Death by Proxy is creating Short Stories and Nightmares
11

patrons

$106
per month
Death by Proxy is creating an ongoing collection of horror stories, psychological thrillers, and paranormal experiences.  What you get when you become a patron is thirty-days early access to all new content, insider access to works in progress, exclusive access to content that will only be published in physical anthologies and novels, downloadable audio files of past flash fiction narrations, and (depending on your patron tier) physical rewards such as vinyl stickers, mugs, t-shirts, or journals, all with custom artwork unavailable anywhere else, and, for a lucky few, a small sacrificial goat.

Followers who have not become patrons still receive one-week's early access to all stories that haven't been slated for publication in anthologies, as well as regular updates and access to live narrations as they're broadcast.

The goal here, as it is with anyone, is to make enough money with my stories to call it a "living" and not require any other job. I know; big dream! And we're all out for it. But every little bit helps, whether it's enough to cover one special coffee a month, or enough to cover all my bills and then some, there is not a single penny, or ounce of support that goes to waste.

So, if you enjoy horror, supernatural thrillers, or the paranormal and you like what you see here, please consider joining me as a patron today to gain instant access to tier rewards and patron exclusive content.


Personal Message:

I'd like to thank everyone who has stopped by to check out the page.

To those of you who decided to follow when they didn't feel comfortable becoming a patron at this time; you're all amazing, and your presence and support mean everything to me.

To everyone who has contributed so far by becoming patrons, an extra huge thank you; you're the most amazing people in the world, and I'm so lucky to have you.

Thank you, everyone.
Tiers
Lurkers
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Lurkers slink through the shadows, observing everything they can.


Lurkers have early access to all new content 30 days before it's available anywhere else (excluding content slated for publication in an anthology).


This level also includes access to free Adavnced Review e-Copies of all published works at time of publication.


Lurkers are encouraged to leave reviews and critique on all early-access content; reader suggestions may be used to edit pieces before public release!


Great for readers!

Creepers
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Creepers get a window seat; cool glass beneath their hands.


In addition to Lurker access, Creepers get:


- To suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories


- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings


- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies


- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker to make their friends angry with furious envy rage


- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Haunters
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Haunters drift through every phase, picking up new tricks.


In addition to Lurker access and Creeper benefits:


Haunters get a vinyl sticker OR a stylish mug with a unique and *exclusive haunting-inspired Death by Proxy design to make their friends sick with envy rage.


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Monsters
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Monsters who live under my bed, by stories are transfixed.


In addition to Lurker access and Creeper benefits:


Monsters will also receive a mug with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design, so they can keep their favorite comfort drink close at hand while torturing themselves with unspeakable horrors and brand new night terrors.


Monsters may also choose to have a cameo role in future and/or ongoing stories, and may even choose the manner of their own demise!  OooOooooo!



Monsters also get previous tier rewards:

- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- And an *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Editors from Hell
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper and Monster benefits:


Editors from Hell get access to the early drafts of full-length fiction and novels with the opportunity to offer detailed feedback, critiques, and crucial edits before the story becomes available to any other Patreon tier or the public.


Editors receive:

- Stories slated for publication in anthologies to review and critique


- Review chapters for current and/or upcoming novels


- Free review e-copies of all published novels or anthologies


- A signed copy the finished novel or anthology


Editors will also receive an exclusive Editor from Hell mug to show off to all their friends and co-workers.


And finally, Editors will be listed in the acknowledgement of all of MY published novels and anthologies (I don't control the acknowledgements of anthologies to which I'm contributing) they helped me produce, because they are amazing people who deserve every happiness and I will never be able to properly convey my gratitude.


Previous Tier Rewards Included:

- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Possessed
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Those Possessed within this tier see immortality ...


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Haunter, & Monster benefits:


The Possessed gain the enhanced ability to:


- Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels


- Manifest themselves a recurring character in a future series, appear in a single non-protagonist role in a full-length short story, or become a recurring background character who is simply part of the universe in which these stories take place


- Receive an amazing T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design to show the world how amazing they are in the style they deserve


The Possessed receive these additional rewards from previous tiers:


- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Nightmares
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
While the Nightmares gather in the night, intent to set me free ....


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Monster, & Possessed benefits, Nightmares receive:  


- Elaborate (if factually unreliable) credit in the acknowledgements of all works published detailing the ways in which they provided support


- A recurring (unkillable) role in an upcoming series, or a prominent role in a full-length story following the theme and details agreed upon between us


- A small sacrificial goat


- My undying love in the form of a unique Nightmare-themed Death by Proxy hardbound journal (please specify lined or unlined)


They will also receive the following rewards from previous tiers:


- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)

- A T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design (Possessed reward)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.  The Nightmare-themed journal design is exclusive to the Nightmare Patron tier, and is unavailable anywhere else.]

Goals
$106 of $200 per month
I can pay my phone bill AND buy coffee again!!

My goals are the same as any other writer out there today; to make enough money telling my stories that I can afford to tell them full time without the power being shut off. Ultimately, I want to make a living off my words, and afford to reward everyone who has helped me realize this dream.

With this goal met, I can include additional swag in each patron tier, including adorably creepy acrylic phone/keychain charms inspired by patron tiers, and new mug and shirt designs*.

