N Lamar Soutter is creating Books and Essays
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Welcome to the N Lamar Soutter Patreon page.

This isn't just a place where you can support my work, this is a place for us to work together. Here you can find exclusive content not available anywhere else. From even more essays on politics and the social sciences, personal blog posts, to inside the making of The Water Thief, Confessions of a Sin Eater, and other projects, every level of donation offers something exclusive, with more being added wvery month.

If you're here, you probably already have some idea of what I do. I write books, novels, and essays on politics and the social sciences. My goal is to provide an educated, rational, and balanced perspective, both on popular issues, and topics which may have slipped in under the radar (and, on occasion, certifiable acts of lunacy).

My novel, The Water Thief, was written as a rebuttal to Ayn Rand's Atlas shrugged. It's spectacular critical success was matched only by its catastrophic commercial failure. Nonetheless, I've been blessed with the ability to do author signings, conferences, and radio interviews on it.

But it doesn't pay the bills – not even close. I blog, but I take great pains to provide genuine insight – to avoid ranting and raving. The essays take a great deal of time to research and write – and significant expense in the rare occasion that they need to be translated into Spanish, Hebrew or Arabic.

I couldn't continue this career without the support of my fans. Much of it is in the form of e-mails or Facebook messages of support, and that means a lot to me, especially on the dark days where I wonder if I'm just wasting my time, shouting into the wind. But you can also demonstrate your support in a more concrete way – by becoming a patron and helping me to continue my work.

It doesn't take much – even small monthly contributions start to add up, and it doesn't take long before the effects are real for me and my family. If you've read my work, if you think it has value, I hope you'll consider becoming a patron.

There are rewards at all levels of patronage. Patrons will get exclusive material not available anywhere else. The higher the level of patronage, the more available to you – including previews of future work, personal essays on the method and madness, and background material on myself and the work I've published.

So again, if this work has value to you, I hope you will consider becoming a patron.

Thank you.

N. Lamar Soutter
Tiers
Basic Member
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Access to basic patron posts, custom content, and my gratitude as a writer,
Member
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to private member posts, more content, cut excerpts and drawings from The Water Thief, and my gratitude is upgraded to "Eternal Gratitude" as a writer.
Member Plus
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to Supporting Member level posts, with behind the sceens history of my work. You also get my eternal gratitude as a writer, and the sense of satisfaction that you're contributing to my ability to write thoughtfull, indepth articles on politics and the social sciences.
Supporting Member
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the access of prior tiers, plus supporting member posts. You also get the eternal gratitude as a writer, the sense of satisfaction, plus a smug satisfaction that you're contributing more than a lot of other people
Advanced Member
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the Advanced Member posts, eternal gratitude as a writer, sense of satisfaction (both the genuine and the smug), and my gratitude as a father.
Sustaining Member
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow... For $35 a month you get my gratitude, eternally, and as both a writer and a father. You get the sense of satisfaction, but we swap out the smugness for a genuine sense that you're doing something good in the world, something for someone who's also trying to make the world a better place (smugness isn't available in future packages). More tangible rewards include Sustaining Member exclusive content, and the ability to submit questions for the author Q&A
Sustaining Member II
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
You access to all of the previous tier posts, including priority Q&A questions. You also get my eternal gratitude, both as a writer and a father. You get the sense of satisfaction, knowing you're helping someone who's trying to make the world a better place. And we toss in the knowledge that you're helping a marriage and two darling little girls.
Sustaining Member III
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
You get my eternal gratitude, both as a writer and a father. You get the sense of satisfaction, knowing you're helping someone who's trying to make the world a better place, and the knowledge that you're helping my marriage and my kids. We add to that an official* nomination for sainthood, as well as all of the custom content from all the prebious levels.

*(nomination is not official).
Patron
$80 or more per month 0 patrons
You access to Patron level posts, and the nomination for sainthood, the eternal gratitude as a father and writer, the sense of satisfaction knowing you're making the world a better place and helping a man take care of his family. But THIS time, the nomination for sainthood is official*.

*(I... I wouldn't even begin to know how to do something like this. I tweet the pope every now and then, but he's never replied. I mean, if you think I can actually deliver on this... I'm just saying.. If you want I could try, but...)
Patron II
$120 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Lets do Lunch!

Not only do you get all of the Patron level rewards, but if you live in the Massachusetts area, you and I are going to do lunch. You pick the topic--politics, economics, religion (choose sports if you want, but I'll be faking it) we're going to grab a beer, have a great meal, and shoot the shit for a couple of hours. I'll also bring a copy of "The Water Thief" to personalize.

*(Requires minimum 2 month patronage).
Patron III
$150 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
This is generosity and support far greater than anyone could ask for. A patron at this level gets the lunch (if they're local, or a state I visit), a personalized copy of "The Water Thief", with the second edition afterword, and a thank you in the acknowledgements in either my next book, or the book manuscript of their choice (Guilt, Constructing Providence, or Linus).*

*(Requires minimum 2 month patronage).
Goals
$5 of $800 per month
At $800 a month, I release an exclusive synopsis of my latest novel "Constructing Providence", in which a man is forced... Well, it’s another 6 months before the agent gets it, then a year to the shelves if I’m lucky, but supporters here can be the first to hear about it.
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Welcome to the N Lamar Soutter Patreon page.

