John Grunden is creating Fiction
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Thank you for finding me here! I appreciate all my fans and especially those who have taken it to the next level to become my patron. Please allow me to introduce myself to those who are new, and I will then explain a little about patronage through Patreon.

My name is John Grunden, and I write stories that are science fiction or paranormal-ish, working with the goal of one novella to one novel per month or two. Between book publications, I write short stories in the speculative fiction genre also. Since setting up this Patreon site, these stories are published exclusively here, until they are put into collections, on which my patrons will receive special offers.

So, how does this whole Patreon thing work? From the ancient world forward, patronage has been an important piece of funding the artist, so that he or she could focus on creating art. What had been reserved for nobility, the wealthy, and aristocrats has been opened up to the masses through the digital age. Now you can feel the same pride in sponsorship, by signing up for as little as $1 per month.

Other than pride, what is in it for you? You may ask. Based on the level of membership, there are exclusive rewards, such as being a part of the community; getting to read the short stories before anyone else; hanging out via Google Hangouts or exclusive videos to see behind the scenes of my writing. For the very special level of sponsorship, you (or the person of your choosing) can be written in as a character in a book or short story. There are other perks to come along also, like signed copies, etc.

Why am I seeking patronage? Patreon will allow me to fund things such as editors and cover designers, without having to decide which kid doesn't get to eat. Perhaps a little hyperbolic, but patronage will help offset the costs to produce the books and stories. Upon obtaining greater patronage goals, I will be able to concentrate that much more time on writing, instead of working overtime and extra jobs.

Thank you for considering supporting me and my work through patronage on Patreon. It really does mean a lot to me. Whether or not you are at a place to be able to become a patron, I am pleased you thought enough to support me by checking me out and spreading the word. I have the best fans, and I love you all.

John
Tiers
Recruits
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for taking the leap of faith and signing on to support my work, both monetarily and by spreading the word.


At this level, you will receive all of the Patreon exclusive posts, detailing all the happenings with my writing before the general public.

Non-Coms
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for being the backbone of my support.


At this level, you will receive all of the Patreon exclusive posts, detailing all the happenings with my writing before the general public.


In addition to the above, you will receive access to every short story I publish on Patreon first. After 5 or 10 of them are published here, they will be taken down from Patreon for good and placed in a collection for sale. But guess who gets a free copy of that collection when published...you do!


You will be acknowledged by name in the front of any book published while you are a patron, as a supporter.

Leader
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much! You are truly a leader in supporting my work. At this level, you will receive everything the Recruits and Non-Coms receive, plus you will get to go "behind the scenes" via special live sessions, some of which will include inspirations for characters found in the books; these will be recorded. 


You will be acknowledged by name in the front of any book published while you are a patron, as a supporter.

Commander
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a very special individual to support my work at this level. You are entitled to all of the above rewards, plus as a Commander, you have some say what happens in the stories. You will be allowed up to two characters to name, and chose their fate. Beyond that, they will have their own free will, as the rest of my characters do.


You will receive front of the book acknowledgement for your support. You may dedicate your support to any other real person in your place, if you wish.

Goals
$0 of $100 per month
Earning this level of support will offset the cost of editing and design, to produce at my goal pace of one book every other month. Honestly, it will also show if I have the support to make maintaining this Patreon page worthwhile. 

Upon reaching this goal, I will host an Ask Me Anything session, where I will take questions over the course of a week or so and stream a live session answering those questions for all my patrons.
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Thank you for finding me here! I appreciate all my fans and especially those who have taken it to the next level to become my patron. Please allow me to introduce myself to those who are new, and I will then explain a little about patronage through Patreon.

My name is John Grunden, and I write stories that are science fiction or paranormal-ish, working with the goal of one novella to one novel per month or two. Between book publications, I write short stories in the speculative fiction genre also. Since setting up this Patreon site, these stories are published exclusively here, until they are put into collections, on which my patrons will receive special offers.

So, how does this whole Patreon thing work? From the ancient world forward, patronage has been an important piece of funding the artist, so that he or she could focus on creating art. What had been reserved for nobility, the wealthy, and aristocrats has been opened up to the masses through the digital age. Now you can feel the same pride in sponsorship, by signing up for as little as $1 per month.

Other than pride, what is in it for you? You may ask. Based on the level of membership, there are exclusive rewards, such as being a part of the community; getting to read the short stories before anyone else; hanging out via Google Hangouts or exclusive videos to see behind the scenes of my writing. For the very special level of sponsorship, you (or the person of your choosing) can be written in as a character in a book or short story. There are other perks to come along also, like signed copies, etc.

Why am I seeking patronage? Patreon will allow me to fund things such as editors and cover designers, without having to decide which kid doesn't get to eat. Perhaps a little hyperbolic, but patronage will help offset the costs to produce the books and stories. Upon obtaining greater patronage goals, I will be able to concentrate that much more time on writing, instead of working overtime and extra jobs.

Thank you for considering supporting me and my work through patronage on Patreon. It really does mean a lot to me. Whether or not you are at a place to be able to become a patron, I am pleased you thought enough to support me by checking me out and spreading the word. I have the best fans, and I love you all.

John

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Tiers
Recruits
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for taking the leap of faith and signing on to support my work, both monetarily and by spreading the word.


At this level, you will receive all of the Patreon exclusive posts, detailing all the happenings with my writing before the general public.

Non-Coms
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for being the backbone of my support.


At this level, you will receive all of the Patreon exclusive posts, detailing all the happenings with my writing before the general public.


In addition to the above, you will receive access to every short story I publish on Patreon first. After 5 or 10 of them are published here, they will be taken down from Patreon for good and placed in a collection for sale. But guess who gets a free copy of that collection when published...you do!


You will be acknowledged by name in the front of any book published while you are a patron, as a supporter.

Leader
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you so much! You are truly a leader in supporting my work. At this level, you will receive everything the Recruits and Non-Coms receive, plus you will get to go "behind the scenes" via special live sessions, some of which will include inspirations for characters found in the books; these will be recorded. 


You will be acknowledged by name in the front of any book published while you are a patron, as a supporter.

Commander
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a very special individual to support my work at this level. You are entitled to all of the above rewards, plus as a Commander, you have some say what happens in the stories. You will be allowed up to two characters to name, and chose their fate. Beyond that, they will have their own free will, as the rest of my characters do.


You will receive front of the book acknowledgement for your support. You may dedicate your support to any other real person in your place, if you wish.