Wen Spencer is creating fiction
690

patrons

$4,412
per month
Hi! I’m Wen Spencer. I’m the 2003 winner of the John Campbell Award for Best New Writer and author of thirteen novels. My longest running series is the Elfhome series. My newest book is The Black Wolves of Boston, which I plan to turn into a series.

I've always wanted to do special things for my fans, but generally the costs are prohibitive. Commissioning art, printing, postage, it all adds up.

I've also wanted to have a more meaningful engagement with my fans. Something more personal than snippets on Facebook or a tweet.

Patreon seemed like a solution to both problems. I can use it to finance cool perks for fans like custom signed book plates, artwork, fantasy maps of my worlds, signed chapbooks and more. It's also a place I can share exclusive "patrons-only" unedited work-in-progress for valuable feedback from my closest fans.

One of the issues I had was coming up with rewards. I wanted meaningful monthly rewards for my patrons -- but I also wanted to come up with a way to give away one-time gifts like signed books, or other physical goodies.

After a great deal of brainstorming, I’ve come with a cool idea: gift points. At the "Team Big Sky" level and above, each patron earns points for every month they support me. They can use these points for one-time gifts above and beyond the standard ongoing rewards. I'll maintain a Patrons Gifts page post listing everything available starting with things like Post Cards and Signed Copies of my books. As we reach new goals, I'll add new and unique items to the gifts page.

I hope that you'll join me in this adventure. As a bonus, I'm giving exclusive access to a new Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst to anyone who signs up at the "Team Big Sky" or above level.

- Wen Spencer

(A table of contents can be found on my website under my Patreon page there.)
Tiers
Inside Track
$2 or more per month 190 patrons
Welcome to My Messy Brain! Thank you for being a patron. At this level, you'll have access to raw, unedited work-in-progress: scenes, character bits, and other exclusive posts. I value your early feedback and suggestions. Come along and enjoy the ride.
Team Big Sky
$5 or more per month 286 patrons
In addition to exclusive posts, each month you'll earn 25 points towards gifts like: Post Cards, Signed Books and truly unique items like original manuscripts.

As a bonus you also get exclusive access to a new Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst

Team Mischief
$10 or more per month 211 patrons
More of everything: exclusive posts, 50 gift points every month, and the bonus Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst.

In addition you'll unlock:
* The premium "Wen On Writing" feed
* The short story library, exclusive posts containing new and previously published short stories along with bonus Patreon-only material
Hal's Heroes
$20 or more per month 28 patrons
Everything above: the exclusive posts, the "Wen on Writing" feed, the short story library, the bonus Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst, and 100 gift points each month.

Thank you! At this level, I will put your name on my official web page as a sponsor.
Team Tinker
$50 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above: the exclusive posts, "Wen on Writing" feed, short story library, the Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst, your name on my sponsor web page, and 250 gift points each month.

Thank you! At this level, I will also put your name on the acknowledgement page of my next book.

The Hand
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Welcome to the inner circle. You'll get everything above: the exclusive posts, "Wen on Writing" feed, short story library, the Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst, your name on my sponsor web page, your name on the acknowledgement of my next book, and 500 gift points each month.

Wow. Thank you! At this level, you can join me in a monthly Google Hangout.
Queen's Court
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
I'll put this one out there for any super-fans.

Get yourself to the Big Island of Hawaii and I'll entertain you for a day. We can visit the waterfalls, the beaches, the volcanos. I'll feed you good local food and we'll sit and talk and laugh. I'll also mention you in the dedication for an upcoming book.

Plus, you'll get a ton of points: 5,000 gift points each month at this level to use on rare items like original one-of-a-kind hand-edited manuscripts or sets of personally signed books.
Goals
$3,000 – reached! per month
Elfhome Zoology Guide Booklet! I'll have an illustrated chap-book with select Elfhome flora and fauna created and added to the patron gifts page.
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Hi! I’m Wen Spencer. I’m the 2003 winner of the John Campbell Award for Best New Writer and author of thirteen novels. My longest running series is the Elfhome series. My newest book is The Black Wolves of Boston, which I plan to turn into a series.

I've always wanted to do special things for my fans, but generally the costs are prohibitive. Commissioning art, printing, postage, it all adds up.

I've also wanted to have a more meaningful engagement with my fans. Something more personal than snippets on Facebook or a tweet.

Patreon seemed like a solution to both problems. I can use it to finance cool perks for fans like custom signed book plates, artwork, fantasy maps of my worlds, signed chapbooks and more. It's also a place I can share exclusive "patrons-only" unedited work-in-progress for valuable feedback from my closest fans.

One of the issues I had was coming up with rewards. I wanted meaningful monthly rewards for my patrons -- but I also wanted to come up with a way to give away one-time gifts like signed books, or other physical goodies.

After a great deal of brainstorming, I’ve come with a cool idea: gift points. At the "Team Big Sky" level and above, each patron earns points for every month they support me. They can use these points for one-time gifts above and beyond the standard ongoing rewards. I'll maintain a Patrons Gifts page post listing everything available starting with things like Post Cards and Signed Copies of my books. As we reach new goals, I'll add new and unique items to the gifts page.

I hope that you'll join me in this adventure. As a bonus, I'm giving exclusive access to a new Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst to anyone who signs up at the "Team Big Sky" or above level.

- Wen Spencer

(A table of contents can be found on my website under my Patreon page there.)

Recent posts by Wen Spencer

Tiers
Inside Track
$2 or more per month 190 patrons
Welcome to My Messy Brain! Thank you for being a patron. At this level, you'll have access to raw, unedited work-in-progress: scenes, character bits, and other exclusive posts. I value your early feedback and suggestions. Come along and enjoy the ride.
Team Big Sky
$5 or more per month 286 patrons
In addition to exclusive posts, each month you'll earn 25 points towards gifts like: Post Cards, Signed Books and truly unique items like original manuscripts.

As a bonus you also get exclusive access to a new Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst

Team Mischief
$10 or more per month 211 patrons
More of everything: exclusive posts, 50 gift points every month, and the bonus Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst.

In addition you'll unlock:
* The premium "Wen On Writing" feed
* The short story library, exclusive posts containing new and previously published short stories along with bonus Patreon-only material
Hal's Heroes
$20 or more per month 28 patrons
Everything above: the exclusive posts, the "Wen on Writing" feed, the short story library, the bonus Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst, and 100 gift points each month.

Thank you! At this level, I will put your name on my official web page as a sponsor.
Team Tinker
$50 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above: the exclusive posts, "Wen on Writing" feed, short story library, the Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst, your name on my sponsor web page, and 250 gift points each month.

Thank you! At this level, I will also put your name on the acknowledgement page of my next book.

The Hand
$100 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons
Welcome to the inner circle. You'll get everything above: the exclusive posts, "Wen on Writing" feed, short story library, the Elfhome novella, Monsters in Our Midst, your name on my sponsor web page, your name on the acknowledgement of my next book, and 500 gift points each month.

Wow. Thank you! At this level, you can join me in a monthly Google Hangout.
Queen's Court
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
I'll put this one out there for any super-fans.

Get yourself to the Big Island of Hawaii and I'll entertain you for a day. We can visit the waterfalls, the beaches, the volcanos. I'll feed you good local food and we'll sit and talk and laugh. I'll also mention you in the dedication for an upcoming book.

Plus, you'll get a ton of points: 5,000 gift points each month at this level to use on rare items like original one-of-a-kind hand-edited manuscripts or sets of personally signed books.