TS Liard is creating Fiction books featuring diverse characters.
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Reading and writing came easy to me as a child. After the birth of my son I started reading more books and I found myself daydreaming more and started jotting down notes about ideas I had for books. Most were based on my love of dogs. My very first manuscript is a novel I wrote about one of the dogs I rescued.

But the more I read, I found a lack of books with diverse characters as main characters, especially Mongolian characters. See, I am Mongolian, Hispanic, and Russian. I consider myself mixed race as I don't find one of my races more important than the other. So, I started writing books featuring diverse characters. 

But the industry is tough and standing out is tough. Writing a story is only half the battle. So what will I use the money for:

1) Freelance Editing: Believe it or not, most authors are working with freelance editors before they even go on submission to get our books in the best shape possible. But good freelance editors aren't cheap. Most of the money earned will be going toward editing costs.

2) Marketing: Even the large publishing houses expect authors to help with marketing their work. Some things I have learned is authors need to come up with a marketing plan on where they are going to advertise. I have taken classes with some great authors who have explained this "secret" and a monthly budget is key, even for books published in the past.

3) Professional Development: Writing is a job just like any other and it is constantly changing. Keeping up on trends and craft development is just as important as doctors and teachers taking continuing education credits.

4) Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.
Tiers
One Tailed Kitsune
$2 or more per month 0 patrons


  • Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me!
     
  • My unending gratitude - It takes effort to be creative and knowing I have dedicated readers makes this all the more worthwhile.  It means I can continue to push the boundaries of romance fiction while supporting myself.
Three Tailed Kitsune
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

 

  • I'll list your name in the dedication of my latest novel!  


  •  Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me! 


  • My undying gratitude.  Your support gives me inspiration to make it through the tough times in my life, in addition to the struggles all writers go through.  
Five Tailed Kitsune
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

 

  • Google Hangout once a month (date to be determined ahead of time and will last about 30 minutes). 


  • Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me! 

  

  • My undying gratitude.  Your support gives me inspiration to make it through the tough times in my life, in addition to the struggles all writers go through.  
Seven Tailed Kitsune
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

 

  • A PDF copy of three chapters of the current manuscript I am working on in PDF form delivered once a month. 


  • Google Hangout once a month (date to be determined ahead of time and will last about 30 minutes). 

 

  • Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me! 

 

  • My undying gratitude.  Your support gives me inspiration to make it through the tough times in my life, in addition to the struggles all writers go through.  
Goals
0 of 100 patrons
When I reach one hundred patreons, I will create a video where I discuss my current manuscript and what lead me to write it.
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Reading and writing came easy to me as a child. After the birth of my son I started reading more books and I found myself daydreaming more and started jotting down notes about ideas I had for books. Most were based on my love of dogs. My very first manuscript is a novel I wrote about one of the dogs I rescued.

But the more I read, I found a lack of books with diverse characters as main characters, especially Mongolian characters. See, I am Mongolian, Hispanic, and Russian. I consider myself mixed race as I don't find one of my races more important than the other. So, I started writing books featuring diverse characters. 

But the industry is tough and standing out is tough. Writing a story is only half the battle. So what will I use the money for:

1) Freelance Editing: Believe it or not, most authors are working with freelance editors before they even go on submission to get our books in the best shape possible. But good freelance editors aren't cheap. Most of the money earned will be going toward editing costs.

2) Marketing: Even the large publishing houses expect authors to help with marketing their work. Some things I have learned is authors need to come up with a marketing plan on where they are going to advertise. I have taken classes with some great authors who have explained this "secret" and a monthly budget is key, even for books published in the past.

3) Professional Development: Writing is a job just like any other and it is constantly changing. Keeping up on trends and craft development is just as important as doctors and teachers taking continuing education credits.

4) Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.

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Tiers
One Tailed Kitsune
$2 or more per month 0 patrons


  • Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me!
     
  • My unending gratitude - It takes effort to be creative and knowing I have dedicated readers makes this all the more worthwhile.  It means I can continue to push the boundaries of romance fiction while supporting myself.
Three Tailed Kitsune
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

 

  • I'll list your name in the dedication of my latest novel!  


  •  Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me! 


  • My undying gratitude.  Your support gives me inspiration to make it through the tough times in my life, in addition to the struggles all writers go through.  
Five Tailed Kitsune
$10 or more per month 0 patrons

 

  • Google Hangout once a month (date to be determined ahead of time and will last about 30 minutes). 


  • Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me! 

  

  • My undying gratitude.  Your support gives me inspiration to make it through the tough times in my life, in addition to the struggles all writers go through.  
Seven Tailed Kitsune
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

 

  • A PDF copy of three chapters of the current manuscript I am working on in PDF form delivered once a month. 


  • Google Hangout once a month (date to be determined ahead of time and will last about 30 minutes). 

 

  • Access to patron only activity feed, where I will be heavily active and you can like, comment, and share your thoughts with me! 

 

  • My undying gratitude.  Your support gives me inspiration to make it through the tough times in my life, in addition to the struggles all writers go through.