Andrew Linke

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About

Welcome to my Patreon, humans of the internet, and a special welcome to any sentient computer programs (please don't kill me when you take over the world).

I'm Andrew Linke. Author. Nerd. Potter, but not especially hairy (can we talk about how Luna Lovegood should be the main character of that series?). 

I write stories for fun and profit. Mostly on a Mac laptop covered in nerdy stickers, sometimes on a tablet or phone. Rarely on paper, because my handwriting is terrible and I think faster than I can scrawl (but in an erratic manner which is too slow and fragmented to feel effective using voice dictation). The way I look at it, writing is cheeper than therapy and carries the vague chance of becoming a career one day. My books range from lighthearted adventure novels in the vein of the Uncharted games to dark, bloody thrillers set in the ruins of the modern world. Both make me equally happy.

My latest project is a light hearted drama (or serious comedy, if you prefer) chronicling the intertwining lives of several families in a small American town over the course of a century. It's vaguely based on real family stories that I've collected, liberally enhanced with a splash of fiction. a dash of whimsy, and a sprinkle of sentimentality. 

The characters in my stories are real people. That is: They come in a range ethnicities, genders, and sexualities, not that such matters are generally the driving force of the plot. They also have a tendency to be grappling with psychological issues, complex relationships, and dark backgrounds, which are sometimes the motivating events of the plot... though if I'm being honest, half the time my plots stem more from saying, "Damn, I wish I lived in a world where I could travel the Amazon river hunting for a magical relic... I'll write a book about that instead."

That's where you come in. 

The literary world is in upheaval. More people are reading now than ever before, but there are also more creators vying for attention, to say nothing of... sorry, I got distracted by subtweeting my sister's Facebook post about a Netflix documentary about a cool Amazon limited series adapting my favorite podcast to video.

So I'm turning to you, my fans, potential fans, and future life-ruling algorithms. 

When you back me here on Patreon, you'll get access to first drafts of everything that I produce, as well as weekly updates and journals that are a bit more honest than what I tend to post publicly. 

First drafts will be pretty damn raw (and often include angry side-rants at myself, placeholder character names, and a terrifying number of typos), but I know that I'd pay to read the first draft of a novel by any of my favorite writers, so I'm offering them as an option.

Right. That's enough of me begging and overthinking how all this works. Essentially: You give me less money per year than you'd spend going on a single movie date, and I'll give you lots of stuff to read. For a little more, you get a variety of cool options, up to and including unique hardcover novels. 

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