Jarod Cerf is creating Here Be Tygers (the book and podcast series)
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patrons

$10
per month
Who am I?

There are some who are too full of fire, and some who dream too much. And then you have what happens when there is a ‘child of more’...

- Orlando, a soldier, to Connor his new ‘squire’, on the different kinds of war...

A writer, journalist, podcast host and occasional real life person.  I try not to write for myself, but rather, with the hope that you can find something of worth--of the characters, their dreams and desires--to make your own.

My first book, And Then the Castle Died, had only one line, written entirely on the final page.  The rest were filled with crayon knights and their squires, sages, and a castle building toward the sky.  I went door to door with it when I was five and made sure every copy sold was signed.

Hopefully, this new one will have a few more pages (and lines) with which to inspire you.

About the Story

“There's a secret every fire tells when you first light it: 'keep me warm,' it says, 'and I'll give you life'.”

-
Joseph the abbad, Adam's father, on raising a child


Here Be Tygers
is a tale of memory, loss, and the flow of time.  Mostly though, it's about two friends, Adam and Connor--one who's owed a wish, and one who wants to save a life--and how they hope to 'make things right.’

But the tale they're in has older roots than either know, and they soon find themselves confronted by the things they've tried before, both in the war where they 'first' met and in the one last journey that they undertake to find their home.

Why Patreon?

“I’d rather be a ‘prince of hell’ than the King to well-intended monsters.”


 - Letter from A. to C.S., bearing the royal crest, on the eve of a rebellion

I like telling stories.  And I love to meet folks from all walks of life.  But writing and recording this takes time: time away from sleep and eating and the dog at the door, and my readers, of course, who I'd like to know more. 

So for the price of a $1, or whatever tier you decide to support, we can make a little fire here, keep it warm, and stay nearby it, in the light—for my tale.

And for those of you who'd like a little more: well, that's what the higher reward tiers—and awesome patrons like yourself—are for.

...and with a ‘y’?

Because I reread Blake and realized how much already he was in the writing.  Also it’s Adam’s sign.  

So, about that podcast?

Right. A long time ago, when I was still in school, I would workshop ideas with other writers. Film, books, stageplays, poetry: we’d try things out, see what goes well, and generally have a ‘grand old time’.

So as part of writing this, I sat down with some friends from the Geekly Oddcast one night, said ‘I have a few strange ideas’ that could use another mind and out of that was born the podcast, Here Be Tygers: a show about the real or fictional worlds, those who create, and what inspires.

Lastly...

My thanks.  Patreon may give me a home for the writing, but the story only lives in the moment you find it. 

So thank you, my friend.

I hope you enjoy your stay by the fire.

-J

Tiers
Tier 1, Kindling
$1 or more per month 1 patron
All the stuff I write (early drafts, revisions, finals) +


  • access to the news feed, surveys and RSS
  • key illustrations, concept art and sketched ideas
  • my eternal (printed) thanks in the final work


And the freedom to comment or give feedback as you like.

Tier 2, The Last Coals
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Everything that drives this (over ten years worth) +


  • myths and tales of the world, what folks believe
  • first audio drafts and raw, mad ramblings
  • other lives the work has led (short stories, plays, etc.)


And all previous rewards.

Tier 3, Hearth & Fire
$5 or more per month 1 patron
The works that inspire (films, books, music, writers...) +


  • lessons learned and gained with time
  • techniques, games and insights for your writing
  • feedback and feature on your own creative work or ideas


And all previous rewards.

Goals
$10 of $300 per month
I Sing the Body Electric!

Huzzah!  At $300 a month I'll launch a monthly podcast/livestream for all patrons.  We'll talk writing, movies, whatever you like. So come on in and join the hive.
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Who am I?

There are some who are too full of fire, and some who dream too much. And then you have what happens when there is a ‘child of more’...

- Orlando, a soldier, to Connor his new ‘squire’, on the different kinds of war...

A writer, journalist, podcast host and occasional real life person.  I try not to write for myself, but rather, with the hope that you can find something of worth--of the characters, their dreams and desires--to make your own.

My first book, And Then the Castle Died, had only one line, written entirely on the final page.  The rest were filled with crayon knights and their squires, sages, and a castle building toward the sky.  I went door to door with it when I was five and made sure every copy sold was signed.

Hopefully, this new one will have a few more pages (and lines) with which to inspire you.

About the Story

“There's a secret every fire tells when you first light it: 'keep me warm,' it says, 'and I'll give you life'.”

-
Joseph the abbad, Adam's father, on raising a child


Here Be Tygers
is a tale of memory, loss, and the flow of time.  Mostly though, it's about two friends, Adam and Connor--one who's owed a wish, and one who wants to save a life--and how they hope to 'make things right.’

But the tale they're in has older roots than either know, and they soon find themselves confronted by the things they've tried before, both in the war where they 'first' met and in the one last journey that they undertake to find their home.

Why Patreon?

“I’d rather be a ‘prince of hell’ than the King to well-intended monsters.”


 - Letter from A. to C.S., bearing the royal crest, on the eve of a rebellion

I like telling stories.  And I love to meet folks from all walks of life.  But writing and recording this takes time: time away from sleep and eating and the dog at the door, and my readers, of course, who I'd like to know more. 

So for the price of a $1, or whatever tier you decide to support, we can make a little fire here, keep it warm, and stay nearby it, in the light—for my tale.

And for those of you who'd like a little more: well, that's what the higher reward tiers—and awesome patrons like yourself—are for.

...and with a ‘y’?

Because I reread Blake and realized how much already he was in the writing.  Also it’s Adam’s sign.  

So, about that podcast?

Right. A long time ago, when I was still in school, I would workshop ideas with other writers. Film, books, stageplays, poetry: we’d try things out, see what goes well, and generally have a ‘grand old time’.

So as part of writing this, I sat down with some friends from the Geekly Oddcast one night, said ‘I have a few strange ideas’ that could use another mind and out of that was born the podcast, Here Be Tygers: a show about the real or fictional worlds, those who create, and what inspires.

Lastly...

My thanks.  Patreon may give me a home for the writing, but the story only lives in the moment you find it. 

So thank you, my friend.

I hope you enjoy your stay by the fire.

-J

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Tiers
Tier 1, Kindling
$1 or more per month 1 patron
All the stuff I write (early drafts, revisions, finals) +


  • access to the news feed, surveys and RSS
  • key illustrations, concept art and sketched ideas
  • my eternal (printed) thanks in the final work


And the freedom to comment or give feedback as you like.

Tier 2, The Last Coals
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Everything that drives this (over ten years worth) +


  • myths and tales of the world, what folks believe
  • first audio drafts and raw, mad ramblings
  • other lives the work has led (short stories, plays, etc.)


And all previous rewards.

Tier 3, Hearth & Fire
$5 or more per month 1 patron
The works that inspire (films, books, music, writers...) +


  • lessons learned and gained with time
  • techniques, games and insights for your writing
  • feedback and feature on your own creative work or ideas


And all previous rewards.