Sir Chimbo the Kung-Fu Astro-monkey
 
Here's some background on what you'll be seeing week to week.

1935 Shanghai – Dr. Lin Ho, master of a number of disciplines both scientific and mystical, had a breakthrough in his efforts to project his essence into an animal. Intending to use this as a method to infiltrate Nazi and Communist forces, he instead granted a portion of his intelligence. Chi, and knowledge into a gibbon he’d been keeping as a companion. He had named the ape Chen Bo, but given the ape’s limited ability to speak, its nickname quickly became Chimbo.

The doctor spent the next five years teaching and refining Chimbo’s abilities. The conferred essence, intense exercises, and mixtures of medicinal and herbal treatments also increased his physical stature. His intelligence continued to grow as did his knowledge of languages and the mystic arts. He was able to fashion a necklace which gave his words a clarity which exceeded his physical limitations.

In early 1940, Dr. Lin shared with his friend that he’d been invited to a retreat in the mountains of Tibet. He assured Chimbo that he would return. Until then, he was sending the gibbon to England to study with old friends at Cambridge. While his studies were largely conducted in secret, it could not be helped that he would make friends.

Eventually, one such friend went to war and was captured on a secret mission. It was then that Chimbo was sent on his first secret mission. Several such successful missions followed, at least two resulting in saving members of the royal family. The Queen recognized his contribution to the war effort and granted him official citizenship and made him a knight.

Once the war was over, Chimbo went to America. Dr. Lin still hadn’t returned from his studies in Tibet, though the pair stayed in regular contact via astral projection. Joint missions with Americans in the last months of the war had given him contacts in the scientific community. Fascinated with rocketry, he was able to secure a position working with Wernher von Braun. A combination of Chimbo’s mystical and scientific skills along with the secrets von Braun brought with him from the Nazi’s own secret programs soon resulted in a ship capable of escaping the confines of the Earth.

Christened the Sun Wukong, the ship enabled up to five travelers to explore the inner solar system. Chimbo and his crew were among the first to encounter the Martians and thwart an invasion. An uneasy peace treaty was forged.

The crew of the Sun Wukong (all actual people):
Paul Dirac – English physicist
Dr. Percy Juiian – American chemist.
Dr. Rachel Carson – American Biologist and writer
Amelia Earhart – pilot, rescued by Chimbo in the early forties from an island in the Pacific.

Tier Benefits
Father Ian's Flock
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
All patrons will receive sneak previews of longer works and coupons on novel length e-books.
Crew of the Helena
$3 or more per month 12 patrons
All patrons will receive sneak previews of longer works and coupons on novel length e-books.

Patrons at this level will also receive:
One free e-pub/mobi file of your choice per year. 

A mention on my patron wall and in any e-books I produce in the future.


Videos of me talking about writing related things and of me reading from my works.


Art inspired by my work!

Esho's Idas
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
In addition to all the benefits of lower tiers, patrons at this level will receive: 


Two free  e-pub/mobi files of your choice per year.

 A mention on my patron wall and in any e-books/print books I produce in the future. 


Patrons at this level will also receive weekly audio versions of my stories well in advance of me releasing them to the public.

Barnabas' Martials
$10 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
In addition to all the benefits of lower tiers, patrons at this level will receive: 


The opportunity to name a character to appear in my next story!


You'll also get your choice of one paperback book put out in the calendar year that you patronized me.

Odin's Pirates
$10 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all the benefits of lower tiers, patrons at this level will receive: 


The chance to supply me with the two genres for a future story!

 A mention on my patron wall and in any e-books/print books I produce in the future.  

Laurent's Fae Army
$20 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
In addition to all the benefits of lower tiers, patrons at this level will receive: 

An audible coupon for any of audio book of mine (your choice).

For these patrons, I will also write a 1000 word story for them and them alone. You will receive the PDF and e-pub copy to do with as you please.

The Rock Solid Crew
$30 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
You get everything. That's right, back me at this level for a minimum of three months and you will get everything that I produce in that calendar year. E-books, print books, audio books, and short stories. I will also write you a 3,000 word short story in a genre of your choosing that will be yours and yours alone. It will never be reproduced for anyone else. This is transferable to a person of your choosing.
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