John A. McColley is creating Logicians of Ambervale, a sci fi novel
6

patrons

$101
per month
Greetings, Earth creature. We have now concluded our broadcast serialization of Breaking The Word. Thanks to all who rode along with us. It was a bumpy ride in some places, but we had fun. We will return to Celus and crew later this year. What havoc will come from the destruction of the first word? How will Celus deal with it? When will Phlorr return for round two? We'll all find out in a few months.
Our next main feature joins Elamon, a young man living in the isolated, but scientifically advanced culture of Ambervale. Like many young people, he seeks to expand his understanding of the world, to move beyond the bounds set by his society and his family. Unlike most young people, his journey takes him far from home, on a sometimes magical quest to reveal the fate of his grandfather. Many rise up along his path to join with, escape from, and fight against. Can he find a greater truth that has been hidden from his people and return home before it's too late to share this wisdom?
On this hero's journey, Elamon gathers people like himself, unlike himself, and unlike anything he's imagined, to face an enemy he never expected. Welcome to Ambervale. Have a seat in the gallery and watch the shifting block of amber as it spreads and rises, forming birds, flowers, trees, and a young man walking along a path from the hot jungle of the 'Vale into the mountains...
Tiers
A Riffle Through the Pages
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to patron-only content - I'll blog as regularly as I can with three small children running about. I'll shoot for weekly. Plus snippets of my current works in progress.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases - I'll be working on covers and logos for my upcoming series (especially Brass Spires, my steampunk superhero property)
  • Patron-only polls  - You can help me create! I'll put up occasional polls regarding character names, which story/world I should work on next, etc. Guide me, oh patrons!
A Voice in the Darkness
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg, .mp3) - I will post an audio or video blog, likely once a month, possibly more if it turns out people will listen. This may include bits of stories, background on where I came up with certain ideas, and whatever pops into my head regarding my work. (still working out kinks here)
  • Process/behind-the-scenes - You'll get updates on new stories, how many words I wrote that day, when things will be coming out, far ahead of the general public.
  • One chapter a week, plus the odd short story(usually 1/month)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Even More Words
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • As they come up, you'll get the most recent digital and print novel or collection.
  • Signed digital poster- as available, I'll put out full resolution covers and character sketches for you lucky folks.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Previewers - The Future is Yours!
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Early downloads of all releases- before ebooks become available, you'll have access to the Advanced Reader Copies. (This would also be a great way to prepare reviews for release day. Authors love reviews, just sayin'.)
  • Your name in the acknowledgments of my books.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$101 of $250 per month
When I reach $250 per month, I'll begin recording a short story each month. These will be patron-only audio books for six months, at which point they will be made available through other venues. I will post polls for you to vote on regarding which stories you want to hear.
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Greetings, Earth creature. We have now concluded our broadcast serialization of Breaking The Word. Thanks to all who rode along with us. It was a bumpy ride in some places, but we had fun. We will return to Celus and crew later this year. What havoc will come from the destruction of the first word? How will Celus deal with it? When will Phlorr return for round two? We'll all find out in a few months.
Our next main feature joins Elamon, a young man living in the isolated, but scientifically advanced culture of Ambervale. Like many young people, he seeks to expand his understanding of the world, to move beyond the bounds set by his society and his family. Unlike most young people, his journey takes him far from home, on a sometimes magical quest to reveal the fate of his grandfather. Many rise up along his path to join with, escape from, and fight against. Can he find a greater truth that has been hidden from his people and return home before it's too late to share this wisdom?
On this hero's journey, Elamon gathers people like himself, unlike himself, and unlike anything he's imagined, to face an enemy he never expected. Welcome to Ambervale. Have a seat in the gallery and watch the shifting block of amber as it spreads and rises, forming birds, flowers, trees, and a young man walking along a path from the hot jungle of the 'Vale into the mountains...

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Tiers
A Riffle Through the Pages
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to patron-only content - I'll blog as regularly as I can with three small children running about. I'll shoot for weekly. Plus snippets of my current works in progress.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases - I'll be working on covers and logos for my upcoming series (especially Brass Spires, my steampunk superhero property)
  • Patron-only polls  - You can help me create! I'll put up occasional polls regarding character names, which story/world I should work on next, etc. Guide me, oh patrons!
A Voice in the Darkness
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg, .mp3) - I will post an audio or video blog, likely once a month, possibly more if it turns out people will listen. This may include bits of stories, background on where I came up with certain ideas, and whatever pops into my head regarding my work. (still working out kinks here)
  • Process/behind-the-scenes - You'll get updates on new stories, how many words I wrote that day, when things will be coming out, far ahead of the general public.
  • One chapter a week, plus the odd short story(usually 1/month)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Even More Words
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • As they come up, you'll get the most recent digital and print novel or collection.
  • Signed digital poster- as available, I'll put out full resolution covers and character sketches for you lucky folks.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Previewers - The Future is Yours!
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Early downloads of all releases- before ebooks become available, you'll have access to the Advanced Reader Copies. (This would also be a great way to prepare reviews for release day. Authors love reviews, just sayin'.)
  • Your name in the acknowledgments of my books.
  • Plus all previous rewards