Rhonda Parrish is creating books and stories
17

patrons

$45
per month
I'm Rhonda Parrish, editor, anthologist, writer and poet, and I want to continue to create beautiful things using words.

I frequently joke that I do 'All the things' but, really, that's not too far from the truth. I see-saw back and forth between writing and editing, and I publish my work with a hybrid model that means sometimes my work goes out into the world via the traditional route, and sometimes I publish it myself.

I love what I do, but it doesn't pay particularly well. And it can be a bit lonely.

I would love to build a community here on Patreon that will help supplement my income, support my projects and also become a way for me to interact with my readers in a meaningful way.

Whenever possible I will share cover reveals, TOC announcements and sneak peeks of my own writing with my Patreon first, mailing list second and the general public third.

What's more, Patreon supporters will help me make decisions that matter (like which anthology project to do next, or which book to write) and, if I can get the technology to work, will be invited to join me for a monthly video chat where you can ask me anything -- about what I do, what I'm working on, what my cats are up to... anything.

I will also share some of my poetry and fiction here -- some of it exclusively -- and, speaking of exclusivity, I will re-releasing the audio book version of Lost and Found read by the amazing Bill Ratner exclusively on Patreon.

And that's just the beginning! :)

Where does the money go?

If you are going to support me and my work financially you have every right to know how I'm going to use that money.

Patreon Perks
Some of the perks I'm offering primarily cost time, but several of them also have actual monetary costs associated with them. For example, in order for me to mail out ebook copies of my traditionally published books I need to first purchase those copies from the publishers. And things like paperback books not only have costs associated with the book itself but with mailing it out as well.

Funding new projects
There are dozens of projects written on the whiteboard that schedules my life under the heading 'Someday'. Your support of this Patreon can help me turn someday into today. Using feedback from my patrons I will select a goal project and determine its intitial budget. After that, 1/3rd of the money generated by this Patreon will be earmarked for that project. Once it reaches its budget goal I will slot that project into my schedule and get to work making it a reality.

These projects may take the form of something written by myself (a novel, short story collection or poetry collection) or, more likely, an anthology project I'd like to edit.

The current new project being funded in part by this Patreon is a long short story/novella with the working title 'Alpha Team #1'. It will be the first in a series of three and will be written to fit one of the following premade covers (titles very much subject to change):


The goal is set at $150 which will help pay for an editor for the story.

As of April 1st we've raised $5 / $150 for this project.

Marketing my backlist

I have a large and somewhat neglected backlist of titles which I would love to have the resources to market and promote in order to expand the audience for my work as a writer, editor and anthologist, and also to better spotlight the works of the authors I've been lucky enough to work with. 

Speaking of my backlist, if the Patreon ever reaches $50 a month I will add a monthly draw for a paperback copy of a title from my backlist.

Tiers are currently named after the five books in my Magical Menageries series (plus dragons), but one of the first things I'll be asking for feedback on will be considering new names for them moving forward.

Wishlist

Right now this Patreon is a place I share my writing in various forms (text, downloads, audio even paperbacks) and get to interact with my patrons--here on Patreon and also on Discord--and it's going to help finance brand new projects (chosen by my patrons). That is what it is doing right now. But I have high hopes for this, there are things, stretch goals I'd love to see happen as our community grows. Some of these are more realistic than others, but really I would love to see this become big enough that we can do all of them. Some of my wishlist things include:
  • Offering Patron-only workshop and info sessions on a broad range of subjects including anthology editing, short story writing and self-publishing.
  • Creating a Patron-only voice channel on my Discord server.
  • Hosting a monthly hangout on Google Hangouts or Discord
  • Playing Dungeons and Dragons together (with special guest DMs!)
  • Serializing my next book on Patreon before releasing it to the world
And I'm open to more suggestions. I want to make this someplace awesome for all of us, but obviously I can't do it alone, so I hope you'll join me and help me build something special here :)

'Things' currently available to my patrons:

Coming soon:
  • "Good News, Bad News" short story sequel to "Starry Night" (Every patron)
  • Shadows ($3 and higher tier levels)
Tiers
Fae
$1 or more per month

Thank you! By supporting me at this level you are sending me the message that you value what I do, and for that I cannot possibly thank you enough!


What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls and discussions
Includes Discord rewards
Corvids
$3 or more per month

This amount of money would buy you one of any number of ebooks. I really appreciate you directing it my way to help me continue creating books and telling stories. You rock!


What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls and discussions


Plus:

  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it
Includes Discord rewards
Gryphons
$10 or more per month only 3 left

I'm creating this tier based on the feedback from someone who rightly pointed out that not all writers can afford to support at a higher level but they might still appreciate having some editing done. If you are one of these proud and noble beasts -- like a gryphon -- I have got a tier for you.

