Sam Chapman is creating Fantasy Web Serials
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patrons

$196
per month
Welcome! I'm really glad you're here.

I'm Sam Chapman, author of free online serial fantasy novels. I've been writing most of my life and I love telling stories more than anything--and right now, I'm telling The Clockwork Raven, about two fifteen-year-olds who have been trapped on a floating castle for most of their lives. It's a story I've pitched to friends as "The Martian by Hayao Miyazaki": a tale sitting right on the intersection of beauty and danger.

More than anything, I want The Clockwork Raven to make people happy and excited--I want people running across it to think, "Yes, this is the fantasy-clockpunk-survival-friendship-dragon story I've been looking for!" And for me to make that happen, your support will be incredibly helpful. I would write stories for nothing, and will keep this serial free no matter what, but if you enjoy reading my work, please consider supporting me to make it easier for me to keep writing.

One more thing: The Clockwork Raven features periodic illustrations by Etsy dragonwright Grace Pyles, who your pledges will also support. So you're funding a writer and an artist in one!

Thanks very much--I know there are so many things you could be spending your money on, and I'm honored that you chose to read my page. Read on from chapter one now, and I'll see you in the skies!
Sam C.

$75/MONTH UPDATE: I can't believe how quickly readership has been growing, and I want to thank everybody who's even looked at this page for helping out! The Clockwork Raven still has a small community, but more people are visiting the site every day--and encouraging me to keep persisting in making great stories for you. And meanwhile, over here, we've passed our $75 goal...which, as promised, means a new serial!

Presenting The Glass Thief: the tale of Staever, leader of a gang of thieves who happen to be lobsters, living in a corrupt city that happens to be a sandcastle.

Like The Clockwork Raven, I'm hoping it fills a need for you that no other story does. It's the world's greatest crustacean epic, a claim I'll make until I get evidence that another one exists. But it's also a classic sort of tale, full of adventure and noble rogues and ancient danger and grand destinies, drawing equally from The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Three Musketeers.

Like my other story, The Glass Thief will always be free. But I hope the adventures of Staever and his friends will enthrall you enough to make a pledge, however small. Read on from chapter one!

Blessings of the ocean,
Sam C.

$150/MONTH UPDATE: Wow! Thank you all once again for how quickly you've helped this grow! You've earned the $150 reward, which means the currently completed arcs of The Clockwork Raven will now get bonus chapters that expand upon the universe. I'm hard at work on those right now--soon enough, you'll get to see glimpses of the TCR universe beyond what Kio and Karla can see!
Tiers
$1 per month
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
At this level, you'll get a shout-out by name in the next posted chapter of The Clockwork Raven AND The Glass Thief. Plus, you'll gain access to the next chapter immediately!


You'll also get access to my patrons-only feed where I offer behind-the-scenes access to Kio and Karla's world--and post bonus story content nobody else gets to see.

Pledge $3 or more per month
3 patrons
Pledge at this level to see the next two chapters right now! You'll also get access to free e-book copies once they're released.
$5 per month
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
At this tier, you'll get a shout-out by name in EVERY chapter of The Clockwork Raven AND The Glass Thief!


Plus, you get the next three chapters in advance! Life on Nashido is constantly in flux, and Karla and Kio could be on top of the world at the end of your peek ahead--or just as likely inside a dragon.

Pledge $15 or more per month
2 patrons
At this level, you'll be added to the official mailing list of House Rokhshan--the elite circle of patrons who get to propose and vote on the topics of bonus chapters.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
Pledge at this level to name a character, place, or concept in the story.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 18 patrons
The absolute elite tier begins here! Every time somebody pledges this much, I'll add a bonus chapter to the earliest arc that doesn't yet have its own.
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 of 3 patrons
The highest possible level--the Benefactor Tier. Each $100/month pledge not only confers the right to unilaterally name the topic of a bonus chapter, but also gets to commission a scene of their choice from illustrator Grace. Your name will be featured on the website and in the scripture of every one of the sky kingdoms.
Goals
$196 of $300 per month
At this goal, I'll begin publishing e-book editions of every three arcs as I finish them. Free for $3-and-above patrons!
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Welcome! I'm really glad you're here.

