J. Leigh Bralick

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Kona's Tip Jar
$1
per month

Meet Kona, my crazy-beak caique! While I'm up in Montana, my parents are taking care of him. I miss this little clown like crazy! For a buck a month, you can help fill his treat bowl...and help me get back to him quicker! 


For this tier, you:

* Get regular updates on the progress of my WIP in patron-exclusive posts.

* Get a sneak peek at snippets from my WIP each week.

Flint: Madness Method Version
$5
per month

For my Madness Method readers who want to follow its progress instead of my exclusive Patreon WIP, this tier is for you!


It may sound like just the price of a cup of coffee to you, but believe me, your support is invaluable! At this tier you get:  


* A free digital copy of my short story, Of Smoke and Wind

* Access to my work on Madness Method #4: The Hollow King. As I write it, you'll read it, and you get to be part of my creative process.

* Exclusive access to videos about scenes and characters,  read-aloud sections of my works with commentary, reviews of books and movies I love, and more. Your suggestions are welcome!


* Also, once I get enough supporters here, I'll open a community forum exclusive to my patrons, and you'll get an invite to participate.

Flint
$5
per month

It may sound like just the price of a cup of coffee to you, but believe me, your support is invaluable! At this tier you get:

* A free digital copy of my short story, Of Smoke and Wind.
* Access to my exclusive Patreon WIP. As I write it, you'll read it, and you get to be part of my creative process.

* Exclusive access to videos about scenes and characters,  read-aloud sections of my works with commentary, reviews of books and movies I love, and more. Your suggestions are welcome!


* Also, once I get enough supporters here, I'll open a community forum exclusive to my patrons, and you'll get an invite to participate.

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About J. Leigh Bralick

Hello, dear readers and transients...welcome to my new home on Patreon! 

If you stumbled across this page not having the least inkling who I am, maybe out of morbid curiosity or an irresistible compulsion to follow links to new and unexplored territory...let me fill you in.

I'm J. Leigh Bralick. Artificer of fantasy. Whimsical and slightly twisted.

I write fantasy novels of all types, and occasionally (very occasionally) make a foray into sci-fi short stories. The books you may have heard of are my dark and psychological gaslamp/steampunk fantasy (The Madness Method) and my YA fantasy adventure (The Lost Road Chronicles). I've got so many more projects in the works, though — some of them are of a slightly more artistic bent, and may find their way onto this Patreon too.

Basically, I'm here because I want to find a better way to connect with my readers, deliver them special content before anyone else gets it, and share a little about my creative process with behind-the-scenes peeks at my WIPs and projects. Sound cool?

Cool, yeah...but what's the deal, J. Leigh? What do I get if I toss a couple quarters in your hat every month?

Good question! So glad you asked. ;-) What you get is an inside scoop on my creative process with one of my new WIPs. For Madness Method readers who have already read books 1-3, I've got special tiers just for you so you can participate in the writing of The Hollow King...and beyond. But if you haven't read that series yet, don't fear! You can follow along as I write a brand new novel that no one's seen yet...something I'm super excited about and hope y'all will enjoy as well.

Depending on what level of support you choose, you may just get updates about the WIP's progress, or you may get draft chapters hot off the press and ready for you to sound off on. Maybe you'll get draft chapters plus a look inside my thought processes (scary day!) for each scene or the world-building involved. This is your chance to not only see but even take part in the germination of a fantasy novel, an experience exclusive to you.

Higher level supporters also get extra goodies, like copies of ebooks or print books already released, or maybe hand-drawn and personalized artwork mailed to you along with a hard copy book of your choice.

How you choose to experience the adventure is up to you. But seriously, every little bit helps. To be perfectly honest, I can't keep creating without support from people like you. 

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If you're curious what the pledges will be used for, lemme tell you!

1. They'll help me continue writing and creating. Because honestly, if I have to get another (PT) job, I won't have time to write. 😔 Also, they'll help me pay for things like book promos, conventions, book trailers, and all those fun marketing things that I've let slide because money.
2. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!! Half the pledges I receive, until I hit my goal, will be used to fund a medical mission trip to Africa. Y'all, this has been a dream of mine for so long!!! But it's not cheap and by myself I wouldn't be able to afford it. Think of it like a fundraiser where you get goodies back!!! 😁

3. After I fund my mission trip, I will continue to donate half of my pledges to charity. The charities I will contribute to, for full disclosure are: St. Jude's, the International Rescue Committee, the American Cancer Society, the National Parks Foundation, the Pollinator Partnership, and the American Bird Conservancy. That's six charities, each of which will receive two months' donations a year.

I'll announce in advance which charity will be supported the next month, so my patrons can either boost their pledge for a charity they care about, or pause their pledge if it's one they don't support. 
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Cool enough, but...Flint? Moth? Zealot? Where on earth did you get these tier names?

Ah...if you're wondering that, you probably haven't read the Madness Method books. These are all different types of mage from that world, all the way from the lowly Winds to the divinely-sanctioned Zealot.

All right. I'm diggin it. But I've never heard of you, so how do I know if I'm going to like what you write?

A totally legit question. Check out the community posts...there you will find the opening scene from my Patreon exclusive WIP. You can also get a copy of my first novel, Down a Lost Road, pretty much anywhere for free. Of course, each of my series has a slightly different style and tone, so you can also check out the sample of The Madness Project on Amazon. Hopefully that will help you decide!

Y'all are the reason I do what I do. Okay, let's be real — I'd go insane if I didn't write. But I wouldn't publish if it didn't give me so much joy to share my love for these characters and stories with people who are as excited about them as I am.

I hope you'll join me for this adventure. Just know, whatever you choose to do — even if that is just to share this Patreon with fellow readers you think might enjoy it — you have my sincerest gratitude. 

See you down the road, travelers.
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