Amy Laurens

is creating fantasy + sci fi + random non-fiction

1

patron

$1

per creation
Here's the thing: I want to make books. 

I'm guessing you're here checking out my page because you want to read books. 

WELL, AWESOME. HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU. :D 

But seriously, thanks for being here, even if you're just passing by. My Patrons are the peeps who keep me going, emotionally and financially, and who are backing this writing thing to make it a success. You get stories every month, plus maybe bonus works-in-progress chapters, plus the possibility of special-edition ebooks and print books and all sorts of goodies. In return, I get enough income that I can justify carving time out of my schedule* to make more good wordy things 'n' stuff.

By supporting my Patreon, you're directly supporting the books that I'm writing at the time, which range from middle grade fantasy novels to adult comic fantasy books to how-to-write nonfiction to slice-of-life nonfiction to, eventually, when I get to them, a bunch of urban fantasy and sci fi novels too. Seriously: at this rate I'll need to be releasing a book a month just to get all my planned ideas out to the world before I die. (Argh please help I don't want my stories to die with me! Make the stories, people! Make them happen! )

So what can you actually expect from this here Patreon? Well, from January 2019, this is exactly what you can expect:

UNICORN LEVEL ($1/month)
* A welcome unicorn! (Digital, alack)
* Starting in 2019, one brand-new short story per month, guaranteed to be Patreon-only for at least 6 months, and it won't be offered free anywhere
* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're a Patron

STORM FOX LEVEL ($2/month)
* Everything from the Unicorn Level
* Minimum of weekly updates on my writing, including snippets from works in progress when I have them
* Access to my Patron-only feed, with all its book-related shenanigans

SPACE WITCH LEVEL ($5/month)
* Everything from the Storm Fox Level
* Ebook copies of all books I release while you're a supporter
* The possibility of limited-edition Patron-only ebook versions of my books if I reach that monthly income goal

EVIL OVERLORDS LEVEL ($10/month)
* Everything from the Space Witch Level
* Up to 3 signed print copies per year - you choose the book - INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE
* The possibility of limited-edition Patron-only print versions of my books if I reach that monthly income goal 

Plus a couple of optional levels if you want to be a main character in a story, or if you want me to write a story based on a prompt you give me, and such like. Yay! 

* Things schedule currently includes: Full-time high-school teaching, two children in single digits, a micro-business sewing/selling baby play mats and things on Etsy, another mostly-hobby-but-people-pay-me-thing making fancy party/wedding/celebration cakes, plus I tutor, plus did I mention I'm the Managing Director of Inkprint Press? Oh, and I'm now officially a Gymnastics Parent, with a terrifying number of hours of training a week for a kid in single digits (his choice, not mine). Yeah. Whoa. I'm sure breathing and sleeping are there *somewhere* on my to-do list. 
Tiers
Unicorns
$1 or more per creation

It's never been easier to be a unicorn! For just $1 a month, you get:


* a special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* a brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* a thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 



Storm Foxes
$2 or more per creation

Do you wish you could sweep through the skies on the wings of storms, causing chaos and destruction wherever you go? 


...No? Oh. Well. Okay then. 


How about everything from the Unicorns level, plus access to my Patron-only feed, where I often ask for suggestions for character and place names, post weekly writing updates, and share lines from what I'm working on? Yes? Better? 


Okay, good. Welcome to Storm Foxery. 


* A special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* A brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* Weekly writing updates with snippets from works in progress

* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 

Space Witches
$5 or more per creation

Ever felt like deep down inside, there was something super special about you? Ever just WANTED to feel like this? Do you see BLUE everywhere you go? You might just be a space witch! 


For just $5 a month, you too can soar through space on the back of a space whale (or shark*)! 


...Wait, I probably shouldn't promise things I can't deliver, should I. 


Okay, how does everything from the Storm Foxes level PLUS final ebook copies of any books I write while you're a supporter sound? Better? Good. 


