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Have you ever wanted to be a patron of the Arts? Now you can be! I am a storyteller who delves into the psyche of men and women of today and in the past, pushing the boundaries of "what if," exploring new and ancient worlds. Writing stories about our ancestors and us.  And I want you to share the adventure with me. It begins with as little as $1 a month, which will give you at least one new story/chapter each month of the year.

REAL PEOPLE. FORGOTTEN HEROES.  My stories are based on REAL people and REAL events, because if I do not write them, they will be lost to history. Already, they are found in dusty corners and forgotten files.  I am currently writing the story of very young girl who stood up to her rapist in an Illinois court in 1930 and a murder in Pennsylvania that same year (and coincidentally enough, that same family) that caused a young black boy to be executed for a murder he didn’t commit (we're working on justice for him). Both stories can be found within the chapters of "The Curse of the Robares." But there will be many more stories.

Each month, you will find powerful stories of the frailties of human nature and the powers of love. 

BEYOND THE STORIES. In addition to storytelling, I also work with dreams (which are stories  themselves) and for just a couple of dollars more, I am offering both monthly articles on how to be guided by your dreams AND personal one-to-one guidance to help you understand (and be guided by) your own dreams. (Like having your own personal dream therapist.) Dreams guide us, warn us, encourage us...they point to physical, mental and emotional issues that might slow down our journey...we only have to become aware of them. Join our dream group.

EVERY STORY HAS A GREAT ENDING. I am also working to open a natural forest cemetery in Southwestern Michigan.Resembling a park more than anything, this cemetery will be a place of life continuing rather than rows of monuments to death.There will be both cremated and shroud burials, Zen surroundings with art sculptures (I’m thinking an art competition). No embalming, no chemicals, no vaults, no metal/varnished caskets. Just peace.Everyone who signs up at the cemetery level has a portion of their membership fees go directly to the cemetery fund.  Be a part of the planning. Get monthly updates and information....even a handy-dandy T-shirt!

SO, JOIN THE ADVENTURE. Be the first to read and provide feedback on my books, enjoy good stories (whether you're awake or dreaming) and plan for a better ending. After a lifetime of living, I have a lot of stories within me that are crying to come out. As my patron, you make that possible.

Thank you so much!
Tiers
STORY OF THE MONTH
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! There is nothing a writer loves more than being read. And everything helps as I reach for my dream of writing full-time. At this level, you will receive at least one story each month to read. Not bad for a buck!
DREAM GUIDANCE
$3 or more per month
In addition to new fiction every month, you will receive monthly dream guidance articles that will help you partner with your dreams to live the life you want. 
COLLABORATE WITH ME
$10 or more per month
At this level, you will get all of the above, PLUS you can critique characters and make suggestions on the plot of my books. We’ll work together! AND for your help, you will be listed in the Acknowledgments of the finished books.
FOREST CEMETERY
$25 or more per month
In addition to everything above, $10 of your patronage each month goes directly into our natural forest cemetery fund.  You can be a partner to beginning a non-profit natural forest cemetery in Michigan. Your support entitles you to monthly updates - and a T-shirt - as we move towards our goal.
KNOW YOUR ROOTS
$40 or more per month
 I also work with family and local history. At this level, you will get all of the above, PLUS I will work with you on puzzles in your family history via email. Know your roots, know yourself.
BECOME A CHARACTER
$100 or more per month
At this level, you will get all of the above, PLUS your name can be featured as a character in one of my stories. You will be famous!
HALLELUJAH!
$500 or more per month
Hallelujah! I can rest in peace, knowing that we are well on the way to a natural cemetery. You have my eternal gratitude. What can I offer in return? Nothing will adequately show my gratitude, but in addition to absolutely everything above, you will receive a signed copy of every book I publish during your patronage.
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Your support is helping me with my goal to keep my house. It is not large, but it is home for me, my mother and my son. Thank you!
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Have you ever wanted to be a patron of the Arts? Now you can be! I am a storyteller who delves into the psyche of men and women of today and in the past, pushing the boundaries of "what if," exploring new and ancient worlds. Writing stories about our ancestors and us.  And I want you to share the adventure with me. It begins with as little as $1 a month, which will give you at least one new story/chapter each month of the year.

REAL PEOPLE. FORGOTTEN HEROES.  My stories are based on REAL people and REAL events, because if I do not write them, they will be lost to history. Already, they are found in dusty corners and forgotten files.  I am currently writing the story of very young girl who stood up to her rapist in an Illinois court in 1930 and a murder in Pennsylvania that same year (and coincidentally enough, that same family) that caused a young black boy to be executed for a murder he didn’t commit (we're working on justice for him). Both stories can be found within the chapters of "The Curse of the Robares." But there will be many more stories.

Each month, you will find powerful stories of the frailties of human nature and the powers of love. 

BEYOND THE STORIES. In addition to storytelling, I also work with dreams (which are stories  themselves) and for just a couple of dollars more, I am offering both monthly articles on how to be guided by your dreams AND personal one-to-one guidance to help you understand (and be guided by) your own dreams. (Like having your own personal dream therapist.) Dreams guide us, warn us, encourage us...they point to physical, mental and emotional issues that might slow down our journey...we only have to become aware of them. Join our dream group.

EVERY STORY HAS A GREAT ENDING. I am also working to open a natural forest cemetery in Southwestern Michigan.Resembling a park more than anything, this cemetery will be a place of life continuing rather than rows of monuments to death.There will be both cremated and shroud burials, Zen surroundings with art sculptures (I’m thinking an art competition). No embalming, no chemicals, no vaults, no metal/varnished caskets. Just peace.Everyone who signs up at the cemetery level has a portion of their membership fees go directly to the cemetery fund.  Be a part of the planning. Get monthly updates and information....even a handy-dandy T-shirt!

SO, JOIN THE ADVENTURE. Be the first to read and provide feedback on my books, enjoy good stories (whether you're awake or dreaming) and plan for a better ending. After a lifetime of living, I have a lot of stories within me that are crying to come out. As my patron, you make that possible.

Thank you so much!

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Tiers
STORY OF THE MONTH
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! There is nothing a writer loves more than being read. And everything helps as I reach for my dream of writing full-time. At this level, you will receive at least one story each month to read. Not bad for a buck!
DREAM GUIDANCE
$3 or more per month
In addition to new fiction every month, you will receive monthly dream guidance articles that will help you partner with your dreams to live the life you want. 
COLLABORATE WITH ME
$10 or more per month
At this level, you will get all of the above, PLUS you can critique characters and make suggestions on the plot of my books. We’ll work together! AND for your help, you will be listed in the Acknowledgments of the finished books.
FOREST CEMETERY
$25 or more per month
In addition to everything above, $10 of your patronage each month goes directly into our natural forest cemetery fund.  You can be a partner to beginning a non-profit natural forest cemetery in Michigan. Your support entitles you to monthly updates - and a T-shirt - as we move towards our goal.
KNOW YOUR ROOTS
$40 or more per month
 I also work with family and local history. At this level, you will get all of the above, PLUS I will work with you on puzzles in your family history via email. Know your roots, know yourself.
BECOME A CHARACTER
$100 or more per month
At this level, you will get all of the above, PLUS your name can be featured as a character in one of my stories. You will be famous!
HALLELUJAH!
$500 or more per month
Hallelujah! I can rest in peace, knowing that we are well on the way to a natural cemetery. You have my eternal gratitude. What can I offer in return? Nothing will adequately show my gratitude, but in addition to absolutely everything above, you will receive a signed copy of every book I publish during your patronage.