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patrons

This Patreon community is a critical part of my creative process. What began as a curious experiment has become a community whose support helps me keep my center and lets me explore new avenues with delight.

2018 has been a year of quiet for me in the outside world, but it's been vibrant inside my Patreon community. I've shared my works in progress and plans for the future, and I'm always writing stories exclusively for them, from short snippets and letters to long serial novels unlike anything I've yet to publish. My patrons always know what's coming in my work, and they're the first to get anything published independently, often months ahead of time. (I also give them incredible customer service.) Patrons can also order print books and get access to backlist titles in print and ebook.

I'm often shifting reward levels as I work out what works best for my patrons and for me. Please keep giving me feedback as to what works for you and what doesn't. 

A little more about me: I've published over thirty LGBT romance novels (go to heidicullinan.com to check them out), and I intend to write many more. I've found participating in Patreon feeds my muse and helps me create the novels you really want at the end of the day a little faster. I do monthly book giveaways, share behind-the-scenes information, and depending on the level you pledge at, you might get to name a character or beta read a novel.

Being a patron is NOT the only way to get my stuff, and every novel I offer here will always, eventually, be for sale in the traditional manner. But patrons do get things first, and there are some things for patron eyes only, such as letters from characters, excerpts, and shorts.

Come join the community! We can't wait to have you with us.

Still curious about what we do? Here are some samples of exclusive material available to patrons, with links for the posts in the archives. More are on the way.

An Olympic Moment, a short story from the Love Lessons series where Elijah and the gang watch Adam Rippon perform at the 2018 Olympics

The first scene of The Doctor's Secret, coming out in 2019 from Dreamspinner Press

The second scene of The Doctor's Secret, coming out in 2019 from Dreamspinner Press

Princess Gisa Writes to Her Cousin, a letter from Princess Gisa (introduced in Clockwork Heart) to her cousin the Duchess about her travels with the crew of The Brass Farthing.

A potential opening scene for Clockwork Pirate, short version and a longer version.

In progress: Heidi is editing The Doctor's Date, a novel for Dreamspinner Press coming out in 2019, writing Rebel Heart, coming out in 2019, and writing The Dragon's Consort, a patron exclusive serial story. She'll soon start drafting The Doctor's Orders, also for Dreamspinner Press in 2019.
Tiers
Chatty Cathy
$1 or more per month
  • Patrons at this level more than 2 months get new indie titles in ebook from Heidi automatically when finished (usually 2 months before retail release)
  • Weekly updates and rambles about Heidi about her work, anime, manga, books, things she's doing, probably cats
  • Can order from back list when paperback rewards go out (must pay shipping)
  • Can join us in our private Discord server for daily chatting
Includes Discord rewards
Book Basic
$3 or more per month
  • Automatically get new indie titles in ebook from Heidi automatically when finished (usually to months before retail release) even if you joined this month
  • See new covers and blurbs early
  • A few more weekly updates about Heidi's work, with teasers
  • Throwback Thursday posts (surprise snippets from old material at least once a month, often more, chosen by the Directors)
Includes Discord rewards
Artists
$5 or more per month
  • One new original artwork of one of my characters (drawn by my daughter Anna, not me) each month, exclusive to this level and up
  • Read as-it's-written (raw and unedited) work written by Heidi exclusive to Patreon, novels, short stories, novellas
Includes Discord rewards
Directors
$10 or more per month

  • Help Heidi decide what to post for Throwback Thursday, what art Anna should draw
  • Be a sounding board for Heidi's ideas when she's stuck on story progress
  • Help think of Discord chat ideas
  • Possibly a lot of other stuff, you're in charge here, tell me what you want, this is your tier to boss me around about the Patreon!
Includes Discord rewards
Works in Progress
$15 or more per month
  • Get to read some of and discuss in-process Heidi's indie and for-publisher works in progress novels as she writes them. It won't be the whole novel in serial form yet (not how she writes these, not in a nice tidy order, alas) but you'll get a lot more information as we go than most people.
  • Indie audiobook draft if one is released that month

