Kristin Jacques (Krazydiamond) is creating Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Stories
11

patrons

$50
per month


Hello! My name is Kristin Jacques. My brand of writing consists of mashing genres together until the magic happens. My books blend a variety of genres together into lovely weird adventures with strong spunky ladies, murderous lads who are secretly cinnamon rolls, and sympathetic monsters.

I am the author of Zombies vs Aliens, a horror comedy apocalyptic romp that is also a virtual interactive game through the free Chapters App, the upcoming contemporary mythological mashup Ragnarok Unwound from Sky Forest Press (01/08/19), and the dark fantasy Marrow Charm, from Parliament House Press (Fall 2019)

As I do a lot of genre experimentation, you can often find me in the 'laboratory' on Wattpad as Krazydiamond. Wattpad is a free platform for writers and readers. It is a fine place to see what works and what doesn't, and my quirky style has done well there. It is a free backstage pass to my work 24/7.

I am a wife, and a mother of two beautiful boys on the spectrum. Every day is challenging, every day is rewarding. 


First, thank you for your contribution and joining my creative community.
The monthly goal is set to represent roughly the income I would receive working part time, on top of writing and being a mum. (Skills to pay the bills, and write gloriously, epic tales.) Right now, our bills and living expenses eat up a little more income than we bring in. Our living situation makes it incredibly difficult to maintain a steady secondary income.  
Eventually, this financial goal may change depending on the success and prospects of other projects but for now its purpose is 'living wage'.



On Wattpad I have three to four major projects going at all times, and several experimental stories/ side projects. 
The current big projects I am working on are:
1. Impression of Teeth

In 1850's America, Vampire hunter Johnathan Newman is sent to Cress Haven, an isolated lumber town in Maine, to investigate reports of a vampire concealing itself within the populace. But the vampire is unlike anything Johnathan has encountered before.
More alarming are the disappearances of the town's young debutantes, daughters of the wealthy merchants and businessmen, who later turn up dismembered and....partially eaten. The vampire, in turn, enlists the aid of Johnathan to stop whatever malevolent creature is munching on the locals.
The unlikely partnership between Hunter and Vampire might be the only thing that can.

2. Stitch Girls

They called them the Patchwork Men.
Loyal flesh golems, pieced together from the fallen soldiers on the battlefield. Fuel for the endless war between the Ottoman Republic and the savages of the Byzantine Empire. It is the alchemists who bring them to life, with secret etchings and chemicals, but it is the Stitch Girls who create them.
Needle and thread to make a new man out of many.
When the draft called for Lillian's husband, he vowed to send her a letter from the front every day. The last one arrived two years ago, along with a silver badge of service. She was one of the lucky ones, at least she knew what happened to her beloved. As a Stitch Girl, she has a secret purpose, recording little details: tattoos, birthmarks, scars.
There are many who never hear from their men again. Too many.
She sews up the Patchwork Men, more flesh for the front, etching the symbols to wipe them clean until one night, she messes up.
What to do with a Patchwork Man who is not so loyal to the Republic?

3. Edgewise Novellas
Beginning with A Touch of Chaos, Lady Agatha's story. 




The Lofty
1. To finish Impression of Teeth by the end of the year (2018) to query.
2. To finish at least two Edgewise novellas by the end of 2018
The Feasible:
To continue to produce fun and fantastical stories and adventures.
To post one to two chapters of work a week (pending outside deadlines)
Follow my other work and writing goals on my website  where I blog and post my full catalog of available work.



Tiers
Sparks in the Dark
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
All Patrons from $1 and up will receive behind the scenes access to world building notes, chapter sneak peeks, upcoming news, and events, and exclusive access to the Patron only story Thresholds.

Candle Flame
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Patrons at this tier shall receive all the benefits of the previous tier as well as  access to upcoming E- ARCS for publication, and occasional e-swag you can download from your computer.
Lantern Glow
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

All previous rewards, exclusive mini short stories. 


Aspiring writer option: patrons at this tier may also participate in a one on one hour long session once a month for writing advice, plot development, and general writing help via discord, google hangouts, facebook etc.

Bonfire, Burning Bright
$25 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
Your name will be included on my profile as a special thank you for being such a supportive patron.

All previous rewards

Aspiring writer option: Patrons at this level can chose to have a developmental critique on up to 50 pages of the story of their choosing Or up to three short stories.

