Lisa Russell is creating a nonfiction book; College After 40
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I'm a mom of six daughters, grandma of one and I'm also a full time college student and an author.

I'm not new to writing. I started writing web content online, for income, in 1999 and I help other people learn how to earn money as writers at WriteForIncome.com, a site for information as well as a mini-agency where I periodically hire writers, editors and other talent for my own clients. My personal writing portfolio is at Lisa-Russell.com and my personal blog is at Gypsymom.com (and for the PC police, ancestry(dotcom) tells me that I have the ethnic heritage that allows me to use that word). 

I'm thrilled to be divorced, and still slowly recovering from the trauma of the marriage. I love living in Seattle. I love reading and writing, spreadsheets and data analysis. 

I plan to publish a memoir about my college experience and publishing at each significant milestone (AA, BA and perhaps beyond)
Tiers
Friendly gesture
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
In case $10/mo is too much for you. This shows me that you care, and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that says "people care, people want to help, and you got this." We all need encouragement every now and then.  If you're not into the monthly thing, but still want to help: http://paypal.me/AuthorWA 
Peace-of-Mind Scholarship Fund
$10 or more per month 3 of 600 patrons
Most families have 2 adults generating income and an average of 2 children they support, together. I'm one adult with 5 kids in the house. School is expensive and doesn't leave much time for generating income. I have royalties from the books I've published, but it's not enough to live on every month. So right now, I need help. If you're able to help, that would be awesome. I plan to post my official completed school writing assignments here and Patrons get to see them first.
Textbook fund
$30 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Textbooks vary SO MUCH in price, it's ridiculous.  So far, the instructors at Shoreline have been awesome about sharing resources for digital versions, or differences between older and newer versions of the text. One even scoured the web for scholarly articles and free resources so we didn't have to purchase a text.  But in less than a year, I've spent close to $1400 just on books. One was over $300.  I'm told that as my studies get more specialized, whether it's law or Engineering that I settle on, I'll end up spending more, and to be glad that I'm not interested in medicine.  But still... girl needs books. If you sponsor me at this level, I'll drop everything I'm doing the instant I see the notification and send you a thank-you video. 
Serious Scholarship fund
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
School is expensive, and so is life. For some wacky reason I'm doing both right now. Choose this level of sponsorship if you agree with the following: 


1- When moms do better, kids do better

2- Children are the future

3- Children whose moms are suffering also suffer

4- Lisa and her kids shouldn't be homeless

5- I'm impressed that she's going to school, working, taking care of the house and parenting 5 kids at home. 

6-  She's inspiring and energetic

7- I want to see her finish this book so I can read it

8- I got some help when I was in school and it made a big difference

9- Damn, this girl needs a vacation or something. Even a nap might help.

If you sign up at this level, you'll get a real-time thank-you video as soon as I see the notification, plus I'll send you a personalized thank-you card so don't be surprised when Patreon asks you to enter your shipping address. 


Signed copy of College Over 40
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Sure, by the time I finish this adventure someone else might release a book called "College over 40" but that's ok. You're probably not here because you're dying for that book. I'm just glad you're here. So glad, you can't imagine. $100 doesn't seem like much to a lot of people but it's 8 Postmates deliveries I don't have to do. It's 2-4 articles I don't have to write for clients, it's an extra 90 minutes of study time, or time to clean the house or hang out with my kids. It's 3 emergency pizza orders when I don't have time for dinner. It's half of a textbook. It's 1/35 of my rent. It's more more than my monthly cell phone bill. It's 4x the minimum payment on my credit card. It's a big deal and I really really appreciate it.  When you check out with Patreon, they'll ask you for your shipping address for the book. Since I'm journaling the entire school experience, I'll be publishing one in June of 2019 (AA), June of 2021 (Bachelor's) and if I end up settling on law school, June of 2023. That is, barring any unforeseen emergencies that pause the whole school thing (I've stressed about all possible emergencies and there's only four super unlikely things I can think of that would cause me to pause the whole school thing).
Your name in print, with proof
$500 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
Plus a hearty hug next time I see you. At this level of sponsorship, I'll publish your name in the book's acknowledgements page and publicly proclaim how overwhelmingly grateful I am that you chipped in to help me get through this weird time in life. You'll get a signed copy, plus a thank-you card as well as a thank-you video.  At this point I don't know who you are or what you've done in life that puts you in a position to spend $500 a month helping my family survive my education, but damn you're awesome. I can't wait to do something similar for another mom in need. THANK YOU.
Goals
$28 of $3,523 per month
Housing:

This is my monthly house payment. Seattle is expensive. At this level, I will probably sleep better at night and eat more often. I'll also be able to spend more time focusing on my homework which will ensure that when I transfer away from the community college, I'll have a better chance of being admitted to the University for the next phase of my education. Housing is a big deal.
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I'm a mom of six daughters, grandma of one and I'm also a full time college student and an author.

