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Hi, I’m Naila! I created this Patreon because so many people want to read my book THE MOUSE WARS in full. The unfolding of THE MOUSE WARS will take one year, then I’ll invite you on to new adventures. Come for sword-wielding, political mice, stay for – well, who knows?

As a patron, you’ll receive the book in installments – the adventures of a society of plucky mice called the Queequain, living secretly under the floorboards of 22 Thistle Road and facing an epic struggle.

Your pledge and your presence will help me with not just resources, but community and courage. For higher-tier patrons, I’ll share goodies on story creation in my Process Blog. I’d be so grateful for your support!

ABOUT THE MOUSE WARS

Lucy, a mouse pup growing up to join Queequain society, craves adventures worthy of a mighty mouse.  As a youngster, though, she’s expected to learn English at school, obey her elders, and live as quiet and safe a life as a rodent can muster in a dangerous world.

Then devious Rats from the house next door convince the timid Queequain to open their tunnels in return for driving predators away. The mice quickly realize they’ve traded their freedom for safety.

A Mousian rebellion begins to brew against the dictatorial Rats, and the mice finally accept Lucy’s wild suggestion: to ask a human girl for help. But before Lucy and her new ally can act, a betrayal brings war into the ancestral Mousian halls, and Lucy finds herself in a battle for Queequain survival.

WHY PATREON?

The characters of the Mouse Wars are as real as people to me – reckless Lucy, steadfast Meerq, complicated mastermind Chael. I put my heart and soul into writing their story. I’m looking to share the miniature world of the Queequain with people committed to reading and enjoying it, as well as to build community in the often solitary enterprise of writing.

Patreon is a way to financially support people creating things you like, via a monthly pledge. Your pledge can be edited at any time. Patrons are rewarded with stories, notes, thoughts on the writing life, and also my undying appreciation!

ABOUT ME

I’m a writer and teacher of writing. I’ve published two chapbooks of poetry, as well as fiction, poetry and nonfiction in literary journals such as the Naugatuck River Review, Cape Rock, and Pirene’s Fountain, and in newspapers like the Boston Globe and Seattle Times. I teach at Smith College.

Tiers
Talechasers
$2 or more per month

Access to story installments

Scouts
$4 or more per month

Story installments, plus my patron-only Process Blog: journal entries, maps, notes on story and character creation, and a series of goodies from my early years as a writer

Hi, I’m Naila! I created this Patreon because so many people want to read my book THE MOUSE WARS in full. The unfolding of THE MOUSE WARS will take one year, then I’ll invite you on to new adventures. Come for sword-wielding, political mice, stay for – well, who knows?

As a patron, you’ll receive the book in installments – the adventures of a society of plucky mice called the Queequain, living secretly under the floorboards of 22 Thistle Road and facing an epic struggle.

Your pledge and your presence will help me with not just resources, but community and courage. For higher-tier patrons, I’ll share goodies on story creation in my Process Blog. I’d be so grateful for your support!

ABOUT THE MOUSE WARS

Lucy, a mouse pup growing up to join Queequain society, craves adventures worthy of a mighty mouse.  As a youngster, though, she’s expected to learn English at school, obey her elders, and live as quiet and safe a life as a rodent can muster in a dangerous world.

Then devious Rats from the house next door convince the timid Queequain to open their tunnels in return for driving predators away. The mice quickly realize they’ve traded their freedom for safety.

A Mousian rebellion begins to brew against the dictatorial Rats, and the mice finally accept Lucy’s wild suggestion: to ask a human girl for help. But before Lucy and her new ally can act, a betrayal brings war into the ancestral Mousian halls, and Lucy finds herself in a battle for Queequain survival.

WHY PATREON?

The characters of the Mouse Wars are as real as people to me – reckless Lucy, steadfast Meerq, complicated mastermind Chael. I put my heart and soul into writing their story. I’m looking to share the miniature world of the Queequain with people committed to reading and enjoying it, as well as to build community in the often solitary enterprise of writing.

Patreon is a way to financially support people creating things you like, via a monthly pledge. Your pledge can be edited at any time. Patrons are rewarded with stories, notes, thoughts on the writing life, and also my undying appreciation!

ABOUT ME

I’m a writer and teacher of writing. I’ve published two chapbooks of poetry, as well as fiction, poetry and nonfiction in literary journals such as the Naugatuck River Review, Cape Rock, and Pirene’s Fountain, and in newspapers like the Boston Globe and Seattle Times. I teach at Smith College.

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Tiers
Talechasers
$2 or more per month

Access to story installments

Scouts
$4 or more per month

Story installments, plus my patron-only Process Blog: journal entries, maps, notes on story and character creation, and a series of goodies from my early years as a writer