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 sometime in 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.

The story is based in alternate-history fjord regions of Quebec, Canada, during the 1820s. Barely a Princess is a social narrative that follows the life of Princess Anika of the kingdom of Bergendelle. A moderately sized kingdom with a long-ruling royal family descended from Norsemen explorers who colonized North America between 1000-1100 AD. However, their kingdom has a dark past based in wickedness and war. In the day that the book takes place, Bergendelle has become a superpower in the new world and consists of land belonging to modern-day Quebec, Ontario, and New York.

Princess Anika was born December 29th, 1803, and is the sixth born in the royal family. She is a spirited, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-dress princess. When she sets her mind on something, she puts her whole heart into it and is determined to get it done. Her willful personality would always create difficulties between her and her mother when she was a child.

She had a troublesome childhood and was kept apart from her older sisters. Her friends were limited, and servants were swiftly dismissed when they messed up or got too close. When opportunities to make friends presented themselves, her mother, Queen Wilhelmina, would try to force her to play with the boys. But their rough and tough nature was always a point of distress, and Anika would normally run crying to her mother.

Her eldest sister, Elizabeth, who was being groomed as heir presumptive, disagreed with this treatment and secretly became a much-needed friend. Anika couldn’t understand the reasons for her troubles and assumed she must have been a bad child. Mother tried to occupy her wild imagination and limitless energy with fencing and hunting lessons. She grew up known as the princess who partook in princely hobbies.

At the age of fifteen, she felt subconscious about her looks and constantly compared herself to other girls. She felt like she had no hips and her shoulders were too broad. She assumed she wasn’t imagining it since this was a point of mocking by her sisters Rosalie, Evelien, and Cornelia.
She was your typical princess who saught love and wanted more than her boring life until one fateful night. After an argument with her mother, she fled the castle and was ambushed by imps. Her father came riding in with the cavalry and used a strange magic that turned the imps into stone. But just when Anika thought the danger was past, her father fell deathly ill from the effects of the magic. That’s when Anika learned about the curse—the curse and its magic had been passed down in her family through the male bloodline. The next day, she sets out for the realm of the gnomes to break the curse, reverse the damage she’s done, and save her family once and for all.

Anika's life is now at risk and she must discover who she is and how her story fits into the greater story of her family and her kingdom. Along the way, she learns about injustices around gender, class, and race. She also learns that prince charming is not perfect and it is your own responsibility to fix your problems—no one owes you anything. She also discovers she need not find her self-worth in others but that also family is still family no matter what. She is soon 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. 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.

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.

All Patron Rewards are subject to updates and modifications. These modifications are always preceded by a Patreon post detailing them and will go into effect on the next month of billing.
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 sometime in 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.

The story is based in alternate-history fjord regions of Quebec, Canada, during the 1820s. Barely a Princess is a social narrative that follows the life of Princess Anika of the kingdom of Bergendelle. A moderately sized kingdom with a long-ruling royal family descended from Norsemen explorers who colonized North America between 1000-1100 AD. However, their kingdom has a dark past based in wickedness and war. In the day that the book takes place, Bergendelle has become a superpower in the new world and consists of land belonging to modern-day Quebec, Ontario, and New York.

Princess Anika was born December 29th, 1803, and is the sixth born in the royal family. She is a spirited, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-dress princess. When she sets her mind on something, she puts her whole heart into it and is determined to get it done. Her willful personality would always create difficulties between her and her mother when she was a child.

She had a troublesome childhood and was kept apart from her older sisters. Her friends were limited, and servants were swiftly dismissed when they messed up or got too close. When opportunities to make friends presented themselves, her mother, Queen Wilhelmina, would try to force her to play with the boys. But their rough and tough nature was always a point of distress, and Anika would normally run crying to her mother.

Her eldest sister, Elizabeth, who was being groomed as heir presumptive, disagreed with this treatment and secretly became a much-needed friend. Anika couldn’t understand the reasons for her troubles and assumed she must have been a bad child. Mother tried to occupy her wild imagination and limitless energy with fencing and hunting lessons. She grew up known as the princess who partook in princely hobbies.

At the age of fifteen, she felt subconscious about her looks and constantly compared herself to other girls. She felt like she had no hips and her shoulders were too broad. She assumed she wasn’t imagining it since this was a point of mocking by her sisters Rosalie, Evelien, and Cornelia.
She was your typical princess who saught love and wanted more than her boring life until one fateful night. After an argument with her mother, she fled the castle and was ambushed by imps. Her father came riding in with the cavalry and used a strange magic that turned the imps into stone. But just when Anika thought the danger was past, her father fell deathly ill from the effects of the magic. That’s when Anika learned about the curse—the curse and its magic had been passed down in her family through the male bloodline. The next day, she sets out for the realm of the gnomes to break the curse, reverse the damage she’s done, and save her family once and for all.

Anika's life is now at risk and she must discover who she is and how her story fits into the greater story of her family and her kingdom. Along the way, she learns about injustices around gender, class, and race. She also learns that prince charming is not perfect and it is your own responsibility to fix your problems—no one owes you anything. She also discovers she need not find her self-worth in others but that also family is still family no matter what. She is soon 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. 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.

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.

All Patron Rewards are subject to updates and modifications. These modifications are always preceded by a Patreon post detailing them and will go into effect on the next month of billing.

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