Lana is creating curious fiction
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Like Alexander Hamilton before me, I've been accused of being non-stop—and of writing like I'm running out of time.

That's because I don't feel like I have time. Even though I've published literally hundreds of books (under a variety of pen names), including the Curious Collectibles series, I scramble to produce quality content for my fans on a consistent basis.

See, in addition to being an author, I'm a ghostwriter, an editor, and a mom. My time is limited, and all too often, I'm choosing jobs that pay the bills over jobs that will fulfill me (and you) creatively while also ensuring I can do things like eat and pay my rent.

I'm currently working 80 - 120 hours a week, and a horrifyingly small fraction of that is spent writing stories that I will actually get to publish and you will actually get to read. I think it's time we changed that.

Here's your chance to make me a full-time writer for you.



Because Amazon keeps moving the goalposts as to what they pay authors. It's been dropping like a stone for about two years now, with the most egregious losses occurring in the last three months. As such, I've had to focus on writing for others and taking on editing clients—but that kind of work is unstable.

I have no way of knowing what I'll make per month. I can, of course, make educated guesses, but a lot rides on me being right or wrong. Will we make rent on time? Will I be able to afford new clothes for my growing daughter? Will I be able to pay a cover artists for my newest release, or put any money at all into advertising it? Can we afford groceries?

In the scramble to answer these questions as reliably as possible, I've had to sacrifice publishing my books and giving my fans what you want and deserve. This resulted in last year's lack of any new releases for myself, and has contributed to a delay in new releases this year that can only be mitigated by steady income through patronage.

Not only that, but working for others has become essentially all I do, and that's not conducive to my ability to provide you with quality material. Living in a constant state of anxiety keeps me from focusing on what's important, as well as accepting opportunities like book signings and collaborations with other authors. In the interest of providing you with the best reading experience possible, I have to be able to funnel my skills into this endeavor, and that means having the ability to say "no" to projects and jobs that won't help me achieve that goal.



Your investment in me will allow me to invest in you. Knowing my basic expenses are covered allows me time and peace of mind to focus on publishing new material. I even have a plan for what comes next: 

  • Complete the next installment in the Curious Collectibles series (titled and outlined).
  • Complete the second draft and edit of my current WIP (a paranormal fantasy series with dragons, you guys).
  • Get started on my already outlined 3-book fantasy series about the last descendant of Briar Rose.
  • Write the first book in a paranormal/urban fantasy series that's basically Game of Thrones but with vampires.
  • Finalize the outline on an upcoming procedural crime/mystery series involving meta humans and fairy tales.
  • Come up with many, many, many more stories and actually have time to produce them.
  • Sleep. Spend more time with my daughter. Go to my doctor appointments. Afford my medication. Update my Instagram. Maybe even take a vacation, which I haven't had in seven years. All of which would help me write better, faster, and more consistently, and connect me with potential readers (seriously, you'd be shocked at what an unmanaged anxiety and depressive disorder can do to your productivity).



I need at least a consistent $2000 per month. This won't cover all my expenses, but it will afford me enough to pay our rent ($1000/month) and contribute to bills and other necessities, like groceries and health insurance and medications, with some left over in case disaster strikes.

I'll provide monthly content as we build toward that goal, but it won't be as cool as some of the rewards I could provide if we met or exceeded it. More patronage means more time to devote to creative endeavors, and that includes perks you're sure to enjoy—like partnering up with Phantasmagoria!—as long as I have the essentials covered first.



Patrons will receive their rewards on a monthly basis. If I ever have to take a month off for any reason, or if content will otherwise be delayed, you'll be notified in advance. 

All patrons from the $5/month level and up will receive one of the following:

  • A previously unpublished short story
  • A draft chapter from one of my upcoming works, or a deleted scene from one of my already published titles
  • Access to a real-time writing video, like this one posted by Brandon Sanderson, granting you an inside look at how I outline and/or execute my idea

And if you're down to contribute more than $5/month, the rewards only increase from there (as does my gratitude). You can check out the specifics in the reward tiers column on the right side of the page.



I'm so glad you asked!

If you'd rather make a one-time donation, there are two ways you can do that.

The first: Donate directly to me via my PayPal account.

The second: Donate to my GoFundMe, a separate fundraiser I've started with the intent of rebranding some of my covers, and check out those reward tiers for some really nifty swag opportunities.

Other than that, you can help by spreading the word to your friends and family, and even strangers. Share my Patreon page. Share my books. Join my mailing list. Everything you do helps!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
This is awesome, and I can't thank you enough. No, really—I'll put your name in the acknowledgments section of each new book I publish, thanking you for all eternity.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
In addition to the previous reward, you'll receive a digital draft copy of a chapter from an upcoming work, a deleted scene from a previous book, or access to a real-time writing video to see how I do what I do on a monthly basis.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
In addition to all other rewards, I'll produce videos or audio files on worldbuilding, character creation, and my overall creative process, plus offer a Q&A for subscribers.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
All previous rewards, plus I'll record an audio version of the content I've posted this month.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll receive eBook copies of all new releases as they come out.
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll receive a physical copy of each new book I release. This is first-come, first-serve, so don't delay choosing this option if it's the one you really want!
Goals
$60 of $2,000 per month
If I receive $2000/month or more from my lovely patrons, I'll start producing subscriber content twice per month.
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Like Alexander Hamilton before me, I've been accused of being non-stop—and of writing like I'm running out of time.

