Lorena Haldeman is creating serialized science fiction/space opera
31
patrons
$310
per month
Hey, y'all. I have a lot to live up to. Both my father and uncle are science fiction writers. While they never steered me specifically to follow in their footsteps, they did always encourage me to follow my heart and do what I want to do. What I do for my "day job" - if you can call it a job, as it seems more like a fun time - is Make Things. I make pottery - functional, quirky ceramics designed to see years of use and to bring you years of joy. I dye yarn - everything from fingering/sock weight to worsted (even some spinning fiber) generally in repeatable colorways (although I do have the occasional mishap/One Hit Wonder) with a boozy, or science fiction, or "great" 80s music inspiration. I make soap - I'm the kind of person who can't walk near a Farmer's Market without buying some locally made soap, and I'm addicted to fragrances... so I started learning to make soap to maybe quell my addiction a bit. Hahahah, that didn't work any more than learning to make my own mugs put a damper on my coffee mug addiction. 

Anyway.

What I want to do now is to make something new. I want to share a story with you... a story that spans generations and locations in a universe of my own making, inspired by a lifetime of reading science fiction and fantasy. Ideas grown from seeds that were planted in my childhood by knowing and living alongside writers and artists and editors. Think of this less like a novel, however, and more like... more like the old serialized stories in pulp magazines. Or the old adventure movies that would end on a cliffhanger and get you to come back for the next installment to learn what happened. More like an ongoing comic than a standalone novel (although trust me, you do not want me to draw a comic for you!). 

Care to come along for the ride? I'd love to have you. Consider this an invitation to come along - to enjoy the ride, to give feedback to the driver, to always look forward to the next chapter.
Tiers
Shooting Stars
$1 or more per month
Shooting Stars help me in ways they can't imagine. Seriously. Every little bit helps. So! What are the rewards? 


- access to my patron-only feed

- one chapter a month (first Sunday of the month)

- one monthly blog post wherein I recommend something I think you might like (an artist, a book, a series, an album, whatever). I'll tell you why I like it, what it means to me, and why I think you might like it as well. 

Comets
$3 or more per month
Comets help to blaze the trail.  What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars get

- on months with five Sundays, a bonus short story of character backstory, history of the universe, or introduction of characters who will come into play later



Planets
$8 or more per month
Planets, you are everything.  What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars and Comets get

- a physical post card mailed, with a picture I take that I don't publish on my blog or social media, and a caption that explains the photo. Sunsets, tortoises, scenes from a life. 


Stars
$20 or more per month
Stars. I mean, really. Need I say more? What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars, Comets, and Planets get

- an online monthly Discord text-based chat, where we can have a half-hour or so together and just talk about different things (ask me questions, or tell me about your day!). The chats will be run on different days of the week and times of day on a rotating schedule so that patrons in various time zones will be able to attend. 

Includes Discord rewards
Solar Systems
$50 or more per month only 9 left
Whoa, Solar Systems! Things are getting big, here, yo! This is for my fellow yarnies (shout out to the knitters and crocheters in the house, I know you're here!).  What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars, Comets, Planets, and Stars get

- one skein of yarn (dyer's choice of base, but it will be one of the standard HaldeCraft base yarns; sock, sport, DK, or worsted) dyed in a "One-Hit Wonder" (one time only) colorway per month. Colors will range between semi-solids and multi-colors. This includes shipping.


Includes Discord rewards
Constellations
$100 or more per month only 9 left
What, what?! Constellations! People so wonderful that all I can do is stand in the yard at night and stare at them in wonder and amazement. What are the rewards? 

- everything that Shooting Stars, Comets, Planets, and Stars get

- one handmade ceramic piece (most probably a mug, but occasionally a serving plate, or other creative yet functional item) each month. This includes shipping.


Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$310 of $500 per month
When we reach $500/month, I'll host a Google Hangout (or Skype, or Facetime, or whatever most people have access to and/or is the easiest) for patrons every other month, where we can have a little chat and maybe a drink together (just tea, what?!). The hangouts will be run on different days of the week and times of day on a rotating schedule so that patrons in various time zones will be able to attend.
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Hey, y'all. I have a lot to live up to. Both my father and uncle are science fiction writers. While they never steered me specifically to follow in their footsteps, they did always encourage me to follow my heart and do what I want to do. What I do for my "day job" - if you can call it a job, as it seems more like a fun time - is Make Things. I make pottery - functional, quirky ceramics designed to see years of use and to bring you years of joy. I dye yarn - everything from fingering/sock weight to worsted (even some spinning fiber) generally in repeatable colorways (although I do have the occasional mishap/One Hit Wonder) with a boozy, or science fiction, or "great" 80s music inspiration. I make soap - I'm the kind of person who can't walk near a Farmer's Market without buying some locally made soap, and I'm addicted to fragrances... so I started learning to make soap to maybe quell my addiction a bit. Hahahah, that didn't work any more than learning to make my own mugs put a damper on my coffee mug addiction. 

Anyway.

What I want to do now is to make something new. I want to share a story with you... a story that spans generations and locations in a universe of my own making, inspired by a lifetime of reading science fiction and fantasy. Ideas grown from seeds that were planted in my childhood by knowing and living alongside writers and artists and editors. Think of this less like a novel, however, and more like... more like the old serialized stories in pulp magazines. Or the old adventure movies that would end on a cliffhanger and get you to come back for the next installment to learn what happened. More like an ongoing comic than a standalone novel (although trust me, you do not want me to draw a comic for you!). 

Care to come along for the ride? I'd love to have you. Consider this an invitation to come along - to enjoy the ride, to give feedback to the driver, to always look forward to the next chapter.

Recent posts by Lorena Haldeman

Tiers
Shooting Stars
$1 or more per month
Shooting Stars help me in ways they can't imagine. Seriously. Every little bit helps. So! What are the rewards? 


- access to my patron-only feed

- one chapter a month (first Sunday of the month)

- one monthly blog post wherein I recommend something I think you might like (an artist, a book, a series, an album, whatever). I'll tell you why I like it, what it means to me, and why I think you might like it as well. 

Comets
$3 or more per month
Comets help to blaze the trail.  What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars get

- on months with five Sundays, a bonus short story of character backstory, history of the universe, or introduction of characters who will come into play later



Planets
$8 or more per month
Planets, you are everything.  What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars and Comets get

- a physical post card mailed, with a picture I take that I don't publish on my blog or social media, and a caption that explains the photo. Sunsets, tortoises, scenes from a life. 


Stars
$20 or more per month
Stars. I mean, really. Need I say more? What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars, Comets, and Planets get

- an online monthly Discord text-based chat, where we can have a half-hour or so together and just talk about different things (ask me questions, or tell me about your day!). The chats will be run on different days of the week and times of day on a rotating schedule so that patrons in various time zones will be able to attend. 

Includes Discord rewards
Solar Systems
$50 or more per month only 9 left
Whoa, Solar Systems! Things are getting big, here, yo! This is for my fellow yarnies (shout out to the knitters and crocheters in the house, I know you're here!).  What are the rewards? 


- everything that Shooting Stars, Comets, Planets, and Stars get

- one skein of yarn (dyer's choice of base, but it will be one of the standard HaldeCraft base yarns; sock, sport, DK, or worsted) dyed in a "One-Hit Wonder" (one time only) colorway per month. Colors will range between semi-solids and multi-colors. This includes shipping.


Includes Discord rewards
Constellations
$100 or more per month only 9 left
What, what?! Constellations! People so wonderful that all I can do is stand in the yard at night and stare at them in wonder and amazement. What are the rewards? 

- everything that Shooting Stars, Comets, Planets, and Stars get

- one handmade ceramic piece (most probably a mug, but occasionally a serving plate, or other creative yet functional item) each month. This includes shipping.


Includes Discord rewards