Rachel Devenish Ford is creating writing and works that cultivate joy.
24

patrons

$128
per month
I'm Rae, the Journey Mama, mother of five, author, artist, and wanderer.

I've been writing at Journey Mama since 2005, telling stories of motherhood and travel, things that drive me crazy and things that make me want to sing. I write books and poems and fantastical things. I write hope, humor and beauty as well as deep sad things that need to be spoken. I write with diverse, under-served characters who speak truth in a world that sometimes seems to be losing its marbles. I also draw and paint, creating works that tease the imagination.

I'll be publishing my eighth and ninth books this year and have traveled many places and had three more children (bringing the grand total to five) since I started writing. Thousands of people have read my honest writing and many have written to tell me that it has changed their lives. I've met beautiful people who read the blog or my books and have even stayed with them in their homes (thank you!) during my travels. 

Over the years, writing and art has become one of the main ways we support our family. We are volunteers in our non-profit organization, and I feel that I'm often scrambling for other sources of income and stealing from my writing time. There are always dentist visits and trips to the hospital. As I've been focusing on generating income, my art has suffered from lack of time.

I'm asking for patrons, people who love my writing and art, to support my creative work so I can continue putting stories, drawings, and posts into the world for years to come. 

Here are some projects I want to work on in the near future:

  • The fourth book in the World Whisperer Series
  • A sequel to my novel, A Traveler's Guide to Belonging
  • A book of poems and essays
  • A devotional
  • The fourth book in the Journey Mama Writings Series
  • At least 8 blog posts per month
  • Making all of my books into audiobooks. 
  • A children's book, co-written with Kenya, my illustrator daughter
  • More and more art and paintings
As you can see, I never run out of ideas. I only run out of time. Will you help me carve out time?

I wouldn't be on this journey without my readers and fans, so thank you with all my heart for your support, time spent reading, and caring about these words I'm tossing out into the world. They come back to me with love and understanding.
Tiers
Fish in the sea.
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
All the fish in the sea love you!


At this level, you will get an extra blog post per month, only available for patrons!

Otters and Seals.
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Otters and Seals are your best friends! 


Vlog post! At this tier (in addition to the extra blog post) you get early access to my monthly vlog post, which could be about anything or everything, depending on how quirky the month has been. And you will get occasional poetry before it is published anywhere else.

Dolphins.
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Dolphins want to know why you're so cool.


What? Patrons at this level get all of my books free in ebook form, as soon as they are released. Your names will be in the acknowledgements of books that come out while you are a patron. And you get draft chapters before anyone else sees them. And everything the fish, otters and seals get as well. 

Blue Whales.
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Blue Whales are ordering what you got to eat.


Patrons! Really! You are incredible, you know you are! How else would Blue Whales be paying attention to you? At this level you get all the other rewards, plus new releases in ebook form before they are available anywhere else. 

Narwhals.
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Narwhals offer you tasty treats of their own making.


At this level, in addition to everything else in the lower ocean tiers,  you get a signed paperback once I have them available. 

Goals
$128 of $500 per month
If I reach $500 per month, I'll create a wild Journey Mama video with my son Leafy and as many of my other children as I can wrangle into joining. It will be all of our goofiness in living color! Yes, you do want it in your life!
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I'm Rae, the Journey Mama, mother of five, author, artist, and wanderer.

I've been writing at Journey Mama since 2005, telling stories of motherhood and travel, things that drive me crazy and things that make me want to sing. I write books and poems and fantastical things. I write hope, humor and beauty as well as deep sad things that need to be spoken. I write with diverse, under-served characters who speak truth in a world that sometimes seems to be losing its marbles. I also draw and paint, creating works that tease the imagination.

I'll be publishing my eighth and ninth books this year and have traveled many places and had three more children (bringing the grand total to five) since I started writing. Thousands of people have read my honest writing and many have written to tell me that it has changed their lives. I've met beautiful people who read the blog or my books and have even stayed with them in their homes (thank you!) during my travels. 

Over the years, writing and art has become one of the main ways we support our family. We are volunteers in our non-profit organization, and I feel that I'm often scrambling for other sources of income and stealing from my writing time. There are always dentist visits and trips to the hospital. As I've been focusing on generating income, my art has suffered from lack of time.

I'm asking for patrons, people who love my writing and art, to support my creative work so I can continue putting stories, drawings, and posts into the world for years to come. 

Here are some projects I want to work on in the near future:

  • The fourth book in the World Whisperer Series
  • A sequel to my novel, A Traveler's Guide to Belonging
  • A book of poems and essays
  • A devotional
  • The fourth book in the Journey Mama Writings Series
  • At least 8 blog posts per month
  • Making all of my books into audiobooks. 
  • A children's book, co-written with Kenya, my illustrator daughter
  • More and more art and paintings
As you can see, I never run out of ideas. I only run out of time. Will you help me carve out time?

I wouldn't be on this journey without my readers and fans, so thank you with all my heart for your support, time spent reading, and caring about these words I'm tossing out into the world. They come back to me with love and understanding.

Recent posts by Rachel Devenish Ford

Tiers
Fish in the sea.
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
All the fish in the sea love you!


At this level, you will get an extra blog post per month, only available for patrons!

Otters and Seals.
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Otters and Seals are your best friends! 


Vlog post! At this tier (in addition to the extra blog post) you get early access to my monthly vlog post, which could be about anything or everything, depending on how quirky the month has been. And you will get occasional poetry before it is published anywhere else.

Dolphins.
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Dolphins want to know why you're so cool.


What? Patrons at this level get all of my books free in ebook form, as soon as they are released. Your names will be in the acknowledgements of books that come out while you are a patron. And you get draft chapters before anyone else sees them. And everything the fish, otters and seals get as well. 

Blue Whales.
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Blue Whales are ordering what you got to eat.


Patrons! Really! You are incredible, you know you are! How else would Blue Whales be paying attention to you? At this level you get all the other rewards, plus new releases in ebook form before they are available anywhere else. 

Narwhals.
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
Narwhals offer you tasty treats of their own making.


At this level, in addition to everything else in the lower ocean tiers,  you get a signed paperback once I have them available.