Christine Larranaga is creating Writing and Multi-Media Publishing Company
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                                                    WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
Hi my name is Christine Larranaga and I'm an editor, writer and photographer. I'm starting my own multimedia publishing company, Reckless Press, LTD. I'm hoping that my writing will be able to help to raise funds to make Reckless Press a reality. 

                                                  WHAT IS RECKLESS PRESS? 
Reckless Press is first and foremost a publishing company. But this publishing company helps people. How does Reckless Press help people? First, I want to be able to pay authors for their works, a dream I know, but one I think I can make a reality. It may be a small advance for the author at first, but they will also receive part of the sales from the book. This is where things get interesting. With the sales of the book I would like for the authors to donate a portion of their profits to the charity of their choosing. I would also match their donation with my portion of the profits from the sales of the book. In this way the writer is helping a community that they care about and it is also a way for readers to give to a charity and better their communities. Reckless Press believes that the world can be a better place and that this is a big way to help make it better. 

What makes Reckless Press a multimedia company is it will also be involved in podcasting and might branch out into producing how to and travel videos in the near future. A percentage of the proceeds from this part of the company will also go to charity as well. 

The way that I will start generating money for charities is here on Patreon, a small percentage of what you donate will go to the PTSD Foundation of America. I've chosen this charity because it is an issue that hits very close to home for me. My younger brother is a military vet with PTSD. He did 18 months in Iraq and 2 tours in Afghanistan. He has lost many of his Army brothers to PTSD. He was just discharged from the Army after 12 years and only given 13 days to clear post. Perhaps I should give what I would donate to charity to him to help with moving costs? The only reason that I say a small percentage is that I will only be able to give 5% of what I raise here to charity, the real purpose for starting this page is for my business so that I can get it going so that I will be able to make bigger donations to charities in the future. If you want to read an article that I wrote about my brother, you can read it here A Soldier's Story

I'm hoping that you'll find what I write or what I'm doing interesting enough to donate so that I can take things to the next level and support more charities as Reckless Press opens up more. My first goal, after my 100 Days of Writing exercise/challenge (because it really is a challenge, 100 days.....) is to start podcasting. I love listening to podcasts and I'm hoping that people will want to listen to me. The podcasts aren't just me. The first one I want to start is with my friend Rebecca, it's going to be us talking about everything, from just what we talk to on any given day, fashion, politics, movies, celebrities etc. it just depends. I think we're funny, but you never know we could just be funny to each other, either way wouldn't it be fun to watch some people try something and see if they can make it work? If nothing else the podcast will have an interesting name: Gas Station Latte. Another podcast that I would like to do is called The Thing About My Art, where I'll talk with artists, actors, painters, DJ's, musicians, photographers etc. about their art, how they make it and what influences them to make their art. I'd like to also do two more podcasts, one that I might do with my daughter and my brother is called a Legit Moment in History, where we give a short dramatization of the moment in history and then talk about the effects it had on history, what our thoughts are on the moment in history, and what impact it still has on the world, and Cannabesties with my friend Michelle where we talk about all things Cannabis (products, laws etc.) talk to people in the industry and go on cannabis adventures (like the time that we looked for Michelle's car in Boulder for 20 minutes....). These are just some of the ideas that I, and a few others, have been thinking up. All of these can change and become something else, these are just ideas, a starting point. 

The major goal that I want to work on here at Patreon is getting Reckless Press's first publication rolling. I want to print a literary anthology by the end of the year. My goal besides finding authors to publish, is to publish a yearly anthology made up of different authors short stories and poetry based on a central theme. This year's theme is Science Fiction. Why Science Fiction? I really enjoy good Science Fiction, and good Science Fiction is usually written during times of social and political strife, I want to see what people are thinking about and how they express it in their writing.  I would like to start taking submissions when I have 100 patrons donating. 

My overall goal with my media company is to give readers good literature. There is good literature out there, but I believe there are more writers out there that might not want to go the mainstream route and that want to do something a little different to get published. I think this will bring more diverse writers into the world and give voices to people who never thought that they would be published. I really want to cultivate writers that are diverse and that want their writing to have an impact on their communities and society. The Reckless Press website, (which should be up and running by April) will have information on what types of manuscripts will be accepted and information for submitting to the literature anthology.

