Amy L. Sauder is creating stories
3

patrons

$5
per month

~ Inquisitive. Quirky. Imaginative. Obsessed. ~

Just who am I...?

I've been called "Quirky Meta Mystery" and "Walking Fairytale", and that's me in a nutshell. I mean, I found definitive proof that I'm cursed by mermaids, soooo....

I write stories of quirks, obsession, madness, misfits, strangers, and unbelonging. I write to connect: characters to each other, disparaging ideas, and narrator to reader. I write stories of questioning realities. I write the horror between the lines. I write lies and truth. I walk the line between reality and enchantment. Magical realism. Hope, crushed and fulfilled.

...and what's that gotta do with you?

Writing isn’t a one-way street. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of books, the power of words, but I moreso believe in the power of readers. Readers are a vital part of the entire book-coming-to-life process. We're all storybreathers, day in and day out. People are more than just storybreathers though. We're creators. You're creative, whether you see it right now or not. 


How does Patreon fit in?

Patreon is just one piece of your story, and it's one piece of mine. We're creating together.

One piece of you stepping into this bookbreathing world. You can support my story financially, but there's so much more. You'll give input into early pieces of the story process, you'll get behind the scenes sneakpeeks, you'll help brainstorm and troubleshoot and shape the story into being. You'll have the first chance to beta read, bookblog, and receive advance copies. After a book is out in the world, maybe you'll get alternate endings or deleted scenes or maybe we'll have spoilery discussions about just what this story means to us. We'll share fanart, fanfiction, headcanon. You lead the charge. What do you want to see?

In the meantime, I'll provide motivation and practical tips for you to move forward with your creative dream. Whether it's writing or fashion, visual art or dance, crafting or cooking, I'll share my tips and tricks to moving forward. Here's what others have to say about my coaching:

"A born encourager and teacher, Amy spends countless hours mentoring and pushing the serious student beyond their comfort zone. She has encouraged me in my writing, schooled me in the fine art of blogging, and kept me going when I wanted to give up." ~ Kathryn N.

"Keeping me accountable, offering advice, counsel, and constructive criticisms and praises has kept me going. Honestly, I hadn’t written creatively much since college, but since she has been prodding me along, I have written more than I have in years! I am extremely thankful for her guidance and gentle (yet firm) reminders." ~ Monica C.

Your support here goes toward the costs of publishing, towards fun marketing ideas that you can be involved in, and towards paying other artists to create more, whether through cover art, collaborations, collector items, I don't know quite yet. 

Still confused and wondering what Patreon is? 

You can watch this Patreon description or here's my take: 
  • Like Kickstarter or GoFundMe or other crowdfunding sites, but for ongoing monthly support of creators and their work.
  • Like supporting missionaries, only it's supporting artists. Because the world needs art.  
  • Like back in the day when artists had patrons, only it's not just the richest that can be patrons, it's all of us. And the artist doesn't have to cater to just one peron's whims, but instead we build a community of thinkers and dreamers. We can all support good art and make it happen and grow and learn together. 
  • Like you and me imagining, collaborating, geeking out. You in? 

Tiers
Dreamer
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
You've got big things in mind, and we're gonna get there together.


  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out. 

Bookworm
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You just need to be in the know on all the readerly things, and I've got that covered. 


  • Sneak-peeks at writing drafts before the story is out, plus after publication you'll see deleted scenes, alternate endings, and so much behind the scenes
  • First chance at beta reading and preorder bonuses
  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out.  

Hustler
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You're beyond dreaming. You're doing, you're creating, and it's time to get your work in the limelight.


  • Practical gnitty gritty how-to's for the writing and publishing and creative process
  • Marketing, branding, social media, and all the entrepreneurial things I'm learning
  • Sneak-peeks at writing drafts before the story is out, plus after publication you'll see deleted scenes, alternate endings, and so much behind the scenes
  • First chance at beta reading and preorder bonuses
  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions 
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out. 

Wizard
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wowzer! You make things never dreamed of into reality. 


  • Advance Reader Copies of each book as they're published
  • A monthly "wizardry round table" - we each share the current status of our creative work and get feedback from all the other wizards. Google Hangout maybe? I've never done this before, but we'll figure it out somewhere :) NOTE: Available for a limited time to the first wizards. Once the wizard numbers grow to where this reward is impractical, we'll find a new format with a similar experience. 
  • Practical gnitty gritty how-to's for the writing and publishing and creative process
  • Marketing, branding, social media, and all the entrepreneurial things I'm learning
  • Sneak-peeks at writing drafts before the story is out, plus after publication you'll see deleted scenes, alternate endings, and so much behind the scenes
  • First chance at beta reading and preorder bonuses
  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out.  


~ Inquisitive. Quirky. Imaginative. Obsessed. ~

Just who am I...?

