Seleste deLaney

Seleste deLaney

is creating stories

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patrons
Hi all! I'm Seleste. I write books. I am particularly fond of books with murder and mayhem--please don't tell the people who publish my romances... (Mainly because while I can kiss people in real life, killing them is frowned upon, so I have to do that in fiction.) 

Anyway, other things you should know about me:
- I'm a single mom of two awesome teens (in fact, Mini-me helped name the tiers and figure out the reward levels)
- I have four pets. The city limits the number of pets per household or we'd probably have more. (Honestly, if I didn't think my jerk of a neighbor would report me for having more, we might still have more.) 
- I'm a former high school science teacher and a former lab technician 
- Roughly 99.99% of the time, Snark is my preferred language
- Unlikeable heroines are my favorite kind of heroines. Why? Because they're the kind of people I'd most likely befriend
- I am an adult child...or is it childish adult? Anyway, I laugh at fart jokes and generally don't take life too seriously, until I have no choice. 
- I detest liars, coconut, and coffee. Actually, I wish I liked coffee, but it makes me sickly. Then again, it also reinforces that whole "child" thing when I go on a "coffee date" and order a Pepsi. 

Why Patreon? 

As a full-time author, I'm paid on a schedule (and in amounts) that are erratic at best. As I'd like to remain a full-time author, Patrons will help me keep a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and the electricity on (which is kind of important with the writing thing). If I'm honest, the first couple hundred every month will go toward the medications that keep me alive and (relatively) healthy. 

Additionally, with a steady income stream, I will be able to devote more time to writing, which means more books! And everyone loves more books :) 
Tiers
The Summoned
$1 or more per month

I've lured you in with promises of monthly chunks of my works in progress. You get to see it when it's still messy. Lucky you ;-) 

The Familiar
$3 or more per month

You get the same WIP chunks as the Summoned. You just love me more. KIDDING! You will also get access to pictures of my minions. Might be the two legged ones or the four legged ones. They're all adorable, so you know you're going to love them. 

The Bound
$5 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the Summoned and the Familiar. But you have now bound yourself to me for life. Okay, not really, but it would be cool if I could do that. Seriously though, if you're willing to help me out this much, I will personally thank you in the acknowledgements of my books. [NOTE: on the chance that the number of patrons becomes unwieldy, this will apply to the first book finished (ie--in time for me to add you) after you sign up. To start though, you get a personal nod in every book after you sign up!]

The Seer
$10 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the Summoned, the Familiar, and the Bound. But you have have gained access to the inner workings of my brain. Sadly, I can't do that through brain scans or telepathy, but if you want to know the things I think about, this is your level.  Here you get access to monthly (or more often) blog posts about writing, raising kids, teaching, witchy-stuff, pets, politics, movies, or whatever hell I feel like raising. 

The Practitioner
$25 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the previous levels. Plus you will also receive a signed print copy of any of my novels (currently available in print, or you can wait until a new one is in print) once a year! 

The Initiate
$50 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the previous levels. In addition, because you clearly are crazy, you get to have your name in one of my books as a character. You might be an extra or wind up with a larger role! Be warned, you might be any kind of creature, a good guy, a bad guy, or an innocent bystander. I make no promises that you won't die a tragic death. These are the chances you take when you're crazy. 

The Coven
$100 or more per month

Clearly, you really love me. And I love you too! Which means you are officially part of my online coven. This means you get all the same rewards as the previous levels. And once a year, I will call you on Skype and we can have a video chat about books or...whatever (within limits, as I hope would be obvious). 

Hi all! I'm Seleste. I write books. I am particularly fond of books with murder and mayhem--please don't tell the people who publish my romances... (Mainly because while I can kiss people in real life, killing them is frowned upon, so I have to do that in fiction.) 

Anyway, other things you should know about me:
- I'm a single mom of two awesome teens (in fact, Mini-me helped name the tiers and figure out the reward levels)
- I have four pets. The city limits the number of pets per household or we'd probably have more. (Honestly, if I didn't think my jerk of a neighbor would report me for having more, we might still have more.) 
- I'm a former high school science teacher and a former lab technician 
- Roughly 99.99% of the time, Snark is my preferred language
- Unlikeable heroines are my favorite kind of heroines. Why? Because they're the kind of people I'd most likely befriend
- I am an adult child...or is it childish adult? Anyway, I laugh at fart jokes and generally don't take life too seriously, until I have no choice. 
- I detest liars, coconut, and coffee. Actually, I wish I liked coffee, but it makes me sickly. Then again, it also reinforces that whole "child" thing when I go on a "coffee date" and order a Pepsi. 

Why Patreon? 

As a full-time author, I'm paid on a schedule (and in amounts) that are erratic at best. As I'd like to remain a full-time author, Patrons will help me keep a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and the electricity on (which is kind of important with the writing thing). If I'm honest, the first couple hundred every month will go toward the medications that keep me alive and (relatively) healthy. 

Additionally, with a steady income stream, I will be able to devote more time to writing, which means more books! And everyone loves more books :) 

Recent posts by Seleste deLaney

Tiers
The Summoned
$1 or more per month

I've lured you in with promises of monthly chunks of my works in progress. You get to see it when it's still messy. Lucky you ;-) 

The Familiar
$3 or more per month

You get the same WIP chunks as the Summoned. You just love me more. KIDDING! You will also get access to pictures of my minions. Might be the two legged ones or the four legged ones. They're all adorable, so you know you're going to love them. 

The Bound
$5 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the Summoned and the Familiar. But you have now bound yourself to me for life. Okay, not really, but it would be cool if I could do that. Seriously though, if you're willing to help me out this much, I will personally thank you in the acknowledgements of my books. [NOTE: on the chance that the number of patrons becomes unwieldy, this will apply to the first book finished (ie--in time for me to add you) after you sign up. To start though, you get a personal nod in every book after you sign up!]

The Seer
$10 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the Summoned, the Familiar, and the Bound. But you have have gained access to the inner workings of my brain. Sadly, I can't do that through brain scans or telepathy, but if you want to know the things I think about, this is your level.  Here you get access to monthly (or more often) blog posts about writing, raising kids, teaching, witchy-stuff, pets, politics, movies, or whatever hell I feel like raising. 

The Practitioner
$25 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the previous levels. Plus you will also receive a signed print copy of any of my novels (currently available in print, or you can wait until a new one is in print) once a year! 

The Initiate
$50 or more per month

You get all the same rewards as the previous levels. In addition, because you clearly are crazy, you get to have your name in one of my books as a character. You might be an extra or wind up with a larger role! Be warned, you might be any kind of creature, a good guy, a bad guy, or an innocent bystander. I make no promises that you won't die a tragic death. These are the chances you take when you're crazy. 

The Coven
$100 or more per month

Clearly, you really love me. And I love you too! Which means you are officially part of my online coven. This means you get all the same rewards as the previous levels. And once a year, I will call you on Skype and we can have a video chat about books or...whatever (within limits, as I hope would be obvious).