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I'm Pamela Fagan Hutchins, winner of a Silver Falchion (which I can't pronounce), writer of mysteries, and host of a radio show about kick-ass women in writing and literature. I also do this animal thing. Dogs, donkeys, goats, horses—I'm a sucker for fur and four legs. 



I am also this odd breed of feminist, the middle-aged, moderate kind. It's funny, because I don't think of myself as writing feminist literature. But everything I write and all of my radio work is about strong, authentic female characters coping with the complexities of life. I've raised three daughters (one birth, two step, all three warrior goddesses). My dog is a girl, my horse is a girl, and I volunteer in the rescue and recovery of young women from sex trafficking. In my past lives, I've been a female executive in the oil refining industry, a woman entrepreneur, a sexual harassment investigator, and co-founder of a company that offered telecommuting back in the stone ages, usually to women. 



So, yeah, I write women, I interview women, I empower women. And I think my readers and listeners can relate to this. They hunger for a point of view that challenges them, entertains them, delights them, and excites them, and never, ever dismisses them. Not because of their age, their gender, their religion, race, sexuality, or ethnicity. Whether they did or didn't have kids. Whatever their body size or type. No matter their political beliefs. Or any other damn thing. 



I don't shy away from the hard issues. Immigration (legal and illegal, and the impacts on children), alcoholism, sexual abuse, sexuality and sexual identification, procreation and the choice not to procreate in all its forms, divorce, step-families, foster care, adoption, drug abuse, you name it. Women's issues are everyone's issues, and no authentic life is complete without facing them.

I'm working hard to deliver this. Not just because it's fun being a writer and a radio host. Which it is. But also because in everything I do, I convince myself I can change the world, one person, one viewpoint, and one decision at a time. 

(Insert snort and eye roll here: yes, in my little romantic mysteries and chatty radio. Delusional? Maybe I am. But I'm very, very passionate about this, so haters and nonbelievers move along, move along.)



That's why I do what I do for far less than minimum wage (and sometimes no wage at all). Yes, I gave up my fancy schmancy old life for one where I toil in semi-obscurity for peanuts. Yes, I hustle to rent our farm and cabin on Air BnB to help cover my costs. Yes, I work harder than I ever have before. I write three full novels per year, plus the odd novella and short story. I host at least two radio shows a month. It's a seven-day a week job, and it's my privilege. I know I'm blessed, truly I am, to have readers, reviews, awards, and sales that pay the bills of running my publishing business. Most of them, anyway. 

I have you to thank for it. 



THANK YOU. Thank you for reading, listening, and supporting. Thank you for considering being my patron on Patreon. Take a look at the tiers and rewards to the right, and see if one of them fits you. Your ongoing support makes it possible for me to delude myself that I'm getting my messages out there to the universe. ;-) The continuity inherent in the patron model helps a creator get over the bumps, dips, and financial road blocks life throws in the way of creating. If you are already buying my books or listening to my radio show, I thank you, and feel free to continue that if it works better for you. This model simply helps me, and I want to make sure that it's value-added for you, too, with much more than what's listed under the rewards tiers, with audio, video, and written surprises that won't be available anywhere else. Plus you'll get the "feels," as in, "I feels good about supporting the creation of Pamela's message in this way." Yeah, that. So won't you join me as I evolve and my Patreon site grows and richens with me?



Thank you for helping me change the world, one reader and listener at a time . . .

Tiers
YOU ROCK
$1 or more per month
Patron-only posts and content, including rough drafts, deleted scenes, Q&As, and outlines. Plus  two radio shows per month (podcast form) delivered here. My commitment to auction two weeks annually of stays at our homes to benefit rescue/recovery of minor girls from sex trafficking. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
WHAT? AWESOME!
$3 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, PLUS the year's novels (e-book form) BEFORE anyone else gets them! Note: Written rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
CRAZY LOVE!
$5 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, plus novellas, and short stories (in e-book form), before they're available anywhere else. Note: Written rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
OHEMGEE!
$10 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, PLUS you'll get a box set of the paperbacks of the year's novels, signed of course. (Hint: signed books make great gifts!) AND I'll include your name in a story, which will make you feel like Petey surfing the dining room table in the Bookmobile. Note: Written rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
YOU HAD ME AT HELLO.
$20 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, PLUS PFH-narrated audio versions, and you'll receive a custom box of PFH paraphernalia at each 12-month anniversary as a patron (which may include hardbacks, bags, mugs, magnets, and surprises, like the SWAG Petey's rockin'). Note: Written and audio rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.


