Alia Luria

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Candy Club Patron
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$1
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Every dollar helps me, and for the price of a candy bar, and as a thank you, my corgis want to catch up and say hi every month. Ein and Cookie are glad to keep you updated on their status as disapproving corgis! Additionally, every patron will be entitled to receive my monthly haiku. I reserve the right to post exclusive haiku more than once a month, but there will be at least one. They may be Lumin themed or not.
  • At least one picture of my corgis delivered to you monthly
  • A monthly haiku
Coffee Club Patron
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$3
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Coffee keeps this writer going, so even the cost of a reasonably price of joe helps me. Not only do you get amazing doggo pictures, but you’ll also get monthly digital updates from me, whether it’s in the form of a blog post, painting drafts, notes, or other random digital content. Additionally, every patron will be entitled to receive my monthly haiku. I reserve the right to post exclusive haiku more than once a month, but there will be at least one. They may be Lumin themed or not.
  • At least one picture of my corgis delivered to you monthly
  • Monthly patron-only blog posts and updates
  • A monthly haiku
Milk Shake Club Patron
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$5
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This tier is for those who want access to chapters and stories in draft stat! For the price of a milk shake, you get a new chapter every month of Ocularum, the Lumin Rising novella, or other essays and stories that I’m working on! If you join early, you’ll get the first chapter. If you wait, you may end up half-way through the book (although you can always subscribe to the whole post log!)
  • Draft Chapters
  • At least one picture of my corgis delivered to you monthly
  • Monthly patron-only blog posts and updates
  • A monthly haiku

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About

I'm Alia Luria, and I’m here to reclaim resources and to create accountability. For that, I need your help.

I write science fiction and fantasy, knit, and paint. I have at least seven projects bouncing around inside my skull, and the most pressing one is the second book in my Artifacts of Lumin series. My first novel, Compendium, introduced my readers to the world of Lumin. It’s the first in a series of four books. I’m approximately 80% through the first draft of the sequel, Ocularum. Compendium sold thousands of copies and won independent book awards, but now it’s time for Ocularum to see the light of day! 

My problem? I have my own compliance software company during the day, where I put all my resource. This means I no longer live off an “attorney salary”. My business takes a lot of my time and energy, but right now, it doesn’t provide a lot of personal resources for writing. That’s where Patreon comes in. I’m running not one but two small businesses. The good news is that I I know what I’m writing and just need to do it. I need help funding the effort and creating accountability for myself, and I think you can help me!

Why am I creating a Patreon?

At the moment, my income on both fronts is unstable. Small businesses are like that. You’re building your reader base or your user base or your fan base, and as you do that, income is non-linear and irregular! Unfortunately, monthly expenses are not so ad how. Mortgage, health insurance for a small-business owner who is self-employed, and feeding my corgis are priorities for me!

When I was working full time as a practicing attorney, this was not an issue. But, to be able to devote time to my writing, it’s no longer an option to keep a full-time or even part-time legal practice as I build my other small business without giving up temporarily on writing. I’ve been trying to juggle these responsibilities for years, and it’s resulted in no second book finished! So, that is where Patreon comes in. 

What do I NEED to make writing work?

Time and structure. Specifically, I want people to invest in my writing so that I can be more productive. Here are the things I'd like to accomplish in the forseeable future:

  • Finish book 2 of the Artifacts of Lumin, Ocularum, series THIS year;
  • Finish the prequel novella to Compendium;
  • I really want people to see Lumin through my eyes, so I want to develop art prints and paintings of scenes from Compendium and Ocularum;
  • Get started on a separate novel project, which will mix two of my passions, science fiction and knitting; (Teaser Alert: Did you know that countries used to spy on each other by using knitters to pass messages?)
  • Making creative space in my life a priority!

How will Patreon help me?


I want breathing room to create, and to do this with my piece of mind assured, I need to find a way to earn $2000 per month. This amount would not fund my whole life, but it would help me ensure that I can continue to fund the projects that I have in the works. Books cost money to make, and life costs money to live. I self-funded Compendium entirely on my own, including hiring top-notch editor, Angela Brown, formatting the book, getting cover art commissioned, hiring amazing voice actress Shiromi Arserio for the audiobook, and other expenses. When I was working as an attorney, this was possible to do on my own without help, but that’s not the case anymore.

And that's it. I'm not look ing to replace my salary as a lawyer; $2000/month is a huge cut from that, actually. I need portions of my life covered so I can continue to write and be able to put out the quality work you expect after enjoying Compendium. 

So what do you get as Patrons?!

All patrons from the Milk Shake Club and up get access to draft chapters and other exclusive content, which you can digitally download and view as I post. At least once per month you will receive one of the following:

  • A the latest test or draft chapter (in sequence) from Ocularum;
  • A draft version of chapters from the Lumin Rising prequel novella;
  • Access to digital version of paintings and artwork from the world of Lumin;
  • Test or draft chapters from future projects, to include Clavis and Shillelagh after Ocularum is published as well as other project I’m working on.

Want to contribute Lunch, a Pizza or Supper? Great! I'm adding some stuff that will be exclusive for people who contribute at higher levels -- videos, signed copies, art prints, other merchandise. The sky’s the limit!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 5 exclusive posts
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Writings

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