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WELCOME FRIENDS, OLD AND NEW!

Fly with me and support the creation of new novels, short stories, and other projects associated with my published worlds, and those yet to be discovered.
~~~
Those familiar with my writing already understand the realms in which you've landed, so feel free to nose around the page and see what's going on and why I've chosen Patreon.
 

~*Right now I'm offering a weekly writing tip, flash fiction, gryfon art, WIP excerpts, and patron chat.*~

If you subscribe for $5, you can start reading a prequel to the Summer King Chronicles. There will be spoilers for the Summer King Quartet, but if you've read that already, you can 
get started reading here. Please note I have put this prequel on hold, as it began to take away from writing my current novels, but I am now offering weekly flash fictions instead.

For those just arriving: I am a writer of fantasy stories for all ages (well, perhaps for 11+) usually featuring animal characters on epic adventures to discover their destinies. I'm currently best known for my young adult series, the award winning Summer King Chronicles (let's call it SKC from here on out), and I am working on more stories set in that world . . . and beyond. My short fiction has appeared in Cricket Magazine for young readers, as well as various anthologies. I'm a proud member of Authors of the Flathead, the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Why Are You on Patreon, Jess?
In 2012, I chose to self-publish my novels for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is creative control. It has been an amazing experience! It does come with some financial challenges, however. Traditionally published authors frequently see an advance to give them some monetary cushion while they work on their next project--indie authors have to get creative while they wait for book royalties.

I have run four successful campaigns on Kickstarter to fund hardback print runs of my debut series, and I enjoy the crowdfunding atmosphere, interaction, and community mindset. I love making things that enrich the story world for my readers--it's some of the most rewarding work I do. That said, my ideas outrun my budget and my time to be able to do all the things I want to do. Patreon is a wonderful way for the community to help me create lots of new exciting content while still paying for little things like a mortgage and dog food. (Sparks thanks you. You can see his doofy appreciation and adventures on my Instagram).

What Are You Offering Patrons?
Currently I offer gryfon art, weekly writing advice, a weekly flash fiction from the world of the SKC, sneak peeks from whatever my WIP is, and the occasional Lens peek into my messy sketching process!

I hope as this grows I'll be able to commit more time to the Patreon community, offering writing critique or little tutorial and workshop packages. That's all up to you, the Patrons! If I have enough income to let go some hours at work, I can put that time to work for you. Let's do this!

This is An Experiment!
Remember too that sometimes the only way to find out if something works is to try it. I'm going to try different types of reward tiers and different content. I'll see what's actually do-able, or if it takes too much of my time from writing books. Hopefully this will give you a chance to get extra stories and art, and give me a chance to maybe take a few hours away from the day job every week to be more productive creatively.

Finally, I tried to anticipate some questions you might have:

What The Heck is Patreon?
Think of it like a subscription . . . to me! You pay monthly, whatever amount you'd like, to have access to all the fun things I hope to offer. You can cancel at absolutely any time if you need to, and you can always re-subscribe at a later date.

What's "The Current Project"?
I'll be using this Patreon to help fund personal expenses and side projects centered around my story worlds. The Current Project will be whatever creation I've currently got in the works.

As of 2017, the Current Project is to create a graphic novel version of the first book in the SKC: Song of the Summer King. 

How Does it Work? Explain All These Things.
  • It takes a little time and effort to Post a Thing. By paying to see the things I post, you help me, and you get to see fun things before anybody else!
  • Reward Tiers: Check out the subscription tiers. These are constantly in flux as I try to figure out what I can actually do that doesn't take away from the productive of my most important Thing, which is The Next Book. For now, the higher the tier, the more things you get to see.
  • Questions? Ask!

And it's really as simple as that. If the idea of receiving Patreon exclusive content sounds exciting, have a look around. If you've never heard of me and you're not sure, I encourage you to investigate my published work and see if it's right for you.

Thanks for coming by, and fair winds!

Tiers
Gryfon Nestling
$1 or more per month
  • No amount is too small and every Pride Member is important. Thank you so much for your support for $1 you get:
    Access to Patron-Only Feed & Lens Views
  • Writing Tips
  • Gryfony art before it's posted anywhere else


Gryfon Fledge
$5 or more per month
  • Access to Patron-only Feed
  • Access to Flash Fictions 
  • Access to the WIP excerpts
Gryfon Warrior
$10 or more per month
 
  • Patron-only Feed
  • Flash Fictions 
  • WIP excerpts
  • Occasional polls for new content
  • Access to a weekly Discord Chat with me where we can talk gryfons, writing, or whatever! 
Includes Discord rewards
Raven Messengers
$25 or more per month
 
  • Patron-only Feed
  • Flash Fictions 
  • WIP excerpts
  • Occasional polls for new content
  • Access to the Discord Chat 
  • Get a little something in the mail from me! It might be a postcard with artwork, a button, a bookmark...who knows? It'll be a surprise. Sometimes gryfony, sometimes personal.


Includes Discord rewards
Royal Gryfon
$125 or more per month
  • Rewards from lower tiers 
  • Design a world-appropriate character and I'll feature it for your fellow Patrons! You choose--sketch, flash fiction, a simple narrative of their backstory? Maintain at this level and you will receive a nifty goodie featuring your character every month.
  • Access to the weekly Discord Chat!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
93% complete
WOW
Yipee!! At this level I will open up the Discord weekly chat to all patrons. Gryfon party every week!
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WELCOME FRIENDS, OLD AND NEW!

Fly with me and support the creation of new novels, short stories, and other projects associated with my published worlds, and those yet to be discovered.
~~~
Those familiar with my writing already understand the realms in which you've landed, so feel free to nose around the page and see what's going on and why I've chosen Patreon.
 

