Dusk Peterson is creating diverse speculative fiction ¶ mythic fantasy ¶ SFF romance
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patrons

$36
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I'm an award-winning author of mythic fantasy and alternate history. My novels and stories center upon friendship, romantic friendship, and/or romance. I often write about characters of different races, ethnicities, disabilities, classes, genders, orientations, etc. I have brought out a couple of million words of speculative fiction since 2002. Before then, I was a journalist, and I continue to work as a history writer.

I'm a full-time writer. What does that mean in practical terms? Depending on the genre of the work, it takes me ten to thirty hours to write and edit a chapter of fiction, or the equivalent wordage of nonfiction. If I work enough hours in the week and get paid for my work, my basic living expenses get paid: food, medicine, rent, etc.

Right now, I'm trying to raise enough money that I can post as much fiction as possible here. The stories will be polished for publication when I hand them over to you – no messy drafts.


Current novel serialization

Breached Boundaries (The Three Lands). The boundaries of rank declare that Serva can be a princess or she can be a slave. But for the bastard daughter of the King of Daxis, life is not that simple.



Reader comments on my fiction

"So much depth within the intricate world building, yet also a satisfying tale about love. Love between individuals and love for country." —A. B. Gayle.

"Even in Dusk Peterson's darkest stories there is hope and, when it's needed, redemption. . . . These are powerful stories, beautifully written, with characters who will linger in your memory." —C. S. McClellan.

"There's something very special about Dusk's dark fic. Dark, very, but there's this smidgen of light in every cavern Dusk throws a reader, and the brightness of that light is practically overwhelming by the time you get to the end of the novel, and it is like crawling to the opening of a cavern. It's like getting a miracle." —K. M. Frontain.

You can find more information about my fiction at my website: duskpeterson.com.


What you get in exchange for your pledges

Copies of all my new e-books at the time they're released.

Novel serializations and short fiction. I'll post at least one story or chapter each week. The more money that you folks contribute, the more time that will free up for me to work on my fiction.

A photograph of a handwritten thank-you note from me, addressed to you.

This is a Pay What You Can community. I know that some of my most loyal readers are barely scraping by, unable to pledge much. I don't want you to be penalized for lack of money. At this Patreon account, I ask that everyone pledge as much as they can afford. The combined total that everyone pledges will determine how much fiction I post here. This is community patronage, with the emphasis on community.


This is a community

Some of you already know each other. I hope that all of you will get to know each other through my community board and through comments to my posts. Talk to each other here! Discuss the stories! Link to your fan fiction and fan art of my stories!

If, however, you are an utter introvert (like me), then you are also entirely welcome here. Have fun reading quietly.
Tiers
Commoner
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Commoners are the foundation block upon which civilization is built. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Lesser noble
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Running a village is harder than anyone thinks. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
High noble
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Whether you're a town baron or a member of the ruler's council, you know how heavy your burden is. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Royal heir
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll rule over your subjects, someday. Till then, you have my sympathies. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Ruler
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone envies you for your privileges. You know better. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
God/dess
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You're here. You're watching. I hope you find my writing satisfactory. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
The Unknowable God/dess
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I will be in awe if you ever show up. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Goals
$36 of $100 per month
You folks will be paying for one-third of my monthly medical expenses.
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I'm an award-winning author of mythic fantasy and alternate history. My novels and stories center upon friendship, romantic friendship, and/or romance. I often write about characters of different races, ethnicities, disabilities, classes, genders, orientations, etc. I have brought out a couple of million words of speculative fiction since 2002. Before then, I was a journalist, and I continue to work as a history writer.

I'm a full-time writer. What does that mean in practical terms? Depending on the genre of the work, it takes me ten to thirty hours to write and edit a chapter of fiction, or the equivalent wordage of nonfiction. If I work enough hours in the week and get paid for my work, my basic living expenses get paid: food, medicine, rent, etc.

Right now, I'm trying to raise enough money that I can post as much fiction as possible here. The stories will be polished for publication when I hand them over to you – no messy drafts.


Current novel serialization

Breached Boundaries (The Three Lands). The boundaries of rank declare that Serva can be a princess or she can be a slave. But for the bastard daughter of the King of Daxis, life is not that simple.



Reader comments on my fiction

"So much depth within the intricate world building, yet also a satisfying tale about love. Love between individuals and love for country." —A. B. Gayle.

"Even in Dusk Peterson's darkest stories there is hope and, when it's needed, redemption. . . . These are powerful stories, beautifully written, with characters who will linger in your memory." —C. S. McClellan.

"There's something very special about Dusk's dark fic. Dark, very, but there's this smidgen of light in every cavern Dusk throws a reader, and the brightness of that light is practically overwhelming by the time you get to the end of the novel, and it is like crawling to the opening of a cavern. It's like getting a miracle." —K. M. Frontain.

You can find more information about my fiction at my website: duskpeterson.com.


What you get in exchange for your pledges

Copies of all my new e-books at the time they're released.

Novel serializations and short fiction. I'll post at least one story or chapter each week. The more money that you folks contribute, the more time that will free up for me to work on my fiction.

A photograph of a handwritten thank-you note from me, addressed to you.

This is a Pay What You Can community. I know that some of my most loyal readers are barely scraping by, unable to pledge much. I don't want you to be penalized for lack of money. At this Patreon account, I ask that everyone pledge as much as they can afford. The combined total that everyone pledges will determine how much fiction I post here. This is community patronage, with the emphasis on community.


This is a community

Some of you already know each other. I hope that all of you will get to know each other through my community board and through comments to my posts. Talk to each other here! Discuss the stories! Link to your fan fiction and fan art of my stories!

If, however, you are an utter introvert (like me), then you are also entirely welcome here. Have fun reading quietly.

Recent posts by Dusk Peterson

Tiers
Commoner
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Commoners are the foundation block upon which civilization is built. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Lesser noble
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Running a village is harder than anyone thinks. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
High noble
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Whether you're a town baron or a member of the ruler's council, you know how heavy your burden is. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Royal heir
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll rule over your subjects, someday. Till then, you have my sympathies. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
Ruler
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone envies you for your privileges. You know better. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
God/dess
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You're here. You're watching. I hope you find my writing satisfactory. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.
The Unknowable God/dess
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I will be in awe if you ever show up. You'll receive my handwritten thanks and access to all my new fiction posted here.