Tina Connolly is creating the Toasted Cake Podcast and other crispy buttery things
34

patrons

$99
per month
First: Thank you so much for being here. 

I'm Tina. I write books for kids, teens, and adults, co-host Escape Pod, and run the flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. I like cheese rather a lot.

what are we doing here
this patreon is going to be a central place to put little bits and pieces of all these various things together! (maybe not the cheese.) I am excited to have a place where I can put up story snippets, blog posts, doodles, and of course, bonus podcast episodes. 

what's it all about
ohhh look, the life of an artist is a wild and wacky one. Some years you have two books come out and one of them gets nominated for a major award and you thrift an amazing sparkly dress and go celebrate. Some years you're like, sure, tell me more about that random perfume bottle painting gig in the mall. (Okay, that was actually pretty fun.) Finding a way to make some of the income more steady and sustainable is vital to my ability to be able to focus on the stories and the narration, which are the things I love to do and love to share.

what can I expect to see and hear
Already done: I recorded three bonus stories last year that you can access at different levels of support, and I still owe the $5 tier that blooper reel. (It's coming! Eventually!)

In the future: I plan to share all the random tidbits I'm working on with you! Sometimes that might be bits of story, sometimes that might be podcasts, or behind-the-scenes videos, sometimes that might be doodles. Yeah, I might even show you the glass bottle paintings. :D ANYTHING GOES.

how do I support you
I plan to make most of these updates free, so feel free to support me either by clicking the follower button (which is free, did I mention it's free?) or by supporting me financially at any level. It is all TREMENDOUSLY appreciated.

tell me more about the cake
Toasted Cake--besides being the best way to eat cake--is a flash fiction podcast that has run for nearly 200 episodes. (Check them out if you haven't!) Toasted Cake is free to all, and is funded on an ongoing basis directly from this Patreon!

I am currently running one flash story a week during the school year. Because of your support of the Patreon, I am DELIGHTED to say that we can increase the pay rates again this year, and pay $15 for each story! Money is currently also going to hosting fees, and maybe someday an upgrade to my super profesh quilt fort studio. *hope springs eternal*

And truly: Toasted Cake has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've worked on, because of the interaction with writers and with listeners. I love sharing these stories with you, and I am grateful to you all. <3

okay but, like, cake. specifically cake.
make a cake. don't frost it. when you're ready to eat each piece, broil your slice in the toaster oven or regular oven, and then slather the jam or frosting on. it will drip down into all the toasty crumbly bits and be warm and toasty and delectable. aaaaaand now I need to make cake.

in summation
And again, thank you all so much for being here. I couldn't do this without you.

xo tina
Tiers
Cake Pop
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
You are the best and I greatly appreciate you. You will have access to 2 podcast flash stories of mine that are not available online, plus some behind-the-scenes patreon posts I'll be making. Also one heart. <3
Cupcake
$3 or more per month 12 patrons
You are the icing on my toasted cupcake and I'm super grateful for your help. In addition to the $1 rewards, you will have access to the podcast of a short story of mine that's not available online. Plus three hearts. <3 <3 <3
Cake Slice
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
As above, but you want to drop $5 my way? Look, I don't know why you're so awesome. But I appreciate it. Five hearts, all the above rewards, and at some point I'll post a blooper reel for you. It may just be me saying archipelago over and over. There may be swearing.
Cake Baker
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
At this level you have the satisfaction of knowing that you, by yourself, have entirely sponsored a Toasted Cake episode. (Okay, with the pay raise you're now sponsoring 2/3rds of an episode. Whatevs, you're still AWESOME.) Email me at tinaconnolly on the gmail and I will assign you an upcoming episode number. You will have the secret delight of knowing that it's all yours. Ten hearts for you.
Master Chef
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Who are you and why are you so awesome? Look, I don't know where you came from, but you get all the previous stuff plus I'll mail you a doodled thank you. I would send you a slice of toasted cake but I guarantee it doesn't travel well. 50 hearts.
Goals
$99 of $100 per month
Pay rate raise! Toasted Cake would like to start paying $15 per story! To be sustainable at this level for now and in the future, we need to be at or above $100. We're super close though! If you enjoy the podcast, consider joining at the $1 level to help support increased rates (and a slightly increased word count!) Thank you! xoxo
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First: Thank you so much for being here. 

