Christy Mann is creating an engaged and serious following!
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Hey everyone!  I'm Christy, I write and publish suspenseful, dark, and somewhat scary things. I want to share them with the world. I'm here to build a following, a serious one.  I've got social media accounts all over the place, and they are great, but they are passing connections. This is where I want to get real, get out there, and reach my goal of 3 million copies in people's hands and make a little dough along the way.

It seems like a pretty lofty goal, doesn't it? If I only had one book out, it would be a lot harder. I'm spreading it out over 3 currently, and a 4th is coming soon. I have a short story ebook series, Fogoyle, published and my debut novel Death of a Secret is going to publish in July. I'm doing anything and everything I can to get them out there. 

It's also how I want to give something back.  I've long wanted to donate to charity, but I've never been in a situation where I could spare the funds. Three kids and a pile of bills doesn't leave much for giving away. Especially not in large quantities. My kids are grown and out on their own now and bills are mostly caught up but I'm tired of living that way. I want to donate $10,000 by the end of the year. At 35 cents a copy, I'll have to sell a ton of copies. I need to get started. 

I've chosen NAMI.org as the organization I support with donations.  To date I've collected $80. I've got a long way to go still, but it's better than nothing and they appreciate every single penny. The National Alliance on Mental Illness raises awareness about mental health issues and works to remove harmful stigmas that people with mental illness face. I struggle with a mental illness myself, and so does one of my kids. We have dealt with the stigma first hand, and worse is not being able to do much to help my son since he is an adult now.  Things need to change and I do everything I can to help change it. This is just a small piece. 

Patreon is a golden opportunity and I want to take it by the horns and make it work for me and for you.  I'm determined to hit this goal. I'm so serious about it I'm willing to give away copies in exchange for just about anything. Reviews, shout outs, shares, likes, but also cash. I just want to get them into people's hands. The first book in the Fogoyle Series, Fogoyle: A Short Story is going to charity 100%. I'm going to expand it to all 3 books in October, but I've got to eat too.

That is where Patreon comes in handy. With enough support from other avenues, like loyal patrons like you, I don't have to rely on book sales to avoid becoming a "starving artist". I can spend less time trying to market and sell copies, I can donate more royalties, and spend more time focused on writing and publishing bigger and better things.  

 As you see, clearing the fog is a central theme here. My Fogoyle Series is about fog and after you have read even one of them, you will hate to see fog ever again.  Well, that is the hope anyway. I've been told that is what happens, so I go with it. I like the metaphor for the stigma that surrounds mental illness and what it can be like to suffer from a mental health disorder as well. So I use it as a central theme. As you subscribe at the various levels, you get to clear the fog. Be it about me personally, sneak peeks at stories as they unfold, donate to NAMI, or all of the above. And you help keep me reaching for my goals, as lofty as they might be. 

Things are happening and progress toward that goal are being made every day. It wouldn't be happening without you! I appreciate each and every one of you!  Muahhhh!!!  


Tiers
Clearing the Fog Level 1
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock access to my activity feed. This includes updates about me and what I'm working on, release dates, event invites, freebies and more! 
Clearing the Fog Level 2
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Clear the fog on Fogoyle: A Short Story
  • Images that inspired characters
  • Details not in published works
  • Sneek peeks at what's next
Clearing the Fog Level 4
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 Clear the fog surrounding Fogoyle: A Short Story Three.
  • Images, back story, and insider details
  • Exclusive sneek peeks
  • Special fan letter


Clearing the Fog Level 3
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Clear the fog surrounding Fogoyle: A Short Story Two.
  • Images, back story, and insider details
  • Exclusive sneek peeks
  • Special fan letter
Clearing the Fog Level 4
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a high-quality, glossy copy of  your favorite cover signed by me and mailed to you or one other person of your choosing. 


Plus each of the 3 lower tiers rewards! 

Clear the Fog for The National Alliance for Mental Illness
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Clear the fog for NAMI!!!


$5 of your subscription cost will be added to the donation fund. The rest covers the fees and administration costs to run this fundraiser. 


As a thank you for being a contributor all the fog will be cleared instantly. You will have access to all EXCLUSIVE material, and receive a digital copy all of the ebooks in the Fogoyle Series for free, as they are produced.  


You will also receive a personal note of thanks from me. 



Goals
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Creation and Marketing Fund
This goal is less of a goal and more of a what is required to keep books coming fund.  This is about twice what it currently costs to just cover professional edits, book covers, and promotional materials. I've got a great team and I owe them big. 

