Candee Fick is creating Stories of Faith, Hope, and Love
0

patrons

$0
per month
I've been writing for publication since 2005 and can't imagine doing anything else. My journey started with magazine articles, non-fiction devotionals, and a blog while I honed my fiction skills, but I've since been blessed to focus on Christian (sweet and clean) romance novels.

I'm so excited that you found my Patreon page and are interested in joining my close-knit community of fiction-loving patrons. As my patron, you will get exclusive updates about my writing projects, sneak peeks into my works-in-progress, and even early access to new releases.

So why Patreon? This membership platform makes it easy for creators like me to get paid. And yes, getting paid for my work is important!

But to better understand why I started this page, I need to give you a little background on my personal life outside of the books I write. You see, I'm married to a high school teacher and football coach, so there are seasons where my husband is gone for very long hours. Our oldest child has a rare genetic syndrome which meant a lot of doctor and therapy appointment when she was younger...and the continued need for direct supervision as she has grown. In addition, her younger brothers had their own school activities and sports. That meant I was a homemaker, caretaker, and proverbial soccer mom.

In addition to juggling the home and family responsibilities and my writing dream, I also had a day job with flexible hours that allowed me to work around my daughter's needs and schedule. Except recently she's officially exited the school system's supports and now her schedule has left me with fewer blocks of time for work. Which meant I had to quit the day job.

I guess you could say I'm now a full-time writer by default. I used to have plenty of money to invest in my writing...but not as much time. Now, I've got more time...but not enough money. That's where this Patreon page will make a difference and allow me to devote my energy to writing the dozen story ideas still churning in my imagination...instead of looking for a new side hustle to pay the bills.

My first step goal is to be able to cover my basic business expenses like website hosting, mailer service fees, and software licenses. Beyond that, I would love to have the margin to pay for advertising to attract new readers, editing services, cover designs, and eventually replace that previous day job income to the point I can once again attend writing conferences and upgrade my laptop.

So, if you're already a fan of my writing and want to see more books come out more often...or if you're simply a fan of clean romance novels or books with a faith-based message, join the adventure and become a patron today. And like I said before, as my patron, you will get exclusive updates about my writing projects, sneak peeks into my works-in-progress, and even early access to new releases. Thanks so much!
Tiers
Readers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to my heartfelt gratitude, you will get access to periodic patron-only posts including:
  • Polls
  • Monthly Updates
  • Quarterly Q&A
Bookworms
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to oodles more gratitude, you will get access to all of the Readers perks plus:
  • Sneak Peeks at my Work-In-Progress with never-before-seen-publicly draft chapters
  • Behind The Scenes extras such as deleted scenes, research tidbits, editing bloopers, my writing process, and more
Fans
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you've moved from book-lover to lover of MY books (and you have no idea how giddy that makes me!) In addition to all of the perks for Readers and Bookworms, you'll get:
  • Early access to new releases with ebook advanced reader copies
  • Exclusive quarterly video chats
Collectors
$15 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Can I just call you my true fans? In addition to all of the above perks, you'll get:
  • A mention in the acknowledgements section of all new releases
  • An autographed print copy of each new release
  • Be part of a drawing to name a character in an upcoming book


(Of course, once I factor in my limited number of author copies and shipping costs, I have to cap this tier at just 10 people. Will you be one of the lucky ones?)

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 a month, I'll have enough regular income to cover my basic monthly business expenses...meaning my periodic royalty income can be used for advertising and promotion instead of hosting fees.
1 of 3
I've been writing for publication since 2005 and can't imagine doing anything else. My journey started with magazine articles, non-fiction devotionals, and a blog while I honed my fiction skills, but I've since been blessed to focus on Christian (sweet and clean) romance novels.

I'm so excited that you found my Patreon page and are interested in joining my close-knit community of fiction-loving patrons. As my patron, you will get exclusive updates about my writing projects, sneak peeks into my works-in-progress, and even early access to new releases.

So why Patreon? This membership platform makes it easy for creators like me to get paid. And yes, getting paid for my work is important!

But to better understand why I started this page, I need to give you a little background on my personal life outside of the books I write. You see, I'm married to a high school teacher and football coach, so there are seasons where my husband is gone for very long hours. Our oldest child has a rare genetic syndrome which meant a lot of doctor and therapy appointment when she was younger...and the continued need for direct supervision as she has grown. In addition, her younger brothers had their own school activities and sports. That meant I was a homemaker, caretaker, and proverbial soccer mom.

In addition to juggling the home and family responsibilities and my writing dream, I also had a day job with flexible hours that allowed me to work around my daughter's needs and schedule. Except recently she's officially exited the school system's supports and now her schedule has left me with fewer blocks of time for work. Which meant I had to quit the day job.

I guess you could say I'm now a full-time writer by default. I used to have plenty of money to invest in my writing...but not as much time. Now, I've got more time...but not enough money. That's where this Patreon page will make a difference and allow me to devote my energy to writing the dozen story ideas still churning in my imagination...instead of looking for a new side hustle to pay the bills.

My first step goal is to be able to cover my basic business expenses like website hosting, mailer service fees, and software licenses. Beyond that, I would love to have the margin to pay for advertising to attract new readers, editing services, cover designs, and eventually replace that previous day job income to the point I can once again attend writing conferences and upgrade my laptop.

So, if you're already a fan of my writing and want to see more books come out more often...or if you're simply a fan of clean romance novels or books with a faith-based message, join the adventure and become a patron today. And like I said before, as my patron, you will get exclusive updates about my writing projects, sneak peeks into my works-in-progress, and even early access to new releases. Thanks so much!

Recent posts by Candee Fick

Tiers
Readers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to my heartfelt gratitude, you will get access to periodic patron-only posts including:
  • Polls
  • Monthly Updates
  • Quarterly Q&A
Bookworms
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to oodles more gratitude, you will get access to all of the Readers perks plus:
  • Sneak Peeks at my Work-In-Progress with never-before-seen-publicly draft chapters
  • Behind The Scenes extras such as deleted scenes, research tidbits, editing bloopers, my writing process, and more
Fans
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you've moved from book-lover to lover of MY books (and you have no idea how giddy that makes me!) In addition to all of the perks for Readers and Bookworms, you'll get:
  • Early access to new releases with ebook advanced reader copies
  • Exclusive quarterly video chats
Collectors
$15 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Can I just call you my true fans? In addition to all of the above perks, you'll get:
  • A mention in the acknowledgements section of all new releases
  • An autographed print copy of each new release
  • Be part of a drawing to name a character in an upcoming book


(Of course, once I factor in my limited number of author copies and shipping costs, I have to cap this tier at just 10 people. Will you be one of the lucky ones?)