Ash Rehn is creating gay fiction, lgbtq literature, queer stories & novels
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patrons

Is this a random encounter?

By random I mean you've discovered me here on Patreon for the first time, not like the random encounter in my story Hook Up. Thanks for dropping by!

So I guess we both have a passion for gay literature and queer fiction. I create short stories and what I call ficto-memoir, like in Passionfruit Time and 19, Dornoch Tce. A couple of novels are in gestation and, if you become a patron, you'll get regular access to a taste of what's to come.

I'm writing narratives that make our lives more visible, inspire and entertain. Okay, I admit, I'm exorcising a few personal demons along the way. That's kind of the Name of the Game for me. Current themes encompass tension in gay relationships, polyamory, transgression of all sorts and gendered domesticity with surprises. Occasionally, like Fallen Heroes, these stories are even a bit racy!

As you can see from the stories on my website, I've already won a few prizes and have a publishing history. Invest in my career as a writer from as little as $1 a month and I'll reward you with a backdoor pass the audience doesn't usually receive. (Those are US dollars by the way, the green ones. That's a Patreon thing).

Hang on, don't I know you?


I'm told I look like Adam Levine. Hopefully I've chosen photos that don't give that impression. Not that I've got anything against the guy but he's doing his thing and I'm doing mine. Maybe you've already seen my writing website or know me through my work as a gay counsellor. I also work part time at a university (Adam Levine! they cry at me across the quad). Hearing other's stories and being invited into private lives is a privilege and an honour but maybe not the glamorous writing life you might imagine.  

What's in it for you (and me).

Crafting fiction and preparing novels for publishing takes time. There's a dusting of motivation required as well, the sparkle that keeps fingers dancing across a keyboard. As a counsellor I'm familiar with the power of acknowledgement to encourage and motivate. Sprinkle me with that stuff!

So what's in it for you? Contribute just $1 a month (Patreon calls this a 'pledge') and I'll let you into the inner creative sanctum for a start. Aside from exclusive access to what inspires me and a queue-jump on published work, there's some warm inner-glow to be had. For those who want more, I'll thank you with an original story once a month to read as you imbibe your preferred poison. If you want to back me all the way, I'll add autographed copies of my work in print or the equivalent in an e-book as soon as they're released.

Come on, what are you waiting for?

Oh yes, did I mention you can remain anonymous if you like? Just choose a profile name and email address that won't give you away. Easy.
Tiers
Warm Inner Glow
$1 or more per month
Want to nourish my craft on a budget? For only $1/month - yes just $12/ year - you can join my community of patrons. In return you'll receive:
  • Access to my patron-only feed including regular updates on my writing, creative activities and inspiration;
  • Queue-jump with advance notice of upcoming publishing achievements and new releases;
  • Feel good inside! Pledge $1/ month right now and get immediate access and a Warm Inner Glow!

Coffee Readers
$5 or more per month
For around the cost of just one cup of coffee a month (it's the soy milk that pushes the price), you can hold me accountable for producing new work. I'll thank you with:
  • Everything associated with the Warm Inner Glow (access to my patron-only feed, advance notice of achievements and new releases etc);
  • An exclusive monthly original story to read while you drink your coffee (...or tea ...or whisky);
  • Help drive my literary output and become my patron today!
Career Investors
$15 or more per month
This is getting serious. It’s the kind of money put out for art union or lottery tickets. In this case, you won't be gambling, you'll be investing in the career of an author. In appreciation you will receive:
  • The rewards for both Warm Inner Glow and Coffee Read Patrons;
  • A personally autographed print copy or ebook for all published works (depending on the format) as soon as they are released.
Goals
66% complete
Keep writing Ash!

Reaching this goal will encourage and motivate me to keep working on my novel and continue to regularly complete short stories. I'll have to remain industrious to satisfy my $5 / month Coffee Reader Patrons who receive an original story every month.
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Is this a random encounter?

By random I mean you've discovered me here on Patreon for the first time, not like the random encounter in my story Hook Up. Thanks for dropping by!

So I guess we both have a passion for gay literature and queer fiction. I create short stories and what I call ficto-memoir, like in Passionfruit Time and 19, Dornoch Tce. A couple of novels are in gestation and, if you become a patron, you'll get regular access to a taste of what's to come.

I'm writing narratives that make our lives more visible, inspire and entertain. Okay, I admit, I'm exorcising a few personal demons along the way. That's kind of the Name of the Game for me. Current themes encompass tension in gay relationships, polyamory, transgression of all sorts and gendered domesticity with surprises. Occasionally, like Fallen Heroes, these stories are even a bit racy!

As you can see from the stories on my website, I've already won a few prizes and have a publishing history. Invest in my career as a writer from as little as $1 a month and I'll reward you with a backdoor pass the audience doesn't usually receive. (Those are US dollars by the way, the green ones. That's a Patreon thing).

Hang on, don't I know you?


I'm told I look like Adam Levine. Hopefully I've chosen photos that don't give that impression. Not that I've got anything against the guy but he's doing his thing and I'm doing mine. Maybe you've already seen my writing website or know me through my work as a gay counsellor. I also work part time at a university (Adam Levine! they cry at me across the quad). Hearing other's stories and being invited into private lives is a privilege and an honour but maybe not the glamorous writing life you might imagine.  

What's in it for you (and me).

Crafting fiction and preparing novels for publishing takes time. There's a dusting of motivation required as well, the sparkle that keeps fingers dancing across a keyboard. As a counsellor I'm familiar with the power of acknowledgement to encourage and motivate. Sprinkle me with that stuff!

So what's in it for you? Contribute just $1 a month (Patreon calls this a 'pledge') and I'll let you into the inner creative sanctum for a start. Aside from exclusive access to what inspires me and a queue-jump on published work, there's some warm inner-glow to be had. For those who want more, I'll thank you with an original story once a month to read as you imbibe your preferred poison. If you want to back me all the way, I'll add autographed copies of my work in print or the equivalent in an e-book as soon as they're released.

Come on, what are you waiting for?

Oh yes, did I mention you can remain anonymous if you like? Just choose a profile name and email address that won't give you away. Easy.

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Tiers
Warm Inner Glow
$1 or more per month
Want to nourish my craft on a budget? For only $1/month - yes just $12/ year - you can join my community of patrons. In return you'll receive:
  • Access to my patron-only feed including regular updates on my writing, creative activities and inspiration;
  • Queue-jump with advance notice of upcoming publishing achievements and new releases;
  • Feel good inside! Pledge $1/ month right now and get immediate access and a Warm Inner Glow!

Coffee Readers
$5 or more per month
For around the cost of just one cup of coffee a month (it's the soy milk that pushes the price), you can hold me accountable for producing new work. I'll thank you with:
  • Everything associated with the Warm Inner Glow (access to my patron-only feed, advance notice of achievements and new releases etc);
  • An exclusive monthly original story to read while you drink your coffee (...or tea ...or whisky);
  • Help drive my literary output and become my patron today!
Career Investors
$15 or more per month
This is getting serious. It’s the kind of money put out for art union or lottery tickets. In this case, you won't be gambling, you'll be investing in the career of an author. In appreciation you will receive:
  • The rewards for both Warm Inner Glow and Coffee Read Patrons;
  • A personally autographed print copy or ebook for all published works (depending on the format) as soon as they are released.