Rachelle J. Christensen is creating Fiction
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patrons

$3
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Hello! I’m the award-winning and bestselling author of over twenty books. I enjoy writing thrills for the heart through mystery/suspense, romance, and nonfiction. Many people ask me when I decided to be a writer. I’ve finally figured out the answer to that question!

I’ve always been a writer, but I didn’t know what was possible as a young child. I still remember taking my stenograph notebook out to the horse pasture behind my house, lying in the grass and creating poetry. My family was very praiseworthy of my poetry and with their encouragement, at age 10 I entered a poem in the local newspaper’s Christmas poetry contest. I won first place and $25.00. That was an amazing feeling that fueled many more poems and also validation that my family was right—I had talent! The spark of writing ignited and I’ve never been able to turn it off, even though sometimes I’ve considered quitting because it is a tough job. I love writing and there are many, many more books in my brain than I’ll probably ever be able to write!

I was born in the small farming town of Rupert, Idaho and I loved my childhood. It was easy to make-believe and tell stories to my siblings and my cats in that rural setting. 
I learned to work hard on the family farm and later working for other farmers in the area. As a teenager, I was often seen wearing irrigation boots, chaps, and a ponytail while driving a four-wheeler. All that work moving pipe, hoeing beans, picking dirt clods off the potato harvester, and getting blistered by the baking desert heat gave me motivation to work hard in school. I received a full scholarship to Utah State University and became an Aggie! I graduated cum laude from USU with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in music. I tap into this knowledge base regularly as I write.

After I graduated from USU I moved to another small town in Utah started my family. I loved it there and began attending writing conferences and workshops in the region regularly to hone my craft. In 2010 my first suspense novel was published. Wrong Number was a Whitney Award finalist and the recipient of the Outstanding Book of the Year award from the League of Utah Writers.

Since then I’ve written over twenty books, written hundreds of articles for both print and online magazines, presented at writing conferences and workshops, and collaborated with authors on anthologies and nonfiction projects.

I’m also a stay-at-home mom of five pretty cute kids. Two girls and three boys = a wild and crazy house. After the birth of our fifth child,  we finally had the opportunity to move back to Idaho so we could have a little more space to raise our family. I’m thrilled to be a farm girl again, living on a few acres with over 40 chickens, several cats, and a darling black lab shelter dog.

I've been told that I have too many interests and that might be right, but it's okay! I enjoy chicken herding, playing the piano, singing, composing music, running, yoga, oil painting, making handmade cards, crocheting, and cooking. I love laughing with my family and looking out the window at the sun setting over hundreds of acres of farm land. Idaho has the most beautiful sunsets!

And I LOVE reading! I’m a voracious reader of all kinds of books from picture books to biographies.

Patreon is a way for creators, like me, to be paid through memberships. With your donations, you can get exclusive content, free e-books in advance, signed copies of books, and more! I plan on using the money to offset the costs of writing production, marketing and advertising. First, I'd like to purchase a new computer that will allow me to use a formatting program so that I can create more books in several formats, including large print.

I would like to thank my fans and patrons for believing in me, supporting me, and allowing me to do what I love--create clean and wholesome books that inspire as well as entertain.

Tiers
Readers
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Exclusive content every month - receive one of the following

•Free e-book of Silver Cascade Secrets the first month 

•Access to VIP newsletter 

•Sneak peek of what I’m writing next 

•Character sketches

•Sneak peek of new covers

•Background book information

•Book inspiration




Groupies
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
More exclusive content every month - receive one of the following

•Q&A/interview

• You'll get a variety of more behind the scenes bonuses!

•Sneak peek of what I’m writing next

•Inside Rachelle's Writing Life Posts 

• Short Stories

•Deleted scenes 

•Bonus scenes

•PLUS all of the previous benefits


Fans
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Early releases 

After two months patronage and must be a current patron

•Every new e-book release (under my publishing imprint only) in advance *You get my books before anyone else!*

•PLUS all previous benefits

Super Fans
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Your name in my book!

