R. L. Gemmill is creating Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books and Series
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patron

$1
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WHO AM I?
Are you sure you want to know the answer to that question? I’m not even sure I want to know.

Well, okay. Let me explain, but I think I’d better start over.

Hey!   I’m R. L. Gemmill, and I’m a fiction writer, which means I write Iies for a living. Please don’t get me confused with a politician’s speechwriter; I write different lies. I write lies about weird, scary, impossibly-possible, exciting, mysterious things.

I write lies about monsters, demons, evil nasty human-types, apocalyptic funzies, dystopian confusion, underground floating trains, and all kinds of nightmarish and nerve-racking events. The lies I write come straight out of my imagination, but I like to combine them with conspiratorial thinking to keep you guessing, keep you reading, and maybe even keep you up at night listening for the approaching footsteps of an intruder in your home. Perhaps you should pause in your reading now and check to see what might be sneaking up behind you.

Have you heard of The Demon Conspiracy?  I wrote that book. It won an award that made me feel good, so I wrote another book. The second book told more of the story, and people liked it, which made me feel good all over again. The series is a long one, so I wrote three more books, and I’m still not done. Good news, though, there are only nine additional books to go, so I’m practically on a downhill run. Practically.

At the moment, I write one book at a time, and I usually finish out the day working on an outline for the next book series. I’ve got five more series to write, so that’s a lot of outlining. But, you know, I feel confident I could write two books at a time and still outline others if I had a few ounces of an essential commodity in my life. Yes, you guessed it.

I need TIME, about 17 ounces to be exact (feel free to double-check my math). As you undoubtedly know, I can only gain that much extra time by collaborating with informed, intelligent people like you.


SO, WHY PATREON?

Are you sure you want to know the answer to that question? Just kidding, if you’re still reading, you want to know. “Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for creators to get paid.” I stole that from Patreon, but it’s true. Typically, I only get paid when I launch a new book, which is about twice a year. Do I make millions because I write books? LOLOLOLOLOL.

I don’t make millions or even thousands. Once, I made a few hundred when my high school let me do a book-signing in the library. Once.

I’ve spent way more money on professional editing, book cover art, and marketing courses than I’ve made from sales. Do I hope to make a lot of money from my books someday? Of course, I do. It’s every writer’s dream to live comfortably off his/her work, but doing that takes a great deal of time for marketing, and I’m not a marketer; I’m a writer. I write.

Because the big publishing houses do little more than screw over writers with their 10%-
90% deals (guess who gets 10), I decided to go the small press/indie author route. I keep control of all my rights (film, foreign language, audio, etc.) and have the last word in how my books read. But it also means I have to find ways to sell my own stories, a.k.a. market them.

Honestly, these books are my Harry Potter series but made for television. They will eventually make money, though not unless they’re published, and that takes (TIME FOR A POP QUIZ!)
A. Trees     B. Dogs.     C. Cats     D. Money

Wait! Hold it! You thought this was all about a few ounces of time? Now I’m talking money? As Benjamin Franklin might have said (skeptics disagree), “Time is money.”

I need additional money so I can buy the extra time (reminder:  17 ounces) to be able to:
1. Write two books simultaneously.
2. Build another book series with outlines.
3. Afford to have the books professionally edited.
4. Pay for professional cover art.
5. Market them (I know how to sell books now, but guess what? It takes time AND costs money).

The best way for a writer to buy time these days is by collaborating with readers and patrons. You get something from me, and I get something from you. I’m proposing a trade of values. If I can pay to have some of the tedious, time-gobbling marketing chores done for me, it will open up no less than 10-15 hours per week. PER WEEK! OMG! The possibilities are astounding! My new book production could almost double. Instead of finishing the first series in 4+ years, I could do it in 2.756631 years, allowing for random moments of rest and recovery.

When you become my patron, I might not have to take that job as a Walmart Greeter and work on weekends, thereby losing even more time. But you’re probably wondering, if you DO become my patron, what’s in it for YOU?

Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha.

