Brooke Johnson is creating words
8

patrons

$26
per month


I am the author of The Brass GiantThe Mechanical Theater, and The Guild Conspiracy, the first three books in the Chroniker City series. I have two more books planned in the series: Rebel Engineer and The Chroniker Legacy.

Other projects I'm working on: a fairy-tale retelling of The Little Mermaid and The Beauty and the Beast, imaginatively titled The Mermaid and the Beast, a Persian/South Asian inspired archaeological fantasy titled Written in the Sand and Stars, and a few other fantasy projects that haven't made it to draft yet.


Primarily, I want to build a community of readers and writers who like what I do and want me to keep doing it, but the end goal is to write and publish more books.

In the short-term, my first goal is to raise enough funds to publish the rest of my steampunk series. I will need to purchase ISBNs, editing, cover design, formatting, marketing, materials, paperback copies, etc. If I cannot pay for those things, then the books won't get published. Simple as that. 

In the long-term, being a published author comes with a lot of unexpected expenses. Most conventions, signings, presentations, school visits, panels, and library events do not offer any monetary compensation for authors early in their careers, but these events are paramount to meeting new readers and building a strong readership. Travel expenses, promotional materials, educational materials, table space, and purchasing paperbacks to sell currently all come out of my pocket.

For the writing itself, there's paper and ink to buy for my printer, pens, pencils, notebooks, highlighters, writing books, index cards, and other supplies that actually help me to write. I'm going to need a new printer soon, and I have a bad habit of destroying keyboards every year or so. Over time, these expenses add up.

That's where Patreon comes in. 

With your support, I will be able to write, edit, and publish the next two books in the Chroniker City series, attend more conventions and author events each year, and produce more content for you, the people who made it possible!


As a patron, you can pledge as little as $1 toward my writing each month and receive access to patron-only content, or you can pledge as much as $25 (or more), get signed copies of my books, and read my works-in-progress from beginning to end before anyone else!

If you're looking for something in between, you can get excerpts from my works-in-progress, behind-the-scenes material, videos of my writing/editing process, and even a monthly postcard mailed to your door!

And as I gain more pledges, I may add further reward tiers for patrons to choose from, and for every milestone we reach, I will hold a giveaway of my books, exclusive to patrons!

Thank you!

Tiers
Tip-Jar
$1 or more per month 1 patron
 Thank you for your support! At this level, you will get: 
  • access to patron-only posts, including polls, questions, detailed musings on my work, and photos (including cat pictures!)
  • early access to any notable announcements
  • and when we reach the $100/month goal, you will get to read my monthly flash fiction pieces here on Patreon (stories exclusive to patrons for the entire calendar year!)
Excerpts
$2 or more per month 1 patron
 At this level, you will get: 
  • fancy-schmancy graphics containing short excerpts from my current work-in-progress or soon-to-be-published book!

 

Behind-the-Scenes
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Each month you will get the previous rewards as well as access to behind-the-scenes material from whatever I happen to be working on that month, things like:
  • deleted scenes
  • brainstorming ideas
  • pencil sketches
  • editing notes
  • draft comparisons
  • early access to back cover copy and cover design for soon-to-be published books
Writing and Editing Videos
$4 or more per month 2 patrons
Each month, I will create a video of my writing (or editing) process, including notes about what I was thinking while working on that particular scene or chapter. At this level, you will get all of the previous rewards and:
  • access to my monthly writing and editing videos
  • my unfiltered, unedited, rambling thoughts and musings on my own writing
Digital Fiction
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Each month, you will get all of the previous rewards and:
  • a digital version of the monthly Postcard Poetry
  • once we reach the $100/month goal, you will also get a download of the monthly flash fiction piece in the ebook format of your choice
Postcard Poetry
$10 or more per month 1 of 30 patrons
Each month, you will receive all of the previous rewards and a handwritten postcard poem (free form, sonnet, rhyming couplets, haiku, prose, who knows!) with accompanying artwork (watercolors, pencils, ink, crayons, whatever!), written and illustrated by me and mailed to you by actual post! (no promises that the poems or art are any good!)
Early Reader
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you will get all of the previous rewards and:
  • all of my currently published books (signed paperbacks or ebook format of choice!)
  • each chapter of my current work-in-progress to read at your leisure
  • a signed Advanced Reader Copy of any soon-to-be-published book, for as long as you are a patron
  • a personal thank you in the acknowledgements of said book!
Goals
$26 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 in monthly pledges, I will add flash fiction to the $5 reward tier and start writing new stories each month (12 a year!) of 1000 words or less, that will be delivered digitally at the end of each month, and then package all of the year's stories into a print book at the end of the year. Patrons who pledge $15+ will receive an early, signed copy before the collection is made available to the public for purchase.

