Eric Avery is creating fantasy novels and stories
2

patrons

$18
per month


Who is this guy?
Greetings, fair reader! I offer you a challenge: can you name a mainstream fantasy character who is LGBT? Lord of the Rings? Nope. Harry Potter? Not in the books themselves. Marvel Cinematic Universe? Maybe there's "no audience" for that.

I've been reading fantasy fiction since I was very young, and in that time, I've rarely seen myself represented in the stories I love. So after decades of wanting it to be true, I've decided to make it happen for myself.

My name is Eric Avery, and I'm a writer (who happens to be gay) who strongly believes in authentic, diverse races, sexualities and genders being present in mainstream fantasy. Most of what I write incorporates these characters.

Is this worth my time?
You don't need to be a patron to read my books. All of the chapters of my current novel "The Path of Mages" are public and free for everyone to read. It's a young adult fantasy (imagine that J.K. Rowling and Mercedes Lackey had a baby) that focuses on finding your place in the world (what we writerly types call "coming of age"), magical insanity, body-swapping villains, and a plethora of LGBT-positive heroes and villains in a genre that badly needs more diversity. Oh, and the story is actually great too. This isn't an SJW project.

Why should I support this unknown writer?

I've been writing stories since grade two, and still have them tucked under a bed in my parent's house. I've always wanted to write stories for a living, but let's face it: it's not very realistic. If you enjoy what I write, consider supporting me so that I can make a small humble living on my passion. I develop a ton of content for patrons so that you get to follow along on my journey as I write novels and have some fun along the way! Take a look at the rewards for more info. :)

If you've read this far: THANK YOU! If you're a lover of fantasy fiction, or a fiction writer yourself, I hope you'll be as passionate about this endeavour as I am. I believe in making my own magic, and writing stories and characters that I wish were around when I was a struggling gay kid. I hope you enjoy them! 
Rewards
Fantasy Lover
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You love fantasy, you probably adore pictures of cats, and you want to support independent writers who want to make a difference in the genre. Thank you so much for your support!


Access to:

- Early access (1 week) to all chapters of the novel I'm currently writing

- Pictures of my cat =(^.^)=

Fantasy Fanatic
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You love many types of fantasy stories. I love to dabble in dark fantasy, fantasy realism, surrealism, and modern fantasy, and try out different voices and styles. A thousand thank yous!


Access to:

- All short stories (~1 per month) that are unrelated to the current novel I'm writing

- Lover tier rewards

Fantasy Savant
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You love the nitty-gritty of how a book is made, the writing process, and all the extra stuff that authors only tell you about years later in interviews that should have been included in the novels but mysteriously weren't (I'm looking at you, J.K. Rowling).


Access to:

- Chapter and story drafts

- Lore guides, character bios, sketches, inspirational material

- Removed chapters and content

- Fanatic tier rewards

- My undying gratitude for your support :)

Fantasy Adept
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You're a hero in your own mind and love this stuff so much that you think about it almost as much as I do. No, seriously, I'm insanely thankful and happy for your support!


Access to:

- Video blogs about my writing process and writing strategies

- Monthly polls for video content

- A digital copy (.PDF) of the completed novel

- A special thank you in the completed novel

- All Savant rewards

Fantasy MANIAC!
$25 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You're as obsessed with fantasy as me! Congratulations...? Seriously, if you do this, I will be groveling in most humble appreciation and thanks that I can live this dream. In addition, you'll also get:

- To name a future character in the current novel (it can be your name, or a fictional name)

- A Discord call with me to talk about anything writing! Pitch ideas, ask questions/advice, or ask lingering questions that you're just dying to know the answers to! (Though I may not be able to spoil everything for you :P)

- All tier rewards

Goals
$18 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I'll hire an artist to create visuals for the novel I'm currently writing! This could include maps, character sketches, sigils/crests/banners, and environment art!
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Who is this guy?
Greetings, fair reader! I offer you a challenge: can you name a mainstream fantasy character who is LGBT? Lord of the Rings? Nope. Harry Potter? Not in the books themselves. Marvel Cinematic Universe? Maybe there's "no audience" for that.

I've been reading fantasy fiction since I was very young, and in that time, I've rarely seen myself represented in the stories I love. So after decades of wanting it to be true, I've decided to make it happen for myself.

My name is Eric Avery, and I'm a writer (who happens to be gay) who strongly believes in authentic, diverse races, sexualities and genders being present in mainstream fantasy. Most of what I write incorporates these characters.

Is this worth my time?
You don't need to be a patron to read my books. All of the chapters of my current novel "The Path of Mages" are public and free for everyone to read. It's a young adult fantasy (imagine that J.K. Rowling and Mercedes Lackey had a baby) that focuses on finding your place in the world (what we writerly types call "coming of age"), magical insanity, body-swapping villains, and a plethora of LGBT-positive heroes and villains in a genre that badly needs more diversity. Oh, and the story is actually great too. This isn't an SJW project.

Why should I support this unknown writer?

I've been writing stories since grade two, and still have them tucked under a bed in my parent's house. I've always wanted to write stories for a living, but let's face it: it's not very realistic. If you enjoy what I write, consider supporting me so that I can make a small humble living on my passion. I develop a ton of content for patrons so that you get to follow along on my journey as I write novels and have some fun along the way! Take a look at the rewards for more info. :)

If you've read this far: THANK YOU! If you're a lover of fantasy fiction, or a fiction writer yourself, I hope you'll be as passionate about this endeavour as I am. I believe in making my own magic, and writing stories and characters that I wish were around when I was a struggling gay kid. I hope you enjoy them! 

Recent posts by Eric Avery

Rewards
Fantasy Lover
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You love fantasy, you probably adore pictures of cats, and you want to support independent writers who want to make a difference in the genre. Thank you so much for your support!


Access to:

- Early access (1 week) to all chapters of the novel I'm currently writing

- Pictures of my cat =(^.^)=

Fantasy Fanatic
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You love many types of fantasy stories. I love to dabble in dark fantasy, fantasy realism, surrealism, and modern fantasy, and try out different voices and styles. A thousand thank yous!


Access to:

- All short stories (~1 per month) that are unrelated to the current novel I'm writing

- Lover tier rewards

Fantasy Savant
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You love the nitty-gritty of how a book is made, the writing process, and all the extra stuff that authors only tell you about years later in interviews that should have been included in the novels but mysteriously weren't (I'm looking at you, J.K. Rowling).


Access to:

- Chapter and story drafts

- Lore guides, character bios, sketches, inspirational material

- Removed chapters and content

- Fanatic tier rewards

- My undying gratitude for your support :)

Fantasy Adept
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You're a hero in your own mind and love this stuff so much that you think about it almost as much as I do. No, seriously, I'm insanely thankful and happy for your support!


Access to:

- Video blogs about my writing process and writing strategies

- Monthly polls for video content

- A digital copy (.PDF) of the completed novel

- A special thank you in the completed novel

- All Savant rewards

Fantasy MANIAC!
$25 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You're as obsessed with fantasy as me! Congratulations...? Seriously, if you do this, I will be groveling in most humble appreciation and thanks that I can live this dream. In addition, you'll also get:

- To name a future character in the current novel (it can be your name, or a fictional name)

- A Discord call with me to talk about anything writing! Pitch ideas, ask questions/advice, or ask lingering questions that you're just dying to know the answers to! (Though I may not be able to spoil everything for you :P)

- All tier rewards