Lou Yardley is creating Horror and Dark Fantasy Fiction
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patrons

$14
per month
Support the thing that wants to support the monster that lives under your bed.
Horror is great. I mean, who doesn't love being a little bit scared? Who doesn't want to be a little bit grossed out? But, when I wander into my local branch of Waterstones (other book retailers are available), I can't help but notice that the horror section is decidedly small. Sure, you've got your big hitters like King, Herbert, Hill, and Keene (who are all awesome, by the way), but sometimes indie horror has a stranger bite. Or, at least, it tastes a bit funky when you lick it. 

That's where I come in.

After having read most of the horror section in my local Waterstones, I decided to start writing the kind of books that I wanted to read. These books tend to pay homage to classic movies like Evil Dead or American Werewolf in London... or whichever B-Movie I picked up on the cheap in Asda (other supermarkets are available). I wanted to tell stories that made me feel a little bit weird. Sometimes they're creepy, sometimes scary, sometimes spooky and sometimes gory... but they are ALWAYS fun. 

My mission to create fun horror has already seen me write a small collection of stories (novels, novellas, short stories and flash fiction - you name it!) and you can check them out right here. But, that's not enough. I want to do more. 

Why Patreon?

I have several projects on the horizon, including (but not limited to):
  • "The Others" Part 3 - this will be the final novel in the trilogy and will happen with or without Patreon support... which is nice!
  • HORROR BITES - This will be a selection of short stories and novellas (more info on this coming soon). The first story will be coming in the next couple of months.
  • A Flash Fiction Anthology
  • An Epic Horror/Dark Fantasy series.
... and this is where you come in. It's likely that most of these projects will see the light of day with or without Patreon support, but - as most of you will know - writers are predominately powered by coffee. The more coffee we have, the faster we type. The faster we type, the more delicious stories you get to devour. It's simple maths. Every penny you give will enable this writer to feed her caffeine addiction and create the kind of weirdness that only a sleep-deprived brain can come up with.

What's in it for me?

REWARDS! Lovely shiny rewards! We've got eBooks, signed paperbacks, badges, t-shirts, and... best of all... EXCLUSIVE monthly stories. Yep, you read that right. You'll be getting stories that you cannot get anywhere else! 

I'm going to use Patreon to help me create the aforementioned Flash Fiction Anthology. Every month on here, patrons who have selected the relevant level of membership will get access to an exclusive story. In due course, you'll also help me to select which stories end up in the anthology when the time comes. 

As well as all that, there will be opportunities to name characters and just generally give me your input. Sound good?

What if I don't want to do the Patreon thing?

That's cool. I get it, it's not for everyone! But, don't worry, you can still support me by buying my books and spreading the word on social media/real life.
Tiers
The bump in the night
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This is the tier to just throw a little bit of love (and a dollar) my way.


* You'll be able to keep up-to-date with all of my adventures with access to EXCLUSIVE blogs! YAY!

* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018). 

The monster under the bed
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018).

* You'll also get a "thank you" in each of my future books.

* EXCLUSIVE blogs

* A HORROR BITES badge (this will ship on/around the 2nd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 12th month of your membership) 

The creature feature
$10 or more per month 1 patron
* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018). 

* You'll also get a "thank you" in each of my future books. 

* EXCLUSIVE blogs

* "Hellhound" eBook

* A 10% discount on merch from my bigcartel store for as long as you remain a patron (physical copies of all of my books end up in the merch store... and they're all signed!)

* Name a character in a future story

* A link to your blog/business/whatever (within reason) in the closing pages of my future books.

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES mug. (this will ship on/around the 3rd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 6th month of your membership)

* A HORROR BITES badge (this will ship on/around the 2nd month of your membership) 


More rewards will be added - watch this space!

The generous ghoul
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018). 

* You'll also get a "thank you" in each of my future books. 

* EXCLUSIVE blogs

* "Hellhound" eBook

* "The Other's Voice" eBook

* "The Others: A Bleak Reflection" eBook

* A 10% discount on merch from my bigcartel store for as long as you remain a patron (physical copies of all of my books end up in the merch store... and they're all signed!)

* Name a character in a future story

* A link to your blog/business/whatever (within reason) in the closing pages of my future books.

* A signed paperback copy of "Hellhound" (plus awesome badges, bookmarks, etc) (Ships in month 2)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES mug. (this will ship on/around the 3rd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 3rd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES bag. (this will ship on/around the 6th month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE "Hellhound" t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 10th month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES hoodie. (this will ship on/around the 12 month of your membership)

 * A HORROR BITES badge (this will ship on/around the 2nd month of your membership) 


More rewards will be added - watch this space!