* No liability taken for accidental injury, up to and including imploding in space vacuums.


SPACE WITCHES RECEIVE:

* A special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* A brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* Weekly writing updates with snippets from works in progress

* Ebook copies of all my books published while you're a supporter (including Inklets)

* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 

Evil Overlords
$10 or more per creation only 100 left

You are suave, you are in control, you rule the world with glitter and an iron fist: you are the supreme Evil Overlord! 


Congratulations. Your attainment of certified Evil Overlording status entitles you to everything from the Space Witches level (including ebooks!), plus 3 signed paperback copies per year. 


(I'll check in with you, and YOU get to pick which book I send you!)


EVIL OVERLORDS RECEIVE:

* A special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* A brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* Weekly writing updates with snippets from works in progress

* Ebook copies of all my books published while you're a supporter (including Inklets)

* 3 signed print copies per year

* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 

Sparkling Omniscient Being of Doom
$250 or more per creation only 1 left

Simple: You give me a prompt no longer than one sentence, I write you a story.  


It'll take up to 10 weeks to write it for you, depending on my schedule, and the story will be anywhere from 500 to 3500 words. I retain rights to the story, which means I own it, I can post it anywhere, and I can sell it - but I'll give you six months' exclusivity, meaning you get it 6 months before anyone else is allowed to see it, and you get the limited right to post on the Internetz (with attribution and links to my Patreon and website). 


...And it hopefully goes without saying, but I reserve the right to tell you that your prompt just isn't working and request a new one from you. Sometimes ideas just don't gel, y'all. No point fighting it. 


I don't expect *anyone* to actually *stay* at this level - think of it as a 'hop in hop out' kind of experience. Sign up for one month at this level, claim your story, and next month you can drop back down to whatever you'd prefer :3 


PS You're omniscient, so of course you get all the info (rewards) from all the previous levels too ;) 

Goals
$1 of $100 per creation
When I reach $100/month, I'll post an epic thank you video and send everyone a storm fox to go with their welcome unicorn :)


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Here's the thing: I want to make books. 

I'm guessing you're here checking out my page because you want to read books. 

WELL, AWESOME. HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU. :D 

But seriously, thanks for being here, even if you're just passing by. My Patrons are the peeps who keep me going, emotionally and financially, and who are backing this writing thing to make it a success. You get stories every month, plus maybe bonus works-in-progress chapters, plus the possibility of special-edition ebooks and print books and all sorts of goodies. In return, I get enough income that I can justify carving time out of my schedule* to make more good wordy things 'n' stuff.

By supporting my Patreon, you're directly supporting the books that I'm writing at the time, which range from middle grade fantasy novels to adult comic fantasy books to how-to-write nonfiction to slice-of-life nonfiction to, eventually, when I get to them, a bunch of urban fantasy and sci fi novels too. Seriously: at this rate I'll need to be releasing a book a month just to get all my planned ideas out to the world before I die. (Argh please help I don't want my stories to die with me! Make the stories, people! Make them happen! )

So what can you actually expect from this here Patreon? Well, from January 2019, this is exactly what you can expect:

UNICORN LEVEL ($1/month)
* A welcome unicorn! (Digital, alack)
* Starting in 2019, one brand-new short story per month, guaranteed to be Patreon-only for at least 6 months, and it won't be offered free anywhere
* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're a Patron

STORM FOX LEVEL ($2/month)
* Everything from the Unicorn Level
* Minimum of weekly updates on my writing, including snippets from works in progress when I have them
* Access to my Patron-only feed, with all its book-related shenanigans

SPACE WITCH LEVEL ($5/month)
* Everything from the Storm Fox Level
* Ebook copies of all books I release while you're a supporter
* The possibility of limited-edition Patron-only ebook versions of my books if I reach that monthly income goal

EVIL OVERLORDS LEVEL ($10/month)
* Everything from the Space Witch Level
* Up to 3 signed print copies per year - you choose the book - INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE
* The possibility of limited-edition Patron-only print versions of my books if I reach that monthly income goal 

Plus a couple of optional levels if you want to be a main character in a story, or if you want me to write a story based on a prompt you give me, and such like. Yay! 

