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I’m Thea Harrison. I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, and I’ve been writing and publishing since I was a teenager. I’ve won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, and was the recipient of RT Book Reviews Book of the Year award. I wrote my first book when I was nineteen and was lucky enough to have it accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon. I wrote sixteen category romances in my twenties and early thirties, left writing to go to grad school and finish raising my daughter, and when I returned to writing I concentrated on paranormal and fantasy romance. The first book in my award-winning Elder Races series, Dragon Bound, is in the Top 100 romances on Goodreads.

I’ve got four pets (three dogs and a cat), a grown daughter, a son-in-law, and two small grandchildren. In the normal course of things, my goal is to write three publishable stories a year. That might be two full length novels and a novella, or three full length novels. In 2019 I’m shooting for two full lengths and a winter-themed novella. I write long books, so this is a lot of output.



So, why am I setting up a Patreon page, you might ask? There are multiple reasons. There’s a need, there’s creative desire, and then there’s community.

First, as a writer, I am a microbusiness of one, and in the state I currently reside in, I’m barred from getting reputable health insurance. I must pay out of pocket for all of my healthcare needs, and since I have an autoimmune condition, this is not a situation I can take lightly. Also, writing and self-publishing is an expensive business. As one example, the translation costs for one book in one language cost thousands of dollars, so there is a hefty overhead to my job.

Secondly, if enough readers jump on the crowd sourcing bandwagon, there are some fun things we would like to try to develop, including–perhaps–short videos. How grand could this get? Where could this go? Well, we don’t know. My assistant and I have never had a Patreon account page before. But as someone who works in a creative profession, I can tell you I have a very fertile imagination.

And third, we intend to develop a community of enthusiastic readers. If you like the idea of worldbuilding extras, exclusive early access to short stories, and the other rewards we’ve created, you’ll really enjoy what we’ve got planned for you.

So, there are many reasons for creating this Patreon page. This is an excellent way for me to create a “second job” for myself to cover those expensive overhead and healthcare costs, and a way for all of us to enjoy ourselves while we do it.



Like I said, we’ve never done this before, so we’re excited and we have big dreams but no real-life experience. We’re bound to make mistakes, and we expect to have to fiddle with the reward tiers until we get things right. I also don’t have any end date in sight for the Patreon page. Like anything else, if we get enough support it will fuel us to keep going.

Starting Patreon is a little like deciding to take a road trip without an end destination in mind. We want to go for the sake of going and see where the journey takes us. I invite you to come along for the ride, and pack your sense of humor and adventure, because we’re going to have a lot of fun.
Tiers
Followers of Inanna (goddess of Love)
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support! Everything helps and I appreciate you sharing the love! 


At this level, you'll immediately receive:

-a digital copy of THE CHOSEN


In addition, each month you'll receive:

-a digital shout out thanking you by name for being a Patron, cross-posted on my blog, in my newsletter, and across my social media

-behind the scenes information about projects and events, before it's made available anywhere else

-first glimpse cover reveals (as available)

Followers of Will (god of the Gift)
$3 or more per month

Thank you! You and your support are a gift!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tier

-a monthly world-building article that provides greater insight into the Elder Races world

-Ask Thea! forum where you can submit your most burning series-related questions and each month Thea will choose some to answer for Patreon subscribers

Followers of Camael (goddess of Hearth)
$5 or more per month

You're helping me keep the home fires burning! Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a monthly food article tied to the world building, along with recipe suggestions

-a yearly Christmas card from me (for everyone who's a member of this tier at the time of shipping)

Followers of Hyperion (god of Law)
$10 or more per month

Your support helps to keep everything paid and legal ;-) Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a monthly, never-before-published short story or serialized novel/novella installment that will be EXCLUSIVE to Patreon subscribers for at least 3 months

Followers of Nadir (goddess of Depth)
$25 or more per month

I'm overwhelmed with gratitude at the depth of your support. Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a charm bracelet and 1 charm relating to the Elder Races universe for your first month of support at this tier

-an additional universe-related charm for each subsequent month that you remain a patron at this tier

-a special ‘Thank you’ specifically naming you in the acknowledgment pages of each story published while you’re a member at this tier (must be a tier member at the time of book production)


