Natasha Bajema is creating is creating the Bionic Bug podcast
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patrons
$6
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In Bionic Bug, Amateur Detective Lara Kingsley must sacrifice everything to stop a rogue scientist from unleashing the ultimate biological weapon—a deadly swarm of bionic bugs.

My name is Natasha Bajema. I’m a fiction author and long-time national security expert with over 18 years of experience, specializing in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), nuclear proliferation, terrorism and emerging technologies. I work for the National Defense University where I teach an elective course to senior military officers on WMD and film and lead a research project on the impact of emerging technologies on WMD.

The Lara Kingsley Series is a series of action-packed mystery novels set in Washington, D.C. ten years from today that uniquely blends elements of mystery, techno-thriller, and speculative fiction.

Each novel thrusts Lara, her brilliant side-kick, Vik Abhay, and a vibrant cast of supporting characters into a new technological world to solve crimes involving drones, biotechnology, gene editing, robotics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, and 3D printing.

Warning: This is not your grandmother’s mystery novel.

As the next step in my series, I want to produce audio books, but I don’t have the funds to do this yet. Instead, I’m creating the weekly Bionic Bug podcast to bring my fiction novels to life in audio format and provide additional behind-the-scenes information. I’ll kick off each episode by sharing with you the latest technology news headlines that have caught my attention that week. At the end of each episode, i’ll invite you behind-the-scenes to share the backstory behind some of my decisions.

Producing a podcast involves a number of costs such as hosting, graphics, and of course, my time to create the show. By being a patron, you’ll become part of my author journey, cover the expenses for the podcast production, and bring me closer to producing audio versions of my books.

If you become a patron, you’ll have access to some exclusive rewards only available on Patreon:
  • As a newbie fan, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in Q&A about the story or feature technologies. You ask questions, and I'll answer them on the podcast.
  • You’ll get access to patron-only content including Bionic Bug on location videos, extended author’s notes and character profiles
  • As a fan, you’ll join my exclusive Lara Kingsley Series community where you’ll get to shape the story in my next book (help me brainstorm, name characters, choose settings, and decide on character actions/storylines) and receive a thank you postcard with original art from one of my novels
  • As a super fan, you’ll get early access to ebook version of my novels (at no additional cost). After a year of support at this level, you’ll receive a signed Limited Edition hardcover version of Bionic Bug
Join me as I discuss the latest news about emerging technology, read chapters from Bionic Bug, and explore the real-life technologies featured in my novel. We’ll discuss where fiction meets reality… in the future. Thank you for your support!
Tiers
Newbie Fan
$2 or more per month 1 patron
- Listen to the Bionic Bug podcast (one episode per week)

- Engage in Q&A about the story or feature technologies. You ask questions, and I answer them on the podcast

- Get access to patron-only content including Bionic Bug on location videos, extended author’s notes and character profiles

Fan Club
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Newbie Fan rewards+

- Join my exclusive Lara Kingsley Series community where you’ll get to shape the story in my next book (help me brainstorm, name characters, choose settings, and decide on character actions/storylines)


Super Fan Club
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Fan Club rewards+

- Get early access to ebook version of my novels (at no additional cost)

- Receive a signed Limited Edition hardcover version of Bionic Bug after a year of support at this level

Goals
$6 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I’ll produce an audio book of Project Gecko (book 2) for listening by all patrons (for no additional charge).
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In Bionic Bug, Amateur Detective Lara Kingsley must sacrifice everything to stop a rogue scientist from unleashing the ultimate biological weapon—a deadly swarm of bionic bugs.

My name is Natasha Bajema. I’m a fiction author and long-time national security expert with over 18 years of experience, specializing in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), nuclear proliferation, terrorism and emerging technologies. I work for the National Defense University where I teach an elective course to senior military officers on WMD and film and lead a research project on the impact of emerging technologies on WMD.

The Lara Kingsley Series is a series of action-packed mystery novels set in Washington, D.C. ten years from today that uniquely blends elements of mystery, techno-thriller, and speculative fiction.

Each novel thrusts Lara, her brilliant side-kick, Vik Abhay, and a vibrant cast of supporting characters into a new technological world to solve crimes involving drones, biotechnology, gene editing, robotics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, cyberspace, and 3D printing.

Warning: This is not your grandmother’s mystery novel.

As the next step in my series, I want to produce audio books, but I don’t have the funds to do this yet. Instead, I’m creating the weekly Bionic Bug podcast to bring my fiction novels to life in audio format and provide additional behind-the-scenes information. I’ll kick off each episode by sharing with you the latest technology news headlines that have caught my attention that week. At the end of each episode, i’ll invite you behind-the-scenes to share the backstory behind some of my decisions.

Producing a podcast involves a number of costs such as hosting, graphics, and of course, my time to create the show. By being a patron, you’ll become part of my author journey, cover the expenses for the podcast production, and bring me closer to producing audio versions of my books.

If you become a patron, you’ll have access to some exclusive rewards only available on Patreon:
  • As a newbie fan, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in Q&A about the story or feature technologies. You ask questions, and I'll answer them on the podcast.
  • You’ll get access to patron-only content including Bionic Bug on location videos, extended author’s notes and character profiles
  • As a fan, you’ll join my exclusive Lara Kingsley Series community where you’ll get to shape the story in my next book (help me brainstorm, name characters, choose settings, and decide on character actions/storylines) and receive a thank you postcard with original art from one of my novels
  • As a super fan, you’ll get early access to ebook version of my novels (at no additional cost). After a year of support at this level, you’ll receive a signed Limited Edition hardcover version of Bionic Bug
Join me as I discuss the latest news about emerging technology, read chapters from Bionic Bug, and explore the real-life technologies featured in my novel. We’ll discuss where fiction meets reality… in the future. Thank you for your support!

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Tiers
Newbie Fan
$2 or more per month 1 patron
- Listen to the Bionic Bug podcast (one episode per week)

- Engage in Q&A about the story or feature technologies. You ask questions, and I answer them on the podcast

- Get access to patron-only content including Bionic Bug on location videos, extended author’s notes and character profiles

Fan Club
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Newbie Fan rewards+

- Join my exclusive Lara Kingsley Series community where you’ll get to shape the story in my next book (help me brainstorm, name characters, choose settings, and decide on character actions/storylines)


Super Fan Club
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Fan Club rewards+

- Get early access to ebook version of my novels (at no additional cost)

- Receive a signed Limited Edition hardcover version of Bionic Bug after a year of support at this level