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After five years of Egyptology studies at the University of Manchester I faced the hard fact that pyramids are rather scarce in Finland where I live. So digging ancient stuff wasn't an option. I settled for the next best thing - writing novels and illustrated children's books with ancient Egypt as the common theme.

Some of my books are traditionally published (the children's books), but most are self published. This means I pay for the covers, the editing, the marketing... The whole lot.

As it happens I have a day job. Most writers do. And it is a good thing to have when you pay all the costs of publishing yourself. It has nothing to do with Egyptology or writing, though - I spend my days handling car crashes in an insurance company. Yes. Cheerful. Sigh. I can feel your envy...

The reason I joined Patreon is to buy what people say cannot be bought: time. Time to use my daylight hours writing and drawing, creating. Studying ancient Egypt (you bet it takes a lot of research to get the details right in my books). To be able to do this when I want to instead of when I dead tired in the evenings (and a little less tired in the weekends). Would be nice to have free time too.

So I thank anyone who is willing to help me in this journey to freedom from the corporate hamster-wheel. This hamster would love to stop running and start writing. (Don't say hamsters don't write. I might just write a book about a hamster who does.)

My author website is at www.leenasbooks.com
Tiers
Hope for the Hamster - I thank you quotely
$1 or more per month
No need for rewards, just want to support the writer. But you can read the free daily quote on my page nevertheless. Quotes that I liked - uplifting, positive, humorous. 
News from the Hamster Wheel
$2 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website- photos from my life and sometimes drawings too! 

First draft chapters
$3 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

Pictures of handwritten quotes from my books
$4 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books.

Free ebooks
$5 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters). These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made (in case I have drawn stick figures as a cover on the draft...) 

Previously published ebooks
$10 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters).  These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part.

Print copies of my self-published books
$50 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters).  These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

- In addition you will get print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out during the 12 months following your initial patronage.   


Signed print copies
$100 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters).  These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

- In addition you will get print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out during the 12 months following your initial patronage.   

- In addition you will get signed print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out during the 12 months following your initial patronage.   I have to order them first to me, sign them and then post them to you, so it may take a while depending where you live. 

 

After five years of Egyptology studies at the University of Manchester I faced the hard fact that pyramids are rather scarce in Finland where I live. So digging ancient stuff wasn't an option. I settled for the next best thing - writing novels and illustrated children's books with ancient Egypt as the common theme.

Some of my books are traditionally published (the children's books), but most are self published. This means I pay for the covers, the editing, the marketing... The whole lot.

As it happens I have a day job. Most writers do. And it is a good thing to have when you pay all the costs of publishing yourself. It has nothing to do with Egyptology or writing, though - I spend my days handling car crashes in an insurance company. Yes. Cheerful. Sigh. I can feel your envy...

The reason I joined Patreon is to buy what people say cannot be bought: time. Time to use my daylight hours writing and drawing, creating. Studying ancient Egypt (you bet it takes a lot of research to get the details right in my books). To be able to do this when I want to instead of when I dead tired in the evenings (and a little less tired in the weekends). Would be nice to have free time too.

So I thank anyone who is willing to help me in this journey to freedom from the corporate hamster-wheel. This hamster would love to stop running and start writing. (Don't say hamsters don't write. I might just write a book about a hamster who does.)

My author website is at www.leenasbooks.com

Recent posts by Leenasbooks

Tiers
Hope for the Hamster - I thank you quotely
$1 or more per month
No need for rewards, just want to support the writer. But you can read the free daily quote on my page nevertheless. Quotes that I liked - uplifting, positive, humorous. 
News from the Hamster Wheel
$2 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website- photos from my life and sometimes drawings too! 

First draft chapters
$3 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

Pictures of handwritten quotes from my books
$4 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books.

Free ebooks
$5 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters). These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made (in case I have drawn stick figures as a cover on the draft...) 

Previously published ebooks
$10 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters).  These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part.

Print copies of my self-published books
$50 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters).  These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

- In addition you will get print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out during the 12 months following your initial patronage.   


Signed print copies
$100 or more per month
- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out following your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters).  These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

- In addition you will get print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out during the 12 months following your initial patronage.   

- In addition you will get signed print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out during the 12 months following your initial patronage.   I have to order them first to me, sign them and then post them to you, so it may take a while depending where you live.