Kris Ripper is creating fiction about queers, kinksters, poly folks, and everyone else.
69

patrons

$666
per month
First things first: you are all the best.

Yeah, I mean you. Yeah, even if you don't have the cash right now to contribute. Yeah, even if you're "only" contributing a little.

Listen up: you are amazing. You are the cat's freaking meow, okay? Got that?

Ahem. Anyway.



Hi. I'm Kris Ripper. I'm queer, my pronouns are ze/zir, and I write stories. I publish some of them on my own, and my lovely agent sells some of them to traditional publishers.

And yet, I keep...writing. I write all the time. I write more fiction than anyone can be expected to publish (even me). Until now I've just been haphazardly posting free stories to my website, but this is where the rubber meets the road, and it's time to get real.

I just had a '90s flashback to The Real World. If you had the same thing, I totally apologize.

Getting real means expanding my business so I can do more of the things that my readers and I love: more short stories, more clumsy audio (with me reading), more paperbacks, and eventually audiobooks (with a professional narrator) and merchandise.

Along the way, we're going to do something else. We're going to build a thriving community of readers who want to read all the stories.



I keep hearing that the only queer stories that sell are gay romance with hot able-bodied cis dudes and traditional HEA endings. I keep hearing that certain stories never sell.

Like stories about
  • lesbians
  • asexuals
  • trans and nonbinary folks
  • people who aren't able-bodied
  • people who aren't gym-sexy

I've heard that no one wants to read erotica with fat folks, and that erotica with trans characters is sort of okay...as long as they're post-op. (Which many of us absolutely never desire to be.)

I call BS on this whole notion of "No one wants to read X." Because I know an awful lot of people who want to read all those things. Who want to read books with characters at the intersections of race and gender and sexuality and ability and class.

Those are the stories I write. Those are the stories I talk about.

Do you think the world has a place for stories about all the people? Come on in!

And thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my relentlessly scribbling fingers!


Tiers
The Yard
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Access to exclusive, patron-only content!
  • Sneak peeks of upcoming releases!

Come on over! I'm having a barbecue out back, and you're invited. For $1/month you'll have access to all my goofy updates on the feed, and early teasers of upcoming releases. Can I get you a glass of ice water? It's hot out here.

The Library
$5 or more per month 30 patrons
  • Ebook versions of all the short novel-related stories I scribble when I'm on deadline and should really be focusing! (1+/month)
  • Vote on the next short story I write!
  • Annual digital collection of all the shorts published throughout the year!
  • Plus all previous rewards

I love my library, don't you? It's a great place to kick back, relax, and read some stories. Here you'll find silliness, sex, processing, and sometimes all three! Grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!
The Kitchen
$10 or more per month 27 patrons
  • EARLY RELEASES OF MY SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS! Get a digital copy of all my indie books a week before they're released in the wild!
  • All the extras: cut scenes, character sketches, teasers of the work in progress!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Mmm, hello. Things are getting steamy between us now, aren't they? Here we are in my kitchen, where I'm busy making things for you to...devour...

If you already buy all my books, this is the level for you! I plan to publish four or five brand new books and re-publish a few older books in 2017. As a $10/month patron, you'll get them delivered right to you!

The Sitting Room
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • I will read to you once a month! Vote on the short and I'll read it and post an mp3 so you can download!
  • Weekly video series where I talk about the current project I'm writing. Come with me as I write new books!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Please make yourself at home here in my sitting room while I read you a story. I love to read aloud. I'll also keep you updated on the book I'm currently writing, and welcome your questions. My sofa is extremely comfortable...

The Guest Room
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Let's play! I'll host a live chat here on Patreon once a month and we can all talk at once!
  • Get your name in the acknowledgements of the annual short story collections! (If you consent, of course.)
  • Plus all previous rewards

Now, I don't want you to think I'm running this whole show, so here in my guest room let's play a little bit with your agency, shall we? Go ahead and take off your--

Ahem. Excuse me.

This is getting a bit more interactive now, y'all.

The Bedroom
$100 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
  • Be my muse once a year! 
  • We'll get together 1-2 times via Google Hangout/Patreon chat/Facebook Live to talk about your favorite types of stories. Then I'll write a story inspired by the things you love to read! (Up to 25k words.)
  • Plus all previous rewards

My bedroom is where the magic happens. (No, not that magic!) I'd love to have you over to really get intimate, you know, get our creative juices flowing and...

Yeah, everything sounds dirty now. I'm talking about stories, people! STORIES.

I've never seen this done before, but I've had a lot of fun crowdsourcing fiction in the past. In exchange for your generous support and inspiration your name will be in the Acknowledgments, and I'll give you multiple shout-outs on Twitter or Facebook when the book is published (plus before and after too)! The role of muse will be available to individuals who support at this level for a minimum of six months.

Initially limited to two muses, but if the level fills up we might add more down the line...


No rights in finished works will be conveyed to patrons at any level! I think we're all on the same page here!
Goals
$666 of $750 per month
WHEEEEEEE!

