Anthony St. Clair is creating fiction and non-fiction
5

patrons

$39
per month

It's a crazy, difficult world.

Sometimes we all struggle to find some light. That’s why I’m here:  To find that little gleam in the dark.




About me:
What I do


Welcome!
As a full-time independent writer and author, I create compelling fiction and non-fiction for a curious world full of everyday discoveries, endeavors, and surprises. Or, to put it another way, I talk to cool people and dream for a living. My non-fiction ranges from craft beer and food to travel and business. My fiction currently includes the ongoing Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

Since 2011 I’ve published 5 books, one box set, and over 300 articles.




What you won't find here


If you’re looking for another tortured, tormented, self-destructive writer who whines about muses and how hard it is to write, then… well, sorry, you’re in the wrong place.

I’m a craftsman. A creative professional. I don’t have time for torment—I write every day and have deadlines to hit.




What you will find here


I’m on Patreon to build a community of fans who share my vision for best lives, truest selves, and a better world.

As one of the readers funding and supporting my work, you will get regular updates from a full-time working writer, special access to me, and early access to new books and stories.

In short, I'm on an awesome creative journey and thought you might come along for the ride.





Recent & current projects


  • Wander, the fifth book in my Rucksack Universe speculative fiction travel fantasy series, came out Oct. 19, 2018
  • Cloud Fortress, the sixth Rucksack Universe book, is currently with my Chief Reader
  • I'm drafting the seventh Rucksack Universe book, codenamed Wet
  • Releasing an e-book box set of all 5 current Rucksack Universe titles
  • Expanding Rucksack Universe short fiction
  • Each month I also write and submit articles for assignments with various publications
  • Writing other fiction (outside the Rucksack Universe)
  • Developing more long-form non-fiction, such as indie travel, craft beer, and kids' allowance


When not at my desk


From my world headquarters in Eugene, Oregon, USA, I’m also a wanderer, hygge-loving hobbit, craft beer expert, home cook, smitten husband, and unicorn homeschool dad to a vivacious son and daughter.

My wife and I are ordinary people who live a not-so-ordinary life. Our home life, travel, work, and homeschooling are all based around a belief that we live and model for our two kids:

At its heart, life needs perseverance, fun, self-determination, and, above all, love and joy, no matter what else.



How Patreon works


Patreon gives people a way to directly financially support creators like me.


I love Patreon, and back other creators who are on the platform. I believe in the patronage model with all my heart, and I'm honored that you would want to support what I do!

Please back my work by becoming a patron with a dollar (or more!) per month.

You'll be charged the day you become a patron, then at the beginning of the month going forward. In return, I will continue to bring you top-notch fiction and non-fiction, from story and writing to editing and presentation. Your patronage helps me continue raising my game.

If you're concerned about going over your budget, you can also stop at any time, or you can switch to a lower support tier at anytime. I never want you to go beyond your means, and I appreciate your good will and support regardless!


Thank You!




Have a question? See the FAQ


Ready to support my fiction & non-fiction + get cool rewards?



Tiers
Exclusive Access + Short Story
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a superfine superfan!


Join Anthony St. Clair's Wanderers today and travel a new world.

Includes:

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the patron-only activity feed!
  • FREE E-BOOK of the Rucksack Universe short story “Rucksack and the Cave”
  • MONTHLY BEER REVIEW from a craft beer writer and craft beer expert
  • Patron-only discounts
  • Gratitude, appreciation & social media shout-outs
Bonus Features
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Wanderer, peek behind the scenes.

Includes:

  • All previous rewards
  • BONUS STORY EXTRAS & SPECIAL FEATURES. Might include deleted scenes, draft chapters, behind-the-scenes notes, research process, character insights, story commentary, and more. (Some bonus extras may go public later, but you will have exclusive access for at least two weeks)
E-book + Gift E-book + The Map
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Wanderer, in addition to the previous rewards, choose one e-book for you AND one to give as a gift!

