C. Jai Ferry

C. Jai Ferry

is creating grit lit & flash fiction
I write stories about humans. They're unsettling, they're bittersweet, and they stick with you. I explore those gray areas that most people don't like to think about, but they are the gray areas of our everyday lives. My writing has been described as intense, unflinching, and disturbing---something often referred to as grit lit (although my Southern roots don't shine through as strongly as they could). You won't find romantic ideals or fake nostalgia in my writing. You'll find gritty, raw real life.

Is my writing everyone's cup of tea? Not by a long shot. But I firmly believe these stories need to be told. They are about people facing everyday challenges and making not-so-everyday choices. We make thousands of seemingly insignificant decisions every day, but what happens when an innocent decision takes us down an overgrown path? 

By supporting me, you are enabling me to write more, plain and simple. If I can spend less time trying to find people to buy my collections, then I can write more flash fiction, short stories, and (gulp!) perhaps a novel or two (or ten!). You're also ensuring that I can continue to explore new ways to deliver content (I already have plans for audiobooks and podcasts, but what other trouble can I get into?! psst....send me your ideas!). And you're supporting small coffee shops, cafes, and other independent retailers of caffeine bursts in rural America. I live in an area where mom and pop shops still exist, and I am determined to help them survive and thrive. Becoming my patron means I can leave bigger tips for the awesome service I receive.

Look, I get it. Starting a new relationship can be scary. Take a moment to peruse my website, where you can learn more about me and my writing. I've got a few stories available for free, plus my blog includes quite a few examples of microfiction. If you sign up for my newsletter, you can get a free ebook with a handful of short stories and poems (yes, I've been known to dabble in poetry). If you're intrigued, come join my patron community and share my work with others you think might be interested. If you still have questions or concerns, drop me a line. I'm always happy to chat...although I've been known to talk people's ears off. Don't say you haven't been warned ;) 
Tiers
Buy me a caff
$1 or more per month

Read my work? Enjoyed it? This tier fuels the writerly fire by keeping the caff flowing.
Includes

  • Access to a feed of patron-only flash fiction
  • Connect with other patrons
Gotta Have It! Early Access (Kindle)
$5 or more per month

Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to a mobi file to read on your Kindle device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live. 

Includes

  • Free mobi file (Kindle) of new ebooks before release day


Gotta Have It! Early Access (ePub)
$5 or more per month

Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to an ePub file to read on your (non-Kindle) ereader device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live.  

Includes

  • Free ePub copy of new ebooks before release day


The Challenger
$25 or more per month

Feeling particularly fiendish? Each month that you are a patron at this level, you can supply me with a character, a setting, or an event and I will create a short story for you. It's like getting a birthday gift every month (without getting older!).
Includes

  • A short story based on the character, setting, or event provided emailed directly to you (within 35 days)
  • A shout-out to you if the resulting story is included in any published collections
I write stories about humans. They're unsettling, they're bittersweet, and they stick with you. I explore those gray areas that most people don't like to think about, but they are the gray areas of our everyday lives. My writing has been described as intense, unflinching, and disturbing---something often referred to as grit lit (although my Southern roots don't shine through as strongly as they could). You won't find romantic ideals or fake nostalgia in my writing. You'll find gritty, raw real life.

Is my writing everyone's cup of tea? Not by a long shot. But I firmly believe these stories need to be told. They are about people facing everyday challenges and making not-so-everyday choices. We make thousands of seemingly insignificant decisions every day, but what happens when an innocent decision takes us down an overgrown path? 

By supporting me, you are enabling me to write more, plain and simple. If I can spend less time trying to find people to buy my collections, then I can write more flash fiction, short stories, and (gulp!) perhaps a novel or two (or ten!). You're also ensuring that I can continue to explore new ways to deliver content (I already have plans for audiobooks and podcasts, but what other trouble can I get into?! psst....send me your ideas!). And you're supporting small coffee shops, cafes, and other independent retailers of caffeine bursts in rural America. I live in an area where mom and pop shops still exist, and I am determined to help them survive and thrive. Becoming my patron means I can leave bigger tips for the awesome service I receive.

Look, I get it. Starting a new relationship can be scary. Take a moment to peruse my website, where you can learn more about me and my writing. I've got a few stories available for free, plus my blog includes quite a few examples of microfiction. If you sign up for my newsletter, you can get a free ebook with a handful of short stories and poems (yes, I've been known to dabble in poetry). If you're intrigued, come join my patron community and share my work with others you think might be interested. If you still have questions or concerns, drop me a line. I'm always happy to chat...although I've been known to talk people's ears off. Don't say you haven't been warned ;) 

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Tiers
Buy me a caff
$1 or more per month

Read my work? Enjoyed it? This tier fuels the writerly fire by keeping the caff flowing.
Includes

  • Access to a feed of patron-only flash fiction
  • Connect with other patrons
Gotta Have It! Early Access (Kindle)
$5 or more per month

Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to a mobi file to read on your Kindle device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live. 

Includes

  • Free mobi file (Kindle) of new ebooks before release day


Gotta Have It! Early Access (ePub)
$5 or more per month

Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to an ePub file to read on your (non-Kindle) ereader device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live.  

Includes

  • Free ePub copy of new ebooks before release day


The Challenger
$25 or more per month

Feeling particularly fiendish? Each month that you are a patron at this level, you can supply me with a character, a setting, or an event and I will create a short story for you. It's like getting a birthday gift every month (without getting older!).
Includes

  • A short story based on the character, setting, or event provided emailed directly to you (within 35 days)
  • A shout-out to you if the resulting story is included in any published collections