Includes Discord rewards
Paperback reader
$20 or more per month
  • One paperback released per month, free shipping domestic, up to $5 off international shipping (International shipping is free if you've been at this level for more than two months)
  • Can order paperbacks from backlist at any time (must pay shipping)
Includes Discord rewards
Backlist, Baby
$30 or more per month
  • $10 off international shipping of paperback rewards (International shipping is free if you've been at this level for more than one month)
  • Can request 2 indie ebooks from backlist on joining, 2 more each additional month
Includes Discord rewards
International PB Reader/Super Backlist
$40 or more per month
  • Free international shipping of paperback copies for rewards
  • Can request 3 indie ebooks from backlist on joining, 3 more each additional month

Includes Discord rewards
Live and in Person
$50 or more per month
  • Can request 4 indie ebooks from backlist on joining, 4 more each additional month
  • Can receive one backlist paperback upon joining, another in three months, another three months after that (free shipping anywhere)
  • Will read and respond to 50 pages of your manuscript (must give me 30 days to respond)
  • Live copyediting updates of books as I approach editing phase one (publisher books and indie)
Includes Discord rewards
Betas
$75 or more per month
  • Option to beta read the draft of all Heidi’s novels (publisher and indie) as they go to her editor
  • Name listed in the novel’s credits
  • Can ask for ten backlist titles upon joining, ten more the month after that
  • Receive ebook ARCs from publishers
  • Ask to be cast in a novel (or cast someone you love in a novel)
  • Can receive two backlist paperbacks upon joining, another two in three months (free shipping anywhere)
Includes Discord rewards
Muses
$100 or more per month
  • Can ask to purchase any backlist title anytime, free shipping anywhere
  • Listed on my website as a patron (unless you ask not to be listed)
  • Can receive 3 free paperbacks upon joining, 3 more in three months
  • Can receive all backlist titles in ebook upon joining
  • Receive all print and ebook ARCs from publishers
  • Whisper ideas to Heidi for a story
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
221 of 300 patrons
When I reach 300 patrons, we'll have a movie or anime marathon viewing party online with discussion in Discord or some online server.
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This Patreon community is a critical part of my creative process. What began as a curious experiment has become a community whose support helps me keep my center and lets me explore new avenues with delight.

2018 has been a year of quiet for me in the outside world, but it's been vibrant inside my Patreon community. I've shared my works in progress and plans for the future, and I'm always writing stories exclusively for them, from short snippets and letters to long serial novels unlike anything I've yet to publish. My patrons always know what's coming in my work, and they're the first to get anything published independently, often months ahead of time. (I also give them incredible customer service.) Patrons can also order print books and get access to backlist titles in print and ebook.

I'm often shifting reward levels as I work out what works best for my patrons and for me. Please keep giving me feedback as to what works for you and what doesn't. 

A little more about me: I've published over thirty LGBT romance novels (go to heidicullinan.com to check them out), and I intend to write many more. I've found participating in Patreon feeds my muse and helps me create the novels you really want at the end of the day a little faster. I do monthly book giveaways, share behind-the-scenes information, and depending on the level you pledge at, you might get to name a character or beta read a novel.

Being a patron is NOT the only way to get my stuff, and every novel I offer here will always, eventually, be for sale in the traditional manner. But patrons do get things first, and there are some things for patron eyes only, such as letters from characters, excerpts, and shorts.

Come join the community! We can't wait to have you with us.

Still curious about what we do? Here are some samples of exclusive material available to patrons, with links for the posts in the archives. More are on the way.

An Olympic Moment, a short story from the Love Lessons series where Elijah and the gang watch Adam Rippon perform at the 2018 Olympics

The first scene of The Doctor's Secret, coming out in 2019 from Dreamspinner Press

The second scene of The Doctor's Secret, coming out in 2019 from Dreamspinner Press

Princess Gisa Writes to Her Cousin, a letter from Princess Gisa (introduced in Clockwork Heart) to her cousin the Duchess about her travels with the crew of The Brass Farthing.

A potential opening scene for Clockwork Pirate, short version and a longer version.

