Crystal Crawford, Author

is creating Fantasy Books, Stories, YA Fiction

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Buy Me a Cup of Coffee

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Thank you so much for supporting my writing! Some days it takes a lot of braining to make the words go, and on those days, my writing is powered by prayer...and coffee.  If you enjoy my stories and would like to help me keep the words coming, I would greatly appreciate it!  Every bit helps.

In recognition of your support, all current Patrons (of all tiers, including this one) will be named in the Acknowledgments when I publish future books.

All tiers also get access to my Discord server, with a special fancy "Patron" label within the chats. :) 
(My Discord server is ALWAYS free to join, even if you don't become a Patron -- you can find out more at http://ccrawfordwriting.com/join-my-discord-serve...
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  • Thank you for your support!

In-the-Know

$5
per month
Your generosity helps keep the lights on around here, which is really important since it’s hard to see my whiteboard scribbles and crazy story-notes corkboard in the dark. Seriously, thank you!

As an "In-the-Know" Patron, you’ll get access to my locked Patreon posts, which include behind-the-scenes info on my current projects, my writing goals for the week/month, plans for future projects, and an exclusive sneak-peek screenshot/video of whatever I’m currently working on! These will be posted weekly. (Probably on Mondays, because Monday just feels like the most serious, down-to-business day of the week, doesn’t it?)
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  • Name in Acknowledgments
  • Sneak-Peeks and Exclusive Updates

Read My Books As I Write Them!

$10
per month
This tier is for readers who want to squeal, scream, and holler at me as I write my books!

In addition to everything from the previous tiers, you'll get access to the entire first-draft version of my future books right here on Patreon, as I write them!  Chapters will be posted as locked/exclusive posts, where you can leave comments and let me know what you think! At least one chapter per month will be posted.  Possibly more! 

(I may do some light editing on them before posting, and they’ll be complete drafts of each chapter, just not completely polished. Think of them like brownies that are done and safe to eat, but still a little gooey in the middle – those are actually my favorite kind!)  Chapters will stay up on Patreon until the book or series is completed (so that anyone who joins later can read previous chapters). Once a given book or series goes to publication, I'll immediately launch into posting chapters from my next book or series!

You will also get a complimentary e-book copy of my new release whenever I publish a book, so that you’ll have your own, finished copy of the book(s) you’ve been following along with here on Patreon!

(Note: I will not be sending out back-copies of e-books I’ve already published; I will be sending a downloadable e-book file of each future e-book as it’s published, to the current members of this tier at that time.)

If you’re a reader who loves to see a book taking shape, who wants to be the first to read books that aren’t even published yet, and/or who wants to leave loads of comments and feedback that might even have an impact on my final edits, this is the tier for you!!! I’m super-excited about this tier, because reader comments are my FAVORITE!

January 2021 will kick off this tier with chapters from my brand-new series in progress, The Leyward Stones! This is a multi-book series, with at least three books planned already. I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
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  • E-book Copy of Each Book I Publish
  • Name in Acknowledgments
  • Book-in-Progress Chapter Access!
  • Sneak-Peeks and Exclusive Updates
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Watch Me Be Awkward & Get a Book, Too!

$25
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Here’s your chance to learn everything you ever wanted to know about my story worlds, my characters, my writing process, and possibly even my one-eyed cat!  

You'll get access to everything from the above tiers, plus you’ll be invited to join me each month for a scheduled group Live Chat with myself and other members of this tier! (Look, I’m an introvert, so I’ll do my best but I can’t guarantee I won’t be a smidge awkward. I apologize in advance.)
Each month I’ll do either a Q&A, a casual chat/discussion with me, a topical chat (where I chat about one of my books or a specific aspect of my writing process), or a Character Chat (a text-only live chat where you can converse with a character from one of my books).

I’ll try to vary the styles/content of the chat each month from among those options, but if there’s something you all really want to discuss or do with that month’s chat, let me know and I’ll give that priority!

Chats will be saved or recorded so you can view them later if you miss any.

Plus, you'll get a signed paperback of each future book as it’s published. (Seriously, actual mail! Like, in a stamped package and everything!)

**Books will be sent out as soon as I have access to Author Copies, which might even be sooner than the book’s official release date, or may not be – it all sort of depends on the fragile combination of how much candy the book-printing elves ate that week (I suspect they ship faster when they’re on a sugar high) and how long the lines are at my local post office.**

(Note: on average, I publish 1-2 books per year, but 2020 got a little crazy and slowed my production. If you join this tier and don’t get at least 2 signed paperbacks from me over the course of a full calendar year that you’re subscribed, I’ll let you choose 2 of my previously-published books and I’ll sign and mail those to you instead.)

When I ship your paperback, I’ll also include a piece of surprise book swag! Swag will vary based on what I have available, but could include a bookmark, a custom sticker, an ink pen, or something bigger. (Note: Swag may relate to the book I’m sending at that time, or may be related to another of my book series or to my writing brand in general.)


