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In the spring of 2014 my world sank and I’ve spent the last two years writing a memoir about it. While crossing the Pacific Ocean on our 36’ sailboat, our youngest child fell ill. Activating our rescue beacon meant saving our baby and also losing our boat (and only home). We hit the button and survived a dramatic at-sea rescue but returned to international media criticism about our parenting. While the world debated our child-rearing choices, I wrestled with the trauma of the rescue, the loss of our dream, and whether or not my relationship was strong enough to survive.

My current manuscript is 86,000 words and a compelling read.

That’s where you come in. In order to get the Rebel Heart book into the hands of agents, and then publishers, I need to pass some financial hurdles, like paying for a final developmental editor and for a book proposal consultation. I’m reaching out to my loyal readers, and new fans too, to help me get this book published and I think Patreon is the best way to achieve this.


Me and my family before setting sail for the South Pacific.

My Goals.
My goal is to both publish the Rebel Heart book and to be a paid writer, writing books full-time. That’s why I dig Patreon. Unlike Kickstarter, where you give once for a big project, Patreon allows fans to send smaller, consistent donations every month. This gives creators the freedom to create while also connecting them directly to their fans. Patronage as a writer means I can effectively work on my upcoming books and pay for the expenses associated with writing like hiring developmental editors, or doing research and travel related to my projects. It also gives me a platform to interact with and engage my supporters.

Check out the Rewards.



I will now be exclusively blogging on Patreon (as opposed to my blog over at charlottekaufman.com). Fans who contribute $1/month or more will be able to access these posts in my Patrons-only newsfeed.

At the $5/month or more level, I will share digital drafts from books or articles I’m working on at least once per month, perhaps several times depending on the project. There are more fun things, like personalized Valentines, Google Hangout Q&As, signed copies of my books, and getting your name into my books too! I love interacting with my readers and Patreon makes that interaction a collaboration for fans who want to support Creators. I look forward to connecting with you no matter what level you pick. Imagine if a few hundred people donated $2/month. That would be huge towards accomplishing my long-term goals as a writer.

Upcoming Projects. In addition to the Rebel Heart memoir, here’s what I’m working on and what your support through Patreon will help me to write.

Action Adventure Novel. After writing memoir, I’m enjoying the creative freedom of fiction. I’m a long-time fan of action and post-apocalyptic books and film. This novel allows me to put a woman as a main character in a genre that usually has men take the lead. I've fully outlined the entire story and already written 12,000 words. I cannot wait to finish! 

Fantasy Series. I’ve got the first book and a half written of a three part fantasy series. Fans who contribute at the $5/month level will get access to drafts of my writing and learn more about who these characters are as I write about them.

Memoir. I am in the planning stages of my next memoir about my brain, my out-of-the-ordinary childhood, their links to my mental health, and the journals I’ve kept about it since I was eight.


Join me on Patreon. Click here to become a Patron. Patreon charges you on the first of every month. If you need to take a break, or change your subscription level at any time, you can!

The Fine Print. In order not to lose any first publishing rights, it’s important I emphasize that the drafts and excerpts I share with $5/month or more Patrons will be drafts only. They’ll be solid drafts, and entertaining, but drafts nonetheless. My goal is to get these books published after all!

Thank you for your support! I'm so stoked about this platform and its ability to interconnect creators with their supporters. 
Tiers
A BASE OF SUPPORT
$1 or more per month
A one dollar donation from you means just as much to me as someone who can afford $20. This is you saying, ‘I believe in what you’re doing and I want to participate in your writing process and the month-to-month life of a creator.’  For $1/month you will receive access to my Patron-only newsfeed and blog posts and also I want to tell you that you are the bomb.
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!
$2 or more per month
Hell yeah, welcome!  Starting at $2/month you will receive the above reward, access to my Patron-only newsfeed and blog posts, as well as YOUR NAME listed on my Supporting Members page. (And if you’re a low-key kinda person who wants to contribute at this level but not have your name displayed, just message me to let me know.) 
DIGITAL CONTENT
$5 or more per month
This is the next level of awesome. $5/month will give you all of the above rewards AND you’ll be able to view digital drafts of books, scenes, articles, or essays I’m working on that I will share at least once per month, perhaps several times depending on the project.
MONTHLY HANGOUT CHAT
$10 or more per month
This is a serious commitment to supporting my work. Thank you. For you top-tier $10/month Patrons you will receive all of the above rewards and I will do a monthly live hangout chat where I answer your questions (and ask you some as well), talk about life, work, and anything else we want. I can’t wait to get to know you through both the Patron-only news feed and these online hangouts.
BE MY VALENTINE & A BOOK
$20 or more per month
Support at this level a month is like a love letter from you to me. For $20/month you will receive all of the rewards above plus two special treats, a yearly, personalized Valentine as well as a signed copy of each of my books as they are published. 
YOUR NAME IN MY BOOKS
$40 or more per month
Someone who believes in me this much deserves to have their name imprinted on paper. In addition to receiving all of the rewards above, I will thank everyone at the $40/month level in the acknowledgements section of my books as they are published. YOU’RE GOING IN MY BOOKS!!
ANGEL INVESTOR
$75 or more per month
I don’t believe in angels, but I do believe in you. Support at this level is what artists can only dream of. It’s life-changing, de Medici-esque patronage. For $75/month I will personally thank you by email or phone or both. I will also send you random postcards from places I find myself in. As an angel investor you will have access to all the rewards and everything my Patreon has to offer. All the thanks!
In the spring of 2014 my world sank and I’ve spent the last two years writing a memoir about it. While crossing the Pacific Ocean on our 36’ sailboat, our youngest child fell ill. Activating our rescue beacon meant saving our baby and also losing our boat (and only home). We hit the button and survived a dramatic at-sea rescue but returned to international media criticism about our parenting. While the world debated our child-rearing choices, I wrestled with the trauma of the rescue, the loss of our dream, and whether or not my relationship was strong enough to survive.

