Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels is creating Stories
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WHO
I'm Shiloh Walker...and J.C. Daniels.

WHAT
I write books. I take pictures and I cause trouble, too.  
 
But I doubt anybody came over here to learn about my knack for causing trouble, although I'm really good at it.

WHY

...
am I setting up a patreon?


For almost two years, I've been doing ghostwriting on the side. I picked it up after realizing the drop in income from my digital publishers was getting persistently worse and I knew something needed to give.

Ghostwriting works.  I have fun and it pays the bills. But I also want to pursue more of my own ideas. I can do more of this in a timely manner and have the kind of editing and hopefully also offer the sort of print distribution I could have via my old small press distributors...but there are start up costs and promo.

Publishing costs money. Period. That's why certain projects are taking longer.


Okay, fine...I'll tell you more about promo. But I told you not to ask. This is just a rough idea.  There is more, but I'm trying to keep it short.

  • 300 pens roughly $150
  • 250 postcards to mail to bookstores/libraries (doesn't include S & H or postage) $70
  • Ad costs vary, but a minimum of $100-150 per new release.
  • Print ads - limited to 1 - 2x a yr due to cost $500 and up.
  • Website/newsletter package $150/month
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Travel, research, all that stuff is also tied up in there. Writing is a dicey business and while I've done okay with traditional publishers, it's not always the right path.

I've found much more freedom with self-publishing and want to explore trying to continue my FBI Psychics series as well as writing more under my urban fantasy pseudonym, J.C. Daniels.

With your help, I hope to do just that.



I'll be able to put out more books...maybe even revisit projects I'd put on hold or haven't done much with in a while.  Or...yanno...projects that publishers decided not to renew.

As a thank you to all patrons, I'll be sharing a short fiction piece I wrote, INFORMATION, with everybody who kicks in. See...I'm sharing INFORMATION.  o.o  Did you find that funny?

Plus, I'll also use this platform to share some shorter projects that have had no home and other odds and ends. These range from flash fiction pieces to longer short stories that just don't work anywhere else.


I know what it's like to be tight on money. Been there, done that...still do that, depending on which pub is going out of business... just kidding. Not really. Well, sorta.  Maybe? I don't know.

But the point is, I know what it's like to be tight on funds.  All patrons will have access to the short stories I post on the feed and sneak peeks, which will include random things like covers, bonus looks at works in progress, etc.

And...all patrons will have their names go into a random drawing to have a chance to get "tuckerized".


So...are you in?
Rewards
I want books
$1 or more per story 32 patrons
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Access to my patron-only posts
  • A Patron-only flash fiction- INFORMATION
  • Sneak peeks at WIPs, covers, etc.
  • Your name goes into a drawing to be TUCKERIZED.
Yes, more books. And a free one.
$5 or more per story 32 patrons
You are helping me write more books.


So... you get:

  • A free ebook (randomly selected, limited to those I've self-pubbed...my trad. publishers will thump me, otherwise)
  • Plus all previous rewards
I love you, Shiloh. Do you love me?
$10 or more per story 13 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • You get your name included in works made possible by this Patreon.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free books and love aren't enough, Shiloh
$25 or more per story 6 patrons
Man....demanding, aren't you? FINE...


  • You can have a look at the vault.  I'll share an idea from my writing folder with donors at this level. 
  • A SECOND ebook from my backlist (again...self-pubbed only)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Books are a girl's best friend
$50 or more per story 2 of 50 patrons
Demanding...yes. You also have refined tastes.  I approve.


  • A print book, chosen at random, and signed by me.
  • Diamonds.  Okay, no. Not diamonds.  We already decided books are better.
  • Plus all previous rewards
I'll do anything to get that last book, Shiloh
$100 or more per story 1 of 25 patrons
Donating at this level will get you a look at the chapters I completed on the third Veil book, Morne's story.


The publisher opted not to buy it. Patreon is a chance to finish that series.


Donate at this level and you can read those chapters and my suck-opsis, too. (Sans spoilters)


You'll also get a look at sneak peeks of WIPs.


 
• Plus all previous rewards  

Tuckerize me, baby
$250 or more per story 2 of 5 patrons
Have you ever dreamed of being killed on the page?  Or watching the hero kill somebody else?


Here is your chance. Donate at this level and I'll include your name* and a character fitting your rough description‡ in an upcoming work.†


*Yes, you can choose a friend instead. Or a cat.  A bird.  Somebody you passed once on the street. Your spouse, your boss.  Your second cousin on your mother's side, twice removed.


†- I decide whether you live or die...in the book.  Whether you are good or bad...all that stuff.


‡FYI, by choosing this level, you realize that you're giving me artistic freedom to do what I will with your persona. I'm not sadistic...much... but understand what you're getting into.


Fine print and randomness aside, donate at this level, and you get to be in a book!



• Plus all previous rewards 

Goals
$1,100 of $2,500 per story
Wow.  Dude.  Thanks.