 

What you get:

  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it


Plus:

  • Every third month (beginning the third month you have supported me at this level) I will edit something (a short story or the opening chapter of a novel?) 2,500 words or less for you.

    Stories I've edited are ineligible to be submitted to one of my anthologies. Sorry.
Includes Discord rewards
Sirens
$25 or more per month

 Wow.


I don't even know what to say. You are amazeballs. I can't wait to begin sending you signed copies of my books as they come out!

 

What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls, videos and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it


Plus:

  • Monthly snail mail surprises. These may take the form of a postcard, a special d6, a letter or even a book
  • A signed paperback copy of each of my books as they are released.
Includes Discord rewards
Unicorns
$40 or more per month only 5 left

Unicorns are magical and special, and you are definitely a unicorn, dude. I'm not even sure where to begin in thanking you.


Thank you.


What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls, videos and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it
  • Monthly snail mail surprises. These may take the form of a postcard, a special d6, a letter or even a book


Plus:

  • Every other month (beginning the second month you have supported me at this level) I will edit something (a short story or the opening chapter of a novel?) 7,500 words or less for you.

    Stories I've edited are ineligible to be submitted to one of my anthologies. Sorry.
Includes Discord rewards
Dragons
$50 or more per month only 3 left

Dragons inspire awe, and if you are sponsoring me at this level you do too! 


Originally I wasn't going to create a tier this high but a subscriber to my mailing list said, "I love the unicorn and siren tiers but what if I want editing AND signed paperbacks?" and so the dragon tier was born.


What you get:

  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls, videos and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it
  • Monthly snail mail surprises. These may take the form of a postcard, a special d6, a letter or even a book



Plus:

  • A signed paperback copy of each of my books as they are released.
  •  Every other month (beginning the second month you have supported me at this level) I will edit something (a short story or the opening chapter of a novel?) 7,500 words or less for you.

    Stories I've edited are ineligible to be submitted to one of my anthologies. Sorry.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
17 of 20 patrons
When I reach 20 patrons, not only will I do a little (okay, big) happy dance in my chair,  I will write and release a new Aphanasian story featuring a main character chosen by those patrons.
2 of 4
I'm Rhonda Parrish, editor, anthologist, writer and poet, and I want to continue to create beautiful things using words.

I frequently joke that I do 'All the things' but, really, that's not too far from the truth. I see-saw back and forth between writing and editing, and I publish my work with a hybrid model that means sometimes my work goes out into the world via the traditional route, and sometimes I publish it myself.

I love what I do, but it doesn't pay particularly well. And it can be a bit lonely.

I would love to build a community here on Patreon that will help supplement my income, support my projects and also become a way for me to interact with my readers in a meaningful way.

Whenever possible I will share cover reveals, TOC announcements and sneak peeks of my own writing with my Patreon first, mailing list second and the general public third.

What's more, Patreon supporters will help me make decisions that matter (like which anthology project to do next, or which book to write) and, if I can get the technology to work, will be invited to join me for a monthly video chat where you can ask me anything -- about what I do, what I'm working on, what my cats are up to... anything.

I will also share some of my poetry and fiction here -- some of it exclusively -- and, speaking of exclusivity, I will re-releasing the audio book version of Lost and Found read by the amazing Bill Ratner exclusively on Patreon.

And that's just the beginning! :)

Where does the money go?

If you are going to support me and my work financially you have every right to know how I'm going to use that money.

Patreon Perks
Some of the perks I'm offering primarily cost time, but several of them also have actual monetary costs associated with them. For example, in order for me to mail out ebook copies of my traditionally published books I need to first purchase those copies from the publishers. And things like paperback books not only have costs associated with the book itself but with mailing it out as well.

Funding new projects
There are dozens of projects written on the whiteboard that schedules my life under the heading 'Someday'. Your support of this Patreon can help me turn someday into today. Using feedback from my patrons I will select a goal project and determine its intitial budget. After that, 1/3rd of the money generated by this Patreon will be earmarked for that project. Once it reaches its budget goal I will slot that project into my schedule and get to work making it a reality.

These projects may take the form of something written by myself (a novel, short story collection or poetry collection) or, more likely, an anthology project I'd like to edit.

The current new project being funded in part by this Patreon is a long short story/novella with the working title 'Alpha Team #1'. It will be the first in a series of three and will be written to fit one of the following premade covers (titles very much subject to change):


The goal is set at $150 which will help pay for an editor for the story.

As of April 1st we've raised $5 / $150 for this project.