However, there are also the smaller things that add up. Website hosting, newsletter services, marketing ads, upgrading to paid plans is required for just about everything.

I've nickle and dimed it a long way with free trials, strictly free services and very basic plans, but it is getting harder and harder to do. If you don't contribute to anything else, but want to help me out, this would be where I need it most. 
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Hey everyone!  I'm Christy, I write and publish suspenseful, dark, and somewhat scary things. I want to share them with the world. I'm here to build a following, a serious one.  I've got social media accounts all over the place, and they are great, but they are passing connections. This is where I want to get real, get out there, and reach my goal of 3 million copies in people's hands and make a little dough along the way.

It seems like a pretty lofty goal, doesn't it? If I only had one book out, it would be a lot harder. I'm spreading it out over 3 currently, and a 4th is coming soon. I have a short story ebook series, Fogoyle, published and my debut novel Death of a Secret is going to publish in July. I'm doing anything and everything I can to get them out there. 

It's also how I want to give something back.  I've long wanted to donate to charity, but I've never been in a situation where I could spare the funds. Three kids and a pile of bills doesn't leave much for giving away. Especially not in large quantities. My kids are grown and out on their own now and bills are mostly caught up but I'm tired of living that way. I want to donate $10,000 by the end of the year. At 35 cents a copy, I'll have to sell a ton of copies. I need to get started. 

I've chosen NAMI.org as the organization I support with donations.  To date I've collected $80. I've got a long way to go still, but it's better than nothing and they appreciate every single penny. The National Alliance on Mental Illness raises awareness about mental health issues and works to remove harmful stigmas that people with mental illness face. I struggle with a mental illness myself, and so does one of my kids. We have dealt with the stigma first hand, and worse is not being able to do much to help my son since he is an adult now.  Things need to change and I do everything I can to help change it. This is just a small piece. 

Patreon is a golden opportunity and I want to take it by the horns and make it work for me and for you.  I'm determined to hit this goal. I'm so serious about it I'm willing to give away copies in exchange for just about anything. Reviews, shout outs, shares, likes, but also cash. I just want to get them into people's hands. The first book in the Fogoyle Series, Fogoyle: A Short Story is going to charity 100%. I'm going to expand it to all 3 books in October, but I've got to eat too.

That is where Patreon comes in handy. With enough support from other avenues, like loyal patrons like you, I don't have to rely on book sales to avoid becoming a "starving artist". I can spend less time trying to market and sell copies, I can donate more royalties, and spend more time focused on writing and publishing bigger and better things.  

 As you see, clearing the fog is a central theme here. My Fogoyle Series is about fog and after you have read even one of them, you will hate to see fog ever again.  Well, that is the hope anyway. I've been told that is what happens, so I go with it. I like the metaphor for the stigma that surrounds mental illness and what it can be like to suffer from a mental health disorder as well. So I use it as a central theme. As you subscribe at the various levels, you get to clear the fog. Be it about me personally, sneak peeks at stories as they unfold, donate to NAMI, or all of the above. And you help keep me reaching for my goals, as lofty as they might be. 

Things are happening and progress toward that goal are being made every day. It wouldn't be happening without you! I appreciate each and every one of you!  Muahhhh!!!  


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Tiers
Clearing the Fog Level 1
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Unlock access to my activity feed. This includes updates about me and what I'm working on, release dates, event invites, freebies and more! 
Clearing the Fog Level 2
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Clear the fog on Fogoyle: A Short Story
  • Images that inspired characters
  • Details not in published works
  • Sneek peeks at what's next
Clearing the Fog Level 4
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 Clear the fog surrounding Fogoyle: A Short Story Three.
  • Images, back story, and insider details
  • Exclusive sneek peeks
  • Special fan letter


Clearing the Fog Level 3
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Clear the fog surrounding Fogoyle: A Short Story Two.
  • Images, back story, and insider details
  • Exclusive sneek peeks
  • Special fan letter
Clearing the Fog Level 4
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get a high-quality, glossy copy of  your favorite cover signed by me and mailed to you or one other person of your choosing. 


Plus each of the 3 lower tiers rewards! 

Clear the Fog for The National Alliance for Mental Illness
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
Clear the fog for NAMI!!!


$5 of your subscription cost will be added to the donation fund. The rest covers the fees and administration costs to run this fundraiser. 


As a thank you for being a contributor all the fog will be cleared instantly. You will have access to all EXCLUSIVE material, and receive a digital copy all of the ebooks in the Fogoyle Series for free, as they are produced.  


You will also receive a personal note of thanks from me.