Joe DeRouen is creating worlds in words
14

patrons

$89
per month

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 Depending on the tier to which you subscribe, you'll also get copies of my novels, bookmarks, previously-unpublished short stories, new short stories (I plan to write one a month!), videos, and even have your name listed in the "Thank You" section of my future novels. 

Tiers
Tommy Buckley tier
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
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
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
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
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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 all my current novels in eBook format.
Claire Summers tier
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You get everything in the first three tiers  (including 10 entries in the contest) as well as a personal thank you video from me and I'll thank you in my next book. You'll also get a signed copy of my second short story collection (when it comes out) if you've been a subscriber at this tier or higher for at least three months.
Shawn Spencer tier
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You get everything in the first three tiers  (including 15 entries in the contest) as well as a personal thank you video from me and I'll thank you in my next book. You'll also get a signed copy of my second short story collection (when it comes out) if you've been a subscriber at this tier or higher for at least two months. 
Jacob Wang tier
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get everything in the first three tiers  (including 20 entries in the contest) as well as a personal thank you video from me and I'll thank you in my next book. You'll also get a signed copy of my second short story collection (when it comes out) if you've been a subscriber at this tier or higher for at least one month.
Fred Ruskin tier
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll get everything above  (including 25 entries in the contest) as well as signed physical copies of all my future novels.
Ben and Katy tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get everything above (including 50 entries in the contest) and I'll name a character after you (or use the name of your choosing) in a future novel.
Zara Boone tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, you're generous! You'll get everything above (including 100 entries in the contest) as well as signed copies of all my novels and I'll let you name an important character in one of my books.
The demon Azazel tier
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get everything above (including 500 entries in the contest) plus...I don't know, what do you want? I'll babysit your kids and wash your car!
The Archangel Michael tier
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You'll get everything above  (including 1000 entries in the contest) , plus I will fly to your city if you live in the USA and give you a big hug and take you to lunch!
Goals
$89 of $100 per month
When I reach this goal, I'll share the first chapter of my upcoming novel Leap Year. This one is unrelated to all my other books, and no one has seen it yet! 
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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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Tiers
Tommy Buckley tier
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
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
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
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
$5 or more per month 1 patron
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 all my current novels in eBook format.
Claire Summers tier
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You get everything in the first three tiers  (including 10 entries in the contest) as well as a personal thank you video from me and I'll thank you in my next book. You'll also get a signed copy of my second short story collection (when it comes out) if you've been a subscriber at this tier or higher for at least three months.
Shawn Spencer tier
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You get everything in the first three tiers  (including 15 entries in the contest) as well as a personal thank you video from me and I'll thank you in my next book. You'll also get a signed copy of my second short story collection (when it comes out) if you've been a subscriber at this tier or higher for at least two months. 
Jacob Wang tier
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 You get everything in the first three tiers  (including 20 entries in the contest) as well as a personal thank you video from me and I'll thank you in my next book. You'll also get a signed copy of my second short story collection (when it comes out) if you've been a subscriber at this tier or higher for at least one month.
Fred Ruskin tier
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll get everything above  (including 25 entries in the contest) as well as signed physical copies of all my future novels.
Ben and Katy tier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get everything above (including 50 entries in the contest) and I'll name a character after you (or use the name of your choosing) in a future novel.
Zara Boone tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, you're generous! You'll get everything above (including 100 entries in the contest) as well as signed copies of all my novels and I'll let you name an important character in one of my books.
The demon Azazel tier
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get everything above (including 500 entries in the contest) plus...I don't know, what do you want? I'll babysit your kids and wash your car!
The Archangel Michael tier
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You'll get everything above  (including 1000 entries in the contest) , plus I will fly to your city if you live in the USA and give you a big hug and take you to lunch!