Lies, lies, and more lies! I mean, fiction, fiction, and more fiction! I’ll send you eCopies of what I write far ahead of any launch dates, and I may also give you a cool digital monster picture painted by a professional artist. I have other surprises too, such as asking for your expertise about how a chapter reads or if a name fits a particular character. I could even request your opinion about an upcoming plotline, which would be like looking into the future of the series. You could be a fake time traveler.

By supporting this Patreon (me), you’ll help me buy those 17 ounces of time and thereby allow me to write more stuff faster and better. Guess whose name will be mentioned in my books in honor of his/her patronage?
No, you have to guess.

Currently, I rough-draft 300-pages in about a month, barring interruptions from L-I-F-E. Imagine me producing twice that many pages! I’m giddy just thinking about it.

How’s it sound? Wanna be my patron and partner in fiction writing? You’ll help me buy a few ounces of time, and I’ll give you volumes that you’ll finish reading too fast and then shout, “I must know who dies in Book 9! Where’s Book 9!”  Hey, I’m a sure bet. I write nearly every day, I’ve already published four books, and I never get writers block.

I thank you in advance for your patronage and support. Giving even $1 to a total stranger just because you like what he creates is a heart-rending act. I get a little mushy just thinking about it. Seriously, the older men get, the more in touch we become with our emotions whether we want to or not. I’m beyond 60, and stories about generosity overwhelm me. Imagine how I’ll react when your generosity is aimed at me.

Tiers
Demon Death Squad
$1 or more per month
You're part of my writing team and I thank you bunches. Demon Death Squad members travel to the surface at night to capture humans that will be served in the soup.  They also have access to my Patron-Only Feed, PLUS I'll send you a very cool picture (jpg) every month (nature/animals/space/etc.).  
Kloke's Partner in Crime
$2 or more per month
As Kloke's partner in crime, you're expected to hold your own and watch her back when sent on dangerous Odd Jobs by the Concern.  For your efforts, you will receive a free eBook copy of Book 1, The Demon Conspiracy, PLUS I'll send you a Quote-of-the Month, every month.
Blue Whipper
$3 or more per month
Blue Whippers encourage discipline among the human slaves. They also enjoy access to my Ask-the-Author-Anything Q&A session, PLUS they will receive a free eBook copy of Book 2, The Doomsday Shroud.
Agent for the American Security Administration (ASA)
$5 or more per month
ASA Agents have the maximum security clearance, which allows them to receive random unedited chapters from me straight out of my next unpublished novel in The Demon Conspiracy Series, PLUS they will receive a free eBook copy of Book 3, Devil's Bite.
Dr. Nightmare's Helper
$10 or more per month
If you're lucky enough to become Dr. Nightmare's Helper, you'll help the good doctor "cure" children of their horrifying night terrors.  Because of your assistance, you will be sent frightening details about the plot line in one of my upcoming books, PLUS you will receive a free eBook copy of Book 4, The Street Wizard.
Demon-in-Charge-o'-Stuff
$20 or more per month
The Demon-in-Charge-o'-Stuff collects and distributes all weapons and supplies for demon raids on the surface.  As an official DCS, you'll receive autographed paperback copies of The Demon Conspiracy and The Doomsday Shroud, PLUS a free eBook copy of Book 4.5, The Bone Room.  
Street Wizard Follower
$40 or more per month
Followers of the Street Wizard support their magical leader anyway they can.  As a SW Follower, you will have all paperbacks ever published from The Demon Conspiracy Series sent directly to your door, PLUS you get to be a character in the series who will first appear in Book 7.  You will decide whether you're a good guy or a bad guy, and I'll make sure you die a horrible death. 
Demon Boss
$100 or more per month only 4 left
The Demon Boss gets almost anything he wants.  First, you'll receive an amazing painting of a battle scene, humans v. demons, which you'll want to frame and hang in your living room with the family photos, PLUS you'll get to be a surviving character in the series who will first appear in Book 7 and be active in every book until the end.  You will decide whether you are a good guy or a bad guy.  I'll make sure you stay alive no matter how dangerous things get.
Goals
$1 of $100 per month
Currently, my Money-Stress Meter reading doesn't go any higher.  With this goal met, I can pass the duties of webpage redesign and rebuilding on to someone who knows what they're doing and actually enjoys this kind of work.  My struggle with technology learning curves will be greatly reduced.
[NOTE:  Money-Stress Meter readings are measured in stress-grams, or sg.]
Stress value: 10 sg
Medical interpretation: Stress level CRITICAL. Patient has inquired about cryogenic storage of his head until financial issues are resolved.
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WHO AM I?
Are you sure you want to know the answer to that question? I’m not even sure I want to know.

