Rebecca Diem is creating fiction
22

patrons

$135
per month
Hi! I’m the author of the steampunk adventure series Tales of the Captain Duke. Currently, I'm working on more smart, progressive & hopeful speculative fiction, as well as a new photography/poetry project. 

With one series of novellas complete and more stories on the way, I'm at a stage with my writing where I'm investing in a long-term career and thanks to people like you I'm in a position where I can do that.

My favourite part of the past five years as an indie author has been connecting with readers online and at events, and the patron-only feed will be a space dedicated to that connection with exclusive goodies and access to my creative process (Hint: It involves a lot of coffee).  

Most of all, THANK YOU for believing in me!
~Rebecca Diem

Ready to come on this new adventure with me? Click the button to become a patron!
Still undecided? Keep reading for more info!


Patreon is a membership platform that allows you to support the creators you love directly.

You can join any of the rewards tiers for access to the patron-only feed and other exclusive benefits, like getting the first look at new projects or even a monthly postcard from me to you.


I use my Patreon funds for things that help me build a career as an author. It means I can invest in certain things now, instead of waiting for an imaginary future where I have the means to do it all.

Here's some examples of what I was able to do in the first six months:
  • provide food and refreshments at the book launch parties for Of Tempests and Teacups
  • purchase marketing and shipping supplies in bulk, saving money in the long run
  • offset table fees and travel expenses for Ad Astra, Word on the Street and Can-Con
  • take a writing course with Cat Rambo of the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers
  • collaborate with artist OvaryAction on character art for the bonus profiles
  • purchase a new Instax Square camera for a photo + poetry project
  • get direct feedback from patrons on character names, membership card design and post topics!

All of this was possible thanks to my generous patrons! In the future, I’m looking at saving up for a writing residency, doing more events and festivals, and adding to my laptop replacement fund.


As my patron, for as little as $1 a month you’ll get a first look at any new projects I’m working on, as well as bonus content like profiles of your favourite characters and acknowledgement in my published books! 

And if you want even more access to exclusive content and rewards, there's a number of tiers you can check out in the sidebar:
  • $3/month - access to patron-only feed + social media shout-outs from my favourite coffee shops!
  • $5/month - early access to exclusive posts and monthly #IntotheArchives posts!
  • $10/month - all of the above AND you can vote in polls + I'll mail you a limited edition gold foil membership card with your name on it!
  • $20/month - all of the above + monthly postcards from me to you!
  • $50/month - everything here + one personalized piece of writing each year—this could be your wedding vows, a vignette of your favourite characters, or even a birthday card!


No problem! Patreon makes it super easy to adjust your monthly pledge. You can always change your pledge to a lower tier or even try out a higher tier for a little while to check out the rewards!

If your circumstances change and you need to delete your pledge, that’s fine too! Please only contribute what you can easily afford. Every dollar helps, and I appreciate all my patrons -- even those who pop in for a few months. You’ll still have access to the public posts and any physical rewards. I’ll also keep track of your overall patronage so you’ll still be eligible for the 6-month, 12-month membership etc. rewards, even if you take a break.

The most important thing is that you do what feels comfortable for you. And if you have any questions or suggestions on how I can help you get the most value from your patronage, please message me!

Ready to join my crew? Become a Patron!


Photo: Caitlynn Fairbarns
Tiers
Chapter 1: Crewmate
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you so much for being part of my crew! At this tier, you'll have access to the Patron-only feed, updates on upcoming projects, and my eternal gratitude. You are the ink in my pen, the wind in my sails, the stardust on my wings. 
Chapter 2: Coffee Fiend
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Fuel my writing for the price of a (fair-trade) coffee! At this level you'll have access to the patron-only feed AND I'll do social media shoutouts on Twitter or Instagram when I'm at the cafe as an extra special thank you for funding my caffeine fix.
Chapter 3: Kindred Spirit
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
At this level you'll be the FIRST to see bonus chapters, deleted scenes, character profiles, flash fiction, poetry or snippets of my latest project. I'll also be doing a monthly "Into the Archives" feature where I look at first drafts and story concepts from my notebooks and talk about the creative process. 
Chapter 4: Advisory Council
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
This tier includes ALL OF THE REWARDS ABOVE plus, I'll mail you a membership card naming you an official member of my advisory council. You'll also be able to vote in polls on future blog post topics, story ideas and character names!
Chapter 5: Pen Pal
$20 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Let's get analog. For this level, you'll have access to all the exclusive content online AND monthly postcards with random musings, pep talks, flash fiction, or whatever I'm up to that day! 

LIMITED PRIZE for 10 lucky pen pals!

Chapter 6: Angel Investor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh my goodness, are you for real? Yes? At this level you can request one piece of personalized writing each year. This could be flash fiction from a story prompt (~500-1,000wds), a birthday card or even your wedding vows. You can also propose a character name for a future story!
Chapter 7: Divine Being
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm certain that I am dreaming. At this level, you will receive all of the above rewards AND I will mail you personalized copies of any books I publish when they are released AND I will call you every year on your birthday to say thanks. 
Goals
$135 of $250 per month
*whispers*
By popular demand, if we reach this milestone, I'll give all patrons an exclusive sneak peek at the first chapters of my latest project! 

