I just signed up with Patreon.com. It is a crowdfunding thing set up for artists. Back in the day, artists had to find patrons to fund their art. This is based on that historic concept. I will be offering short stories set in either the Old West or my Black Bayou settings each week for my patrons to enjoy.
There are also rewards for each tier of patronage. For 1.00 per story I am offering my patron a short story set in their choice of Old West or Black Bayou setting with them as the main character. For a 5.00 patronage, I am offering a Novella set in their choice of Old West or Black Bayou settings with them as the main character. It will be bound with a cover, signed by me, and mailed to them. For a 10.00 patronage, I will send them a signed copy of any of my published novels.
I’m not a famous author, so I’m not expecting any 10.00 patrons, but some 1.00 patrons would be cool! They’d be investing 4.00 per month and get some great entertainment. They would also get to be the hero or heroine of their own story. This is all new to me, so I may need to adjust my numbers.
If any of you are interested in helping to patronize a struggling artist, hit me up at https://www.patreon.com/loribeasleybradley. I’d really appreciate it! I thank you in advance for your patronage and support!