This isn't just a place where you can support my work, this is a place for us to work together. Here you can find exclusive content not available anywhere else. From even more essays on politics and the social sciences, personal blog posts, to inside the making of The Water Thief, Confessions of a Sin Eater, and other projects, every level of donation offers something exclusive, with more being added wvery month.

If you're here, you probably already have some idea of what I do. I write books, novels, and essays on politics and the social sciences. My goal is to provide an educated, rational, and balanced perspective, both on popular issues, and topics which may have slipped in under the radar (and, on occasion, certifiable acts of lunacy).

My novel, The Water Thief, was written as a rebuttal to Ayn Rand's Atlas shrugged. It's spectacular critical success was matched only by its catastrophic commercial failure. Nonetheless, I've been blessed with the ability to do author signings, conferences, and radio interviews on it.

But it doesn't pay the bills – not even close. I blog, but I take great pains to provide genuine insight – to avoid ranting and raving. The essays take a great deal of time to research and write – and significant expense in the rare occasion that they need to be translated into Spanish, Hebrew or Arabic.

I couldn't continue this career without the support of my fans. Much of it is in the form of e-mails or Facebook messages of support, and that means a lot to me, especially on the dark days where I wonder if I'm just wasting my time, shouting into the wind. But you can also demonstrate your support in a more concrete way – by becoming a patron and helping me to continue my work.

It doesn't take much – even small monthly contributions start to add up, and it doesn't take long before the effects are real for me and my family. If you've read my work, if you think it has value, I hope you'll consider becoming a patron.

There are rewards at all levels of patronage. Patrons will get exclusive material not available anywhere else. The higher the level of patronage, the more available to you – including previews of future work, personal essays on the method and madness, and background material on myself and the work I've published.

So again, if this work has value to you, I hope you will consider becoming a patron.

Thank you.

N. Lamar Soutter

Recent posts by N Lamar Soutter

Tiers
Basic Member
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Access to basic patron posts, custom content, and my gratitude as a writer,
Member
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to private member posts, more content, cut excerpts and drawings from The Water Thief, and my gratitude is upgraded to "Eternal Gratitude" as a writer.
Member Plus
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to Supporting Member level posts, with behind the sceens history of my work. You also get my eternal gratitude as a writer, and the sense of satisfaction that you're contributing to my ability to write thoughtfull, indepth articles on politics and the social sciences.
Supporting Member
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the access of prior tiers, plus supporting member posts. You also get the eternal gratitude as a writer, the sense of satisfaction, plus a smug satisfaction that you're contributing more than a lot of other people
Advanced Member
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the Advanced Member posts, eternal gratitude as a writer, sense of satisfaction (both the genuine and the smug), and my gratitude as a father.
Sustaining Member
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow... For $35 a month you get my gratitude, eternally, and as both a writer and a father. You get the sense of satisfaction, but we swap out the smugness for a genuine sense that you're doing something good in the world, something for someone who's also trying to make the world a better place (smugness isn't available in future packages). More tangible rewards include Sustaining Member exclusive content, and the ability to submit questions for the author Q&A
Sustaining Member II
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
You access to all of the previous tier posts, including priority Q&A questions. You also get my eternal gratitude, both as a writer and a father. You get the sense of satisfaction, knowing you're helping someone who's trying to make the world a better place. And we toss in the knowledge that you're helping a marriage and two darling little girls.
Sustaining Member III
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
You get my eternal gratitude, both as a writer and a father. You get the sense of satisfaction, knowing you're helping someone who's trying to make the world a better place, and the knowledge that you're helping my marriage and my kids. We add to that an official* nomination for sainthood, as well as all of the custom content from all the prebious levels.

*(nomination is not official).
Patron
$80 or more per month 0 patrons
You access to Patron level posts, and the nomination for sainthood, the eternal gratitude as a father and writer, the sense of satisfaction knowing you're making the world a better place and helping a man take care of his family. But THIS time, the nomination for sainthood is official*.

*(I... I wouldn't even begin to know how to do something like this. I tweet the pope every now and then, but he's never replied. I mean, if you think I can actually deliver on this... I'm just saying.. If you want I could try, but...)
Patron II
$120 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Lets do Lunch!

Not only do you get all of the Patron level rewards, but if you live in the Massachusetts area, you and I are going to do lunch. You pick the topic--politics, economics, religion (choose sports if you want, but I'll be faking it) we're going to grab a beer, have a great meal, and shoot the shit for a couple of hours. I'll also bring a copy of "The Water Thief" to personalize.

*(Requires minimum 2 month patronage).
Patron III
$150 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
This is generosity and support far greater than anyone could ask for. A patron at this level gets the lunch (if they're local, or a state I visit), a personalized copy of "The Water Thief", with the second edition afterword, and a thank you in the acknowledgements in either my next book, or the book manuscript of their choice (Guilt, Constructing Providence, or Linus).*

*(Requires minimum 2 month patronage).