Christie Stratos is creating Books & Short Stories
4

patrons

$12
per month


Who I Am

Hello there! Nice to meet you! I'm Christie Stratos, author of the Dark Victoriana Collection, winner of the Poetry Society of Virginia’s Steven Lee Barza Collegiate Award and Lebanon Valley College’s Social Sciences Writing Award. You may recognize me from NaNoWriMo's YouTube channel—I was one of their Official YouTube Guides—or maybe you've seen me interviewing major bestselling and award-winning authors like Robert J. SawyerTosca LeeEd WillettKJ Howe, and more. 

Also I have an adorable dog who's 8 years old, but I call her "puppy", and she thinks that's her name.



Why I'm on Patreon

Not so long ago, I left my full-time job because it was eating up all of my extra time, and it came down to a choice between project management (challenging and interesting but not what I love) or continuing to write and edit. Well, the idea of dropping all my writing and editing was...depressing at best! So I quit my job. It was a huge decision that ended up opening doors for me I never imagined.

Although I have my editing company and I self-publish my writing, I do need to take on freelance work to make sure my bills are paid and puppy has all the kibbles she can fit into her tiny belly. I love what I do, but the pay isn't steady. Such is the case for all full-time creatives! And so I want to share my creativity and expertise with you in exchange for your kind support. I want to build a community where I can share in an unlimited way with those who are listening. You, dear readers and writers, are amazing people, and your patronage allows me to to share more and more...and more!



Bang For Your Buck
Every dollar is helpful, which is why the first level of patronage isn't just a thank you, it's my weekly original writings that no one else has access to yet. Every reward is something I would want from another writer, and it's a chance for me to share something valuable with you.

*All levels are considerably cheaper than
 the price of your daily coffee or tea...or even bottled water!*

Gratitude Coffee: $1/month is only $0.03 per day to read my original haikus long before they're published, plus early access to videos! What a deal!

In The Know Coffee: $3/month is just $0.10 per day for all of the above AND lots of posts with pages from my notebooks, fascinating research tidbits, writing updates and a lot more.

Post-Movie Coffee Chat: $8/month comes out to only $0.27 per day and includes all of the above and brutally honest movie reviews with coffee-themed ratings and discussion. Such fun!

Advanced Reader Coffee: $15/month equals $0.50 a day. For this you'll get everything above and Q&A opportunities, plus you get digital ARCs (advanced reader copies)! Read all of my new works before anyone else!

Love of Reading Coffee: $25/month is $0.83 a day, and you'll get everything above plus all of my works, even those that have already been published (includes the Dark Victoriana Collection!). I'll post deleted scenes with reasons why they didn't make it into the book, sneak peeks of current works, and more exclusive goodies!

Thank you SO MUCH for any level of support you can give, and thanks for spending time with me!
Tiers
Gratitude Coffee
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Just $0.03/day!

• A new haiku per week! I'm writing a haiku book, so you'll see many of my haikus before they're published. 

• Access to my videos a week before anyone else sees them.

In The Know Coffee
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Only $0.10/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts about what I'm writing now, how it's coming along, what's coming down the pike for The Writer's Edge, thoughts on positivity, cool bits of research, pages from my notebooks, and anything else that comes to mind. I will post these things nowhere else but Patreon, just for you.

Post-Movie Coffee Chat
$8 or more per month 1 patron
A mere $0.27/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat! I get a lot of writing inspiration and take lessons from movies—and I just enjoy them so much! I get all hyped up about them. So let's get real about these movies. I'll give you the no cream, no sugar premise with bias, my coffee-themed rating, anything unique about the movie, and any trivia I know. Discover new movies to watch! (FYI many movies are Old Hollywood!)

Advanced Reader Coffee
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
An even $0.50/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are all yours for each of my new works! If it's scheduled to be published, it's already in your book-loving hands (or computer). Plus we'll have Q&As. Have questions for me about my creative process, books, upcoming writings, etc.? Ask me anything writing related! We'll do this once a month. 