And hey, if you’re the only person who signs up for this tier, yes, I’ll still Live Chat with you! There just might be an extra dose of awkward thrown in.
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  • Signed Paperback of Each Book I Publish
  • Random Book Swag
  • E-book Copy of Each Book I Publish
  • Name in Acknowledgments
  • Monthly Live Group Chat
  • Book-in-Progress Chapter Access!
  • Sneak-Peeks and Exclusive Updates
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My Undying Gratitude

$50
per month
I’ve been surprised by my readers’ support often enough to know that sometimes, it really does just come from the goodness of your hearts! If you’re a fan of my work and want to show some extra love, I would be incredibly grateful for your support.

As a gesture of my appreciation, you'll get access to everything from all the above tiers, plus a special mention in the Acknowledgements of my next published book as a Sponsor-level Patreon member.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Sponsor-Level Mention in Acknowledgements
  • Signed Paperback of Each Book I Publish
  • Random Book Swag
  • E-book Copy of Each Book I Publish
  • Name in Acknowledgments
  • Book-in-Progress Chapter Access!
  • Monthly Live Group Chat
  • Sneak-Peeks and Exclusive Updates
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  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Sticker - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!

Undying Gratitude & Probably Some Tears

$100
per month
I don’t cry easily, but for this level, I just might. Seriously, if you’re even considering this – Thank you. Your support is sincerely appreciated.

If you choose this tier, you'll get access to everything from all the above tiers, plus a personal thank you note from me (email or mail, your preference)!
Includes Discord benefits
  • Sponsor-Level Mention in Acknowledgements
  • Signed Paperback of Each Book I Publish
  • Random Book Swag
  • E-book Copy of Each Book I Publish
  • Name in Acknowledgments
  • Personal Thank You Note
  • Book-in-Progress Chapter Access!
  • Monthly Live Group Chat
  • Sneak-Peeks and Exclusive Updates
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  • Exclusive Mug - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Sticker - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!

Undying Gratitude, Tears, & a PenPal

$500
per month
This is “from the goodness of your heart” and then some! This amount of money would make a huge difference to me monthly, even from just one patron. I would be incredibly grateful for anyone who has the means and desires to support me in this way! But please only choose this tier if you are in a financial situation where you can do so without putting undue stress on yourself.

That said, if you choose this tier, you get access to everything from all the above tiers, plus monthly Pen Pal emails from me. We can correspond about life, my books, or even your Great Aunt Susie, if you want! (Provided, of course, that she gives her blessing for us to email about her.)

If you are considering this tier, please know that your support genuinely means so very much to me.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting my writing.


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  • Me as Your Pen Pal!
  • Sponsor-Level Mention in Acknowledgements
  • Signed Paperback of Each Book I Publish
  • Random Book Swag
  • E-book Copy of Each Book I Publish
  • Name in Acknowledgments
  • Monthly Live Group Chat
  • Book-in-Progress Chapter Access!
  • Personal Thank You Note
  • Sneak-Peeks and Exclusive Updates
Exclusive Merch
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  • Exclusive Mug - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive Sticker - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - You'll also get a new, custom swag item every 3 months!

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About Crystal Crawford, Author

Hi. I'm Crystal Crawford, and I write stories.  Lots of them -- long ones, short ones, whole book series!  I write fantasy, soft sci-fi, and the occasional YA romance. My elaborate fantasy worlds and quirky characters are fueled by a combination of daydreams, real life shenanigans, and copious amounts of black coffee. 

Here on Patreon, you can get access to behind-the-scenes updates, read exclusive short stories, chat with me, and even read the first drafts of my latest books as I'm writing them!

I love writing series, and currently have a published YA fantasy trilogy, a YA rom-com duology, a co-written sci-fi romantic comedy (with sequel in progress), plus a brand-new paranormal folklore series in the works...and many more books to come!

I'm also a homeschooling mom of four, which keeps my life super interesting. When I'm not scraping art projects off our kitchen table, feeding a baby, or organizing classes, you can usually find me in my office writing, reading, or planning new stories. I love diving into a new story world that's just beginning to take shape!

I love crafting elaborate story worlds, quirky or unusual plot elements, and realistic, memorable characters. My fantasy books tend to be packed with adventure, suspense, and surprises, and it's my goal with every book to deliver a rollercoaster of feels. Reading comments from my readers as they scream about my stories' twists is my favorite.

I'm so glad you're here... I hope you'll stick around and join in the fun!

For more info on my writing or to subscribe to my newsletter, check out my website at http://ccrawfordwriting.com.

Goals
$38.45 of $100 per month
The first $100 is like that inaugural dollar bill framed behind the counter at a new restaurant -- something worth celebrating!  When I reach this goal, I'll do a special shout-out post on Patreon and social media to show my appreciation!
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