Erika Gill

is creating poems, short stories, and novels!

9

patrons

$64

per month

Hi there! Welcome to my Patreon. I've been working on a number of projects for years, and I think this is a great medium to show them to you, grow as a writer, and have a stepping stone to find a home for my writing. 

Who are you?
I'm a small time, small award-winning American author. I've had a few poems published, worked as a news and music writer, and have always been a giant fantasy nerd. You can see more of my bio here.

What are you working on?

Project #1: The Novel 
Unsettled is a paranormal/urban fantasy book set in the modern day. Neiloufar "Neil" Ahmad is a bartender in fictional Caramond, CA, who has an unofficial (unpaid) part time job as Guardian of the region; keeping the peace and balancing the supernatural forces. Backers will have access to draft chapters of the novel, as I write them. There are already about 10 chapters/parts/bits for you to read. Woo! Read the first chapter here.

Project #2: Short stories
I write them. Sometimes they're literary, but they're usually about like, magic and stuff. The ultimate goal is to write and publish a whole heaping bunch of them. 

Project #3: Poetry book/chapbook/submissions
I have a number of poems I'd like to submit for publication. I have had two of my poems published in issue 6 of Angel City Review and issue 48 of Birdy Magazine.  My poetry is, on average, more literary than my book ideas tend to be.

Goals/ what I need (in no particular order):
  • A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y 
    • I am terrible about writing regularly. But I'm not terrible at doing a job I am being paid for. What I need from you is to yell about not getting your money's worth if I'm not writing as much as I can.

My promise to you:
I will post AT LEAST one chapter/poem/short story per month.
Every month you will get SOMETHING. Ideally, I'll post one chapter per week, and/or bonus content, but let's be real, I'm not a very consistent person. I hope to change this over time.

In the words of Paula Cole, I don't want to wait for our lives to be over...*waits for groans to subside* I'd like to be one of those authors that publishes a novel, a book of poetry, or a collections of stories and essays before I die. I appreciate your support!

I will also use my support to support others.
10% of what comes in from this Patreon will be used to support other creators.
Tiers
The Backbone ($1 or more)
$1 or more per month
  •  You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
The Heart ($5 or more)
$5 or more per month
WHAT? REALLY? YOU ROCK!
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
Goals
$64 of $100 per month
Fan-driven short. You guys pick the scene and take the wheel. I’ll write it. 
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Hi there! Welcome to my Patreon. I've been working on a number of projects for years, and I think this is a great medium to show them to you, grow as a writer, and have a stepping stone to find a home for my writing. 

Who are you?
I'm a small time, small award-winning American author. I've had a few poems published, worked as a news and music writer, and have always been a giant fantasy nerd. You can see more of my bio here.

What are you working on?

Project #1: The Novel 
Unsettled is a paranormal/urban fantasy book set in the modern day. Neiloufar "Neil" Ahmad is a bartender in fictional Caramond, CA, who has an unofficial (unpaid) part time job as Guardian of the region; keeping the peace and balancing the supernatural forces. Backers will have access to draft chapters of the novel, as I write them. There are already about 10 chapters/parts/bits for you to read. Woo! Read the first chapter here.

Project #2: Short stories
I write them. Sometimes they're literary, but they're usually about like, magic and stuff. The ultimate goal is to write and publish a whole heaping bunch of them. 

Project #3: Poetry book/chapbook/submissions
I have a number of poems I'd like to submit for publication. I have had two of my poems published in issue 6 of Angel City Review and issue 48 of Birdy Magazine.  My poetry is, on average, more literary than my book ideas tend to be.

Goals/ what I need (in no particular order):
  • A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y 
    • I am terrible about writing regularly. But I'm not terrible at doing a job I am being paid for. What I need from you is to yell about not getting your money's worth if I'm not writing as much as I can.

My promise to you:
I will post AT LEAST one chapter/poem/short story per month.
Every month you will get SOMETHING. Ideally, I'll post one chapter per week, and/or bonus content, but let's be real, I'm not a very consistent person. I hope to change this over time.

In the words of Paula Cole, I don't want to wait for our lives to be over...*waits for groans to subside* I'd like to be one of those authors that publishes a novel, a book of poetry, or a collections of stories and essays before I die. I appreciate your support!

I will also use my support to support others.
10% of what comes in from this Patreon will be used to support other creators.

Recent posts by Erika Gill

Tiers
The Backbone ($1 or more)
$1 or more per month
  •  You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
The Heart ($5 or more)
$5 or more per month
WHAT? REALLY? YOU ROCK!
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.