Jon F. Zeigler

is creating SF and fantasy stories, novels, and tabletop game books

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Basic Support
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  • You'll be supporting my coming-out as an original writer of genre fiction, which is very much appreciated. Thanks!
  • You'll get full access to my Patreon post stream, including patron-only posts as well as content cross-posted from my public writing blog. This will include partial drafts of work in progress.
  • You'll also get a FREE copy of any story, novel or game-book that I self-publish on a "pay-what-you-want" basis.
Intermediate Support
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  • Everything at the $1 level, of course.
  • You'll also get a FREE copy, in e-book or PDF form, of any story, novel, or game-book that I self-publish.
Advanced Support
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  • Everything at the $1 and $2 levels, of course.
  • You'll also be specifically named in the acknowledgments section of any novel or game-book that I self-publish.




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I'm Jon F. Zeigler. I've been writing science fiction and fantasy for well over twenty years now, but most of that has been done on the basis of other people's original work. I also worked as a freelance author for the tabletop roleplaying game industry for over a decade, writing and editing books for publishers like FASA and Steve Jackson Games. More recently, I've been writing fan-fiction, and also writing and working to sell original fiction. My curriculum vitae to date can be found here, if you're interested.

I'm currently working on what's likely to be the first of a series of novels, which is likely to be self-published. I'm also working to publish original setting material that would be suitable for a variety of tabletop roleplaying games.

Which brings me to Patreon.

Patreon is a mechanism that allows you to support the work of artists, musicians, and writers who might want to earn a living with their creative work . . . but in many cases they aren't quite there yet, and in fact some of us may never get to quit the day job. (That's me. Most definitely.)

So here's the deal. As I prepare short stories, novels, or game materials for self-publication, I'll make them available here for you. Eventually, that material will be published elsewhere, with more polish and a price tag attached, but for now, the drafts are free. Enjoy!

If things go as planned, then about once a month I'll release a fair-sized piece (at least 10,000 words) of new material. In most cases, that will be chunks of the novel in progress. There may also be shorter pieces of fiction, or chunks of the next tabletop RPG book I'm working on.

Once a month, on the average? Maybe I'll get really inspired one month, who knows? As a patron, you can always put a cap on how much you're willing to spend on me per month. I promise that won't make any difference to when or how I work. I'm not going to write too quickly or try to hold back, just to squeeze a few more dollars out of our relationship.

Finally, at certain levels of patronage you'll get free copies of the final products - e-books or PDFs, hot off the virtual press, as soon as they get published.

Meanwhile, as a patron you'll be getting to see stories and other material in production. I want you to be as involved in my writing process as you like - and if you have any feedback for me, great! You're likely to have an influence on my evolution as a writer as a result.

Many thanks for your time and consideration!
$30 of $100 per Story
With a steady source of writing income, I'll be better able to self-publish the best pieces, including some professional assistance with cover art and internal design. I should also be able to purchase the occasional advertisement or promotional services. Better design and more promotion means more books sold!
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