•You can either help pick a character name or your name will be mentioned in an upcoming book

•PLUS all previous benefits

Friends
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
 Books

•Your choice of two autographed books sent to you annually

•PLUS all previous benefits

Goals
$3 of $500 per month
With $500, I would like to offset the costs of writing a book by using the money to go towards everything from website hosting, email providers, marketing, editors, and cover designers. I would like to purchase a new computer that will allow me to use a formatting program called Vellum.
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Hello! I’m the award-winning and bestselling author of over twenty books. I enjoy writing thrills for the heart through mystery/suspense, romance, and nonfiction. Many people ask me when I decided to be a writer. I’ve finally figured out the answer to that question!

I’ve always been a writer, but I didn’t know what was possible as a young child. I still remember taking my stenograph notebook out to the horse pasture behind my house, lying in the grass and creating poetry. My family was very praiseworthy of my poetry and with their encouragement, at age 10 I entered a poem in the local newspaper’s Christmas poetry contest. I won first place and $25.00. That was an amazing feeling that fueled many more poems and also validation that my family was right—I had talent! The spark of writing ignited and I’ve never been able to turn it off, even though sometimes I’ve considered quitting because it is a tough job. I love writing and there are many, many more books in my brain than I’ll probably ever be able to write!

I was born in the small farming town of Rupert, Idaho and I loved my childhood. It was easy to make-believe and tell stories to my siblings and my cats in that rural setting. 
I learned to work hard on the family farm and later working for other farmers in the area. As a teenager, I was often seen wearing irrigation boots, chaps, and a ponytail while driving a four-wheeler. All that work moving pipe, hoeing beans, picking dirt clods off the potato harvester, and getting blistered by the baking desert heat gave me motivation to work hard in school. I received a full scholarship to Utah State University and became an Aggie! I graduated cum laude from USU with a bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in music. I tap into this knowledge base regularly as I write.

After I graduated from USU I moved to another small town in Utah started my family. I loved it there and began attending writing conferences and workshops in the region regularly to hone my craft. In 2010 my first suspense novel was published. Wrong Number was a Whitney Award finalist and the recipient of the Outstanding Book of the Year award from the League of Utah Writers.

Since then I’ve written over twenty books, written hundreds of articles for both print and online magazines, presented at writing conferences and workshops, and collaborated with authors on anthologies and nonfiction projects.

I’m also a stay-at-home mom of five pretty cute kids. Two girls and three boys = a wild and crazy house. After the birth of our fifth child,  we finally had the opportunity to move back to Idaho so we could have a little more space to raise our family. I’m thrilled to be a farm girl again, living on a few acres with over 40 chickens, several cats, and a darling black lab shelter dog.

I've been told that I have too many interests and that might be right, but it's okay! I enjoy chicken herding, playing the piano, singing, composing music, running, yoga, oil painting, making handmade cards, crocheting, and cooking. I love laughing with my family and looking out the window at the sun setting over hundreds of acres of farm land. Idaho has the most beautiful sunsets!

And I LOVE reading! I’m a voracious reader of all kinds of books from picture books to biographies.

Patreon is a way for creators, like me, to be paid through memberships. With your donations, you can get exclusive content, free e-books in advance, signed copies of books, and more! I plan on using the money to offset the costs of writing production, marketing and advertising. First, I'd like to purchase a new computer that will allow me to use a formatting program so that I can create more books in several formats, including large print.

I would like to thank my fans and patrons for believing in me, supporting me, and allowing me to do what I love--create clean and wholesome books that inspire as well as entertain.

Recent posts by Rachelle J. Christensen

Tiers
Readers
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Exclusive content every month - receive one of the following

•Free e-book of Silver Cascade Secrets the first month 

•Access to VIP newsletter 

•Sneak peek of what I’m writing next 

•Character sketches

•Sneak peek of new covers

•Background book information

•Book inspiration




Groupies
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
More exclusive content every month - receive one of the following

•Q&A/interview

• You'll get a variety of more behind the scenes bonuses!

•Sneak peek of what I’m writing next

•Inside Rachelle's Writing Life Posts 

• Short Stories

•Deleted scenes 

•Bonus scenes

•PLUS all of the previous benefits


Fans
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Early releases 

After two months patronage and must be a current patron

•Every new e-book release (under my publishing imprint only) in advance *You get my books before anyone else!*

•PLUS all previous benefits

Super Fans
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
Your name in my book!

•You can either help pick a character name or your name will be mentioned in an upcoming book

•PLUS all previous benefits

Friends
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
 Books

•Your choice of two autographed books sent to you annually

•PLUS all previous benefits