Jean Johnson is creating Writing: books, short stories, even some poetry
28

patrons

$242
per month
(For deaf & hard-of-hearing patrons, a transcript of the above video is located here: https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1520796&rf=447788)

HI, I'm Jean Johnson, a multiple national bestselling author in categories as far apart as Paranormal/Fantasy Romance & Military Science Fiction.  I also write High Fantasy, Steampunk, and other similar genres and sub-genres and crossed-genres in the general realms of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and occasionally Romance mixed with one of the other two.  (Be advised, my Romances tend to be NSFW; the warning's just there in case you buy and read those novels.)

My stories can be found in mass market (normal-sized) paperbacks, trade (slightly larger) paperbacks, and even ebook formats, through retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and directly from Penguin Random House (Berkley and Ace/Roc).  I have descriptions of books on my website:  http://www.JeanJohnson.NET (remember, it's .net, not .com), and a Fans of Author Jean Johnson site on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fans-of-Author-Jean-Johnson/180367135307085?ref=br_tf ), and of course, I can be found on Twitter @JeanJAuthor

I love my work; I've dreamed of being an author since I was a little girl.  Unfortunately, writing as a career doesn't pay as much as people think it does, but I'll make you, my Patreon patrons (readers) a deal: You give me a little support each month through Patreon here, to help me get my various bills covered, and I'll give you access to exclusive content: character bios, map sketches, sneak peeks at upcoming chapters, & more.

http://Patreon.com/JeanJAuthor
(An easy address to remember; it's the same tag as my Twitter name)

...The alternative is to go get a consistent/frequent paycheque job, which would eat up most of my time and slow my writing rate to 33% or less of what it currently is.  I'd far rather be working for you, writing away, giving you sneak peeks at upcoming stories, answering your questions about the writing process, giving you access to character biography sheets, & more.

A lot of people have been asking for these things.  Until now, I've been reluctant to "give away the secrets"...but hey, this way it's exclusive secrets which you get to peek at for a nice low pledge.  (Or a higher one; I won't stop you if you want to throw money my way.  Unless I get paper cuts, then I might reconsider.  ...Probably not, though.  I could probably put up with money-induced papercuts...but I digress.)

Anyway, I have some ideas already, but I will remain open to suggestions as to what you, my readers, would like to see in the way of exclusive content.  So far, I've got the following ideas lined up as possibilities, and some already implemented.

*Character bios/notes (lots of these from various different series)
*Maps/sketches of locations/structures (I am not the world's best artist, so not many of these)
*Photos of my horribly untidy desk (so you can feel smugly superior!)
*Photos I took to use for inspiration for specific scenes (Creative Commons License)
*Photos of my cat (why not?)
*Interesting tidbits uncovered during my research attempts (...For SCIENCE!!)
*Songs (audio files, sung by me) found inside or associated with certain books/stories
*Possible Audio Book versions (professionally done) of some of my short stories
*Exclusive Author Q&As, where you get to ask me all sorts of stuff
*Possible (your) writing critique sessions, to be set up with advance warning
*Haikus composed specifically for my Patreon patrons to enjoy
*One of these days, I might even let a patron pick a name for a character in one of my stories.
*I might even let that character die in some horrible, suggested way.  We'll see...
*...& Much, much more!  (Particularly if you have better suggestions to add to this list.)

You've asked, I've listened, and this is where we can both get a great deal on what we need and want.

***Don't forget to check the Activity page!  That's where I've been posting updates, and where the Q&As will be located.****

...Cool, huh?
~Jean

(P.S.  Did I mention Patreon is a really cool idea?  It is!  Don't forget to go looking for more Patreon accounts to help support your favorite artists, musicians, webcomic creators, and more!)

Tiers
You Are Awesome
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
These days, it is difficult to find $1 a month to spare.  I think you are awesome for thinking I'm worth sparing one buck a month.  This hug is for you. *hug!*