In progress: Heidi is editing The Doctor's Date, a novel for Dreamspinner Press coming out in 2019, writing Rebel Heart, coming out in 2019, and writing The Dragon's Consort, a patron exclusive serial story. She'll soon start drafting The Doctor's Orders, also for Dreamspinner Press in 2019.

Recent posts by Heidi Cullinan

Tiers
Chatty Cathy
$1 or more per month
  • Patrons at this level more than 2 months get new indie titles in ebook from Heidi automatically when finished (usually 2 months before retail release)
  • Weekly updates and rambles about Heidi about her work, anime, manga, books, things she's doing, probably cats
  • Can order from back list when paperback rewards go out (must pay shipping)
  • Can join us in our private Discord server for daily chatting
Includes Discord rewards
Book Basic
$3 or more per month
  • Automatically get new indie titles in ebook from Heidi automatically when finished (usually to months before retail release) even if you joined this month
  • See new covers and blurbs early
  • A few more weekly updates about Heidi's work, with teasers
  • Throwback Thursday posts (surprise snippets from old material at least once a month, often more, chosen by the Directors)
Includes Discord rewards
Artists
$5 or more per month
  • One new original artwork of one of my characters (drawn by my daughter Anna, not me) each month, exclusive to this level and up
  • Read as-it's-written (raw and unedited) work written by Heidi exclusive to Patreon, novels, short stories, novellas
Includes Discord rewards
Directors
$10 or more per month

  • Help Heidi decide what to post for Throwback Thursday, what art Anna should draw
  • Be a sounding board for Heidi's ideas when she's stuck on story progress
  • Help think of Discord chat ideas
  • Possibly a lot of other stuff, you're in charge here, tell me what you want, this is your tier to boss me around about the Patreon!
Includes Discord rewards
Works in Progress
$15 or more per month
  • Get to read some of and discuss in-process Heidi's indie and for-publisher works in progress novels as she writes them. It won't be the whole novel in serial form yet (not how she writes these, not in a nice tidy order, alas) but you'll get a lot more information as we go than most people.
  • Indie audiobook draft if one is released that month

Includes Discord rewards
Paperback reader
$20 or more per month
  • One paperback released per month, free shipping domestic, up to $5 off international shipping (International shipping is free if you've been at this level for more than two months)
  • Can order paperbacks from backlist at any time (must pay shipping)
Includes Discord rewards
Backlist, Baby
$30 or more per month
  • $10 off international shipping of paperback rewards (International shipping is free if you've been at this level for more than one month)
  • Can request 2 indie ebooks from backlist on joining, 2 more each additional month
Includes Discord rewards
International PB Reader/Super Backlist
$40 or more per month
  • Free international shipping of paperback copies for rewards
  • Can request 3 indie ebooks from backlist on joining, 3 more each additional month

Includes Discord rewards
Live and in Person
$50 or more per month
  • Can request 4 indie ebooks from backlist on joining, 4 more each additional month
  • Can receive one backlist paperback upon joining, another in three months, another three months after that (free shipping anywhere)
  • Will read and respond to 50 pages of your manuscript (must give me 30 days to respond)
  • Live copyediting updates of books as I approach editing phase one (publisher books and indie)
Includes Discord rewards
Betas
$75 or more per month
  • Option to beta read the draft of all Heidi’s novels (publisher and indie) as they go to her editor
  • Name listed in the novel’s credits
  • Can ask for ten backlist titles upon joining, ten more the month after that
  • Receive ebook ARCs from publishers
  • Ask to be cast in a novel (or cast someone you love in a novel)
  • Can receive two backlist paperbacks upon joining, another two in three months (free shipping anywhere)
Includes Discord rewards
Muses
$100 or more per month
  • Can ask to purchase any backlist title anytime, free shipping anywhere
  • Listed on my website as a patron (unless you ask not to be listed)
  • Can receive 3 free paperbacks upon joining, 3 more in three months
  • Can receive all backlist titles in ebook upon joining
  • Receive all print and ebook ARCs from publishers
  • Whisper ideas to Heidi for a story
Includes Discord rewards