With luck, a draft of Urban Fantasy 101: It’s a Heteronormative World Out There will be up for Patrons pledging $1 and up!

In this installment of the series, we’ll look at how urban fantasy and paranormal romance writers imbue their universes with heteronormativity and heterocentrism particularly when it comes to tropes about mating. As always, I’ll be looking critically at writers like Sherrilyn Kenyon and Sarah J Maas, but this time I’ll also talk about an urban fantasy writer that I think manages to have her cake without the heteronormativity too: Nalini Singh (who I’ve actually spoken to about LGBTQIA rep in her urban fantasy/paranormal romance series!!)

Supervillains (Not-So) Anonymous – Patreon Reward

Supervillains (Not-So) Anonymous – Patreon Reward

For my darling Patrons ($5 and up) , this first short story for the month is about a (sort of) reformed supervillain who attends her first Supervillains Anonymous meeting and winds up getting in between a heavy hitter and a newbie who can’t help running off at the mouth. Contains: mildly violent imagery, a non-binary secondary character It’s in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats! Hope y’all enjoy…

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This post has a snippet of the actual story underneath the cut!

If you subscribe to me on Patreon (or want to) Supervillains (Not – So) Anonymous – a story about a reformed villain trying to do the right thing – will be going up later today for $5+ patrons.

The link to my Patreon profile should be in my sidebar either on this blog or my main site if you’re interested!

News for Patrons

I keep forgetting to update patrons (and people who might want to become patrons) about what’s going on on the my Patreon page. So here’s what’s gone on recently and what you can expect in the future!

Currently:

If you’re a patron, you have early access to a giveaway I’m hosting so you can get your entries in before the giveaway officially opens tomorrow. Note that episode two of Nerdery Squared has a code for you to input that’ll give you extra entries as a bonus for being my patrons!

Next, Episode one of my podcasty thing Nerdery Squared has been opened to the general public. Episode two, mentioned above, has a lot of yelling about fandom & shipping, how DC’s Trinity are being portrayed, and my dissatsfaction with representation in the book world.

March’s Urban Fantasy 101 post: WERELIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS! OH MY! is up for readers in PDF form!

What’s also up is the reward for $10+ Patrons: the prologue for The Consort an M/M/M romantic fantasy that revolves around the unwanted incubus Iirin and his arranged bonding to two of the Tals (earth/nature divinities) in his home country’s God Quarter.

Future:

Next month we’ll be back to Corbin and Adventures of an Accidental Demon Summoner for our $10+ Patrons.

For $5+ patrons there are two F/F stories, one about a girl who becomes the bride of a sinuous snake goddess and another about a student who realizes that there’s a ghost in her phone (shout out to Fleetsparrow for this idea/prompt!)

And for $1 Patrons, I’ll be posting a couple of short articles and reviews including ones for B. R. Sanders’ Ariah and Carlos Hernandez’s The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria.  April’s Urban Fantasy 101 post is going to get downright Lovecraftian and I’m going to be catching up with a few of my comics and writing all about them!

March will also (hopefully) see the posting of one or two guest posts on SMM & Patreon! (On a related note, if you’re interested in writing a short guest piece for my blog @ semi-pro rates of 3 cents per word, get in touch with me!)

Lastly, next month’s episode of Nerdery Squared might have a guest in the form of my darling nerdy bestie B and a whole lot of spoilers for Daredevil Season 2 and Batman vs Superman.

This might seem like a lot on my plate but I’m getting the hang of grad school and spring break in the middle of the month will free up a LOT of my time to write!

Thanks for everything!!

The Pup – Original Fiction

It’s not normal for a selkie and a killer whale to become friends, but then, Kabi has never been normal. 

If you subscribe to my Patreon account at the $5 level, you’ll be able to get access to this super cute story about a squishy selkie and the killer whale pup that follows her home! It comes in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats for your reading pleasure!

(So go become a Patron!)

The Pup – Original Fiction

Patreon – Past, Present, and Future

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Hello folks!

It’s January 1st and 2016 is stretching in front of us, full of possibilities and endless hope. I know that I’m excited to see what the year brings me. Right now, I’m rethinking what I put out for Patreon subscribers and how I’ll be managing my time and content output especially with graduate school starting in less than two weeks.

First things first, I definitely over extended myself with December and my Patreon goals. I put down way too much things that I was going to do and then, because real life happens so much, I wasn’t able to create all of the content that I wanted to and I’m still not gaining enough to feel like I’m spending my time wisely.

This month, I’ll be changing that. I definitely will be looking at ways to make sure that I create everything that I want to and get them to supporters in a timely manner. December was a bit sloppy and I’m going to do my best to make sure that never happens again.

Second, I’m thinking about changing my rewards just a little bit. I’ll be moving somewhere that has more privacy for recording video and audio without the risk of children bursting in and interrupting me. So I’m going to start doing a recording session every month (either audio/video) where I answer questions, read snippets of my work, and provide fun facts about nerdy things.

This is going to be available for all Patrons pledging $1 and up a month. I’ll be taking questions from Patrons as well as people on other websites but the public won’t have access to the videos until two weeks to a month after the video is shared on.

I’m also going to change what $5 and $10 patrons get in terms of stories.

There’ll be two stories per month for the $5 and up level that will be exclusive to Patreon for the foreseeable future (not necessarily going into the short story collection at a later date). These stories will be in different genres and will range from flash fiction to my usual short story length. I’ll be bouncing around different universes and creating new ones so there’ll definitely be new things every month.

For $10 patrons, though, I thought about doing something super special for them. So I’ll be removing the “boss your writer around” reward option and replacing it with monthly chapters to a romantic fantasy novella I will be planning and plotting this coming week. (I’ll be writing down ideas to share with friends and followers so keep an eye out for that as well.)

Next, I need to figure out a way to get more people aware of what I’m doing and what I’m putting out because I’m a good writer and I know that. I don’t know how to market myself yet and make people want to share what I’m putting out.

It’s a bit harder for writers vs visual artists (with regard to advertising/marketing) because I don’t really do graphics and stuff and it’s hard to figure out how to promote myself when I don’t have images to go with it. People don’t like to share stuff, period, but they really don’t like to share text/stories so I need to figure out a work around for that and how to get more people reading my work in general!

Maybe once I get more followers, I can create a goal towards advertising for my blog and stuff. We’ll see.

Lastly, here’s a tentative list of the content that will be up on Patreon in January 2016:

For $1 Patrons:

– On Mental Health Issues and Using Superman as a Guiding Light

– Problematic Fave: Orson Welles

– Urban Fantasy 101: Gentry-fication

– Fandom’s Race Problem Essay #1

– A preview of [SECRET PROJECT] #2

– Bouncing Through Back Issues – Batman: Thrillkiller

– The first episode of my (currently unnamed) podcast or vlogging project

For $5 Patrons:

– All of the above

– That Temptation Valley story

– Something with squishy selkies

For $10 Patrons:

– All of the above

–The first chapter to a romantic fantasy story that will center characters of color & LGBTQA characters


There may be more content from me, but there shouldn’t be any less.

I think this is all much more manageable workload considering that I’ll be having to balance school, trying to find work, and my regular blog posts on top of this. I’m still so excited though because I’ll be working on a lot of stuff that I really am excited for!

So if you’re interested in becoming a part of this and getting access to some really great content, consider pledging to my Patreon!