James Edgar Skye

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In this $2 tier, you help the continued success of The Bipolar Writer blog and the brand. You're also supporting a struggling Graduate student and writer living with mental illness every day. This tier costs less than a cup of coffee. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007, and it has affected my ability to hold down a job. Writing is an escaping feeling while also being therapeutic, and now you can be a part of the process of a published author!


  • You get a "First Look" at weekly blog posts for the Bipolar Writer Blog before it goes live! 
  • This tier will help keep my blog writing and help me end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
  • If I get enough at this tier, it will allow me to hire an "editor and manager of my blog."
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In this $5 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One disorder since 2007.


  • You get everything in the "Support for The Bipolar Writer" tier.
  • Plus a special mention in my monthly newsletter and access to the newsletter to start every new month!
  • A special "Thank you" message when you sign up for this tier.
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In this $10 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One. I have been struggling with mental illness since 2007.


  • In this mid-level tier, you get everything from the first two tiers. 
  • An exclusive look at a chapter from "The Bipolar Writer: A  Memoir. 
  • Access to a future chapter or any short story that is published!
  • The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir published in March 2020. I will, for this $10 tier and above, I will send you two exclusive chapters!
  • As part of this tier, you can also have a one hour Zoom session with me asking me questions about writing or mental illness/mental health. 
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In this $15 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! This tier comes with everything in the above tiers. You're also helping a struggling Graduate student, and writer, who is living with Bipolar One since 2007.


  • The $15 tier, is a special tier that also comes with a personal invitation to my exclusive Patreon community (which is coming soon!)
  • Also, it will come with other great benefits, coming soon!!
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In this $25 tier, you help support James Edgar Skye and his writing endeavors as a Bipolar Writer Maniac! You're also helping a struggling Graduate student and writer, who is living with Bipolar One since 2007.

  •  In this top tier, you get everything from the previous tiers.
  • An exclusive look at my upcoming fantasy fiction novel to include character sketches or a look at the first chapter of the novel "The Rise of the Nephilim" or a peek at "Angel on the Ward."
  • A Signed Copy of The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir (Note: In this tier, you have to be a Patron for two month before I send out the copy. This is to help offset the costs of printing and shipping.)
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  • This is a limited Edition Tier for my Bipolar Writer Maniacs! In this elite $40 tier, you get all the benefits of the previous tiers plus
  • A signed copy of my memoir The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir, and all future publications.
  • Including publications of my short stories.
  • My novella Angel on the Ward.
  • My Novel Rise of the Nephilim 
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In this ultimate level tier, you get all access as an "angel investor" in The Bipolar Writer brand, and access to free copies of all future projects from James Edgar Skye. You also get every benefit of all their tiers that I offer. As an angel investor, you are a part of the writing process, with updates on projects, where I am in my writing and exclusives only available at this level. This is the tier for those who want to be a part of the life of the Bipolar Writer. 
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About James Edgar Skye


My name is James Edgar Skye, and I go by J.E. Skye or The Bipolar Writer. As you might have guessed, I am Bipolar (or I have Bipolar 1 disorder). I also suffer from social anxiety and panic disorder. I am proud of who I am when it comes to my mental illnesses because it is a part of who I am inside and out. I am a mental health advocate. I run and write blog posts for The Bipolar Writer blog (link below), which is a collaborative blog. It has become a safe place for others, such as myself, to share our experiences with mental health so that together we can end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

I can now say I am a published author, and you can find my book The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir on Amazon, look it up by James Edgar Skye or click the link below.

I am a graduate student working on my MFA in Creative Writing and English. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University where I graduated summa cum laude. 

As you might expect, writing is a significant part of my life. I have written non-fiction, fiction, short stories, poetry, novellas, and screenplays. Right now I have several projects in the "work-in-progress" stage and one self-published creative non-fiction piece, my memoir entitled The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir.  My foray into fantasy fiction entitled, The Rise of the Nephilim, is in editing and I am looking for an agent and publisher.

Writing is my life. It is a therapeutic experience, and I would not want to do anything else in this world. I do have hobbies outside of writing. You can't be a writer without a love for reading. I love to read and listen to audiobooks while I write. Listening to music is a passion during the writing process as well. I am also an avid sports fan, and my favorite teams are as follows: Lakers, Dodgers, Broncos, and Alabama football. I am also planning on getting into photography, hiking, and traveling in the future.

My hope for this Patreon account is to find a way to get enough Patrons to focus on my writing full-time. I want to begin to build my brand, The Bipolar Writer, through my memoir and merchandising. My memoir is published which has opened up time for other projects like short stories and ghostwriting. But, there is also expanding my mental health advocacy with my brand, which is a significant part of my daily life. 



My mental health collaborative blog: www.thebipolarwriter.blog

This is my author website: www.jamesedgarskye.me

You can find my memoir here: https://www.jamesedgarskye.me/jamesedgarskyebooks


Works in Progress

Life with a Mental Illness - Humans with a Mental Illness (Working Title)

A Vacation From Heaven (Creative Non-fiction/Ghostwriting)

Editing

The Rise of the Nephilim (Fantasy Fiction/Supernatural/Dark Romanticism)

Angel of the Ward (Novella)

In the Publishing Process 

Hyeon and the Precious Notebook (short story)

The Dark Passenger (short story)

Completed Projects

Memory of Shane (Fictional Screenplay in Romance/Drama)

Published

The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir
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When I reach $500 per month, I will expand "The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Blog" with new and essential mental health content. I will also release two "exclusive" chapters from my novella "Angel on the Ward" to all tiers. Also, this goal will help me hire a part-time editor for my blog and to have it professionally looked at to improve all areas of the blog.
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