I've been called "Quirky Meta Mystery" and "Walking Fairytale", and that's me in a nutshell. I mean, I found definitive proof that I'm cursed by mermaids, soooo....

I write stories of quirks, obsession, madness, misfits, strangers, and unbelonging. I write to connect: characters to each other, disparaging ideas, and narrator to reader. I write stories of questioning realities. I write the horror between the lines. I write lies and truth. I walk the line between reality and enchantment. Magical realism. Hope, crushed and fulfilled.

...and what's that gotta do with you?

Writing isn’t a one-way street. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of books, the power of words, but I moreso believe in the power of readers. Readers are a vital part of the entire book-coming-to-life process. We're all storybreathers, day in and day out. People are more than just storybreathers though. We're creators. You're creative, whether you see it right now or not. 


How does Patreon fit in?

Patreon is just one piece of your story, and it's one piece of mine. We're creating together.

One piece of you stepping into this bookbreathing world. You can support my story financially, but there's so much more. You'll give input into early pieces of the story process, you'll get behind the scenes sneakpeeks, you'll help brainstorm and troubleshoot and shape the story into being. You'll have the first chance to beta read, bookblog, and receive advance copies. After a book is out in the world, maybe you'll get alternate endings or deleted scenes or maybe we'll have spoilery discussions about just what this story means to us. We'll share fanart, fanfiction, headcanon. You lead the charge. What do you want to see?

In the meantime, I'll provide motivation and practical tips for you to move forward with your creative dream. Whether it's writing or fashion, visual art or dance, crafting or cooking, I'll share my tips and tricks to moving forward. Here's what others have to say about my coaching:

"A born encourager and teacher, Amy spends countless hours mentoring and pushing the serious student beyond their comfort zone. She has encouraged me in my writing, schooled me in the fine art of blogging, and kept me going when I wanted to give up." ~ Kathryn N.

"Keeping me accountable, offering advice, counsel, and constructive criticisms and praises has kept me going. Honestly, I hadn’t written creatively much since college, but since she has been prodding me along, I have written more than I have in years! I am extremely thankful for her guidance and gentle (yet firm) reminders." ~ Monica C.

Your support here goes toward the costs of publishing, towards fun marketing ideas that you can be involved in, and towards paying other artists to create more, whether through cover art, collaborations, collector items, I don't know quite yet. 

Still confused and wondering what Patreon is? 

You can watch this Patreon description or here's my take: 
  • Like Kickstarter or GoFundMe or other crowdfunding sites, but for ongoing monthly support of creators and their work.
  • Like supporting missionaries, only it's supporting artists. Because the world needs art.  
  • Like back in the day when artists had patrons, only it's not just the richest that can be patrons, it's all of us. And the artist doesn't have to cater to just one peron's whims, but instead we build a community of thinkers and dreamers. We can all support good art and make it happen and grow and learn together. 
  • Like you and me imagining, collaborating, geeking out. You in? 

Recent posts by Amy L. Sauder

Tiers
Dreamer
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
You've got big things in mind, and we're gonna get there together.


  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out. 

Bookworm
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You just need to be in the know on all the readerly things, and I've got that covered. 


  • Sneak-peeks at writing drafts before the story is out, plus after publication you'll see deleted scenes, alternate endings, and so much behind the scenes
  • First chance at beta reading and preorder bonuses
  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out.  

Hustler
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You're beyond dreaming. You're doing, you're creating, and it's time to get your work in the limelight.


  • Practical gnitty gritty how-to's for the writing and publishing and creative process
  • Marketing, branding, social media, and all the entrepreneurial things I'm learning
  • Sneak-peeks at writing drafts before the story is out, plus after publication you'll see deleted scenes, alternate endings, and so much behind the scenes
  • First chance at beta reading and preorder bonuses
  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions 
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out. 

Wizard
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wowzer! You make things never dreamed of into reality. 


  • Advance Reader Copies of each book as they're published
  • A monthly "wizardry round table" - we each share the current status of our creative work and get feedback from all the other wizards. Google Hangout maybe? I've never done this before, but we'll figure it out somewhere :) NOTE: Available for a limited time to the first wizards. Once the wizard numbers grow to where this reward is impractical, we'll find a new format with a similar experience. 
  • Practical gnitty gritty how-to's for the writing and publishing and creative process
  • Marketing, branding, social media, and all the entrepreneurial things I'm learning
  • Sneak-peeks at writing drafts before the story is out, plus after publication you'll see deleted scenes, alternate endings, and so much behind the scenes
  • First chance at beta reading and preorder bonuses
  • Motivation, inspiration, tips & tricks to get your creative spirit going and achieve your dreams 
  • Access to exclusive Patreon streams, including creative work and bookish discussions
  • Access to Community posts and creator messaging


Maybe? What do you think? What do you want?  Help this baby tier out.