I'm hiring someone to format the damn paperbacks. Those of you dying to hold the SMU books, or New Halliday, or Red and Bad in your grubby little paws? LET'S DO IT.
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First things first: you are all the best.

Yeah, I mean you. Yeah, even if you don't have the cash right now to contribute. Yeah, even if you're "only" contributing a little.

Listen up: you are amazing. You are the cat's freaking meow, okay? Got that?

Ahem. Anyway.



Hi. I'm Kris Ripper. I'm queer, my pronouns are ze/zir, and I write stories. I publish some of them on my own, and my lovely agent sells some of them to traditional publishers.

And yet, I keep...writing. I write all the time. I write more fiction than anyone can be expected to publish (even me). Until now I've just been haphazardly posting free stories to my website, but this is where the rubber meets the road, and it's time to get real.

I just had a '90s flashback to The Real World. If you had the same thing, I totally apologize.

Getting real means expanding my business so I can do more of the things that my readers and I love: more short stories, more clumsy audio (with me reading), more paperbacks, and eventually audiobooks (with a professional narrator) and merchandise.

Along the way, we're going to do something else. We're going to build a thriving community of readers who want to read all the stories.



I keep hearing that the only queer stories that sell are gay romance with hot able-bodied cis dudes and traditional HEA endings. I keep hearing that certain stories never sell.

Like stories about
  • lesbians
  • asexuals
  • trans and nonbinary folks
  • people who aren't able-bodied
  • people who aren't gym-sexy

I've heard that no one wants to read erotica with fat folks, and that erotica with trans characters is sort of okay...as long as they're post-op. (Which many of us absolutely never desire to be.)

I call BS on this whole notion of "No one wants to read X." Because I know an awful lot of people who want to read all those things. Who want to read books with characters at the intersections of race and gender and sexuality and ability and class.

Those are the stories I write. Those are the stories I talk about.

Do you think the world has a place for stories about all the people? Come on in!

And thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my relentlessly scribbling fingers!


Recent posts by Kris Ripper

Tiers
The Yard
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Access to exclusive, patron-only content!
  • Sneak peeks of upcoming releases!

Come on over! I'm having a barbecue out back, and you're invited. For $1/month you'll have access to all my goofy updates on the feed, and early teasers of upcoming releases. Can I get you a glass of ice water? It's hot out here.

The Library
$5 or more per month 30 patrons
  • Ebook versions of all the short novel-related stories I scribble when I'm on deadline and should really be focusing! (1+/month)
  • Vote on the next short story I write!
  • Annual digital collection of all the shorts published throughout the year!
  • Plus all previous rewards

I love my library, don't you? It's a great place to kick back, relax, and read some stories. Here you'll find silliness, sex, processing, and sometimes all three! Grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!
The Kitchen
$10 or more per month 27 patrons
  • EARLY RELEASES OF MY SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS! Get a digital copy of all my indie books a week before they're released in the wild!
  • All the extras: cut scenes, character sketches, teasers of the work in progress!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Mmm, hello. Things are getting steamy between us now, aren't they? Here we are in my kitchen, where I'm busy making things for you to...devour...

If you already buy all my books, this is the level for you! I plan to publish four or five brand new books and re-publish a few older books in 2017. As a $10/month patron, you'll get them delivered right to you!

The Sitting Room
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • I will read to you once a month! Vote on the short and I'll read it and post an mp3 so you can download!
  • Weekly video series where I talk about the current project I'm writing. Come with me as I write new books!
  • Plus all previous rewards

Please make yourself at home here in my sitting room while I read you a story. I love to read aloud. I'll also keep you updated on the book I'm currently writing, and welcome your questions. My sofa is extremely comfortable...

The Guest Room
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Let's play! I'll host a live chat here on Patreon once a month and we can all talk at once!
  • Get your name in the acknowledgements of the annual short story collections! (If you consent, of course.)
  • Plus all previous rewards

Now, I don't want you to think I'm running this whole show, so here in my guest room let's play a little bit with your agency, shall we? Go ahead and take off your--

Ahem. Excuse me.

This is getting a bit more interactive now, y'all.

The Bedroom
$100 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
  • Be my muse once a year! 
  • We'll get together 1-2 times via Google Hangout/Patreon chat/Facebook Live to talk about your favorite types of stories. Then I'll write a story inspired by the things you love to read! (Up to 25k words.)
  • Plus all previous rewards

My bedroom is where the magic happens. (No, not that magic!) I'd love to have you over to really get intimate, you know, get our creative juices flowing and...

Yeah, everything sounds dirty now. I'm talking about stories, people! STORIES.

I've never seen this done before, but I've had a lot of fun crowdsourcing fiction in the past. In exchange for your generous support and inspiration your name will be in the Acknowledgments, and I'll give you multiple shout-outs on Twitter or Facebook when the book is published (plus before and after too)! The role of muse will be available to individuals who support at this level for a minimum of six months.

Initially limited to two muses, but if the level fills up we might add more down the line...


No rights in finished works will be conveyed to patrons at any level! I think we're all on the same page here!