I'm Sam Chapman, author of free online serial fantasy novels. I've been writing most of my life and I love telling stories more than anything--and right now, I'm telling The Clockwork Raven, about two fifteen-year-olds who have been trapped on a floating castle for most of their lives. It's a story I've pitched to friends as "The Martian by Hayao Miyazaki": a tale sitting right on the intersection of beauty and danger.

More than anything, I want The Clockwork Raven to make people happy and excited--I want people running across it to think, "Yes, this is the fantasy-clockpunk-survival-friendship-dragon story I've been looking for!" And for me to make that happen, your support will be incredibly helpful. I would write stories for nothing, and will keep this serial free no matter what, but if you enjoy reading my work, please consider supporting me to make it easier for me to keep writing.

One more thing: The Clockwork Raven features periodic illustrations by Etsy dragonwright Grace Pyles, who your pledges will also support. So you're funding a writer and an artist in one!

Thanks very much--I know there are so many things you could be spending your money on, and I'm honored that you chose to read my page. Read on from chapter one now, and I'll see you in the skies!
Sam C.

$75/MONTH UPDATE: I can't believe how quickly readership has been growing, and I want to thank everybody who's even looked at this page for helping out! The Clockwork Raven still has a small community, but more people are visiting the site every day--and encouraging me to keep persisting in making great stories for you. And meanwhile, over here, we've passed our $75 goal...which, as promised, means a new serial!

Presenting The Glass Thief: the tale of Staever, leader of a gang of thieves who happen to be lobsters, living in a corrupt city that happens to be a sandcastle.

Like The Clockwork Raven, I'm hoping it fills a need for you that no other story does. It's the world's greatest crustacean epic, a claim I'll make until I get evidence that another one exists. But it's also a classic sort of tale, full of adventure and noble rogues and ancient danger and grand destinies, drawing equally from The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Three Musketeers.

Like my other story, The Glass Thief will always be free. But I hope the adventures of Staever and his friends will enthrall you enough to make a pledge, however small. Read on from chapter one!

Blessings of the ocean,
Sam C.

$150/MONTH UPDATE: Wow! Thank you all once again for how quickly you've helped this grow! You've earned the $150 reward, which means the currently completed arcs of The Clockwork Raven will now get bonus chapters that expand upon the universe. I'm hard at work on those right now--soon enough, you'll get to see glimpses of the TCR universe beyond what Kio and Karla can see!

Recent posts by Sam Chapman

Tiers
$1 per month
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
At this level, you'll get a shout-out by name in the next posted chapter of The Clockwork Raven AND The Glass Thief. Plus, you'll gain access to the next chapter immediately!


You'll also get access to my patrons-only feed where I offer behind-the-scenes access to Kio and Karla's world--and post bonus story content nobody else gets to see.

Pledge $3 or more per month
3 patrons
Pledge at this level to see the next two chapters right now! You'll also get access to free e-book copies once they're released.
$5 per month
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
At this tier, you'll get a shout-out by name in EVERY chapter of The Clockwork Raven AND The Glass Thief!


Plus, you get the next three chapters in advance! Life on Nashido is constantly in flux, and Karla and Kio could be on top of the world at the end of your peek ahead--or just as likely inside a dragon.

Pledge $15 or more per month
2 patrons
At this level, you'll be added to the official mailing list of House Rokhshan--the elite circle of patrons who get to propose and vote on the topics of bonus chapters.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
Pledge at this level to name a character, place, or concept in the story.
Pledge $50 or more per month
1 of 18 patrons
The absolute elite tier begins here! Every time somebody pledges this much, I'll add a bonus chapter to the earliest arc that doesn't yet have its own.
Pledge $100 or more per month
1 of 3 patrons
The highest possible level--the Benefactor Tier. Each $100/month pledge not only confers the right to unilaterally name the topic of a bonus chapter, but also gets to commission a scene of their choice from illustrator Grace. Your name will be featured on the website and in the scripture of every one of the sky kingdoms.