Simon Brading is creating the "Misfit Squadron" Steampunk series
Hello and thank you for stopping by!
I'm going to keep this fairly short, but I'll still give you the TLDR first.
I want to write full time and I want to create books that people will love.
I have a lot of stories that I want to tell and I need the time to tell them.


OK. Time for the long version now.
My name is Simon Brading and I'm an Englishman living in Barcelona.
I have self-published 13 books so far -
A completed young adult series in five parts called the "Displacers" series.
2 science-fiction novels for a more adult audience. T
Two books in the "Twin Ambitions" series of books for a younger audience.
And four books in the "Misfit Squadron" series, a Steampunk style series set in an alternate World War II.
(You can download my complete book catalogue HERE.)

For the near future I have decided to concentrate on the Misfit Squadron Steampunk series and have published two books "The Battle Over Britain" and "The Russian Resistance" but I have plans for several more to span the entirety of the war.

My Aims
I would ideally like to be able to write full time. At the moment I'm having to split my focus between doing what I love and doing what is necessary to live.
I also want to be able to afford to get a professional artist (I already have one picked out) to create covers and illustrations. Lastly I want / need to pay an editor to help me polish of the books and make them the best they can possibly be.

About me
I've tried to earn a living in quite a few ways over the years, doing things like ballet dancing, acting, modelling and voice work before finally settling on writing. I still do some acting every so often, but I spend most of my days sitting at my laptop.
As well as novels I also write screenplays, which I then don't send to anybody.
A Londoner most of my life, I moved to Barcelona a good few years ago now in search of a life that was less focussed on work.
I don't stick to a single genre in my writing, instead I tell the stories that I want to. Up to now that has included YA, sci-fi, steampunk and even ballet books for children, but I have ideas for quite a few other things as well.

Thank you!
Tiers
Fitter
$1 or more per month
  • A BIG thank you
  • Your name in the acknowledgements section as an honorary member of Misfit Squadron in the back of all  Misfit Squadron ebooks published while you were a patron
  • Access to the Patron-only feed which includes advance looks at new chapters and teasers
Corporal
$5 or more per month
  • A BIGGER thank you
  • The benefits from the tier above
  • A free copy of the eBooks produced while you are a patron a week before they are published.
Aviator Sergeant
$15 or more per month
  • All the benefits listed above
  • PLUS monthly updates on the progress of my writing
Aerial Officer
$25 or more per month
  • A HUGE thank you
  • All the above rewards
  • AND your name in a separate special thank you section at the back of any books, both electronic and physical, that are published while you are a Patron
Aviator Lieutenant
$50 or more per month
  • The rewards from the previous tiers 
  • AND a SIGNED copy of the paperbacks as they are printed.
Squadron Leader
$100 or more per month
  • All of the previous rewards
  • PLUS the chance to give me your opinions as a "beta reader" - you will receive an electronic draft copy of the books before they are finished and be able to make comments and suggestions on how to improve them if you wish
  • Your name will also go in a very special section of the special thank you section at the back of any books, electronic and physical, that are published while you are a Patron!
Wing Commander
$150 or more per month
  •  All of the previous rewards
  • PLUS I will give you a personal tour of Park Güell and take you for a coffee if you find yourself in Barcelona!
Goals
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BELIEVE!

Up till now my works have been found by very few readers, but they are always appreciated by everyone who does.
Knowing that I have reached just a few more people who believe in me enough to help out will be incredible.

Hitting this first goal will mean a heck of a lot to me and will give me the confidence to keep telling the stories I feel the need to share.
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Hello and thank you for stopping by!
I'm going to keep this fairly short, but I'll still give you the TLDR first.
I want to write full time and I want to create books that people will love.
I have a lot of stories that I want to tell and I need the time to tell them.


OK. Time for the long version now.
My name is Simon Brading and I'm an Englishman living in Barcelona.
I have self-published 13 books so far -
A completed young adult series in five parts called the "Displacers" series.
2 science-fiction novels for a more adult audience. T
Two books in the "Twin Ambitions" series of books for a younger audience.
And four books in the "Misfit Squadron" series, a Steampunk style series set in an alternate World War II.
(You can download my complete book catalogue HERE.)

For the near future I have decided to concentrate on the Misfit Squadron Steampunk series and have published two books "The Battle Over Britain" and "The Russian Resistance" but I have plans for several more to span the entirety of the war.

My Aims
I would ideally like to be able to write full time. At the moment I'm having to split my focus between doing what I love and doing what is necessary to live.
I also want to be able to afford to get a professional artist (I already have one picked out) to create covers and illustrations. Lastly I want / need to pay an editor to help me polish of the books and make them the best they can possibly be.

About me
I've tried to earn a living in quite a few ways over the years, doing things like ballet dancing, acting, modelling and voice work before finally settling on writing. I still do some acting every so often, but I spend most of my days sitting at my laptop.
As well as novels I also write screenplays, which I then don't send to anybody.
A Londoner most of my life, I moved to Barcelona a good few years ago now in search of a life that was less focussed on work.
I don't stick to a single genre in my writing, instead I tell the stories that I want to. Up to now that has included YA, sci-fi, steampunk and even ballet books for children, but I have ideas for quite a few other things as well.

Thank you!

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Tiers
Fitter
$1 or more per month
  • A BIG thank you
  • Your name in the acknowledgements section as an honorary member of Misfit Squadron in the back of all  Misfit Squadron ebooks published while you were a patron
  • Access to the Patron-only feed which includes advance looks at new chapters and teasers
Corporal
$5 or more per month
  • A BIGGER thank you
  • The benefits from the tier above
  • A free copy of the eBooks produced while you are a patron a week before they are published.
Aviator Sergeant
$15 or more per month
  • All the benefits listed above
  • PLUS monthly updates on the progress of my writing
Aerial Officer
$25 or more per month
  • A HUGE thank you
  • All the above rewards
  • AND your name in a separate special thank you section at the back of any books, both electronic and physical, that are published while you are a Patron
Aviator Lieutenant
$50 or more per month
  • The rewards from the previous tiers 
  • AND a SIGNED copy of the paperbacks as they are printed.
Squadron Leader
$100 or more per month
  • All of the previous rewards
  • PLUS the chance to give me your opinions as a "beta reader" - you will receive an electronic draft copy of the books before they are finished and be able to make comments and suggestions on how to improve them if you wish
  • Your name will also go in a very special section of the special thank you section at the back of any books, electronic and physical, that are published while you are a Patron!
Wing Commander
$150 or more per month
  •  All of the previous rewards
  • PLUS I will give you a personal tour of Park Güell and take you for a coffee if you find yourself in Barcelona!