Stacey Lehaneis creating hopepunk fiction and art
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We're a one-tier household over here, so welcome to the Squad. This tier gets you access to:
- Password protected works in progress on my website
- Live writing sessions on Google Docs
- A personal shoutout in the footer of my blog posts
- Behind the scenes commentary on projects (and me)
- Random giveaways
And other cool stuff along the way. Thanks so much for the support!
About Stacey Lehane
Hi, I'm Stacey. I’m an independent artist with an abundance of interests and a scarcity of spoons.
I write spec fiction, design vector patterns, illustrate bad puns, and blog about everything from storytelling to chronic illness to queer representation to pop culture. I create from the margins and I have a lot of thoughts on that.
My aim in creating art is to deliver something meticulously heartwarming – sometimes absurd but always optimistic. I like worlds where the girl gets the girl, axolotls can kickflip, and monsters are real but are mostly your bros. Life is hard; hug a werewolf.
My current projects include:
- The Princess Lottery - A queer fantasy novel that's being released chapter by chapter as I write it.
- Hug Your Local Werewolf - A queer urban fantasy serial co-written with my pal, Mel. This one is monetised through a separate Patreon over here.
- A sporadic series of queerified twisted fairytales.
- An ongoing series of vector patterns and illustrations.
- An ever-expanding catalogue of fanfiction and fanart across various fandoms.
Why Patreon?I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2016. Since then I've had three surgeries, developed chronic pain, and have had to give up regular work. My budget is still holding that last bit against me.
Which is where Patreon comes in.
This is a way for me to monetise my creativity. It allows me to work when I can and rest when I can't. It also lets me split my focus between my fiction, my blogging, and my art.
I'm so poor right now. Just... so so poor. Being sick is expensive as balls. This means I'm forced to prioritise work that will help me pay my bills now. My patrons' support means my fiction, art, and blogging all make the cut and I couldn't be more grateful.
I never intended to become a full-time artist but goddammit, I'm gonna make this work.
ThanksIf you made it this far, thanks so much for reading. If you've decided to become a patron, welcome to the Thunderdome, we have accessible seating.
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$300 (roughly) covers my medical expenses per month.