M J Porter is creating Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age Historical Fiction
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My name is M J Porter and I write historical fiction based in Anglo Saxon England, Britain as whole during the same period, in Viking Age Scandinavia (as well as some fantasy based on Viking Age Iceland and also a little bit of sci-fi).

To date, I've sweated and toiled my way through over twenty-three twenty-four novels and a few short stories, and have also left a few unfinished along the way. I have huge plans to cover the entire Anglo-Saxon period (yep all 600 years of it) and to bring to life a period of time often overlooked by those who believe that 'British' history begins in 1066!

True to the 'author' stereotype, I'm about a sociable as a hermit crab, would rather hide than speak about my writing in public and struggle with the word 'sales'. I do, however, enjoy maintaining my Twitter feed and sharing my love of films, music (and Formula 1 racing!). I'm not that keen on sharing an image of myself either but do like to share pictures of places I visit (normally castles - hey, I like history!)

And so to Patreon! I don't believe that authors should work for free, but neither do they need to write for millions. What writers need is a little bit of stability in their lives. I try and provide my own with my 'proper' job although I'd much rather be spending my time researching and writing, and I hope that Patreon will 'iron out' my occasional, bumpy ride. This will be especially important as I make the rather monumental leap from being an indie published author to one with a publishing contract for one of my titles - more details to follow soon. 

Stop press - the publishing deal is now for 2 of my titles, and the first book Viking Sword (AKA Ealdorman) is now available on Amazon. Viking Enemy (AKA Ealdormen) is also now available, so you can read the whole series once more. Thank goodness. It's been a slow and quite tedious process!

Pareon is also a great place for me to reward my fans with sneak peeks, early access to my new books and all sorts of other news that might come my way (such as book reveals and details of forthcoming releases.) 

I am also about the venture into the world of audiobooks - The First Queen of England has been narrated by Alex Lee and will be available before Christmas 2017.

I am currently working on a super secret project but I will be sharing details on Patreon when I can. 



Rewards
Coerl
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters who pledge $1 a month, will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter, every 4-6 weeks (at the least - you might get a whole lot more), in which I will share details of my latest projects and also, my latest distractions which keep me from writing!

Thegn
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters who pledge $5 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks (at the least - you might get a whole lot more) in which I will share details of my latest projects and distractions, and will also receive an ebook copy of one of my new Indie published releases each year when it becomes available via BookFunnel. I will provide an overview each year of my publishing intentions and supporters will be able to choose which book they would like. (Please note that this will only include Indie published novels).
Ealdorman
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters who pledge $10 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks  (at the least - you might get a whole lot more) in which I will share details of my latest projects and distractions, and will also receive an ebook copy of each new Indie published release when it becomes available via BookFunnel, which will, hopefully, also be in advance of the novel going on general release. (Please note that this will only include Indie published novels).


STOP PRESS - this tier will also include a free audio copy of The First Queen of England for the first five new supporters.

Ætheling
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Supporters who pledge $25 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks with details of my latest projects and distractions, an ebook copy of my new Indie published releases via BookFunnel, and also, and this is the biggie, a signed paperback copy of new Indie published releases. I will post these wherever they need to go in the world. I envisage this will be a minimum of 2 books a year up to a maximum of 6. It will depend on my writing speed.  (There will be an opportunity to request one of my mainstream published books in paperback, if preferred.)
King
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Supporters who pledge $50 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks with details of my latest projects and distractions, an ebook copy of my new Indie published releases via BookFunnel, and also, and this is the biggie, a signed paperback copy of new Indie published releases. I will post these wherever they need to go in the world. I envisage this will be a minimum of 2 books a year up to a maximum of 6. It will depend on my writing speed. (There will be an opportunity to request one of my mainstream published books in paperback, if preferred.) Those who pledge $50 a month will also be acknowledged in the back of all my future novels, and twice a year will be given the opportunity to request a signed edition of one of my back-catalogue novels (there are 21 of them so hopefully this reward will last for a long time.)


