S.M. Butler

S.M. Butler

is creating stories, videos, and art

$23

per month

Who is this weird person?

I'm Suzan, and I write under the name S.M. Butler. I also like cookies. Would you like one? I'm a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author who writes military romance and romantic suspense and now fantasy. I'm also a visual artist and recently, I've gotten into Youtube on a semi-regular basis.

What do I do?

I'm a writer before anything else, but people are rarely just one thing. I'm an artist, an AuthorTuber, a mother, and a small business owner. Yeah, I'm busy.

I love creating stories and videos and art.

Being on Patreon allows me to pursue that which I love. Currently, I work full-time at a job that I both love and despise, but in all honesty, I'd rather be writing. Or making a video. Or both those things.

My current goal is financial stability. While I make enough from Sucky Day Job to get by, just "getting by" is stressful and anxiety-inducing. For my own mental sanity, I need to increase my income by at least $1000 a month. Of course, I'd love this to replace Sucky Day Job, but one thing at a time. When I'm stressed or anxious, I have a hard time creating new work. No amount of coffee can fix burnout, which comes often at the pace I'm going, if I'm not careful. Publishing is a hard business. When you make cents on the dollar for a book, it takes tens of thousands of sales to make a real living from publishing books.

So that's what this current campaign is for. To get to $1000 a month. I know it's a big number, but I believe it's possible. I don't want to have to take on a second sucky job. I don't have the time or the energy. So I need this to work.

What Do YOU Get?

For supporting me here, you have my overwhelming gratitude. But of course, I'm going to give you stuff. It would be rude of me not to.

Things I will post regularly:

  • A weekly serial
  • Monthly writing updates
  • Patreon-exclusive videos and Lens
  • Exclusive first look at covers, blurbs, and upcoming releases
  • The occasional sneak peek at my work-in-progress

Things I will post for my writing process tiers:

  • Weekly updates on the book we're working on
  • Access to the super-secret notes I never show anyone, including handwritten or random doodles.
  • The occasional live stream to do writing sprints together
  • Bi-weekly Discord writing sprints.
  • More coming as we hit our stretch goals!

Your support will allow me to...

  • Write More Stuff
  • Make more videos
  • Be able to afford to upgrade my equipment, like my computer, software, and filming setup.
  • Help me catch up on bills and stop feeling so damn stressed and anxious all the time.
  • Create and nurture a wonderful community of book-lovers and artists


If you've read this far...

You are awesome. No, really. So. Much. Awesome.

I have many, many plans for Good Things to Come on this page, so I hope you'll stick around. We're going to have a blast together.

If you'd like to follow me on Instagram, I'd love to see you there! 
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Thank you!

  • Access to the Bloodlines serial posts
  • Your own private link to the weekly audio Patreon-cast writing updates (the day after $3 tier gets access)
  • You get a monthly newsletter post that includes a somewhat detailed update of what I’m working on, work-in-progress and monthly word count updates, and first looks at covers and marketing materials for future books
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Readers
$3 or more per month

I <3 my readers!

  • Access to the supporter-only feed and all previous tier rewards.
  • Your own private link to the weekly audio Patreon-cast writing updates the day I upload it)
  • Access to all the Lens posts and videos
  • First crack at applying for final beta reading spots for my non-Patreon eBooks.
  • Access to occasional behind-the-scenes posts and videos, including the occasional blooper reel.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Story Nerds
$5 or more per month

This tier is for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • This tier includes scans of my handwritten notes from research or me randomly writing scenes from my head when I'm out and about, videos explaining certain parts of my process, and much more!
  • All current patrons will receive a digital copy of the book we work on when the book is finished, edited, and ready to publish.
  • Access to the Discord server where a lot of extra things might be shared.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Producer Nerds
$15 or more per month

This tier is also for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • All current patrons of this level will receive a finished  special ebook edition of the story we'll be working on once it's complete. This particular edition won't be available anywhere else.
  • Private group Q&A sessions once a month with me where we talk about writing or publishing advice, topics for future videos, or ideas on writing process.
  • Producer credits on all my videos and a link to a website of your choice in the producer section of my AuthorTube videos.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Executive Producers
$150 or more per month

I love you. Really. This tier is also for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • I'll send you your choice of three of my backlist in print and signed and personalized as requested (not including new releases, because I probably don't have copies yet...)
  • A one-time, honest, no-holds-barred developmental critique of your completed work by me after your first full month of being a supporter (While not required, it's better if it's in a genre I'm familiar with, like fantasy or romance, as I know what works in those genres...)
  • Executive Producer credits on all my videos and a link to a website of your choice in the executive producer section of my AuthorTube videos.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Super Producers
$1,500 or more per month

Holy shit. Please don't end up on a street corner because of me...

This super awesome tier is also for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • You'll get to choose  the characters and universe you would like me to write for one short story to be posted on Patreon. You can't choose the plot, but you can choose an existing setting from any of my published books.
  • Super Awesome Producer credits on all my videos and a link to a website of your choice in the producer section of my AuthorTube videos.
  • You'll also get a personalized, signed copy of every book I've published to the point of your initial patronage that I will mail myself to you, regardless of where you are in the world. Because holy cow. I'm so fucking grateful.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$23 of $75 per month
WOW! So awesome!
Let's start doing a live stream every month once we hit this goal. We can do writing sprints, publishing chats, live plan with me sessions, or just hang out and chat... whatever y'all want. We'll vote every month on what you're in the mood for.

