Jeremiah Tolbert is creating science fiction and fantasy short fiction
10
patrons
$16
per creation
Hey, you made it!  Thank you so, so much for even reading this page.  Seriously, you are an elite among elites for making it this far. Just in case you don't already know, I'm going to talk a little bit about myself.  Those of you who *do* know me can skip to the part where I talk about Why Patreon and what I'm offering.

Who the heck are you?

Hi! My name is Jeremiah Tolbert and I wear many hats. No, not just the one you see in my profile pic - I meant that more metaphorically.  I'm a writer, web designer, web developer, photographer, gamer, and I could probably come up with a couple dozen more "-er" words if I really put my mind to it. My fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Interzone, Asimov's, and more.  I write a lot of YA-ish science fiction and fantasy, and a lot of my fiction takes place in the Midwest, where I'm from. I spend a lot of time thinking about the issues facing working class people in the future.

You can read a lot of my stories online for free already.  Have a look at these stories, and if you like what you see, I hope you will consider backing me so I can bring you more.


Why Patreon?

My day job is in freelance web design and development, and it doesn't leave me with as much time to create fiction as much as I would like.  When you're responsible personally for every dime you bring it, you tend to take the safer chances for income, and speculate less with your time. I like Patreon to help carve out more dedicated time in my life to create things for people who want to read them. I'm a big believer in democracy and crowd-sourcing. Think of this as a way to let me know that you support even the idea of me creating more fiction!  Without you, I'd continue to mostly spend me time building websites to pay my bills.
 

What are you offering?

Primarily, this Patreon will be about my writing short fiction.  I'd like to offer more stories -- some in existing settings that I've already established, like Dungeonspace, and some that are totally new and original. I might break out the camera now and then to illustrate the words with unusual macro photographs, and I might design special websites as part of my fiction, if this really takes off. I've always wanted to try to tell a coherent story with a seemingly innocuous website that draws you in with strange clues and hints. I'm also strongly interested in writing "Choose Your Own Adventure" style narrative experiences with tools like Twine, and Patreon could allow me to do that with time. I like it when my various interests cross-pollinate, and I hope you will too.  Let's get to those kinds of more outlandish ideas together.

How often?

I'd like to produce a piece of fiction each month.  There may be months where my other jobs get in the way, but I'll try to keep those to a minimum and I'll inform my patrons ahead of time if I'm going to miss a month.  Luckily, one of my strengths as a writer is speed, so hitting this goal really shouldn't be too difficult.
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per creation
You will receive a digital download as epub, mobi, or PDF of each traditional format story I release.  I'll be sure to include your name in my acknowledgements as well!  
Peek-Inside-A-Writer's-Brain Level
$2 or more per creation
You'll gain the benefits of the standard package above as well as access to special essays and posts about my writing process. How exactly does one juggle so many interests simultaneously?  Support me at this level and get a look inside and behind the scenes.
Pull-the-Lever Access
$5 or more per creation
You'll get the awards above as well as the ability to vote in a monthly poll to help me decide between several options about which project I will tackle for the month!
Monthly Group Chatter
$20 or more per creation only 10 left
You'll gain all of the benefits above, as well as an invitation to a monthly group discussion via Google Hangout (up to 60 minutes long) in which you can ask me questions about anything you want, not just writing.  I'll be happy to discuss my opinions on pretty much anything, up to and including my expertise as a web designer.
Goals
$16 of $150 per creation
When I reach this level, I'll actually kick off writing a story each month of 3,000 to 6,0000 words.
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Hey, you made it!  Thank you so, so much for even reading this page.  Seriously, you are an elite among elites for making it this far. Just in case you don't already know, I'm going to talk a little bit about myself.  Those of you who *do* know me can skip to the part where I talk about Why Patreon and what I'm offering.

Who the heck are you?

Hi! My name is Jeremiah Tolbert and I wear many hats. No, not just the one you see in my profile pic - I meant that more metaphorically.  I'm a writer, web designer, web developer, photographer, gamer, and I could probably come up with a couple dozen more "-er" words if I really put my mind to it. My fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, Interzone, Asimov's, and more.  I write a lot of YA-ish science fiction and fantasy, and a lot of my fiction takes place in the Midwest, where I'm from. I spend a lot of time thinking about the issues facing working class people in the future.

You can read a lot of my stories online for free already.  Have a look at these stories, and if you like what you see, I hope you will consider backing me so I can bring you more.


Why Patreon?

My day job is in freelance web design and development, and it doesn't leave me with as much time to create fiction as much as I would like.  When you're responsible personally for every dime you bring it, you tend to take the safer chances for income, and speculate less with your time. I like Patreon to help carve out more dedicated time in my life to create things for people who want to read them. I'm a big believer in democracy and crowd-sourcing. Think of this as a way to let me know that you support even the idea of me creating more fiction!  Without you, I'd continue to mostly spend me time building websites to pay my bills.
 

What are you offering?

Primarily, this Patreon will be about my writing short fiction.  I'd like to offer more stories -- some in existing settings that I've already established, like Dungeonspace, and some that are totally new and original. I might break out the camera now and then to illustrate the words with unusual macro photographs, and I might design special websites as part of my fiction, if this really takes off. I've always wanted to try to tell a coherent story with a seemingly innocuous website that draws you in with strange clues and hints. I'm also strongly interested in writing "Choose Your Own Adventure" style narrative experiences with tools like Twine, and Patreon could allow me to do that with time. I like it when my various interests cross-pollinate, and I hope you will too.  Let's get to those kinds of more outlandish ideas together.

How often?

I'd like to produce a piece of fiction each month.  There may be months where my other jobs get in the way, but I'll try to keep those to a minimum and I'll inform my patrons ahead of time if I'm going to miss a month.  Luckily, one of my strengths as a writer is speed, so hitting this goal really shouldn't be too difficult.

Recent posts by Jeremiah Tolbert

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per creation
You will receive a digital download as epub, mobi, or PDF of each traditional format story I release.  I'll be sure to include your name in my acknowledgements as well!  
Peek-Inside-A-Writer's-Brain Level
$2 or more per creation
You'll gain the benefits of the standard package above as well as access to special essays and posts about my writing process. How exactly does one juggle so many interests simultaneously?  Support me at this level and get a look inside and behind the scenes.
Pull-the-Lever Access
$5 or more per creation
You'll get the awards above as well as the ability to vote in a monthly poll to help me decide between several options about which project I will tackle for the month!
Monthly Group Chatter
$20 or more per creation only 10 left
You'll gain all of the benefits above, as well as an invitation to a monthly group discussion via Google Hangout (up to 60 minutes long) in which you can ask me questions about anything you want, not just writing.  I'll be happy to discuss my opinions on pretty much anything, up to and including my expertise as a web designer.