Followers of Azrael (god of Death)
$50 or more per month

Your support helps give my projects life! Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a paper rose and small vial of rose oil sent the month you become a subscriber at this level

-every new release book and novella, in digital form, prior to release day

Followers of Taliesin (god of the Dance)
$100 or more per month

Your support has me dancing with joy! Many, many thanks!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-an autographed paperback copy of each new release published while you’re a member at this tier

-a quarterly video Q&A with me (for everyone who's a member of this tier at the time of the chat)

Devotees of Dragos (the Great Beast)
$1,000 or more per month

Wow! Seriously, wow. Words alone can't express my gratitude, and that's why the rewards at this tier provide greater access and insight than any previous tier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your enthusiasm and generosity is as immense as the Great Beast himself!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in all of the previous tiers

-a dragon figure sent the month you become a subscriber at this level

-the first book I publish after you subscribe at this level will be dedicated to you (or the person of your choosing) on the dedication page, whether or not you are still a supporter at this level at the time of publication

-at 6 months of support at this level, a personal 1-on-1 call with me and a custom-made survival pack worthy of a traveler in the world of the Elder Races

-at 12 months of support at this level, 2 memberships to DragonCon (a 5 day, multi-fandom convention held in Atlanta, GA every Labor Day weekend) 

Actual Unicorn
$15,000 or more per month

And at the low, low price of 1 million dollars (that's 66.6 payments of $15,000, paid up front), is the epic, legendary, Actual Unicorn Supporter!


What do you get at this level? Everything. Everything mentioned in each of the previous tiers, and more! My assistant will handcraft you a wand that you can carry around to let others know of your magical superiority. We'll randomly mail you boxes of glitter you can use to blanket the ground you walk upon with whimsical sparkles. You want pictures of adorable animals dressed in people clothing? We'll send you pictures of adorable animals dressed in people clothing!


What else? How about your very own story? I will write a completely original, full length novel--just for you. It's yours and yours alone. I won't publish it or distribute it, it belongs to you. 


So if you're a multi-millionaire and you want to be the Pia to my Dragos (because she's an actual unicorn), sign up here!

Goals
74 of 100 patrons
The first milestone! When we reach 100 patrons, we'll celebrate with a text-based Q&A session!
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I’m Thea Harrison. I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, and I’ve been writing and publishing since I was a teenager. I’ve won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, and was the recipient of RT Book Reviews Book of the Year award. I wrote my first book when I was nineteen and was lucky enough to have it accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon. I wrote sixteen category romances in my twenties and early thirties, left writing to go to grad school and finish raising my daughter, and when I returned to writing I concentrated on paranormal and fantasy romance. The first book in my award-winning Elder Races series, Dragon Bound, is in the Top 100 romances on Goodreads.

I’ve got four pets (three dogs and a cat), a grown daughter, a son-in-law, and two small grandchildren. In the normal course of things, my goal is to write three publishable stories a year. That might be two full length novels and a novella, or three full length novels. In 2019 I’m shooting for two full lengths and a winter-themed novella. I write long books, so this is a lot of output.



So, why am I setting up a Patreon page, you might ask? There are multiple reasons. There’s a need, there’s creative desire, and then there’s community.

First, as a writer, I am a microbusiness of one, and in the state I currently reside in, I’m barred from getting reputable health insurance. I must pay out of pocket for all of my healthcare needs, and since I have an autoimmune condition, this is not a situation I can take lightly. Also, writing and self-publishing is an expensive business. As one example, the translation costs for one book in one language cost thousands of dollars, so there is a hefty overhead to my job.

Secondly, if enough readers jump on the crowd sourcing bandwagon, there are some fun things we would like to try to develop, including–perhaps–short videos. How grand could this get? Where could this go? Well, we don’t know. My assistant and I have never had a Patreon account page before. But as someone who works in a creative profession, I can tell you I have a very fertile imagination.

And third, we intend to develop a community of enthusiastic readers. If you like the idea of worldbuilding extras, exclusive early access to short stories, and the other rewards we’ve created, you’ll really enjoy what we’ve got planned for you.

So, there are many reasons for creating this Patreon page. This is an excellent way for me to create a “second job” for myself to cover those expensive overhead and healthcare costs, and a way for all of us to enjoy ourselves while we do it.