Well, okay. Let me explain, but I think I’d better start over.

Hey!   I’m R. L. Gemmill, and I’m a fiction writer, which means I write Iies for a living. Please don’t get me confused with a politician’s speechwriter; I write different lies. I write lies about weird, scary, impossibly-possible, exciting, mysterious things.

I write lies about monsters, demons, evil nasty human-types, apocalyptic funzies, dystopian confusion, underground floating trains, and all kinds of nightmarish and nerve-racking events. The lies I write come straight out of my imagination, but I like to combine them with conspiratorial thinking to keep you guessing, keep you reading, and maybe even keep you up at night listening for the approaching footsteps of an intruder in your home. Perhaps you should pause in your reading now and check to see what might be sneaking up behind you.

Have you heard of The Demon Conspiracy?  I wrote that book. It won an award that made me feel good, so I wrote another book. The second book told more of the story, and people liked it, which made me feel good all over again. The series is a long one, so I wrote three more books, and I’m still not done. Good news, though, there are only nine additional books to go, so I’m practically on a downhill run. Practically.

At the moment, I write one book at a time, and I usually finish out the day working on an outline for the next book series. I’ve got five more series to write, so that’s a lot of outlining. But, you know, I feel confident I could write two books at a time and still outline others if I had a few ounces of an essential commodity in my life. Yes, you guessed it.

I need TIME, about 17 ounces to be exact (feel free to double-check my math). As you undoubtedly know, I can only gain that much extra time by collaborating with informed, intelligent people like you.


SO, WHY PATREON?

Are you sure you want to know the answer to that question? Just kidding, if you’re still reading, you want to know. “Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for creators to get paid.” I stole that from Patreon, but it’s true. Typically, I only get paid when I launch a new book, which is about twice a year. Do I make millions because I write books? LOLOLOLOLOL.

I don’t make millions or even thousands. Once, I made a few hundred when my high school let me do a book-signing in the library. Once.

I’ve spent way more money on professional editing, book cover art, and marketing courses than I’ve made from sales. Do I hope to make a lot of money from my books someday? Of course, I do. It’s every writer’s dream to live comfortably off his/her work, but doing that takes a great deal of time for marketing, and I’m not a marketer; I’m a writer. I write.

Because the big publishing houses do little more than screw over writers with their 10%-
90% deals (guess who gets 10), I decided to go the small press/indie author route. I keep control of all my rights (film, foreign language, audio, etc.) and have the last word in how my books read. But it also means I have to find ways to sell my own stories, a.k.a. market them.

Honestly, these books are my Harry Potter series but made for television. They will eventually make money, though not unless they’re published, and that takes (TIME FOR A POP QUIZ!)
A. Trees     B. Dogs.     C. Cats     D. Money

Wait! Hold it! You thought this was all about a few ounces of time? Now I’m talking money? As Benjamin Franklin might have said (skeptics disagree), “Time is money.”

I need additional money so I can buy the extra time (reminder:  17 ounces) to be able to:
1. Write two books simultaneously.
2. Build another book series with outlines.
3. Afford to have the books professionally edited.
4. Pay for professional cover art.
5. Market them (I know how to sell books now, but guess what? It takes time AND costs money).

The best way for a writer to buy time these days is by collaborating with readers and patrons. You get something from me, and I get something from you. I’m proposing a trade of values. If I can pay to have some of the tedious, time-gobbling marketing chores done for me, it will open up no less than 10-15 hours per week. PER WEEK! OMG! The possibilities are astounding! My new book production could almost double. Instead of finishing the first series in 4+ years, I could do it in 2.756631 years, allowing for random moments of rest and recovery.

When you become my patron, I might not have to take that job as a Walmart Greeter and work on weekends, thereby losing even more time. But you’re probably wondering, if you DO become my patron, what’s in it for YOU?

Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha.

Lies, lies, and more lies! I mean, fiction, fiction, and more fiction! I’ll send you eCopies of what I write far ahead of any launch dates, and I may also give you a cool digital monster picture painted by a professional artist. I have other surprises too, such as asking for your expertise about how a chapter reads or if a name fits a particular character. I could even request your opinion about an upcoming plotline, which would be like looking into the future of the series. You could be a fake time traveler.

By supporting this Patreon (me), you’ll help me buy those 17 ounces of time and thereby allow me to write more stuff faster and better. Guess whose name will be mentioned in my books in honor of his/her patronage?
No, you have to guess.

Currently, I rough-draft 300-pages in about a month, barring interruptions from L-I-F-E. Imagine me producing twice that many pages! I’m giddy just thinking about it.

How’s it sound? Wanna be my patron and partner in fiction writing? You’ll help me buy a few ounces of time, and I’ll give you volumes that you’ll finish reading too fast and then shout, “I must know who dies in Book 9! Where’s Book 9!”  Hey, I’m a sure bet. I write nearly every day, I’ve already published four books, and I never get writers block.

I thank you in advance for your patronage and support. Giving even $1 to a total stranger just because you like what he creates is a heart-rending act. I get a little mushy just thinking about it. Seriously, the older men get, the more in touch we become with our emotions whether we want to or not. I’m beyond 60, and stories about generosity overwhelm me. Imagine how I’ll react when your generosity is aimed at me.

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Tiers
Demon Death Squad
$1 or more per month
You're part of my writing team and I thank you bunches. Demon Death Squad members travel to the surface at night to capture humans that will be served in the soup.  They also have access to my Patron-Only Feed, PLUS I'll send you a very cool picture (jpg) every month (nature/animals/space/etc.).  
Kloke's Partner in Crime
$2 or more per month
As Kloke's partner in crime, you're expected to hold your own and watch her back when sent on dangerous Odd Jobs by the Concern.  For your efforts, you will receive a free eBook copy of Book 1, The Demon Conspiracy, PLUS I'll send you a Quote-of-the Month, every month.
Blue Whipper
$3 or more per month
Blue Whippers encourage discipline among the human slaves. They also enjoy access to my Ask-the-Author-Anything Q&A session, PLUS they will receive a free eBook copy of Book 2, The Doomsday Shroud.
Agent for the American Security Administration (ASA)
$5 or more per month
ASA Agents have the maximum security clearance, which allows them to receive random unedited chapters from me straight out of my next unpublished novel in The Demon Conspiracy Series, PLUS they will receive a free eBook copy of Book 3, Devil's Bite.
Dr. Nightmare's Helper
$10 or more per month
If you're lucky enough to become Dr. Nightmare's Helper, you'll help the good doctor "cure" children of their horrifying night terrors.  Because of your assistance, you will be sent frightening details about the plot line in one of my upcoming books, PLUS you will receive a free eBook copy of Book 4, The Street Wizard.
Demon-in-Charge-o'-Stuff
$20 or more per month
The Demon-in-Charge-o'-Stuff collects and distributes all weapons and supplies for demon raids on the surface.  As an official DCS, you'll receive autographed paperback copies of The Demon Conspiracy and The Doomsday Shroud, PLUS a free eBook copy of Book 4.5, The Bone Room.  
Street Wizard Follower
$40 or more per month
Followers of the Street Wizard support their magical leader anyway they can.  As a SW Follower, you will have all paperbacks ever published from The Demon Conspiracy Series sent directly to your door, PLUS you get to be a character in the series who will first appear in Book 7.  You will decide whether you're a good guy or a bad guy, and I'll make sure you die a horrible death. 
Demon Boss
$100 or more per month only 4 left
The Demon Boss gets almost anything he wants.  First, you'll receive an amazing painting of a battle scene, humans v. demons, which you'll want to frame and hang in your living room with the family photos, PLUS you'll get to be a surviving character in the series who will first appear in Book 7 and be active in every book until the end.  You will decide whether you are a good guy or a bad guy.  I'll make sure you stay alive no matter how dangerous things get.