Sunny Moraineis creating Writings, Sounds, and Oddities
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You are also amazing. C'mon, you know you are. You get access to the Blog of Exclusivity, plus longer snippets/previews AND two pieces of flash fiction a month or one longer piece/excerpt from a work in progress.
Okay, look at your face. No, I'm serious. Look at your adorable face. Oh, now you're blushing, look at yooouuuuuu so you get the blog access and the flash PLUS periodic longer fiction and audio from the Gone universe, PLUS one monthly audio reading of one of my pieces of fiction.
I'm Sunny Moraine. I'm a writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and generally weird stuff who's published stories in places like Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Shimmer, and additionally I've written a number of novels (full credits at my author site). I have a PhD in sociology with a focus on war and genocide, and I’m uncertain about how it’ll be used but I’m trying it figure it out. I talk a lot about politics. Occasionally I essay, and yes, that's a verb now because I say. I do freelance editing. I also write, narrate, and produce a serial horror drama podcast called Gone, which releases episodes every other week and just wrapped up its first season. The response has been beyond what I expected and I'm excited to keep it going.
I'm also a fannish creator (mostly in a weird little shipper corner of The Walking Dead fandom), when I can be. I make books of my fanfiction, which are available at cost to anyone who wants them. I run a podcast for the fandom which (ideally) releases two episodes a month, plus sometimes mini-episodes of individual fic readings - mine and others.
In short: I make a tremendous amount of stuff. I do it because I love getting excited and making things. I do it because it's fun and it makes my life better, and I like making other people happy.
Why I'm here
I do all of the above because I love it, and I would do it anyway. But all of the above takes time and energy, and in significant quantities. When I launch a new project - such as the podcast or the books - it can require me to teach myself a new skillset. It can require me to spend money out-of-pocket. It's always worth it because I always get use out of it, but the time and labor is there.
Like I said, I'm working on building this writing thing into an actual career, as well as a ton of other stuff. I'm getting income where I can but funds are tight at the moment, and the life of an Artistically Inclined Person is always somewhat precarious. I also have a couple of cats, one of whom is suffering from IBD/small cell lymphoma and requires regular medication. I have my own recurring health problems, and even with insurance those bills can pile up. Basically, I'm looking for something to lighten a little of the financial weight and make it easier for me to keep creating the things I love and that people seem to enjoy.
So anything you contribute is awesome, and I'm massively grateful.