WHO AM I?
Hey there, folks, I'm Ashe Armstrong, author of the Grimluk, Demon Hunter series and large, silly person. If you're here, you might've read one of my books and enjoyed it enough you wanted to look at other ways of supporting me. Or maybe you found me randomly and my work seems interesting enough to consider reading and supporting.
I write genre fiction. Horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and all the permutations and mishmashes thereof. If you're unfamiliar with my Grimluk series, I like to call it sixguns & sorcery. There's western elements in the use of Wild West era technology and tropes. Horror elements in the form of demons and monsters. And, of course, a whole lot of fantasy elements. Grimluk is a big ol' orc with a big ol' gun.
More recently, I've decided to branch out into game design. After getting deep into Dungeons & Dragons, I took to homebrew. I've also developed a strong desire to make a video game. I currently have some homebrew items up on DM's Guild. And while I've always enjoyed cooking, I'm hoping to explore the culinary world more thoroughly as a giant with diabetes.
WHY PATREON?Well, if you're familiar with the site, then that's fairly obvious. I create and I'd like to make money doing it and I'd very much like to find more ways to make that money as a creator. I do everything myself as a self-publishing author. I've had three successful crowdfunding campaigns. I've hired out for art and editing. I do all my own formatting. I run my website. I do my own advertising. I like it but it's hard to earn enough in the arts, especially given some of my needs. I'm diabetic, have sleep apnea, and deal with various amounts of chronic pain due to old injuries and joint issues. All combined, it means I have a restricted diet and monthly prescription costs to keep myself functional. I'm doing my best.
WHAT DO YOU GET?With just $1 a month, you can get exclusive news and snippets from my current works-in-progress, with the occasional short story, essays about any number of topics, game design chronicles, and blogs about cooking and the recipes I use. For game design in particular, I'll be doing D&D homebrew, though I may branch out eventually, and I'll also be starting a Metroidvania (emphasis on the Castlevania part) project at some point, so you'll get to go on that journey with me. Cooking will only be once a month and reliant on grocery money.
On top of that, for $25, I'd be happy to take a request for a short story each month, and I will occasionally have non-requested stories as well. All requested stories will have a max of 2000 words (time/energy management on my part). If your request isn't a concept, and you just want a story with a protagonist named after you, I can do that, as well, though in that case, I may add your name into another story.
That's what you'll get. That's what I'll get. Hopefully everyone enjoys themselves. Whatever your choice, thank you for your time.