After running my Patreon page for a little over half a year and seeing what garners the most interest, I’m looking to update my tier rewards to reflect what I’ve learned. If you’re already a subscriber or looking to become one, don’t worry– you won’t lose access to anything you have access to now.

I plan to move some rewards around and add additional rewards to several tiers. The hope is that this will this attract more patrons, as well as making it easier for me to fulfill my obligations each month. (The latter has been difficult at times, what with the Other Job eating between 65 and 75 hours a week since the start of this year.)

Here’s a breakdown of proposed changes.


The Citizen (base-level) Tier will continue to provide the rewards it does now. If you support me at this level, you’ll still have access to at least one brand new piece of fiction each month, as well as other exclusive insights. In addition, you’ll now have access to my monthly Ask-Me-Anything thread!


Currently the Synthetic Tier grants access to all of the rewards of the previous tier, plus deleted scenes and a monthly ask-me-anything thread. Having given it some thought, I’m going to extend access to the monthly AMA thread to all tiers.

Going forward, signing up at the Synthetic level will grant access to all the rewards of the previous tier, plus an additional piece of brand-new fiction each month. This may be a short story, an excerpt from one of my work in progress, or a piece of serialized fiction.


Right now, supporting me at the Hacker level grants access to all of the rewards of the previous tiers, plus excerpts from works in progress and a digital copy of Necrotic City in the format of your choice.

The excerpts from works in progress are being moved to the Synthetic Tier; the idea is that it will be easier to fulfill and encourage me to find time (somehow) to move the heck forward on my larger projects. Patrons who support me at this level will continue to receive a digital copy of Necrotic City in the format of their choice.

Supporting me at this level will also grant access to insights into the worlds I write, writing advice, and additional thoughts and observations.


I don’t plan for the Hero Tier to change at this time. One of these days, when I have a little more free time, I would like to offer additional rewards and possibly set up more tiers.

I plan to have the new tier descriptions live by the end of the month at the latest. I’ll also be starting to create (and post) the new tier rewards immediately. And as always, I’d love to know what you think about these changes. Are these more likely to make you subscribe or less? I welcome your thoughts and suggestions!

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