Louis Maistros

is creating writing, photography, art, music

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patrons

an abundance of creative works can be found here and nowhere else. your kind support makes it possible for me to continue writing novels, making music, making art, doing photography. thank you. 

the newly expanded paperback version of "the sound of building coffins," featuring a new foreword by gary krist (empire of sin), is now available! discount (or free) for patrons, but all others can get a signed copy here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362314389806

NEW! Chapters from my new novel, the nearly complete HOLY MEAUX (a stand-alone sequel to THE SOUND OF BUILDING COFFINS), are now being posted every Friday for all patrons who contribute $3 or more per month. 
Tiers
Typhus Morningstar Tier
$1 or more per month

Thanks just for being here. Lots of stuff in return for your kind presence. 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
Holy Meaux
$3 or more per month
Here you get everything from tier one, but you also get to read installments of my novel in progress, Holy Meaux. 
Dropsy Morningstar Tier
$5 or more per month

Typhus, plus signed photo print in the mail and other extras. 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • 15% off all books.
  • 25% off all photo prints.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • One free signed 8x10 photo print (after 6 months, once annually)
Diphtheria Morningstar Tier
$10 or more per month

Dropsy, plus signed copy of "The Sound of Building Coffins" newly expanded paperback edition, due from Crescent City Books in early 2018.  (Redeemable once, after 4 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 1 free signed 8x10 and 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 20% off all books.
  • 30% off all photo prints.
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 months)
Malaria Morningstar Tier
$20 or more per month

Diphtheria, plus Dear Abby style advice for creatives. That's right, tell me your troubles. I'll do my best to help, once per month.  (Redeemable after first month patronage at this level, but please expect only one response per query, no lengthy exchanges. Thank you for understanding about time constraints.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • 40% off all photo prints.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
Gloria Morningstar Tier
$30 or more per month

Malaria, plus a small, unique, original creation for you. The particulars are my call, but i'll have you in mind when i make it. (Once annually, redeemable after 6 months patronage at this level.)

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 months)
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • 50% off all photo prints.
  • A unique but small creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos.)
Noonday Morningstar Tier
$50 or more per month

Gloria, plus personal writing feedback. Send me your manuscript of up to 3,000 words, i'll tell you my thoughts and make suggestions, annually. This is not a copy editing or book doctoring service.  (Once annually, redeemable after 8 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
  • 60% off all photo prints.
  • A unique creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos, annually).
  • Feedback on 3K word manuscript (after 8 mos, annually).
West Bolden Tier
$75 or more per month

Noonday, plus portrait photo shoot.   I will do a portrait photo shoot with you. I will have full creative control (with your input, of course) and you have to come to New Orleans for this at your own expense.  (Once annually, redeemable after 8 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
  • 60% off all photo prints.
  • A unique creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos, annually).
  • Feedback on 3K word manuscript (after 8 mos, annually).
  • Portrait photo session with you or someone of your choice. (redeemable after 8 mos.)
Holy Meaux Tier
$100 or more per month

West Bolden, plus book doctoring service for up to 5,000 word MS.  (Once annually, redeemable after 12 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
  • A unique but small creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos.)
  • 60% off all photo prints.
  • Feedback on 3K word manuscript (after 8 mos, annually).
  • Portrait photo session with you. (redeemable after 8 mos.)
  • Book doctoring service for MS up to 5K words. (After 12 mos.)
Goals
54% complete
What I initially envisioned for this account was of a mostly archival nature; exclusive or first-look appearances of unreleased or difficult to find music recordings, writings, photography, artwork, etc.. That'll all happen unless I get hit by a bus. But in the context of this goal thingie, i'd like to look to future work.
One of the things i'm looking forward to is getting back into music a bit more seriously. As introverted as I've always been (you wouldn't know it from my online presence), I once had a fairly thriving career as a singer/songwrter/bandleader back in the 80s and early 90s when I lived in Baltimore. Got out of it partly due to the introvert thing, but that makes Patreon a perfect fit. I get to hide behind the computer and get it right before putting it out there.

Thanks to my lovely patrons, i have recently been able to purchase some recording equipment, and have already posted my first attempt. 

Future goal ideas:

To continue with my portrait series, Kitchen Studio Sessions. This is something that came about as an idea for Patreon, and it's really coming along. Without my patrons this would not exist. 

