Lee Battersby is creating novels, short stories, cartoons and art
11

patrons

$36
per month
I'm Lee Battersby.

I've been writing for 17 years. In that time, I've been responsible for 3 novels and over 80 stories. I've been a winner in the international 'Writers of the Future' competition, and been awarded the Aurealis, Australian Shadows and Australian SF 'Ditmar' Awards. My most recent novel, Magrit was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Prize, and was awarded a White Raven label by the International Children's Digital Library.

During all of this, I've been the primary breadwinner for my family, which has meant trudging out every day to The Day Job (tm), and fitting my arts practice in around the edges.

But all that's about to change! From February 2018, we'll be living in the wilds of Karratha as my wife pursues a long-held desire to teach. Having left my job to support her, I'll be concentrating on creating my art full-time.

In 2018 and 2019, I'll be working on the following projects:

  • Ghost Tracks: a children's book, in which a boy accidentally derails the ghost of a train and must travel to the ghost dimension to make reparation.

  • Bear Hunts: a crime novel, in which a reformed small time crook is blackmailed into a heist that goes wrong, and determines to hunt down the mastermind behind it and take revenge.

  • The Claws of Native Ghosts and Other Stories: a linked collection of horror stories taking place throughout Western Australian history. 

  • Tales of Nireym: a fantasy novel about a daughter who runs away, the hidden society she inspires in a patriarchal culture, and the hunt to find her before a brewing rebellion puts her into direct conflict with the Emperor.

  • The Canals of Anguilar: a fantasy novel, in which a cadre of cowards discovers a city that can only be found by cowards, and the malevolent force that hunts them down, one by one. 

  • The Boy from G.O.B.L.I.N: a children's book, in which a homeless child is recruited into the Guild of Beasts that Lurk in the Night, and discovers that the world is not structured the way he thought.

  • Antimony Lavage: a children's book, in which a young girl aspires to drive the train that takes the dead from the City to the Necropolis near where she lives, and will do anything to make her aspirations come true. 

I'm thrilled to be able to create new works, and to be able to give my patrons access to exclusive content and unique, one-of-a-kind stories as part of this exciting new stage in my career. Your patronage will enable me to produce art both written and visual. In return, you'll receive access to unique content, stories that will be seen only by patrons, and opportunities to set the tone and content of upcoming works.

Thank you to the following patrons, who are willingly to publicly admit that they're joining my on my artistic journey.
Adrian Bedford
Megsy Caddy
Anthony Ferguson
Narelle M Harris
Sean Lindsay
Rebecca Lundy
Claire McKenna
Andrew J McKiernan
Ryan
Colin Sharpe
Grant Watson

Rewards
The Velociraptors of Love
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Receive my undying thanks by way of acknowledgement on the website. And wallow on the sandy shores of a patron-only journal posting every month.
Is Troodon, Is Good
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Once a month, receive a patron-exclusive 500 word story by pdf. 


PLUS: All rewards from the tier above.

Today is a Good day to Deinonychus
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Vote for upcoming '5 for Friday' posts at the Batthaim website, and be acknowledged on those posts. Plus receive one patron-only single panel cartoon per month.


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.

Air-cooled, totally worked V8 Australovenator, maaaate.
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Once a year, I'll publish a '5 for Friday' post on the Batthaim website on a subject OF YOUR CHOICE, and acknowledge you as the genius behind the whole thing.

Plus, receive a patron-only single-panel cartoon sketch on subjects of your choice every six months. (Available after 6 months).

PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.
It Takes a Lotosaurus to be a Dilophosaurus
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Every month, receive a patron-exclusive Vlog post, in which I answer questions sent to me by you, my Dilophosaurus brethren, throughout the month.

Plus a monthly pdf containing an excerpt from a work-in-progress, and a writing exercise that's been battle-hardened in the fiery depths of my writing workshops. 


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.

The Be Allosaurus to End Allosaurus
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Over the course of a year, receive a patron-exclusive pdf novel in twelve instalments of 5000 words+ each. The novel will remain exclusive for 2 years, meaning I'll make no attempt to seek publication while you enjoy the sweet, sweet smell of exclusivity. 


In 2018, the novel is 'Counterweight Colony', an alternative history novel that charts the progress of a group of English settlers who leave Botany Bay and colonise the fabled and unnamed Counterweight Continent to the south of recently-discovered Australia. 


Plus, once a year, choose a word length (up to 1000 words) and a subject, and I will write an EXCLUSIVE story for you and only you. (Available after 12 months). 


That's an entire novel that only you and the rest of your Allosaurus brethren will see for at least 2 years, plus a story that you will never have to share with anyone else ever, even your Mum!


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.

Rock and Roll Tyrannosaurus Sex God VIP Room
$50 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
Receive one novel assessment (maximum novel length 120,000 words) per year. The assessment will be in the form of a 2000 word (minimum) report detailing the narrative flow, positives, aspects for further work, and potential next steps.

(Available after first 10 months and annually thereafter)


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above. 

