Katie Metcalfe is creating Books, Blogs and Poetry
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Welcome!
Hello and welcome, however you may have found your way here. Now, before I write anything else, I want to thank you for setting aside some of your time - it's the most precious thing we can give to another person - to get acquainted with my Patreon page. 

Who I Am & What I Do
My name is Katie Metcalfe and I’m an English, untamed, all-north, mamma-to-be, roaming, gathering and nesting in Sweden on the edge of a forest. I'm a writer, blogger, poet and publisher and share my life with a Swedish berserker called Sebastian, a four year old step-daughter called Tyra, and 'baby bump' AKA Pinecone.



All four of us have needed to make space for my ‘some other stuff’ too – a bi-polar diagnosis, severe anxiety and a long history of other mental illnesses including anorexia, OCD and psychosis – though we really wish we didn’t.

On the upside, I harvest my experiences with mental illness, and use them in my writing, (for example, in my book Anorexia : A Stranger In The Family) with the intention to comfort, guide and encourage others, and help eliminate the stigma that exists around those with troubled minds.

At the moment, I'm striving to write full-time, and be fully self-sufficient from my creativity, so that I can work from home and be there while Pinecone and Tyra are growing up.

For over a decade I have been writing about the subject of 'North,' and am dedicated to celebrating the northern most places through my blogs, books, poetry, articles and a host of other creative pathways such as E-zines.

I'm also deeply passionate about doing my part to try and enhance public knowledge and awareness about the history, culture, peoples, animals and landscapes of the Arctic, as well as the current climate crisis. In late December 2017 I collaborated with a prolific musician to create Arctic Fever, a spoken word album centered around the thawing of the top of the world.





Even before I could tie my own shoe laces, I knew writing was my life calling, and I let nothing dissuade me from following that call. While writing 'came naturally'  - as a kid and before my late Granddad gave me my first typewriter, I used to nab 'extra' copy books from my classroom so I could pencil my 'novels' - I was shitty at it.

But I put my everything into learning and honing my craft, and I never let anything, not mental illness, not soul destroying careers advisers, not countless rejection letters from publishers stop me from moving forward. I always kept both eyes on my destination - life as a full-time writer.  

Now that I'm living in Scandinavia, where wolves run in the deep woods and the winters are long, my passion to deliver honest narratives about northern places burns hotter and wilder than ever before.

I want to interpret the land where I'm standing, get to know those who inhabit it, feel the energy of what's happening right now in the north...and translate everything using the voice I found after years of searching.

What I'm Working On Now

2018 is, for me, a year of artistic transformation...and liberty. I made the decision to focus my attentions on creating what my soul is communicating to me. I've cleared away the overgrowth - this included letting go of projects I've been working on for years - and made for myself a trail that leads me confidently in the right direction.

Blogging will be a focal point of 2018 and in the first week of February, I will be launching two blogs (if you like, click on the links to take a peek and read the 'about' pages) Untamed Homemaker: The Nature Of Living Differently and MostNorthern: For The Northerly Obsessed.

Untamed Homemaker will focus on my life as new homemaker, mamma, writer, bi-polar sufferer and expat. There will be posts on everything from thrifting to my first experiences as a mother.



MostNorthern will be where I embrace my passion for the north and Arctic. It will feature interviews with people living and operating in these parts of the world, as well as features on northern culture, lifestyle, art, history and environment. I will also be creating thoughtful, eclectic and detailed guides to the north.



I have three books planned for this year, though the one currently taking up the most of my time, is a book about life in Sweden. I'm hoping it will provide an insight into a wealth of things folks didn't before know about this challenging yet captivating country. (If you pledge, you will see some extracts in the coming weeks!)

Why I'm Here
I came to Patreon when I realised that, if I wanted to have creative freedom to be able to work full-time as a writer, I would need support. It took my some time to get over the fear of asking, but courage found me eventually.

The concept of Patreon is a beautiful, magical, remarkable thing...to have an on-line family, made up of people who genuinely care about what you're creating and are willing to support your work, provides the fire the heart needs. I see my Patrons as an invaluable part of my future as a creative writer.  

Receiving monthly contributions from you will change everything. It will mean I can spend the time I've been gifted with doing what I was put here to do - write to inspire and make a difference.

In return for your pledge, you will get to know me on a deeper and more personal level, hear announcements before anyone else, receive everything I publish absolutely free and get an insight into my writing life that nobody else has.

If you have any questions, any at all, or if you would just like to say hello, please message me at [email protected]

And again, thank you. Even if you decide not to pledge, I'm immeasurably grateful for the time you have given me.
Tiers
$1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
Thank you so very much for your pledge. I wish you a warmest welcome to our creative community!


At this tier you will receive: 


  • My undying gratitude.
  • Access to the Patron-only feed.
  • Your name listed as a supporter on my blogs.
  • A downloadable PDF copy of my latest book In The Hours Of Darkness.
$5 Or More Per Month
$5 or more per month
I am so deeply grateful for your generous support towards my writing work. I wish you a warmest welcome to our creative community!


At this tier you will receive: 


  • My undying gratitude.
  • Access to the Patron-only feed.
  • Your name listed as a supporter on my blogs.
  • A downloadable PDF copy of my latest book In The Hours Of Darkness.
  • A signed, physical copy of every book I create and publish (from 2018 onward) shipped straight to your home.
  • A commissioned poem with a theme of your choice that will be emailed to you directly.
  • Two surprise photographic prints sent to your home twice a  year.
Goals
2 of 50 patrons
This is my first major goal with Patreon, and if I reach it, I will make a 'day in the life' video just for you, so you're able to see, for real, how YOUR support has changed my life.
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Welcome!
Hello and welcome, however you may have found your way here. Now, before I write anything else, I want to thank you for setting aside some of your time - it's the most precious thing we can give to another person - to get acquainted with my Patreon page. 

