Abbie Payne

Abbie Payne

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Hello there!


My name is Abbie Payne. I'm a sixteen year old author from Texas who currently has two books published and is working on publishing the next one and I genuinely appreciate you taking the time out of your day to look at my page.

My Story

For those of you that know me personally, this is a story I don't care for sharing. I've never been great at talking about myself and I'm also painfully shy in real life. However, I'm hoping that by sharing my story with more people I will be able to help others that have or are going through what I did.
All throughout elementary school and junior high I was a victim of what an appalling amount of kids have to go through at at least one point in their lives. I was - and still am - severely bullied by my classmates as well as my teachers. Everyday they would call me these horrible names and as soon as they felt like that wasn't working, some of them would become violent. Consequently, everyday I came home from school and cried my eyes out. I could never wrap my head around why so many people could hate me as much as my classmates did and as I got older I started to wonder "is it my fault?" I was convinced it almost had to be my fault.
How else could a bunch of first graders decide that I had a disease that made me look and act the way I did and if they touched me then they, too, would contract this disease?
By sixth grade, my self esteem was abysmal and I had yet to make but one friend (who I would later learn wasn't a friend at all). I started having more and more problems and eventually I developed problems with depression. It got so bad that there wasn't a day in seventh grade where I didn't think about doing things to myself - things that were a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
However, through this darkness I cultivated a passion that only grew as they years went by: writing. I started reading at an early age and I was rarely without a book in hand, but never I had adored writing like I did once I hit sixth grade. Thus, my dream was born. I didn't want to be a best-selling author - and that still is not my goal. What I wanted was to help kids like me and be the person that held the torch for them when they couldn't. To be the person to take them on my shoulders when they could no longer keep going and help them get to that end of the tunnel and realize that what is on the other end is beautiful and well worth the effort. I always told myself that if I became a best-selling author along the way - cool, but at the same time I wasn't going to allow myself to become fixated on that idea.
This dream wasn't one that could be deferred. This was something I wanted now and I was determined to make come true.
Every chance I got, I was sitting down and writing and even though I didn't tell any of my family members what I was doing until eighth grade, I knew they would always support me. By the beginning of ninth grade, I had a premise of what I wanted to do. By the end of tenth grade, I had a completed novel. And by the summer before my junior year, I was a published author.

My Mission

As stated before, my mission is and never was to become a best-selling author. My mission is to inspire kids like me that are different from what is "normal". I am so fortunate to have a loving family that with always be with me no matter how bad my depression gets or how anxious I become, but I also know that not everyone has the fortune that I have. I'm determined to show as many people as I can that there's a beautiful valley waiting for them after they get through this tunnel of darkness and if they don't have anyone to lean on, then I want to be that person for them.

My Writing

Currently, I have two books out and they are both a part of the same series. The series is called "The Outcasts" and I truly attribute the writing of the first book, "The Secret Two", to part of the reason why I'm still here today. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have my writing to get me through some of the darkest years of my life. It follows the journey of a group of teens that all have something "different" about them in a perfect society as they try to defeat all of the heinous odds against them. It's a story about surviving and being different.
I'm also working on publishing the first book of a fantasy series called "Legends of Rockfell". It follows two hybrid brothers that live in a small town where pureblooded species, the "perfect" species, reign supreme. The brothers are both accused of committing several different crimes and with little support on their side, they're not so sure how they're going to succeed.
Essentially all of my writing focuses on being "different" and overcoming obstacles even when all of the odds seem to be so against you that they're not even in the same playing field.

Why Patreon?

So, why exactly did I choose to make a Patreon? Well, let me tell you:
  1. Advertising - All of my books are self-published, which means that I own all of the rights to my books. I get to choose the cover, I get to decide what stays in the book and what doesn't, and I have more control over what happens to it. All of these aspects were very important to me considering I'm still sixteen; however, they came at a cost. With self-publishing, you don't have someone breathing down your neck telling you exactly what to do and when to do it and you certainly don't have someone to help you cover the expenses that come with advertising. I come from a small town in Texas, so it's difficult for me to get my books out there on my own and so I've been trying to look into book festivals and things of a similar nature, but again because of my small town all of these book festivals are out of town and they're extremely expensive. Between renting a booth and the travel fare, I can often times be looking to spending upwards of $500. That's a lot! Therefore, your donations would primarily be put towards paying for advertising purposes and helping me get my books out there more.
  2. Publishing Costs - Publishing is also expensive. Granted, I'm more than happy to pay the price if that means I can help someone, but even ISBNs can cost upwards of $100. Therefore, a lot of my donations will also go towards paying for services that can make my books even better.

Thank You!

Seriously, thank you so much. Even if you don't end up donating, the fact that you even got this far means the world to me. I truly hope you give me a chance, but even if you just share this I will be ever grateful.


Thank you for helping me pursue my dream.
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Thank You!
$1 or more per month
Thanks a lot! You've just earned yourself special mention on my website!
Thanks a lot!
$5 or more per month
Thanks a lot! You've just earned yourself special mention on my website and I'm more than happy to answer any questions (within reason) that you have for me on a special post on my blog!
Really? Wow. Thank you, again!
$10 or more per month
Thanks a lot! To share my gratitude, I will follow you on Twitter or Instagram and you will get everything listed in the above rewards!
You're seriously amazing
$50 or more per month
Thanks a lot! I'm not sure what I did to deserve this donation, but you've just earned yourself a signed copy of one of my books and you will receive all of the above rewards.
Wow!
$70 or more per month
Thanks a lot! I'm not sure what I did to deserve this donation, but you've just earned yourself a signed copy of not one, but two of my books and you will get all rewards listed above.