Goals
$36 of $250 per month
When I reach $250 per month, I will randomly select three Patrons each time a new book is published, and those Patrons will receive a personalised, signed copy of the book. 
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I'm Lee Battersby.

I've been writing for 17 years. In that time, I've been responsible for 3 novels and over 80 stories. I've been a winner in the international 'Writers of the Future' competition, and been awarded the Aurealis, Australian Shadows and Australian SF 'Ditmar' Awards. My most recent novel, Magrit was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Prize, and was awarded a White Raven label by the International Children's Digital Library.

During all of this, I've been the primary breadwinner for my family, which has meant trudging out every day to The Day Job (tm), and fitting my arts practice in around the edges.

But all that's about to change! From February 2018, we'll be living in the wilds of Karratha as my wife pursues a long-held desire to teach. Having left my job to support her, I'll be concentrating on creating my art full-time.

In 2018 and 2019, I'll be working on the following projects:

  • Ghost Tracks: a children's book, in which a boy accidentally derails the ghost of a train and must travel to the ghost dimension to make reparation.

  • Bear Hunts: a crime novel, in which a reformed small time crook is blackmailed into a heist that goes wrong, and determines to hunt down the mastermind behind it and take revenge.

  • The Claws of Native Ghosts and Other Stories: a linked collection of horror stories taking place throughout Western Australian history. 

  • Tales of Nireym: a fantasy novel about a daughter who runs away, the hidden society she inspires in a patriarchal culture, and the hunt to find her before a brewing rebellion puts her into direct conflict with the Emperor.

  • The Canals of Anguilar: a fantasy novel, in which a cadre of cowards discovers a city that can only be found by cowards, and the malevolent force that hunts them down, one by one. 

  • The Boy from G.O.B.L.I.N: a children's book, in which a homeless child is recruited into the Guild of Beasts that Lurk in the Night, and discovers that the world is not structured the way he thought.

  • Antimony Lavage: a children's book, in which a young girl aspires to drive the train that takes the dead from the City to the Necropolis near where she lives, and will do anything to make her aspirations come true. 

I'm thrilled to be able to create new works, and to be able to give my patrons access to exclusive content and unique, one-of-a-kind stories as part of this exciting new stage in my career. Your patronage will enable me to produce art both written and visual. In return, you'll receive access to unique content, stories that will be seen only by patrons, and opportunities to set the tone and content of upcoming works.

Thank you to the following patrons, who are willingly to publicly admit that they're joining my on my artistic journey.
Adrian Bedford
Megsy Caddy
Anthony Ferguson
Narelle M Harris
Sean Lindsay
Rebecca Lundy
Claire McKenna
Andrew J McKiernan
Ryan
Colin Sharpe
Grant Watson

Recent posts by Lee Battersby

Rewards
The Velociraptors of Love
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Receive my undying thanks by way of acknowledgement on the website. And wallow on the sandy shores of a patron-only journal posting every month.
Is Troodon, Is Good
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Once a month, receive a patron-exclusive 500 word story by pdf. 


PLUS: All rewards from the tier above.

Today is a Good day to Deinonychus
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Vote for upcoming '5 for Friday' posts at the Batthaim website, and be acknowledged on those posts. Plus receive one patron-only single panel cartoon per month.


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.

Air-cooled, totally worked V8 Australovenator, maaaate.
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Once a year, I'll publish a '5 for Friday' post on the Batthaim website on a subject OF YOUR CHOICE, and acknowledge you as the genius behind the whole thing.

Plus, receive a patron-only single-panel cartoon sketch on subjects of your choice every six months. (Available after 6 months).

PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.
It Takes a Lotosaurus to be a Dilophosaurus
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Every month, receive a patron-exclusive Vlog post, in which I answer questions sent to me by you, my Dilophosaurus brethren, throughout the month.

Plus a monthly pdf containing an excerpt from a work-in-progress, and a writing exercise that's been battle-hardened in the fiery depths of my writing workshops. 


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.

The Be Allosaurus to End Allosaurus
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Over the course of a year, receive a patron-exclusive pdf novel in twelve instalments of 5000 words+ each. The novel will remain exclusive for 2 years, meaning I'll make no attempt to seek publication while you enjoy the sweet, sweet smell of exclusivity. 


In 2018, the novel is 'Counterweight Colony', an alternative history novel that charts the progress of a group of English settlers who leave Botany Bay and colonise the fabled and unnamed Counterweight Continent to the south of recently-discovered Australia. 


Plus, once a year, choose a word length (up to 1000 words) and a subject, and I will write an EXCLUSIVE story for you and only you. (Available after 12 months). 


That's an entire novel that only you and the rest of your Allosaurus brethren will see for at least 2 years, plus a story that you will never have to share with anyone else ever, even your Mum!


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.

Rock and Roll Tyrannosaurus Sex God VIP Room
$50 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
Receive one novel assessment (maximum novel length 120,000 words) per year. The assessment will be in the form of a 2000 word (minimum) report detailing the narrative flow, positives, aspects for further work, and potential next steps.

(Available after first 10 months and annually thereafter)


PLUS: All rewards from the tiers above.