Author A. W. Graybill

Author A. W. Graybill

is creating Fantasy, Mythology, and A New Life

9

patrons

$44

per month
**Pledges are deducted at the first of every month.**

I was born and raised in Kansas, lived in California for ten years, and now live in beautiful Tennessee. I'm a recently made single mom to five wonderful children aged nine and under. To put things lightly, I took the steps needed to protect me and my children by leaving an abusive relationship after ten years of fighting to make things work. Now, I’m trying to build a peaceful life for my children while I build a career with my passion.

I’ve been writing stories most of my life, and though I've shared my work with a handful of people over the years, I’ve only recently been working to publish. Due to difficulties at home, only one book and part of a story for an anthology have successfully reached the world. However, with your help, I plan to change this and hope to use Patreon to start and support my career while supporting my children and me. I currently am ready to revise three books with my editor, and have seven books left to publish in the Void Waker series on top of my short story series and several other ideas.

As a mom to five small children, you probably already understand why I started this Patreon. I have been a stay-at-home mom for nine years and three of my children are under five years of age. Working outside the home is difficult due to physical and emotional needs for both me and all five of them on top of childcare and transportation.

If I’m able to meet even the first goal, Patreon will keep me from clamoring for money to pay for rent. Even when I have more books on the market, writing income is unstable; Patreon will provide a sense of financial security for my children and me. So your patronage will continue to help me and the kids in the years to come. It will help guarantee that my children and I will be provided for as I continue to work for you, my patrons.

Adopt a family and you'll receive... Fantasy, mythology, random stuff. Short stories, novels, exclusive stories. I would like to post short stories, in all their professionally unedited glory, every month or every other month for patrons. You are adopting a family, so I will also share what your patronage has helped us get. Shoes, school clothes, excursions, instruments, pizza, a car, or eventually a family dog because that is a goal. ^_^ Things I would tell my mom short of boo-boo’s and bowel movements.

I’ve had this account for some time; however, I never got the chance to make it meet its full potential. Now I’ve reworked it so everyone who pledges even $1 gets much more than before and I know that now, undertaking a new life, I can put out more work. Please take a look to see what I have to offer. I’ve only set up pledges for $1, $3, and $5 tiers. If you decide to contribute more than $5 a month, I will be extremely grateful. I will also eventually add more tiers and rewards.

Note… There was a time when I supplied art from various artists who I worked with. I want to return to this one day. I would also like to eventually give my patrons physical rewards past letter writing. For now, however, all the money from the initial Patreon goals will go into publishing expenses and providing a stable life for my children.

Another note... Besides the banner, I probably won't share pictures of my kids. This is about what you've helped us with as a family and my stories. :)


If you would like to find samples of my work, head on over to my website. There is a sample chapter for Dryad's Touch and Elder Gods Overture.

ELDER GODS OVERTURE
The gods of Arlania play dangerous games of power with one another, using the mortals as their pawns. Their newest targets are two Sun Elf cousins, Berhalis and Daylor.

Elder Gods Overture was originally to be uploaded here and to another website. This has changed. The first portion of the story has been published on Amazon as part of an anthology. All the chapters, and the remainder of the book, will be posted here.

GHEDRIL’S RISING
Ghedril's Rising is the second book in the Void Waker series. I will upload chapters from this book as I finish them. This includes scraped scenes and random tid-bits.

Ghedril's Rising takes place right after the events of Dryad's Touch. If you have not read Dryad's Touch, you can hop on over to Amazon to check it out for free with Kindle Unlimited or for $2.99. When my KU partnership ends in May, I will give the digital book to my patrons.

TALES FROM ARLANIA
These are short stories told from the world I created. They will be Patreon Exclusive and posted here mostly unedited. When I'm able to give them the proper attention, they will be published on Amazon and elsewhere.

CURRENTLY POSTING: Rebirth... The story of a chance meeting between an Orc and a Sun Elf.
ON DECK: A blood mage turned vampire or a necromancer's initiation.

Disclaimers:
Unedited stories are subject to changes in content.

Some writers put to pen their experiences. Even though I am now healing, my life has held a close relationship to abuse, mental health, and the like. As such, some of it has seeped into my stories. If that is not for you, that’s ok. Keep in mind you can still support me and my kids without reading my material, or support me and participate in future art, rewards, and more.

I'd like to use this space to mention the people I work with.