Goals
$0 of $300 per month
I need to change my goal a little, as I've already managed to find a fantastic way of turning The First Queen of England into an audio book, hopefully to be released before Christmas 2017.
But, that doesn't mean that plans stop there. With that in mind, I've decided to redirect my efforts into a redesign of my book covers. Viking Sword and Viking Enemy (or Ealdorman and Ealdormen as they used to be known) have been qiven fantastic new covers by my publisher. In order to make the 'whole' series gell together, I am going to be using all the funds I receive to bring all the books in line with the ideas started in their relaunched books.
Much of this is a matter of finding the 'right' image, and then manipulating it to present the 'correct' cover. But I think I'm going to need some help with this as well, so, if I reach my funding goal, or anything that I accumulate along the way, will be going on book covers, relaunches and a little bit of marketing. That sounds like a plan to me!
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My name is M J Porter and I write historical fiction based in Anglo Saxon England, Britain as whole during the same period, in Viking Age Scandinavia (as well as some fantasy based on Viking Age Iceland and also a little bit of sci-fi).

To date, I've sweated and toiled my way through over twenty-three twenty-four novels and a few short stories, and have also left a few unfinished along the way. I have huge plans to cover the entire Anglo-Saxon period (yep all 600 years of it) and to bring to life a period of time often overlooked by those who believe that 'British' history begins in 1066!

True to the 'author' stereotype, I'm about a sociable as a hermit crab, would rather hide than speak about my writing in public and struggle with the word 'sales'. I do, however, enjoy maintaining my Twitter feed and sharing my love of films, music (and Formula 1 racing!). I'm not that keen on sharing an image of myself either but do like to share pictures of places I visit (normally castles - hey, I like history!)

And so to Patreon! I don't believe that authors should work for free, but neither do they need to write for millions. What writers need is a little bit of stability in their lives. I try and provide my own with my 'proper' job although I'd much rather be spending my time researching and writing, and I hope that Patreon will 'iron out' my occasional, bumpy ride. This will be especially important as I make the rather monumental leap from being an indie published author to one with a publishing contract for one of my titles - more details to follow soon. 

Stop press - the publishing deal is now for 2 of my titles, and the first book Viking Sword (AKA Ealdorman) is now available on Amazon. Viking Enemy (AKA Ealdormen) is also now available, so you can read the whole series once more. Thank goodness. It's been a slow and quite tedious process!

Pareon is also a great place for me to reward my fans with sneak peeks, early access to my new books and all sorts of other news that might come my way (such as book reveals and details of forthcoming releases.) 

I am also about the venture into the world of audiobooks - The First Queen of England has been narrated by Alex Lee and will be available before Christmas 2017.

I am currently working on a super secret project but I will be sharing details on Patreon when I can. 



Recent posts by M J Porter

Rewards
Coerl
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters who pledge $1 a month, will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter, every 4-6 weeks (at the least - you might get a whole lot more), in which I will share details of my latest projects and also, my latest distractions which keep me from writing!

Thegn
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters who pledge $5 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks (at the least - you might get a whole lot more) in which I will share details of my latest projects and distractions, and will also receive an ebook copy of one of my new Indie published releases each year when it becomes available via BookFunnel. I will provide an overview each year of my publishing intentions and supporters will be able to choose which book they would like. (Please note that this will only include Indie published novels).
Ealdorman
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Supporters who pledge $10 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks  (at the least - you might get a whole lot more) in which I will share details of my latest projects and distractions, and will also receive an ebook copy of each new Indie published release when it becomes available via BookFunnel, which will, hopefully, also be in advance of the novel going on general release. (Please note that this will only include Indie published novels).


STOP PRESS - this tier will also include a free audio copy of The First Queen of England for the first five new supporters.

Ætheling
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Supporters who pledge $25 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks with details of my latest projects and distractions, an ebook copy of my new Indie published releases via BookFunnel, and also, and this is the biggie, a signed paperback copy of new Indie published releases. I will post these wherever they need to go in the world. I envisage this will be a minimum of 2 books a year up to a maximum of 6. It will depend on my writing speed.  (There will be an opportunity to request one of my mainstream published books in paperback, if preferred.)
King
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Supporters who pledge $50 a month will receive a Patroen exclusive newsletter every 4-6 weeks with details of my latest projects and distractions, an ebook copy of my new Indie published releases via BookFunnel, and also, and this is the biggie, a signed paperback copy of new Indie published releases. I will post these wherever they need to go in the world. I envisage this will be a minimum of 2 books a year up to a maximum of 6. It will depend on my writing speed. (There will be an opportunity to request one of my mainstream published books in paperback, if preferred.) Those who pledge $50 a month will also be acknowledged in the back of all my future novels, and twice a year will be given the opportunity to request a signed edition of one of my back-catalogue novels (there are 21 of them so hopefully this reward will last for a long time.)