Shayne McClendon is creating emotional, sexy, captivating fiction
79

patrons

$862
per month
It's always a bit strange to virtually introduce yourself but hello!

My name is Shayne McClendon. I'm a prolific writer of outside-the-norm fiction that includes dramatic, erotic, and romantic stories. Over the last five years, I've steadily built my brand Always the Good Girl and have written (literally) hundreds of stories. 

I'm best known for "The Barter System" series (8 books) or "The Great Outdoors" series (5 books) as well as "Completely Wrecked" and "The Hermit."



My first book went live on May 21st 2012 and since then, I've published 26 books as Shayne McClendon, two paranormal books under the pen name Sabrina Rue, and three more as Charlize Rojos (separate from my others because they're explicit m/m erotica).

I average 6-8 novels per year as Shayne. In the past five years I've written approximately 8 million words of fiction. Some of those words are in the form of more than 300 short stories. My short story collections - compiled annually - are my best sellers. 

I broke Stephen King's well-deserved record (but I won't tell him).



Since 2012, my readers have been the best cheerleaders, critics, and brain-stormers an author could hope for. They don't let me quit, they wait patiently when my "day job" sidelines me for weeks or months at a time, and they read/review/recommend my work. It was one of my incredible readers who found this site and encouraged me to set up a profile.

Patrons of the arts have been a true gift throughout history. We might never have gotten "To Kill a Mockingbird" if Harper Lee hadn't received a generous gift of one year's wages from Michael and Joy Brown that gave her the time and freedom to finish it.

Those who follow me have repeatedly wished for lottery winnings or an insane inheritance from a long-lost (and ridiculously loaded) relative so they can help me focus on my fiction. 

I worked as a corporate bookkeeper for 15 years. When the company was sold and I was laid off, I was lost. Writing was a "hobby" for me since I was a child. Never anything serious. Not a real job. 

And then it was. 

I work as a health content creator (articles, sales pages, books, and graphics) for several clients and I'm dependent on that income to make ends meet (which can be further apart some months than others). They have the power (and have used it) to decrease my income dramatically with a single email. It's not much different than working a 9-to-5 job and getting laid off without warning.

Every time my client work changes, my fiction suffers because I have to ignore it to find additional clients or devote all of my time to projects. It's part of real life and I've been rolling with it for years but the ongoing stress is taking a toll.

I'd love to see what could happen with more time to write fiction.

If you're new here and wondering what Patreon is about, it's pretty simple (and that surprised me). If you want to help me devote more time to writing awesome characters, crazy plots, and steamy love stories...this is where you can do it.   



I'm looking for what most authors, artists, musicians, designers, and other creative minds are looking for...a way to do what I love and keep the lights on every month. Sustainable income that frees up my brain to write even more.  

Every couple of weeks, I do a Game Night with the members of my Facebook group. They post photos in the comments and I write a short story under it.

In about an hour, I write an average of 5 short stories with random plots, from several genres. It helps ease the pressure in my head when I haven't had a chance to work on my own stuff for several days. 

I write fast. I write well. I have 2300 reviews on Amazon and 94% are 4-star (6%) and 5-star (88%).

I don't put money into advertising, I don't hire editors, I stopped going to book signings, and I'm still working for other people at least 6 days a week. 

I want to grow as an author. I want to get more eyes on what I write. I want more time to write what I love without having to grit my teeth and abandon a project for several weeks while I meet client deadlines. 

Money is not the most important thing in the world but all of us need it. Creators constantly struggle with the necessity of money for basic needs and the scratching, clawing monster in our brains telling us to forget all that and work on our passion.  

If you love beautiful stories featuring men and women you're going to forget aren't real, plots that pull you in and won't let you go, and series that leave you begging for more...I'm your writer.  

You'll see in the details that I'm going to reward backers with digital fiction. I can keep you in words.

Those, there are always plenty of to share.

An overview of rewards I have planned for various levels...
  • Complete access to the patrons-only Facebook group (all levels)
  • Access to the patrons-only blog (all levels)
  • Behind-the-scenes access to my writing process (all levels)
  • Sneak peeks of releases, covers, and even excerpts ($3 and up)
  • Weekly author chat video ($5 and up)
  • Exclusive short stories ($10 and up)
  • An unpublished book sent chapter-by-chapter ($20 and up)
  • Even more awesome short stories ($50 and up)
  • Your name in a story ($100 and up)
  • Personalized short story with your input - all yours($300 and up)

I want to write for YOU. I want to write for ME. I want to write because it's the only thing I've ever wanted since I first understood that words had the power to make life bearable when I was seven. 

I'm going to make this happen - with or without backers - because I've come too far to go back. I'd love to have you with me on the journey. 

Much love,
Shayne McClendon

You can join my private Facebook group here and follow me at these locations...
Amazon
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

If you become a patron, you immediately gain access to the blog exclusively for patrons. You can find that group right here. As of December 22nd 2017, I've written 3 books there, posting them chapter by chapter.


