Jamie Sands is creating Fiction, writing books and creating This Unusual Life!
10
patrons
$79
per month
Hi and welcome!

I'm Jamie and I’m a non-binary pan queer living in Auckland New Zealand. I write fiction. Mostly speculative (ghosts, monsters, etc) but sometimes just sweet and romancey.

I have previously published the Suburban Book of the Dead, a young adult ghost story. Writing is my passion, my calling if you will, and my goal is to make it my full time job. That’s where you come in! I need money to pay rent, and exchange for goods and services.

I'm starting this patreon so you can get exclusive access to my new projects. I'm starting off a with a shocking true stories magazine inspired project called This Unusual Life!

I'd like to raise money to support myself, and also to be able to pay models for photos to illustrate the stories. Eventually I'd like to release the stories as a glossy magazine style publication, and paying someone for layout and design would be necessary. I may also eventually run a kickstarter for that, depending on how the patreon goes. 

This Unusual Life!

Imagine if the British Royal family were all murderous fairies from another world. Imagine if monsters, ghosts and and aliens were all just a part of everyday life. 

I plan to write and release stories, articles, listicles and adverts set in a world similar to ours, but with some key supernatural differences. The writing style will evoke ‘true story’ magazines and tabloids (think That’s Life! or TMZ meets Welcome to Night Vale). Expect scandal, vampires, evil fey overlords, monster hunters, queer content of all kinds and personality quizzes.

Please read "Near death experience thwarted by family vampire", a sample story for This Unsusual Life! available for free.

I’m also working hard on a sequel to Suburban Book of the Dead and a series of queer romances set in a theme park. I’m pursuing traditional publication for a series of urban fantasy mysteries as well. Patrons may get updates on these projects and sneak peeks as well.

What will you get if you back me?

You'll get my eternal gratitude, because it means you believe in me, which is amazing.

You’ll also get content from the This Unusual Life! project, at least once a month. You'll get to direct the series some with polls and your feedback. I'll make patreon-only videos and behind the scenes posts every so often, and you'll also get pictures of my cat or random doodles that I drew. 

On the higher tiers you can submit ideas for stories and vote on what you want me to write next, get access to more exclusive stories and sneak peaks at my longer projects.

If you're feeling very generous you can sign up to get hand written postcards from me at least once a month. 

Welcome to This Unusual Life!

Tiers
will o'the wisps
$2 or more per month

At this tier you get:
- My undying gratitude
- Patreon only updates 

- A short story/magazine article from This Unusual Life! each month 

Ghosties
$5 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

- an extra story or article from This Unusual Life! a month

- Pictures of my cat 

- An exclusive short story on sign up (one off reward) 

- Be heard! Vote in a monthly poll for what content you want to see next 

Unicorns
$10 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

- suggest ideas for what you'd like to see in This Unusual Life! 

- write in for Letters to the Editor and have your letter answered 

Chupacabras
$20 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

-  I will draw a picture for you and scan it (one off) 

- extra bonus This Unusual Life! content

Kelpies
$50 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

- I will send you postcards sporadically (not less than one a month) which may or may not have inspirational messages 

- Your name or your original character will feature in one of the articles or adverts in This Unusual Life! (one off) 

Hi and welcome!

I'm Jamie and I’m a non-binary pan queer living in Auckland New Zealand. I write fiction. Mostly speculative (ghosts, monsters, etc) but sometimes just sweet and romancey.

I have previously published the Suburban Book of the Dead, a young adult ghost story. Writing is my passion, my calling if you will, and my goal is to make it my full time job. That’s where you come in! I need money to pay rent, and exchange for goods and services.

I'm starting this patreon so you can get exclusive access to my new projects. I'm starting off a with a shocking true stories magazine inspired project called This Unusual Life!

I'd like to raise money to support myself, and also to be able to pay models for photos to illustrate the stories. Eventually I'd like to release the stories as a glossy magazine style publication, and paying someone for layout and design would be necessary. I may also eventually run a kickstarter for that, depending on how the patreon goes. 

This Unusual Life!

Imagine if the British Royal family were all murderous fairies from another world. Imagine if monsters, ghosts and and aliens were all just a part of everyday life. 

I plan to write and release stories, articles, listicles and adverts set in a world similar to ours, but with some key supernatural differences. The writing style will evoke ‘true story’ magazines and tabloids (think That’s Life! or TMZ meets Welcome to Night Vale). Expect scandal, vampires, evil fey overlords, monster hunters, queer content of all kinds and personality quizzes.

Please read "Near death experience thwarted by family vampire", a sample story for This Unsusual Life! available for free.

I’m also working hard on a sequel to Suburban Book of the Dead and a series of queer romances set in a theme park. I’m pursuing traditional publication for a series of urban fantasy mysteries as well. Patrons may get updates on these projects and sneak peeks as well.

What will you get if you back me?

You'll get my eternal gratitude, because it means you believe in me, which is amazing.

You’ll also get content from the This Unusual Life! project, at least once a month. You'll get to direct the series some with polls and your feedback. I'll make patreon-only videos and behind the scenes posts every so often, and you'll also get pictures of my cat or random doodles that I drew. 

On the higher tiers you can submit ideas for stories and vote on what you want me to write next, get access to more exclusive stories and sneak peaks at my longer projects.

If you're feeling very generous you can sign up to get hand written postcards from me at least once a month. 

Welcome to This Unusual Life!

Recent posts by Jamie Sands

Tiers
will o'the wisps
$2 or more per month

At this tier you get:
- My undying gratitude
- Patreon only updates 

- A short story/magazine article from This Unusual Life! each month 

Ghosties
$5 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

- an extra story or article from This Unusual Life! a month

- Pictures of my cat 

- An exclusive short story on sign up (one off reward) 

- Be heard! Vote in a monthly poll for what content you want to see next 

Unicorns
$10 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

- suggest ideas for what you'd like to see in This Unusual Life! 

- write in for Letters to the Editor and have your letter answered 

Chupacabras
$20 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

-  I will draw a picture for you and scan it (one off) 

- extra bonus This Unusual Life! content

Kelpies
$50 or more per month

At this tier you get all of the above, plus: 

- I will send you postcards sporadically (not less than one a month) which may or may not have inspirational messages 

- Your name or your original character will feature in one of the articles or adverts in This Unusual Life! (one off)