Hello there!


My name is Abbie Payne. I'm a sixteen year old author from Texas who currently has two books published and is working on publishing the next one and I genuinely appreciate you taking the time out of your day to look at my page.

My Story

For those of you that know me personally, this is a story I don't care for sharing. I've never been great at talking about myself and I'm also painfully shy in real life. However, I'm hoping that by sharing my story with more people I will be able to help others that have or are going through what I did.
All throughout elementary school and junior high I was a victim of what an appalling amount of kids have to go through at at least one point in their lives. I was - and still am - severely bullied by my classmates as well as my teachers. Everyday they would call me these horrible names and as soon as they felt like that wasn't working, some of them would become violent. Consequently, everyday I came home from school and cried my eyes out. I could never wrap my head around why so many people could hate me as much as my classmates did and as I got older I started to wonder "is it my fault?" I was convinced it almost had to be my fault.
How else could a bunch of first graders decide that I had a disease that made me look and act the way I did and if they touched me then they, too, would contract this disease?
By sixth grade, my self esteem was abysmal and I had yet to make but one friend (who I would later learn wasn't a friend at all). I started having more and more problems and eventually I developed problems with depression. It got so bad that there wasn't a day in seventh grade where I didn't think about doing things to myself - things that were a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
However, through this darkness I cultivated a passion that only grew as they years went by: writing. I started reading at an early age and I was rarely without a book in hand, but never I had adored writing like I did once I hit sixth grade. Thus, my dream was born. I didn't want to be a best-selling author - and that still is not my goal. What I wanted was to help kids like me and be the person that held the torch for them when they couldn't. To be the person to take them on my shoulders when they could no longer keep going and help them get to that end of the tunnel and realize that what is on the other end is beautiful and well worth the effort. I always told myself that if I became a best-selling author along the way - cool, but at the same time I wasn't going to allow myself to become fixated on that idea.
This dream wasn't one that could be deferred. This was something I wanted now and I was determined to make come true.
Every chance I got, I was sitting down and writing and even though I didn't tell any of my family members what I was doing until eighth grade, I knew they would always support me. By the beginning of ninth grade, I had a premise of what I wanted to do. By the end of tenth grade, I had a completed novel. And by the summer before my junior year, I was a published author.

My Mission

As stated before, my mission is and never was to become a best-selling author. My mission is to inspire kids like me that are different from what is "normal". I am so fortunate to have a loving family that with always be with me no matter how bad my depression gets or how anxious I become, but I also know that not everyone has the fortune that I have. I'm determined to show as many people as I can that there's a beautiful valley waiting for them after they get through this tunnel of darkness and if they don't have anyone to lean on, then I want to be that person for them.

My Writing

Currently, I have two books out and they are both a part of the same series. The series is called "The Outcasts" and I truly attribute the writing of the first book, "The Secret Two", to part of the reason why I'm still here today. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have my writing to get me through some of the darkest years of my life. It follows the journey of a group of teens that all have something "different" about them in a perfect society as they try to defeat all of the heinous odds against them. It's a story about surviving and being different.
I'm also working on publishing the first book of a fantasy series called "Legends of Rockfell". It follows two hybrid brothers that live in a small town where pureblooded species, the "perfect" species, reign supreme. The brothers are both accused of committing several different crimes and with little support on their side, they're not so sure how they're going to succeed.
Essentially all of my writing focuses on being "different" and overcoming obstacles even when all of the odds seem to be so against you that they're not even in the same playing field.

Why Patreon?

So, why exactly did I choose to make a Patreon? Well, let me tell you:
  1. Advertising - All of my books are self-published, which means that I own all of the rights to my books. I get to choose the cover, I get to decide what stays in the book and what doesn't, and I have more control over what happens to it. All of these aspects were very important to me considering I'm still sixteen; however, they came at a cost. With self-publishing, you don't have someone breathing down your neck telling you exactly what to do and when to do it and you certainly don't have someone to help you cover the expenses that come with advertising. I come from a small town in Texas, so it's difficult for me to get my books out there on my own and so I've been trying to look into book festivals and things of a similar nature, but again because of my small town all of these book festivals are out of town and they're extremely expensive. Between renting a booth and the travel fare, I can often times be looking to spending upwards of $500. That's a lot! Therefore, your donations would primarily be put towards paying for advertising purposes and helping me get my books out there more.
  2. Publishing Costs - Publishing is also expensive. Granted, I'm more than happy to pay the price if that means I can help someone, but even ISBNs can cost upwards of $100. Therefore, a lot of my donations will also go towards paying for services that can make my books even better.

Thank You!

Seriously, thank you so much. Even if you don't end up donating, the fact that you even got this far means the world to me. I truly hope you give me a chance, but even if you just share this I will be ever grateful.


Thank you for helping me pursue my dream.

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Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month
Thanks a lot! You've just earned yourself special mention on my website!
Thanks a lot!
$5 or more per month
Thanks a lot! You've just earned yourself special mention on my website and I'm more than happy to answer any questions (within reason) that you have for me on a special post on my blog!
Really? Wow. Thank you, again!
$10 or more per month
Thanks a lot! To share my gratitude, I will follow you on Twitter or Instagram and you will get everything listed in the above rewards!
You're seriously amazing
$50 or more per month
Thanks a lot! I'm not sure what I did to deserve this donation, but you've just earned yourself a signed copy of one of my books and you will receive all of the above rewards.
Wow!
$70 or more per month
Thanks a lot! I'm not sure what I did to deserve this donation, but you've just earned yourself a signed copy of not one, but two of my books and you will get all rewards listed above.