Grace O'Malley

is creating horrible little stories and vast universes

5

patrons

$35

per bag of bones
Hi, I'm Grace.

I am a fairly prolific writer who is (like most of us) fallen on hard times. You might have found me via my blog, Words Like Foam on the Waves; my Twitter account; or one of my poetry articles on the web. Maybe you're even a fan, or have a physical or digital copy of one of my books
I hate to ask for help.  And I'm not very good at it. So, since a lot of people I admire have taken to Patreon as a way to reward folks for helping them, I've been thinking. It's always felt sleazy to me to ask for donations, or expect people to support me in any way other than buying my work. Here's the thing, though--with your assistance, I can create more and better things than ever before. And you can be involved. 

I feel like this is a win for both of us.

Thanks to my current supporters, I've finally got a computer of my own. I've moved away from the desert of the Bay Area and I'm on my way to a new apartment. I've had some bad luck in the last few months, but with your help, things are looking up!

Sadly, I've dropped my membership in the EFA due to the lack of funds to pay for it, but I'm still very much an editor at heart, and want to get back into that side of work as soon as possible.

The listed goals will change as this campaign evolves. So might the rewards! If you have an idea for a reward you think others might enjoy, and I have the ability to fulfill it, drop me a line. I would love suggestions.

If you enjoy my work, please consider contributing to the everyday mundanity of a life that makes it possible for me to dredge up those words and throw them around. Every little bit helps, and if you reach out to me, I'll show you my appreciation. You'll have more of my horrifying stories and scab-ripping poetry than you can shake a stick at, and I hope the rewards aren't half-bad, either.

Thank you for reading this. And thank you for stopping by. I love to see you around.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per bag of bones
You will gain access to the feed; by which I mean you will likely be overwhelmed with meaningless trivia about the history of the various worlds I have built. This includes imaginary Wikipedia entries from alternate timelines.
Pledge $5 or more per bag of bones
I will hand-write you a letter. The letter may be a crayon scrawl on a coffee-stained napkin, but you will receive one envelope from me each time you donate. These will be collectors' items when I am involuntarily committed, I guarantee.
Pledge $6 or more per bag of bones
I will call you personally and discuss nearly anything you might like. I suggest video games or fairy tales, and you may have to put up with an uncomfortable amount of noise from my cats in the background. Each successive level includes a reward or rewards from the previous lower-tier levels. Please be aware that in order to receive letters from me, you must provide a shipping address.
Pledge $6.72 or more per bag of bones
only 4 left
In addition to your phone call, if you subscribe for this unwieldy number, I will read you a bedtime story (of my own or someone else's), and mail you a packet of hand-blended dream tea. I will not allow my cats to come near your tea, in case you might have allergies. (This is a joke, I have a very clean tea-blending space.)
Each successive level includes a reward or rewards from the previous lower-tier levels. Please be aware that in order to receive letters from me, you must provide a shipping address.
Pledge $8 or more per bag of bones
only 2 left
Eight is a decent number. Do you have an idea that you would like to see me put to words? Do tell.
Pledge $13 or more per bag of bones
You will receive each lower-tier reward (or the ones of your choice), and advanced reading copies (digital) of my future works. Please be aware that in order to receive letters from me, you must provide a shipping address.
Pledge $20 or more per bag of bones
I will draw upon my vast and terrible kitchen experience to create something delicious for you to receive in the mail. You'll need to Skype or Gmail-chat with me to help me work out something you want to taste. This tier does not include any of the lower-tier rewards.
Pledge $31 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
I will set up a stream where we can play video games together, chat, or watch movies. You may also choose three other lower-tier rewards.
You will receive a free digital copy of the item you donate towards.
Pledge $50 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
If you are nearby, we'll have tea together at least three times. If not, please choose five lower-tier rewards, and I will paint you a t-shirt, a piece of wall art, or embroider something interesting for you. If you are not into tea, let's go to hookah instead. I'll also send you a short comic, written and illustrated personally. Plus, I'll publish something of yours on my blog (with strings attached, we'll discuss it together), and you'll be added to the heroes and saints.
Pledge $100 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
You are insane for doing this, but you have my appreciation. You'll also have your choice of any lower-tier rewards with no limit. I will amend the dedication of my next book to include you and your generosity, and fix a gleaming fuchsia kiss-print beneath the dedication with my signature. You will receive it as long before publication as I can manage, and you'll also get free digital copies of everything I publish (as long as I have access to it). I will also invite you to a private super-tier party, where I will read from unpublished and forthcoming works.
Pledge $500 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
I begin to worry that you are either one of the Elder Gods, toying with my sanity, or that you have completely lost your own to a careless scan of the Necronomicon. May the Universe bless you.
I will professionally edit a manuscript for you. You'll also have your choice of any lower-tier rewards with no limit. I will also paint you a mug or dainty teacup (and saucer) from which you may drink your hand-blended tea. I will sit in your living room and attempt to slaughter you at Tekken, or shriek with you as you play a Silent Hill game (if you live nearby or I plan to be in your area soon). I will add you to a story, although most of my characters would kill to escape my clutches. I will cross-stitch you a hilarious sampler for your home or office (please specify with or without swear words).
I will also invite you to a private super-tier party, where I will read from unpublished and forthcoming works, and give you advanced notice of any gatherings in your area. Finally, I will take your suggestions for a further reward. I have final veto power over it, but will seriously consider almost anything you might ask.
Pledge $672 or more per bag of bones
only 1 left
I don't have any more clever jokes to make. This is an incredible gift to me and you have my gratitude for life. I will sign and mail you my last remaining copies of Signal from Static and the tiny book of tales along with every or any other rewards from the previous tiers.
Goals
$35 of $100 per bag of bones
I have at least three books in the works as of today. Even self-publishing is not free. Please help me to unleash my awful book-children upon an unsuspecting society.
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Hi, I'm Grace.

