Chris Lester is creating Audio fiction and e-books
111

patrons

$405
per month
Hi! I'm Chris Lester. From 2007 to 2011 I produced The Metamor City Podcast, a Parsec Award-winning audio fiction series that captured the imaginations of tens of thousands of listeners across six continents. People raved about Metamor City for its vividly-imagined world of high magic and high technology, a wide cast of compelling characters, and first-rate production values.

In May 2015 I started a new podcast project, The Raven and the Writing Desk. In this weekly show I share the fiction that I've been working on, either a short story or a piece of a longer work. I also keep you up-to-date on my creative progress, sharing Weekly Writing Reports and responding listener feedback. The show has been running uninterrupted for more than two and a half years now, and you can play a part in keeping it going!

As a patron of my campaign, you'll be helping me stay focused on my art. When writing and podcasting helps me pay the bills, it means I can spend more time on writing and podcasting, instead of picking up overtime at work or taking a second job. Your support also makes it possible for me to make appearances at conventions, where I can meet with fans and introduce new people to my work.

But that's not all! In addition to helping me keep the podcast coming, as a patron you can get special bonus features: copies of my e-books, behind-the-scenes author commentaries, previews of any new cover art and interior illustrations that I commission, even limited-edition autographed copies of the books you helped me create. As you help me bring my stories to market, you'll get access to that finished content before anyone else.

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I've got worlds full of stories left to tell -- and with your help, I'll get to keep telling them! 
Rewards
Metamor Citizen
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
You'll earn my sincere gratitude! You'll also get access to my Behind the Episode commentaries, and to any Goals that we achieve. If you give me your shipping address, I'll be able to send you special thank-yous from time to time.
Early Access
$3 or more per month 73 patrons
Access to Patreon-first content that will initially be available only to patrons. This includes art previews, story previews, cover reveals, character sketches -- anything cool that I can think of to share here. This content will generally be patron-exclusive for at least one month.


You also get the Behind the Episode commentary podcast and any Goals we've achieved. If you give me your shipping address, I can send you special thank-yous from time to time.

Creative Council
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
In addition to the Early Access perks, I'll give you a chance to vote on what stories I write next! Whenever I'm about to start a new project, I'll send you a poll detailing the stories that I'm currently considering working on. Cast your vote, and whichever story gets the most votes, I'll commit to working on that story for at least two weeks of the coming month (or until it's finished).
E-Book Advance Reader
$15 or more per month 7 patrons
Every time I prepare a new e-book for release, you'll get a complimentary Advance Review Copy (ARC) in EPUB and MOBI formats, at least one month before it goes up for sale. Add the stories to your collection before anyone else! (NOTE: ARC e-books may not contain the final artwork found on the published version.) You also get access to the Early Access and Creative Council rewards.
Producer's Club
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You get ALL of the above, plus a producer's credit in the Acknowledgements section of each new novel or story collection I produce. Those of you who support the podcast at this level for six months or more will get a signed paper copy of one of my books of your choice.
Executive Book Club
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all of the Producer's Club benefits, if you live in the United States or Canada, you will get a signed paper copy of EVERY new book I release in print. In addition, you will receive copies of any new books I release on Audible, so you can keep them in your audio library forever.
Creator's Suite
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For writers who already have my books -- thank you! You are amazing. You'll get all the benefits of the Executive Book Club, and in addition, I will critique up to 5,000 words per month of your novels or stories. I'll help you identify what's working well and what you need to improve on. (This isn't copy-editing or grammar-checking -- this is deep-level guidance on story, plot, character, etc., the kind of help you can't usually get without joining a writing workshop.) This level includes a 1-hour monthly one-on-one session on Google Hangouts or Skype, where I'll answer your questions and talk to you about whatever you've been working on. I can also give you advice, guidance and troubleshooting on self-publishing or podcasting -- the time is yours!
Goals
$405 of $1,200 per month
If we reach this level, I'll produce one extra bonus story next month, with music and sound effects. Voice actors will be paid professional rates for their work. Patrons will get exclusive access to this story for one month; non-patrons will get it later.
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Hi! I'm Chris Lester. From 2007 to 2011 I produced The Metamor City Podcast, a Parsec Award-winning audio fiction series that captured the imaginations of tens of thousands of listeners across six continents. People raved about Metamor City for its vividly-imagined world of high magic and high technology, a wide cast of compelling characters, and first-rate production values.

