Virginia McClain

is creating novels, short stories, flash fiction, blogs, and YouTube videos

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About Virginia McClain

(Updated intro video coming soon! For now please enjoy this picture of me and my dog.)


If you're here but you're not entirely clear on what Patreon is or how it works, check out this short video:



*Note that this video explains the "per creation" method of charging whereas my Patreon goes by the monthly method. 

Welcome!

Welcome to my Patreon Page. I'm completely overhauling everything again, so if you've been here before and things look unfamiliar that's probably why.

Let's start with an introduction, shall we? My name is Virginia McClain, and if you're here you've probably read a book by me, or maybe you follow me on twitter. Came for the political commentary and cat photos, stayed for the occasional quotes from my toddler? Came for the badass female characters, stayed for the mildly humorous pop-culture references? Came for the women wielding katanas stayed for the talking trees and ancient dragon spirits? Whatever the case is, I'm very glad to have you here. (If you'd like to know more about me and my writing you can always find out more at www.virginiamcclain.com too.)

If you're wondering what I'm doing on Patreon, the answer is quite simple: writing is my day job (along with keeping a small child alive) and while I spend 40+ hours a week working on it I don't yet make a full time salary from sales alone. But, I want to keep writing and also pay all my bills and so, I'm here to ask the folks who are keen to support the arts for whatever support they'd like to give.

I originally started this in hopes that it would help build an audience for my Victoria Marmot series, and all the rewards were solely Victoria Marmot based. There will still be reward tiers that get you access to the Victoria Marmot books, and others, as they are published, but generally speaking, this Patreon is about to take a turn for the old school. What do I mean by that? I mean, this Patreon supports me, and in return, I create art and give you exclusive behind the scenes access to me and my work. But that's kinda it. 

So, what do I get for supporting you on Patreon, Virginia?

The joy of supporting an artist whose work you enjoy! And some behind the scenes writing insights, excerpts, and personal updates.

And that's about it. Aside from some one time bonuses at sign up for higher tiers, there won't be much distinction between the tiers of patronage. I know a lot of Patreon accounts are all about an exchange of money for art on a project by project basis, or for monthly content, but with a small child at home (all the time these days, thanks to Covid) and me needing to do graphic design work to help cover my bills, I really don't have time to write outside of the books that I publish. So I can't keep up with a web serial, or even a flash fiction series. I am very happy to provide sneak peaks here, and excerpts, and maybe the occasional short story here for you to enjoy! If I feel inspired by a story that would make an excellent web serial, I would be delighted to post that here too, but to avoid disappointing you, I want to be up front about the fact that this Patreon is really just a monthly contribution to help me keep the lights on, and in exchange I will keep writing books, and sharing exclusive behind the scenes snippets with you. 

With that in mind, the tiers are going to be fairly simple, and honestly, there won't be a ton of difference between the low level and high level tiers. (The different perks will largely be bonuses for when you first sign up, and whenever I release a new book, rather than an every month bonus.)

So, in 2021, after a hellish 2020, I'm keeping things simple, trying to be as honest with Patrons and potential Patrons as possible, and feeling deeply appreciative of everyone who enjoys my work enough to throw a few extra dollars my way every now and again. I seriously appreciate the heck out of all of you.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for caring about art and artists enough to support (or even consider supporting) us financially. Thank you for being here, I hope you'll stick around!
Goals
$17.20 of $150 per month
I will design a t-shirt version of a flash fiction postcard, and either offer a new tier with t-shirts as a reward, or just offer them for sale to patrons. 
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