James Hanlon is creating speculative space pirate sci fi
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Preemptive thank you to future patrons! You all rule.

My name is James Hanlon and I'm a science fiction author. My first book, The Star Pirate's Folly, is a dark, young adult adventure novel that blends the classic story of Treasure Island with science fiction like Ender's Game and The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. If that sounds cool to you, it's only $2.99 on Amazon!

I'll be writing the rest of this three-part series and posting each chapter's first draft online as I write it. There are various avenues where you can get it for free, but I am here to ask that you join my Patreon community for as little as $1 per month as I grow one humble book into a career I can build my life around. The first several chapters of each book will be public, but to read the full books you'll need to become a patron.

It's no small thing, I know!

The more patrons I get, the more money I can afford to spend on cover art, editing, and advertising. Every patron will be able to give input on the story as it goes along, so if there's something that you really love, really hate, or really want to see, you can let me know! I want to write the books that you want to read.

I am focused on building a community with the overall goal of reaching 1,000 "true fans" who love my work and want to support my writing in the future. I want to make a living doing what I love, so if you can find it in your heart (wallet) to become a patron even for just $1, or to buy a copy of my books and stories, I will forever be grateful.

Thank you all.
Tiers
Grub
$1 or more per month
Loyal grubs are the foundation of any pirate crew. 


  • Any grub willing to contribute gains access to all new chapters on release and the patron-only feed featuring behind-the-scenes content and requests for feedback or suggestions.
Navigator
$3 or more per month
Skilled navigators are essential to every crew's successful journey among the stars.


  • In addition to the lower-tier reward, Navigators will get a free self-published ebook copy of my unreleased sci-fi novella, Strange Harvest, as well as access to Patreon's live-chat feature.
Quartermaster
$5 or more per month
The Quartermaster ensures that the Captain's orders are carried out on a day-to-day basis, and is also responsible for divvying up any plunder among the crew.  


  • In addition to the lower-tier rewards, Quartermasters willing to generously give $5 per month will get a free ebook copy of my first book, The Star Pirate's Folly, as well as a personalized video shoutout thanking you for your contribution.
Captain
$10 or more per month
A pirate captain is not appointed, but elected by the crew. The Captain's authority is absolute and unquestioned in the heat of battle, but during peaceful times his orders may be disregarded by a majority vote of the crew.


  • In addition to the lower-tier rewards, any Captain who sacrifices $10 per month of their own wages to fund the well-being of the crew deserves some truly valuable plunder. Captains will be personally thanked in the front matter of the books and stories I write, and I will write each Captain-tier member a custom 5-page story based on any prompt they give me. 
Goals
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At $25 per month, I will commit to releasing two chapters per week. I'm doing this anyway, but this time I'll definitely do it.
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Preemptive thank you to future patrons! You all rule.

My name is James Hanlon and I'm a science fiction author. My first book, The Star Pirate's Folly, is a dark, young adult adventure novel that blends the classic story of Treasure Island with science fiction like Ender's Game and The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress. If that sounds cool to you, it's only $2.99 on Amazon!

I'll be writing the rest of this three-part series and posting each chapter's first draft online as I write it. There are various avenues where you can get it for free, but I am here to ask that you join my Patreon community for as little as $1 per month as I grow one humble book into a career I can build my life around. The first several chapters of each book will be public, but to read the full books you'll need to become a patron.

It's no small thing, I know!

The more patrons I get, the more money I can afford to spend on cover art, editing, and advertising. Every patron will be able to give input on the story as it goes along, so if there's something that you really love, really hate, or really want to see, you can let me know! I want to write the books that you want to read.

I am focused on building a community with the overall goal of reaching 1,000 "true fans" who love my work and want to support my writing in the future. I want to make a living doing what I love, so if you can find it in your heart (wallet) to become a patron even for just $1, or to buy a copy of my books and stories, I will forever be grateful.

Thank you all.

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Tiers
Grub
$1 or more per month
Loyal grubs are the foundation of any pirate crew. 


  • Any grub willing to contribute gains access to all new chapters on release and the patron-only feed featuring behind-the-scenes content and requests for feedback or suggestions.
Navigator
$3 or more per month
Skilled navigators are essential to every crew's successful journey among the stars.


  • In addition to the lower-tier reward, Navigators will get a free self-published ebook copy of my unreleased sci-fi novella, Strange Harvest, as well as access to Patreon's live-chat feature.
Quartermaster
$5 or more per month
The Quartermaster ensures that the Captain's orders are carried out on a day-to-day basis, and is also responsible for divvying up any plunder among the crew.  


  • In addition to the lower-tier rewards, Quartermasters willing to generously give $5 per month will get a free ebook copy of my first book, The Star Pirate's Folly, as well as a personalized video shoutout thanking you for your contribution.
Captain
$10 or more per month
A pirate captain is not appointed, but elected by the crew. The Captain's authority is absolute and unquestioned in the heat of battle, but during peaceful times his orders may be disregarded by a majority vote of the crew.


  • In addition to the lower-tier rewards, any Captain who sacrifices $10 per month of their own wages to fund the well-being of the crew deserves some truly valuable plunder. Captains will be personally thanked in the front matter of the books and stories I write, and I will write each Captain-tier member a custom 5-page story based on any prompt they give me.