Leeland Artra is creating Steampunk, Fantasy & Science Fiction Books
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I'm the guy always lost in worlds and places almost impossible to describe. I'm your reporter, journalist, tour guide into the vast speculative fiction landscape that spans over 40,000 years of human history blending our own history and legends with modern science and almost provable concepts of magic and multiverses. The stories I weave for you are all tied together with accurate historical & scientific research and a unified timeline.

I'm best known for my debut Thread Slivers, book one of the Golden Threads Trilogy, which became the #1 best selling fantasy for over a month in 2013 and has remained on the top 100 bestselling classic fantasy bestselling lists ever since. In 2016 I started releasing an extraordinary steampunk blend of science-fiction and fantasy serial titled Endless Horizons Sagas. In short, I'm a proven bestselling author who delivers adventure epics that blur the lines between science-fiction and fantasy.

My stories are not fluff; they are detailed requiring years of writing and research to complete. The Golden Threads Trilogy had over 130,000 words per book weighing in over 500,000 words with chapters large enough to qualify as novelettes. With three editors, cover artists, proofreading, and formatting it takes a long time to push 130,000 word novels through the publication pipeline.

I regularly get emails asking when my next book will be completed. As an author I'd be nothing without people like you who want to read incredible science-fiction and fantasy books. My only goal as an author is to publish high quality stories as fast as possible. I wanted to publish new books faster than one every three to five years, but not compromise quality.

I've found a solution! Growing up I loved reading pulp fiction novels. These were between 20,000 and 50,000 words. Just long enough to give a great story to enjoy. I'd save my allowance and check the five and dime every day for the next Asimov's Science FictionAmazing Stories, or Analog Science Fiction and Fact. When I got a new one I'd read it for days. I loved being transported away, and thanks to these wonderful monthly magazines I didn't have long to wait for something fresh and new to read.

I've created a new kind of pulp. While adventure arcs are not new, ones that tie together across predictable boundaries are. I'm combining my large epic story telling skills with the pulp short novel style. This style transformed my epic tales into independent serial novels, novels that when put together cause a larger story to emerge. Each novel is detailed, action packed, and a complete story. But, put four of the novels together and they transform into a larger adventure book. Finally combine those adventure books together and like one of those incredible pictures made of other pictures an entire new epic comes into focus.

As an added bonus, all of my series, books, and novels also fold together onto a single historical timeline. My timeline passes cleanly, and logically, through our world today, and yet, there will always be a soft touch of fantasy with science-fact tweaked by a bit of science-fiction.

I'd like to believe the magic is real, and something we may yet learn to use.

I have four blended science-fiction and fantasy series in varying stages of publication:
  1. Endless Horizons Sagas - the tales of Janali Jedalor, a female researcher on the order of Da Vinci, Galileo, and Newton battling for her crew's lives, and her own, with the church after an amazing discovery on an unique world. Five seasons, sixteen episodes each planned out with the first two seasons rough drafts completed.
  2. Dagger Tales - the on-going stories of Ticca of Rhini Wood and Lebuin of the Argos Guild of Mages after they finished saving the world in my Golden Threads Trilogy. These will also have guest appearances by other major characters from the world of Niya-Yur. One season of twenty episodes is plotted out. More to come.
  3. Duianna Chronicles - the adventure stories of a young space marine as he moves up through the ranks of the Duianna Imperial Marines. This is a grand space opera series with everything you'd expect along with some of my characteristic twists. Three seasons.
  4. Forgotten Dynasty - an historical fantasy series revolving around a lost dragon and the boy that found, healed, and befriended it. Together they create a vast empire alters the future of two universes. Six seasons planned.
To help the ends of the month meet and cover the production process I'm turning to Patreon. It's an amazing reliable funding platform. Exactly what I need to allow me to stop worrying about where to get the funds needed to pay for stuff.

As a patron you get to peek behind the curtain at the magician as he works. You also get to see the works before anyone else! As my greatest fans, you also have a chance to kibitz (offer input) on the outcomes and may even get cameo appearances in the stories.

I wish my favorite authors would give me a chance to chat with them about their stories. I have many ideas and questions I'd have liked to discuss, maybe even give them some inspiration. Hence, I'm giving you that incredible power. Abuse it as you will.

