Kylie Chan is creating Fiction
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patrons

$243
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Hi there! I'm Kylie Chan, an Australian writer of Fantasy and Science Fiction based on the Gold Coast.

My books are successful in my home country of Australia, and I’ve been shortlisted many times for awards in my country. Not so much overseas. This means that although I’m popular and well-known here, I don’t have the same sort of profile (and success) elsewhere. Australia has a small population (and book-buying market) so this dramatically affects my earnings.

I’m making enough to live on as a full-time writer: I’m not rich but I’m getting by. (I make much less than most people think I do. If I worked nine-to-five I’d be bringing in minimum wage. This isn’t really relevant, though, because 1. It’s a fourteen-hour-day and 2. I don’t really consider it work.)

This Patreon is to provide additional income for me to implement two projects:
  • 1. Travel to the places I need to go to bring locations to life. One obvious place I need to go is Uluru (I’ve never been there!). I need to go to Europe and investigate more sites for the Simone spinoff. Some extra income will help me to do this!
  • 2. Allow me to travel to more conventions. I had an excellent relationship with Oz Comic-Con in the past, but the con was sold to a big corporation, and to date they haven’t spoken to me about continuing with them. They also cancelled Perth and Adelaide when they took over. I’d love to continue to do conventions, but it’s not economically feasible (even when I sell my own books) – particularly when it’s Perth or Adelaide. This Patreon will give me the ability to choose which conventions I want to do, and maybe even do some cons overseas! If this works out and I do end up at cons, top-tier supporters can come along to the con, sit behind the table with me if you like, and spend the day.
Hopefully we can get this Simone spinoff up and running, and have the Emma and John story back in print and, as the Jade Emperor said, ‘follow their antics’.
Tiers
Pledge $US1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I appreciate you! Thank you - and if the cats weren't so indifferent they'd appreciate you as well. You will receive a monthly photo of the cats, and/or the beach. Thanks for helping me to make more books and visit more places!
Pledge $US2 or more per month
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Thanks for your help! As well as beach and (apathetic) cat photos, you will receive a monthly blog about my adventures - any films that I'm being snarky about, or the current publishing landscape - or updates on where I am with my writing. 
Pledge $US5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
You are awesome! As well as the previous tiers, you will receive a monthly extract from an unpublished short story, or an out-take from the existing novels. 
Pledge $US10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
You are very special! You will receive everything from the previous tiers, as well as draft snippets from my current - unreleased - work in progress. Thrill to the horror of reading my work before my editor does her magic!
Pledge $US25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
I will listen to you! You will receive everything from the lower tiers - and you can help me decide plot points. If I reach a major crossroads, you can help me decide a direction - and if enough people are interested, we can create a monthly Discord discussion where we can chat and I can answer all your questions (cats permitting).
Pledge $US50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you, so I'll do it with everything from lower tiers, as well as a signed author copy of every new release as soon as I receive the author copies.
Pledge $US100 per month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I need to thank you in person! If you subscribe to this tier, you will receive everything from the lower tiers, as well as a printed chapbook of all the texts and photos of indifferent cats. If I am in your city (or you are in the Gold Coast) we can meet up for an annual lunch or dinner for you and a friend!
Pledge $US250 or more per month
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are amazing! If you subscribe to this tier, you will receive everything from lower tiers, and copies of my novels before they're released. You'll receive signed Advance Reader Copies - limited edition, pre-release printed examples of my books before they're published. These are sent out to reviewers and book blogs, and I'll arrange for you to receive some of these extremely limited editions.
Pledge $US500 or more per month
$500 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
You are significantly contributing to me being able to attend cons - so you should be able to as well. You'll receive everything from lower tiers. 

If I have a table at a convention in your city (such as Supanova), you can come to the con as my guest, and spend the day sitting behind my table or wandering the convention as you see fit. (Note: this won't give you access to the Green Room because I have no control over that).

This will only be available to two patrons per city.


