*cyborg revolution not guaranteed in your reality
Hello! I'm M. Darusha Wehm, a science fiction and mainstream author.
I'm best known for the Andersson Dexter series of cyberpunk detective books and the Devi Jones Locker series about running off-grid data servers in the bilge of an ocean-going sailboat — that's the mainstream series, in case it sounds science fictional ;) I also write occasional short stories and poems, and have been known to have an opinion once or twice as well.
Longtime fans have been asking for a new book in the Dex series since The Beauty of our Weapons came out in 2012. And thanks to you, it happened! Pixels and Flesh, book four in the Dex series, was released in 2017. Patrons got access to an exclusive, pre-release audio podcast and got the ebooks before anyone else.
So, what's planned for 2018?
The Story of the Month will continue, as will occasional Sausage Factory posts. But I'm also planning another big project for next year.
I'm releasing another full-length science fiction novel here, in both audio and text. It is a stand-alone work, so there's no need to be caught up on any other books first. This will happen in July.
I'll be serializing the audio and the text weekly, where patrons at the Short Stuff level will get the text and the Audiophile level will get audio, in addition. All Access patrons will, of course, get an advance copy of the final ebook in addition to the weekly text and audio.
This Patreon is a way for you to access my work directly and in one place.
All patrons will get access to an archive of short stories that are hard to come by elsewhere online. Some of them are brand-new, unpublished pieces, others have been printed in anthologies or audio-only podcasts. Expect a short story to be posted here each month.
All patrons will also get what I'm calling a glimpse into the sausage factory; posts about my writing and creative process. These might be technical discussions of about my somewhat regimented editing system... or, they might be potty-mouthed rants about being distracted by waiting for a delivery that never arrives and... yeah. The glamorous life of a novelist.
At the $2/month patron level, you'll get access to any new audio I'll be creating if my Patreon goals are met. Patrons will get the audio podcast before the book is released in any format publicly.
At the $3/month patron level, you'll get all the other content, plus unabridged, DRM-free copies of any ebooks I release under the in potentia press label. So, that can't include any traditionally published titles, but it does include Pixels and Flesh, my collection of short stories, Modern Love and other stories, and any forthcoming in potentia press titles. You'll get those before the worldwide public release.
Since I released my first book Beautiful Red as a free podcast back in 2007, I've always believed that one of the great things about the internet was the ability to access and share information with fewer barriers. I like having a relationship with my readers and I like the idea that the people who enjoy content can get it directly from the artists. That's why I subscribe to projects here on Patreon and why I've decided to make this my premier channel for new, independent content.