  • Sarah Collingwood is my amazing editor. You can find out more about her on her website
  • Patricia Leonardo Cavalieri or SicilianValkyrie has worked on a few character pieces for my books. This includes the Daylor picture seen on the Elder Gods Overture banner and Ghedril on the banner head. See more of her art here.
  • Azzedar has worked on the scenery I've used on my website and other places. Including some of the banners used here. See more artwork here.
  • And a special thank you to Wyldraven for the picture used on the "About Me" banner. And to Two Ladies Stocks for the duck.
Tiers
Mortal
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support! Every little bit helps! I know how tight money can be, so I truly appreciate your pledge! 

What you get:

  • Receive the "Chosen Ones" role on the Discord Server and access to specials channels.
  • Pictures of things your adopted family is buying or doing with your help.
  • Sneak peeks of unedited works and art.
  • Receive downloads of completed commissions by random artists (for personal use only). 
  • Early access to chapters and short stories as they become available.
  • Digital copies of all works when they're complete. This includes all short stories, Elder Gods Overture, and Dryad's Touch (first book in the Void Waker series). 
  • Access to scraped work. Chapters, characters, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Immortals
$3 or more per month

Receive all previous rewards plus... 

  • Receive "Immortals" role on Discord with access to certain channels.
  • Participate in polls.
  • Your name in the acknowledgements on my website and in the books.
  • Access to commissioned pieces when I'm able to do those again.
  • Participate in periodic hang outs or voice chat on Discord.

Includes Discord rewards
Younger God
$5 or more per month

Receive all previous rewards plus...

  • Receive random handwritten letters. Maybe it's from me, maybe it's a piece of art from one of the kids (they do a ton of art), maybe it's from one of my characters.
  • Participate in being a distraction while I write during a live stream at least once a month.
  • Suggest a name for a minor character in one of the books/stories. (Name must be appropriate and will be voted on by patrons able to.)
  • Suggest an art piece (from within my world) when I'm able to start those again to be commissioned. Characters will be voted on from your suggestions. *Nothing erotic.* 
Includes Discord rewards
Elder God
$20 or more per month (sold out!)

Reserved. This may open up again in the future.

This tier is held by a long time friend who donated in my early days. If you decide to pledge this amount or more every month, I will be eternally grateful. But for now, there are no rewards set at this level. <3

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$44 of $1,140 per month
This goal seems like an odd number but it pays the rent and there's nothing the kids need more right now than a stable home. Hitting this goal seems impossible, but every $1 adds up. I'm extremely grateful for every little bit given and will continue to work.
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**Pledges are deducted at the first of every month.**

I was born and raised in Kansas, lived in California for ten years, and now live in beautiful Tennessee. I'm a recently made single mom to five wonderful children aged nine and under. To put things lightly, I took the steps needed to protect me and my children by leaving an abusive relationship after ten years of fighting to make things work. Now, I’m trying to build a peaceful life for my children while I build a career with my passion.

I’ve been writing stories most of my life, and though I've shared my work with a handful of people over the years, I’ve only recently been working to publish. Due to difficulties at home, only one book and part of a story for an anthology have successfully reached the world. However, with your help, I plan to change this and hope to use Patreon to start and support my career while supporting my children and me. I currently am ready to revise three books with my editor, and have seven books left to publish in the Void Waker series on top of my short story series and several other ideas.

As a mom to five small children, you probably already understand why I started this Patreon. I have been a stay-at-home mom for nine years and three of my children are under five years of age. Working outside the home is difficult due to physical and emotional needs for both me and all five of them on top of childcare and transportation.

If I’m able to meet even the first goal, Patreon will keep me from clamoring for money to pay for rent. Even when I have more books on the market, writing income is unstable; Patreon will provide a sense of financial security for my children and me. So your patronage will continue to help me and the kids in the years to come. It will help guarantee that my children and I will be provided for as I continue to work for you, my patrons.

Adopt a family and you'll receive... Fantasy, mythology, random stuff. Short stories, novels, exclusive stories. I would like to post short stories, in all their professionally unedited glory, every month or every other month for patrons. You are adopting a family, so I will also share what your patronage has helped us get. Shoes, school clothes, excursions, instruments, pizza, a car, or eventually a family dog because that is a goal. ^_^ Things I would tell my mom short of boo-boo’s and bowel movements.

I’ve had this account for some time; however, I never got the chance to make it meet its full potential. Now I’ve reworked it so everyone who pledges even $1 gets much more than before and I know that now, undertaking a new life, I can put out more work. Please take a look to see what I have to offer. I’ve only set up pledges for $1, $3, and $5 tiers. If you decide to contribute more than $5 a month, I will be extremely grateful. I will also eventually add more tiers and rewards.

