Louis Maistros is creating writing, photography, art, music
22

patrons

$136
per month
UPCOMING APPEARANCES in support of The Sound of Building Coffins (2018 expanded paperback edition)

July 15, noon -- The Reading Life with Susan Larson
July 19, 6pm -- Octavia Books July 19, 6pm (With special guest Donald Lewis as Buddy Bolden)
August 7 -- New Orleans Public Library, Nora Navra Branch in the 7th Ward
November 10 -- Louisiana Book Festival (With special guest Donald Lewis as Buddy Bolden)
September -- Blood Jet Reading Series at BJ’s in the Bywater (date and time TBA)
*
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
Tiers
Typhus Morningstar Tier
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
Dropsy Morningstar Tier
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 5 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 3 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 1 patron
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 0 of 18 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 0 of 9 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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. (redeemable after 8 mos.)
Holy Meaux Tier
$100 or more per month 0 of 9 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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
$136 of $350 per month
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. So i'm hoping to buy a Tascam 4 track digital recorder to write and record some new stuff. Or maybe work up some interesting arrangements of songs you already know. Then maybe some other music and video recording gear. But let's start with the recorder—so when I hit that first goal, i'm getting the thing and making some stuff for you guys.

Future goal ideas:

A photo series that would premiere here on Patreon. I have something in mind, something i've been meditating on for a long while. I think you'll like it.

A podcast about writing. That sounds boring but I promise it will be strange as all get-out. I want to make you think and wonder, just as I want to make myself think and wonder. Thinking and wondering is what the cool kids are doing these days. Or maybe not, but they oughtta be.

And something a bit more personal. Will elaborate later.

But for now, let's see if we can get the tape rolling and try some new music.  
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UPCOMING APPEARANCES in support of The Sound of Building Coffins (2018 expanded paperback edition)

July 15, noon -- The Reading Life with Susan Larson
July 19, 6pm -- Octavia Books July 19, 6pm (With special guest Donald Lewis as Buddy Bolden)
August 7 -- New Orleans Public Library, Nora Navra Branch in the 7th Ward
November 10 -- Louisiana Book Festival (With special guest Donald Lewis as Buddy Bolden)
September -- Blood Jet Reading Series at BJ’s in the Bywater (date and time TBA)
*
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

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Tiers
Typhus Morningstar Tier
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
Dropsy Morningstar Tier
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 5 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 3 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 1 patron
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 0 of 18 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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 0 of 9 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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. (redeemable after 8 mos.)
Holy Meaux Tier
$100 or more per month 0 of 9 patrons
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.
  • Occasional video conferencing via skype or similar.
  • 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.)