Hi! I'm Dan Wells, a New York Times bestselling author best known for my horror series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, of which the first book is now an award-winning movie through IFC Midnight. My other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, a supernatural thriller about schizophrenia, EXTREME MAKEOVER, in which a beauty company destroys the world, and two young adult science fiction series: the post-apocalypse PARTIALS and the cyberpunk MIRADOR. I have written for television on the upcoming science fiction series EXTINCT, and wrote and produced the horror comedy stage play A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS. I cohost the Hugo-winning podcast for aspiring writers called Writing Excuses, which has expanded to include its own writing conference. I also write short fiction and game fiction, and I edited the anthology ALTERED PERCEPTIONS to help raise funds for and awareness of mental illness. I live in northern Utah with my wife, six children, and more than 400 boardgames.
I've spent a long time looking for a way to give more to my readers--more stories, more writing tips, and more behind-the-scenes peeks. Patreon is the perfect way to do all three. I'm going to start releasing my novels in a serialized, annotated format: every month you'll get a new chapter of each, complete with my thoughts and notes about what I wrote and why. This will include previously published fiction with brand new commentary, snippets of future projects that I'm still playing around with, and even a bunch of super old trunk novels from when I was trying to break in. And believe me: those old novels are BAD. Like, super bad. Some of them I haven't even read in 15+ years. But when we read them together we'll be able to see the process I went through to grow as a writer, and how I learned what the tools were and how to use them (and how to break them).
Every patron will get a basic level of cool content, including updates, cover previews, and other stuff. On top of that I'll be releasing something cool every week, with four different pledge levels to give you access to different things:
I Love Dan's Books: $3 per month for access to Week 1
Week 1: An annotated chapter from a published novel.
Current project: Partials
I REALLY Love Dan's Books: $6 per month for access to Weeks 1 and 2
Week 2: An annotated section from an unpublished novel per month.
Current project: Krag the Unbeliever
Avid Fan: $9 per month for access to Weeks 1, 2, and 3
Week 3: An unedited, unpolished chapter of one of my works in progress.
Current Project: Literally whatever I'm writing the day I post it.
Super Star Supporter: $12 per month for access to Weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4
Week 4: Bonus Fiction! Short stories, poems, essays, and other content.
Current Project: A scene-by-scene comparison of my novel A Night Of Blacker Darkness with the stage adaptation I cowrote for it in 2015.