Note… There was a time when I supplied art from various artists who I worked with. I want to return to this one day. I would also like to eventually give my patrons physical rewards past letter writing. For now, however, all the money from the initial Patreon goals will go into publishing expenses and providing a stable life for my children.

Another note... Besides the banner, I probably won't share pictures of my kids. This is about what you've helped us with as a family and my stories. :)


If you would like to find samples of my work, head on over to my website. There is a sample chapter for Dryad's Touch and Elder Gods Overture.

ELDER GODS OVERTURE
The gods of Arlania play dangerous games of power with one another, using the mortals as their pawns. Their newest targets are two Sun Elf cousins, Berhalis and Daylor.

Elder Gods Overture was originally to be uploaded here and to another website. This has changed. The first portion of the story has been published on Amazon as part of an anthology. All the chapters, and the remainder of the book, will be posted here.

GHEDRIL’S RISING
Ghedril's Rising is the second book in the Void Waker series. I will upload chapters from this book as I finish them. This includes scraped scenes and random tid-bits.

Ghedril's Rising takes place right after the events of Dryad's Touch. If you have not read Dryad's Touch, you can hop on over to Amazon to check it out for free with Kindle Unlimited or for $2.99. When my KU partnership ends in May, I will give the digital book to my patrons.

TALES FROM ARLANIA
These are short stories told from the world I created. They will be Patreon Exclusive and posted here mostly unedited. When I'm able to give them the proper attention, they will be published on Amazon and elsewhere.

CURRENTLY POSTING: Rebirth... The story of a chance meeting between an Orc and a Sun Elf.
ON DECK: A blood mage turned vampire or a necromancer's initiation.

Disclaimers:
Unedited stories are subject to changes in content.

Some writers put to pen their experiences. Even though I am now healing, my life has held a close relationship to abuse, mental health, and the like. As such, some of it has seeped into my stories. If that is not for you, that’s ok. Keep in mind you can still support me and my kids without reading my material, or support me and participate in future art, rewards, and more.

I'd like to use this space to mention the people I work with.

  • Sarah Collingwood is my amazing editor. You can find out more about her on her website
  • Patricia Leonardo Cavalieri or SicilianValkyrie has worked on a few character pieces for my books. This includes the Daylor picture seen on the Elder Gods Overture banner and Ghedril on the banner head. See more of her art here.
  • Azzedar has worked on the scenery I've used on my website and other places. Including some of the banners used here. See more artwork here.
  • And a special thank you to Wyldraven for the picture used on the "About Me" banner. And to Two Ladies Stocks for the duck.

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Tiers
Mortal
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support! Every little bit helps! I know how tight money can be, so I truly appreciate your pledge! 

What you get:

  • Receive the "Chosen Ones" role on the Discord Server and access to specials channels.
  • Pictures of things your adopted family is buying or doing with your help.
  • Sneak peeks of unedited works and art.
  • Receive downloads of completed commissions by random artists (for personal use only). 
  • Early access to chapters and short stories as they become available.
  • Digital copies of all works when they're complete. This includes all short stories, Elder Gods Overture, and Dryad's Touch (first book in the Void Waker series). 
  • Access to scraped work. Chapters, characters, etc.
Includes Discord rewards
Immortals
$3 or more per month

Receive all previous rewards plus... 

  • Receive "Immortals" role on Discord with access to certain channels.
  • Participate in polls.
  • Your name in the acknowledgements on my website and in the books.
  • Access to commissioned pieces when I'm able to do those again.
  • Participate in periodic hang outs or voice chat on Discord.

Includes Discord rewards
Younger God
$5 or more per month

Receive all previous rewards plus...

  • Receive random handwritten letters. Maybe it's from me, maybe it's a piece of art from one of the kids (they do a ton of art), maybe it's from one of my characters.
  • Participate in being a distraction while I write during a live stream at least once a month.
  • Suggest a name for a minor character in one of the books/stories. (Name must be appropriate and will be voted on by patrons able to.)
  • Suggest an art piece (from within my world) when I'm able to start those again to be commissioned. Characters will be voted on from your suggestions. *Nothing erotic.* 
Includes Discord rewards
Elder God
$20 or more per month (sold out!)

Reserved. This may open up again in the future.

This tier is held by a long time friend who donated in my early days. If you decide to pledge this amount or more every month, I will be eternally grateful. But for now, there are no rewards set at this level. <3

Includes Discord rewards