Maria Haskins is creating speculative fiction, reviews & reading recommendations
8
patrons
$16
per month
My name is Maria Haskins and I’m a Swedish-Canadian mom, wife, translator, tattooed dog-walker, and writer of speculative fiction. I write fantasy, horror, science fiction, and stories that fall somewhere in-between those genres. My work has been published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, Gamut, Mythic Delirium, Bracken, Shimmer, Pseudopod, Cast of Wonders, several anthologies, and elsewhere.

In addition to being a writer, I am also a passionate reader of speculative fiction. I review and recommend short stories, and longer works of fiction, on my website and elsewhere. Since 2016, I’ve been sharing a monthly speculative short fiction roundup on my website, and since January 2018, I also write a monthly roundup of short stories for Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. In my roundups, I share stories I’ve read and loved in the past month, and my goal has always been to read as much and as widely as I can, and to spread the word about as many fantastic stories, authors, and publications as I possibly can.

My mission on Patreon is to support and expand my work as a writer and reviewer. I want to write more, read more, review more, and recommend more speculative fiction. There is so much amazing speculative fiction being written by so many great authors right now. Your support will make it possible for me to draw attention to more stories from a wider range of publications and authors. Your support will also make it possible for me to write more fiction that disturbs, comforts, entertains, and hopefully, moves people.

On Patreon, I will also share in-depth story notes for my own fiction and other kinds of content that might be of use or of interest to readers and writers, including story ideas, inspiration, tips and tricks for new writers, reviews and recommendations of books (old and new), as well as reviews and thoughts on movies, music, games, TV-shows, and other things passing through my brain. Also expect some recipes for food and drink, and photos from my walks in the woods with our dog.  
Tiers
Rowan
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my basic Patreon feed with photos of trees, me, the dog, and assorted other things.
  • My Weekly 5 - a weekly, curated list of 5 great stories (new or old) available to read online, usually sent out every Monday.
  • Occasional posts with thoughts, tips, poetry, books, movies, shows, or whatever else I’m enjoying or obsessing over at the moment.


Silver Birch
$3 or more per month

Everything the rowans get, plus:

  • "This Old (or New) Book" - a monthly post recommending an old or new book I've read and loved.
Western Hemlock
$5 or more per month

Everything the rowans and silver birches get, plus:

  • E-books of my flash fiction collections Dark Flash, Dark Flash 2, and Dark Flash 3. Also e-books of any upcoming self-published flash fiction collections.
  • A digital copy of my monthly flash fiction story for The Word Count Podcast with story notes & cover art.
Pacific Red Cedar
$10 or more per month

Everything the lower tiers get, plus:

  • An audio version of my monthly short story roundups on my blog, with extra commentary and bonus picks. Usually sent out mid-month. The bonus picks will also be added to the list of stories and sent out to Patreons at this tier.
Sitka Spruce
$20 or more per month

Everything the other trees get, plus:

  • E-book copies of all my self-published books, both already published and upcoming releases (only for the titles that are self-published)
Goals
$16 of $100 per month
If I reach $100, I will do a monthly interview, in print or audio, with an editor of a publication that publishes speculative fiction, or a writer of speculative fiction.
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My name is Maria Haskins and I’m a Swedish-Canadian mom, wife, translator, tattooed dog-walker, and writer of speculative fiction. I write fantasy, horror, science fiction, and stories that fall somewhere in-between those genres. My work has been published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, Gamut, Mythic Delirium, Bracken, Shimmer, Pseudopod, Cast of Wonders, several anthologies, and elsewhere.

In addition to being a writer, I am also a passionate reader of speculative fiction. I review and recommend short stories, and longer works of fiction, on my website and elsewhere. Since 2016, I’ve been sharing a monthly speculative short fiction roundup on my website, and since January 2018, I also write a monthly roundup of short stories for Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. In my roundups, I share stories I’ve read and loved in the past month, and my goal has always been to read as much and as widely as I can, and to spread the word about as many fantastic stories, authors, and publications as I possibly can.

My mission on Patreon is to support and expand my work as a writer and reviewer. I want to write more, read more, review more, and recommend more speculative fiction. There is so much amazing speculative fiction being written by so many great authors right now. Your support will make it possible for me to draw attention to more stories from a wider range of publications and authors. Your support will also make it possible for me to write more fiction that disturbs, comforts, entertains, and hopefully, moves people.

On Patreon, I will also share in-depth story notes for my own fiction and other kinds of content that might be of use or of interest to readers and writers, including story ideas, inspiration, tips and tricks for new writers, reviews and recommendations of books (old and new), as well as reviews and thoughts on movies, music, games, TV-shows, and other things passing through my brain. Also expect some recipes for food and drink, and photos from my walks in the woods with our dog.  

Recent posts by Maria Haskins

Tiers
Rowan
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my basic Patreon feed with photos of trees, me, the dog, and assorted other things.
  • My Weekly 5 - a weekly, curated list of 5 great stories (new or old) available to read online, usually sent out every Monday.
  • Occasional posts with thoughts, tips, poetry, books, movies, shows, or whatever else I’m enjoying or obsessing over at the moment.


Silver Birch
$3 or more per month

Everything the rowans get, plus:

  • "This Old (or New) Book" - a monthly post recommending an old or new book I've read and loved.
Western Hemlock
$5 or more per month

Everything the rowans and silver birches get, plus:

  • E-books of my flash fiction collections Dark Flash, Dark Flash 2, and Dark Flash 3. Also e-books of any upcoming self-published flash fiction collections.
  • A digital copy of my monthly flash fiction story for The Word Count Podcast with story notes & cover art.
Pacific Red Cedar
$10 or more per month

Everything the lower tiers get, plus:

  • An audio version of my monthly short story roundups on my blog, with extra commentary and bonus picks. Usually sent out mid-month. The bonus picks will also be added to the list of stories and sent out to Patreons at this tier.
Sitka Spruce
$20 or more per month

Everything the other trees get, plus:

  • E-book copies of all my self-published books, both already published and upcoming releases (only for the titles that are self-published)