Rewards
I'm glad you're here!
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
Every dollar moves me toward my goal of being able to write full-time. I appreciate you.


Thank you for being here. Truly…thank you.


As a reward for your help, I’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of my writing process.


Every patron receives immediate access to the patrons-only blog as well as the patrons-only Facebook group (where I’ll post lots of random goodies for you). 


In the last 6 weeks of 2017, I've written three complete books on the FB group so you don't want to miss that. 


You might not know me yet...but you're going to get to know me. You're going to like what you read here.

Access ahead of publish!
$3 or more per month 12 patrons
I write a lot and I publish more than most authors in my genre. I'll send you sneak peeks of upcoming releases and covers before I announce it to the general public. 

Naturally, you’ll also have access to the patrons-only blog, closed Facebook group, and behind-the-scenes info not available anywhere else.


Get exclusive insider access!
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Everyone always says, “For the price of a cup of coffee…” I’d rather say, for the cost of an average e-book each month, you make it possible for me to create so much more than a single story. I want to reward you for that.

You'll have access to my author writing sessions and LIVE videos. Naturally, you’ll also have access to the patrons-only blog, closed Facebook group, behind-the-scenes info, and sneak peeks.
How about some spectacular words?
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Patrons of the writing arts are particularly interested in words, am I right? I’ll send you an exclusive short story not available anywhere else every month.

You’ll get everything for the above rewards as well.
A book no one has read before…
$20 or more per month 16 patrons
In thanks, I want to give you more words because everyone needs more words. In addition to the rewards above, you’ll also receive chapter-by-chapter of a previously unreleased book.

That means a book no one else has read before, months (if not years) before it’s available to the public. All the other stuff above, too (of course).


I always go above and beyond with rewards. Stick with me and enjoy the crazy I throw (literally) everywhere!

You're too kind.
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
In addition to the rewards above, I’ll send you two additional short stories and you'll be helping me fund my own exclusive book signing at a future date to be determined.


You'll also receive some fabulous limited edition stuff in 2018 that you're going to flip out over.  [I have some cool things planned!]


You get everything else above as well.  

Do you want to be immortal?
$100 or more per month 1 patron
If you commit to $100 or more per month, you’ll have access to all the rewards above. 


In addition, I’ll immortalize you in words. I’ll use your name (yes, yours!) as a character or place name in one of my stories.


You'll receive a proof copy of every Shayne McClendon book published in 2018 that also goes to print. 

Goals
$862 of $1,250 per month
Advertising funds to grow my readership (Amazon, BookBub, Facebook, etc).  
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It's always a bit strange to virtually introduce yourself but hello!

My name is Shayne McClendon. I'm a prolific writer of outside-the-norm fiction that includes dramatic, erotic, and romantic stories. Over the last five years, I've steadily built my brand Always the Good Girl and have written (literally) hundreds of stories. 

I'm best known for "The Barter System" series (8 books) or "The Great Outdoors" series (5 books) as well as "Completely Wrecked" and "The Hermit."



My first book went live on May 21st 2012 and since then, I've published 26 books as Shayne McClendon, two paranormal books under the pen name Sabrina Rue, and three more as Charlize Rojos (separate from my others because they're explicit m/m erotica).

I average 6-8 novels per year as Shayne. In the past five years I've written approximately 8 million words of fiction. Some of those words are in the form of more than 300 short stories. My short story collections - compiled annually - are my best sellers. 

I broke Stephen King's well-deserved record (but I won't tell him).



Since 2012, my readers have been the best cheerleaders, critics, and brain-stormers an author could hope for. They don't let me quit, they wait patiently when my "day job" sidelines me for weeks or months at a time, and they read/review/recommend my work. It was one of my incredible readers who found this site and encouraged me to set up a profile.

Patrons of the arts have been a true gift throughout history. We might never have gotten "To Kill a Mockingbird" if Harper Lee hadn't received a generous gift of one year's wages from Michael and Joy Brown that gave her the time and freedom to finish it.

Those who follow me have repeatedly wished for lottery winnings or an insane inheritance from a long-lost (and ridiculously loaded) relative so they can help me focus on my fiction. 

I worked as a corporate bookkeeper for 15 years. When the company was sold and I was laid off, I was lost. Writing was a "hobby" for me since I was a child. Never anything serious. Not a real job. 

And then it was. 

I work as a health content creator (articles, sales pages, books, and graphics) for several clients and I'm dependent on that income to make ends meet (which can be further apart some months than others). They have the power (and have used it) to decrease my income dramatically with a single email. It's not much different than working a 9-to-5 job and getting laid off without warning.

Every time my client work changes, my fiction suffers because I have to ignore it to find additional clients or devote all of my time to projects. It's part of real life and I've been rolling with it for years but the ongoing stress is taking a toll.

I'd love to see what could happen with more time to write fiction.

If you're new here and wondering what Patreon is about, it's pretty simple (and that surprised me). If you want to help me devote more time to writing awesome characters, crazy plots, and steamy love stories...this is where you can do it.   



