Chere Hughes

Chere Hughes

is creating Fiction

9

patrons

$85

per month
Author writing Speculative Fiction | Fantasy Sci-Fi



Greetings! I am Chere Hughes. I have been writing for many years as an educator; and since 2002, writing fiction alongside my visual artwork.

My focus is writing fiction along with a bit of visual art (drawing & photography) that speaks to the stories. I find that a book is always writing within my head-space so I began to write in earnest my first trilogy, The Nine. It is outlined and I am in the chapters of the first novel of the series. Here, I am writing flash stories and short stories for you as well.

I study esoterics and have been on the journey toward self-awareness most of my life. I love magicks and studying ancient occult (hidden) texts and philosophy. I get easily drawn in by fringe science and neuro-biology as well. 

I would venture to say that my work is contemporary fantasy with a dab of sci-fi. The work is inspired by current culture, the human condition, magicks and the sciences. I utilize my life experiences that includes serving as a mortician. 

I live in the small mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona that hosts a Snow Bowl ski resort and Northern Arizona University. I love the diversity (absolutely love people,) the music, art & food culture,  the snow (lots of snow,) the consistently whispering pines (also the scent,) the enormous ravens (huge birds - talk about setting) and the dynamic nature of change that ebbs and flows here.




Why I am looking to connect with Patrons here on Patreon?
  • Patronage allows me to connect with readers, one of my favorites things about writing. 
  • I have the opportunity to write short stories, side stories, share trunk stories, essays, and more for you here and of course, share my journey welcoming your feedback as each novel unfolds.
  • My writing reflects the people I meet, the current human condition and experiences in life, your patronage allows me to step out of my quiet writing space and absorb and connect with the world around me.




A precious commodity indeed.
I am dedicated to writing as a business and being a productive creative.

This is what I want to accomplish:
  • Finish the trilogy, The Nine
  • Write more short stories and essays
  • Write side-stories about The Nine
  • And once the The Nine is complete, get started on my next project, for which I have written a ‘proof of concept’ story for this seven book series.
  • Include drawings and other creative artworks that support the stories I write.




  • Very important to me, I’d like to commit to providing something special and unique for my patrons here. 

  • I am a visual artist as well. Patronage allows me to create visual artwork for the novels and stories here along with writing specially for you. 

  • And most importantly for me. I get to connect with my readers daily. This is an integral part of what I do as a creative.  Our connection is genuine with time passing where you as patron truly get to know the work I do: the writer along with the writing as I get to know you.

As a creative, with unassuming gratitude… if it's time for you to come aboard, Let’s Begin!

Tiers
Much Thanks!
$2 or more per month

Don’t have much but still want to help? Thank you, seriously!
 

  •  I am in gratitude with my Flagstaff Life and Writer’s pics.

  •  BTW: while the patronage stays over $3K, you get to see more content!
So Thankful!
$7 or more per month

And more than double the gratitude! 

  

  • You'll see not only the Flagstaff Life Writer’s pics, 
  • but also, my patron-only posts on writing, sketches, drawings, insider Author’s experience: inspiration for the Nine Trilogy  
  • BTW: while the patronage stays over $3K, you get to see the reference guide to the Nine’s world!
FELLOW TRAVELER
$11 or more per month

Welcome Fellow Traveler!


  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards,
  • Petite Essay’s and stories in Writing/Audio/Visual. Often, serial short stories.
    *Please note:  Some posts will be writing just for patrons
    and other pieces need to be drafts so that I won't lose First Publication rights.
    My drafts are clean.  
    Previews for Patrons: if published in their final form, it will be months or years later. 
  •  Living reference guide to The Nine’s World. It will continue to grow with new posts.
  • BTW: while the patronage stays over $3K, you may download the flash stories!
INSIDER TRAVELER
$27 or more per month

Right on Insider Traveler!


  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards
  • Short story a month
    Flash fiction: trunk stories, side stories, vignettes of experiences, and more
    *May be drafts just as the petite essay/stories from the previous tier. 
  • Preview of Chapter(s)  Yep, not kidding!
  • Preview of  Book Trailers
  • Preview of the next project. Fun sneak peeks to the  adventures that follow. 
THE 100
$45 or more per month only 99 left

Welcome to The 100 !