*If your reward tier includes a sticker, mug, shirt, or journal, you will receive a new item from your tier when new designs are released, so you never miss out!
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Death by Proxy is creating an ongoing collection of horror stories, psychological thrillers, and paranormal experiences.  What you get when you become a patron is thirty-days early access to all new content, insider access to works in progress, exclusive access to content that will only be published in physical anthologies and novels, downloadable audio files of past flash fiction narrations, and (depending on your patron tier) physical rewards such as vinyl stickers, mugs, t-shirts, or journals, all with custom artwork unavailable anywhere else, and, for a lucky few, a small sacrificial goat.

Followers who have not become patrons still receive one-week's early access to all stories that haven't been slated for publication in anthologies, as well as regular updates and access to live narrations as they're broadcast.

The goal here, as it is with anyone, is to make enough money with my stories to call it a "living" and not require any other job. I know; big dream! And we're all out for it. But every little bit helps, whether it's enough to cover one special coffee a month, or enough to cover all my bills and then some, there is not a single penny, or ounce of support that goes to waste.

So, if you enjoy horror, supernatural thrillers, or the paranormal and you like what you see here, please consider joining me as a patron today to gain instant access to tier rewards and patron exclusive content.


Personal Message:

I'd like to thank everyone who has stopped by to check out the page.

To those of you who decided to follow when they didn't feel comfortable becoming a patron at this time; you're all amazing, and your presence and support mean everything to me.

To everyone who has contributed so far by becoming patrons, an extra huge thank you; you're the most amazing people in the world, and I'm so lucky to have you.

Thank you, everyone.

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Tiers
Lurkers
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Lurkers slink through the shadows, observing everything they can.


Lurkers have early access to all new content 30 days before it's available anywhere else (excluding content slated for publication in an anthology).


This level also includes access to free Adavnced Review e-Copies of all published works at time of publication.


Lurkers are encouraged to leave reviews and critique on all early-access content; reader suggestions may be used to edit pieces before public release!


Great for readers!

Creepers
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Creepers get a window seat; cool glass beneath their hands.


In addition to Lurker access, Creepers get:


- To suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories


- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings


- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies


- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker to make their friends angry with furious envy rage


- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Haunters
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Haunters drift through every phase, picking up new tricks.


In addition to Lurker access and Creeper benefits:


Haunters get a vinyl sticker OR a stylish mug with a unique and *exclusive haunting-inspired Death by Proxy design to make their friends sick with envy rage.


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Monsters
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Monsters who live under my bed, by stories are transfixed.


In addition to Lurker access and Creeper benefits:


Monsters will also receive a mug with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design, so they can keep their favorite comfort drink close at hand while torturing themselves with unspeakable horrors and brand new night terrors.


Monsters may also choose to have a cameo role in future and/or ongoing stories, and may even choose the manner of their own demise!  OooOooooo!



Monsters also get previous tier rewards:

- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Suggest and vote on themes for upcoming stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- And an *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Editors from Hell
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper and Monster benefits:


Editors from Hell get access to the early drafts of full-length fiction and novels with the opportunity to offer detailed feedback, critiques, and crucial edits before the story becomes available to any other Patreon tier or the public.


Editors receive:

- Stories slated for publication in anthologies to review and critique


- Review chapters for current and/or upcoming novels


- Free review e-copies of all published novels or anthologies


- A signed copy the finished novel or anthology


Editors will also receive an exclusive Editor from Hell mug to show off to all their friends and co-workers.


And finally, Editors will be listed in the acknowledgement of all of MY published novels and anthologies (I don't control the acknowledgements of anthologies to which I'm contributing) they helped me produce, because they are amazing people who deserve every happiness and I will never be able to properly convey my gratitude.


Previous Tier Rewards Included:

- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Possessed
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Those Possessed within this tier see immortality ...


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Haunter, & Monster benefits:


The Possessed gain the enhanced ability to:


- Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels


- Manifest themselves a recurring character in a future series, appear in a single non-protagonist role in a full-length short story, or become a recurring background character who is simply part of the universe in which these stories take place


- Receive an amazing T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design to show the world how amazing they are in the style they deserve


The Possessed receive these additional rewards from previous tiers:


- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.]

Nightmares
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
While the Nightmares gather in the night, intent to set me free ....


In addition to Lurker access, and Creeper, Monster, & Possessed benefits, Nightmares receive:  


- Elaborate (if factually unreliable) credit in the acknowledgements of all works published detailing the ways in which they provided support


- A recurring (unkillable) role in an upcoming series, or a prominent role in a full-length story following the theme and details agreed upon between us


- A small sacrificial goat


- My undying love in the form of a unique Nightmare-themed Death by Proxy hardbound journal (please specify lined or unlined)


They will also receive the following rewards from previous tiers:


- 30-days early access to all new stories

- Access to downloadable audio files of flash fiction readings

- A permanent personal acknowledgement on the official Nox Mysterium: Collected Horrors site, complete with a cute and creepy rhyme regarding the circumstances of their untimely demise to thank them for their support

- Patron-Exclusive access to stories slated for physical publication in anthologies

- Free Advanced Review e-Copy of all published anthologies

- Name characters, pitch plot ideas, and submit twists for upcoming full-length short stories or novels

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy high quality vinyl sticker (Creeper reward)

- An *exclusive Death by Proxy design mug (Monster reward)

- A T-shirt with an *exclusive Death by Proxy design (Possessed reward)


[*All Patron reward designs are exclusive to Patrons, and unavailable outside of Patron rewards.  The Nightmare-themed journal design is exclusive to the Nightmare Patron tier, and is unavailable anywhere else.]