Susan DeFreitas is creating fiction
45

patrons

$100
per month
Author seeks reader for long-term (open) relationship! Must enjoy:

  • literary fiction
  • speculative fiction
  • fiction that's sort of in between
  • the great outdoors 
  • the great indoors
  • complex characters 
  • a strong sense of place

My debut novel, HOT SEASON, helped me find my tribe: smart people who care about the natural world; down-to-earth idealists; travelers of the road less taken; dreamers, makers, and agitators. Now I'm ready to extend that circle, with a collection of short fiction entitled DREAM STUDIES: stories that blur the line between literary fiction and magical realism; stories that tackle race, class, gender, and the environment, but in ways that are less than oblique--and always (like all of my fiction) deeply rooted in the places I know and love, including the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Northwest US.

In 2017, I'll be sharing these stories (along with a few selections from my next novel) with my Patreon subscribers, in both a text and audio format, as well as my journey toward publication with them.

For as little as $1/month, you can share in that journey--and make a real difference in the life of an emerging author.

Since the spring of 2016, my Patreon subscribers have helped me to get the word out about my novel; they've helped to fund my book tour, and they've helped to review the book on Amazon and Goodreads.

Even more importantly, they've helped me fund the time to produce new creative work--including the short story you'll find in Forest Avenue Press's collection of supernatural tales set in Portland, City of Weird (the first published story from the new collection).

My Patreon subscribers are my tribe, the people who have come together to support my voice and vision in the world, and they mean everything to me.

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Praise for HOT SEASON:

"Earth-shatteringly good."
--Read It Forward

"Hot Season is a knockout."
--Michaela Carter, author of Further Out Than You Thought

"A compelling book."
--Cari Luna, Oregon Book Award–winning author of The Revolution of Every Day

"…a beguiling college novel in the tradition of The Secret History."
--Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave

“A beautiful book that asks the crucial question, is it worse to destroy a dam or to destroy a river? Which is to say, how do we live our conscience on a crowded, corrupted planet?”
—Monica Drake, author of The Stud Book


Praise for my work:

“Terrific.”
—Jess Walter, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins

“Irresistible—funny and whip smart and dead-on.”
—David Long, author of The Inhabited World


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Pledge $1 or more per month
42 patrons
One short story delivered fresh to your inbox once a month, in both a text and audio format.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
One short story per month, plus The Story Behind the Story.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
One short story per month, plus The Story Behind the Story, plus a shout out on my website.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
One short story per month, The Story Behind the Story, the shout out on the website, and a copy of my debut novel, Hot Season.
Goals
$100 of $2,000 per month
Wouldn't it be cool if there were a free writing workshop for EVERYONE? If I make this monthly goal, I will host a free annual workshop for writers of all ages in downtown Portland.
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Author seeks reader for long-term (open) relationship! Must enjoy:

  • literary fiction
  • speculative fiction
  • fiction that's sort of in between
  • the great outdoors 
  • the great indoors
  • complex characters 
  • a strong sense of place

My debut novel, HOT SEASON, helped me find my tribe: smart people who care about the natural world; down-to-earth idealists; travelers of the road less taken; dreamers, makers, and agitators. Now I'm ready to extend that circle, with a collection of short fiction entitled DREAM STUDIES: stories that blur the line between literary fiction and magical realism; stories that tackle race, class, gender, and the environment, but in ways that are less than oblique--and always (like all of my fiction) deeply rooted in the places I know and love, including the Midwest, the Southwest, and the Northwest US.

In 2017, I'll be sharing these stories (along with a few selections from my next novel) with my Patreon subscribers, in both a text and audio format, as well as my journey toward publication with them.

For as little as $1/month, you can share in that journey--and make a real difference in the life of an emerging author.

Since the spring of 2016, my Patreon subscribers have helped me to get the word out about my novel; they've helped to fund my book tour, and they've helped to review the book on Amazon and Goodreads.

Even more importantly, they've helped me fund the time to produce new creative work--including the short story you'll find in Forest Avenue Press's collection of supernatural tales set in Portland, City of Weird (the first published story from the new collection).

My Patreon subscribers are my tribe, the people who have come together to support my voice and vision in the world, and they mean everything to me.

--

Praise for HOT SEASON:

"Earth-shatteringly good."
--Read It Forward

"Hot Season is a knockout."
--Michaela Carter, author of Further Out Than You Thought

"A compelling book."
--Cari Luna, Oregon Book Award–winning author of The Revolution of Every Day

"…a beguiling college novel in the tradition of The Secret History."
--Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave

“A beautiful book that asks the crucial question, is it worse to destroy a dam or to destroy a river? Which is to say, how do we live our conscience on a crowded, corrupted planet?”
—Monica Drake, author of The Stud Book


Praise for my work:

“Terrific.”
—Jess Walter, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins

“Irresistible—funny and whip smart and dead-on.”
—David Long, author of The Inhabited World


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Recent posts by Susan DeFreitas

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
42 patrons
One short story delivered fresh to your inbox once a month, in both a text and audio format.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
One short story per month, plus The Story Behind the Story.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
One short story per month, plus The Story Behind the Story, plus a shout out on my website.
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
One short story per month, The Story Behind the Story, the shout out on the website, and a copy of my debut novel, Hot Season.