  • *yep a Finite number of patrons here as I’d like to get to know our dynamic group of 100 Fellow Travelers and of course, you will get to know each other as well. 
  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards, 
  • Private Monthly notes and musings from an author’s posted letter addressed to The 100. This will be a sort of inside journal; I’d love to hear your responses.
  • Every other month Q n A  I’m writing for you so we can catch up and talk about the writing, my process, stories, my experiences as a mortician… it’ll be fun.  
  • PLUS Private book launch party hangout online with surprises for each book launch.  
THE NINE
$198 or more per month only 9 left

I write and draw personally for each of you Nine !


  • *this is limited: I want to give special attention to your rewards, for the 9 Fellow Travelers that is.
  •  In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards
  • You'll automatically receive a Signed author copy of any print-published work while a patron: Author copies are almost always going to be US English first editions.  
  • An original one-of-kind drawing by yours truly.  You will receive a drawing of one of The NINE. Wow, right?
    * Your name will be acknowledged as patron for your original drawing.
  •  Monthly Personal handwritten specially to you Letters from the author.  
  • *Though I will do my best to get your rewards completed, be aware that these rewards take time and a lot of personal creative effort; people who become patrons early will get this for certain, as opposed to folks who join up the month I've got a new book coming out. As I said, I will do my best!
THE POWER OF THREE
$495 or more per month only 3 left

I am taken a back and looking forward to drawing, writing to and chatting with you. So much gratitude !


  •  In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards ---and yes, your unique original drawing and letters too.
  • Signed print version of any Advanced Reader Copies personally mailed to you. 
  • I would like to express my personal gratitude: LET's CHAT: One on one Skype or Zoom call. 
THE COLLECTORS
$1,008 or more per month only 2 left

Okay… speechless and big smiles as I consider creating your handcrafted books.

 

  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards. 
  • You will receive signed printed book(lets) of all my Patreon posted work in periodical format. I will make certain they are memorable! 
  • Your name will be acknowledged as patron for the project
Author writing Speculative Fiction | Fantasy Sci-Fi



Greetings! I am Chere Hughes. I have been writing for many years as an educator; and since 2002, writing fiction alongside my visual artwork.

My focus is writing fiction along with a bit of visual art (drawing & photography) that speaks to the stories. I find that a book is always writing within my head-space so I began to write in earnest my first trilogy, The Nine. It is outlined and I am in the chapters of the first novel of the series. Here, I am writing flash stories and short stories for you as well.

I study esoterics and have been on the journey toward self-awareness most of my life. I love magicks and studying ancient occult (hidden) texts and philosophy. I get easily drawn in by fringe science and neuro-biology as well. 

I would venture to say that my work is contemporary fantasy with a dab of sci-fi. The work is inspired by current culture, the human condition, magicks and the sciences. I utilize my life experiences that includes serving as a mortician. 

I live in the small mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona that hosts a Snow Bowl ski resort and Northern Arizona University. I love the diversity (absolutely love people,) the music, art & food culture,  the snow (lots of snow,) the consistently whispering pines (also the scent,) the enormous ravens (huge birds - talk about setting) and the dynamic nature of change that ebbs and flows here.




Why I am looking to connect with Patrons here on Patreon?
  • Patronage allows me to connect with readers, one of my favorites things about writing. 
  • I have the opportunity to write short stories, side stories, share trunk stories, essays, and more for you here and of course, share my journey welcoming your feedback as each novel unfolds.
  • My writing reflects the people I meet, the current human condition and experiences in life, your patronage allows me to step out of my quiet writing space and absorb and connect with the world around me.




A precious commodity indeed.
I am dedicated to writing as a business and being a productive creative.

This is what I want to accomplish:
  • Finish the trilogy, The Nine
  • Write more short stories and essays
  • Write side-stories about The Nine
  • And once the The Nine is complete, get started on my next project, for which I have written a ‘proof of concept’ story for this seven book series.
  • Include drawings and other creative artworks that support the stories I write.




  • Very important to me, I’d like to commit to providing something special and unique for my patrons here. 