Who I Am & What I Do
My name is Katie Metcalfe and I’m an English, untamed, all-north, mamma-to-be, roaming, gathering and nesting in Sweden on the edge of a forest. I'm a writer, blogger, poet and publisher and share my life with a Swedish berserker called Sebastian, a four year old step-daughter called Tyra, and 'baby bump' AKA Pinecone.



All four of us have needed to make space for my ‘some other stuff’ too – a bi-polar diagnosis, severe anxiety and a long history of other mental illnesses including anorexia, OCD and psychosis – though we really wish we didn’t.

On the upside, I harvest my experiences with mental illness, and use them in my writing, (for example, in my book Anorexia : A Stranger In The Family) with the intention to comfort, guide and encourage others, and help eliminate the stigma that exists around those with troubled minds.

At the moment, I'm striving to write full-time, and be fully self-sufficient from my creativity, so that I can work from home and be there while Pinecone and Tyra are growing up.

For over a decade I have been writing about the subject of 'North,' and am dedicated to celebrating the northern most places through my blogs, books, poetry, articles and a host of other creative pathways such as E-zines.

I'm also deeply passionate about doing my part to try and enhance public knowledge and awareness about the history, culture, peoples, animals and landscapes of the Arctic, as well as the current climate crisis. In late December 2017 I collaborated with a prolific musician to create Arctic Fever, a spoken word album centered around the thawing of the top of the world.





Even before I could tie my own shoe laces, I knew writing was my life calling, and I let nothing dissuade me from following that call. While writing 'came naturally'  - as a kid and before my late Granddad gave me my first typewriter, I used to nab 'extra' copy books from my classroom so I could pencil my 'novels' - I was shitty at it.

But I put my everything into learning and honing my craft, and I never let anything, not mental illness, not soul destroying careers advisers, not countless rejection letters from publishers stop me from moving forward. I always kept both eyes on my destination - life as a full-time writer.  

Now that I'm living in Scandinavia, where wolves run in the deep woods and the winters are long, my passion to deliver honest narratives about northern places burns hotter and wilder than ever before.

I want to interpret the land where I'm standing, get to know those who inhabit it, feel the energy of what's happening right now in the north...and translate everything using the voice I found after years of searching.

What I'm Working On Now

2018 is, for me, a year of artistic transformation...and liberty. I made the decision to focus my attentions on creating what my soul is communicating to me. I've cleared away the overgrowth - this included letting go of projects I've been working on for years - and made for myself a trail that leads me confidently in the right direction.

Blogging will be a focal point of 2018 and in the first week of February, I will be launching two blogs (if you like, click on the links to take a peek and read the 'about' pages) Untamed Homemaker: The Nature Of Living Differently and MostNorthern: For The Northerly Obsessed.

Untamed Homemaker will focus on my life as new homemaker, mamma, writer, bi-polar sufferer and expat. There will be posts on everything from thrifting to my first experiences as a mother.



MostNorthern will be where I embrace my passion for the north and Arctic. It will feature interviews with people living and operating in these parts of the world, as well as features on northern culture, lifestyle, art, history and environment. I will also be creating thoughtful, eclectic and detailed guides to the north.



I have three books planned for this year, though the one currently taking up the most of my time, is a book about life in Sweden. I'm hoping it will provide an insight into a wealth of things folks didn't before know about this challenging yet captivating country. (If you pledge, you will see some extracts in the coming weeks!)

Why I'm Here
I came to Patreon when I realised that, if I wanted to have creative freedom to be able to work full-time as a writer, I would need support. It took my some time to get over the fear of asking, but courage found me eventually.

The concept of Patreon is a beautiful, magical, remarkable thing...to have an on-line family, made up of people who genuinely care about what you're creating and are willing to support your work, provides the fire the heart needs. I see my Patrons as an invaluable part of my future as a creative writer.  

Receiving monthly contributions from you will change everything. It will mean I can spend the time I've been gifted with doing what I was put here to do - write to inspire and make a difference.

In return for your pledge, you will get to know me on a deeper and more personal level, hear announcements before anyone else, receive everything I publish absolutely free and get an insight into my writing life that nobody else has.

If you have any questions, any at all, or if you would just like to say hello, please message me at [email protected]

And again, thank you. Even if you decide not to pledge, I'm immeasurably grateful for the time you have given me.

Recent posts by Katie Metcalfe

Tiers
$1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
Thank you so very much for your pledge. I wish you a warmest welcome to our creative community!


At this tier you will receive: 


  • My undying gratitude.
  • Access to the Patron-only feed.
  • Your name listed as a supporter on my blogs.
  • A downloadable PDF copy of my latest book In The Hours Of Darkness.
$5 Or More Per Month
$5 or more per month
I am so deeply grateful for your generous support towards my writing work. I wish you a warmest welcome to our creative community!


At this tier you will receive: 


  • My undying gratitude.
  • Access to the Patron-only feed.
  • Your name listed as a supporter on my blogs.
  • A downloadable PDF copy of my latest book In The Hours Of Darkness.
  • A signed, physical copy of every book I create and publish (from 2018 onward) shipped straight to your home.
  • A commissioned poem with a theme of your choice that will be emailed to you directly.
  • Two surprise photographic prints sent to your home twice a  year.