I am a fairly prolific writer who is (like most of us) fallen on hard times. You might have found me via my blog, Words Like Foam on the Waves; my Twitter account; or one of my poetry articles on the web. Maybe you're even a fan, or have a physical or digital copy of one of my books
I hate to ask for help.  And I'm not very good at it. So, since a lot of people I admire have taken to Patreon as a way to reward folks for helping them, I've been thinking. It's always felt sleazy to me to ask for donations, or expect people to support me in any way other than buying my work. Here's the thing, though--with your assistance, I can create more and better things than ever before. And you can be involved. 

I feel like this is a win for both of us.

Thanks to my current supporters, I've finally got a computer of my own. I've moved away from the desert of the Bay Area and I'm on my way to a new apartment. I've had some bad luck in the last few months, but with your help, things are looking up!

Sadly, I've dropped my membership in the EFA due to the lack of funds to pay for it, but I'm still very much an editor at heart, and want to get back into that side of work as soon as possible.

The listed goals will change as this campaign evolves. So might the rewards! If you have an idea for a reward you think others might enjoy, and I have the ability to fulfill it, drop me a line. I would love suggestions.

If you enjoy my work, please consider contributing to the everyday mundanity of a life that makes it possible for me to dredge up those words and throw them around. Every little bit helps, and if you reach out to me, I'll show you my appreciation. You'll have more of my horrifying stories and scab-ripping poetry than you can shake a stick at, and I hope the rewards aren't half-bad, either.

Thank you for reading this. And thank you for stopping by. I love to see you around.

Recent posts by Grace O'Malley

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per bag of bones
You will gain access to the feed; by which I mean you will likely be overwhelmed with meaningless trivia about the history of the various worlds I have built. This includes imaginary Wikipedia entries from alternate timelines.
Pledge $5 or more per bag of bones
I will hand-write you a letter. The letter may be a crayon scrawl on a coffee-stained napkin, but you will receive one envelope from me each time you donate. These will be collectors' items when I am involuntarily committed, I guarantee.
Pledge $6 or more per bag of bones
I will call you personally and discuss nearly anything you might like. I suggest video games or fairy tales, and you may have to put up with an uncomfortable amount of noise from my cats in the background. Each successive level includes a reward or rewards from the previous lower-tier levels. Please be aware that in order to receive letters from me, you must provide a shipping address.
Pledge $6.72 or more per bag of bones
only 4 left
In addition to your phone call, if you subscribe for this unwieldy number, I will read you a bedtime story (of my own or someone else's), and mail you a packet of hand-blended dream tea. I will not allow my cats to come near your tea, in case you might have allergies. (This is a joke, I have a very clean tea-blending space.)
Each successive level includes a reward or rewards from the previous lower-tier levels. Please be aware that in order to receive letters from me, you must provide a shipping address.
Pledge $8 or more per bag of bones
only 2 left
Eight is a decent number. Do you have an idea that you would like to see me put to words? Do tell.
Pledge $13 or more per bag of bones
You will receive each lower-tier reward (or the ones of your choice), and advanced reading copies (digital) of my future works. Please be aware that in order to receive letters from me, you must provide a shipping address.
Pledge $20 or more per bag of bones
I will draw upon my vast and terrible kitchen experience to create something delicious for you to receive in the mail. You'll need to Skype or Gmail-chat with me to help me work out something you want to taste. This tier does not include any of the lower-tier rewards.
Pledge $31 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
I will set up a stream where we can play video games together, chat, or watch movies. You may also choose three other lower-tier rewards.
You will receive a free digital copy of the item you donate towards.
Pledge $50 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
If you are nearby, we'll have tea together at least three times. If not, please choose five lower-tier rewards, and I will paint you a t-shirt, a piece of wall art, or embroider something interesting for you. If you are not into tea, let's go to hookah instead. I'll also send you a short comic, written and illustrated personally. Plus, I'll publish something of yours on my blog (with strings attached, we'll discuss it together), and you'll be added to the heroes and saints.
Pledge $100 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
You are insane for doing this, but you have my appreciation. You'll also have your choice of any lower-tier rewards with no limit. I will amend the dedication of my next book to include you and your generosity, and fix a gleaming fuchsia kiss-print beneath the dedication with my signature. You will receive it as long before publication as I can manage, and you'll also get free digital copies of everything I publish (as long as I have access to it). I will also invite you to a private super-tier party, where I will read from unpublished and forthcoming works.
Pledge $500 or more per bag of bones
only 10 left
I begin to worry that you are either one of the Elder Gods, toying with my sanity, or that you have completely lost your own to a careless scan of the Necronomicon. May the Universe bless you.
I will professionally edit a manuscript for you. You'll also have your choice of any lower-tier rewards with no limit. I will also paint you a mug or dainty teacup (and saucer) from which you may drink your hand-blended tea. I will sit in your living room and attempt to slaughter you at Tekken, or shriek with you as you play a Silent Hill game (if you live nearby or I plan to be in your area soon). I will add you to a story, although most of my characters would kill to escape my clutches. I will cross-stitch you a hilarious sampler for your home or office (please specify with or without swear words).
I will also invite you to a private super-tier party, where I will read from unpublished and forthcoming works, and give you advanced notice of any gatherings in your area. Finally, I will take your suggestions for a further reward. I have final veto power over it, but will seriously consider almost anything you might ask.
Pledge $672 or more per bag of bones
only 1 left
I don't have any more clever jokes to make. This is an incredible gift to me and you have my gratitude for life. I will sign and mail you my last remaining copies of Signal from Static and the tiny book of tales along with every or any other rewards from the previous tiers.