~*Right now I'm offering a weekly writing tip, flash fiction, gryfon art, WIP excerpts, and patron chat.*~

If you subscribe for $5, you can start reading a prequel to the Summer King Chronicles. There will be spoilers for the Summer King Quartet, but if you've read that already, you can 
get started reading here. Please note I have put this prequel on hold, as it began to take away from writing my current novels, but I am now offering weekly flash fictions instead.

For those just arriving: I am a writer of fantasy stories for all ages (well, perhaps for 11+) usually featuring animal characters on epic adventures to discover their destinies. I'm currently best known for my young adult series, the award winning Summer King Chronicles (let's call it SKC from here on out), and I am working on more stories set in that world . . . and beyond. My short fiction has appeared in Cricket Magazine for young readers, as well as various anthologies. I'm a proud member of Authors of the Flathead, the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Why Are You on Patreon, Jess?
In 2012, I chose to self-publish my novels for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is creative control. It has been an amazing experience! It does come with some financial challenges, however. Traditionally published authors frequently see an advance to give them some monetary cushion while they work on their next project--indie authors have to get creative while they wait for book royalties.

I have run four successful campaigns on Kickstarter to fund hardback print runs of my debut series, and I enjoy the crowdfunding atmosphere, interaction, and community mindset. I love making things that enrich the story world for my readers--it's some of the most rewarding work I do. That said, my ideas outrun my budget and my time to be able to do all the things I want to do. Patreon is a wonderful way for the community to help me create lots of new exciting content while still paying for little things like a mortgage and dog food. (Sparks thanks you. You can see his doofy appreciation and adventures on my Instagram).

What Are You Offering Patrons?
Currently I offer gryfon art, weekly writing advice, a weekly flash fiction from the world of the SKC, sneak peeks from whatever my WIP is, and the occasional Lens peek into my messy sketching process!

I hope as this grows I'll be able to commit more time to the Patreon community, offering writing critique or little tutorial and workshop packages. That's all up to you, the Patrons! If I have enough income to let go some hours at work, I can put that time to work for you. Let's do this!

This is An Experiment!
Remember too that sometimes the only way to find out if something works is to try it. I'm going to try different types of reward tiers and different content. I'll see what's actually do-able, or if it takes too much of my time from writing books. Hopefully this will give you a chance to get extra stories and art, and give me a chance to maybe take a few hours away from the day job every week to be more productive creatively.

Finally, I tried to anticipate some questions you might have:

What The Heck is Patreon?
Think of it like a subscription . . . to me! You pay monthly, whatever amount you'd like, to have access to all the fun things I hope to offer. You can cancel at absolutely any time if you need to, and you can always re-subscribe at a later date.

What's "The Current Project"?
I'll be using this Patreon to help fund personal expenses and side projects centered around my story worlds. The Current Project will be whatever creation I've currently got in the works.

As of 2017, the Current Project is to create a graphic novel version of the first book in the SKC: Song of the Summer King. 

How Does it Work? Explain All These Things.
  • It takes a little time and effort to Post a Thing. By paying to see the things I post, you help me, and you get to see fun things before anybody else!
  • Reward Tiers: Check out the subscription tiers. These are constantly in flux as I try to figure out what I can actually do that doesn't take away from the productive of my most important Thing, which is The Next Book. For now, the higher the tier, the more things you get to see.
  • Questions? Ask!

And it's really as simple as that. If the idea of receiving Patreon exclusive content sounds exciting, have a look around. If you've never heard of me and you're not sure, I encourage you to investigate my published work and see if it's right for you.

Thanks for coming by, and fair winds!

Recent posts by Jess E. Owen

Tiers
Gryfon Nestling
$1 or more per month
  • No amount is too small and every Pride Member is important. Thank you so much for your support for $1 you get:
    Access to Patron-Only Feed & Lens Views
  • Writing Tips
  • Gryfony art before it's posted anywhere else


Gryfon Fledge
$5 or more per month
  • Access to Patron-only Feed
  • Access to Flash Fictions 
  • Access to the WIP excerpts
Gryfon Warrior
$10 or more per month
 
  • Patron-only Feed
  • Flash Fictions 
  • WIP excerpts
  • Occasional polls for new content
  • Access to a weekly Discord Chat with me where we can talk gryfons, writing, or whatever! 
Includes Discord rewards
Raven Messengers
$25 or more per month
 
  • Patron-only Feed
  • Flash Fictions 
  • WIP excerpts
  • Occasional polls for new content
  • Access to the Discord Chat 
  • Get a little something in the mail from me! It might be a postcard with artwork, a button, a bookmark...who knows? It'll be a surprise. Sometimes gryfony, sometimes personal.


Includes Discord rewards
Royal Gryfon
$125 or more per month
  • Rewards from lower tiers 
  • Design a world-appropriate character and I'll feature it for your fellow Patrons! You choose--sketch, flash fiction, a simple narrative of their backstory? Maintain at this level and you will receive a nifty goodie featuring your character every month.
  • Access to the weekly Discord Chat!
Includes Discord rewards