J Tullos Hennig is creating Speculative & Historical Fiction
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patrons

Greetings, all!

I'm Jeanine, a.k.a. J Tullos Hennig. I'm a history geek, a retired professional horseperson, a grandmama, and a dance teacher whose knees have unfortunately become less than adequate.

Along with all these things, I'm a writer and novelist. And yes, if you're thinking that sounds a bit like a detox confession, you'd not be far off. I've been driven to write all my life. This isn't something picked up on a whim even as little as ten years ago; this is a practice... a craft... an art I respect and take some pride in.

I have always told stories in some fashion; my fiction is immersive and character-driven. You can find my work HERE. I do my damnedest to conjure situations that urge readers to feel, and think; I want to challenge preconceptions. I believe in the importance of exploring under-served points of view, not only in my #ownvoice, but also with the knowledge that #weneeddiversebooks. I also hope to share a meaningful experience with those who enjoy a good story. Perhaps you!

And it seems we have a new--and also most ancient--way to do just that. Throughout history, art has been supported by powerful, loyal patrons; now every person has their own power of support: through Patreon.

You see, as both a history geek and an elder, I know things usually come round and back again. In this moment, the concept of patronage is once again finding a place in our society. And it's a necessary place because, let's face it, all too often any value that's given to creators and makers of art? Well, it's rarely commensurate with the work that goes into that art. Most of us have several jobs outside our true calling just to keep a roof over our heads. And those less-than-adequate knees I mentioned? They aren't supporting my other workload as well as they used to. I can't dance hour-long shows any more, though I'm still able to teach.

And I write.  :)

I hope you'll consider joining my Patreon. In return for your support, each month you'll receive access to content found nowhere else: sneak peeks at works in progress, lost scenes and 'fic bits', artwork, giveaways, and other special and exclusive perks (including the audiobook serialisation of Winterwode, Summerwode and the upcoming Wyldingwode!). Perhaps things I've not even thought of yet!

Let me sit by your fire like a storyteller of old, and share tales--written and spoken--of other places and times. Wander the forest and wonder at the stars, join in the drumming and dancing--and if you don't know how to dance, well, then, I'll teach you!

Thank you, and I look forward to sharing my worlds with you.
~Jeanine
Tiers
The Horse & Hound Tier
$1 or more per month
Even small stars cast light! The Ancient Retiree Equines and Guy the Borzoi will thank you with a nifty picture every month. You'll also receive any blog posts & announcements several days ahead of time.
The Behind The Series Tier
$3 or more per month
I will thank you with a monthly "Behind the Series' peek, consisting of written snippets, notes, or those visuals of places and/or people that inform my current projects. (You'll also receive the advance news plus the monthly pics of the Ancient Retiree Equines and/or Guy the Borzoi.)
The Audiobook Serial Tier
$5 or more per month
You will receive, with my thanks (and the perks from the $1 & $3 tiers), exclusive access to the brand-new audio serial for The Books of the Wode. Your monthly pledge will be an invaluable help in producing the series, narrated by Yours Truly. WINTERWODE is now under production and being posted.
The Digital Books Tier
$10 or more per month
In addition to the previous tier rewards, you'll receive a digital PDF, EPUB, or MOBI edition of work that releases during your patronage, plus the backlist titles from The Books of the Wode.
The Wode Tarot Tier
$25 or more per month
In addition to the previous tier rewards, you'll receive the 4 existing (and absolutely stunning) tarot cards from the Books of the Wode. ALSO, your continued patronage in this tier will go toward commissioning Shobana Appavu to create more tarot cards! Woot!
The Signed Author Copy Tier
$50 or more per month
This is massive support for the muse! Thank you! You will receive all the perks up to this amount, PLUS a signed author copy of any book that comes out while you're a patron. This is first-come, first-served and limited to those who become patrons early because 1) mailing these things is expensive 2) it's not exactly fair for anyone to join up the month of a new release just to snag a signed copy, and 3) I only have so many author copies available.
Goals
10% complete
When I reach $500 per month, I'll record a quarterly Q&A session for you, my patrons and friends.
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Greetings, all!