Love of Reading Coffee
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Less than a dollar a day—only $0.83/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital ARCs of upcoming releases and once a month Q&A.

• Receive the Dark Victoriana Collection for free digitally as well as receiving all new short stories and books ahead of time for free digitally. While everyone else is pre-ordering, you're already reading! Get sneak peeks at what I'm writing now, plus early access cover reveals. I'll also share deleted scenes, tell you why I never ended up writing other scenes, and other similar exclusive content only your eyes will see.

Collaboration Coffee
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
$1.67/day may be less than your daily coffee, but it's a big deal to me!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital ARCs of upcoming releases and once a month Q&A.

• All books free digitally, exclusive sneak peeks, and deleted scenes.

• I've written so many genres: historical fiction, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary fiction, experimental symbolism, cozy mystery, and more. Tell me what you want to see next. What genre would you like to read from me? Do you have a writing challenge for me? Let's have a chat about what you want to see next. I'll make it happen in my style, and you'll get to read it first. (No erotica requests, no deadline promises.)

Have Your Cake Too Coffee
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Less than a mini caramel frappuccino at $3.33/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital ARCs of upcoming releases and once a month Q&A.

• All books free digitally, exclusive sneak peeks, and deleted scenes.

• Your writing wish is my command.

• It's time to have one-on-one time with me! Ask me anything and get the inside track. Where is my writing headed? What's next in the Dark Victoriana Collection? How did I handle a full-time job, my editing business, writing, publishing, YouTube, etc. all at the same time? If you're a reader, I'll answer your questions about my books, explain the symbolism and layers, or just have a chat with you. If you're a writer, writing advice is a specialty of mine. Ask me questions about style, character development, editing, self-publishing—my knowledge is yours. One hour per month via Skype or Google Hangouts is all yours.

Goals
$12 of $100 per month
At this level, I'll buy the inside lighting I've been eyeing so that I can do livestreams and make videos for you with actual reliable light. Imagine, I could make videos if it's cloudy out, or even at night! And no strange overexposure or odd-colored tints. It's a dream come true! Thank you!
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Who I Am

Hello there! Nice to meet you! I'm Christie Stratos, author of the Dark Victoriana Collection, winner of the Poetry Society of Virginia’s Steven Lee Barza Collegiate Award and Lebanon Valley College’s Social Sciences Writing Award. You may recognize me from NaNoWriMo's YouTube channel—I was one of their Official YouTube Guides—or maybe you've seen me interviewing major bestselling and award-winning authors like Robert J. SawyerTosca LeeEd WillettKJ Howe, and more. 

Also I have an adorable dog who's 8 years old, but I call her "puppy", and she thinks that's her name.



Why I'm on Patreon

Not so long ago, I left my full-time job because it was eating up all of my extra time, and it came down to a choice between project management (challenging and interesting but not what I love) or continuing to write and edit. Well, the idea of dropping all my writing and editing was...depressing at best! So I quit my job. It was a huge decision that ended up opening doors for me I never imagined.

Although I have my editing company and I self-publish my writing, I do need to take on freelance work to make sure my bills are paid and puppy has all the kibbles she can fit into her tiny belly. I love what I do, but the pay isn't steady. Such is the case for all full-time creatives! And so I want to share my creativity and expertise with you in exchange for your kind support. I want to build a community where I can share in an unlimited way with those who are listening. You, dear readers and writers, are amazing people, and your patronage allows me to to share more and more...and more!



Bang For Your Buck
Every dollar is helpful, which is why the first level of patronage isn't just a thank you, it's my weekly original writings that no one else has access to yet. Every reward is something I would want from another writer, and it's a chance for me to share something valuable with you.

*All levels are considerably cheaper than
 the price of your daily coffee or tea...or even bottled water!*

Gratitude Coffee: $1/month is only $0.03 per day to read my original haikus long before they're published, plus early access to videos! What a deal!

In The Know Coffee: $3/month is just $0.10 per day for all of the above AND lots of posts with pages from my notebooks, fascinating research tidbits, writing updates and a lot more.