  • I am a visual artist as well. Patronage allows me to create visual artwork for the novels and stories here along with writing specially for you. 

  • And most importantly for me. I get to connect with my readers daily. This is an integral part of what I do as a creative.  Our connection is genuine with time passing where you as patron truly get to know the work I do: the writer along with the writing as I get to know you.

As a creative, with unassuming gratitude… if it's time for you to come aboard, Let’s Begin!

Recent posts by Chere Hughes

Tiers
Much Thanks!
$2 or more per month

Don’t have much but still want to help? Thank you, seriously!
 

  •  I am in gratitude with my Flagstaff Life and Writer’s pics.

  •  BTW: while the patronage stays over $3K, you get to see more content!
So Thankful!
$7 or more per month

And more than double the gratitude! 

  

  • You'll see not only the Flagstaff Life Writer’s pics, 
  • but also, my patron-only posts on writing, sketches, drawings, insider Author’s experience: inspiration for the Nine Trilogy  
  • BTW: while the patronage stays over $3K, you get to see the reference guide to the Nine’s world!
FELLOW TRAVELER
$11 or more per month

Welcome Fellow Traveler!


  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards,
  • Petite Essay’s and stories in Writing/Audio/Visual. Often, serial short stories.
    *Please note:  Some posts will be writing just for patrons
    and other pieces need to be drafts so that I won't lose First Publication rights.
    My drafts are clean.  
    Previews for Patrons: if published in their final form, it will be months or years later. 
  •  Living reference guide to The Nine’s World. It will continue to grow with new posts.
  • BTW: while the patronage stays over $3K, you may download the flash stories!
INSIDER TRAVELER
$27 or more per month

Right on Insider Traveler!


  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards
  • Short story a month
    Flash fiction: trunk stories, side stories, vignettes of experiences, and more
    *May be drafts just as the petite essay/stories from the previous tier. 
  • Preview of Chapter(s)  Yep, not kidding!
  • Preview of  Book Trailers
  • Preview of the next project. Fun sneak peeks to the  adventures that follow. 
THE 100
$45 or more per month only 99 left

Welcome to The 100 !


  • *yep a Finite number of patrons here as I’d like to get to know our dynamic group of 100 Fellow Travelers and of course, you will get to know each other as well. 
  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards, 
  • Private Monthly notes and musings from an author’s posted letter addressed to The 100. This will be a sort of inside journal; I’d love to hear your responses.
  • Every other month Q n A  I’m writing for you so we can catch up and talk about the writing, my process, stories, my experiences as a mortician… it’ll be fun.  
  • PLUS Private book launch party hangout online with surprises for each book launch.  
THE NINE
$198 or more per month only 9 left

I write and draw personally for each of you Nine !


  • *this is limited: I want to give special attention to your rewards, for the 9 Fellow Travelers that is.
  •  In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards
  • You'll automatically receive a Signed author copy of any print-published work while a patron: Author copies are almost always going to be US English first editions.  
  • An original one-of-kind drawing by yours truly.  You will receive a drawing of one of The NINE. Wow, right?
    * Your name will be acknowledged as patron for your original drawing.
  •  Monthly Personal handwritten specially to you Letters from the author.  
  • *Though I will do my best to get your rewards completed, be aware that these rewards take time and a lot of personal creative effort; people who become patrons early will get this for certain, as opposed to folks who join up the month I've got a new book coming out. As I said, I will do my best!
THE POWER OF THREE
$495 or more per month only 3 left

I am taken a back and looking forward to drawing, writing to and chatting with you. So much gratitude !


  •  In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards ---and yes, your unique original drawing and letters too.
  • Signed print version of any Advanced Reader Copies personally mailed to you. 
  • I would like to express my personal gratitude: LET's CHAT: One on one Skype or Zoom call. 
THE COLLECTORS
$1,008 or more per month only 2 left

Okay… speechless and big smiles as I consider creating your handcrafted books.

 

  • In addition to all of the previous patron level rewards. 
  • You will receive signed printed book(lets) of all my Patreon posted work in periodical format. I will make certain they are memorable! 
  • Your name will be acknowledged as patron for the project