Diane Morrison (Sable Aradia) is creating worlds of wonder by smithing words & crafting magic.
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patrons

$59
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Hi!  I'm Diane Morrison, a.k.a. Sable Aradia.  I'm a science fiction/fantasy writer and a Pagan non-fiction author. I'm what they call a hybrid author; I'm both traditionally and indie published.  I do podcasts and blogs related to these things, and I do a little music.  I have a Bandcamp page for my music.  This page is for my writing.

Who Am I?

I was that nerdy tomboy kid who used to get beat up in school -- right until I had a nervous breakdown at about 16 and started lifting weights. Then I beat up the school bully (really!) After that I decided that I would never let fear stop me from doing the things I wanted to do.

As a result, I'm sort of a weirdo. I mean, just because other people don't do things doesn't mean that I shouldn't do them, right? So I've been across Canada by bus once and car twice, even though I didn't learn to drive until I was in my 30s. I was a goth rock musician and I'm also a filk musician. I do martial arts (though not as frequently as I would like.) I read a lot. Like, A LOT. I get into Twitter fights where my goal is to embarrass prejudiced jerks by pointing out their logical fallacies and mocking them cruelly. I'm polyamorous. And I write and try to make a living on it. I keep losing regular jobs because I'm socially awkward, though, so everything's got its trade-off, I guess. When you get to know me, I have a warped sense of humour. And I have a weakness for cute animals.

What Do I Write?

I write stuff that's different enough that I have to convince people to read it.  Then they read it, and they're glad they did.  I like to take pulp fiction tropes, and rather than dismissing them, I ask how, if they did exist, could they have come about, and what the natural consequences of that would be?  The major fiction projects I'm working on include:
  • Post-apocalyptic Weird Western with a dash of steampunk
  • Fantasy space opera / Age of Sail military adventure fiction
  • High fantasy and hard sci-fi with diverse protagonists
  • From time to time I do short stories or novellas for magazines and anthologies
  • Recently I've been asked to helm the official SFWA YouTube channel
The Pagan non-fiction stuff I've done includes:
  • A how-to guide to witchcraft that takes you from base beginner to advanced practitioner
  • An anthology on Pagan leadership
  • An anthology on sexuality and consent in the Pagan community
  • Pagan video content on my YouTube channel
  • A blog on Paganism
  • A blog on Canadian Paganism
  • Video witchcraft classes
Here: got an hour and want to get an idea of what I write?  Here's a playlist I made of my book trailers.

I'm also managing and making original content for the SFWA Youtube Channel!  My work there is totally non-profit, and includes panel-style SFF related conversations, promotions, and posting SFWA official material.

As my Patron, you'll get first crack at everything I'm doing before anyone else sees it, special features, sneak peaks, and your name in the credits because you will be part of the process.  You also get to be part of the unique fan community, "Sable's Privateers," where you can ask me questions about my work and special access to fans-only content.

Thanks to all my present and future crew for signing aboard!

NaNoWriMo Progress Chart (November Only!)



NOVEMBER 2018 FEATURED PROJECTS: Commissioned short story; Completion of "Brothers in Arms" for NaNoWriMo; Livestreamed reading of "The Vigil" (Wyrd West Chronicles;) Gunsmoke & Dragonfire anthology; Witchcraft & Voodoo & Sit for a Spell, #ThePanel. Scheduled releases for Patrons: "The Vigil" Livestream in video ($7+) and audio for RSS feed ($2+,) audio track from Episode 2 of #SpecWomenChat ($2+,) pdf preview of my new commissioned science fantasy story (all Patrons,) Practical Magic: Chakras 101 video class ($5+,) Monthly update video ($10+) BONUS: NaNoWriMo live blog! (all Patrons)
Tiers
Landsman (Beta Reader)
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Get first access to my work! This includes a digital download of every work of fiction I release and your name listed in the acknowledgements.  I consider your opinion when I make my final edit.  You also get draft chapters and deleted scenes from time to time. 
Ordinary Seaman (Audio Access)
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
This one is intended specifically for my differently-abled readers! Get an audio file of each story or chapter, read by yours truly, in place of the digital downloads!  From time to time this will mean an actual professionally produced audiobook as well.  I'll throw in the additional audio materials (like my related filk music and playlists) too. 
Able Seaman (Pagan Classes & Music)
$5 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all the benefits of the previous levels, you get automatic FREE access to all my Pagan video classes! This includes my Eight Paths of Power classes and my Practical Magick classes, and any other paid classes I decide to do in the future.  If you maintain this level for 3 months or more, I will also send you one of my Mp3 albums FREE as a one-time gift! You pick which one.  I will need to know how to contact you.
Topgallantman (Multi-Media Access)
$7 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to everything at the previous levels, you get all book-related or Pagan music I produce as mp3 downloads automatically (your choice which!) AND now your audio access to my live story readings includes video access as well, in a livestream!
Boatswain (Behind the Scenes)
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to everything at prior levels, you'll get access to a monthly video where I discuss my current projects, and part of my process for what I'm currently working on!
Sailmaster (Print Book)
$25 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all of the stuff from the above levels, I will ship you one print book every year!  (Your choice which).  If you maintain this level for three or more months I will sign it first.
Chief Engineer (Library)
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
 In addition to all of the stuff from the above levels, I will ship you one copy of EVERY PRINT BOOK that I publish in the course of a year!  If you maintain this level for three or more months I will sign them first.  Limited to 5 folks.
First Mate (Skype Session)
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
SKYPE SESSION! (really) Pledge at this level and get everything at the prior levels, plus a 30 minute Skype session with me every time a story drops. This is your time to ask about whatever you like. We can discuss story structure, real magick, plot hiccups, your favourite TV shows , or writing hacks. Your choice! And I will name a character after you or someone you designate.  Limited to 5 folks. 
Master & Commander (Command Performance)
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Seriously, I can't imagine spending this kind of money monthly on someone's Patreon. You should pay your rent with this. But if you do, then in addition to all of the above, I will travel to where you are and teach a course or put on a personal performance at the venue of your choice!  This *includes* all my travel expenses and accommodation.  Booking the venue is up to you.