I'm Jeanine, a.k.a. J Tullos Hennig. I'm a history geek, a retired professional horseperson, a grandmama, and a dance teacher whose knees have unfortunately become less than adequate.

Along with all these things, I'm a writer and novelist. And yes, if you're thinking that sounds a bit like a detox confession, you'd not be far off. I've been driven to write all my life. This isn't something picked up on a whim even as little as ten years ago; this is a practice... a craft... an art I respect and take some pride in.

I have always told stories in some fashion; my fiction is immersive and character-driven. You can find my work HERE. I do my damnedest to conjure situations that urge readers to feel, and think; I want to challenge preconceptions. I believe in the importance of exploring under-served points of view, not only in my #ownvoice, but also with the knowledge that #weneeddiversebooks. I also hope to share a meaningful experience with those who enjoy a good story. Perhaps you!

And it seems we have a new--and also most ancient--way to do just that. Throughout history, art has been supported by powerful, loyal patrons; now every person has their own power of support: through Patreon.

You see, as both a history geek and an elder, I know things usually come round and back again. In this moment, the concept of patronage is once again finding a place in our society. And it's a necessary place because, let's face it, all too often any value that's given to creators and makers of art? Well, it's rarely commensurate with the work that goes into that art. Most of us have several jobs outside our true calling just to keep a roof over our heads. And those less-than-adequate knees I mentioned? They aren't supporting my other workload as well as they used to. I can't dance hour-long shows any more, though I'm still able to teach.

And I write.  :)

I hope you'll consider joining my Patreon. In return for your support, each month you'll receive access to content found nowhere else: sneak peeks at works in progress, lost scenes and 'fic bits', artwork, giveaways, and other special and exclusive perks (including the audiobook serialisation of Winterwode, Summerwode and the upcoming Wyldingwode!). Perhaps things I've not even thought of yet!

Let me sit by your fire like a storyteller of old, and share tales--written and spoken--of other places and times. Wander the forest and wonder at the stars, join in the drumming and dancing--and if you don't know how to dance, well, then, I'll teach you!

Thank you, and I look forward to sharing my worlds with you.
~Jeanine

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Tiers
The Horse & Hound Tier
$1 or more per month
Even small stars cast light! The Ancient Retiree Equines and Guy the Borzoi will thank you with a nifty picture every month. You'll also receive any blog posts & announcements several days ahead of time.
The Behind The Series Tier
$3 or more per month
I will thank you with a monthly "Behind the Series' peek, consisting of written snippets, notes, or those visuals of places and/or people that inform my current projects. (You'll also receive the advance news plus the monthly pics of the Ancient Retiree Equines and/or Guy the Borzoi.)
The Audiobook Serial Tier
$5 or more per month
You will receive, with my thanks (and the perks from the $1 & $3 tiers), exclusive access to the brand-new audio serial for The Books of the Wode. Your monthly pledge will be an invaluable help in producing the series, narrated by Yours Truly. WINTERWODE is now under production and being posted.
The Digital Books Tier
$10 or more per month
In addition to the previous tier rewards, you'll receive a digital PDF, EPUB, or MOBI edition of work that releases during your patronage, plus the backlist titles from The Books of the Wode.
The Wode Tarot Tier
$25 or more per month
In addition to the previous tier rewards, you'll receive the 4 existing (and absolutely stunning) tarot cards from the Books of the Wode. ALSO, your continued patronage in this tier will go toward commissioning Shobana Appavu to create more tarot cards! Woot!
The Signed Author Copy Tier
$50 or more per month
This is massive support for the muse! Thank you! You will receive all the perks up to this amount, PLUS a signed author copy of any book that comes out while you're a patron. This is first-come, first-served and limited to those who become patrons early because 1) mailing these things is expensive 2) it's not exactly fair for anyone to join up the month of a new release just to snag a signed copy, and 3) I only have so many author copies available.