Amelia DeWitt is creating the Barely a Princess book series
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My name is Amelia DeWitt. I'm the writer for the Barely a Princess book series. (First book due to release in Early 2019) I'm also a self-proclaimed princess, programmer, graphic designer, cosplayer, revivalist, entrepreneur, otaku, conservationist, and waifu to my lovely spouse Elfinpen.

I've always been a fan of Disney IPs, particularly Frozen. Princess Anna is my spirit princess, in case you were wondering. As I've come to a crossroads in my life dealing with depression and deep emotional hurt, I realized there was a lack of content out there that dealt with fairy tales and the much darker reality of emotional abuse and identity as a person. So I began to write Barely a Princess nearly 2 years ago. It started out with a simple premise where a girl had a secret hidden away from her and how her life would be at risk if her father ever found out but that evolved into the story it is today, with her discovering who she is and how her story fits into the greater story of her family and her kingdom.

Spoiler alert; the book becomes a social narrative about the injustices around sexism, class, and race. It explores a social narrative that prince charming is not perfect and it is your responsibility to fix your own life — no one owes you anything. Princess Anika discovers that she need not find her self-worth in others but also that family is still family no matter what. It's a race against the clock before depression and anxiety overtake but she is eventually faced with a choice, does she revolt or accept her new life?

The writing for this book has been an emotional rollercoaster for me and I hope you can see the hurt and emotional battles I've written from my life experience into it, using the universe of alternative 1800s North America and the characters I've developed.

Warning; Barely a Princess deals with adult themes and scenes of suicide. Please seek help through the Suicide Prevention Hotline if you or someone you love is struggling with suicide. And if you wish to learn more about these subjects in my book, please reach out. I would be more than happy to talk about my struggles and how those things have affected my life and my story elements.

Thank you and please consider becoming a patron to receive unedited snippets, art by my lovely artist, and access to my Discord channel where I usually hang out.
Tiers
Weather Insurance
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Insurance for when the weather man is wrong again. (Fine print: does not hold any monetary value. Only the peace of mind that your future is bright! :D )
Unicorn Lovers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Get high-quality downloads of illustrations and other promotional art as it becomes available. Plus occasional previews and art downloads.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • Discord Access
  • Occasional Snippet Previews
  • Occasional Art and Illustrations
Includes Discord rewards
Tulip Fans
$5 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all the previous tiers, you will in addition gain voice chat permissions on Discord and frequent private chats where we can do whatever; talk, play games, show and tell, and/or whatever else.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • Bonus Discord Access
Includes Discord rewards
Tulip Fans +
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
This is nearly identical to the Tulip Fans tier, except you will also receive the password to my Exclusive Patreon Only Blog Posts over at: https://ameliadewitt.com/blog/category/patreon-exclusives/

There I post spoilers about the book's plot structure and ways that my book relates to my life personally. My book is well... an open book. You have the ability to learn the secrets and back stories before the book is even out. There will be no restraints on spoilers - you've been warned.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • Access to my Patreon Exclusive Blog Posts
Includes Discord rewards
Loyalist
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Only for those who have the highest level of loyalty to the project. You get everything included in previous tiers and in additions, those who pledge for at least two consecutive months, will receive a word of thanks in the next release of Barely a Princess. And if you're a true loyalist, I'll send occasional random freebies (art prints and paperback copies) to those who perpetually pledge at this tier.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • A word of "Thanks" in the next release of Barely a Princess
  • Occasional random freebies mailed to you
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$5 of $100 per month
I would be able to commission my artist each month to complete one piece of the much required interior art for my book and Patreon at the $3 tier will receive a high-quality download for their viewing pleasure.
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My name is Amelia DeWitt. I'm the writer for the Barely a Princess book series. (First book due to release in Early 2019) I'm also a self-proclaimed princess, programmer, graphic designer, cosplayer, revivalist, entrepreneur, otaku, conservationist, and waifu to my lovely spouse Elfinpen.

I've always been a fan of Disney IPs, particularly Frozen. Princess Anna is my spirit princess, in case you were wondering. As I've come to a crossroads in my life dealing with depression and deep emotional hurt, I realized there was a lack of content out there that dealt with fairy tales and the much darker reality of emotional abuse and identity as a person. So I began to write Barely a Princess nearly 2 years ago. It started out with a simple premise where a girl had a secret hidden away from her and how her life would be at risk if her father ever found out but that evolved into the story it is today, with her discovering who she is and how her story fits into the greater story of her family and her kingdom.

Spoiler alert; the book becomes a social narrative about the injustices around sexism, class, and race. It explores a social narrative that prince charming is not perfect and it is your responsibility to fix your own life — no one owes you anything. Princess Anika discovers that she need not find her self-worth in others but also that family is still family no matter what. It's a race against the clock before depression and anxiety overtake but she is eventually faced with a choice, does she revolt or accept her new life?

The writing for this book has been an emotional rollercoaster for me and I hope you can see the hurt and emotional battles I've written from my life experience into it, using the universe of alternative 1800s North America and the characters I've developed.

Warning; Barely a Princess deals with adult themes and scenes of suicide. Please seek help through the Suicide Prevention Hotline if you or someone you love is struggling with suicide. And if you wish to learn more about these subjects in my book, please reach out. I would be more than happy to talk about my struggles and how those things have affected my life and my story elements.

Thank you and please consider becoming a patron to receive unedited snippets, art by my lovely artist, and access to my Discord channel where I usually hang out.

Recent posts by Amelia DeWitt

Tiers
Weather Insurance
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Insurance for when the weather man is wrong again. (Fine print: does not hold any monetary value. Only the peace of mind that your future is bright! :D )
Unicorn Lovers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Get high-quality downloads of illustrations and other promotional art as it becomes available. Plus occasional previews and art downloads.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • Discord Access
  • Occasional Snippet Previews
  • Occasional Art and Illustrations
Includes Discord rewards
Tulip Fans
$5 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all the previous tiers, you will in addition gain voice chat permissions on Discord and frequent private chats where we can do whatever; talk, play games, show and tell, and/or whatever else.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • Bonus Discord Access
Includes Discord rewards
Tulip Fans +
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
This is nearly identical to the Tulip Fans tier, except you will also receive the password to my Exclusive Patreon Only Blog Posts over at: https://ameliadewitt.com/blog/category/patreon-exclusives/

There I post spoilers about the book's plot structure and ways that my book relates to my life personally. My book is well... an open book. You have the ability to learn the secrets and back stories before the book is even out. There will be no restraints on spoilers - you've been warned.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • Access to my Patreon Exclusive Blog Posts
Includes Discord rewards
Loyalist
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Only for those who have the highest level of loyalty to the project. You get everything included in previous tiers and in additions, those who pledge for at least two consecutive months, will receive a word of thanks in the next release of Barely a Princess. And if you're a true loyalist, I'll send occasional random freebies (art prints and paperback copies) to those who perpetually pledge at this tier.


Includes

  • Previous Tiers
  • A word of "Thanks" in the next release of Barely a Princess
  • Occasional random freebies mailed to you
Includes Discord rewards