Author Mia Siegert is creating LGBTQ+ novels and costumes
6

patrons

$26
per month
My name's Mia and I'm the author of JERKBAIT, a YA novel about the plight of LGBTQ+ athletes, gay teen suicide, and online predators. JERKBAIT was listed as Andpop's Best 10 YA of 2016, Goodreads Best YA books of May 2016, and Top 12 Indie YA from Barnes & Noble Teen Blog. It gained attention from SB Nation, Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, AndPOP!, MaximumPOP! UK, VOYA Magazine, Paste Magazine, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and more. I frequently, independently, run fundraisers donating percentages of book sales to nonprofits such as You Can Play and The Trevor Project, and recently became a You Can Play Ambassador.

Due to some financial hardships, and encouraged by many friends, readers, and writers in the community, I am reaching out for help so I can continue to write diverse books in hopes of preventing teen self-harm and providing awareness to family, friends, and educators about warning signs and what can be done to help those in need. 

All funds will be used to help support my living expenses. My expenses include:
-Medication (needed to survive)
-Health insurance
-Car payments
-Car insurance
-Student loans
-Food
-Rent

With the Patreon rewards, I will gladly renew the "one-time awards" after a certain time-frame for long term supporters and try to provide additional content as I learn how the site works, such as some videos, maybe special vlogs, or check ins.

Any help is greatly appreciated as well as signal boosting. The difference of even a dollar is monumental.
Tiers
Awesome Patron!
$1 or more per month
YOU ARE AN AWESOME PATRON! This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed, the continuing saga of the JERKBAIT universe from the "scrapped" sequel, and my absolute love/appreciation.
Super Awesome Patron!
$2 or more per month
YOU ARE A SUPER AWESOME PATRON! In addition to getting access to the patron-only feed, the continuing JERKBAIT saga, and my absolute love/appreciation, you will get access to the music I'm currently writing to on Spotify and a costume update. 
Terrific Three!
$3 or more per month
In addition to the previous rewards (because you're terrific), you will also get access to Tristan's playlist of ALL his favorite songs! Do you like musicals and rock? I hope so because that's what he likes!
Fabulous Four!
$4 or more per month
Well, I suppose it's not fair to provide an option for Tristan's personal playlist if I don't offer Robbie's! All of the previous rewards are included in this package PLUS Robbie's playlist--so if you like female piano rock musicians, you're REALLY in luck. 
Fantastic Five!
$5 or more per month
YOU ARE FANTASTIC! 


In addition to ALL of the rewards above, you'll get some periodic postcards! While I strive for monthly, sometimes this is extended due to hand issues. I am thinking of ways to make up for this and am open to ALL suggestions! 

Smokin' Six
$6 or more per month
WOW, YOU ARE SMOKIN' WITH YOUR DEDICATION! 


You get all of the above rewards! ALL OF THEM! 


You also get faster updates about what's going on with the writing life.

SPECTACULAR SEVEN!
$7 or more per month
GUESS WHAT? 


You get access to a chapter a month of an unpublished novel. Sometimes authors write novels they love but for a variety of reasons, they might not be fit for publication. This is the level where you get some great reads that otherwise might not have homes.


Oh, and all of the other previously listed rewards, too.

EXCELLENT EIGHT!
$8 or more per month
In addition to all of the previous rewards (did I mention in level 7 that you get to read new chapters?), periodically you will receive a postcard from one of my characters! 
NIFTY NINE
$9 or more per month
You are SO nifty, you will receive a signed JERKBAIT bookmark or print (one time only BUT long term patrons will find some goodies periodically might show up in your mailbox...), plus all previous rewards!
TERRIFIC TEN
$10 or more per month
You're terrific, you know that, right? In addition to all of the previous rewards, you will receive both a signed JERKBAIT bookmark AND print (one time only BUT long term patrons will find some goodies periodically might show up in your mailbox).
JERKBAIT 500-Word Fanfic Level!
$12 or more per month
You will get to request a JERKBAIT fanfic of approx 500 words. Did you want more Keisha? Or did you want Tristan and Craig to make out? Note: these are side fics and do not represent canon. So author-created fanfic. (One Time Only), plus all previous rewards.