DOG NOT INCLUDED ;-)

STOP, DON'T DO THIS ONE!
$100 or more per month
You're too generous, you gorgeous unicorn, if you even exist. But, if you do, you get everything in the previous level, PLUS you can pick it up in person! Note: Written and audio rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year.

Your end-of-year choice of:

-- We host you and a friend as our guest for four days annually at either our Texas or Wyoming homes. Includes room and board, but not travel costs. 

-- I come to you (in the continental US), and speak to your book club, writers group, or other organization for up to two hours. 


Yes, these extras are on an annual (end of twelve months) basis, as long as you're a patron at this level. (For information on our homes, which we regularly rent to guests and use to host writers retreats, visit http://pamelafaganhutchins.com/writing-retreats/)


Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.

YOU CRAY CRAY, AND I LOVE IT!
$200 or more per month
If you're contemplating this tier, I probably need a restraining order. You get everything in the previous level, PLUS you can pick it up in person! Note: Written and audio rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year.

Your end-of-year choice of:

-- We host you and up to seven additional friends as our guests for four days annually at either our Texas or Wyoming homes, , where I will conduct a reader-intensive or writers retreat. Talk about a book club bonanza! Includes room and board, but not travel costs. 

-- I come to you (in the continental US), and speak to your book club, writers group, or other organization, for a two-day workshop, conference, or retreat.

-- Or maybe you'd rather I beta read your book and provide you with a comprehensive critique. 


Yes, these extras are on an annual (end of twelve months) basis, as long as you're a patron at this level. (For information on our homes, which we regularly rent to guests and use to host writers retreats, visit http://pamelafaganhutchins.com/writing-retreats/)


Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.

Goals
21 of 100 patrons
I'll start a special podcast series (Straight From the Reader's Mouth) where I interview 1 patron every month via Skype and post it to the patron-only content.
{Yep, that's an actual photo of me Skyping with readers, below. Sheesh, the razor back tank. Oh well.}
(Cost to me of five hours and incremental production costs)


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I'm Pamela Fagan Hutchins, winner of a Silver Falchion (which I can't pronounce), writer of mysteries, and host of a radio show about kick-ass women in writing and literature. I also do this animal thing. Dogs, donkeys, goats, horses—I'm a sucker for fur and four legs. 



I am also this odd breed of feminist, the middle-aged, moderate kind. It's funny, because I don't think of myself as writing feminist literature. But everything I write and all of my radio work is about strong, authentic female characters coping with the complexities of life. I've raised three daughters (one birth, two step, all three warrior goddesses). My dog is a girl, my horse is a girl, and I volunteer in the rescue and recovery of young women from sex trafficking. In my past lives, I've been a female executive in the oil refining industry, a woman entrepreneur, a sexual harassment investigator, and co-founder of a company that offered telecommuting back in the stone ages, usually to women. 



So, yeah, I write women, I interview women, I empower women. And I think my readers and listeners can relate to this. They hunger for a point of view that challenges them, entertains them, delights them, and excites them, and never, ever dismisses them. Not because of their age, their gender, their religion, race, sexuality, or ethnicity. Whether they did or didn't have kids. Whatever their body size or type. No matter their political beliefs. Or any other damn thing. 



I don't shy away from the hard issues. Immigration (legal and illegal, and the impacts on children), alcoholism, sexual abuse, sexuality and sexual identification, procreation and the choice not to procreate in all its forms, divorce, step-families, foster care, adoption, drug abuse, you name it. Women's issues are everyone's issues, and no authentic life is complete without facing them.

I'm working hard to deliver this. Not just because it's fun being a writer and a radio host. Which it is. But also because in everything I do, I convince myself I can change the world, one person, one viewpoint, and one decision at a time. 

(Insert snort and eye roll here: yes, in my little romantic mysteries and chatty radio. Delusional? Maybe I am. But I'm very, very passionate about this, so haters and nonbelievers move along, move along.)



