J.S. Dewes

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  • [Bonus Content] Random bonus content dropped at least once a month, including but not limited to:
    • Graphics: Exclusive content designed by yours truly, such as galaxy maps, ship diagrams, in-world posters, ads, and more. Maybe even my own drawings if I’m feeling especially candid. :)
    • Aesthetics: Themed collections of images straight from the private Pinterest boards I use as a major part of my creative process, such as character, worldbuilding, or locations.
    • Music: Access to exclusive Spotify playlists based on characters, relationships, themes, and more.
    • Commissioned Art: Get early or exclusive looks at any concept or character art I have commissioned.
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A World Anvil (wiki) for the Divide universe!

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About J.S. Dewes

Hi there! Thank you for checking out my Patreon! I’m J.S. Dewes (but you can call me Jenny!) and I write high-concept character-driven science fiction adventures.

I’m the author of The Divide series, which currently includes my debut novel The Last Watch and its sequel The Exiled Fleet—both out now from Tor Books! You can find out more about me and my books on my website at www.jsdewes.com.


Why should I join?

I wanted to start this Patreon because I can’t stop coming up with new ideas for stories, graphics, and content set in The Divide world. I've also learned a ton about the publishing industry and the writing craft since I started my author journey, and I'm eager to share my insight and experience with other writers!

By joining me here on Patreon, you’ll be giving me an opportunity to devote more of my time to writing, creating bonus content, sharing author advice, and giving behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process. I’m looking to create a fun, engaged community of friendly folks eager to share in our love of our favorite fandoms—whether you're a sci-fi/fantasy fan, an author, or both!

I’ve got some really exciting ideas for fun content, though I expect tiers and benefits to evolve as time goes on and I get a better idea of what kinds of things my patrons are excited to see, and I'm always open to ideas and input as this community grows!


What do you write?

I write character-driven science fiction, often set in the distant-future and typically featuring soldiers, mercenaries, and/or misfits. You'll find lots of action, well-researched ( over-researched) science & tech conveyed in an accessible manner, and most importantly: flawed, complex, compelling characters you'll love to root for!

In my stories, you’ll find:

✨ Space
✨ Soldiers
✨ Explosions
✨ Accessible science
✨ Flawed characters
✨ Gallows humor
✨ Plot twists
✨ Snark, usually
✨ Beards, absolutely

To get a feel for my writing, you can read the first chapter of my debut novel The Last Watch, as well as the second chapter!



Wait, who are you?

*announcer voice* J.S. Dewes is an author, cinematographer, and video editor with a degree in film production from Columbia College Chicago. Jenny cut her narrative teeth writing scripts for award-winning feature films and shorts which have screened at festivals and conventions all across the United States. A creative at heart, she enjoys video games, drawing, photography, graphic design, Pinterest, and all things visual.


But who are you REALLY?

WELL I’m a video producer & editor by day, Spectre-in-training by night, and I also write novels somewhere in there.


I also like lists, and I happen to have some for you:

🎮 Video Games
  • Mass Effect
  • Dragon Age
  • Fallout
  • Elder Scrolls
  • Diablo
  • SWTOR & KOTOR
  • Civilization
  • Age of Empires
  • World of Warcraft

📺 TV & Movies
  • Star Wars
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Killjoys
  • Peaky Blinders
  • The 100
  • Sunshine
  • Chernobyl
  • The Mandalorian
  • Stargate SG-1
  • The Last Kingdom
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Buffy & Firefly

📚 Books & Authors
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Rendezvous with Rama
  • The Murderbot Diaries
  • The Codex Alera Series
  • The Mistborn Trilogy
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles
  • Path of Destruction
  • The Stolen Throne

🎶 Music
  • Muse
  • The Glitch Mob
  • The Eagles
  • Johnny Cash
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Alan Walker
  • Any/All Classic Rock

🏐 Likes & Hobbies
  • Drawing
  • Video & Board Games & TTRPGs
  • Reading
  • Photography
  • Volleyball
  • Space
  • Maps
  • Thunderstorms
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Once this goal is reached, patrons at the Sentinel level and above will gain access to:

  • [The Atlas] The official World Anvil for The Divide universe. Similar to a wiki, but created specifically for authors & DMs to organize their worlds, this World Anvil will be populated and updated by my own personal universe bible, including a lexicon, timelines, appendices, graphics, concept images, and more. (Free World Anvil account required for access.)
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