Livewire
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are a super patron. I bow before you. In addition to your postcard story, you will receive special goodies (tba) on a month to month basis. These can range from care packages from your favorite intelligent zombie Princess to virtual signed posters, personalized short stories and more. 
Plus all previous rewards


Goals
$50 of $100 per month
A week’s worth of nom noms.
    Food is fuel. And my kids eat like it’s their job. No crackers or cookies are safe. If I want an apple I have to squirrel it away. Kids are savages. I will rue the day the puberty smackdown hits this household.
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Hello! My name is Kristin Jacques. My brand of writing consists of mashing genres together until the magic happens. My books blend a variety of genres together into lovely weird adventures with strong spunky ladies, murderous lads who are secretly cinnamon rolls, and sympathetic monsters.

I am the author of Zombies vs Aliens, a horror comedy apocalyptic romp that is also a virtual interactive game through the free Chapters App, the upcoming contemporary mythological mashup Ragnarok Unwound from Sky Forest Press (01/08/19), and the dark fantasy Marrow Charm, from Parliament House Press (Fall 2019)

As I do a lot of genre experimentation, you can often find me in the 'laboratory' on Wattpad as Krazydiamond. Wattpad is a free platform for writers and readers. It is a fine place to see what works and what doesn't, and my quirky style has done well there. It is a free backstage pass to my work 24/7.

I am a wife, and a mother of two beautiful boys on the spectrum. Every day is challenging, every day is rewarding. 


First, thank you for your contribution and joining my creative community.
The monthly goal is set to represent roughly the income I would receive working part time, on top of writing and being a mum. (Skills to pay the bills, and write gloriously, epic tales.) Right now, our bills and living expenses eat up a little more income than we bring in. Our living situation makes it incredibly difficult to maintain a steady secondary income.  
Eventually, this financial goal may change depending on the success and prospects of other projects but for now its purpose is 'living wage'.



On Wattpad I have three to four major projects going at all times, and several experimental stories/ side projects. 
The current big projects I am working on are:
1. Impression of Teeth

In 1850's America, Vampire hunter Johnathan Newman is sent to Cress Haven, an isolated lumber town in Maine, to investigate reports of a vampire concealing itself within the populace. But the vampire is unlike anything Johnathan has encountered before.
More alarming are the disappearances of the town's young debutantes, daughters of the wealthy merchants and businessmen, who later turn up dismembered and....partially eaten. The vampire, in turn, enlists the aid of Johnathan to stop whatever malevolent creature is munching on the locals.
The unlikely partnership between Hunter and Vampire might be the only thing that can.

2. Stitch Girls

They called them the Patchwork Men.
Loyal flesh golems, pieced together from the fallen soldiers on the battlefield. Fuel for the endless war between the Ottoman Republic and the savages of the Byzantine Empire. It is the alchemists who bring them to life, with secret etchings and chemicals, but it is the Stitch Girls who create them.
Needle and thread to make a new man out of many.
When the draft called for Lillian's husband, he vowed to send her a letter from the front every day. The last one arrived two years ago, along with a silver badge of service. She was one of the lucky ones, at least she knew what happened to her beloved. As a Stitch Girl, she has a secret purpose, recording little details: tattoos, birthmarks, scars.
There are many who never hear from their men again. Too many.
She sews up the Patchwork Men, more flesh for the front, etching the symbols to wipe them clean until one night, she messes up.
What to do with a Patchwork Man who is not so loyal to the Republic?

3. Edgewise Novellas
Beginning with A Touch of Chaos, Lady Agatha's story. 




The Lofty
1. To finish Impression of Teeth by the end of the year (2018) to query.
2. To finish at least two Edgewise novellas by the end of 2018
The Feasible:
To continue to produce fun and fantastical stories and adventures.
To post one to two chapters of work a week (pending outside deadlines)
Follow my other work and writing goals on my website  where I blog and post my full catalog of available work.



Recent posts by Kristin Jacques (Krazydiamond)

Tiers
Sparks in the Dark
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
All Patrons from $1 and up will receive behind the scenes access to world building notes, chapter sneak peeks, upcoming news, and events, and exclusive access to the Patron only story Thresholds.

Candle Flame
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Patrons at this tier shall receive all the benefits of the previous tier as well as  access to upcoming E- ARCS for publication, and occasional e-swag you can download from your computer.
Lantern Glow
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

All previous rewards, exclusive mini short stories. 


Aspiring writer option: patrons at this tier may also participate in a one on one hour long session once a month for writing advice, plot development, and general writing help via discord, google hangouts, facebook etc.

Bonfire, Burning Bright
$25 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
Your name will be included on my profile as a special thank you for being such a supportive patron.

All previous rewards

Aspiring writer option: Patrons at this level can chose to have a developmental critique on up to 50 pages of the story of their choosing Or up to three short stories.

Livewire
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are a super patron. I bow before you. In addition to your postcard story, you will receive special goodies (tba) on a month to month basis. These can range from care packages from your favorite intelligent zombie Princess to virtual signed posters, personalized short stories and more. 
Plus all previous rewards