Onto Goal 2! Hopefully, I can focus on writing the next book in the FBI Psychic series, the story between Nalini and Tucker. The idea is there. The funds, until now...haven't been.
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WHO
I'm Shiloh Walker...and J.C. Daniels.

WHAT
I write books. I take pictures and I cause trouble, too.  
 
But I doubt anybody came over here to learn about my knack for causing trouble, although I'm really good at it.

WHY

...
am I setting up a patreon?


For almost two years, I've been doing ghostwriting on the side. I picked it up after realizing the drop in income from my digital publishers was getting persistently worse and I knew something needed to give.

Ghostwriting works.  I have fun and it pays the bills. But I also want to pursue more of my own ideas. I can do more of this in a timely manner and have the kind of editing and hopefully also offer the sort of print distribution I could have via my old small press distributors...but there are start up costs and promo.

Publishing costs money. Period. That's why certain projects are taking longer.


Okay, fine...I'll tell you more about promo. But I told you not to ask. This is just a rough idea.  There is more, but I'm trying to keep it short.

  • 300 pens roughly $150
  • 250 postcards to mail to bookstores/libraries (doesn't include S & H or postage) $70
  • Ad costs vary, but a minimum of $100-150 per new release.
  • Print ads - limited to 1 - 2x a yr due to cost $500 and up.
  • Website/newsletter package $150/month
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Travel, research, all that stuff is also tied up in there. Writing is a dicey business and while I've done okay with traditional publishers, it's not always the right path.

I've found much more freedom with self-publishing and want to explore trying to continue my FBI Psychics series as well as writing more under my urban fantasy pseudonym, J.C. Daniels.

With your help, I hope to do just that.



I'll be able to put out more books...maybe even revisit projects I'd put on hold or haven't done much with in a while.  Or...yanno...projects that publishers decided not to renew.

As a thank you to all patrons, I'll be sharing a short fiction piece I wrote, INFORMATION, with everybody who kicks in. See...I'm sharing INFORMATION.  o.o  Did you find that funny?

Plus, I'll also use this platform to share some shorter projects that have had no home and other odds and ends. These range from flash fiction pieces to longer short stories that just don't work anywhere else.


I know what it's like to be tight on money. Been there, done that...still do that, depending on which pub is going out of business... just kidding. Not really. Well, sorta.  Maybe? I don't know.

But the point is, I know what it's like to be tight on funds.  All patrons will have access to the short stories I post on the feed and sneak peeks, which will include random things like covers, bonus looks at works in progress, etc.

And...all patrons will have their names go into a random drawing to have a chance to get "tuckerized".


So...are you in?

Recent posts by Shiloh Walker/J.C. Daniels

Rewards
I want books
$1 or more per story 32 patrons
Get a patron-only perspective on my work.
  • Access to my patron-only posts
  • A Patron-only flash fiction- INFORMATION
  • Sneak peeks at WIPs, covers, etc.
  • Your name goes into a drawing to be TUCKERIZED.
Yes, more books. And a free one.
$5 or more per story 32 patrons
You are helping me write more books.


So... you get:

  • A free ebook (randomly selected, limited to those I've self-pubbed...my trad. publishers will thump me, otherwise)
  • Plus all previous rewards
I love you, Shiloh. Do you love me?
$10 or more per story 13 patrons
As a patron, you'll be recognized for making my work possible.
  • You get your name included in works made possible by this Patreon.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free books and love aren't enough, Shiloh
$25 or more per story 6 patrons
Man....demanding, aren't you? FINE...


  • You can have a look at the vault.  I'll share an idea from my writing folder with donors at this level. 
  • A SECOND ebook from my backlist (again...self-pubbed only)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Books are a girl's best friend
$50 or more per story 2 of 50 patrons
Demanding...yes. You also have refined tastes.  I approve.


  • A print book, chosen at random, and signed by me.
  • Diamonds.  Okay, no. Not diamonds.  We already decided books are better.
  • Plus all previous rewards
I'll do anything to get that last book, Shiloh
$100 or more per story 1 of 25 patrons
Donating at this level will get you a look at the chapters I completed on the third Veil book, Morne's story.


The publisher opted not to buy it. Patreon is a chance to finish that series.


Donate at this level and you can read those chapters and my suck-opsis, too. (Sans spoilters)


You'll also get a look at sneak peeks of WIPs.


 
• Plus all previous rewards  

Tuckerize me, baby
$250 or more per story 2 of 5 patrons
Have you ever dreamed of being killed on the page?  Or watching the hero kill somebody else?


Here is your chance. Donate at this level and I'll include your name* and a character fitting your rough description‡ in an upcoming work.†


*Yes, you can choose a friend instead. Or a cat.  A bird.  Somebody you passed once on the street. Your spouse, your boss.  Your second cousin on your mother's side, twice removed.


†- I decide whether you live or die...in the book.  Whether you are good or bad...all that stuff.


‡FYI, by choosing this level, you realize that you're giving me artistic freedom to do what I will with your persona. I'm not sadistic...much... but understand what you're getting into.


Fine print and randomness aside, donate at this level, and you get to be in a book!



• Plus all previous rewards