Post-Movie Coffee Chat: $8/month comes out to only $0.27 per day and includes all of the above and brutally honest movie reviews with coffee-themed ratings and discussion. Such fun!

Advanced Reader Coffee: $15/month equals $0.50 a day. For this you'll get everything above and Q&A opportunities, plus you get digital ARCs (advanced reader copies)! Read all of my new works before anyone else!

Love of Reading Coffee: $25/month is $0.83 a day, and you'll get everything above plus all of my works, even those that have already been published (includes the Dark Victoriana Collection!). I'll post deleted scenes with reasons why they didn't make it into the book, sneak peeks of current works, and more exclusive goodies!

Thank you SO MUCH for any level of support you can give, and thanks for spending time with me!

Recent posts by Christie Stratos

Tiers
Gratitude Coffee
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Just $0.03/day!

• A new haiku per week! I'm writing a haiku book, so you'll see many of my haikus before they're published. 

• Access to my videos a week before anyone else sees them.

In The Know Coffee
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Only $0.10/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts about what I'm writing now, how it's coming along, what's coming down the pike for The Writer's Edge, thoughts on positivity, cool bits of research, pages from my notebooks, and anything else that comes to mind. I will post these things nowhere else but Patreon, just for you.

Post-Movie Coffee Chat
$8 or more per month 1 patron
A mere $0.27/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat! I get a lot of writing inspiration and take lessons from movies—and I just enjoy them so much! I get all hyped up about them. So let's get real about these movies. I'll give you the no cream, no sugar premise with bias, my coffee-themed rating, anything unique about the movie, and any trivia I know. Discover new movies to watch! (FYI many movies are Old Hollywood!)

Advanced Reader Coffee
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
An even $0.50/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are all yours for each of my new works! If it's scheduled to be published, it's already in your book-loving hands (or computer). Plus we'll have Q&As. Have questions for me about my creative process, books, upcoming writings, etc.? Ask me anything writing related! We'll do this once a month. 

Love of Reading Coffee
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Less than a dollar a day—only $0.83/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital ARCs of upcoming releases and once a month Q&A.

• Receive the Dark Victoriana Collection for free digitally as well as receiving all new short stories and books ahead of time for free digitally. While everyone else is pre-ordering, you're already reading! Get sneak peeks at what I'm writing now, plus early access cover reveals. I'll also share deleted scenes, tell you why I never ended up writing other scenes, and other similar exclusive content only your eyes will see.

Collaboration Coffee
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
$1.67/day may be less than your daily coffee, but it's a big deal to me!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital ARCs of upcoming releases and once a month Q&A.

• All books free digitally, exclusive sneak peeks, and deleted scenes.

• I've written so many genres: historical fiction, psychological suspense, horror, contemporary fiction, experimental symbolism, cozy mystery, and more. Tell me what you want to see next. What genre would you like to read from me? Do you have a writing challenge for me? Let's have a chat about what you want to see next. I'll make it happen in my style, and you'll get to read it first. (No erotica requests, no deadline promises.)

Have Your Cake Too Coffee
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Less than a mini caramel frappuccino at $3.33/day!

• A new haiku per week.

• Early access to my videos.

• Random posts shared nowhere but here.

• Once a week movie chat.

• Digital ARCs of upcoming releases and once a month Q&A.

• All books free digitally, exclusive sneak peeks, and deleted scenes.

• Your writing wish is my command.

• It's time to have one-on-one time with me! Ask me anything and get the inside track. Where is my writing headed? What's next in the Dark Victoriana Collection? How did I handle a full-time job, my editing business, writing, publishing, YouTube, etc. all at the same time? If you're a reader, I'll answer your questions about my books, explain the symbolism and layers, or just have a chat with you. If you're a writer, writing advice is a specialty of mine. Ask me questions about style, character development, editing, self-publishing—my knowledge is yours. One hour per month via Skype or Google Hangouts is all yours.