I want to take you on grand adventures to amazing places with people you'll fall in love with. By pledging your support to my Patreon campaign, you'll help me devote myself entirely to putting out books you'll want to read over and over again. There will be laughter, strange concepts, kibitzing, and fun!

Thank you for reading this completely through! Become a Patron of the Artra by selecting a funding level. A couple of dollars a month is all it takes to get started.
Tiers
a cup of black coffee
$1 or more per month
Help me get started with my morning-joe and you'll get early access to Leeland Artra author at large vlog & podcast. Plus, patron only access to scans and pics of interesting things mentioned.
A shot of espresso
$2.50 or more per month
Give me a shot of that dark java magic juice and I'll hand over access to crazy content, scenes I tossed, plans foiled by my own characters, and other nifty nonsense. Wait, there's more, I'll provide download links to digital high-res images like covers. Plus all previous rewards.
Cafe cortados
$5 or more per month
Oh this is getting tasty! You deserve download links to all new ebooks. And Scans of my research notebooks for insights into backstories, physics, and  world-building!
Dark roasted Americano
$10 or more per month
My daily beverage. I need as many of these hot tasty beverages as I can get in a month. At this level I'll let you in on the suggestion box posts for planning new vlogs and podcasts. Everyone at this level get to participate in my quarterly live chat. Got questions? Why not ask in person? (plus all previous rewards)
Americano with Irish Cream
$20 or more per month
This oh so wonderful hot tasty will win my heart every time.  Everyone at this level will get all the previous rewards plus signed copies of new books (shipping to continental US included, other destinations will require postage).


Words cannot express how wonderful you are. You have my utmost thanks for your patronage. 

Peppermint Mocha
$50 or more per month
For this 2000 calorie goddess of hot tasty beverages I can only say:

   You are an angel of patrons!

   There is no measure  of my gratitude for your generosity.

Your VIP treatment includes all prior level rewards and:

  • Invitations to my monthly tasty beverage and cakes live conference chat.
  • Prerelease access to all new books and stories.
  • "Patron Angel 1st Edition Bonus"
Goals
5 of 10 patrons
Want to go deeper into my story worlds?
At this goal, I'll let patrons choose one insider secret to my worlds. I'll explain all the details in an article that I'll post to the Patreon Activity Stream.
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I'm the guy always lost in worlds and places almost impossible to describe. I'm your reporter, journalist, tour guide into the vast speculative fiction landscape that spans over 40,000 years of human history blending our own history and legends with modern science and almost provable concepts of magic and multiverses. The stories I weave for you are all tied together with accurate historical & scientific research and a unified timeline.

I'm best known for my debut Thread Slivers, book one of the Golden Threads Trilogy, which became the #1 best selling fantasy for over a month in 2013 and has remained on the top 100 bestselling classic fantasy bestselling lists ever since. In 2016 I started releasing an extraordinary steampunk blend of science-fiction and fantasy serial titled Endless Horizons Sagas. In short, I'm a proven bestselling author who delivers adventure epics that blur the lines between science-fiction and fantasy.

My stories are not fluff; they are detailed requiring years of writing and research to complete. The Golden Threads Trilogy had over 130,000 words per book weighing in over 500,000 words with chapters large enough to qualify as novelettes. With three editors, cover artists, proofreading, and formatting it takes a long time to push 130,000 word novels through the publication pipeline.

I regularly get emails asking when my next book will be completed. As an author I'd be nothing without people like you who want to read incredible science-fiction and fantasy books. My only goal as an author is to publish high quality stories as fast as possible. I wanted to publish new books faster than one every three to five years, but not compromise quality.

I've found a solution! Growing up I loved reading pulp fiction novels. These were between 20,000 and 50,000 words. Just long enough to give a great story to enjoy. I'd save my allowance and check the five and dime every day for the next Asimov's Science FictionAmazing Stories, or Analog Science Fiction and Fact. When I got a new one I'd read it for days. I loved being transported away, and thanks to these wonderful monthly magazines I didn't have long to wait for something fresh and new to read.

I've created a new kind of pulp. While adventure arcs are not new, ones that tie together across predictable boundaries are. I'm combining my large epic story telling skills with the pulp short novel style. This style transformed my epic tales into independent serial novels, novels that when put together cause a larger story to emerge. Each novel is detailed, action packed, and a complete story. But, put four of the novels together and they transform into a larger adventure book. Finally combine those adventure books together and like one of those incredible pictures made of other pictures an entire new epic comes into focus.

