Hey! I'm CJ Bernstein. I was a professional screenwriter for ten years. Even though I was doing what I thought was my dream job, I was pretty unhappy and creatively unfulfilled. What people don't tell you is that much of screenwriting is trying to sell creative ideas to people who aren't creative.
During those ten years in LA I had an idea for a book in the back of my mind. An idea that turned into a world of books.
And that world of books turned into Ackerly Green Publishing, which is a creator-owned company and an outlet for my wildest ideas.
WHAT IS THE MONARCH PAPERS?
The Monarch Papers is the first in a series of interconnected novels that tell a sprawling story about dark magic, lost books, secret societies, and the altered history of the world.
It's being written as you read it. And you not only read the book, you become a part of it. You can email characters, solve mysteries with other readers, change the outcome of the story, and even the ending.
Brave readers who joined The Monarch Papers experience when it all started in August of 2016 were greeted with nothing more than a strange site about a book called Ackerly Green's Guide to MAGIQ and a cryptic assessment of their "magimystic" powers.
But now, almost six months into the story, I've built a brand new site that will help catch new readers up to speed and give you a taste of what's waiting for you inside--
WHAT IS PATREON?
It's a way for you to help support the artists you love, and a place to find new things to love! It's easy to contribute, just choose the tier of contribution you'd like to make every month on the right and click!
AND THE REWARDS?
Yes! For your contribution I've put together a set of rewards I think you'll love, like:
- Access to an exclusive patron-only feed with behind-the-scenes content.
- Digitally signed e-book collections
- Monthly Google Hangouts
- High-end Merchandise
- Secret Experiences!