Michael Earp

is creating queer writing and bookish delights

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Thoughtful Patron

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This is for those who simply want to throw a coin my way each month because you think I'm a bit of alright. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful. I'm incredibly grateful, I know the power of a coin. 
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Want to know what books are out there?

For this tier, I'll send out a monthly newsletter which will include an in depth book review of something I've enjoyed and think you should know about, as well as five book recommendations. These might be things on my own TBR, things I've discovered in my role as Buyer at The Little Bookroom - SO many books get shown to me each month, these will be my picks of them all. It'll also contain the odd bit of banter and updates from my writing life. You'll get more of me than other social media platforms.
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Hear the inside scoop! 

In addition to previous benefits, I'll share snippets of my current works in progress. This way you'll get a behind the scenes peak at my writing, and the projects that are capturing my focus. 

I'll also share a Spotify playlist each month of music I listen to when I read and write. I'll work through a variety of themes for these playlists, I love working to a theme. 
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About Michael Earp

Hey there! 

You like queer Young Adult and Middle Grade books? I think we'll get along! 

I started this Patreon because working fulltime I don't find as much time for creating new work as I would like. I'm hoping by offering a balanced behind the scenes of my writing and the book industry, I can bring more balance to my own working life. 

I'm a writer and bookseller with nearly 20 years experience working with specialist Young Adult and Children's Book knowledge. I edited and contributed to Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and contributed to Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories.

Not only have I done my Masters in Children's Literature and my undergrad in Early Childhood Education, I've also been a judge for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and am currently serving as a judge for the Older Reader category for the Children's Book Council of Australia. In my 7 years working for a publisher, I twice received 'Victorian Sales Rep of the Year' and since moving back to bookselling I have been nominated as Young Bookseller of the Year and also Bookseller of the Year while managing The Little Bookroom, the world's oldest children's specialist book shop, where I have been for over 3 years. I volunteered for the #LoveOzYA committee for 2 years, where for much of that time I was the Chair. 

I established the #AusQueerYA Tumblr to act as a catalogue of all the Australian Young Adult literature with LGBTQIA+ content and characters. 

Basically, I love taking all of this experience, knowledge and passion and using it connect people with books they'll love, starting conversations and sparking imaginations.
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