I'm Tina. I write books for kids, teens, and adults, co-host Escape Pod, and run the flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake. I like cheese rather a lot.

what are we doing here
this patreon is going to be a central place to put little bits and pieces of all these various things together! (maybe not the cheese.) I am excited to have a place where I can put up story snippets, blog posts, doodles, and of course, bonus podcast episodes. 

what's it all about
ohhh look, the life of an artist is a wild and wacky one. Some years you have two books come out and one of them gets nominated for a major award and you thrift an amazing sparkly dress and go celebrate. Some years you're like, sure, tell me more about that random perfume bottle painting gig in the mall. (Okay, that was actually pretty fun.) Finding a way to make some of the income more steady and sustainable is vital to my ability to be able to focus on the stories and the narration, which are the things I love to do and love to share.

what can I expect to see and hear
Already done: I recorded three bonus stories last year that you can access at different levels of support, and I still owe the $5 tier that blooper reel. (It's coming! Eventually!)

In the future: I plan to share all the random tidbits I'm working on with you! Sometimes that might be bits of story, sometimes that might be podcasts, or behind-the-scenes videos, sometimes that might be doodles. Yeah, I might even show you the glass bottle paintings. :D ANYTHING GOES.

how do I support you
I plan to make most of these updates free, so feel free to support me either by clicking the follower button (which is free, did I mention it's free?) or by supporting me financially at any level. It is all TREMENDOUSLY appreciated.

tell me more about the cake
Toasted Cake--besides being the best way to eat cake--is a flash fiction podcast that has run for nearly 200 episodes. (Check them out if you haven't!) Toasted Cake is free to all, and is funded on an ongoing basis directly from this Patreon!

I am currently running one flash story a week during the school year. Because of your support of the Patreon, I am DELIGHTED to say that we can increase the pay rates again this year, and pay $15 for each story! Money is currently also going to hosting fees, and maybe someday an upgrade to my super profesh quilt fort studio. *hope springs eternal*

And truly: Toasted Cake has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've worked on, because of the interaction with writers and with listeners. I love sharing these stories with you, and I am grateful to you all. <3

okay but, like, cake. specifically cake.
make a cake. don't frost it. when you're ready to eat each piece, broil your slice in the toaster oven or regular oven, and then slather the jam or frosting on. it will drip down into all the toasty crumbly bits and be warm and toasty and delectable. aaaaaand now I need to make cake.

in summation
And again, thank you all so much for being here. I couldn't do this without you.

xo tina

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Tiers
Cake Pop
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
You are the best and I greatly appreciate you. You will have access to 2 podcast flash stories of mine that are not available online, plus some behind-the-scenes patreon posts I'll be making. Also one heart. <3
Cupcake
$3 or more per month 12 patrons
You are the icing on my toasted cupcake and I'm super grateful for your help. In addition to the $1 rewards, you will have access to the podcast of a short story of mine that's not available online. Plus three hearts. <3 <3 <3
Cake Slice
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
As above, but you want to drop $5 my way? Look, I don't know why you're so awesome. But I appreciate it. Five hearts, all the above rewards, and at some point I'll post a blooper reel for you. It may just be me saying archipelago over and over. There may be swearing.
Cake Baker
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
At this level you have the satisfaction of knowing that you, by yourself, have entirely sponsored a Toasted Cake episode. (Okay, with the pay raise you're now sponsoring 2/3rds of an episode. Whatevs, you're still AWESOME.) Email me at tinaconnolly on the gmail and I will assign you an upcoming episode number. You will have the secret delight of knowing that it's all yours. Ten hearts for you.
Master Chef
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Who are you and why are you so awesome? Look, I don't know where you came from, but you get all the previous stuff plus I'll mail you a doodled thank you. I would send you a slice of toasted cake but I guarantee it doesn't travel well. 50 hearts.