That's because I don't feel like I have time. Even though I've published literally hundreds of books (under a variety of pen names), including the Curious Collectibles series, I scramble to produce quality content for my fans on a consistent basis.

See, in addition to being an author, I'm a ghostwriter, an editor, and a mom. My time is limited, and all too often, I'm choosing jobs that pay the bills over jobs that will fulfill me (and you) creatively while also ensuring I can do things like eat and pay my rent.

I'm currently working 80 - 120 hours a week, and a horrifyingly small fraction of that is spent writing stories that I will actually get to publish and you will actually get to read. I think it's time we changed that.

Here's your chance to make me a full-time writer for you.



Because Amazon keeps moving the goalposts as to what they pay authors. It's been dropping like a stone for about two years now, with the most egregious losses occurring in the last three months. As such, I've had to focus on writing for others and taking on editing clients—but that kind of work is unstable.

I have no way of knowing what I'll make per month. I can, of course, make educated guesses, but a lot rides on me being right or wrong. Will we make rent on time? Will I be able to afford new clothes for my growing daughter? Will I be able to pay a cover artists for my newest release, or put any money at all into advertising it? Can we afford groceries?

In the scramble to answer these questions as reliably as possible, I've had to sacrifice publishing my books and giving my fans what you want and deserve. This resulted in last year's lack of any new releases for myself, and has contributed to a delay in new releases this year that can only be mitigated by steady income through patronage.

Not only that, but working for others has become essentially all I do, and that's not conducive to my ability to provide you with quality material. Living in a constant state of anxiety keeps me from focusing on what's important, as well as accepting opportunities like book signings and collaborations with other authors. In the interest of providing you with the best reading experience possible, I have to be able to funnel my skills into this endeavor, and that means having the ability to say "no" to projects and jobs that won't help me achieve that goal.



Your investment in me will allow me to invest in you. Knowing my basic expenses are covered allows me time and peace of mind to focus on publishing new material. I even have a plan for what comes next: 

  • Complete the next installment in the Curious Collectibles series (titled and outlined).
  • Complete the second draft and edit of my current WIP (a paranormal fantasy series with dragons, you guys).
  • Get started on my already outlined 3-book fantasy series about the last descendant of Briar Rose.
  • Write the first book in a paranormal/urban fantasy series that's basically Game of Thrones but with vampires.
  • Finalize the outline on an upcoming procedural crime/mystery series involving meta humans and fairy tales.
  • Come up with many, many, many more stories and actually have time to produce them.
  • Sleep. Spend more time with my daughter. Go to my doctor appointments. Afford my medication. Update my Instagram. Maybe even take a vacation, which I haven't had in seven years. All of which would help me write better, faster, and more consistently, and connect me with potential readers (seriously, you'd be shocked at what an unmanaged anxiety and depressive disorder can do to your productivity).



I need at least a consistent $2000 per month. This won't cover all my expenses, but it will afford me enough to pay our rent ($1000/month) and contribute to bills and other necessities, like groceries and health insurance and medications, with some left over in case disaster strikes.

I'll provide monthly content as we build toward that goal, but it won't be as cool as some of the rewards I could provide if we met or exceeded it. More patronage means more time to devote to creative endeavors, and that includes perks you're sure to enjoy—like partnering up with Phantasmagoria!—as long as I have the essentials covered first.



Patrons will receive their rewards on a monthly basis. If I ever have to take a month off for any reason, or if content will otherwise be delayed, you'll be notified in advance. 

All patrons from the $5/month level and up will receive one of the following:

  • A previously unpublished short story
  • A draft chapter from one of my upcoming works, or a deleted scene from one of my already published titles
  • Access to a real-time writing video, like this one posted by Brandon Sanderson, granting you an inside look at how I outline and/or execute my idea

And if you're down to contribute more than $5/month, the rewards only increase from there (as does my gratitude). You can check out the specifics in the reward tiers column on the right side of the page.



I'm so glad you asked!

If you'd rather make a one-time donation, there are two ways you can do that.

The first: Donate directly to me via my PayPal account.

The second: Donate to my GoFundMe, a separate fundraiser I've started with the intent of rebranding some of my covers, and check out those reward tiers for some really nifty swag opportunities.

Other than that, you can help by spreading the word to your friends and family, and even strangers. Share my Patreon page. Share my books. Join my mailing list. Everything you do helps!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
This is awesome, and I can't thank you enough. No, really—I'll put your name in the acknowledgments section of each new book I publish, thanking you for all eternity.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
In addition to the previous reward, you'll receive a digital draft copy of a chapter from an upcoming work, a deleted scene from a previous book, or access to a real-time writing video to see how I do what I do on a monthly basis.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
In addition to all other rewards, I'll produce videos or audio files on worldbuilding, character creation, and my overall creative process, plus offer a Q&A for subscribers.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
All previous rewards, plus I'll record an audio version of the content I've posted this month.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll receive eBook copies of all new releases as they come out.
Pledge $150 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll receive a physical copy of each new book I release. This is first-come, first-serve, so don't delay choosing this option if it's the one you really want!