Another main goal that I have is to establish a brick and mortar location. A place where in the front is a coffee shop/bakery of sorts and book store to help fund our charitable donations and in the back are the offices, recording stations, art spaces and a photography studio. I really want to make it into a place for artists and budding businesses to come alive. I know that it might sound like a utopia of sorts, but I think that if I can help artists and other businesses, I can help communities that might not get the help that they need other wise. I've always wanted to help the world around me and this is my way of doing that. I just hope that this project is interesting enough to get people to help fund it.
Tiers
The Cream of The Crop
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs and a monthly business update. 
The Reckless Press Coffee Donator
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a monthly business update and a picture of the type of coffee you helped to purchase to keep us sane in the office. 
Rainbow Contributor
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a monthly business update and a picture of the type of coffee you helped to purchase to keep us sane in the office and entry for your short story into our literary journal, this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art. 
You Helped Us Stay Warm
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
YAH! You helped us to not freeze this month! You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a personal shout out and a copy of our literature anthology.  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal, this years subject is Sci-Fi.  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.   
Technology and Research Supporter
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
YAH! You helped us to get new technology and helped support our research for our podcasts! You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a chance to be a guest writer on our Patreon blog and copy of our literature anthology. This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.  
Magical Unicorn!!!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
YAH! You made it to the MAGICAL UNICORN LEVEL!! WOOO HOOO!!!  You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a chance to be a guest writer on our Patreon blog and you'll always get a copy of our literature anthology every year. I mean even if we go under we'll try and send you something, it might just be a sticky note saying thanks or a piece of gum, but it will be something!  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.   
Well Aren't You Special
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
WELL AREN'T YOU SPECIAL, DONATING TO THE HIPPIES TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE? I WONDER WHO MADE YOU DO IT, SATAN???!!!!!  You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a chance to be a guest writer on our Patreon blog, a guest spot on one of our podcasts (skype or we'll figure it out, you are after all giving us $500)  and you'll always get a copy of our literature anthology every year and a copy of the first book that we publish and when we finally get to make them a t-shirt or a book bag.  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.   
Goals
$1 of $500 per month
When $500 per month is reached, I will start my first podcast, A Legit Moment in History or Gas Station Latte, we'll have a vote! 
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                                                    WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
Hi my name is Christine Larranaga and I'm an editor, writer and photographer. I'm starting my own multimedia publishing company, Reckless Press, LTD. I'm hoping that my writing will be able to help to raise funds to make Reckless Press a reality. 

                                                  WHAT IS RECKLESS PRESS? 
Reckless Press is first and foremost a publishing company. But this publishing company helps people. How does Reckless Press help people? First, I want to be able to pay authors for their works, a dream I know, but one I think I can make a reality. It may be a small advance for the author at first, but they will also receive part of the sales from the book. This is where things get interesting. With the sales of the book I would like for the authors to donate a portion of their profits to the charity of their choosing. I would also match their donation with my portion of the profits from the sales of the book. In this way the writer is helping a community that they care about and it is also a way for readers to give to a charity and better their communities. Reckless Press believes that the world can be a better place and that this is a big way to help make it better. 

What makes Reckless Press a multimedia company is it will also be involved in podcasting and might branch out into producing how to and travel videos in the near future. A percentage of the proceeds from this part of the company will also go to charity as well. 

The way that I will start generating money for charities is here on Patreon, a small percentage of what you donate will go to the PTSD Foundation of America. I've chosen this charity because it is an issue that hits very close to home for me. My younger brother is a military vet with PTSD. He did 18 months in Iraq and 2 tours in Afghanistan. He has lost many of his Army brothers to PTSD. He was just discharged from the Army after 12 years and only given 13 days to clear post. Perhaps I should give what I would donate to charity to him to help with moving costs? The only reason that I say a small percentage is that I will only be able to give 5% of what I raise here to charity, the real purpose for starting this page is for my business so that I can get it going so that I will be able to make bigger donations to charities in the future. If you want to read an article that I wrote about my brother, you can read it here A Soldier's Story

