Abigail Hilton is creating Fiction in Text and Audio
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patrons

Short Version
  • A Pledge is an amount you donate per month.
  • Pledge Rewards are what you get for pledging at a certain level.
  • Milestone Goals represent the total amount of everyone's pledges per month. They're like Stretch Goals on Kickstarter.
  • Milestone Rewards are things that I make or do for everyone when we hit a Milestone Goal.

The Whole Story 
I’ve been writing fantasy novels for decades. I love stories with strong redemptive arcs and complex, shades-of-gray characters. My fiction usually includes some talking animals, lots of weird biology, and often some LGBT characters.

In 2008, I started podcasting my stories as serialized audio books. I solo-read the Prophet of Panamindorah trilogy, and you can still listen to it on Podiobooks.com

I became more ambitious with my next series, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. I produced those 5 books in fullcast audio, with forty voice actors, music and sound effects. I also commissioned illustrations for each podcast episode. My primary artist is Sarah (Rah) Cloutier

Cowry Catchers was labor-intensive, but rewarding. I got to work with talented voice actors and artists, and I built a wonderful group of fans. The project took 5 years and finished in 2014. The whole series was released for free, and you can listen to Cowry Catchers on Podiobooks.com. (Or search for it in iTunes.)

While I was doing all this, the ebook revolution hit. I learned to produce ebooks, paper books, hardback art books, and pro-level audio books for Audible.com.

My audience has been fantastic and encouraging. I have continued to work with my artist on illustrated projects. In May of 2015, we begun a semi-weekly (every other week) comic. We started with my short story "Professionals" before proceeding into Cowry Catchers. You can also see some of the many illustrations that Rah has created for my stories in numerous styles on Tumblr and Pinterest.

This Patreon has made the comic possible. In 2016, I wrote a new short story every single month for the Patreon donors. I continued to do this through the first half of 2017. Around the middle of the year, I switched gears to get some books finished. I am still providing new fiction at least once a month, sometimes weekly, and there is a large backlog of stories available only to Patreon donors.

I also do a weekly podcast on Patreon with an update about my life and a live reading of my newest work. I typically release one free episode each month, so you're welcome to follow, even if you can't donate. Enjoy!
Rewards
Text
$1 or more per month
Many thanks! You get my upcoming books and stories in text long before they go public. You'll get something at least once a month, usually more often.

You also get access to numerous short stories that are only available here, as well as reward artwork. Check the latest Reward Summary in the feed.

In addition, you get an RSS feed for podcast episodes I post at this level.

Finally, when any patron hits $100 lifetime donations, I will have Rah turn them into a cute chibi shelt for the Friends of Panamindorah Page http://www.abigailhilton.com/friends-of-panamindorah/
Audio
$3 or more per month
Silveo sends hugs! This is the main audio level. In addition to the rewards above, you get a weekly audio podcast episode with updates and a "live read" (by me) of my upcoming books and stories. These readings are not available outside of Patreon.

I will also podcast the professional recordings of novels when I'm working on them, before they go live on Audible.com.


A Story Just For You
$5 or more per month
You are fabulous! Silveo sends hugs and kisses. Lots of kisses (Silveo, stop that).

In addition to the rewards above, you get a monthly post on craft, business, and my writing process, along with some of my original artwork. Here's an example.


New Digital Books
$10 or more per month
Wow! No kidding? Silveo would like to dance for you, but I'm pretty sure that would be NSFW.

In addition to all the things above, you will get a free digital copy of my new books (the final version), complete with the final artwork. I will also gift you my new audio books from Audible.com, so that you've got the final version forever in your library. (The podcast version gets pulled from the feed before going up on Audible, so that's not something donors have access to permanently.)


Physical Books
$20 or more per month
You are a serious fan. Silveo is offering to kill someone for you, but I don't think Patreon allows that.

You will receive everything above. In addition, twice a year (approximately January and July), I will send you stuff in the mail.* You'll get two signed books and possibly some swag. I will communicate with you about which books you want and whether you're home to receive them. If you don't want stuff in the mail, that's OK, too. I realize that most people at this level are just very kind and generous. Thank you!

