Dae Richards is creating Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and LGBTQ+ Romance Fiction
13

patrons

$110
per month
First of all, welcome!

A little about me: I'm a cat person, though given the way I was raised I don't think I ever really had a choice. The high water mark was seven cats in one house, which isn't as bad as it sounds if you take into account the ratio of cats to people (7:5, if anyone was curious). Currently, I live in a house with four, though only one of them is mine. It doesn't keep the others from "helping" me with my writing.

In terms of what I write, the majority is LGBTQIA+ romance, because I am a sucker for happy endings and there need to be more of those for queer characters. I enjoy writing Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Historical fiction as well, though all these genres are by no means mutually exclusive. At least the way I write.

My first novel, tentatively titled Contemporary Draconic Hoarding Practices has been accepted for publication (!!!).  It’s about Clayton Cooper, a sleep-deprived third year Art History grad student who figures out the works he needs to support his thesis are in the hoard of the Magic Department’s most famous professor, Syralis the wise, a dragon. Shenanigans ensue.

I'm currently working on a new novel, with a working title of 
The Rules of Fair Play to Not Apply. It's about a superhero who is approached by his arch nemesis, looking for help. Overload, a super villain who possesses the power to manipulate electricity, has apparently fallen in love, and knows his boyfriend wouldn’t approve of his day job. He figures if he can get to a point where Zephyr, his nemesis, thinks he’s redeemed himself, his boyfriend will be convinced too. Zephyr doesn’t trust Overload, but it’s too good a chance to pass up.  The catch? Zephyr’s alter ego, Sebastian, is dating a man named Peter. Peter, who discovered Zephyr’s secret identity, and thought dating him would be the best way to gain the tools to completely destroy him. Only Overload didn’t count on falling for his enemy in the process.

My goal, is, of course, to do this for a living.  Or at least, to cover the expenses I'd like to incur to do this right.  Every little bit helps, and thank you so much for even thinking about becoming a patron!

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Access to patron-only content, which will include weekly snippets of original works.
Cheerleader
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to patron-only content.  I will write 300 words a month of a project of your choosing, either original or fan fiction.
Clowder Fan
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
All previous rewards, plus the ability to vote on what story I choose to update next in a monthly poll!  Additionally, you'll have access to the Clowder Chronicles, a bi-monthly (as in twice a month) story about what one of the cats in my life managed to get into. I have a lot of material to draw from and a large cast of characters, so I don't anticipate any difficulty keeping these going regularly.
Sentencers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards but 1000 words of your choosing, plus ability to vote on that month's punishment if I miss my goals.
Cohort
$15 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards, plus access to a monthly video where I will ramble about what I've been up to for the past month.  What I'm working on, what I've done, what I had planned for next month.   Access to Ask Me Anything Videos, and 1500 words towards the story of your choosing.
Benefactor
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
All previous rewards, plus the ability to ask me questions I have to answer during my Ask Me Anything videos.  2500 words a month of your choice.
Sponsor
$50 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards, and I will thank you in the acknowledgement of my book.  Ability to suggest punishments for not meeting the month's goals.  5000 words towards a story of your choice every month.
Philanthropist
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Thank you you wonderful person you???
All previous rewards, plus the ability to work with me to create a character for my next original work.  Also, an additional 5000 word story on a topic of your choosing as a birthday present (must have been at this level for 2 months to receive this part of the reward)
Muse
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Really, you are the reason for my inspiration and what will keep me going.
All previous rewards, but with 10k story for birthday, in addition to a letter from the character of your choice four times a year, and a live video hangout once a month with you and all the other muses.
Goals
$110 of $250 per month
I get to fix my laptop!  Don't get me wrong, it still works well enough, but the battery needs servicing, meaning I can't be away from an outlet for more than an hour on a good day.  It would be nice if I could use it the way it was meant to be used.
4 of 5
First of all, welcome!

A little about me: I'm a cat person, though given the way I was raised I don't think I ever really had a choice. The high water mark was seven cats in one house, which isn't as bad as it sounds if you take into account the ratio of cats to people (7:5, if anyone was curious). Currently, I live in a house with four, though only one of them is mine. It doesn't keep the others from "helping" me with my writing.

In terms of what I write, the majority is LGBTQIA+ romance, because I am a sucker for happy endings and there need to be more of those for queer characters. I enjoy writing Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Historical fiction as well, though all these genres are by no means mutually exclusive. At least the way I write.

My first novel, tentatively titled Contemporary Draconic Hoarding Practices has been accepted for publication (!!!).  It’s about Clayton Cooper, a sleep-deprived third year Art History grad student who figures out the works he needs to support his thesis are in the hoard of the Magic Department’s most famous professor, Syralis the wise, a dragon. Shenanigans ensue.

I'm currently working on a new novel, with a working title of 
The Rules of Fair Play to Not Apply. It's about a superhero who is approached by his arch nemesis, looking for help. Overload, a super villain who possesses the power to manipulate electricity, has apparently fallen in love, and knows his boyfriend wouldn’t approve of his day job. He figures if he can get to a point where Zephyr, his nemesis, thinks he’s redeemed himself, his boyfriend will be convinced too. Zephyr doesn’t trust Overload, but it’s too good a chance to pass up.  The catch? Zephyr’s alter ego, Sebastian, is dating a man named Peter. Peter, who discovered Zephyr’s secret identity, and thought dating him would be the best way to gain the tools to completely destroy him. Only Overload didn’t count on falling for his enemy in the process.

My goal, is, of course, to do this for a living.  Or at least, to cover the expenses I'd like to incur to do this right.  Every little bit helps, and thank you so much for even thinking about becoming a patron!

Recent posts by Dae Richards

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Access to patron-only content, which will include weekly snippets of original works.
Cheerleader
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to patron-only content.  I will write 300 words a month of a project of your choosing, either original or fan fiction.
Clowder Fan
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
All previous rewards, plus the ability to vote on what story I choose to update next in a monthly poll!  Additionally, you'll have access to the Clowder Chronicles, a bi-monthly (as in twice a month) story about what one of the cats in my life managed to get into. I have a lot of material to draw from and a large cast of characters, so I don't anticipate any difficulty keeping these going regularly.
Sentencers
$10 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards but 1000 words of your choosing, plus ability to vote on that month's punishment if I miss my goals.
Cohort
$15 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards, plus access to a monthly video where I will ramble about what I've been up to for the past month.  What I'm working on, what I've done, what I had planned for next month.   Access to Ask Me Anything Videos, and 1500 words towards the story of your choosing.
Benefactor
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
All previous rewards, plus the ability to ask me questions I have to answer during my Ask Me Anything videos.  2500 words a month of your choice.
Sponsor
$50 or more per month 1 patron
All previous rewards, and I will thank you in the acknowledgement of my book.  Ability to suggest punishments for not meeting the month's goals.  5000 words towards a story of your choice every month.
Philanthropist
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Thank you you wonderful person you???
All previous rewards, plus the ability to work with me to create a character for my next original work.  Also, an additional 5000 word story on a topic of your choosing as a birthday present (must have been at this level for 2 months to receive this part of the reward)
Muse
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Really, you are the reason for my inspiration and what will keep me going.
All previous rewards, but with 10k story for birthday, in addition to a letter from the character of your choice four times a year, and a live video hangout once a month with you and all the other muses.