Long term supporters will receiving multiple opportunities for this!
CANDLE TIME!
$15 or more per month
You will receive, in addition to all of the previous awards, one JERKBAIT candle created by Brittany at Novelly Yours. Candle is soy and the scent was specifically designed for JERKBAIT: Frost, Ice, Storms, and Cologne! 
Longer fanfic! :D Candles! OTHER!
$20 or more per month
You will get to request a JERKBAIT fanfic of approx 1000 words! What do YOU want to see? Note: these are side fics and do not represent canon. So fanfic. (One Time Only), plus all previous rewards (Yes, including a JERKBAIT candle by Novelly Yours!)
Annotated Copy of JERKBAIT!
$22 or more per month only 20 left
U.S. Only Please.
You will receive an annotated copy of JERKBAIT and a bookmark! In addition, writing perks, the spotify playlists, and Q&As will be included. Candle not included in this perk.
SWIGGITY SWOOTY (I couldn't think of another title for this tier but was listening to that song!)
$25 or more per month
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get some kick ass JERKBAIT swag (one time only) including copies of prints made by awesome artists (not for resale!), and other cool stuff (maybe a candle, maybe a deck of cards) plus all previous rewards.


You will also be named on my website for a new section I'm going to create in dedication to my patrons. 

Query help!
$30 or more per month
Are you a writer that's having trouble with your query? With this perk, I will edit your query letter once to help you raise your request rate. In the publishing world, a request rate of 10% is considered good; I consistently had a request rate of 40%. Now, working on pitches/book concepts (same format as the query although my agent mails them for me), we actually have had on our two projects a 87% and a 100% request rate.

You must message me your email for this perk. You will also get access to the digital perks in previous rewards and the montly postcards. 
Not Included: Swag pack.
Query + Swag Pack!
$35 or more per month
QUERY + SWAG PACK PACKAGE
Are you a writer that's having trouble with your query? With this perk, I will edit your query letter once to help you raise your request rate. In the publishing world, a request rate of 10% is considered good; I consistently had a request rate of 40%. Now, working on pitches/book concepts (same format as the query although my agent mails them for me), we actually had on our two projects a 87% & 100% request rate.

You will receive all previous rewards in addition to this!
OMWHAT?! AWESOME PATRON
$50 or more per month only 20 left
Are you a big collector? How about an annotated and signed copy of JERKBAIT in addition to all of the swag plus all previous rewards? One time only.
SUPER DUPER SERIOUS COLLECTOR
$65 or more per month only 20 left
Are you a SUPER SERIOUS collector? Have a US Mailing Address? How about an annotated and signed copy of JERKBAIT in addition to all of the swag, a copy of the AUDIBLE recording of JERKBAIT narrated by Raviv Ullman (star of Disney's "Phil of the Future," plus all previous rewards? One time only. 

You will also get a thank you in my next book.

Note: If you are out of the country and are interested in this, please message me so I can try to figure out shipping.
Manuscript Critique!
$100 or more per month
In addition to all the rewards available until this point, I will provide a manuscript critique for a novel up to 80,000 words. You can collect this once every two months. You will receive an edit letter back much like what one gets with a publisher. Turn around time: approx 6 weeks.

In the acknowledgements section of my next book, you will be named.

Note: this is NOT an edit. It's a critique of the parts that stood out, areas to improve, areas that are terrific, areas that can be clarified, etc.
Line Edit! :D
$250 or more per month only 15 left
Line Edit up to 80,000 Words. You can collect this once every month. Turn around time: up to six weeks.

I will line edit your novel up to 80,000 words using Track Changes via Word. These edits will help your novel approach final completion no matter the goal. You will get a short edit letter as well. Note: I am not comfortable editing erotica or extreme gore. 