Marketing my backlist

I have a large and somewhat neglected backlist of titles which I would love to have the resources to market and promote in order to expand the audience for my work as a writer, editor and anthologist, and also to better spotlight the works of the authors I've been lucky enough to work with. 

Speaking of my backlist, if the Patreon ever reaches $50 a month I will add a monthly draw for a paperback copy of a title from my backlist.

Tiers are currently named after the five books in my Magical Menageries series (plus dragons), but one of the first things I'll be asking for feedback on will be considering new names for them moving forward.

Wishlist

Right now this Patreon is a place I share my writing in various forms (text, downloads, audio even paperbacks) and get to interact with my patrons--here on Patreon and also on Discord--and it's going to help finance brand new projects (chosen by my patrons). That is what it is doing right now. But I have high hopes for this, there are things, stretch goals I'd love to see happen as our community grows. Some of these are more realistic than others, but really I would love to see this become big enough that we can do all of them. Some of my wishlist things include:
  • Offering Patron-only workshop and info sessions on a broad range of subjects including anthology editing, short story writing and self-publishing.
  • Creating a Patron-only voice channel on my Discord server.
  • Hosting a monthly hangout on Google Hangouts or Discord
  • Playing Dungeons and Dragons together (with special guest DMs!)
  • Serializing my next book on Patreon before releasing it to the world
And I'm open to more suggestions. I want to make this someplace awesome for all of us, but obviously I can't do it alone, so I hope you'll join me and help me build something special here :)

'Things' currently available to my patrons:

Coming soon:
  • "Good News, Bad News" short story sequel to "Starry Night" (Every patron)
  • Shadows ($3 and higher tier levels)

Recent posts by Rhonda Parrish

Tiers
Fae
$1 or more per month

Thank you! By supporting me at this level you are sending me the message that you value what I do, and for that I cannot possibly thank you enough!


What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls and discussions
Includes Discord rewards
Corvids
$3 or more per month

This amount of money would buy you one of any number of ebooks. I really appreciate you directing it my way to help me continue creating books and telling stories. You rock!


What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls and discussions


Plus:

  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it
Includes Discord rewards
Gryphons
$10 or more per month only 3 left

I'm creating this tier based on the feedback from someone who rightly pointed out that not all writers can afford to support at a higher level but they might still appreciate having some editing done. If you are one of these proud and noble beasts -- like a gryphon -- I have got a tier for you.

 

What you get:

  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it


Plus:

  • Every third month (beginning the third month you have supported me at this level) I will edit something (a short story or the opening chapter of a novel?) 2,500 words or less for you.

    Stories I've edited are ineligible to be submitted to one of my anthologies. Sorry.
Includes Discord rewards
Sirens
$25 or more per month

 Wow.


I don't even know what to say. You are amazeballs. I can't wait to begin sending you signed copies of my books as they come out!

 

What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls, videos and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it


Plus:

  • Monthly snail mail surprises. These may take the form of a postcard, a special d6, a letter or even a book
  • A signed paperback copy of each of my books as they are released.
Includes Discord rewards
Unicorns
$40 or more per month only 5 left

Unicorns are magical and special, and you are definitely a unicorn, dude. I'm not even sure where to begin in thanking you.


Thank you.


What you get:


  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls, videos and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it
  • Monthly snail mail surprises. These may take the form of a postcard, a special d6, a letter or even a book


Plus:

  • Every other month (beginning the second month you have supported me at this level) I will edit something (a short story or the opening chapter of a novel?) 7,500 words or less for you.

    Stories I've edited are ineligible to be submitted to one of my anthologies. Sorry.
Includes Discord rewards
Dragons
$50 or more per month only 3 left

Dragons inspire awe, and if you are sponsoring me at this level you do too! 


Originally I wasn't going to create a tier this high but a subscriber to my mailing list said, "I love the unicorn and siren tiers but what if I want editing AND signed paperbacks?" and so the dragon tier was born.


What you get:

  • My sincere and enthusiastic gratitude 
  • Mentioned and thanked by name in any books produced or supported in whole or in part by this Patreon 
  • Access to Patron-only posts, polls, videos and discussions
  • An electronic copy -- .ePub .Mobi or .pdf (when available) -- of each of my books as they are released -- ahead of the official release day if I can manage it
  • Monthly snail mail surprises. These may take the form of a postcard, a special d6, a letter or even a book



Plus:

  • A signed paperback copy of each of my books as they are released.
  •  Every other month (beginning the second month you have supported me at this level) I will edit something (a short story or the opening chapter of a novel?) 7,500 words or less for you.

    Stories I've edited are ineligible to be submitted to one of my anthologies. Sorry.
Includes Discord rewards