There’s a wonderful thrill that comes from crafting a story and then releasing it to the world. Especially when you are writing about sapphic characters.
I frequently receive messages from readers who are excited to discover characters and scenarios that they recognise from their own lives and experiences. Books are entertaining escapism, but they are also reinforcement that we are not alone in our struggles.
I’m passionate about writing books that people can identify with. Books that are accessible to all and show that love—and acceptance—can be found no matter who you are.
I’m at the beginning of my writing career and have already published over twelve books. I have plans to write many, many more. However, writing, editing, and marketing books take up a lot of time… and writing full time is a treadmill-like existence, especially in a small niche market.
Don’t get me wrong. I feel very grateful and lucky to be able to live the life I do. But being a full-time author in a small market means never being able to stop and it means rarely having the time or budget to properly market my books to reach a wider audience. There are still so many people who have no idea there is a whole community of women loving women authors, and an enormous, ever-growing catalogue of work for them to enjoy.
This is why I have set up a Patreon account. With Patreon, you can donate a small amount each month to enable me to hop off of my treadmill for a while in order to reach my goals.
My Patreon page is a place for exclusive first looks at new works, insight into upcoming projects, monthly Q&A sessions, as well as special gifts and dedications. There are tiers to suit all budgets.
My readers are some of the kindest and most supportive people I have met, and I appreciate every book borrow or purchase. With the added support of Patreon, I hope to be able to develop my writing career in order to become a better author as well as increase my marketing strategy to help my books to reach a wider audience.
I’m lucky to already have some fantastic supporters (special shout out to the wonderful Shantel Lawson Amy Bright, Del Shearer, Tina Curtis, and Sharon Roots!) who are willing to part with a few dollars each month in order to support me and receive some great benefits. Check out my Patreon page to find out more!