Nathan M. Farrugia

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About Nathan M. Farrugia


I'm publishing HELIX Episode 7 and I need your help!

Please note: your contributions are for one book only, not monthly payments. :)

G'day and welcome to my Patreon page! If you're reading this, then chances are you already know me. :)

But if you don't, my name’s Nathan Farrugia and I’m a technothriller author from Melbourne, Australia. I’m also known for placing myself in unnecessarily dangerous situations, including being hunted by special forces trackers and hanging from rooftops in Russia. I study Systema, a Russian martial art, and I’m trained by USMC, SEAL team, Spetsnaz and Defence Intelligence instructions.


After my publisher's imprint shut down last year, I self-published Helix, a new episodic technothriller series filled with action, intrigue and conspiracy.

Self-publishing Episodes 1 to 5 emptied my bank account pretty quickly, so I created this Patreon page to ask for help with Episode 6. I was blown away by how many of you kindly (and without hesitation) pledged donations of all sizes. Thank you for your help! Together, we were able to publish Episode 6!

I've kept you waiting a long time for the last Helix Episodes and I don't like anyone being left with an unfinished story. So I want to bring them to you now.

But I need your help!

By pledging $1, $5 or even $10, you can help me publish Episode 7.

Please note: your donation will only be processed when the book is complete. (See the bottom of this page for more details.)

And if you've already pledged to help me previously, you will be rewarded with new books to help you collect the series. :)


Olesya is a spy hunter.

In a high-tech world of programmed assassins, betrayal and far-reaching conspiracies, Olesya and her team are the last line of defense against a covert organization that will stop at nothing to control the world.

But a new, deadlier enemy is rising.

And they have Olesya in their crosshairs…

Helix comprises nine episodes.

If you want to read the first chapter, head on over to:


The new Helix cover will be designed by the highly skilled and talented Stuart Bache (Books Covered). Stuart has designed covers for a range of authors including Stephen King, JRR Tolkien, John Le Carre, Mark Dawson and even the cover for Matthew Reilly's latest novel, The Secret Runners of New York.

The new Helix episode will be edited by Pete Kempshall. I've been fortunate enough to work with some of the best editors in the world, but Pete is by far the most thorough and brutal editor I've had the pleasure of working with. If you're reading a book edited by Pete, you know you're getting a quality read with no filler all thriller ... and no spelling errors!

Cover design: $876
Editing: $1,000
Formatting: Free (I do this myself)
Typesetting: Free (I do this myself)
Publishing: Free (I do this myself)
Patreon fee: 5%
Processing fees: 4.5%
Total for Episode 7: $2,054

The average cost of self-publishing a novella this size is $4,545.

As you can see, I've been able to cut this cost down by more than half. This is because I do the formatting and typesetting myself, and I have a good working relationship with my editors and designers. :)


What do you get when you pledge a donation?

$1: Episode 1 ebook
$5: Episodes 1, 2, and 3
$10: Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
$20: The entire Helix series!

Check out the rewards on the right-hand side for the full range of choices.

If you've pledged before, I will try to send you different books so you don't receive the same ones twice. :)


Your donation will not be taken from your bank account or PayPal until the book is complete.

The current estimate is: October 1st 2019.

If we run behind schedule, it will be a month later.

I'll be checking with you beforehand (emailing and messaging and posting here) to remind you that your donation will be processed soon. You will have plenty time to increase, decrease or cancel your donation if you need to. :)

This is a once-only payment for Episode 7. You will only be charged once.

If you'd like to donate to Episode 7, then hit that big orange button and BECOME A PATRON! Thank you so much!

Cheers from down under,

<3 Nathan
$2,054 – reached! per book (this is one payment only)
HELIX: Episode 7 (Purity)

I've finished Episode 7, and with your help I can publish it!

Your donation is a once-off payment, not a monthly payment. :)

Any excess donations will go toward Episode 8!

When will your payment be taken from your bank account?
Estimated date is currently: 1 October 2019

(I will be keeping everyone informed beforehand!)
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