This MonthFEBRUARY: Updates and teasers for First Singer, a queer fantasy serial launching in April and funded by this Patreon, plus an excerpt of a novella about a condemned mage accused of working with dragons.
Who's This?Hey there, I'm Austin! I'm a queer, trans author of romance, fantasy, and historical fiction. Writing is my favorite thing in the world — I love to nerd out over plot structure, writing mechanics, and how stories are put together. I also love writing the kind of books that would have changed my life if I had read them as a queer teen. If I've learned anything from my publishing experiences, it's that readers are equally hungry for these stories, and I'm overwhelmingly grateful for the support I've received so far. <3
My most recent releases are Peter Darling — a queer, trans retelling of Peter Pan — and Caroline's Heart — a spooky, Southern Gothic-inspired trans romance about a cowboy, a witch, and a resurrection spell. Coming up next, I have a sequel to Peter Darling, a secret and very exciting series, and a queer fantasy web serial called The First Singer.
Why Patreon?Because the more income I make from writing, the more I can afford to write. Peter Darling was written mostly during 20+ hour weekend sprints while I juggled college and a part-time job during the week; I now work full-time to support myself and manage ongoing medical expenses from chronic injuries. My goal is to supplement more and more of my income via my Patreon and book royalties and — eventually — return to full-time freelance work.
I don't see this as a forever Patreon, but rather a way to help keep my focus on writing during a transitional stage. Support from Patreon will give me the room to breathe I need in order to grow as a creator — and share more stories with you!
If a one-time donation is more your speed, I also have a Ko-fi. <3
RewardsMONTHLY: At least one Patreon-exclusive story. This could be a substantial section of something I'm working on (i.e. a chapter, character study, or deleted scene from a book) or a standalone piece of fiction. ($5 and up)
Examples: November 2017's excerpt was a chapter of the sequel to Peter Darling, Never-Never Land. December's excerpt was a standalone romantic short featuring characters from a future book series.WEEKLY: WIP updates and short excerpts from whatever I'm working on! ($1 and up)
FREQUENTLY: Short fiction, audio blogs and readings, book recs, Q&As about writing and/or upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes samples of my editing process. (Most of these are for the $5 tier, but $1 patrons will be able to read and ask questions for Q&As.)
Plus, opportunities for patrons at higher tiers to prompt flash fiction, audio, and writing tips/editing how-tos!