Erika Sauter is creating real life stories.
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Hi there, Erika here! Welcome to my canvas on the internet! 

Chances are you've seen my work online somewhere and enjoyed it enough to click on the link that led you here. Thank you! This makes me very happy 😊.

I'm an independent writer. I write personal narrative and literary journalism pieces. If it's happened on my journey, here is where you'll find it. Great stories aren't written on words alone. It's a compilation of creative processes. I use different materials such as photography, video, illustration and journaling when building on a story idea and in the end, I hope my stories act as a seed others will grow from. 

With your support I'm able to share my work on the World Wide Web open and free to the public. The internet (and the humans who use it) are a powerful tool. Just as fast as hate and fear spread, so can happiness and hope. I want to be that light. 

Patreon is an act of good faith. It's your support in exchange for my work. It's a partnership in the crusade to heal the world with art, literature and music via the internet. I'm aware I need to earn your support, and that support comes in many forms. Here's how you can help! 

1. Become a member of my Patreon community. 

Sign up for the membership tier of your choice. Each tier has new perks and all the perks from the previous reward tiers. As little as $1 a month gets you backstage and $2 automatically enters you for a chance to with the "Grand Prize," backstage pass included. There's five tiers to chose from. 

Your patronage supports reading and research materials, visual art and writing, video and photography devices, software and supplies, internet service (WiFi and Mobile hotspot), independent publishing expenses and my time.  

2. Make a contribution via Paypal

$5 helps my local community and I support one another. It'll either purchase a cup of coffee at Brickhouse while I take up space writing or the registration fee for a workshop at the public library.  

$10 covers the expense of local and independently owned newspapers which I use for research (and as an educational tool). I purchase in print, the Sunday editions of the Iowa City Press Citizen and The Gazette, and the weekly edition of the 'Burg Journal Tribune.

$50 amps up my photography and art supplies. 

$100 covers the expense of gas, groceries and campsite fees for a four day weekend getaway for me and my family ❤.

3. Share on Social Media

Support my work by sharing it on your social media. Please share stories, photographs, artwork, videos, everything! All of it! This will ensure my efforts reach epic proportions! 

4. Follow Me Here and on Social Media

I know, Patreon is another platform you'll need to use but if you have an IPhone or Android you can download the app and select whether to receive push notifications when I post or email alerts. It's easy and convenient!

Follow me on InstagramTwitter and Facebook, and share, engage and enjoy photos of our (12) cats. Meow.  

Let's do this. 

Much love,
Erika

“I want life. I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it. I want, for as much of the time as possible in this blink-of-an-eye existence we have, to feel all that can be felt.” - Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive
Tiers
Backstage Pass
$1 or more per month

Here's what's on the other side:


  • Exclusive access to my commonplace notes, ideas, scribbles and doodles.
  • Early access to stories, articles and essays. 
  • Patron only monthly newsletter stuffed with updates and visuals, successes and failures. 
  • 24/7 access to the (patron only) Backstage- Hangout channel via Discord.  
  • Monthly Q&A live stream.


Includes:

  •  A handmade welcome and membership anniversary postcard.  
Includes Discord rewards
Grand Prize Entry
$2 or more per month

(Winner(s) will be randomly chosen out of a hat by a family member and announced on the first day of each month). 


The grand prize package: 

  • A video coffee date with me where we talk about whatever. (Unless you're in Eastern Iowa. If so, let's meet!)
  • An interview/ write up highlighting you in the monthly patron newsletter. 
  • My creative pocket journal for the winning month filled with photographs, drawings and notes.
  • A set of 10 blank postcards of original photography. 


Includes:

  • A Backstage Pass
Includes Discord rewards
Deluxe Package
$5 or more per month
  • Access to behind the scenes via Patreon Lens (video stories!) with the occasional guest appearance of my husband, kids and our TWELVE CATS.
  • Free digital downloads of original photography and art each month. 

Includes:

  • A Backstage Pass
  • Grand Prize Entry
Includes Discord rewards
The Book Club
$10 or more per month

(The Book Club meets the first Monday of the month).


  • A set of handmade bookmarks for your page saving pleasure.  
  • 24/7 access to the Book Club Chat channel via Discord.  
  • Access to my highlights and notes. 

Includes:

  • A Backstage pass
  • The Deluxe Package
  • Grand Prize Entry 



Includes Discord rewards
Angel Investor
$100 or more per month
  • Monthly one-on-one 30 minute video coffee date.
  • Gratitude goody bag 4 X a year.
  • Your name in the 'angel investor' acknowledgement of my work.  

Includes:

  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS. EVERYTHING. YOU GET IT ALL.  YES!


Honorary Jim Reeves tierBFF  

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
10% complete
Thanks to all of you my work is 100% sustainable. Celebration  plans are already in the works and it's going to be BIG! I'll keep you posted!
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Hi there, Erika here! Welcome to my canvas on the internet! 

