Joe DeRouen

is creating worlds in words

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Tommy Buckley tier
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You will get one entry in each of my monthly drawings to tell me what short story to write. You will also get my eternal thanks and your choice of any of my novels in eBook format, as well as have access to sneak peeks of works in progress.
Jenny McGee tier
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You'll get everything in the first tier (except three entries in the contest) plus access to Patreon-only short story releases every month. You'll also get an eBook copy of my second short story collection when it comes out, and, if you've been a subscriber at this tier (or higher) for at least a year, a physical copy.
Mr. Kingfisher tier
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You'll get everything in the first two tiers (including 5 entries in the contest), plus a set of four autographed bookmarks and a sticker as well as your choice of one of my current novels in eBook format OR audio.

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About


I'm the author of Small Things and Threads (the first two books in the Small Things trilogy,) as well as Memories of a Ghost and Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise, and have had short stories appear in several anthologies. I also have a potential television series, The Mandela Effect, in development with CouncilTree Productions. I'm currently working on finishing the third and final book in the Small Things trilogy (A Pattern of Shadows) as well as another unrelated novel and various short stories and novellas. In a year's time, I plan to release a book of collaborative short stories, starring...you! (See below)


Have you ever wanted to tell me what to write? Well, now you can. I’ve decided to write a book of 13 short stories based entirely upon what my patrons tell me to write. Everyone who subscribes to my Patreon will have their name entered into a monthly drawing. If you subscribe for $1, you’ll get one entry. If you subscribe for $10, you’ll get ten entries. If you subscribe for $25…well, you probably get the idea by now. As far as I know, this has never been done before, so let’s make history!
Once a month, I’ll draw a name out of the hat, and that person will tell me what short story to write. Setting, time period, characters, genre…whatever you want. You can be as vague or as specific as you feel like, and I’ll write the story to the best of my ability, and include your name in the credits. (And if you win once, you’re still eligible to win again!) When all 13 stories have been written, I’ll send the book off for publication. Depending on the tier you subscribe to, you’ll either get a free eBook of the book or an autographed physical copy. Winners will get an autographed physical copy no matter their tier.


In addition to being an author, I'm a substitute teacher. I'd like to write full time, so I can get more novels and short stories out the door for you to read, but writing for a living is inherently unstable. To write full-time, I need reliable funding. Enjoy my books and want to see more from me? Support me via Patreon. I won't let you down, I promise.



When you "subscribe" to me, you'll get all sorts of fun rewards, (one big one described in "My Big Idea", above) including access to my works in progress. Depending on the tier to which you subscribe, you'll also get copies of my novels, bookmarks, previously-unpublished short stories, new short stories (I plan to write one a month!), videos, and even have your name listed in the "Thank You" section of my future novels. 

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$52 of $125 per month
When I reach this goal, I'll read one of the short stories I've written for patrons live!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 15 exclusive posts
14
Writings
1
Video

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