Goals
$14 of $100 per month
This will go towards getting me a cup of coffee every day. It makes my fingers do the typey-typey thing faster.
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Support the thing that wants to support the monster that lives under your bed.
Horror is great. I mean, who doesn't love being a little bit scared? Who doesn't want to be a little bit grossed out? But, when I wander into my local branch of Waterstones (other book retailers are available), I can't help but notice that the horror section is decidedly small. Sure, you've got your big hitters like King, Herbert, Hill, and Keene (who are all awesome, by the way), but sometimes indie horror has a stranger bite. Or, at least, it tastes a bit funky when you lick it. 

That's where I come in.

After having read most of the horror section in my local Waterstones, I decided to start writing the kind of books that I wanted to read. These books tend to pay homage to classic movies like Evil Dead or American Werewolf in London... or whichever B-Movie I picked up on the cheap in Asda (other supermarkets are available). I wanted to tell stories that made me feel a little bit weird. Sometimes they're creepy, sometimes scary, sometimes spooky and sometimes gory... but they are ALWAYS fun. 

My mission to create fun horror has already seen me write a small collection of stories (novels, novellas, short stories and flash fiction - you name it!) and you can check them out right here. But, that's not enough. I want to do more. 

Why Patreon?

I have several projects on the horizon, including (but not limited to):
  • "The Others" Part 3 - this will be the final novel in the trilogy and will happen with or without Patreon support... which is nice!
  • HORROR BITES - This will be a selection of short stories and novellas (more info on this coming soon). The first story will be coming in the next couple of months.
  • A Flash Fiction Anthology
  • An Epic Horror/Dark Fantasy series.
... and this is where you come in. It's likely that most of these projects will see the light of day with or without Patreon support, but - as most of you will know - writers are predominately powered by coffee. The more coffee we have, the faster we type. The faster we type, the more delicious stories you get to devour. It's simple maths. Every penny you give will enable this writer to feed her caffeine addiction and create the kind of weirdness that only a sleep-deprived brain can come up with.

What's in it for me?

REWARDS! Lovely shiny rewards! We've got eBooks, signed paperbacks, badges, t-shirts, and... best of all... EXCLUSIVE monthly stories. Yep, you read that right. You'll be getting stories that you cannot get anywhere else! 

I'm going to use Patreon to help me create the aforementioned Flash Fiction Anthology. Every month on here, patrons who have selected the relevant level of membership will get access to an exclusive story. In due course, you'll also help me to select which stories end up in the anthology when the time comes. 

As well as all that, there will be opportunities to name characters and just generally give me your input. Sound good?

What if I don't want to do the Patreon thing?

That's cool. I get it, it's not for everyone! But, don't worry, you can still support me by buying my books and spreading the word on social media/real life.

Recent posts by Lou Yardley

Tiers
The bump in the night
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This is the tier to just throw a little bit of love (and a dollar) my way.


* You'll be able to keep up-to-date with all of my adventures with access to EXCLUSIVE blogs! YAY!

* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018). 

The monster under the bed
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018).

* You'll also get a "thank you" in each of my future books.

* EXCLUSIVE blogs

* A HORROR BITES badge (this will ship on/around the 2nd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 12th month of your membership) 

The creature feature
$10 or more per month 1 patron
* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018). 

* You'll also get a "thank you" in each of my future books. 

* EXCLUSIVE blogs

* "Hellhound" eBook

* A 10% discount on merch from my bigcartel store for as long as you remain a patron (physical copies of all of my books end up in the merch store... and they're all signed!)

* Name a character in a future story

* A link to your blog/business/whatever (within reason) in the closing pages of my future books.

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES mug. (this will ship on/around the 3rd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 6th month of your membership)

* A HORROR BITES badge (this will ship on/around the 2nd month of your membership) 


More rewards will be added - watch this space!

The generous ghoul
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
* You'll get an exclusive piece of flash fiction every month (stories start in July 2018). 

* You'll also get a "thank you" in each of my future books. 

* EXCLUSIVE blogs

* "Hellhound" eBook

* "The Other's Voice" eBook

* "The Others: A Bleak Reflection" eBook

* A 10% discount on merch from my bigcartel store for as long as you remain a patron (physical copies of all of my books end up in the merch store... and they're all signed!)

* Name a character in a future story

* A link to your blog/business/whatever (within reason) in the closing pages of my future books.

* A signed paperback copy of "Hellhound" (plus awesome badges, bookmarks, etc) (Ships in month 2)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES mug. (this will ship on/around the 3rd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 3rd month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES bag. (this will ship on/around the 6th month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE "Hellhound" t-shirt. (this will ship on/around the 10th month of your membership)

* An EXCLUSIVE HORROR BITES hoodie. (this will ship on/around the 12 month of your membership)

 * A HORROR BITES badge (this will ship on/around the 2nd month of your membership) 


More rewards will be added - watch this space!