Tarah Benner Labs

is creating Never-Before-Seen Fiction

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Revolutionary Fan

$2
per month
You help support me directly by sponsoring experimental new fiction. Every month, I'll post a short piece of never-before-seen writing. It could be a short story, a release bonus, or writing from the Vault. Writing from the Vault includes chapters from unpublished novels and short stories. You'll also gain access to my full Patreon library of existing stories.

Includes:
  • A new short work of fiction released each month.
  • Access to my full Patreon library of existing Elderon shorts and Tripp's novella.

Radical Fan

$3
per month
Get each new release and support experimental new fiction. You'll receive each new Tarah Benner release early as an e-book (usually a week before it's published).

Plus, every month I'll post a short piece of never-before-seen fiction. This could be a short story, a release bonus, or writing from the Vault. Writing from the Vault includes chapters from unpublished novels and short stories. You'll also gain access to my full Patreon library of existing stories.

Includes:
  • Each new Tarah Benner release delivered as an e-book. (I generally publish about 3 books per year.)
  • Patrons receive each novel early (usually a week before publication).
  • A new short work of fiction released each month.
  • Access to my full Patreon library of existing Elderon shorts and Tripp's novella.

Diehard Fan

$10
per month
Get each new release and support experimental new fiction. You'll receive a signed paperback copy of each new Tarah Benner release, as well as the e-book version before it's published (usually a week early).

Plus, every month I'll post a short piece of never-before-seen fiction. This could be a short story, a release bonus, or writing from the Vault. Writing from the Vault includes chapters from unpublished novels and short stories. You'll also gain access to my full Patreon library of existing stories.

Please be advised: This tier is for diehard fans only. If you join this tier, it means you intend to keep supporting my writing for at least two consecutive months. This is the only way I can send out physical books and not lose money, folks!

Includes:
  • A signed paperback copy of each new Tarah Benner release. (Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your book in the mail.)
  • Each new Tarah Benner release delivered as an e-book. (I generally publish about 3 books per year.)
  • Patrons receive each novel early (usually a week before publication).
  • A new short work of fiction released each month.
  • Access to my full Patreon library of existing Elderon shorts and Tripp's novella.

To keep shipping costs under control, I can only mail signed paperbacks to fans within the Continental US at the rate of $10/month. If you are an international fan (Bonjour! Hola! Guten tag!), please message me directly so we can make special arrangements. :)

About Tarah Benner Labs

Hello friends! Welcome to the revolution! If you love my books and are hungry for more stories, this is the place for you!

As soon as you sign up, you'll gain access to my ever-expanding library of exclusive Patreon content, including:

  • The Last Maverick (An Elderon Chronicles novella from Tripp's perspective)
  • Elderon Extras (A collection of short stories)
  • New Witches of Mountain Shadow short stories ("Fiona's Hex," "Furies and Fixer-Uppers," and more!)
  • Blood for Blood (The unpublished sequel to Bound in Blood)

I'm adding new stories all the time, and you can get them all for just $2 per month. (You can cancel at any time.) If you sign up at the $3 level, you'll also get every new novel I publish as an e-book, and you'll get it before anyone else. Sign up at the $10 level, and I'll throw in a signed paperback copy of every novel I publish.

So why do I have a Patreon anyway?

I want the freedom to reach readers directly, protect my livelihood, and make my books available to all. So I'm taking my Patreon one step further with the goal of making fiction sustainable.

I created Tarah Benner Labs to:

  • Build a consistent stream of income that isn't controlled by a single retailer.
  • Connect more deeply with readers like you and have an ongoing conversation about my books.
  • Publish more short stories, serialized fiction, and experimental writing. (This is why I'm unlocking the Vault and inviting you to read my never-published work.)

Stories are important, my friends. Stories are what make us human. They bring us together. They make us laugh and cry. And they force us to ask the important questions.

Will you join me in the fight for fiction? Will you help keep books alive?

You can start for just $2 per month and unlock an entire library of new stories.

***Frequently Asked Questions***

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that makes it easy to pay authors and other creators for their work.

Why are you on Patreon?
Thanks to the support of my amazing readers, I get to write books for a living. Not many writers get to say that. Indie authors like me are always hustling to put out more books and connect with readers, but the publishing world is changing constantly and authors like me are at the mercy of retail giants like Amazon.

Here are a few reasons I'm on Patreon:

1. Patreon puts more money in my pocket. As an indie author, I keep 35-70% of the list price for my digital titles and make less than half a cent for each page read in Kindle Unlimited. Patreon allows me to keep 92% of what I make.

2. Patreon means more consistent income. Writing is how I make my living, and I have a mortgage to pay like everyone else. Book sales on Amazon fluctuate constantly, and creating more consistent income makes it much more likely that I will be able to keep writing books in the future.

3. Patreon means owning your books forever. You know that feeling when you go to watch your favorite show on Netflix only to find it's been removed? You should never feel that way about your favorite books.

When you purchase an e-book on Amazon, you don't own it at all. You're just purchasing a license to view that book. Buying my books directly through Patreon means you'll own them forever in any format you choose.

4. Patreon means you don't have to read on Kindle. Our society is moving toward a subscription model, which means many of my readers have enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. I like making my books available in the program, but this means I must be exclusive to Amazon. I don't want to leave Nook, Apple, and Google readers behind, so I'm making new releases available through Patreon first.

5. Patreon allows me to write more experimental fiction. Right now, publishing short stories and serialized fiction isn't economically viable. The subscription model changes all that. Patreon gives me incentive to write more stories, and it also gives me a low-risk way to try out my unpublished writing on a receptive audience. This is work that otherwise might never see the light of day.

When will I be charged?
Patrons of Tarah Benner Labs will be charged the day they sign up and each month after on the first of the month.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 18 exclusive posts
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