*This reward will begin after you've met the requirements to get yourself on the Friends of Panamindorah Page. Also, if you live outside of the United States, I have to check shipping costs. If they're too exorbitant, I might send you 4 books once a year or figure out some other alternative.


Even More Physical Books
$50 or more per month

Wow. You don't even want to know what Silveo would give you a this level. You will receive all of the above. For residents of the Continental United States: You will receive a signed copy of each new paper novel that I release as soon as they're ready, and I'll throw in previously published novels of your choice as well. For fans who live outside the Continental US: I have to check shipping rates before I commit to sending you things in the mail. If I can afford it, I'll do it (and I can afford a good bit at this pledge level).
All the Books
$100 or more per month

This is kind of crazy. Silveo is a little afraid of what you might want for this much money. You will receive all of the above. For residents of the Continental United States: I will send you one of my previously published paper books in the mail each month (signed) until you have all of them. And, of course, you'll get all new paper novels going forward. For fans who live outside the Continental US: I have to check shipping rates before I commit to sending you things in the mail. If I can afford it, I'll do it (and I can afford a good bit at this pledge level). I will also gift you my previously published books on Audible, one each month, until you have all of them, and of course I will also gift you each new audio book through Audible.com going forward.
Mentor Stuff
$100 or more per month

For writers who already have my books - First of all, thank you! You are phenomenal. You will receive all of the $50 level rewards, plus I will critique up to 5,000 words per month of your novel(s) or stories. I'll tell you what I think you're doing well and where I think you could improve. I will also walk you through the self-publishing process if you so desire. I'm familiar with most of the digital platforms for ebooks and ACX for audio books, as well as Create Space for soft covers, and I'm becoming acquainted with Ingram Spark for hardcovers. I won't format things for you, but I will tell you exactly how I do it, and I'll troubleshoot problems when you get stuck.
Goals
98% complete
We hit this goal in 2017, and Grimm created reward art of characters from the Incubus series. Sketch here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/sketch-of-reward-15059650 Final art here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/story-time-art-15059777
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Short Version
  • A Pledge is an amount you donate per month.
  • Pledge Rewards are what you get for pledging at a certain level.
  • Milestone Goals represent the total amount of everyone's pledges per month. They're like Stretch Goals on Kickstarter.
  • Milestone Rewards are things that I make or do for everyone when we hit a Milestone Goal.

The Whole Story 
I’ve been writing fantasy novels for decades. I love stories with strong redemptive arcs and complex, shades-of-gray characters. My fiction usually includes some talking animals, lots of weird biology, and often some LGBT characters.

In 2008, I started podcasting my stories as serialized audio books. I solo-read the Prophet of Panamindorah trilogy, and you can still listen to it on Podiobooks.com

I became more ambitious with my next series, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers. I produced those 5 books in fullcast audio, with forty voice actors, music and sound effects. I also commissioned illustrations for each podcast episode. My primary artist is Sarah (Rah) Cloutier

Cowry Catchers was labor-intensive, but rewarding. I got to work with talented voice actors and artists, and I built a wonderful group of fans. The project took 5 years and finished in 2014. The whole series was released for free, and you can listen to Cowry Catchers on Podiobooks.com. (Or search for it in iTunes.)

While I was doing all this, the ebook revolution hit. I learned to produce ebooks, paper books, hardback art books, and pro-level audio books for Audible.com.

My audience has been fantastic and encouraging. I have continued to work with my artist on illustrated projects. In May of 2015, we begun a semi-weekly (every other week) comic. We started with my short story "Professionals" before proceeding into Cowry Catchers. You can also see some of the many illustrations that Rah has created for my stories in numerous styles on Tumblr and Pinterest.

This Patreon has made the comic possible. In 2016, I wrote a new short story every single month for the Patreon donors. I continued to do this through the first half of 2017. Around the middle of the year, I switched gears to get some books finished. I am still providing new fiction at least once a month, sometimes weekly, and there is a large backlog of stories available only to Patreon donors.