You will have my ongoing thanks, an occasional haiku, plus access to Author Q&As per month once that initial goal is met ($50 in total pledges per month for the first one, etc) plus any videos that the monthly pledge quota meets, AND access to any book cover art in advance of everyone else--sometimes well in advance!
Ask 2 Questions Awesomeness
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
My ongoing thanks, an occasional haiku, access to the Author Q&As per month once they get going, and the right to pester me with at least 2 questions a month, which I will answer to the best of my (no major spoilers) ability.  These specific answers will remain exclusive to Patreon for two full months, though they will be made available to all who pledge.  And yes, you may ask to see a specific character's biography as one of your questions (per month).  You can also ask personal questions about the author if you really want to know.  (*Author reserves the right to some privacy, but I shall try my best to answer most questions.)
Ask 5 Questions Awesomeness
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
My ongoing thanks, an occasional haiku, access to the Author Q&As per month, and you can ask up to 5 questions and receive answers (albeit no major spoilers) per month! (This includes asking to see some in-depth info on particular character biographies.) 2 of the answers will be shared with all Patrons, and the remaining 3 will be restricted to $5+ patrons. (You can request which one will have its answer openly shared; otherwise, it'll be author's choice.)
Short Story? Sign Me Up!
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You are awesome.  You get my thanks, an haiku or two, the Author Q&As, the bio sheet short and long versions, and a sneak peek at any cover art and one short scene per month in an upcoming book.  (Genre/series will vary occasionally month to month, naturally.) 
Photos & Travel Fun!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
My deepest thanks, all the lower level pledge stuffs, plus a picture from an "exotic" location (taken by me, & free for you to reuse under Creative Commons Licensing), usually with an accompanying explanation and/or story!
TWO Short Stories? YISSSS!!
$30 or more per month 3 patrons
This means you get everything listed above for the lower pledge levels (excluding the critique slots, of course), and a SECOND scene sneak peek per month, on top of the vlog and the Short Story if those money goals are achieved, yadda yadda.  Also, I will strongly consider any ideas that might be suggested by one or more of you for the vlog on what to discuss, if that goal is met.
An Awesome Secret Per Month, MWAHAHAHA!!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
This new category is for anyone who is incredibly supportive, wants to show it, and you get to Ask 1 Question of me per month, which I will answer honestly. 

The answer is to be Kept Secret™ of course, and if it gets spread around, I will deny it (or maybe even change it), so if you go for this category, just hold the answer close to your heart & enjoy gloating in spoiler-free ways about What Is Coming Up Next (or at least Eventually)™ in my stories.

(™ used for humor only)
Goals
$242 of $250 per month
If we can make $250 in total pledges per month, this will be all about me being a dork in monthly videos just for you, discussing the writing process, answering questions, maybe even doing charades...basically whatever is a consensus of what you want to see from me (within Safe For Work boundaries) in a vlog (video blog/chat/thing), content no doubt to be determined during one of the text-based Author Q&As.

(...I'd do a raptor impersonation in these videos, but that's a schtick that's already been claimed by Dante Shepherd, the creator of the webcomic Surviving The World.  Maybe an impression of my cat?  Or a video following my cat around, just to annoy her?  We'll see.)
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(For deaf & hard-of-hearing patrons, a transcript of the above video is located here: https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1520796&rf=447788)

HI, I'm Jean Johnson, a multiple national bestselling author in categories as far apart as Paranormal/Fantasy Romance & Military Science Fiction.  I also write High Fantasy, Steampunk, and other similar genres and sub-genres and crossed-genres in the general realms of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and occasionally Romance mixed with one of the other two.  (Be advised, my Romances tend to be NSFW; the warning's just there in case you buy and read those novels.)

My stories can be found in mass market (normal-sized) paperbacks, trade (slightly larger) paperbacks, and even ebook formats, through retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and directly from Penguin Random House (Berkley and Ace/Roc).  I have descriptions of books on my website:  http://www.JeanJohnson.NET (remember, it's .net, not .com), and a Fans of Author Jean Johnson site on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fans-of-Author-Jean-Johnson/180367135307085?ref=br_tf ), and of course, I can be found on Twitter @JeanJAuthor

I love my work; I've dreamed of being an author since I was a little girl.  Unfortunately, writing as a career doesn't pay as much as people think it does, but I'll make you, my Patreon patrons (readers) a deal: You give me a little support each month through Patreon here, to help me get my various bills covered, and I'll give you access to exclusive content: character bios, map sketches, sneak peeks at upcoming chapters, & more.

http://Patreon.com/JeanJAuthor
(An easy address to remember; it's the same tag as my Twitter name)

...The alternative is to go get a consistent/frequent paycheque job, which would eat up most of my time and slow my writing rate to 33% or less of what it currently is.  I'd far rather be working for you, writing away, giving you sneak peeks at upcoming stories, answering your questions about the writing process, giving you access to character biography sheets, & more.

A lot of people have been asking for these things.  Until now, I've been reluctant to "give away the secrets"...but hey, this way it's exclusive secrets which you get to peek at for a nice low pledge.  (Or a higher one; I won't stop you if you want to throw money my way.  Unless I get paper cuts, then I might reconsider.  ...Probably not, though.  I could probably put up with money-induced papercuts...but I digress.)