Includes:

  • All previous rewards
  • ONE E-BOOK for you
  • SEND ANOTHER E-BOOK to anyone you choose*
  • EARLY ACCESS! E-book editions of all new releases will be sent to you at no extra charge two weeks before anyone else
  • AUTHOR LIFESTYLE. Unlock more patron-only content: behind the scenes with a full-time working author, wanderer, hygge-loving hobbit, craft beer expert, home cook, smitten husband, and unicorn homeschool dad
  • THE MAP. I'll put a pin in my map for where you are in the world
Signed Book + Gift Book
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Wanderer, in addition to the previous rewards, choose one signed paperback for you AND one to give as a gift! 

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this 
  • 2 SIGNED BOOKS! One for you + one for anyone you choose*
  • EARLY ACCESS! A signed paperback of each new release  two weeks before it’s available anywhere else**
Entire Series + Gift Series
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Wanderer, get the ENTIRE Rucksack Universe series in e-book AND paperback… PLUS another set to give as a gift!

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this, with a wee tweak...
  • FULL SERIES! Instead of one book, get the ENTIRE series in e-book and signed paperbacks
  • GIFT SET! An ENTIRE set for anyone you choose
  • EARLY ACCESS! E-book and signed paperback editions of new releases will be sent to you two weeks before anyone else**
Monthly AMA (Ask Me Anything)
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wanderer, in addition to the above, this introvert is going to pull back the curtain, open the door, set out a glass/ mug/ chalice, and welcome you to an exclusive, patron-only, private virtual monthly hangout. 

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this
  • MONTHLY AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a full-time working writer
  • You’ll be able to ask me anything: writing, traveling, cooking, beer, business, parenting, pretty much whatever (but keep it civil, of course) 
  • PRIVATE ACCESS to an online archive of previous hangouts 
  • ANNUAL GIFT SET! Once each calendar year, gift one ENTIRE set of the series as a gift to anyone you choose***
Your Name in Book Credits
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wanderer, in addition to rewards at the $50 level, I will thank you by name in new releases.

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this 
  • A PERSONAL THANK YOU! While you remain a supporter at this level, I'll thank you by name in the acknowledgements of all new titles
Goals
$39 of $100 per month
Our first milestone! When we hit this, we know we are growing an amazing community of Wanderers. To celebrate, I’ll write and publish a story for you, which you can download as an e-book. You are AMAZING!
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It's a crazy, difficult world.

Sometimes we all struggle to find some light. That’s why I’m here:  To find that little gleam in the dark.




About me:
What I do


Welcome!
As a full-time independent writer and author, I create compelling fiction and non-fiction for a curious world full of everyday discoveries, endeavors, and surprises. Or, to put it another way, I talk to cool people and dream for a living. My non-fiction ranges from craft beer and food to travel and business. My fiction currently includes the ongoing Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

Since 2011 I’ve published 5 books, one box set, and over 300 articles.




What you won't find here


If you’re looking for another tortured, tormented, self-destructive writer who whines about muses and how hard it is to write, then… well, sorry, you’re in the wrong place.

I’m a craftsman. A creative professional. I don’t have time for torment—I write every day and have deadlines to hit.




What you will find here


I’m on Patreon to build a community of fans who share my vision for best lives, truest selves, and a better world.

As one of the readers funding and supporting my work, you will get regular updates from a full-time working writer, special access to me, and early access to new books and stories.

In short, I'm on an awesome creative journey and thought you might come along for the ride.





Recent & current projects


  • Wander, the fifth book in my Rucksack Universe speculative fiction travel fantasy series, came out Oct. 19, 2018
  • Cloud Fortress, the sixth Rucksack Universe book, is currently with my Chief Reader
  • I'm drafting the seventh Rucksack Universe book, codenamed Wet
  • Releasing an e-book box set of all 5 current Rucksack Universe titles
  • Expanding Rucksack Universe short fiction
  • Each month I also write and submit articles for assignments with various publications
  • Writing other fiction (outside the Rucksack Universe)
  • Developing more long-form non-fiction, such as indie travel, craft beer, and kids' allowance


When not at my desk


From my world headquarters in Eugene, Oregon, USA, I’m also a wanderer, hygge-loving hobbit, craft beer expert, home cook, smitten husband, and unicorn homeschool dad to a vivacious son and daughter.

