Jeffrey Thomas is creating Weird Fiction
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$132
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Hi. I'm Jeffrey Thomas, an author of...well, you tell me, because I'm not good at classification. I've had stories reprinted in books with titles like THE YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES (DAW Books), THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR (St. Martin's Press), and THE YEAR'S BEST WEIRD FICTION (Undertow Publications). I've been in anthologies with such themes as New Weird, Cyberpunk, and the Cthulhu Mythos. If I'm diverse, it's because I'm restless...I like to explore, and I like to believe I attract the explorative, open-minded reader.

Why am I here on this site, huckstering for your hard-earned money? Well, if I told you I'm a struggling writer, you'd probably think, "Only you, huh?" But it's like that. I have a fairly demeaning day job that sucks the energy (and maybe the soul) from me, without coming close to covering my bills, and I'm a devoted father to a young daughter and an autistic adult son. Through all this, I still do my best to write fiction (it's harder to do these days than in the past, when I was quite prolific, but I haven't thrown in the towel yet).

So what am I proposing, here?

Mostly I'm just asking if people who might like to support my work would be willing to spend at least $1 a month in order to view currently exclusive content. (For instance, every month I myself donate $5 to the Lovecraft eZine, plus I support a number of creators here at Patreon.) You need only participate for as long as you want, and can increase or decrease the monthly pledge if desired. But yup, minimum pledge is just $1. Hey, if I shambled my pitiful ass up to you in Starbucks, just as you were about 3/4 of the way through your venti Caffe Latte, and asked you if I could finish that dollar's worth of coffee in order to give myself enough energy to complete the story I'm writing, would you say no? WOULD YOU DENY ME YOUR ONE QUARTER OF A VENTI CAFFE LATTE WITH BACKWASH IN IT?

Sorry, got carried away. My mind takes these wild flights...see, that's I mean. But where was I?

What I'm proposing for the minimum $1 monthly pledge is this: you will have access to the library of short stories archived here on my page...presently 90,000 words worth of stories that as of this writing have not been seen by anyone but my patrons. I will also pop in here to share news, excerpts from works in progress, insights into my work process, videos, maybe some of my artwork, and other goodies.

For pledges of $5 and up, you will also have access to a bunch of my novels and short story collections in e-book format. These are books for which the rights have reverted to me from the original publishers. (In recent years I've made these available at Amazon for the Kindle; if you don't already own them, now you will.)

I promise you this: whatever you read here in my little domain, it will be weird. It will be fantastical, maybe dreamlike, and very likely horrific. It might be set in my dark future milieu of Punktown. It might take place down the road from you. It could be tragic, or humorous. It could be any number of these things combined.

All this, if you'll just share that quarter cup of latte with me.

Tiers
Access to short story library, news, tidbits.
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
For a monthly pledge in the $1-$4 range, you will not only be helping a struggling writer recently laid off from his day job -- you'll have access to 90,000 words worth of previously unpublished short stories archived on this page, plus news, videos, artwork, and excerpts from works in progress.
Access to e-books, short story library, news, tidbits.
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
For a monthly pledge in the $5-$?? range, you will not only be helping a struggling writer recently laid off from his day job  -- you'll have access to a bunch of my novels and short story collections in e-book format, plus 90,000 words worth of previously unpublished short stories archived on this page, plus news, videos, artwork, and excerpts from works in progress.
Hi. I'm Jeffrey Thomas, an author of...well, you tell me, because I'm not good at classification. I've had stories reprinted in books with titles like THE YEAR'S BEST HORROR STORIES (DAW Books), THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR (St. Martin's Press), and THE YEAR'S BEST WEIRD FICTION (Undertow Publications). I've been in anthologies with such themes as New Weird, Cyberpunk, and the Cthulhu Mythos. If I'm diverse, it's because I'm restless...I like to explore, and I like to believe I attract the explorative, open-minded reader.

Why am I here on this site, huckstering for your hard-earned money? Well, if I told you I'm a struggling writer, you'd probably think, "Only you, huh?" But it's like that. I have a fairly demeaning day job that sucks the energy (and maybe the soul) from me, without coming close to covering my bills, and I'm a devoted father to a young daughter and an autistic adult son. Through all this, I still do my best to write fiction (it's harder to do these days than in the past, when I was quite prolific, but I haven't thrown in the towel yet).

So what am I proposing, here?

Mostly I'm just asking if people who might like to support my work would be willing to spend at least $1 a month in order to view currently exclusive content. (For instance, every month I myself donate $5 to the Lovecraft eZine, plus I support a number of creators here at Patreon.) You need only participate for as long as you want, and can increase or decrease the monthly pledge if desired. But yup, minimum pledge is just $1. Hey, if I shambled my pitiful ass up to you in Starbucks, just as you were about 3/4 of the way through your venti Caffe Latte, and asked you if I could finish that dollar's worth of coffee in order to give myself enough energy to complete the story I'm writing, would you say no? WOULD YOU DENY ME YOUR ONE QUARTER OF A VENTI CAFFE LATTE WITH BACKWASH IN IT?

Sorry, got carried away. My mind takes these wild flights...see, that's I mean. But where was I?

What I'm proposing for the minimum $1 monthly pledge is this: you will have access to the library of short stories archived here on my page...presently 90,000 words worth of stories that as of this writing have not been seen by anyone but my patrons. I will also pop in here to share news, excerpts from works in progress, insights into my work process, videos, maybe some of my artwork, and other goodies.

For pledges of $5 and up, you will also have access to a bunch of my novels and short story collections in e-book format. These are books for which the rights have reverted to me from the original publishers. (In recent years I've made these available at Amazon for the Kindle; if you don't already own them, now you will.)

I promise you this: whatever you read here in my little domain, it will be weird. It will be fantastical, maybe dreamlike, and very likely horrific. It might be set in my dark future milieu of Punktown. It might take place down the road from you. It could be tragic, or humorous. It could be any number of these things combined.

All this, if you'll just share that quarter cup of latte with me.

Recent posts by Jeffrey Thomas

Tiers
Access to short story library, news, tidbits.
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
For a monthly pledge in the $1-$4 range, you will not only be helping a struggling writer recently laid off from his day job -- you'll have access to 90,000 words worth of previously unpublished short stories archived on this page, plus news, videos, artwork, and excerpts from works in progress.
Access to e-books, short story library, news, tidbits.
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
For a monthly pledge in the $5-$?? range, you will not only be helping a struggling writer recently laid off from his day job  -- you'll have access to a bunch of my novels and short story collections in e-book format, plus 90,000 words worth of previously unpublished short stories archived on this page, plus news, videos, artwork, and excerpts from works in progress.