Sonia Lyris

Sonia Lyris

is creating Stories

23

patrons

$174

per month

May I interest you in a plate of story?

I've got just the table for you, here by the window. See that glint out there? Our favorite juggler. Charming fellow. Fast. Has to be, to snap those blades end over end. Bit a lion once, he says, and here to tell the tale.

Oh, no--no menus here. The chef makes what inspires her. Fresh baked in the back. Sometimes a bit crunchy. Sometimes a tad al dente. Not for everyone.

Have a spoon. Not for the story--that you consume with your mind and spirit. The spoon is for luck. We like everyone to have one. At least.

Welcome. Your dish will be ready soon.


About the Chef

I am the author of The Seer, a fantasy novel from Baen Books. I am co-creator of the gambling and divination card deck, Rochi, from King of the Castle and Campaign Coins.

But perhaps you're here for The Stranger?

The Stranger

Amarta can predict the future. Having slipped the controlling grip of the Arunkel empire, she travels, seeking to understand herself and her place in the world. The injustice she finds outrages her. Of all people, she should be able to do something, but this turns out to be harder than it seems. Especially when the past is following close behind. Who must Amarta become to set things right?

The Stranger is the sequel to The Seer. Or The Seer is the prequel. They can be read in either order.

Rochi

Rochi is a gambling and divination card game that I co-created with award-winning game designer James Ernest. It's being published by King Of The Castle Games in collaboration with Campaign Coins. The deck is 54 cards, each of them a magnificent window onto the world, and each illustrated by artist Mark Joseph Ferrari.

But first and foremost, Rochi exists within the world of The Stranger. This is why James and I created it in the first place.

Want your own deck? The beta version is available from Cheapass Games for free. The full set, with vibrant art, coins, and tokens, from King Of The Castle Games, kickstarting fall 2019.

The Seer

This is the story of a girl who can see into the future and what happens when she comes to the attention of those in power. Everyone wants answers. No one want the truth.

More About Me

My shorter works have appeared in various online and print venues including Wizards of the Coast anthologies, Asimov's SF Magazine, and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. I'm pretty proud of that last one. Mainstream, it is.

A full bibliography is here.

Among the other hats I sometimes wear, I serve as the Communications Director of c-spot.com an independent consumer guide to premium chocolate, which includes ratings, reviews, & tools for finding, buying, & appreciating the world’s best chocolate. Chocolate. FTW.

I dance, I sing, and I know how to use weapons.
Tiers
Write On!
$1 or more per month

You want me to write more, and you're willing to toss a buck a month at me to make your point. Good point. Sharp. Thank you.


For you:

  • Updates on The Stranger, including subscriber-only posts with Rochi artwork and coins 
  • "Eyes of the Beholder", my first pro published story, now out of print. Blood and love--some things never get old. 
Includes Discord rewards
Show me the Story
$3 or more per month

You're on the first class reader track, now. You get to read The Stranger, in episode form, each month, until you've gotten the entire story. Begins fall 2019. 


Each episode will be one to three chapters long, and I'll deliver monthly, though we may end up going to weekly.


No version of this book will be available anywhere else, not until my Patreon subscribers have finished the whole thing. Only then will it leave Patreon, and go into editing and layout to be published in book form. No idea how long that will take. If you want it, don't wait. 

Includes Discord rewards
Visitation Rights
$5 or more per month

Everything in the tiers above, plus you're invited to a monthly hangout chat with me. Ask me questions, talk chocolate, or lecture me on what I should have done in an already published story. Just kidding about the last. Wait until you see how funny I can be in real-time.

Includes Discord rewards
Everyone Wants Answers
$10 or more per month only 3 left

Everything in tiers above, plus:

  • Ask any question of any character in The Seer world, and they will answer you
  • See all the other questions that were asked
  • Get your name Tuckerized for The Seer world. I put it on my list of names to use when I need one. You could be in the next book.
Includes Discord rewards
Behind the Curtain
$30 or more per month

All the perks above. Also:

  • A scene or scene parts that ended up on the cutting room floor, possibly an alternate scene from The Seer or The Stranger.
  • Pictures of my working space and wall--map sketches, coat of arms, and whatever else I drew myself for my own reference. I'll be blunt: these are things I never expected anyone else to see,ever. You'll get to see them.
  • If it's 9/19 or later, the first scene of the other (sekrit) novel I finished in 2019, as yet unpublished. (Fairies. Coins. It's adorable.)


Includes Discord rewards
More Dollars than Sense
$150 or more per month only 3 left

You're a star, throwing this kind of money at a writer. A star!


Or you're crazy.


Okay, let's talk about you. In addition to everything above, you get an hour and a half coaching session, monthly, with me to talk about your writing, your emotional programming, or how to improve your relationships. I'm good at this--I do this professionally. Phone, skype, or text-chat.


You're a star. Shine on.

