Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison

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About

In memoriam: Milo (2006-2018)



I owned him eight years almost exactly to the day.

He's buried in a pasture on the farm where he spent his entire adult life. He was much loved and will be sorely missed.

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I am both Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison. Under both names I write horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Due to complicated Publishing Things, my novels are coming out under the Addison name, while I write short fiction under my real name. My most recent novel, The Goblin Emperor, (or buy from your local indie bookstore or Powells) was published by Tor in 2014, was nominated for a bunch of awards, and won the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. </brag> (I have a contract for two more books with Tor, both of which are still pretty much vaporware as of this writing.) I have a couple of short stories in press right now and I hope that that will continue to be true from month to month.

I fight with a variety of health problems, including fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, restless leg syndrome, (yes, it's properly Restless Legs Syndrome, but for me, it's only in the right leg), chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression, all of which have had a considerable negative impact (she says politely) on my creativity. None of them can be cured; they can only be managed with drugs, therapy, regular exercise, and the pursuit of engagement with my own goddamn life.

MY END GOAL IS TO WRITE CONFIDENTLY, HAPPILY, AND STEADILY.

But creativity is like cats: approach it head on and it skitters away out of reach and stares at you reproachfully. So you go obliquely. Tell the truth but tell it slant.

This patreon, which started out as a way to help me pay my horse's vet bills (see above), is continuing as a way to help me continue to ride dressage. Dressage has been for eight years now exercise, stress relief, and the best therapy I've found. But it is not an inexpensive sport.

To answer a question I'm sure you're all wondering about, I don't know if I'm going to buy another horse. Buying Milo was a case of a fantastic deal landing in my lap such that it was clearly stupid to ignore it. (When he was healthy, he was probably worth ten times what I paid for him.) I can't expect that to happen again. Right now, all I want to do is keep riding.

Your help means that I can be financially stable AND pursue this thing I love, and the more those things are true, the better equipped I am to deal with my health problems and KEEP WRITING.

Each and every one of you is a miracle as far as I'm concerned. Thank you.
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$1000 a month covers lessons AND I can afford to buy new breeches when mine wear out.
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