J.M. Coombs is creating Fantasy Worlds to Lose Yourself In
61

patrons

$435
per month
Picture the scene… A hero sets out on an epic quest to fulfil some deep seated ambition. At first the hero struggles, and that’s not in any way a surprise. Of the many countless people who set out on the same quest, barely a handful find what they seek. The odds seem insurmountable, but the hero powers on regardless, never uncertain about their eventual victory, paying no heed to the hundreds of distractions that clammer for them to veer off their chosen path. They struggle, they overcome, they emerge victorious. And then they get all the girls.

These are the kind of stories I like to write. My name is J.M. Coombs. You might also know me as LeadVonE. And the story above is not only the type of story I like to write, but also the story of my journey so far… well, the first half anyway.

I started writing fantasy because almost no one was writing the type of story I wanted to read. It seemed that everywhere I looked, fantasy worlds were drab and dreary — filled with more hopeless suffering than a poverty stricken war zone. The few that weren’t often swung the pendulum far too far in the opposite direction, full of wise-cracking fools who only win in the end because the plot painfully twists the whole fantastical world around them.

I enjoy stories that are both fun and thoughtful.

And this is my epic quest — to write exactly those stories, and for them to be awesome — not just kinda nice, but really, really good — the kind of books that fix an amused smile on the reader's face from start to finish, and after several years of sharpening my blade while living off of rice and beans, I believe I'm finally closing in on that goal.

My readers made this happen.

I’ve been considering a Patreon program for quite a while now, but I’ve always put it off. ‘Now’s not the time’, I told myself. ‘My following isn’t big enough,’ I thought. Or, perhaps the most damning, ‘My work isn’t good enough, yet’ (Yes, I am a recovering perfectionist.)

Then, one day, a bunch of readers from one of my hobby projects lit a fire under my arse. They got together and demanded — yes, demanded — that I give them a way to support me. They told me that now was the time, that they didn’t care how big my following was, because they followed me, and that yes, my work wasn’t just ‘good enough’ for them, but so good that they would gather together and argue with each other over the finest details of plot and character long, long into the night. I finally knew I couldn’t put this off any longer when one of them actually threatened to buy copy after copy of the same book on Amazon if I didn’t find some way for him to hand over more money.

So… yeah. Guess it’s time to stop putting this off.

The first goal will be to get me out of the red so I can write full-time without having to worry about basic things like food, water, shelter, internet — you know, the essentials. From there, we’ll move upwards to glory. All of the goals are focused on one of three things…

1. Improving the quality of the end product (for example, by hiring a professional artist to do my book covers).
2. Finding me more time to write more books, quicker.
3. Strengthening the clan by occasionally getting me off this island and out to the places where my readers are more likely to actually hang out.

Each and every pledge helps towards these goals. The road will be long and hard, but we will get there. Thank you so much for your patronage.
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Every little helps. Whether it's one dollar or more, it all adds up. Flick a single silver coin in the jar and you get...


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Access to all weekly news updates before anyone else gets them; often some exclusive insights too
  • And the Patron (white) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server.
Includes Discord rewards
Uncommon Patron
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Uncommon Patrons get everything from the Patron tier level, and…


  • In-progress sketch work for cover art, world-building, and characters
  • As well as the Uncommon (green) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
Includes Discord rewards
Rare Patron
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
Rare Patrons get everything from the Uncommon Patron tier level, as well as…


  • Early access to chapter drafts of my in-progress original works (most popular reward)
  • A private Discord channel to discuss them
  • Access to my BETA circle with the ability to give feedback on those chapters as I write them
  • And the Rare (blue) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
Includes Discord rewards
Epic Patron
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
Epic Patrons get everything from the Rare Patron tier level, as well as…


  • Finished, digital copies of the art work for book covers, world-building, and characters
  • The Epic (purple) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
  • Pre-release digital copies of all new books before they are published*


*These copies will only be available for the time immediately before a new book launch to comply with Amazon KDP Select exclusivity rules. After that time, they will no longer be available.

Includes Discord rewards
Legendary Patron
$25 or more per month 11 patrons
Legendary Patrons get everything from the Epic Patron tier level, as well as…


  • Physical copies of every book I publish, signed by me, delivered direct to your doorstep.
  • The Legendary (orange) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
  • Limited-edition physical artwork for each book publishing, printed professionally, and delivered with each book.
  • And finally, Immortality! (sort of) — Your name, permanently included in the dedication of each new book. This reward requires at least three months of Legendary Patronage since last book publication.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$435 of $550 per month
Audio Books — Professionally produced audio books are amazing to listen to. Once we've reached this goal, I'll be able to take one of my full-length original works and release it in audio book form, at least once a year.
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Picture the scene… A hero sets out on an epic quest to fulfil some deep seated ambition. At first the hero struggles, and that’s not in any way a surprise. Of the many countless people who set out on the same quest, barely a handful find what they seek. The odds seem insurmountable, but the hero powers on regardless, never uncertain about their eventual victory, paying no heed to the hundreds of distractions that clammer for them to veer off their chosen path. They struggle, they overcome, they emerge victorious. And then they get all the girls.