1 month: Within one day's driving distance from the Okanagan Valley.
3 months: Within Western Canada.
6 months: Within Canada or the Western US.
9 months: Within North America.
12 months: Anywhere in the world.

I will need to know how to contact you.
Patron Saint
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Okay, you're crazy, but thank you! YOU ARE A PATRON SAINT! In addition to all of the above, plus signed copies of every book I publish and a handwritten thank you note for as long as you're a Patron, you get to choose the characters and universe you’d like me to write about for one story each year  from any novel or short story I’ve published. Want another Wyrd West Chronicle? Done. Always wanted to hear more about what happened to Yathar while Shaundar was with the Bloodfist clan? Done.  And I dedicate the story to you! 
Goals
$59 of $100 per month
I would like to use this amount to give a basic stippend to my partner, who tirelessly edits all of my work in his own free time.  I feel it's only right to give him some compensation, and that's where this money would go.
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Hi!  I'm Diane Morrison, a.k.a. Sable Aradia.  I'm a science fiction/fantasy writer and a Pagan non-fiction author. I'm what they call a hybrid author; I'm both traditionally and indie published.  I do podcasts and blogs related to these things, and I do a little music.  I have a Bandcamp page for my music.  This page is for my writing.

Who Am I?

I was that nerdy tomboy kid who used to get beat up in school -- right until I had a nervous breakdown at about 16 and started lifting weights. Then I beat up the school bully (really!) After that I decided that I would never let fear stop me from doing the things I wanted to do.

As a result, I'm sort of a weirdo. I mean, just because other people don't do things doesn't mean that I shouldn't do them, right? So I've been across Canada by bus once and car twice, even though I didn't learn to drive until I was in my 30s. I was a goth rock musician and I'm also a filk musician. I do martial arts (though not as frequently as I would like.) I read a lot. Like, A LOT. I get into Twitter fights where my goal is to embarrass prejudiced jerks by pointing out their logical fallacies and mocking them cruelly. I'm polyamorous. And I write and try to make a living on it. I keep losing regular jobs because I'm socially awkward, though, so everything's got its trade-off, I guess. When you get to know me, I have a warped sense of humour. And I have a weakness for cute animals.

What Do I Write?

I write stuff that's different enough that I have to convince people to read it.  Then they read it, and they're glad they did.  I like to take pulp fiction tropes, and rather than dismissing them, I ask how, if they did exist, could they have come about, and what the natural consequences of that would be?  The major fiction projects I'm working on include:
  • Post-apocalyptic Weird Western with a dash of steampunk
  • Fantasy space opera / Age of Sail military adventure fiction
  • High fantasy and hard sci-fi with diverse protagonists
  • From time to time I do short stories or novellas for magazines and anthologies
  • Recently I've been asked to helm the official SFWA YouTube channel
The Pagan non-fiction stuff I've done includes:
  • A how-to guide to witchcraft that takes you from base beginner to advanced practitioner
  • An anthology on Pagan leadership
  • An anthology on sexuality and consent in the Pagan community
  • Pagan video content on my YouTube channel
  • A blog on Paganism
  • A blog on Canadian Paganism
  • Video witchcraft classes
Here: got an hour and want to get an idea of what I write?  Here's a playlist I made of my book trailers.

