Pauline Hawkins is creating podcasts, blog posts, books, and scripts
2

patrons

$9
per month
Who I am:
I am Pauline Hawkins: A writer, teacher, and storyteller. I share stories that have moved and improved me, which, I’ve been told, have done the same for my readers, students, and listeners. Storytelling is the truest thing of value I have to offer the world.
What I create:
In 2012 I created my blog paulinehawkins.com while I was still a high school English teacher. I shared my vision for education and my son’s cancer journey, among other topics, for the first two years. In April of 2014, “My Resignation Letter” from public-school teaching went viral. For the first time I realized that what I had to say was important to a global audience. I was offered a book contract with WordCrafts Press shortly after the viral post and released my first book Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in a Cookie Cutter Educational System in April of 2015. It is filled with stories from my 11 years’ experience as a high school English teacher.
I’ve written a children’s book about my daughter’s blankie called You Are Mine, illustrated by an award-winning water-color artist, and being released in 2019.
I’ve written a screenplay, Racing with the Clouds, about manipulation and power that is ready for a production team.
I’m currently working on a creative retelling of my son’s cancer journey and another screenplay about one of my inspirations, Devin Powell.
I continue to write on my blog about topics important to me; and, in 2017, I became a talk-radio host.
You know that advice writers give other writers: “Write the story you want to read.” Well, I have created a podcast that I needed to hear.
I developed and produce, acquire talent, research, and create a friendly, fireside-chat atmosphere for my guests and audience, once a week, for a podcast called All In with Pauline Hawkins. My guests talk about going “all in” for their dreams and goals while also sharing three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives. I have interviewed incredible people who are successful business owners, athletes, creatives, educators, and world changers. My podcast has given them a stage to tell their stories, which gives them more followers, patrons, and accessibility.
Why I need your help:
I’m a single mom, working over 50 hours a week at a number of part-time jobs so that I can continue to write, produce All In, and pay the bills, while still having the flexibility to be there for my son.
Even though I make some money with my writing, I make nothing with my podcast. As a matter of fact, I pay yearly dues for the honor of hosting All In at our non-profit community radio station, and I pay monthly bills for my website so that my listeners can download the podcasts to listen to when they have time.
With the increasing costs of living (Do you know how much a 13-year-old can eat?), I constantly have to find other part-time jobs just to stay afloat, which leaves me with less time to create and market my storytelling projects.
Working 5 am-5pm most days doesn't leave me with a lot of energy to write and produce at the end of it, though I do so anyway because the need to create usually overpowers my need for rest.
But something's got to give.
How your patronage will help:
With your patronage, you will give me the gift of time. I will be able to cut back on the number of hours I work so that I will have the time to actively pursue guests for my podcasts and have the time to create the blog posts, books, and scripts being held captive in my head. I will be able to pay for all those extras intrinsic to the creation process and sharing those creations.
What you will receive:
My podcasts will always be free to whoever needs the inspiration, but if you’d like to sponsor the show, I’ve created basically a virtual tip jar for Tier 1—you are just thanking me for the free material I share with you. The other membership tiers will give you exclusive offers, such as behind the scenes videos of my podcasts and writing journey and signed copies of my books.
My goal is to make $1000/month, which will be enough to cover the costs of creating and distributing the podcast and allow me to let go of one or two of my part-time jobs. Your donations will give me the gift of time.


Tiers
Basic
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
$1 or more = Just to let me know that you appreciate the content of my free podcasts. You will also have access to a table of contents for my podcasts, to make it easier to listen to the podcasts you may have missed.
Exclusive Content
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  

$5 or more = You will have access to a table of contents for my podcasts, as well as exclusive access to extra material, such as behind the scenes videos and extra recordings not made public.  

Signed Book
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  

$10 or more = You will have access to a table of contents for my podcasts, access to exclusive content, and a signed copy of each of my books (Uncommon Core now and You Are Mine when it is available), as well as other exclusive offers when the other books and films are ready for consumers.