These are the kind of stories I like to write. My name is J.M. Coombs. You might also know me as LeadVonE. And the story above is not only the type of story I like to write, but also the story of my journey so far… well, the first half anyway.

I started writing fantasy because almost no one was writing the type of story I wanted to read. It seemed that everywhere I looked, fantasy worlds were drab and dreary — filled with more hopeless suffering than a poverty stricken war zone. The few that weren’t often swung the pendulum far too far in the opposite direction, full of wise-cracking fools who only win in the end because the plot painfully twists the whole fantastical world around them.

I enjoy stories that are both fun and thoughtful.

And this is my epic quest — to write exactly those stories, and for them to be awesome — not just kinda nice, but really, really good — the kind of books that fix an amused smile on the reader's face from start to finish, and after several years of sharpening my blade while living off of rice and beans, I believe I'm finally closing in on that goal.

My readers made this happen.

I’ve been considering a Patreon program for quite a while now, but I’ve always put it off. ‘Now’s not the time’, I told myself. ‘My following isn’t big enough,’ I thought. Or, perhaps the most damning, ‘My work isn’t good enough, yet’ (Yes, I am a recovering perfectionist.)

Then, one day, a bunch of readers from one of my hobby projects lit a fire under my arse. They got together and demanded — yes, demanded — that I give them a way to support me. They told me that now was the time, that they didn’t care how big my following was, because they followed me, and that yes, my work wasn’t just ‘good enough’ for them, but so good that they would gather together and argue with each other over the finest details of plot and character long, long into the night. I finally knew I couldn’t put this off any longer when one of them actually threatened to buy copy after copy of the same book on Amazon if I didn’t find some way for him to hand over more money.

So… yeah. Guess it’s time to stop putting this off.

The first goal will be to get me out of the red so I can write full-time without having to worry about basic things like food, water, shelter, internet — you know, the essentials. From there, we’ll move upwards to glory. All of the goals are focused on one of three things…

1. Improving the quality of the end product (for example, by hiring a professional artist to do my book covers).
2. Finding me more time to write more books, quicker.
3. Strengthening the clan by occasionally getting me off this island and out to the places where my readers are more likely to actually hang out.

Each and every pledge helps towards these goals. The road will be long and hard, but we will get there. Thank you so much for your patronage.

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Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Every little helps. Whether it's one dollar or more, it all adds up. Flick a single silver coin in the jar and you get...


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Access to all weekly news updates before anyone else gets them; often some exclusive insights too
  • And the Patron (white) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server.
Includes Discord rewards
Uncommon Patron
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
Uncommon Patrons get everything from the Patron tier level, and…


  • In-progress sketch work for cover art, world-building, and characters
  • As well as the Uncommon (green) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
Includes Discord rewards
Rare Patron
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
Rare Patrons get everything from the Uncommon Patron tier level, as well as…


  • Early access to chapter drafts of my in-progress original works (most popular reward)
  • A private Discord channel to discuss them
  • Access to my BETA circle with the ability to give feedback on those chapters as I write them
  • And the Rare (blue) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
Includes Discord rewards
Epic Patron
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
Epic Patrons get everything from the Rare Patron tier level, as well as…


  • Finished, digital copies of the art work for book covers, world-building, and characters
  • The Epic (purple) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
  • Pre-release digital copies of all new books before they are published*


*These copies will only be available for the time immediately before a new book launch to comply with Amazon KDP Select exclusivity rules. After that time, they will no longer be available.

Includes Discord rewards
Legendary Patron
$25 or more per month 11 patrons
Legendary Patrons get everything from the Epic Patron tier level, as well as…


  • Physical copies of every book I publish, signed by me, delivered direct to your doorstep.
  • The Legendary (orange) role on the LeadVonE Discord Server
  • Limited-edition physical artwork for each book publishing, printed professionally, and delivered with each book.
  • And finally, Immortality! (sort of) — Your name, permanently included in the dedication of each new book. This reward requires at least three months of Legendary Patronage since last book publication.
Includes Discord rewards