Additionally, you will be thanked in the acknowledgements in my next book and will receive a personalized, signed copy of said book.
Goals
$26 of $50 per month
This amount will cover the cost of one of my medications. 
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My name's Mia and I'm the author of JERKBAIT, a YA novel about the plight of LGBTQ+ athletes, gay teen suicide, and online predators. JERKBAIT was listed as Andpop's Best 10 YA of 2016, Goodreads Best YA books of May 2016, and Top 12 Indie YA from Barnes & Noble Teen Blog. It gained attention from SB Nation, Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, AndPOP!, MaximumPOP! UK, VOYA Magazine, Paste Magazine, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and more. I frequently, independently, run fundraisers donating percentages of book sales to nonprofits such as You Can Play and The Trevor Project, and recently became a You Can Play Ambassador.

Due to some financial hardships, and encouraged by many friends, readers, and writers in the community, I am reaching out for help so I can continue to write diverse books in hopes of preventing teen self-harm and providing awareness to family, friends, and educators about warning signs and what can be done to help those in need. 

All funds will be used to help support my living expenses. My expenses include:
-Medication (needed to survive)
-Health insurance
-Car payments
-Car insurance
-Student loans
-Food
-Rent

With the Patreon rewards, I will gladly renew the "one-time awards" after a certain time-frame for long term supporters and try to provide additional content as I learn how the site works, such as some videos, maybe special vlogs, or check ins.

Any help is greatly appreciated as well as signal boosting. The difference of even a dollar is monumental.

Recent posts by Author Mia Siegert

Tiers
Awesome Patron!
$1 or more per month
YOU ARE AN AWESOME PATRON! This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed, the continuing saga of the JERKBAIT universe from the "scrapped" sequel, and my absolute love/appreciation.
Super Awesome Patron!
$2 or more per month
YOU ARE A SUPER AWESOME PATRON! In addition to getting access to the patron-only feed, the continuing JERKBAIT saga, and my absolute love/appreciation, you will get access to the music I'm currently writing to on Spotify and a costume update. 
Terrific Three!
$3 or more per month
In addition to the previous rewards (because you're terrific), you will also get access to Tristan's playlist of ALL his favorite songs! Do you like musicals and rock? I hope so because that's what he likes!
Fabulous Four!
$4 or more per month
Well, I suppose it's not fair to provide an option for Tristan's personal playlist if I don't offer Robbie's! All of the previous rewards are included in this package PLUS Robbie's playlist--so if you like female piano rock musicians, you're REALLY in luck. 
Fantastic Five!
$5 or more per month
YOU ARE FANTASTIC! 


In addition to ALL of the rewards above, you'll get some periodic postcards! While I strive for monthly, sometimes this is extended due to hand issues. I am thinking of ways to make up for this and am open to ALL suggestions! 

Smokin' Six
$6 or more per month
WOW, YOU ARE SMOKIN' WITH YOUR DEDICATION! 


You get all of the above rewards! ALL OF THEM! 


You also get faster updates about what's going on with the writing life.

SPECTACULAR SEVEN!
$7 or more per month
GUESS WHAT? 


You get access to a chapter a month of an unpublished novel. Sometimes authors write novels they love but for a variety of reasons, they might not be fit for publication. This is the level where you get some great reads that otherwise might not have homes.


Oh, and all of the other previously listed rewards, too.

EXCELLENT EIGHT!
$8 or more per month
In addition to all of the previous rewards (did I mention in level 7 that you get to read new chapters?), periodically you will receive a postcard from one of my characters! 
NIFTY NINE
$9 or more per month
You are SO nifty, you will receive a signed JERKBAIT bookmark or print (one time only BUT long term patrons will find some goodies periodically might show up in your mailbox...), plus all previous rewards!
TERRIFIC TEN
$10 or more per month
You're terrific, you know that, right? In addition to all of the previous rewards, you will receive both a signed JERKBAIT bookmark AND print (one time only BUT long term patrons will find some goodies periodically might show up in your mailbox).
JERKBAIT 500-Word Fanfic Level!
$12 or more per month
You will get to request a JERKBAIT fanfic of approx 500 words. Did you want more Keisha? Or did you want Tristan and Craig to make out? Note: these are side fics and do not represent canon. So author-created fanfic. (One Time Only), plus all previous rewards.