Plus, I'll hold a one-time giveaway for signed, personalized copies of my published books, only for patrons!
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I am the author of The Brass GiantThe Mechanical Theater, and The Guild Conspiracy, the first three books in the Chroniker City series. I have two more books planned in the series: Rebel Engineer and The Chroniker Legacy.

Other projects I'm working on: a fairy-tale retelling of The Little Mermaid and The Beauty and the Beast, imaginatively titled The Mermaid and the Beast, a Persian/South Asian inspired archaeological fantasy titled Written in the Sand and Stars, and a few other fantasy projects that haven't made it to draft yet.


Primarily, I want to build a community of readers and writers who like what I do and want me to keep doing it, but the end goal is to write and publish more books.

In the short-term, my first goal is to raise enough funds to publish the rest of my steampunk series. I will need to purchase ISBNs, editing, cover design, formatting, marketing, materials, paperback copies, etc. If I cannot pay for those things, then the books won't get published. Simple as that. 

In the long-term, being a published author comes with a lot of unexpected expenses. Most conventions, signings, presentations, school visits, panels, and library events do not offer any monetary compensation for authors early in their careers, but these events are paramount to meeting new readers and building a strong readership. Travel expenses, promotional materials, educational materials, table space, and purchasing paperbacks to sell currently all come out of my pocket.

For the writing itself, there's paper and ink to buy for my printer, pens, pencils, notebooks, highlighters, writing books, index cards, and other supplies that actually help me to write. I'm going to need a new printer soon, and I have a bad habit of destroying keyboards every year or so. Over time, these expenses add up.

That's where Patreon comes in. 

With your support, I will be able to write, edit, and publish the next two books in the Chroniker City series, attend more conventions and author events each year, and produce more content for you, the people who made it possible!


As a patron, you can pledge as little as $1 toward my writing each month and receive access to patron-only content, or you can pledge as much as $25 (or more), get signed copies of my books, and read my works-in-progress from beginning to end before anyone else!

If you're looking for something in between, you can get excerpts from my works-in-progress, behind-the-scenes material, videos of my writing/editing process, and even a monthly postcard mailed to your door!

And as I gain more pledges, I may add further reward tiers for patrons to choose from, and for every milestone we reach, I will hold a giveaway of my books, exclusive to patrons!

Thank you!

Recent posts by Brooke Johnson

Tiers
Tip-Jar
$1 or more per month 1 patron
 Thank you for your support! At this level, you will get: 
  • access to patron-only posts, including polls, questions, detailed musings on my work, and photos (including cat pictures!)
  • early access to any notable announcements
  • and when we reach the $100/month goal, you will get to read my monthly flash fiction pieces here on Patreon (stories exclusive to patrons for the entire calendar year!)
Excerpts
$2 or more per month 1 patron
 At this level, you will get: 
  • fancy-schmancy graphics containing short excerpts from my current work-in-progress or soon-to-be-published book!

 

Behind-the-Scenes
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Each month you will get the previous rewards as well as access to behind-the-scenes material from whatever I happen to be working on that month, things like:
  • deleted scenes
  • brainstorming ideas
  • pencil sketches
  • editing notes
  • draft comparisons
  • early access to back cover copy and cover design for soon-to-be published books
Writing and Editing Videos
$4 or more per month 2 patrons
Each month, I will create a video of my writing (or editing) process, including notes about what I was thinking while working on that particular scene or chapter. At this level, you will get all of the previous rewards and:
  • access to my monthly writing and editing videos
  • my unfiltered, unedited, rambling thoughts and musings on my own writing
Digital Fiction
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Each month, you will get all of the previous rewards and:
  • a digital version of the monthly Postcard Poetry
  • once we reach the $100/month goal, you will also get a download of the monthly flash fiction piece in the ebook format of your choice
Postcard Poetry
$10 or more per month 1 of 30 patrons
Each month, you will receive all of the previous rewards and a handwritten postcard poem (free form, sonnet, rhyming couplets, haiku, prose, who knows!) with accompanying artwork (watercolors, pencils, ink, crayons, whatever!), written and illustrated by me and mailed to you by actual post! (no promises that the poems or art are any good!)
Early Reader
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you will get all of the previous rewards and:
  • all of my currently published books (signed paperbacks or ebook format of choice!)
  • each chapter of my current work-in-progress to read at your leisure
  • a signed Advanced Reader Copy of any soon-to-be-published book, for as long as you are a patron
  • a personal thank you in the acknowledgements of said book!