  What you get out of that is more clearly explained in the "rewards" section to your right, but you'll be credited in every future book I do, you'll be informed of exclusive opportunities to beta-read, and you'll be eligible for patron-only content and polls to help inform me of what I do best.  You'll also get the satisfaction of knowing you're making more and better art for the world.

At higher donation tiers I will include things like alpha reads, B-Roll reads (I.E. Books or projects I never finished, in case you're curious), signed books (international shipping restrictions may apply), and more!  If you've got ideas I'm happy to hear 'em!

What Will I Use These Patreon Funds For?
I would really like to be able to devote more of my time to creating works of fiction (and, maybe, some not-so-fiction), and the truth about my creative process is that I need to be able to set aside a certain amount of time to let my mind wander into that 'inspiration zone.'  It's not that I can't adhere to deadlines - among other things, I spent three years writing for my college newspaper on a weekly deadline with no problem.  I can sit down and say, "Today I need to write this thing."  The problem is strictly having the time to do that.

Moreover, as I'm sure you know (I mean, you have to make a living too, right?), I have to be able to set aside time to write, and time spent writing for my readers and myself is time spent not doing work for an employer.  My writing has never paid the bills, but it's something I had always wished was able to.  I don't expect Patreon to cover every expense I have, but I expect it will allow me to explore my creative side more frequently, as I can substitute out hours worked at a 'day job' for hours worked at the keyboard.  

The Math
As I've done with previous fund-raising efforts, I want to be straightforward when I ask for your support.  I think that if I'm not transparent, you're not getting what you pay for.  To that end, I'm going to try to set up goals that make sense.

My initial goals for Patreon are to be able to free up one hour a week, at a minimum cost of about sixty dollars per month, to work on what reader feedback has suggested is my biggest weakness, editing.  With this extra hour freed up per week, I can spend my normal writing time editing, making my prose stronger by the patron!  In return, you will get your appropriate backer rewards to give you something to enjoy!

Additional funding means I can set aside even more time to work on some bonus content for your enjoyment.
Rewards
Kind-Hearted Soul
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
As a kind-hearted soul who gives the smallest whole-value American currency offered, you're actually the backbone of this endeavor.  If you donate just $1 per month towards helping to create more dreams for you to share in, you'll get...
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Sneak peek texts of upcoming releases, like Beta-Readership and digital Reviewer Copy opportunities.  
  • Patron-only polls (Helping to guide what books, or types of stories or other content) I work on next.
  • Shout-Outs in the credits.
Devoted Follower
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
A devoted follower is someone who read my work regularly and wants to see more of it exist.  Devoted followers will receive...
  • Access to e-books in .PDF format.  Any of my previously-released work will be available for your perusal. (I will need your e-mail address to complete this reward)
  • B-Roll Reads:  I will be creating a list of unreleased (and often incomplete) books or short stories to release just to Patrons!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hero Among Patrons
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
As a hero of Patreon, you should expect nothing less than the best.  Not only will you have access to the library of my completed e-books, but I'll custom-sign a digital copy of your favorite one!

  • Personalized e-Book:  I'll take a current version of your favorite E-Book of my digital releases and customize it just for you!  It's like a signed book, only you can have it on multiple computers in .PDF format and read it wherever you've got the file!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Legendary Patron
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Legendary Patrons are awesome.  If you're so committed to the cause that you will give up at least an hour of your time each month to help me create even more fiction for you, the least I can do is guarantee a physical reward!
  • A signed, personal note emblazoned on the interior of any of the books I've put into physical distribution (Physics Incarnate, Physics Reincarnate, and for a limited time First-Editions of Pillars of the Kingdom)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$0 of $60 per month
One Hour Per Week
At this point, I'll be receiving enough funding to spend one hour a week editing my work.  This means I'll be able to hit release dates much faster, or - better still - may be able to save up money to hire a professional editor for a final pass on a project!  Specific details will always be provided in updates.
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Hello there!
Thank you for joining me on Patreon.  Chances are, you're here because you're looking for an awesome creator to support.  If you're interested in reading science fiction, fantasy, or anything in that direction, you've come to the right place!  Since I was young, I've loved fantastic images of knights slaying villains and heroes piloting the stars, and I'd love to share that enjoyment with you as I create new stories for you to enjoy!


What I create:
I've written multiple novels across a spectrum of fun categories:  My Physics Incarnate series is a super-hero themed romp, starring the physics-manipulating professor Emmett Eisenberg and his friends in the 'Consortium of Truth' as they save the world; Protostar has been my go-to series for National Novel-Writing Month in 2012 and 2014, and focuses on Lahira Ocean, the captain of the star-ship 'The Messenger' as she saves the world; and, the Pillars Of The Kingdom, featuring three plucky heroes named Jacin, Clarice and Branden as they march around a fantasy world filled with robots and evil demigods as they, you guessed it, save the world!