I also do a weekly podcast on Patreon with an update about my life and a live reading of my newest work. I typically release one free episode each month, so you're welcome to follow, even if you can't donate. Enjoy!

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Rewards
Text
$1 or more per month
Many thanks! You get my upcoming books and stories in text long before they go public. You'll get something at least once a month, usually more often.

You also get access to numerous short stories that are only available here, as well as reward artwork. Check the latest Reward Summary in the feed.

In addition, you get an RSS feed for podcast episodes I post at this level.

Finally, when any patron hits $100 lifetime donations, I will have Rah turn them into a cute chibi shelt for the Friends of Panamindorah Page http://www.abigailhilton.com/friends-of-panamindorah/
Audio
$3 or more per month
Silveo sends hugs! This is the main audio level. In addition to the rewards above, you get a weekly audio podcast episode with updates and a "live read" (by me) of my upcoming books and stories. These readings are not available outside of Patreon.

I will also podcast the professional recordings of novels when I'm working on them, before they go live on Audible.com.


A Story Just For You
$5 or more per month
You are fabulous! Silveo sends hugs and kisses. Lots of kisses (Silveo, stop that).

In addition to the rewards above, you get a monthly post on craft, business, and my writing process, along with some of my original artwork. Here's an example.


New Digital Books
$10 or more per month
Wow! No kidding? Silveo would like to dance for you, but I'm pretty sure that would be NSFW.

In addition to all the things above, you will get a free digital copy of my new books (the final version), complete with the final artwork. I will also gift you my new audio books from Audible.com, so that you've got the final version forever in your library. (The podcast version gets pulled from the feed before going up on Audible, so that's not something donors have access to permanently.)


Physical Books
$20 or more per month
You are a serious fan. Silveo is offering to kill someone for you, but I don't think Patreon allows that.

You will receive everything above. In addition, twice a year (approximately January and July), I will send you stuff in the mail.* You'll get two signed books and possibly some swag. I will communicate with you about which books you want and whether you're home to receive them. If you don't want stuff in the mail, that's OK, too. I realize that most people at this level are just very kind and generous. Thank you!

*This reward will begin after you've met the requirements to get yourself on the Friends of Panamindorah Page. Also, if you live outside of the United States, I have to check shipping costs. If they're too exorbitant, I might send you 4 books once a year or figure out some other alternative.


Even More Physical Books
$50 or more per month

Wow. You don't even want to know what Silveo would give you a this level. You will receive all of the above. For residents of the Continental United States: You will receive a signed copy of each new paper novel that I release as soon as they're ready, and I'll throw in previously published novels of your choice as well. For fans who live outside the Continental US: I have to check shipping rates before I commit to sending you things in the mail. If I can afford it, I'll do it (and I can afford a good bit at this pledge level).
All the Books
$100 or more per month

This is kind of crazy. Silveo is a little afraid of what you might want for this much money. You will receive all of the above. For residents of the Continental United States: I will send you one of my previously published paper books in the mail each month (signed) until you have all of them. And, of course, you'll get all new paper novels going forward. For fans who live outside the Continental US: I have to check shipping rates before I commit to sending you things in the mail. If I can afford it, I'll do it (and I can afford a good bit at this pledge level). I will also gift you my previously published books on Audible, one each month, until you have all of them, and of course I will also gift you each new audio book through Audible.com going forward.
Mentor Stuff
$100 or more per month

For writers who already have my books - First of all, thank you! You are phenomenal. You will receive all of the $50 level rewards, plus I will critique up to 5,000 words per month of your novel(s) or stories. I'll tell you what I think you're doing well and where I think you could improve. I will also walk you through the self-publishing process if you so desire. I'm familiar with most of the digital platforms for ebooks and ACX for audio books, as well as Create Space for soft covers, and I'm becoming acquainted with Ingram Spark for hardcovers. I won't format things for you, but I will tell you exactly how I do it, and I'll troubleshoot problems when you get stuck.