Anyway, I have some ideas already, but I will remain open to suggestions as to what you, my readers, would like to see in the way of exclusive content.  So far, I've got the following ideas lined up as possibilities, and some already implemented.

*Character bios/notes (lots of these from various different series)
*Maps/sketches of locations/structures (I am not the world's best artist, so not many of these)
*Photos of my horribly untidy desk (so you can feel smugly superior!)
*Photos I took to use for inspiration for specific scenes (Creative Commons License)
*Photos of my cat (why not?)
*Interesting tidbits uncovered during my research attempts (...For SCIENCE!!)
*Songs (audio files, sung by me) found inside or associated with certain books/stories
*Possible Audio Book versions (professionally done) of some of my short stories
*Exclusive Author Q&As, where you get to ask me all sorts of stuff
*Possible (your) writing critique sessions, to be set up with advance warning
*Haikus composed specifically for my Patreon patrons to enjoy
*One of these days, I might even let a patron pick a name for a character in one of my stories.
*I might even let that character die in some horrible, suggested way.  We'll see...
*...& Much, much more!  (Particularly if you have better suggestions to add to this list.)

You've asked, I've listened, and this is where we can both get a great deal on what we need and want.

***Don't forget to check the Activity page!  That's where I've been posting updates, and where the Q&As will be located.****

...Cool, huh?
~Jean

(P.S.  Did I mention Patreon is a really cool idea?  It is!  Don't forget to go looking for more Patreon accounts to help support your favorite artists, musicians, webcomic creators, and more!)

Recent posts by Jean Johnson

Tiers
You Are Awesome
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
These days, it is difficult to find $1 a month to spare.  I think you are awesome for thinking I'm worth sparing one buck a month.  This hug is for you. *hug!*

You will have my ongoing thanks, an occasional haiku, plus access to Author Q&As per month once that initial goal is met ($50 in total pledges per month for the first one, etc) plus any videos that the monthly pledge quota meets, AND access to any book cover art in advance of everyone else--sometimes well in advance!
Ask 2 Questions Awesomeness
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
My ongoing thanks, an occasional haiku, access to the Author Q&As per month once they get going, and the right to pester me with at least 2 questions a month, which I will answer to the best of my (no major spoilers) ability.  These specific answers will remain exclusive to Patreon for two full months, though they will be made available to all who pledge.  And yes, you may ask to see a specific character's biography as one of your questions (per month).  You can also ask personal questions about the author if you really want to know.  (*Author reserves the right to some privacy, but I shall try my best to answer most questions.)
Ask 5 Questions Awesomeness
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
My ongoing thanks, an occasional haiku, access to the Author Q&As per month, and you can ask up to 5 questions and receive answers (albeit no major spoilers) per month! (This includes asking to see some in-depth info on particular character biographies.) 2 of the answers will be shared with all Patrons, and the remaining 3 will be restricted to $5+ patrons. (You can request which one will have its answer openly shared; otherwise, it'll be author's choice.)
Short Story? Sign Me Up!
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You are awesome.  You get my thanks, an haiku or two, the Author Q&As, the bio sheet short and long versions, and a sneak peek at any cover art and one short scene per month in an upcoming book.  (Genre/series will vary occasionally month to month, naturally.) 
Photos & Travel Fun!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
My deepest thanks, all the lower level pledge stuffs, plus a picture from an "exotic" location (taken by me, & free for you to reuse under Creative Commons Licensing), usually with an accompanying explanation and/or story!
TWO Short Stories? YISSSS!!
$30 or more per month 3 patrons
This means you get everything listed above for the lower pledge levels (excluding the critique slots, of course), and a SECOND scene sneak peek per month, on top of the vlog and the Short Story if those money goals are achieved, yadda yadda.  Also, I will strongly consider any ideas that might be suggested by one or more of you for the vlog on what to discuss, if that goal is met.
An Awesome Secret Per Month, MWAHAHAHA!!
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
This new category is for anyone who is incredibly supportive, wants to show it, and you get to Ask 1 Question of me per month, which I will answer honestly. 

The answer is to be Kept Secret™ of course, and if it gets spread around, I will deny it (or maybe even change it), so if you go for this category, just hold the answer close to your heart & enjoy gloating in spoiler-free ways about What Is Coming Up Next (or at least Eventually)™ in my stories.

(™ used for humor only)