Thea van Diepen is creating stories and poetry
7

patrons

$42
per month
I write stories on the edge of familiarity.

Most of them are books. I also have a webcomic with a completed story arc and an interactive short story.

Right now, I do this part time, and those are the best hours of my day. I get to chase insane unicorns, explore ancient mysteries, and fill every nook and corner with trees and birds (but seriously, there are a *lot* of birds and trees in my stories xD ). It’s exactly what I hoped it would be when I was a kid - creating things that make people happy - and I still can’t get over how lucky I am to be doing this.

While creating these stories takes time, bringing them to you takes money. Publishing a book has an up-front cost that you hope your creation will earn back, ideally in a timely fashion. It's risky, with no guarantee of success, and when you're doing it on your own, like I am, if what you create doesn't earn back its expenses, or doesn't earn them quickly enough, it hurts your ability to pay for other things, like groceries.

By becoming a patron, you help make this risky thing I'm doing much, much less risky. Not only will I be assured that the expenses for what I create are already covered, but I'll be able to use what they earn afterwards to create even more.

And I'll still be able to eat while doing it.

(I really like eating.)

So if you're a fan who's determined to make sure that I keep creating stories you love for as long as humanly possible, becoming a patron is the best way to do that.

Right now, I have more dreams than I have the ability to bring them to you in reality.

Thanks to everyone here, that's changing.



The White Changeling Series (the one with an insane unicorn)
   

Books Based on/Inspired by Fairy Tales

   

Dreaming of Her and Other Stories (my first-ever book!)

Kara the Brave (the webcomic)



The Tree and the Grave (the interactive short story)






Tiers
Crossing Through a Thin Place
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You get access to my patrons-only feed and your name on a special thank you page of my next book (if you choose).
The Forest on the Other Side
$2 or more per month 1 patron
You get access to my process journal, a chronicle of the challenges I face in creating my projects, and the tools that prove effective in overcoming them.


 PLUS all the above.

Touch of the Unicorn
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You get access to my ebooks and a digital copy of my game.


PLUS all the above.

Magic in Your Hands
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You get a signed paperback of your choice every year, sent anywhere in the world (ships in December), and early access to book excerpts as I'm writing them.

PLUS all the above.
This Paper Heart
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get a custom birthday poem on your birthday month, delivered in pdf form :)

(Note: you'll have to be on this tier at least three months in a row before you'll be able to get this reward. Since this tier is new, if your next birthday is between now and Aug 2018, you'll get an unbirthday poem three months after you pledge :) )

PLUS all of the above
The Key to All Mysteries
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get exclusive bonus material companion ebooks, containing things like deleted scenes, bloopers, alternate endings or beginnings, and sneak peeks to related novels still in development.

PLUS all the above.
Goals
$42 of $150 per month
Three words: White Changeling omnibus.

Once I hit this goal, I'll be able to take Hidden in Sealskin, Like Mist Over the Eyes, and Hunter and Prey and put them together into a single paperback. This edition will also include a short story set between books 1 and 2, and the maps that didn't make it into the original edition of Hidden in Sealskin.
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I write stories on the edge of familiarity.

Most of them are books. I also have a webcomic with a completed story arc and an interactive short story.

Right now, I do this part time, and those are the best hours of my day. I get to chase insane unicorns, explore ancient mysteries, and fill every nook and corner with trees and birds (but seriously, there are a *lot* of birds and trees in my stories xD ). It’s exactly what I hoped it would be when I was a kid - creating things that make people happy - and I still can’t get over how lucky I am to be doing this.

While creating these stories takes time, bringing them to you takes money. Publishing a book has an up-front cost that you hope your creation will earn back, ideally in a timely fashion. It's risky, with no guarantee of success, and when you're doing it on your own, like I am, if what you create doesn't earn back its expenses, or doesn't earn them quickly enough, it hurts your ability to pay for other things, like groceries.

By becoming a patron, you help make this risky thing I'm doing much, much less risky. Not only will I be assured that the expenses for what I create are already covered, but I'll be able to use what they earn afterwards to create even more.

And I'll still be able to eat while doing it.

(I really like eating.)

So if you're a fan who's determined to make sure that I keep creating stories you love for as long as humanly possible, becoming a patron is the best way to do that.

Right now, I have more dreams than I have the ability to bring them to you in reality.

Thanks to everyone here, that's changing.



The White Changeling Series (the one with an insane unicorn)
   

Books Based on/Inspired by Fairy Tales

   

Dreaming of Her and Other Stories (my first-ever book!)

Kara the Brave (the webcomic)



The Tree and the Grave (the interactive short story)






Recent posts by Thea van Diepen

Tiers
Crossing Through a Thin Place
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You get access to my patrons-only feed and your name on a special thank you page of my next book (if you choose).
The Forest on the Other Side
$2 or more per month 1 patron
You get access to my process journal, a chronicle of the challenges I face in creating my projects, and the tools that prove effective in overcoming them.


 PLUS all the above.

Touch of the Unicorn
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You get access to my ebooks and a digital copy of my game.


PLUS all the above.

Magic in Your Hands
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You get a signed paperback of your choice every year, sent anywhere in the world (ships in December), and early access to book excerpts as I'm writing them.

PLUS all the above.
This Paper Heart
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
You get a custom birthday poem on your birthday month, delivered in pdf form :)

(Note: you'll have to be on this tier at least three months in a row before you'll be able to get this reward. Since this tier is new, if your next birthday is between now and Aug 2018, you'll get an unbirthday poem three months after you pledge :) )

PLUS all of the above
The Key to All Mysteries
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get exclusive bonus material companion ebooks, containing things like deleted scenes, bloopers, alternate endings or beginnings, and sneak peeks to related novels still in development.

PLUS all the above.