I have a new and lofty goal. Due to the extortion rates of the Orleans Parish property tax system, i am effectively being evicted from my home of 24 years by this ever expanding tax bill. I just can't keep up. However, i plan to make lemonade from this lemon. I am fixing up the house for sale, and simultaneously scoping out new properties -- specifically in Arabi, which is just across the parish line. That way i hope to avoid future tax madness from Orleans Parish. But this won't be a home, it will be a creative community. I am specifically looking at properties that combine retail with residence. Me and my son Booker will live in the residence part, and the commercial part of the place will be a bookstore/record store/coffee house, that will feature galleries and readings and performances by local creative people. It is sad to be forced from my beloved New Orleans, even if just a few blocks outside its border, but i'm looking forward to helping to provide an artist community for many of my other fellow New Orleanians who are being gentrified out of the city thanks to the heartless, corrupt, money-grubbing "leaders" at City Hall. Please help me make this a reality as us creatives can no longer afford to live in the city we love. 
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an abundance of creative works can be found here and nowhere else. your kind support makes it possible for me to continue writing novels, making music, making art, doing photography. thank you. 

the newly expanded paperback version of "the sound of building coffins," featuring a new foreword by gary krist (empire of sin), is now available! discount (or free) for patrons, but all others can get a signed copy here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362314389806

NEW! Chapters from my new novel, the nearly complete HOLY MEAUX (a stand-alone sequel to THE SOUND OF BUILDING COFFINS), are now being posted every Friday for all patrons who contribute $3 or more per month. 

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Tiers
Typhus Morningstar Tier
$1 or more per month

Thanks just for being here. Lots of stuff in return for your kind presence. 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
Holy Meaux
$3 or more per month
Here you get everything from tier one, but you also get to read installments of my novel in progress, Holy Meaux. 
Dropsy Morningstar Tier
$5 or more per month

Typhus, plus signed photo print in the mail and other extras. 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • 15% off all books.
  • 25% off all photo prints.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • One free signed 8x10 photo print (after 6 months, once annually)
Diphtheria Morningstar Tier
$10 or more per month

Dropsy, plus signed copy of "The Sound of Building Coffins" newly expanded paperback edition, due from Crescent City Books in early 2018.  (Redeemable once, after 4 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 1 free signed 8x10 and 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 20% off all books.
  • 30% off all photo prints.
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 months)
Malaria Morningstar Tier
$20 or more per month

Diphtheria, plus Dear Abby style advice for creatives. That's right, tell me your troubles. I'll do my best to help, once per month.  (Redeemable after first month patronage at this level, but please expect only one response per query, no lengthy exchanges. Thank you for understanding about time constraints.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • 40% off all photo prints.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
Gloria Morningstar Tier
$30 or more per month

Malaria, plus a small, unique, original creation for you. The particulars are my call, but i'll have you in mind when i make it. (Once annually, redeemable after 6 months patronage at this level.)

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 months)
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • 50% off all photo prints.
  • A unique but small creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos.)
Noonday Morningstar Tier
$50 or more per month

Gloria, plus personal writing feedback. Send me your manuscript of up to 3,000 words, i'll tell you my thoughts and make suggestions, annually. This is not a copy editing or book doctoring service.  (Once annually, redeemable after 8 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
  • 60% off all photo prints.
  • A unique creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos, annually).
  • Feedback on 3K word manuscript (after 8 mos, annually).
West Bolden Tier
$75 or more per month

Noonday, plus portrait photo shoot.   I will do a portrait photo shoot with you. I will have full creative control (with your input, of course) and you have to come to New Orleans for this at your own expense.  (Once annually, redeemable after 8 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
  • 60% off all photo prints.
  • A unique creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos, annually).
  • Feedback on 3K word manuscript (after 8 mos, annually).
  • Portrait photo session with you or someone of your choice. (redeemable after 8 mos.)
Holy Meaux Tier
$100 or more per month

West Bolden, plus book doctoring service for up to 5,000 word MS.  (Once annually, redeemable after 12 months patronage at this level.) 

Includes

  • Blog essays on creative process (writing, photography, music)
  • Discount or free codes for MP3 music downloads.
  • Exclusive or "first look" photography work
  • Exclusive or "first look" short fiction/novel excerpts.
  • Discount code for strange merchandise, should such occur.
  • 2 signed 8x10s and one 13x19 photo print per year (after 6 mos).
  • 25% off all books.
  • Personalized Dear Abby-type advice for creative types, monthly
  • Signed copy of 2018 edition of TSOBC (redeemable after 4 mos.)
  • A unique but small creation made with you in mind (after 6 mos.)
  • 60% off all photo prints.
  • Feedback on 3K word manuscript (after 8 mos, annually).
  • Portrait photo session with you. (redeemable after 8 mos.)
  • Book doctoring service for MS up to 5K words. (After 12 mos.)