I'm not new to writing. I started writing web content online, for income, in 1999 and I help other people learn how to earn money as writers at WriteForIncome.com, a site for information as well as a mini-agency where I periodically hire writers, editors and other talent for my own clients. My personal writing portfolio is at Lisa-Russell.com and my personal blog is at Gypsymom.com (and for the PC police, ancestry(dotcom) tells me that I have the ethnic heritage that allows me to use that word). 

I'm thrilled to be divorced, and still slowly recovering from the trauma of the marriage. I love living in Seattle. I love reading and writing, spreadsheets and data analysis. 

I plan to publish a memoir about my college experience and publishing at each significant milestone (AA, BA and perhaps beyond)

Recent posts by Lisa Russell

Tiers
Friendly gesture
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
In case $10/mo is too much for you. This shows me that you care, and gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that says "people care, people want to help, and you got this." We all need encouragement every now and then.  If you're not into the monthly thing, but still want to help: http://paypal.me/AuthorWA 
Peace-of-Mind Scholarship Fund
$10 or more per month 3 of 600 patrons
Most families have 2 adults generating income and an average of 2 children they support, together. I'm one adult with 5 kids in the house. School is expensive and doesn't leave much time for generating income. I have royalties from the books I've published, but it's not enough to live on every month. So right now, I need help. If you're able to help, that would be awesome. I plan to post my official completed school writing assignments here and Patrons get to see them first.
Textbook fund
$30 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Textbooks vary SO MUCH in price, it's ridiculous.  So far, the instructors at Shoreline have been awesome about sharing resources for digital versions, or differences between older and newer versions of the text. One even scoured the web for scholarly articles and free resources so we didn't have to purchase a text.  But in less than a year, I've spent close to $1400 just on books. One was over $300.  I'm told that as my studies get more specialized, whether it's law or Engineering that I settle on, I'll end up spending more, and to be glad that I'm not interested in medicine.  But still... girl needs books. If you sponsor me at this level, I'll drop everything I'm doing the instant I see the notification and send you a thank-you video. 
Serious Scholarship fund
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
School is expensive, and so is life. For some wacky reason I'm doing both right now. Choose this level of sponsorship if you agree with the following: 


1- When moms do better, kids do better

2- Children are the future

3- Children whose moms are suffering also suffer

4- Lisa and her kids shouldn't be homeless

5- I'm impressed that she's going to school, working, taking care of the house and parenting 5 kids at home. 

6-  She's inspiring and energetic

7- I want to see her finish this book so I can read it

8- I got some help when I was in school and it made a big difference

9- Damn, this girl needs a vacation or something. Even a nap might help.

If you sign up at this level, you'll get a real-time thank-you video as soon as I see the notification, plus I'll send you a personalized thank-you card so don't be surprised when Patreon asks you to enter your shipping address. 


Signed copy of College Over 40
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Sure, by the time I finish this adventure someone else might release a book called "College over 40" but that's ok. You're probably not here because you're dying for that book. I'm just glad you're here. So glad, you can't imagine. $100 doesn't seem like much to a lot of people but it's 8 Postmates deliveries I don't have to do. It's 2-4 articles I don't have to write for clients, it's an extra 90 minutes of study time, or time to clean the house or hang out with my kids. It's 3 emergency pizza orders when I don't have time for dinner. It's half of a textbook. It's 1/35 of my rent. It's more more than my monthly cell phone bill. It's 4x the minimum payment on my credit card. It's a big deal and I really really appreciate it.  When you check out with Patreon, they'll ask you for your shipping address for the book. Since I'm journaling the entire school experience, I'll be publishing one in June of 2019 (AA), June of 2021 (Bachelor's) and if I end up settling on law school, June of 2023. That is, barring any unforeseen emergencies that pause the whole school thing (I've stressed about all possible emergencies and there's only four super unlikely things I can think of that would cause me to pause the whole school thing).
Your name in print, with proof
$500 or more per month 0 of 7 patrons
Plus a hearty hug next time I see you. At this level of sponsorship, I'll publish your name in the book's acknowledgements page and publicly proclaim how overwhelmingly grateful I am that you chipped in to help me get through this weird time in life. You'll get a signed copy, plus a thank-you card as well as a thank-you video.  At this point I don't know who you are or what you've done in life that puts you in a position to spend $500 a month helping my family survive my education, but damn you're awesome. I can't wait to do something similar for another mom in need. THANK YOU.