I'm hoping that you'll find what I write or what I'm doing interesting enough to donate so that I can take things to the next level and support more charities as Reckless Press opens up more. My first goal, after my 100 Days of Writing exercise/challenge (because it really is a challenge, 100 days.....) is to start podcasting. I love listening to podcasts and I'm hoping that people will want to listen to me. The podcasts aren't just me. The first one I want to start is with my friend Rebecca, it's going to be us talking about everything, from just what we talk to on any given day, fashion, politics, movies, celebrities etc. it just depends. I think we're funny, but you never know we could just be funny to each other, either way wouldn't it be fun to watch some people try something and see if they can make it work? If nothing else the podcast will have an interesting name: Gas Station Latte. Another podcast that I would like to do is called The Thing About My Art, where I'll talk with artists, actors, painters, DJ's, musicians, photographers etc. about their art, how they make it and what influences them to make their art. I'd like to also do two more podcasts, one that I might do with my daughter and my brother is called a Legit Moment in History, where we give a short dramatization of the moment in history and then talk about the effects it had on history, what our thoughts are on the moment in history, and what impact it still has on the world, and Cannabesties with my friend Michelle where we talk about all things Cannabis (products, laws etc.) talk to people in the industry and go on cannabis adventures (like the time that we looked for Michelle's car in Boulder for 20 minutes....). These are just some of the ideas that I, and a few others, have been thinking up. All of these can change and become something else, these are just ideas, a starting point. 

The major goal that I want to work on here at Patreon is getting Reckless Press's first publication rolling. I want to print a literary anthology by the end of the year. My goal besides finding authors to publish, is to publish a yearly anthology made up of different authors short stories and poetry based on a central theme. This year's theme is Science Fiction. Why Science Fiction? I really enjoy good Science Fiction, and good Science Fiction is usually written during times of social and political strife, I want to see what people are thinking about and how they express it in their writing.  I would like to start taking submissions when I have 100 patrons donating. 

My overall goal with my media company is to give readers good literature. There is good literature out there, but I believe there are more writers out there that might not want to go the mainstream route and that want to do something a little different to get published. I think this will bring more diverse writers into the world and give voices to people who never thought that they would be published. I really want to cultivate writers that are diverse and that want their writing to have an impact on their communities and society. The Reckless Press website, (which should be up and running by April) will have information on what types of manuscripts will be accepted and information for submitting to the literature anthology.

Another main goal that I have is to establish a brick and mortar location. A place where in the front is a coffee shop/bakery of sorts and book store to help fund our charitable donations and in the back are the offices, recording stations, art spaces and a photography studio. I really want to make it into a place for artists and budding businesses to come alive. I know that it might sound like a utopia of sorts, but I think that if I can help artists and other businesses, I can help communities that might not get the help that they need other wise. I've always wanted to help the world around me and this is my way of doing that. I just hope that this project is interesting enough to get people to help fund it.

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Tiers
The Cream of The Crop
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs and a monthly business update. 
The Reckless Press Coffee Donator
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a monthly business update and a picture of the type of coffee you helped to purchase to keep us sane in the office. 
Rainbow Contributor
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a monthly business update and a picture of the type of coffee you helped to purchase to keep us sane in the office and entry for your short story into our literary journal, this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art. 
You Helped Us Stay Warm
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
YAH! You helped us to not freeze this month! You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a personal shout out and a copy of our literature anthology.  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal, this years subject is Sci-Fi.  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.   
Technology and Research Supporter
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
YAH! You helped us to get new technology and helped support our research for our podcasts! You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a chance to be a guest writer on our Patreon blog and copy of our literature anthology. This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.  
Magical Unicorn!!!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
YAH! You made it to the MAGICAL UNICORN LEVEL!! WOOO HOOO!!!  You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a chance to be a guest writer on our Patreon blog and you'll always get a copy of our literature anthology every year. I mean even if we go under we'll try and send you something, it might just be a sticky note saying thanks or a piece of gum, but it will be something!  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.   
Well Aren't You Special
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
WELL AREN'T YOU SPECIAL, DONATING TO THE HIPPIES TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE? I WONDER WHO MADE YOU DO IT, SATAN???!!!!!  You'll get your name on my thank you wall, access to all Patreon blogs, a chance to be a guest writer on our Patreon blog, a guest spot on one of our podcasts (skype or we'll figure it out, you are after all giving us $500)  and you'll always get a copy of our literature anthology every year and a copy of the first book that we publish and when we finally get to make them a t-shirt or a book bag.  This also includes  entry for your short story into our literary journal (if you have anything you'd like to submit) this years subject is Sci-Fi. You can also enter in your Sci-Fi art work for the cover, think 1950's B-Film or Pulp Fiction cover art.