My current manuscript is 86,000 words and a compelling read.

That’s where you come in. In order to get the Rebel Heart book into the hands of agents, and then publishers, I need to pass some financial hurdles, like paying for a final developmental editor and for a book proposal consultation. I’m reaching out to my loyal readers, and new fans too, to help me get this book published and I think Patreon is the best way to achieve this.


Me and my family before setting sail for the South Pacific.

My Goals.
My goal is to both publish the Rebel Heart book and to be a paid writer, writing books full-time. That’s why I dig Patreon. Unlike Kickstarter, where you give once for a big project, Patreon allows fans to send smaller, consistent donations every month. This gives creators the freedom to create while also connecting them directly to their fans. Patronage as a writer means I can effectively work on my upcoming books and pay for the expenses associated with writing like hiring developmental editors, or doing research and travel related to my projects. It also gives me a platform to interact with and engage my supporters.

Check out the Rewards.



I will now be exclusively blogging on Patreon (as opposed to my blog over at charlottekaufman.com). Fans who contribute $1/month or more will be able to access these posts in my Patrons-only newsfeed.

At the $5/month or more level, I will share digital drafts from books or articles I’m working on at least once per month, perhaps several times depending on the project. There are more fun things, like personalized Valentines, Google Hangout Q&As, signed copies of my books, and getting your name into my books too! I love interacting with my readers and Patreon makes that interaction a collaboration for fans who want to support Creators. I look forward to connecting with you no matter what level you pick. Imagine if a few hundred people donated $2/month. That would be huge towards accomplishing my long-term goals as a writer.

Upcoming Projects. In addition to the Rebel Heart memoir, here’s what I’m working on and what your support through Patreon will help me to write.

Action Adventure Novel. After writing memoir, I’m enjoying the creative freedom of fiction. I’m a long-time fan of action and post-apocalyptic books and film. This novel allows me to put a woman as a main character in a genre that usually has men take the lead. I've fully outlined the entire story and already written 12,000 words. I cannot wait to finish! 

Fantasy Series. I’ve got the first book and a half written of a three part fantasy series. Fans who contribute at the $5/month level will get access to drafts of my writing and learn more about who these characters are as I write about them.

Memoir. I am in the planning stages of my next memoir about my brain, my out-of-the-ordinary childhood, their links to my mental health, and the journals I’ve kept about it since I was eight.


Join me on Patreon. Click here to become a Patron. Patreon charges you on the first of every month. If you need to take a break, or change your subscription level at any time, you can!

The Fine Print. In order not to lose any first publishing rights, it’s important I emphasize that the drafts and excerpts I share with $5/month or more Patrons will be drafts only. They’ll be solid drafts, and entertaining, but drafts nonetheless. My goal is to get these books published after all!

Thank you for your support! I'm so stoked about this platform and its ability to interconnect creators with their supporters. 

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Tiers
A BASE OF SUPPORT
$1 or more per month
A one dollar donation from you means just as much to me as someone who can afford $20. This is you saying, ‘I believe in what you’re doing and I want to participate in your writing process and the month-to-month life of a creator.’  For $1/month you will receive access to my Patron-only newsfeed and blog posts and also I want to tell you that you are the bomb.
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!
$2 or more per month
Hell yeah, welcome!  Starting at $2/month you will receive the above reward, access to my Patron-only newsfeed and blog posts, as well as YOUR NAME listed on my Supporting Members page. (And if you’re a low-key kinda person who wants to contribute at this level but not have your name displayed, just message me to let me know.) 
DIGITAL CONTENT
$5 or more per month
This is the next level of awesome. $5/month will give you all of the above rewards AND you’ll be able to view digital drafts of books, scenes, articles, or essays I’m working on that I will share at least once per month, perhaps several times depending on the project.
MONTHLY HANGOUT CHAT
$10 or more per month
This is a serious commitment to supporting my work. Thank you. For you top-tier $10/month Patrons you will receive all of the above rewards and I will do a monthly live hangout chat where I answer your questions (and ask you some as well), talk about life, work, and anything else we want. I can’t wait to get to know you through both the Patron-only news feed and these online hangouts.
BE MY VALENTINE & A BOOK
$20 or more per month
Support at this level a month is like a love letter from you to me. For $20/month you will receive all of the rewards above plus two special treats, a yearly, personalized Valentine as well as a signed copy of each of my books as they are published. 
YOUR NAME IN MY BOOKS
$40 or more per month
Someone who believes in me this much deserves to have their name imprinted on paper. In addition to receiving all of the rewards above, I will thank everyone at the $40/month level in the acknowledgements section of my books as they are published. YOU’RE GOING IN MY BOOKS!!
ANGEL INVESTOR
$75 or more per month
I don’t believe in angels, but I do believe in you. Support at this level is what artists can only dream of. It’s life-changing, de Medici-esque patronage. For $75/month I will personally thank you by email or phone or both. I will also send you random postcards from places I find myself in. As an angel investor you will have access to all the rewards and everything my Patreon has to offer. All the thanks!