That's why I do what I do for far less than minimum wage (and sometimes no wage at all). Yes, I gave up my fancy schmancy old life for one where I toil in semi-obscurity for peanuts. Yes, I hustle to rent our farm and cabin on Air BnB to help cover my costs. Yes, I work harder than I ever have before. I write three full novels per year, plus the odd novella and short story. I host at least two radio shows a month. It's a seven-day a week job, and it's my privilege. I know I'm blessed, truly I am, to have readers, reviews, awards, and sales that pay the bills of running my publishing business. Most of them, anyway. 

I have you to thank for it. 



THANK YOU. Thank you for reading, listening, and supporting. Thank you for considering being my patron on Patreon. Take a look at the tiers and rewards to the right, and see if one of them fits you. Your ongoing support makes it possible for me to delude myself that I'm getting my messages out there to the universe. ;-) The continuity inherent in the patron model helps a creator get over the bumps, dips, and financial road blocks life throws in the way of creating. If you are already buying my books or listening to my radio show, I thank you, and feel free to continue that if it works better for you. This model simply helps me, and I want to make sure that it's value-added for you, too, with much more than what's listed under the rewards tiers, with audio, video, and written surprises that won't be available anywhere else. Plus you'll get the "feels," as in, "I feels good about supporting the creation of Pamela's message in this way." Yeah, that. So won't you join me as I evolve and my Patreon site grows and richens with me?



Thank you for helping me change the world, one reader and listener at a time . . .

Recent posts by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Tiers
YOU ROCK
$1 or more per month
Patron-only posts and content, including rough drafts, deleted scenes, Q&As, and outlines. Plus  two radio shows per month (podcast form) delivered here. My commitment to auction two weeks annually of stays at our homes to benefit rescue/recovery of minor girls from sex trafficking. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
WHAT? AWESOME!
$3 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, PLUS the year's novels (e-book form) BEFORE anyone else gets them! Note: Written rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
CRAZY LOVE!
$5 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, plus novellas, and short stories (in e-book form), before they're available anywhere else. Note: Written rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
OHEMGEE!
$10 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, PLUS you'll get a box set of the paperbacks of the year's novels, signed of course. (Hint: signed books make great gifts!) AND I'll include your name in a story, which will make you feel like Petey surfing the dining room table in the Bookmobile. Note: Written rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.
YOU HAD ME AT HELLO.
$20 or more per month
Everything in the previous level, PLUS PFH-narrated audio versions, and you'll receive a custom box of PFH paraphernalia at each 12-month anniversary as a patron (which may include hardbacks, bags, mugs, magnets, and surprises, like the SWAG Petey's rockin'). Note: Written and audio rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year. Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.


DOG NOT INCLUDED ;-)

STOP, DON'T DO THIS ONE!
$100 or more per month
You're too generous, you gorgeous unicorn, if you even exist. But, if you do, you get everything in the previous level, PLUS you can pick it up in person! Note: Written and audio rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year.

Your end-of-year choice of:

-- We host you and a friend as our guest for four days annually at either our Texas or Wyoming homes. Includes room and board, but not travel costs. 

-- I come to you (in the continental US), and speak to your book club, writers group, or other organization for up to two hours. 


Yes, these extras are on an annual (end of twelve months) basis, as long as you're a patron at this level. (For information on our homes, which we regularly rent to guests and use to host writers retreats, visit http://pamelafaganhutchins.com/writing-retreats/)


Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.

YOU CRAY CRAY, AND I LOVE IT!
$200 or more per month
If you're contemplating this tier, I probably need a restraining order. You get everything in the previous level, PLUS you can pick it up in person! Note: Written and audio rewards will roll out as produced/ready over the course of the year.

Your end-of-year choice of:

-- We host you and up to seven additional friends as our guests for four days annually at either our Texas or Wyoming homes, , where I will conduct a reader-intensive or writers retreat. Talk about a book club bonanza! Includes room and board, but not travel costs. 

-- I come to you (in the continental US), and speak to your book club, writers group, or other organization, for a two-day workshop, conference, or retreat.

-- Or maybe you'd rather I beta read your book and provide you with a comprehensive critique. 


Yes, these extras are on an annual (end of twelve months) basis, as long as you're a patron at this level. (For information on our homes, which we regularly rent to guests and use to host writers retreats, visit http://pamelafaganhutchins.com/writing-retreats/)


Plus, if you look to the left side of the screen under community goals, you'll see that each patron makes an exponential difference in additional work I'll do on behalf of the community AND rescue/recovery.