J. Kathleen Cheney

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Access to content being created for the Palace of Dreams, Iron Shoes, or Golden City settings + occasional free ebooks in either .mobi or .epub format.




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About J. Kathleen Cheney

I'm J. Kathleen Cheney, and I'm a writer of Fantasy, Historical and Not.

My Iron Shoes series of novellas takes place in an alternate 1905-1909 Saratoga Springs, where horse-racing is still king, and if your horses are magical, all the better. (The first novella—Iron Shoes—was a Nebula Finalist for Best Novella in 2010.) My Golden City series is set in an alternate 1900 Portugal where selkies and sereia (sirens) exist alongside humans, and seers and healers walk the streets. My Palace of Dreams series takes place in a secondary world, one where the Family has lived underground for centuries.

This Patreon is intended to continue the exploration in those worlds, a place to see additional content like the story of how Miguel Gaspar met his lady, what happens to Alejandro Ferreira after the Great War, whether Patrick O'Donnell will ever get his promised heart's desire, and whether Shironne Anjir gets to follow her dreams. Supporters of this Patreon will be the first to read those stories before any of them a published as ebooks or made available in print.

For this campaign, I'll be posting regular snippets of the fiction I'm working on, some that are in queue for publication, and some that I'm simply creating for background. I'll be posting 1,000-2,000 word segments, at least one per month. Patrons can ask about the settings or characters, and I'll try to answer up to 5 questions every two weeks…sometimes in the form of a scene

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At least two 1,000 - 2,000 word snippets from either the Golden City or Palace of Dreams setting.
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