Long term supporters will receiving multiple opportunities for this!
CANDLE TIME!
$15 or more per month
You will receive, in addition to all of the previous awards, one JERKBAIT candle created by Brittany at Novelly Yours. Candle is soy and the scent was specifically designed for JERKBAIT: Frost, Ice, Storms, and Cologne! 
Longer fanfic! :D Candles! OTHER!
$20 or more per month
You will get to request a JERKBAIT fanfic of approx 1000 words! What do YOU want to see? Note: these are side fics and do not represent canon. So fanfic. (One Time Only), plus all previous rewards (Yes, including a JERKBAIT candle by Novelly Yours!)
Annotated Copy of JERKBAIT!
$22 or more per month only 20 left
U.S. Only Please.
You will receive an annotated copy of JERKBAIT and a bookmark! In addition, writing perks, the spotify playlists, and Q&As will be included. Candle not included in this perk.
SWIGGITY SWOOTY (I couldn't think of another title for this tier but was listening to that song!)
$25 or more per month
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get some kick ass JERKBAIT swag (one time only) including copies of prints made by awesome artists (not for resale!), and other cool stuff (maybe a candle, maybe a deck of cards) plus all previous rewards.


You will also be named on my website for a new section I'm going to create in dedication to my patrons. 

Query help!
$30 or more per month
Are you a writer that's having trouble with your query? With this perk, I will edit your query letter once to help you raise your request rate. In the publishing world, a request rate of 10% is considered good; I consistently had a request rate of 40%. Now, working on pitches/book concepts (same format as the query although my agent mails them for me), we actually have had on our two projects a 87% and a 100% request rate.

You must message me your email for this perk. You will also get access to the digital perks in previous rewards and the montly postcards. 
Not Included: Swag pack.
Query + Swag Pack!
$35 or more per month
QUERY + SWAG PACK PACKAGE
Are you a writer that's having trouble with your query? With this perk, I will edit your query letter once to help you raise your request rate. In the publishing world, a request rate of 10% is considered good; I consistently had a request rate of 40%. Now, working on pitches/book concepts (same format as the query although my agent mails them for me), we actually had on our two projects a 87% & 100% request rate.

You will receive all previous rewards in addition to this!
OMWHAT?! AWESOME PATRON
$50 or more per month only 20 left
Are you a big collector? How about an annotated and signed copy of JERKBAIT in addition to all of the swag plus all previous rewards? One time only.
SUPER DUPER SERIOUS COLLECTOR
$65 or more per month only 20 left
Are you a SUPER SERIOUS collector? Have a US Mailing Address? How about an annotated and signed copy of JERKBAIT in addition to all of the swag, a copy of the AUDIBLE recording of JERKBAIT narrated by Raviv Ullman (star of Disney's "Phil of the Future," plus all previous rewards? One time only. 

You will also get a thank you in my next book.

Note: If you are out of the country and are interested in this, please message me so I can try to figure out shipping.
Manuscript Critique!
$100 or more per month
In addition to all the rewards available until this point, I will provide a manuscript critique for a novel up to 80,000 words. You can collect this once every two months. You will receive an edit letter back much like what one gets with a publisher. Turn around time: approx 6 weeks.

In the acknowledgements section of my next book, you will be named.

Note: this is NOT an edit. It's a critique of the parts that stood out, areas to improve, areas that are terrific, areas that can be clarified, etc.
Line Edit! :D
$250 or more per month only 15 left
Line Edit up to 80,000 Words. You can collect this once every month. Turn around time: up to six weeks.

I will line edit your novel up to 80,000 words using Track Changes via Word. These edits will help your novel approach final completion no matter the goal. You will get a short edit letter as well. Note: I am not comfortable editing erotica or extreme gore. 

Additionally, you will be thanked in the acknowledgements in my next book and will receive a personalized, signed copy of said book.