Maria Haskins

is creating speculative fiction, reviews & reading recommendations

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Rowan
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  • 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
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Everything the lower tiers get, plus:
  • "This Old (or New) Book" - a monthly post recommending an old or new book I've read and loved.
  • A digital copy of my monthly flash fiction story for The Word Count Podcast with cover art.
Western Hemlock
$5
per month
Everything the lower tiers 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.

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About

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 between January 2018 and October 2019, I also wrote a monthly roundup of short stories for Barnes & Noble's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. In all 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.  
Goals
$26 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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