My wife and I are ordinary people who live a not-so-ordinary life. Our home life, travel, work, and homeschooling are all based around a belief that we live and model for our two kids:

At its heart, life needs perseverance, fun, self-determination, and, above all, love and joy, no matter what else.



How Patreon works


Patreon gives people a way to directly financially support creators like me.


I love Patreon, and back other creators who are on the platform. I believe in the patronage model with all my heart, and I'm honored that you would want to support what I do!

Please back my work by becoming a patron with a dollar (or more!) per month.

You'll be charged the day you become a patron, then at the beginning of the month going forward. In return, I will continue to bring you top-notch fiction and non-fiction, from story and writing to editing and presentation. Your patronage helps me continue raising my game.

If you're concerned about going over your budget, you can also stop at any time, or you can switch to a lower support tier at anytime. I never want you to go beyond your means, and I appreciate your good will and support regardless!


Thank You!




Have a question? See the FAQ


Ready to support my fiction & non-fiction + get cool rewards?



Recent posts by Anthony St. Clair

Tiers
Exclusive Access + Short Story
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a superfine superfan!


Join Anthony St. Clair's Wanderers today and travel a new world.

Includes:

  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the patron-only activity feed!
  • FREE E-BOOK of the Rucksack Universe short story “Rucksack and the Cave”
  • MONTHLY BEER REVIEW from a craft beer writer and craft beer expert
  • Patron-only discounts
  • Gratitude, appreciation & social media shout-outs
Bonus Features
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Wanderer, peek behind the scenes.

Includes:

  • All previous rewards
  • BONUS STORY EXTRAS & SPECIAL FEATURES. Might include deleted scenes, draft chapters, behind-the-scenes notes, research process, character insights, story commentary, and more. (Some bonus extras may go public later, but you will have exclusive access for at least two weeks)
E-book + Gift E-book + The Map
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Wanderer, in addition to the previous rewards, choose one e-book for you AND one to give as a gift!

Includes:

  • All previous rewards
  • ONE E-BOOK for you
  • SEND ANOTHER E-BOOK to anyone you choose*
  • EARLY ACCESS! E-book editions of all new releases will be sent to you at no extra charge two weeks before anyone else
  • AUTHOR LIFESTYLE. Unlock more patron-only content: behind the scenes with a full-time working author, wanderer, hygge-loving hobbit, craft beer expert, home cook, smitten husband, and unicorn homeschool dad
  • THE MAP. I'll put a pin in my map for where you are in the world
Signed Book + Gift Book
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Wanderer, in addition to the previous rewards, choose one signed paperback for you AND one to give as a gift! 

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this 
  • 2 SIGNED BOOKS! One for you + one for anyone you choose*
  • EARLY ACCESS! A signed paperback of each new release  two weeks before it’s available anywhere else**
Entire Series + Gift Series
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Wanderer, get the ENTIRE Rucksack Universe series in e-book AND paperback… PLUS another set to give as a gift!

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this, with a wee tweak...
  • FULL SERIES! Instead of one book, get the ENTIRE series in e-book and signed paperbacks
  • GIFT SET! An ENTIRE set for anyone you choose
  • EARLY ACCESS! E-book and signed paperback editions of new releases will be sent to you two weeks before anyone else**
Monthly AMA (Ask Me Anything)
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Wanderer, in addition to the above, this introvert is going to pull back the curtain, open the door, set out a glass/ mug/ chalice, and welcome you to an exclusive, patron-only, private virtual monthly hangout. 

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this
  • MONTHLY AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a full-time working writer
  • You’ll be able to ask me anything: writing, traveling, cooking, beer, business, parenting, pretty much whatever (but keep it civil, of course) 
  • PRIVATE ACCESS to an online archive of previous hangouts 
  • ANNUAL GIFT SET! Once each calendar year, gift one ENTIRE set of the series as a gift to anyone you choose***
Your Name in Book Credits
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wanderer, in addition to rewards at the $50 level, I will thank you by name in new releases.

Includes:

  • All previous rewards above this 
  • A PERSONAL THANK YOU! While you remain a supporter at this level, I'll thank you by name in the acknowledgements of all new titles