Ada Hoffmann is creating stories, poetry, and autistic book reviews
26

patrons

$80
per month
Who am I?

I'm a Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer and the author of THE OUTSIDE, upcoming in summer 2019 from Angry Robot Books. I have dozens of short fiction and poetry credits to my name, including work in pro magazines like Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Lightspeed. I've appeared in two year's-best anthologies and been nominated for awards. My debut collection MONSTERS IN MY MIND came out in October 2017.

I'm also an autistic self-advocate. I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when I was 13. I write a lot about autism and neurodiversity in speculative fiction, including the Autistic Book Party reviews series.

Offline, I study computer science in graduate school, LARP, play with cats, get entirely too involved in queer poly drama, and sing.

Why do I want your money?

I make enough in graduate school to support myself - but not much more. It's easy for extras to fall by the wayside, and it's easy for writing expenses to fall into the category of "extras". Books to review! Sample copies! Conventions, oh my GOD. MOAR BOOKS! Patreon funds all these little things that allow me to give back to you, my readers and fans - as well as the creation of some special goodies just for you.

What am I offering you?

All The Things! Early access to original work. Writing prompts. Commissions. Hard-to-find, exclusive reprints. A say in choosing the books I review. And a personal touch - postcards, kitties, and more. Come on in and join the Book Party!
Tiers
Party Crasher
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
At this tier, you get:
  • All my gratitude!
  • Backer-only updates on my writing career.
  • Vote for the books that you want to see reviewed!
Party Animal
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
All of the rewards from the first tier, plus cat pictures.
Party Planner
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • Early access to a monthly disability writing prompt.
Party Like It's 1999
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • Exclusive access to backer-only reprints that aren't available anywhere else on the web.
  • Some of them aren't currently available anywhere else at all!
V.I. Party
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • 4x/year (in February, May, August, and November), early access to an exclusive new release by me. Could be poetry, microfiction, or flash.
  • This includes early access to poetry, microfiction, and flash commissioned by higher-tier backers, even if there turn out to be more than four of those in a year.
  • Future stretch goals will increase the frequency and amount of new work that you get at this level.
Responsible Party
$7.50 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above, plus
  • 4x/year (mailed at the beginning of March, June, September, and December), a signed thank-you card in your physical mailbox, all the way from Canada!
  • (If I have adventures that lead me to travel to somewhere other than Canada, you will sometimes get thank-you cards from there, too. :D )
House Party
$10 or more per month 1 patron
At this magical level, I am so delighted by your enthusiasm and support that I metaphorically invite you into my home. (METAPHORICALLY. I have to specify that, in case there are vampires reading this. Don't literally come to my house :D )
You get all of the above rewards, plus:
  • DOUBLE the amount of cat pictures!
  • Except some of the cat pictures will be videos! Or surprise visits from other animals I encounter! Or other cute, happy, and adorable things that can be seen in my awesome, neurodiverse household. Life is like a box of chocolates, and so is this reward tier.
  • At least one extra-exclusive text update per month.
Life of the Party
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • 4x/year (in March, June, September, and December) you can commission a short work from me: a blog post, poem, or microfiction (100-300 words) on a theme of your choice.
  • If you pick blog post, it will be posted on my blog and dedicated to you.
  • If you pick poem or microfiction, it will be posted here on this Patreon and dedicated to you. V.I. Party backers and above will have early access for a month, and then it will become free to the public.
Political Party
$30 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above, plus:
  • In addition to blog posts, poetry, and microfiction, you can choose to commission flash fiction of up to 1000 words. (You still get 4 commissions a year; you can choose between all four of the types of commission each time.)
Goals
$80 of $100 per month
WHERE WE'RE GOING, WE DON'T NEED BOOKS

When we hit $100, I'll open up Autistic Book Party to reviews of autistic speculative fiction in any medium. TV? Movies? Podcasts? At $100, you can nominate or vote for all of these and more!
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Who am I?

I'm a Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer and the author of THE OUTSIDE, upcoming in summer 2019 from Angry Robot Books. I have dozens of short fiction and poetry credits to my name, including work in pro magazines like Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Lightspeed. I've appeared in two year's-best anthologies and been nominated for awards. My debut collection MONSTERS IN MY MIND came out in October 2017.

I'm also an autistic self-advocate. I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when I was 13. I write a lot about autism and neurodiversity in speculative fiction, including the Autistic Book Party reviews series.

Offline, I study computer science in graduate school, LARP, play with cats, get entirely too involved in queer poly drama, and sing.

Why do I want your money?

I make enough in graduate school to support myself - but not much more. It's easy for extras to fall by the wayside, and it's easy for writing expenses to fall into the category of "extras". Books to review! Sample copies! Conventions, oh my GOD. MOAR BOOKS! Patreon funds all these little things that allow me to give back to you, my readers and fans - as well as the creation of some special goodies just for you.

What am I offering you?

All The Things! Early access to original work. Writing prompts. Commissions. Hard-to-find, exclusive reprints. A say in choosing the books I review. And a personal touch - postcards, kitties, and more. Come on in and join the Book Party!

Recent posts by Ada Hoffmann

Tiers
Party Crasher
$1 or more per month 15 patrons
At this tier, you get:
  • All my gratitude!
  • Backer-only updates on my writing career.
  • Vote for the books that you want to see reviewed!
Party Animal
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
All of the rewards from the first tier, plus cat pictures.
Party Planner
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • Early access to a monthly disability writing prompt.
Party Like It's 1999
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • Exclusive access to backer-only reprints that aren't available anywhere else on the web.
  • Some of them aren't currently available anywhere else at all!
V.I. Party
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • 4x/year (in February, May, August, and November), early access to an exclusive new release by me. Could be poetry, microfiction, or flash.
  • This includes early access to poetry, microfiction, and flash commissioned by higher-tier backers, even if there turn out to be more than four of those in a year.
  • Future stretch goals will increase the frequency and amount of new work that you get at this level.
Responsible Party
$7.50 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above, plus
  • 4x/year (mailed at the beginning of March, June, September, and December), a signed thank-you card in your physical mailbox, all the way from Canada!
  • (If I have adventures that lead me to travel to somewhere other than Canada, you will sometimes get thank-you cards from there, too. :D )
House Party
$10 or more per month 1 patron
At this magical level, I am so delighted by your enthusiasm and support that I metaphorically invite you into my home. (METAPHORICALLY. I have to specify that, in case there are vampires reading this. Don't literally come to my house :D )
You get all of the above rewards, plus:
  • DOUBLE the amount of cat pictures!
  • Except some of the cat pictures will be videos! Or surprise visits from other animals I encounter! Or other cute, happy, and adorable things that can be seen in my awesome, neurodiverse household. Life is like a box of chocolates, and so is this reward tier.
  • At least one extra-exclusive text update per month.
Life of the Party
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus:
  • 4x/year (in March, June, September, and December) you can commission a short work from me: a blog post, poem, or microfiction (100-300 words) on a theme of your choice.
  • If you pick blog post, it will be posted on my blog and dedicated to you.
  • If you pick poem or microfiction, it will be posted here on this Patreon and dedicated to you. V.I. Party backers and above will have early access for a month, and then it will become free to the public.
Political Party
$30 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above, plus:
  • In addition to blog posts, poetry, and microfiction, you can choose to commission flash fiction of up to 1000 words. (You still get 4 commissions a year; you can choose between all four of the types of commission each time.)