I'm also managing and making original content for the SFWA Youtube Channel!  My work there is totally non-profit, and includes panel-style SFF related conversations, promotions, and posting SFWA official material.

As my Patron, you'll get first crack at everything I'm doing before anyone else sees it, special features, sneak peaks, and your name in the credits because you will be part of the process.  You also get to be part of the unique fan community, "Sable's Privateers," where you can ask me questions about my work and special access to fans-only content.

Thanks to all my present and future crew for signing aboard!

NaNoWriMo Progress Chart (November Only!)



NOVEMBER 2018 FEATURED PROJECTS: Commissioned short story; Completion of "Brothers in Arms" for NaNoWriMo; Livestreamed reading of "The Vigil" (Wyrd West Chronicles;) Gunsmoke & Dragonfire anthology; Witchcraft & Voodoo & Sit for a Spell, #ThePanel. Scheduled releases for Patrons: "The Vigil" Livestream in video ($7+) and audio for RSS feed ($2+,) audio track from Episode 2 of #SpecWomenChat ($2+,) pdf preview of my new commissioned science fantasy story (all Patrons,) Practical Magic: Chakras 101 video class ($5+,) Monthly update video ($10+) BONUS: NaNoWriMo live blog! (all Patrons)

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Tiers
Landsman (Beta Reader)
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Get first access to my work! This includes a digital download of every work of fiction I release and your name listed in the acknowledgements.  I consider your opinion when I make my final edit.  You also get draft chapters and deleted scenes from time to time. 
Ordinary Seaman (Audio Access)
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
This one is intended specifically for my differently-abled readers! Get an audio file of each story or chapter, read by yours truly, in place of the digital downloads!  From time to time this will mean an actual professionally produced audiobook as well.  I'll throw in the additional audio materials (like my related filk music and playlists) too. 
Able Seaman (Pagan Classes & Music)
$5 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all the benefits of the previous levels, you get automatic FREE access to all my Pagan video classes! This includes my Eight Paths of Power classes and my Practical Magick classes, and any other paid classes I decide to do in the future.  If you maintain this level for 3 months or more, I will also send you one of my Mp3 albums FREE as a one-time gift! You pick which one.  I will need to know how to contact you.
Topgallantman (Multi-Media Access)
$7 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to everything at the previous levels, you get all book-related or Pagan music I produce as mp3 downloads automatically (your choice which!) AND now your audio access to my live story readings includes video access as well, in a livestream!
Boatswain (Behind the Scenes)
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to everything at prior levels, you'll get access to a monthly video where I discuss my current projects, and part of my process for what I'm currently working on!
Sailmaster (Print Book)
$25 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all of the stuff from the above levels, I will ship you one print book every year!  (Your choice which).  If you maintain this level for three or more months I will sign it first.
Chief Engineer (Library)
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
 In addition to all of the stuff from the above levels, I will ship you one copy of EVERY PRINT BOOK that I publish in the course of a year!  If you maintain this level for three or more months I will sign them first.  Limited to 5 folks.
First Mate (Skype Session)
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
SKYPE SESSION! (really) Pledge at this level and get everything at the prior levels, plus a 30 minute Skype session with me every time a story drops. This is your time to ask about whatever you like. We can discuss story structure, real magick, plot hiccups, your favourite TV shows , or writing hacks. Your choice! And I will name a character after you or someone you designate.  Limited to 5 folks. 
Master & Commander (Command Performance)
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Seriously, I can't imagine spending this kind of money monthly on someone's Patreon. You should pay your rent with this. But if you do, then in addition to all of the above, I will travel to where you are and teach a course or put on a personal performance at the venue of your choice!  This *includes* all my travel expenses and accommodation.  Booking the venue is up to you.

1 month: Within one day's driving distance from the Okanagan Valley.
3 months: Within Western Canada.
6 months: Within Canada or the Western US.
9 months: Within North America.
12 months: Anywhere in the world.

I will need to know how to contact you.
Patron Saint
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Okay, you're crazy, but thank you! YOU ARE A PATRON SAINT! In addition to all of the above, plus signed copies of every book I publish and a handwritten thank you note for as long as you're a Patron, you get to choose the characters and universe you’d like me to write about for one story each year  from any novel or short story I’ve published. Want another Wyrd West Chronicle? Done. Always wanted to hear more about what happened to Yathar while Shaundar was with the Bloodfist clan? Done.  And I dedicate the story to you!