I'm looking for what most authors, artists, musicians, designers, and other creative minds are looking for...a way to do what I love and keep the lights on every month. Sustainable income that frees up my brain to write even more.  

Every couple of weeks, I do a Game Night with the members of my Facebook group. They post photos in the comments and I write a short story under it.

In about an hour, I write an average of 5 short stories with random plots, from several genres. It helps ease the pressure in my head when I haven't had a chance to work on my own stuff for several days. 

I write fast. I write well. I have 2300 reviews on Amazon and 94% are 4-star (6%) and 5-star (88%).

I don't put money into advertising, I don't hire editors, I stopped going to book signings, and I'm still working for other people at least 6 days a week. 

I want to grow as an author. I want to get more eyes on what I write. I want more time to write what I love without having to grit my teeth and abandon a project for several weeks while I meet client deadlines. 

Money is not the most important thing in the world but all of us need it. Creators constantly struggle with the necessity of money for basic needs and the scratching, clawing monster in our brains telling us to forget all that and work on our passion.  

If you love beautiful stories featuring men and women you're going to forget aren't real, plots that pull you in and won't let you go, and series that leave you begging for more...I'm your writer.  

You'll see in the details that I'm going to reward backers with digital fiction. I can keep you in words.

Those, there are always plenty of to share.

An overview of rewards I have planned for various levels...
  • Complete access to the patrons-only Facebook group (all levels)
  • Access to the patrons-only blog (all levels)
  • Behind-the-scenes access to my writing process (all levels)
  • Sneak peeks of releases, covers, and even excerpts ($3 and up)
  • Weekly author chat video ($5 and up)
  • Exclusive short stories ($10 and up)
  • An unpublished book sent chapter-by-chapter ($20 and up)
  • Even more awesome short stories ($50 and up)
  • Your name in a story ($100 and up)
  • Personalized short story with your input - all yours($300 and up)

I want to write for YOU. I want to write for ME. I want to write because it's the only thing I've ever wanted since I first understood that words had the power to make life bearable when I was seven. 

I'm going to make this happen - with or without backers - because I've come too far to go back. I'd love to have you with me on the journey. 

Much love,
Shayne McClendon

You can join my private Facebook group here and follow me at these locations...
Amazon
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest

If you become a patron, you immediately gain access to the blog exclusively for patrons. You can find that group right here. As of December 22nd 2017, I've written 3 books there, posting them chapter by chapter.


Recent posts by Shayne McClendon

Rewards
I'm glad you're here!
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
Every dollar moves me toward my goal of being able to write full-time. I appreciate you.


Thank you for being here. Truly…thank you.


As a reward for your help, I’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of my writing process.


Every patron receives immediate access to the patrons-only blog as well as the patrons-only Facebook group (where I’ll post lots of random goodies for you). 


In the last 6 weeks of 2017, I've written three complete books on the FB group so you don't want to miss that. 


You might not know me yet...but you're going to get to know me. You're going to like what you read here.

Access ahead of publish!
$3 or more per month 12 patrons
I write a lot and I publish more than most authors in my genre. I'll send you sneak peeks of upcoming releases and covers before I announce it to the general public. 

Naturally, you’ll also have access to the patrons-only blog, closed Facebook group, and behind-the-scenes info not available anywhere else.


Get exclusive insider access!
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Everyone always says, “For the price of a cup of coffee…” I’d rather say, for the cost of an average e-book each month, you make it possible for me to create so much more than a single story. I want to reward you for that.

You'll have access to my author writing sessions and LIVE videos. Naturally, you’ll also have access to the patrons-only blog, closed Facebook group, behind-the-scenes info, and sneak peeks.
How about some spectacular words?
$10 or more per month 15 patrons
Patrons of the writing arts are particularly interested in words, am I right? I’ll send you an exclusive short story not available anywhere else every month.

You’ll get everything for the above rewards as well.
A book no one has read before…
$20 or more per month 16 patrons
In thanks, I want to give you more words because everyone needs more words. In addition to the rewards above, you’ll also receive chapter-by-chapter of a previously unreleased book.

That means a book no one else has read before, months (if not years) before it’s available to the public. All the other stuff above, too (of course).


I always go above and beyond with rewards. Stick with me and enjoy the crazy I throw (literally) everywhere!

You're too kind.
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
In addition to the rewards above, I’ll send you two additional short stories and you'll be helping me fund my own exclusive book signing at a future date to be determined.


You'll also receive some fabulous limited edition stuff in 2018 that you're going to flip out over.  [I have some cool things planned!]


You get everything else above as well.  

Do you want to be immortal?
$100 or more per month 1 patron
If you commit to $100 or more per month, you’ll have access to all the rewards above. 


In addition, I’ll immortalize you in words. I’ll use your name (yes, yours!) as a character or place name in one of my stories.


You'll receive a proof copy of every Shayne McClendon book published in 2018 that also goes to print.