Melissa is creating stories and spreading art!
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Storytelling is my passion and first love—and I’m pretty damn good at it. I am primarily a fantasy writer, but also an actor, traveler, and mom who believes that there is no such thing as too much art. We live in a world that needs more stories, more art, where people shut down their creative urges to survive or simply because no one believed enough to let them believe in themselves. But creativity has a way of growing, if we just allow it. I am fascinated with the roles stories play in our cultures and societies, as well as the creative process and the many forms it takes.

Although the physical act of writing is generally solitary, the process—like a child—takes a village. That’s where Patreon comes in. The funds will help me pay for writing supplies and tanks of gas because I live about an hour’s drive from most civilization, and writing-related travel for cons and research. Patreon will let me worry less about the logistics of life and focus more on writing and creating. Even more than that, your support gives me both validation and inspiration!

In return, I’ll share with you rough drafts and works in progress, occasional videos and blog posts about writing or stories or my process or balancing it all as a primary parent, and sometimes I’ll do read-alouds. Who doesn't like a good read-aloud? I also take requests and suggestions; our relationship is a dialogue and I want to hear your voice.

Please join my creative family!! I will share with you my journey, process, and inspiration, and I hope you share yours with me.
Tiers
Scribbles
$1 or more per month

A little support goes a long way! Have you ever noticed how a small compliment can stick with you and brighten your day? Your support gives me so much motivation. Thank you! In return, you get:

 

  • Access to Patrons-only content
Poems
$5 or more per month

You're amazing! Thank you! At this level, you get: 

 

  • Story snippets and other works in progress
  • Access to Patrons-only content 
Novelettes
$10 or more per month

You are fantastic! Thank you! Here, you'll get:

 

  • A postcard! In the actual mail!
  • Story snippets and other works in progress
  • Access to Patrons-only content
Novels
$20 or more per month

Thank you!! You have my undying gratitude. Zombie gratitude! You can look forward to:


  • A private virtual hangout once a month to talk about writing and creativity, ask my about my stories—it’s all fair game!
  • A postcard! In the actual mail!
  • Story snippets and other works in progress
  • Access to Patrons-only content
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
When we reach $500 per month, I'll get better video editing software to make improved and different types of videos for you! I'll also be able to move away from the free Wordpress blog to a private domain and hosting.
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Storytelling is my passion and first love—and I’m pretty damn good at it. I am primarily a fantasy writer, but also an actor, traveler, and mom who believes that there is no such thing as too much art. We live in a world that needs more stories, more art, where people shut down their creative urges to survive or simply because no one believed enough to let them believe in themselves. But creativity has a way of growing, if we just allow it. I am fascinated with the roles stories play in our cultures and societies, as well as the creative process and the many forms it takes.

Although the physical act of writing is generally solitary, the process—like a child—takes a village. That’s where Patreon comes in. The funds will help me pay for writing supplies and tanks of gas because I live about an hour’s drive from most civilization, and writing-related travel for cons and research. Patreon will let me worry less about the logistics of life and focus more on writing and creating. Even more than that, your support gives me both validation and inspiration!

In return, I’ll share with you rough drafts and works in progress, occasional videos and blog posts about writing or stories or my process or balancing it all as a primary parent, and sometimes I’ll do read-alouds. Who doesn't like a good read-aloud? I also take requests and suggestions; our relationship is a dialogue and I want to hear your voice.

Please join my creative family!! I will share with you my journey, process, and inspiration, and I hope you share yours with me.

Recent posts by Melissa

Tiers
Scribbles
$1 or more per month

A little support goes a long way! Have you ever noticed how a small compliment can stick with you and brighten your day? Your support gives me so much motivation. Thank you! In return, you get:

 

  • Access to Patrons-only content
Poems
$5 or more per month

You're amazing! Thank you! At this level, you get: 

 

  • Story snippets and other works in progress
  • Access to Patrons-only content 
Novelettes
$10 or more per month

You are fantastic! Thank you! Here, you'll get:

 

  • A postcard! In the actual mail!
  • Story snippets and other works in progress
  • Access to Patrons-only content
Novels
$20 or more per month

Thank you!! You have my undying gratitude. Zombie gratitude! You can look forward to:


  • A private virtual hangout once a month to talk about writing and creativity, ask my about my stories—it’s all fair game!
  • A postcard! In the actual mail!
  • Story snippets and other works in progress
  • Access to Patrons-only content