Tonya Liburd is creating diverse stories & worlds while raising mental health awareness
22

patrons

$75
per month
(If you're just interested in just doing a one-time donation, you can send it to [email protected] on PayPal, or over at Ko-Fi at www.Ko-fi.com/tonyaliburd And thank you SO much.)

I've given this some serious thought. I've seen others put up a Patreon, and I've decided I can manage it.

My name is Tonya Liburd. Hello.

First off, thanks for being interested in my work and reading my stories. 

(I have a full bibliography, including interviews, here.)

Surviving on disability's no easy feat, and so little can make the difference between me getting by for that month or not. It can also make the difference between me deciding to eat and applying to go to Clarion, important contests, or even to just go to local conventions in the Greater Toronto Area, like Ad Astra, to make connections and do readings, or to go to Toronto Comicon or FanExpo to try and sell anthologies I am in along with other members of the Horror Writers' Association at our booth.

I chronicle to some degree on Facebook living daily with a major mental illness, and I have received emotional support through folks like you. I hope to create a space where I can raise awareness about these issues and I plan to do more of that here, and get into the specifics. Mental health issues also feature prominently in the majority of fiction and nonfiction I produce, and you'll get to see why.

Patreon works on a subscription model--so whatever tier you pledge, you will be charged once a month for that amount. In return, you get everything listed in the rewards tier.

How do you become a Patron?
From my Patreon page, click the "become a patron" button OR your desired reward tier from the right-hand side of the page.
You'll be taken to a page where you can select a reward tier available from me or choose a dollar value with no rewards.
Click "continue" and you'll be taken to a confirmation page, where you can add a credit card or Paypal account. Since Patreon is a recurring membership, PayPal requires you add a credit or debit card to your account as a backup method.
Click "confirm and pledge" at the right-hand of the confirmation page to finalize your pledge.
That's it!

I work every day in some manner on my writing, be it making sure I'm up to date on current events, helping in Abyss & Apex slush, volunteering my time to to other writing organizations, or working on my own writing--be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry or, at present, polishing my completed novel--so you can rest assured your dollars are going towards me expanding, doing and getting better in my field. 

I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

Gratefully yours,
Tonya Liburd
Banner photo credit: Jeff Phillips ( https://twitter.com/themacbuddha1)
Icon by Rayah Long (http://www.rayahjaymes.com/)
Tiers
Inkling
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
You're supporting me and I love you and Rio loves you.  


You'll receive a hearty "Thank You" and your name on the Roll of Honour.

First Notes
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You are supporting me even more. Rio wants to sit on your shoulder. You can get a shoutout on Twitter and a personal thank you note, plus all of the previous rewards.
First Draft
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You are such wonderful human being! Purring, Rio preens your ears and hair, asks for a scritch. You'll get a shoutout on Twitter and I'LL FOLLOW YOU, a personal thank you note, and a genuine compliment,  plus all of the previous rewards. 
Beta Reader
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You know how much I love Rio, and a lot of you love me posting about him! You'll get a monthly bird pic, plus all of the previous rewards.
Alpha Reader
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh my. Rio's saying your name as he happily plays around on the Bird Gym. You'll get a monthly e-newsletter about what I’m working on and writing tips, plus all of the previous rewards. 
Besties!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Rio thinks you're part of his flock now; he stands on your keyboard, and is curious about what you're eating & drinking! You'll get sneak peeks at new works-in-progress: scenes, outlines, ideas, what it's like to be a creator with a major mental illness, plus all of the previous rewards.
Friends Forever
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Rio shares a beloved spot at the edge of your salad bowl as you teach him veggies are fun; and wow, he accepts his raisin treats from you! 

If available, a signed print copy of any book I'm involved in (anthology, collection or novel or novella etc.) that comes out while you’re one of my patrons, plus all of the previous rewards.

Goals
$75 of $100 per month
Stretch Goal - if I can make this I can save for going to conventions, apply for competitions where there may be a significant prize, or apply to Clarion without breaking my bank!
2 of 2
(If you're just interested in just doing a one-time donation, you can send it to [email protected] on PayPal, or over at Ko-Fi at www.Ko-fi.com/tonyaliburd And thank you SO much.)

I've given this some serious thought. I've seen others put up a Patreon, and I've decided I can manage it.

My name is Tonya Liburd. Hello.

First off, thanks for being interested in my work and reading my stories. 

(I have a full bibliography, including interviews, here.)

Surviving on disability's no easy feat, and so little can make the difference between me getting by for that month or not. It can also make the difference between me deciding to eat and applying to go to Clarion, important contests, or even to just go to local conventions in the Greater Toronto Area, like Ad Astra, to make connections and do readings, or to go to Toronto Comicon or FanExpo to try and sell anthologies I am in along with other members of the Horror Writers' Association at our booth.

I chronicle to some degree on Facebook living daily with a major mental illness, and I have received emotional support through folks like you. I hope to create a space where I can raise awareness about these issues and I plan to do more of that here, and get into the specifics. Mental health issues also feature prominently in the majority of fiction and nonfiction I produce, and you'll get to see why.

Patreon works on a subscription model--so whatever tier you pledge, you will be charged once a month for that amount. In return, you get everything listed in the rewards tier.

How do you become a Patron?
From my Patreon page, click the "become a patron" button OR your desired reward tier from the right-hand side of the page.
You'll be taken to a page where you can select a reward tier available from me or choose a dollar value with no rewards.
Click "continue" and you'll be taken to a confirmation page, where you can add a credit card or Paypal account. Since Patreon is a recurring membership, PayPal requires you add a credit or debit card to your account as a backup method.
Click "confirm and pledge" at the right-hand of the confirmation page to finalize your pledge.
That's it!

I work every day in some manner on my writing, be it making sure I'm up to date on current events, helping in Abyss & Apex slush, volunteering my time to to other writing organizations, or working on my own writing--be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry or, at present, polishing my completed novel--so you can rest assured your dollars are going towards me expanding, doing and getting better in my field. 

I look forward to sharing my journey with you.

Gratefully yours,
Tonya Liburd
Banner photo credit: Jeff Phillips ( https://twitter.com/themacbuddha1)
Icon by Rayah Long (http://www.rayahjaymes.com/)

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Tiers
Inkling
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
You're supporting me and I love you and Rio loves you.  


You'll receive a hearty "Thank You" and your name on the Roll of Honour.

First Notes
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You are supporting me even more. Rio wants to sit on your shoulder. You can get a shoutout on Twitter and a personal thank you note, plus all of the previous rewards.
First Draft
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You are such wonderful human being! Purring, Rio preens your ears and hair, asks for a scritch. You'll get a shoutout on Twitter and I'LL FOLLOW YOU, a personal thank you note, and a genuine compliment,  plus all of the previous rewards. 
Beta Reader
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You know how much I love Rio, and a lot of you love me posting about him! You'll get a monthly bird pic, plus all of the previous rewards.
Alpha Reader
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh my. Rio's saying your name as he happily plays around on the Bird Gym. You'll get a monthly e-newsletter about what I’m working on and writing tips, plus all of the previous rewards. 
Besties!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Rio thinks you're part of his flock now; he stands on your keyboard, and is curious about what you're eating & drinking! You'll get sneak peeks at new works-in-progress: scenes, outlines, ideas, what it's like to be a creator with a major mental illness, plus all of the previous rewards.
Friends Forever
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Rio shares a beloved spot at the edge of your salad bowl as you teach him veggies are fun; and wow, he accepts his raisin treats from you! 

If available, a signed print copy of any book I'm involved in (anthology, collection or novel or novella etc.) that comes out while you’re one of my patrons, plus all of the previous rewards.