Goals
$243 of $1,000 per month
This will allow me to start attending conventions throughout the year, including more distant ones such as Adelaide and Perth.
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Hi there! I'm Kylie Chan, an Australian writer of Fantasy and Science Fiction based on the Gold Coast.

My books are successful in my home country of Australia, and I’ve been shortlisted many times for awards in my country. Not so much overseas. This means that although I’m popular and well-known here, I don’t have the same sort of profile (and success) elsewhere. Australia has a small population (and book-buying market) so this dramatically affects my earnings.

I’m making enough to live on as a full-time writer: I’m not rich but I’m getting by. (I make much less than most people think I do. If I worked nine-to-five I’d be bringing in minimum wage. This isn’t really relevant, though, because 1. It’s a fourteen-hour-day and 2. I don’t really consider it work.)

This Patreon is to provide additional income for me to implement two projects:
  • 1. Travel to the places I need to go to bring locations to life. One obvious place I need to go is Uluru (I’ve never been there!). I need to go to Europe and investigate more sites for the Simone spinoff. Some extra income will help me to do this!
  • 2. Allow me to travel to more conventions. I had an excellent relationship with Oz Comic-Con in the past, but the con was sold to a big corporation, and to date they haven’t spoken to me about continuing with them. They also cancelled Perth and Adelaide when they took over. I’d love to continue to do conventions, but it’s not economically feasible (even when I sell my own books) – particularly when it’s Perth or Adelaide. This Patreon will give me the ability to choose which conventions I want to do, and maybe even do some cons overseas! If this works out and I do end up at cons, top-tier supporters can come along to the con, sit behind the table with me if you like, and spend the day.
Hopefully we can get this Simone spinoff up and running, and have the Emma and John story back in print and, as the Jade Emperor said, ‘follow their antics’.

Recent posts by Kylie Chan

Tiers
Pledge $US1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I appreciate you! Thank you - and if the cats weren't so indifferent they'd appreciate you as well. You will receive a monthly photo of the cats, and/or the beach. Thanks for helping me to make more books and visit more places!
Pledge $US2 or more per month
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Thanks for your help! As well as beach and (apathetic) cat photos, you will receive a monthly blog about my adventures - any films that I'm being snarky about, or the current publishing landscape - or updates on where I am with my writing. 
Pledge $US5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
You are awesome! As well as the previous tiers, you will receive a monthly extract from an unpublished short story, or an out-take from the existing novels. 
Pledge $US10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
You are very special! You will receive everything from the previous tiers, as well as draft snippets from my current - unreleased - work in progress. Thrill to the horror of reading my work before my editor does her magic!
Pledge $US25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
I will listen to you! You will receive everything from the lower tiers - and you can help me decide plot points. If I reach a major crossroads, you can help me decide a direction - and if enough people are interested, we can create a monthly Discord discussion where we can chat and I can answer all your questions (cats permitting).
Pledge $US50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you, so I'll do it with everything from lower tiers, as well as a signed author copy of every new release as soon as I receive the author copies.
Pledge $US100 per month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I need to thank you in person! If you subscribe to this tier, you will receive everything from the lower tiers, as well as a printed chapbook of all the texts and photos of indifferent cats. If I am in your city (or you are in the Gold Coast) we can meet up for an annual lunch or dinner for you and a friend!
Pledge $US250 or more per month
$250 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are amazing! If you subscribe to this tier, you will receive everything from lower tiers, and copies of my novels before they're released. You'll receive signed Advance Reader Copies - limited edition, pre-release printed examples of my books before they're published. These are sent out to reviewers and book blogs, and I'll arrange for you to receive some of these extremely limited editions.
Pledge $US500 or more per month
$500 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
You are significantly contributing to me being able to attend cons - so you should be able to as well. You'll receive everything from lower tiers. 

If I have a table at a convention in your city (such as Supanova), you can come to the con as my guest, and spend the day sitting behind my table or wandering the convention as you see fit. (Note: this won't give you access to the Green Room because I have no control over that).

This will only be available to two patrons per city.