Emily Martha Sorensen is creating clean fantasy books and comics
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patrons
$14
per chapter


I'm Emily Martha Sorensen.  I write clean fantasy books.  My books are clean enough for kids, smart enough for adults, and funny enough to make you laugh.  I write for all age levels.  Think of my style as somewhat like Pixar -- minus the angst, because I think humor is both more fun and much more thought-provoking.  :P





Clean, uplifting books are not an easy way to make a living.  Most of the money-making stories are dark, angsty, or dirty.  That's not to say that there aren't clean, wonderful stories that are Blockbuster hits, but for most storytellers, it's an uphill battle.

Despite the fact that I've been making comics steadily since 2003, despite the fact that I have over thirty books published, writing is currently only 25% of my income.

Because I am the primary wage-earner for my family, that means my writing time is limited severely by two things:

a) The need to make a living doing other things (primarily editing work), and
b) The need to spend grostesque amounts of time and money on advertising to try to find new readers, in the hopes that I will be able to write full-time eventually.

Right now, I have to spend more than half of my work time on editing.  Another half of the remaining potential writing time is spent on data analysis and marketing.  I'd like to be in a position where I could hire an assistant to do the latter for me.  I'd love to be in a position where I could do less editing and a lot more writing.





At the $1 pledge level, you'll get to read patron-only posts, which includes chapters of books I'm currently writing or have recently finished, and sometimes other things I never post anywhere else.

At the $2 pledge level, you'll also get an e-book copy of the current book when I finish it.

At the $4 pledge level, you'll get all that, plus bonus behind the scenes posts, and a signed paperback copy of the current book when I finish it.  It will probably also be a numbered copy, since I number the first fifty copies I sign.

I usually make five paid posts per month.  (So if you pledge $1, expect that to be $1 x 5 posts = $5 per month.)  Occasionally it's one more or one less, but it's most often five.



What I'm currently working on:
I'm currently posting the Magical Mayhem series.  At some point after I start either Weredodo Baker or White Magic Academy, I'll take a break from Magical Mayhem and start posting one of those until it's complete.  The other one will likely follow.

As a bonus, I'm also posting a new re-lettered strip of A Magical Roommate every Friday except for the first Friday of every month, which is when I post the new page of To Prevent World Peace.


Tiers
Early Reader
$1 or more per chapter 3 patrons
Delighted to have you!


You'll have access to read each chapter as soon as I post it.

Eager Reader
$2 or more per chapter 4 patrons
Get the e-books!


You'll get access to read each chapter as soon as I post it, and you'll also get an e-book copy of each book after the whole thing is posted.

Avid Reader
$4 or more per chapter 1 patron
And a print book!


You'll get access to read the chapters as soon as I post them, you'll get an e-book after the whole thing is posted, and you'll also get a print book after the whole thing is posted.


Plus bonus behind the scenes posts, including deleted scenes and earlier drafts, most of which I won't post anywhere else.

Goals
$14 of $50 per chapter
If I reach this point, I will write a new short story every month, in addition to normal posts.  These short stories will be exclusive to Patreon for at least six months.
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I'm Emily Martha Sorensen.  I write clean fantasy books.  My books are clean enough for kids, smart enough for adults, and funny enough to make you laugh.  I write for all age levels.  Think of my style as somewhat like Pixar -- minus the angst, because I think humor is both more fun and much more thought-provoking.  :P





Clean, uplifting books are not an easy way to make a living.  Most of the money-making stories are dark, angsty, or dirty.  That's not to say that there aren't clean, wonderful stories that are Blockbuster hits, but for most storytellers, it's an uphill battle.

Despite the fact that I've been making comics steadily since 2003, despite the fact that I have over thirty books published, writing is currently only 25% of my income.

Because I am the primary wage-earner for my family, that means my writing time is limited severely by two things:

a) The need to make a living doing other things (primarily editing work), and
b) The need to spend grostesque amounts of time and money on advertising to try to find new readers, in the hopes that I will be able to write full-time eventually.

Right now, I have to spend more than half of my work time on editing.  Another half of the remaining potential writing time is spent on data analysis and marketing.  I'd like to be in a position where I could hire an assistant to do the latter for me.  I'd love to be in a position where I could do less editing and a lot more writing.





At the $1 pledge level, you'll get to read patron-only posts, which includes chapters of books I'm currently writing or have recently finished, and sometimes other things I never post anywhere else.

At the $2 pledge level, you'll also get an e-book copy of the current book when I finish it.

At the $4 pledge level, you'll get all that, plus bonus behind the scenes posts, and a signed paperback copy of the current book when I finish it.  It will probably also be a numbered copy, since I number the first fifty copies I sign.

I usually make five paid posts per month.  (So if you pledge $1, expect that to be $1 x 5 posts = $5 per month.)  Occasionally it's one more or one less, but it's most often five.



What I'm currently working on:
I'm currently posting the Magical Mayhem series.  At some point after I start either Weredodo Baker or White Magic Academy, I'll take a break from Magical Mayhem and start posting one of those until it's complete.  The other one will likely follow.

As a bonus, I'm also posting a new re-lettered strip of A Magical Roommate every Friday except for the first Friday of every month, which is when I post the new page of To Prevent World Peace.


Recent posts by Emily Martha Sorensen

Tiers
Early Reader
$1 or more per chapter 3 patrons
Delighted to have you!


You'll have access to read each chapter as soon as I post it.

Eager Reader
$2 or more per chapter 4 patrons
Get the e-books!


You'll get access to read each chapter as soon as I post it, and you'll also get an e-book copy of each book after the whole thing is posted.

Avid Reader
$4 or more per chapter 1 patron
And a print book!


You'll get access to read the chapters as soon as I post them, you'll get an e-book after the whole thing is posted, and you'll also get a print book after the whole thing is posted.


Plus bonus behind the scenes posts, including deleted scenes and earlier drafts, most of which I won't post anywhere else.