Includes Discord rewards

May I interest you in a plate of story?

I've got just the table for you, here by the window. See that glint out there? Our favorite juggler. Charming fellow. Fast. Has to be, to snap those blades end over end. Bit a lion once, he says, and here to tell the tale.

Oh, no--no menus here. The chef makes what inspires her. Fresh baked in the back. Sometimes a bit crunchy. Sometimes a tad al dente. Not for everyone.

Have a spoon. Not for the story--that you consume with your mind and spirit. The spoon is for luck. We like everyone to have one. At least.

Welcome. Your dish will be ready soon.


About the Chef

I am the author of The Seer, a fantasy novel from Baen Books. I am co-creator of the gambling and divination card deck, Rochi, from King of the Castle and Campaign Coins.

But perhaps you're here for The Stranger?

The Stranger

Amarta can predict the future. Having slipped the controlling grip of the Arunkel empire, she travels, seeking to understand herself and her place in the world. The injustice she finds outrages her. Of all people, she should be able to do something, but this turns out to be harder than it seems. Especially when the past is following close behind. Who must Amarta become to set things right?

The Stranger is the sequel to The Seer. Or The Seer is the prequel. They can be read in either order.

Rochi

Rochi is a gambling and divination card game that I co-created with award-winning game designer James Ernest. It's being published by King Of The Castle Games in collaboration with Campaign Coins. The deck is 54 cards, each of them a magnificent window onto the world, and each illustrated by artist Mark Joseph Ferrari.

But first and foremost, Rochi exists within the world of The Stranger. This is why James and I created it in the first place.

Want your own deck? The beta version is available from Cheapass Games for free. The full set, with vibrant art, coins, and tokens, from King Of The Castle Games, kickstarting fall 2019.

The Seer

This is the story of a girl who can see into the future and what happens when she comes to the attention of those in power. Everyone wants answers. No one want the truth.

More About Me

My shorter works have appeared in various online and print venues including Wizards of the Coast anthologies, Asimov's SF Magazine, and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. I'm pretty proud of that last one. Mainstream, it is.

A full bibliography is here.

Among the other hats I sometimes wear, I serve as the Communications Director of c-spot.com an independent consumer guide to premium chocolate, which includes ratings, reviews, & tools for finding, buying, & appreciating the world’s best chocolate. Chocolate. FTW.

I dance, I sing, and I know how to use weapons.

Recent posts by Sonia Lyris

Tiers
Write On!
$1 or more per month

You want me to write more, and you're willing to toss a buck a month at me to make your point. Good point. Sharp. Thank you.


For you:

  • Updates on The Stranger, including subscriber-only posts with Rochi artwork and coins 
  • "Eyes of the Beholder", my first pro published story, now out of print. Blood and love--some things never get old. 
Includes Discord rewards
Show me the Story
$3 or more per month

You're on the first class reader track, now. You get to read The Stranger, in episode form, each month, until you've gotten the entire story. Begins fall 2019. 


Each episode will be one to three chapters long, and I'll deliver monthly, though we may end up going to weekly.


No version of this book will be available anywhere else, not until my Patreon subscribers have finished the whole thing. Only then will it leave Patreon, and go into editing and layout to be published in book form. No idea how long that will take. If you want it, don't wait. 

Includes Discord rewards
Visitation Rights
$5 or more per month

Everything in the tiers above, plus you're invited to a monthly hangout chat with me. Ask me questions, talk chocolate, or lecture me on what I should have done in an already published story. Just kidding about the last. Wait until you see how funny I can be in real-time.

Includes Discord rewards
Everyone Wants Answers
$10 or more per month only 3 left

Everything in tiers above, plus:

  • Ask any question of any character in The Seer world, and they will answer you
  • See all the other questions that were asked
  • Get your name Tuckerized for The Seer world. I put it on my list of names to use when I need one. You could be in the next book.
Includes Discord rewards
Behind the Curtain
$30 or more per month

All the perks above. Also:

  • A scene or scene parts that ended up on the cutting room floor, possibly an alternate scene from The Seer or The Stranger.
  • Pictures of my working space and wall--map sketches, coat of arms, and whatever else I drew myself for my own reference. I'll be blunt: these are things I never expected anyone else to see,ever. You'll get to see them.
  • If it's 9/19 or later, the first scene of the other (sekrit) novel I finished in 2019, as yet unpublished. (Fairies. Coins. It's adorable.)


Includes Discord rewards
More Dollars than Sense
$150 or more per month only 3 left

You're a star, throwing this kind of money at a writer. A star!


Or you're crazy.


Okay, let's talk about you. In addition to everything above, you get an hour and a half coaching session, monthly, with me to talk about your writing, your emotional programming, or how to improve your relationships. I'm good at this--I do this professionally. Phone, skype, or text-chat.


You're a star. Shine on.

Includes Discord rewards