Reaching $75 a month means a lot to me. It's our first goal! For now, I'm reinvesting this $75 each month (or at least what I get after Patreon takes their cut) back into my writing account, to pay for artwork, covers and editing for the Bloodlines series in the near future.
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Who is this weird person?

I'm Suzan, and I write under the name S.M. Butler. I also like cookies. Would you like one? I'm a New York Times and USAToday bestselling author who writes military romance and romantic suspense and now fantasy. I'm also a visual artist and recently, I've gotten into Youtube on a semi-regular basis.

What do I do?

I'm a writer before anything else, but people are rarely just one thing. I'm an artist, an AuthorTuber, a mother, and a small business owner. Yeah, I'm busy.

I love creating stories and videos and art.

Being on Patreon allows me to pursue that which I love. Currently, I work full-time at a job that I both love and despise, but in all honesty, I'd rather be writing. Or making a video. Or both those things.

My current goal is financial stability. While I make enough from Sucky Day Job to get by, just "getting by" is stressful and anxiety-inducing. For my own mental sanity, I need to increase my income by at least $1000 a month. Of course, I'd love this to replace Sucky Day Job, but one thing at a time. When I'm stressed or anxious, I have a hard time creating new work. No amount of coffee can fix burnout, which comes often at the pace I'm going, if I'm not careful. Publishing is a hard business. When you make cents on the dollar for a book, it takes tens of thousands of sales to make a real living from publishing books.

So that's what this current campaign is for. To get to $1000 a month. I know it's a big number, but I believe it's possible. I don't want to have to take on a second sucky job. I don't have the time or the energy. So I need this to work.

What Do YOU Get?

For supporting me here, you have my overwhelming gratitude. But of course, I'm going to give you stuff. It would be rude of me not to.

Things I will post regularly:

  • A weekly serial
  • Monthly writing updates
  • Patreon-exclusive videos and Lens
  • Exclusive first look at covers, blurbs, and upcoming releases
  • The occasional sneak peek at my work-in-progress

Things I will post for my writing process tiers:

  • Weekly updates on the book we're working on
  • Access to the super-secret notes I never show anyone, including handwritten or random doodles.
  • The occasional live stream to do writing sprints together
  • Bi-weekly Discord writing sprints.
  • More coming as we hit our stretch goals!

Your support will allow me to...

  • Write More Stuff
  • Make more videos
  • Be able to afford to upgrade my equipment, like my computer, software, and filming setup.
  • Help me catch up on bills and stop feeling so damn stressed and anxious all the time.
  • Create and nurture a wonderful community of book-lovers and artists


If you've read this far...

You are awesome. No, really. So. Much. Awesome.

I have many, many plans for Good Things to Come on this page, so I hope you'll stick around. We're going to have a blast together.

If you'd like to follow me on Instagram, I'd love to see you there! 

Recent posts by S.M. Butler

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month

Thank you!

  • Access to the Bloodlines serial posts
  • Your own private link to the weekly audio Patreon-cast writing updates (the day after $3 tier gets access)
  • You get a monthly newsletter post that includes a somewhat detailed update of what I’m working on, work-in-progress and monthly word count updates, and first looks at covers and marketing materials for future books
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Readers
$3 or more per month

I <3 my readers!

  • Access to the supporter-only feed and all previous tier rewards.
  • Your own private link to the weekly audio Patreon-cast writing updates the day I upload it)
  • Access to all the Lens posts and videos
  • First crack at applying for final beta reading spots for my non-Patreon eBooks.
  • Access to occasional behind-the-scenes posts and videos, including the occasional blooper reel.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Story Nerds
$5 or more per month

This tier is for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • This tier includes scans of my handwritten notes from research or me randomly writing scenes from my head when I'm out and about, videos explaining certain parts of my process, and much more!
  • All current patrons will receive a digital copy of the book we work on when the book is finished, edited, and ready to publish.
  • Access to the Discord server where a lot of extra things might be shared.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Producer Nerds
$15 or more per month

This tier is also for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • All current patrons of this level will receive a finished  special ebook edition of the story we'll be working on once it's complete. This particular edition won't be available anywhere else.
  • Private group Q&A sessions once a month with me where we talk about writing or publishing advice, topics for future videos, or ideas on writing process.
  • Producer credits on all my videos and a link to a website of your choice in the producer section of my AuthorTube videos.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Executive Producers
$150 or more per month

I love you. Really. This tier is also for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • I'll send you your choice of three of my backlist in print and signed and personalized as requested (not including new releases, because I probably don't have copies yet...)
  • A one-time, honest, no-holds-barred developmental critique of your completed work by me after your first full month of being a supporter (While not required, it's better if it's in a genre I'm familiar with, like fantasy or romance, as I know what works in those genres...)
  • Executive Producer credits on all my videos and a link to a website of your choice in the executive producer section of my AuthorTube videos.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards
Super Producers
$1,500 or more per month

Holy shit. Please don't end up on a street corner because of me...

This super awesome tier is also for my writing process folks, who want to follow me writing a book from concept to finished product.

  • Access to everything the previous tiers get.
  • You'll get to choose  the characters and universe you would like me to write for one short story to be posted on Patreon. You can't choose the plot, but you can choose an existing setting from any of my published books.
  • Super Awesome Producer credits on all my videos and a link to a website of your choice in the producer section of my AuthorTube videos.
  • You'll also get a personalized, signed copy of every book I've published to the point of your initial patronage that I will mail myself to you, regardless of where you are in the world. Because holy cow. I'm so fucking grateful.
  • My eternal thanks and gratitude for supporting my creative work.
Includes Discord rewards