Who I am:
I am Pauline Hawkins: A writer, teacher, and storyteller. I share stories that have moved and improved me, which, I’ve been told, have done the same for my readers, students, and listeners. Storytelling is the truest thing of value I have to offer the world.
What I create:
In 2012 I created my blog paulinehawkins.com while I was still a high school English teacher. I shared my vision for education and my son’s cancer journey, among other topics, for the first two years. In April of 2014, “My Resignation Letter” from public-school teaching went viral. For the first time I realized that what I had to say was important to a global audience. I was offered a book contract with WordCrafts Press shortly after the viral post and released my first book Uncommon Core: 25 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in a Cookie Cutter Educational System in April of 2015. It is filled with stories from my 11 years’ experience as a high school English teacher.
I’ve written a children’s book about my daughter’s blankie called You Are Mine, illustrated by an award-winning water-color artist, and being released in 2019.
I’ve written a screenplay, Racing with the Clouds, about manipulation and power that is ready for a production team.
I’m currently working on a creative retelling of my son’s cancer journey and another screenplay about one of my inspirations, Devin Powell.
I continue to write on my blog about topics important to me; and, in 2017, I became a talk-radio host.
You know that advice writers give other writers: “Write the story you want to read.” Well, I have created a podcast that I needed to hear.
I developed and produce, acquire talent, research, and create a friendly, fireside-chat atmosphere for my guests and audience, once a week, for a podcast called All In with Pauline Hawkins. My guests talk about going “all in” for their dreams and goals while also sharing three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives. I have interviewed incredible people who are successful business owners, athletes, creatives, educators, and world changers. My podcast has given them a stage to tell their stories, which gives them more followers, patrons, and accessibility.
Why I need your help:
I’m a single mom, working over 50 hours a week at a number of part-time jobs so that I can continue to write, produce All In, and pay the bills, while still having the flexibility to be there for my son.
Even though I make some money with my writing, I make nothing with my podcast. As a matter of fact, I pay yearly dues for the honor of hosting All In at our non-profit community radio station, and I pay monthly bills for my website so that my listeners can download the podcasts to listen to when they have time.
With the increasing costs of living (Do you know how much a 13-year-old can eat?), I constantly have to find other part-time jobs just to stay afloat, which leaves me with less time to create and market my storytelling projects.
Working 5 am-5pm most days doesn't leave me with a lot of energy to write and produce at the end of it, though I do so anyway because the need to create usually overpowers my need for rest.
But something's got to give.
How your patronage will help:
With your patronage, you will give me the gift of time. I will be able to cut back on the number of hours I work so that I will have the time to actively pursue guests for my podcasts and have the time to create the blog posts, books, and scripts being held captive in my head. I will be able to pay for all those extras intrinsic to the creation process and sharing those creations.
What you will receive:
My podcasts will always be free to whoever needs the inspiration, but if you’d like to sponsor the show, I’ve created basically a virtual tip jar for Tier 1—you are just thanking me for the free material I share with you. The other membership tiers will give you exclusive offers, such as behind the scenes videos of my podcasts and writing journey and signed copies of my books.
My goal is to make $1000/month, which will be enough to cover the costs of creating and distributing the podcast and allow me to let go of one or two of my part-time jobs. Your donations will give me the gift of time.


Recent posts by Pauline Hawkins

Tiers
Basic
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
$1 or more = Just to let me know that you appreciate the content of my free podcasts. You will also have access to a table of contents for my podcasts, to make it easier to listen to the podcasts you may have missed.
Exclusive Content
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  

$5 or more = You will have access to a table of contents for my podcasts, as well as exclusive access to extra material, such as behind the scenes videos and extra recordings not made public.  

Signed Book
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  

$10 or more = You will have access to a table of contents for my podcasts, access to exclusive content, and a signed copy of each of my books (Uncommon Core now and You Are Mine when it is available), as well as other exclusive offers when the other books and films are ready for consumers.