You'll find each series has its own flavor.  Physics Incarnate struggles with the nature of good versus evil, where characters have vastly opinion viewpoints on how to solve extraordinary dilemmas.  Protostar is cerebral, and uses the backdrop of a war with aliens to create takes of cover-ups and exploits the existence of artificial intelligence to debate questions about the nature of life.  In the Pillars series, my earliest, I've let my imagination run wild with Anime-esque action sequences and suspense.

What you'll get for contributing:
The most basic donation you can give is a dollar, because every dollar is appreciated.  Sincerely, every step closer towards the goal of being an independent author is a huge advantage for me, and it means the world that you're willing to support me.  What you get out of that is more clearly explained in the "rewards" section to your right, but you'll be credited in every future book I do, you'll be informed of exclusive opportunities to beta-read, and you'll be eligible for patron-only content and polls to help inform me of what I do best.  You'll also get the satisfaction of knowing you're making more and better art for the world.

At higher donation tiers I will include things like alpha reads, B-Roll reads (I.E. Books or projects I never finished, in case you're curious), signed books (international shipping restrictions may apply), and more!  If you've got ideas I'm happy to hear 'em!

What Will I Use These Patreon Funds For?
I would really like to be able to devote more of my time to creating works of fiction (and, maybe, some not-so-fiction), and the truth about my creative process is that I need to be able to set aside a certain amount of time to let my mind wander into that 'inspiration zone.'  It's not that I can't adhere to deadlines - among other things, I spent three years writing for my college newspaper on a weekly deadline with no problem.  I can sit down and say, "Today I need to write this thing."  The problem is strictly having the time to do that.

Moreover, as I'm sure you know (I mean, you have to make a living too, right?), I have to be able to set aside time to write, and time spent writing for my readers and myself is time spent not doing work for an employer.  My writing has never paid the bills, but it's something I had always wished was able to.  I don't expect Patreon to cover every expense I have, but I expect it will allow me to explore my creative side more frequently, as I can substitute out hours worked at a 'day job' for hours worked at the keyboard.  

The Math
As I've done with previous fund-raising efforts, I want to be straightforward when I ask for your support.  I think that if I'm not transparent, you're not getting what you pay for.  To that end, I'm going to try to set up goals that make sense.

My initial goals for Patreon are to be able to free up one hour a week, at a minimum cost of about sixty dollars per month, to work on what reader feedback has suggested is my biggest weakness, editing.  With this extra hour freed up per week, I can spend my normal writing time editing, making my prose stronger by the patron!  In return, you will get your appropriate backer rewards to give you something to enjoy!

Additional funding means I can set aside even more time to work on some bonus content for your enjoyment.

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Rewards
Kind-Hearted Soul
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
As a kind-hearted soul who gives the smallest whole-value American currency offered, you're actually the backbone of this endeavor.  If you donate just $1 per month towards helping to create more dreams for you to share in, you'll get...
  • Access to patron-only content.
  • Sneak peek texts of upcoming releases, like Beta-Readership and digital Reviewer Copy opportunities.  
  • Patron-only polls (Helping to guide what books, or types of stories or other content) I work on next.
  • Shout-Outs in the credits.
Devoted Follower
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
A devoted follower is someone who read my work regularly and wants to see more of it exist.  Devoted followers will receive...
  • Access to e-books in .PDF format.  Any of my previously-released work will be available for your perusal. (I will need your e-mail address to complete this reward)
  • B-Roll Reads:  I will be creating a list of unreleased (and often incomplete) books or short stories to release just to Patrons!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hero Among Patrons
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
As a hero of Patreon, you should expect nothing less than the best.  Not only will you have access to the library of my completed e-books, but I'll custom-sign a digital copy of your favorite one!

  • Personalized e-Book:  I'll take a current version of your favorite E-Book of my digital releases and customize it just for you!  It's like a signed book, only you can have it on multiple computers in .PDF format and read it wherever you've got the file!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Legendary Patron
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Legendary Patrons are awesome.  If you're so committed to the cause that you will give up at least an hour of your time each month to help me create even more fiction for you, the least I can do is guarantee a physical reward!
  • A signed, personal note emblazoned on the interior of any of the books I've put into physical distribution (Physics Incarnate, Physics Reincarnate, and for a limited time First-Editions of Pillars of the Kingdom)
  • Plus all previous rewards