Like I said, we’ve never done this before, so we’re excited and we have big dreams but no real-life experience. We’re bound to make mistakes, and we expect to have to fiddle with the reward tiers until we get things right. I also don’t have any end date in sight for the Patreon page. Like anything else, if we get enough support it will fuel us to keep going.

Starting Patreon is a little like deciding to take a road trip without an end destination in mind. We want to go for the sake of going and see where the journey takes us. I invite you to come along for the ride, and pack your sense of humor and adventure, because we’re going to have a lot of fun.

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Tiers
Followers of Inanna (goddess of Love)
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support! Everything helps and I appreciate you sharing the love! 


At this level, you'll immediately receive:

-a digital copy of THE CHOSEN


In addition, each month you'll receive:

-a digital shout out thanking you by name for being a Patron, cross-posted on my blog, in my newsletter, and across my social media

-behind the scenes information about projects and events, before it's made available anywhere else

-first glimpse cover reveals (as available)

Followers of Will (god of the Gift)
$3 or more per month

Thank you! You and your support are a gift!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tier

-a monthly world-building article that provides greater insight into the Elder Races world

-Ask Thea! forum where you can submit your most burning series-related questions and each month Thea will choose some to answer for Patreon subscribers

Followers of Camael (goddess of Hearth)
$5 or more per month

You're helping me keep the home fires burning! Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a monthly food article tied to the world building, along with recipe suggestions

-a yearly Christmas card from me (for everyone who's a member of this tier at the time of shipping)

Followers of Hyperion (god of Law)
$10 or more per month

Your support helps to keep everything paid and legal ;-) Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a monthly, never-before-published short story or serialized novel/novella installment that will be EXCLUSIVE to Patreon subscribers for at least 3 months

Followers of Nadir (goddess of Depth)
$25 or more per month

I'm overwhelmed with gratitude at the depth of your support. Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a charm bracelet and 1 charm relating to the Elder Races universe for your first month of support at this tier

-an additional universe-related charm for each subsequent month that you remain a patron at this tier

-a special ‘Thank you’ specifically naming you in the acknowledgment pages of each story published while you’re a member at this tier (must be a tier member at the time of book production)


Followers of Azrael (god of Death)
$50 or more per month

Your support helps give my projects life! Thank you!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-a paper rose and small vial of rose oil sent the month you become a subscriber at this level

-every new release book and novella, in digital form, prior to release day

Followers of Taliesin (god of the Dance)
$100 or more per month

Your support has me dancing with joy! Many, many thanks!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in the previous tiers

-an autographed paperback copy of each new release published while you’re a member at this tier

-a quarterly video Q&A with me (for everyone who's a member of this tier at the time of the chat)

Devotees of Dragos (the Great Beast)
$1,000 or more per month

Wow! Seriously, wow. Words alone can't express my gratitude, and that's why the rewards at this tier provide greater access and insight than any previous tier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your enthusiasm and generosity is as immense as the Great Beast himself!


At this level, you'll receive:

-everything in all of the previous tiers

-a dragon figure sent the month you become a subscriber at this level

-the first book I publish after you subscribe at this level will be dedicated to you (or the person of your choosing) on the dedication page, whether or not you are still a supporter at this level at the time of publication

-at 6 months of support at this level, a personal 1-on-1 call with me and a custom-made survival pack worthy of a traveler in the world of the Elder Races

-at 12 months of support at this level, 2 memberships to DragonCon (a 5 day, multi-fandom convention held in Atlanta, GA every Labor Day weekend) 

Actual Unicorn
$15,000 or more per month

And at the low, low price of 1 million dollars (that's 66.6 payments of $15,000, paid up front), is the epic, legendary, Actual Unicorn Supporter!


What do you get at this level? Everything. Everything mentioned in each of the previous tiers, and more! My assistant will handcraft you a wand that you can carry around to let others know of your magical superiority. We'll randomly mail you boxes of glitter you can use to blanket the ground you walk upon with whimsical sparkles. You want pictures of adorable animals dressed in people clothing? We'll send you pictures of adorable animals dressed in people clothing!


What else? How about your very own story? I will write a completely original, full length novel--just for you. It's yours and yours alone. I won't publish it or distribute it, it belongs to you. 


So if you're a multi-millionaire and you want to be the Pia to my Dragos (because she's an actual unicorn), sign up here!