In May 2015 I started a new podcast project, The Raven and the Writing Desk. In this weekly show I share the fiction that I've been working on, either a short story or a piece of a longer work. I also keep you up-to-date on my creative progress, sharing Weekly Writing Reports and responding listener feedback. The show has been running uninterrupted for more than two and a half years now, and you can play a part in keeping it going!

As a patron of my campaign, you'll be helping me stay focused on my art. When writing and podcasting helps me pay the bills, it means I can spend more time on writing and podcasting, instead of picking up overtime at work or taking a second job. Your support also makes it possible for me to make appearances at conventions, where I can meet with fans and introduce new people to my work.

But that's not all! In addition to helping me keep the podcast coming, as a patron you can get special bonus features: copies of my e-books, behind-the-scenes author commentaries, previews of any new cover art and interior illustrations that I commission, even limited-edition autographed copies of the books you helped me create. As you help me bring my stories to market, you'll get access to that finished content before anyone else.

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I've got worlds full of stories left to tell -- and with your help, I'll get to keep telling them! 

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Rewards
Metamor Citizen
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
You'll earn my sincere gratitude! You'll also get access to my Behind the Episode commentaries, and to any Goals that we achieve. If you give me your shipping address, I'll be able to send you special thank-yous from time to time.
Early Access
$3 or more per month 73 patrons
Access to Patreon-first content that will initially be available only to patrons. This includes art previews, story previews, cover reveals, character sketches -- anything cool that I can think of to share here. This content will generally be patron-exclusive for at least one month.


You also get the Behind the Episode commentary podcast and any Goals we've achieved. If you give me your shipping address, I can send you special thank-yous from time to time.

Creative Council
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
In addition to the Early Access perks, I'll give you a chance to vote on what stories I write next! Whenever I'm about to start a new project, I'll send you a poll detailing the stories that I'm currently considering working on. Cast your vote, and whichever story gets the most votes, I'll commit to working on that story for at least two weeks of the coming month (or until it's finished).
E-Book Advance Reader
$15 or more per month 7 patrons
Every time I prepare a new e-book for release, you'll get a complimentary Advance Review Copy (ARC) in EPUB and MOBI formats, at least one month before it goes up for sale. Add the stories to your collection before anyone else! (NOTE: ARC e-books may not contain the final artwork found on the published version.) You also get access to the Early Access and Creative Council rewards.
Producer's Club
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You get ALL of the above, plus a producer's credit in the Acknowledgements section of each new novel or story collection I produce. Those of you who support the podcast at this level for six months or more will get a signed paper copy of one of my books of your choice.
Executive Book Club
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all of the Producer's Club benefits, if you live in the United States or Canada, you will get a signed paper copy of EVERY new book I release in print. In addition, you will receive copies of any new books I release on Audible, so you can keep them in your audio library forever.
Creator's Suite
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For writers who already have my books -- thank you! You are amazing. You'll get all the benefits of the Executive Book Club, and in addition, I will critique up to 5,000 words per month of your novels or stories. I'll help you identify what's working well and what you need to improve on. (This isn't copy-editing or grammar-checking -- this is deep-level guidance on story, plot, character, etc., the kind of help you can't usually get without joining a writing workshop.) This level includes a 1-hour monthly one-on-one session on Google Hangouts or Skype, where I'll answer your questions and talk to you about whatever you've been working on. I can also give you advice, guidance and troubleshooting on self-publishing or podcasting -- the time is yours!