As an added bonus, all of my series, books, and novels also fold together onto a single historical timeline. My timeline passes cleanly, and logically, through our world today, and yet, there will always be a soft touch of fantasy with science-fact tweaked by a bit of science-fiction.

I'd like to believe the magic is real, and something we may yet learn to use.

I have four blended science-fiction and fantasy series in varying stages of publication:
  1. Endless Horizons Sagas - the tales of Janali Jedalor, a female researcher on the order of Da Vinci, Galileo, and Newton battling for her crew's lives, and her own, with the church after an amazing discovery on an unique world. Five seasons, sixteen episodes each planned out with the first two seasons rough drafts completed.
  2. Dagger Tales - the on-going stories of Ticca of Rhini Wood and Lebuin of the Argos Guild of Mages after they finished saving the world in my Golden Threads Trilogy. These will also have guest appearances by other major characters from the world of Niya-Yur. One season of twenty episodes is plotted out. More to come.
  3. Duianna Chronicles - the adventure stories of a young space marine as he moves up through the ranks of the Duianna Imperial Marines. This is a grand space opera series with everything you'd expect along with some of my characteristic twists. Three seasons.
  4. Forgotten Dynasty - an historical fantasy series revolving around a lost dragon and the boy that found, healed, and befriended it. Together they create a vast empire alters the future of two universes. Six seasons planned.
To help the ends of the month meet and cover the production process I'm turning to Patreon. It's an amazing reliable funding platform. Exactly what I need to allow me to stop worrying about where to get the funds needed to pay for stuff.

As a patron you get to peek behind the curtain at the magician as he works. You also get to see the works before anyone else! As my greatest fans, you also have a chance to kibitz (offer input) on the outcomes and may even get cameo appearances in the stories.

I wish my favorite authors would give me a chance to chat with them about their stories. I have many ideas and questions I'd have liked to discuss, maybe even give them some inspiration. Hence, I'm giving you that incredible power. Abuse it as you will.

I want to take you on grand adventures to amazing places with people you'll fall in love with. By pledging your support to my Patreon campaign, you'll help me devote myself entirely to putting out books you'll want to read over and over again. There will be laughter, strange concepts, kibitzing, and fun!

Thank you for reading this completely through! Become a Patron of the Artra by selecting a funding level. A couple of dollars a month is all it takes to get started.

Recent posts by Leeland Artra

Tiers
a cup of black coffee
$1 or more per month
Help me get started with my morning-joe and you'll get early access to Leeland Artra author at large vlog & podcast. Plus, patron only access to scans and pics of interesting things mentioned.
A shot of espresso
$2.50 or more per month
Give me a shot of that dark java magic juice and I'll hand over access to crazy content, scenes I tossed, plans foiled by my own characters, and other nifty nonsense. Wait, there's more, I'll provide download links to digital high-res images like covers. Plus all previous rewards.
Cafe cortados
$5 or more per month
Oh this is getting tasty! You deserve download links to all new ebooks. And Scans of my research notebooks for insights into backstories, physics, and  world-building!
Dark roasted Americano
$10 or more per month
My daily beverage. I need as many of these hot tasty beverages as I can get in a month. At this level I'll let you in on the suggestion box posts for planning new vlogs and podcasts. Everyone at this level get to participate in my quarterly live chat. Got questions? Why not ask in person? (plus all previous rewards)
Americano with Irish Cream
$20 or more per month
This oh so wonderful hot tasty will win my heart every time.  Everyone at this level will get all the previous rewards plus signed copies of new books (shipping to continental US included, other destinations will require postage).


Words cannot express how wonderful you are. You have my utmost thanks for your patronage. 

Peppermint Mocha
$50 or more per month
For this 2000 calorie goddess of hot tasty beverages I can only say:

   You are an angel of patrons!

   There is no measure  of my gratitude for your generosity.

Your VIP treatment includes all prior level rewards and:

  • Invitations to my monthly tasty beverage and cakes live conference chat.
  • Prerelease access to all new books and stories.
  • "Patron Angel 1st Edition Bonus"