Sunny Moraine is creating Writings, Sounds, and Oddities
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Who I am

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). Eight years ago I made the questionable decision to become a graduate student in sociology, desperately trying to finish up a doctoral dissertation that focuses on extermination camps (I swear I'm almost done, I swear it, DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT). 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 getting a PhD and I'm working on building this writing thing into an actual career. 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.

And you get stuff, too. Check out the rewards on the side. You can get access to fiction at various lengths including short and long previews of Works In Progress and also fanfic for those of you who follow me for fandom reasons, audio goodies concerning topics of your choice and also Dramatic Readings of some of the stuff I've written, writing and audio from the universe of Gone while we await the second season, such professional writing wisdom as I have to offer, and even some baubles and trinkets. Baubles and trinkets are especially nice, don't you think? At any rate they're super fun words to say. If you want to know what those look like when I make them, here's a sample of the general aesthetic (sometimes simpler, sometimes more complex):



Seriously, folks. Thank you. 
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You're amazing. As such, you get access to my super duper exclusive creator blog, where I'll be posting snippets of what I'm working on and previews of what's coming down the pike (profic, fanfic, Gone stuff, etc.), as well as just kinda random stuff. 
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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. And hey, who knows? Might even occasionally be longer than flash. 
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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 two brief (15 - 30 minute) audio rambles/rants per month on a topic that I will crowdsource. ...This may or may not be a good idea.
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You? I can't even deal with you. You're that great.  Just stop. Just go away, I cannot even. Nevertheless I will give you all that other stuff, plus two bracelets every month that I will make with my own two hands. And love. But mostly my hands. Love does not have opposable thumbs. I will also send you fossil shark teeth. I will do this whether or not you want them because we collect them from beaches and we have too many. 
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Just. Oh my lord. Heaven is missing an angel. I did not under any circumstances google "angel pickup lines" for that because I literally could not remember any. ANYWAY you get all other other stuff and also a monthly audio Q&A where I answer all your questions about writing and publishing. Well, maybe not all. Some. I do have to do other things at some point. Oh, and you also get personal thanks in the acknowledgments section of any books I publish. So that's cool.  
Who I am

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). Eight years ago I made the questionable decision to become a graduate student in sociology, desperately trying to finish up a doctoral dissertation that focuses on extermination camps (I swear I'm almost done, I swear it, DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT). 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 getting a PhD and I'm working on building this writing thing into an actual career. 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.

And you get stuff, too. Check out the rewards on the side. You can get access to fiction at various lengths including short and long previews of Works In Progress and also fanfic for those of you who follow me for fandom reasons, audio goodies concerning topics of your choice and also Dramatic Readings of some of the stuff I've written, writing and audio from the universe of Gone while we await the second season, such professional writing wisdom as I have to offer, and even some baubles and trinkets. Baubles and trinkets are especially nice, don't you think? At any rate they're super fun words to say. If you want to know what those look like when I make them, here's a sample of the general aesthetic (sometimes simpler, sometimes more complex):



Seriously, folks. Thank you. 

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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You're amazing. As such, you get access to my super duper exclusive creator blog, where I'll be posting snippets of what I'm working on and previews of what's coming down the pike (profic, fanfic, Gone stuff, etc.), as well as just kinda random stuff. 
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
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. And hey, who knows? Might even occasionally be longer than flash. 
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
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 two brief (15 - 30 minute) audio rambles/rants per month on a topic that I will crowdsource. ...This may or may not be a good idea.
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 1 patron
You? I can't even deal with you. You're that great.  Just stop. Just go away, I cannot even. Nevertheless I will give you all that other stuff, plus two bracelets every month that I will make with my own two hands. And love. But mostly my hands. Love does not have opposable thumbs. I will also send you fossil shark teeth. I will do this whether or not you want them because we collect them from beaches and we have too many. 
Pledge 30 or more per month
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Just. Oh my lord. Heaven is missing an angel. I did not under any circumstances google "angel pickup lines" for that because I literally could not remember any. ANYWAY you get all other other stuff and also a monthly audio Q&A where I answer all your questions about writing and publishing. Well, maybe not all. Some. I do have to do other things at some point. Oh, and you also get personal thanks in the acknowledgments section of any books I publish. So that's cool.