* Things schedule currently includes: Full-time high-school teaching, two children in single digits, a micro-business sewing/selling baby play mats and things on Etsy, another mostly-hobby-but-people-pay-me-thing making fancy party/wedding/celebration cakes, plus I tutor, plus did I mention I'm the Managing Director of Inkprint Press? Oh, and I'm now officially a Gymnastics Parent, with a terrifying number of hours of training a week for a kid in single digits (his choice, not mine). Yeah. Whoa. I'm sure breathing and sleeping are there *somewhere* on my to-do list. 

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Tiers
Unicorns
$1 or more per creation

It's never been easier to be a unicorn! For just $1 a month, you get:


* a special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* a brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* a thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 



Storm Foxes
$2 or more per creation

Do you wish you could sweep through the skies on the wings of storms, causing chaos and destruction wherever you go? 


...No? Oh. Well. Okay then. 


How about everything from the Unicorns level, plus access to my Patron-only feed, where I often ask for suggestions for character and place names, post weekly writing updates, and share lines from what I'm working on? Yes? Better? 


Okay, good. Welcome to Storm Foxery. 


* A special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* A brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* Weekly writing updates with snippets from works in progress

* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 

Space Witches
$5 or more per creation

Ever felt like deep down inside, there was something super special about you? Ever just WANTED to feel like this? Do you see BLUE everywhere you go? You might just be a space witch! 


For just $5 a month, you too can soar through space on the back of a space whale (or shark*)! 


...Wait, I probably shouldn't promise things I can't deliver, should I. 


Okay, how does everything from the Storm Foxes level PLUS final ebook copies of any books I write while you're a supporter sound? Better? Good. 


* No liability taken for accidental injury, up to and including imploding in space vacuums.


SPACE WITCHES RECEIVE:

* A special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* A brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* Weekly writing updates with snippets from works in progress

* Ebook copies of all my books published while you're a supporter (including Inklets)

* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 

Evil Overlords
$10 or more per creation only 100 left

You are suave, you are in control, you rule the world with glitter and an iron fist: you are the supreme Evil Overlord! 


Congratulations. Your attainment of certified Evil Overlording status entitles you to everything from the Space Witches level (including ebooks!), plus 3 signed paperback copies per year. 


(I'll check in with you, and YOU get to pick which book I send you!)


EVIL OVERLORDS RECEIVE:

* A special welcome unicorn (digital) 

* A brand-new, Patreon-exclusive (for a minimum of 6 months) short story, EVERY MONTH!

* Weekly writing updates with snippets from works in progress

* Ebook copies of all my books published while you're a supporter (including Inklets)

* 3 signed print copies per year

* A thank you on the supporters page of any books I write while you're here :) 

Sparkling Omniscient Being of Doom
$250 or more per creation only 1 left

Simple: You give me a prompt no longer than one sentence, I write you a story.  


It'll take up to 10 weeks to write it for you, depending on my schedule, and the story will be anywhere from 500 to 3500 words. I retain rights to the story, which means I own it, I can post it anywhere, and I can sell it - but I'll give you six months' exclusivity, meaning you get it 6 months before anyone else is allowed to see it, and you get the limited right to post on the Internetz (with attribution and links to my Patreon and website). 


...And it hopefully goes without saying, but I reserve the right to tell you that your prompt just isn't working and request a new one from you. Sometimes ideas just don't gel, y'all. No point fighting it. 


I don't expect *anyone* to actually *stay* at this level - think of it as a 'hop in hop out' kind of experience. Sign up for one month at this level, claim your story, and next month you can drop back down to whatever you'd prefer :3 


PS You're omniscient, so of course you get all the info (rewards) from all the previous levels too ;)