Chances are you've seen my work online somewhere and enjoyed it enough to click on the link that led you here. Thank you! This makes me very happy 😊.

I'm an independent writer. I write personal narrative and literary journalism pieces. If it's happened on my journey, here is where you'll find it. Great stories aren't written on words alone. It's a compilation of creative processes. I use different materials such as photography, video, illustration and journaling when building on a story idea and in the end, I hope my stories act as a seed others will grow from. 

With your support I'm able to share my work on the World Wide Web open and free to the public. The internet (and the humans who use it) are a powerful tool. Just as fast as hate and fear spread, so can happiness and hope. I want to be that light. 

Patreon is an act of good faith. It's your support in exchange for my work. It's a partnership in the crusade to heal the world with art, literature and music via the internet. I'm aware I need to earn your support, and that support comes in many forms. Here's how you can help! 

1. Become a member of my Patreon community. 

Sign up for the membership tier of your choice. Each tier has new perks and all the perks from the previous reward tiers. As little as $1 a month gets you backstage and $2 automatically enters you for a chance to with the "Grand Prize," backstage pass included. There's five tiers to chose from. 

Your patronage supports reading and research materials, visual art and writing, video and photography devices, software and supplies, internet service (WiFi and Mobile hotspot), independent publishing expenses and my time.  

2. Make a contribution via Paypal

$5 helps my local community and I support one another. It'll either purchase a cup of coffee at Brickhouse while I take up space writing or the registration fee for a workshop at the public library.  

$10 covers the expense of local and independently owned newspapers which I use for research (and as an educational tool). I purchase in print, the Sunday editions of the Iowa City Press Citizen and The Gazette, and the weekly edition of the 'Burg Journal Tribune.

$50 amps up my photography and art supplies. 

$100 covers the expense of gas, groceries and campsite fees for a four day weekend getaway for me and my family ❤.

3. Share on Social Media

Support my work by sharing it on your social media. Please share stories, photographs, artwork, videos, everything! All of it! This will ensure my efforts reach epic proportions! 

4. Follow Me Here and on Social Media

I know, Patreon is another platform you'll need to use but if you have an IPhone or Android you can download the app and select whether to receive push notifications when I post or email alerts. It's easy and convenient!

Follow me on InstagramTwitter and Facebook, and share, engage and enjoy photos of our (12) cats. Meow.  

Let's do this. 

Much love,
Erika

“I want life. I want to read it and write it and feel it and live it. I want, for as much of the time as possible in this blink-of-an-eye existence we have, to feel all that can be felt.” - Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Recent posts by Erika Sauter

Tiers
Backstage Pass
$1 or more per month

Here's what's on the other side:


  • Exclusive access to my commonplace notes, ideas, scribbles and doodles.
  • Early access to stories, articles and essays. 
  • Patron only monthly newsletter stuffed with updates and visuals, successes and failures. 
  • 24/7 access to the (patron only) Backstage- Hangout channel via Discord.  
  • Monthly Q&A live stream.


Includes:

  •  A handmade welcome and membership anniversary postcard.  
Includes Discord rewards
Grand Prize Entry
$2 or more per month

(Winner(s) will be randomly chosen out of a hat by a family member and announced on the first day of each month). 


The grand prize package: 

  • A video coffee date with me where we talk about whatever. (Unless you're in Eastern Iowa. If so, let's meet!)
  • An interview/ write up highlighting you in the monthly patron newsletter. 
  • My creative pocket journal for the winning month filled with photographs, drawings and notes.
  • A set of 10 blank postcards of original photography. 


Includes:

  • A Backstage Pass
Includes Discord rewards
Deluxe Package
$5 or more per month
  • Access to behind the scenes via Patreon Lens (video stories!) with the occasional guest appearance of my husband, kids and our TWELVE CATS.
  • Free digital downloads of original photography and art each month. 

Includes:

  • A Backstage Pass
  • Grand Prize Entry
Includes Discord rewards
The Book Club
$10 or more per month

(The Book Club meets the first Monday of the month).


  • A set of handmade bookmarks for your page saving pleasure.  
  • 24/7 access to the Book Club Chat channel via Discord.  
  • Access to my highlights and notes. 

Includes:

  • A Backstage pass
  • The Deluxe Package
  • Grand Prize Entry 



Includes Discord rewards
Angel Investor
$100 or more per month
  • Monthly one-on-one 30 minute video coffee date.
  • Gratitude goody bag 4 X a year.
  • Your name in the 'angel investor' acknowledgement of my work.  

Includes:

  • ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS. EVERYTHING. YOU GET IT ALL.  YES!


Honorary Jim Reeves tierBFF  

Includes Discord rewards