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Hi! I’m the author of the steampunk adventure series Tales of the Captain Duke. Currently, I'm working on more smart, progressive & hopeful speculative fiction, as well as a new photography/poetry project. 

With one series of novellas complete and more stories on the way, I'm at a stage with my writing where I'm investing in a long-term career and thanks to people like you I'm in a position where I can do that.

My favourite part of the past five years as an indie author has been connecting with readers online and at events, and the patron-only feed will be a space dedicated to that connection with exclusive goodies and access to my creative process (Hint: It involves a lot of coffee).  

Most of all, THANK YOU for believing in me!
~Rebecca Diem

Ready to come on this new adventure with me? Click the button to become a patron!
Still undecided? Keep reading for more info!


Patreon is a membership platform that allows you to support the creators you love directly.

You can join any of the rewards tiers for access to the patron-only feed and other exclusive benefits, like getting the first look at new projects or even a monthly postcard from me to you.


I use my Patreon funds for things that help me build a career as an author. It means I can invest in certain things now, instead of waiting for an imaginary future where I have the means to do it all.

Here's some examples of what I was able to do in the first six months:
  • provide food and refreshments at the book launch parties for Of Tempests and Teacups
  • purchase marketing and shipping supplies in bulk, saving money in the long run
  • offset table fees and travel expenses for Ad Astra, Word on the Street and Can-Con
  • take a writing course with Cat Rambo of the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers
  • collaborate with artist OvaryAction on character art for the bonus profiles
  • purchase a new Instax Square camera for a photo + poetry project
  • get direct feedback from patrons on character names, membership card design and post topics!

All of this was possible thanks to my generous patrons! In the future, I’m looking at saving up for a writing residency, doing more events and festivals, and adding to my laptop replacement fund.


As my patron, for as little as $1 a month you’ll get a first look at any new projects I’m working on, as well as bonus content like profiles of your favourite characters and acknowledgement in my published books! 

And if you want even more access to exclusive content and rewards, there's a number of tiers you can check out in the sidebar:
  • $3/month - access to patron-only feed + social media shout-outs from my favourite coffee shops!
  • $5/month - early access to exclusive posts and monthly #IntotheArchives posts!
  • $10/month - all of the above AND you can vote in polls + I'll mail you a limited edition gold foil membership card with your name on it!
  • $20/month - all of the above + monthly postcards from me to you!
  • $50/month - everything here + one personalized piece of writing each year—this could be your wedding vows, a vignette of your favourite characters, or even a birthday card!


No problem! Patreon makes it super easy to adjust your monthly pledge. You can always change your pledge to a lower tier or even try out a higher tier for a little while to check out the rewards!

If your circumstances change and you need to delete your pledge, that’s fine too! Please only contribute what you can easily afford. Every dollar helps, and I appreciate all my patrons -- even those who pop in for a few months. You’ll still have access to the public posts and any physical rewards. I’ll also keep track of your overall patronage so you’ll still be eligible for the 6-month, 12-month membership etc. rewards, even if you take a break.

The most important thing is that you do what feels comfortable for you. And if you have any questions or suggestions on how I can help you get the most value from your patronage, please message me!

Ready to join my crew? Become a Patron!


Photo: Caitlynn Fairbarns

Recent posts by Rebecca Diem

Tiers
Chapter 1: Crewmate
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you so much for being part of my crew! At this tier, you'll have access to the Patron-only feed, updates on upcoming projects, and my eternal gratitude. You are the ink in my pen, the wind in my sails, the stardust on my wings. 
Chapter 2: Coffee Fiend
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Fuel my writing for the price of a (fair-trade) coffee! At this level you'll have access to the patron-only feed AND I'll do social media shoutouts on Twitter or Instagram when I'm at the cafe as an extra special thank you for funding my caffeine fix.
Chapter 3: Kindred Spirit
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
At this level you'll be the FIRST to see bonus chapters, deleted scenes, character profiles, flash fiction, poetry or snippets of my latest project. I'll also be doing a monthly "Into the Archives" feature where I look at first drafts and story concepts from my notebooks and talk about the creative process. 
Chapter 4: Advisory Council
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
This tier includes ALL OF THE REWARDS ABOVE plus, I'll mail you a membership card naming you an official member of my advisory council. You'll also be able to vote in polls on future blog post topics, story ideas and character names!
Chapter 5: Pen Pal
$20 or more per month 3 of 10 patrons
Let's get analog. For this level, you'll have access to all the exclusive content online AND monthly postcards with random musings, pep talks, flash fiction, or whatever I'm up to that day! 

LIMITED PRIZE for 10 lucky pen pals!

Chapter 6: Angel Investor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh my goodness, are you for real? Yes? At this level you can request one piece of personalized writing each year. This could be flash fiction from a story prompt (~500-1,000wds), a birthday card or even your wedding vows. You can also propose a character name for a future story!
Chapter 7: Divine Being
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm certain that I am dreaming. At this level, you will receive all of the above rewards AND I will mail you personalized copies of any books I publish when they are released AND I will call you every year on your birthday to say thanks.