John A. McColley is creating Root of the Word, a fantasy novel
6
patrons
$101
per month
Hmm? Ah! Welcome! Yes, some sit by the fire with me for a while. I've got to watch this pot, and keep a keen nose out for the bread in the ovens there, so I can't wander far. Cookie? Tumba-Rakka tart? Some tea perhaps? Yes, it's Old Bern here, ready to spin the second part of Celus' yarn about saving the world by taking magic away from Phlorr, a wily wizard who managed to finagle some of the most ancient words of magic from old books, oracles, and dragon prisoners. You may recall the first part, Breaking The Word, where we met Celus, Meira, Korl, Agit, and many others, and learned much about the world of Gramecia. If not, go ahead and dive in. I'll be here waiting when you return.
If you've come here to read about Elamon and his adventures, start in Logicians of Ambervale, the first volume of which recently concluded.
There's more, some stories, writing updates, some art and gaming related posts, as well. Just look around. I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy.
Tiers
A Riffle Through the Pages
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only content - I'll blog as regularly as I can with three small children running about. I'll shoot for weekly. Plus snippets of my current works in progress.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases - I'll be working on covers and logos for my upcoming series (especially Brass Spires, my steampunk superhero property)
  • Patron-only polls  - You can help me create! I'll put up occasional polls regarding character names, which story/world I should work on next, etc. Guide me, oh patrons!
A Voice in the Darkness
$5 or more per month
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg, .mp3) - I will post an audio or video blog, likely once a month, possibly more if it turns out people will listen. This may include bits of stories, background on where I came up with certain ideas, and whatever pops into my head regarding my work. (still working out kinks here)
  • Process/behind-the-scenes - You'll get updates on new stories, how many words I wrote that day, when things will be coming out, far ahead of the general public.
  • One chapter a week, plus the odd short story(usually 1/month)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Even More Words
$10 or more per month
  • As they come up, you'll get the most recent digital and print novel or collection.
  • Signed digital poster- as available, I'll put out full resolution covers and character sketches for you lucky folks.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Previewers - The Future is Yours!
$25 or more per month
  • Early downloads of all releases- before ebooks become available, you'll have access to the Advanced Reader Copies. (This would also be a great way to prepare reviews for release day. Authors love reviews, just sayin'.)
  • Your name in the acknowledgments of my books.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$101 of $250 per month
When I reach $250 per month, I'll begin recording a short story each month. These will be patron-only audio books for six months, at which point they will be made available through other venues. I will post polls for you to vote on regarding which stories you want to hear.
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Hmm? Ah! Welcome! Yes, some sit by the fire with me for a while. I've got to watch this pot, and keep a keen nose out for the bread in the ovens there, so I can't wander far. Cookie? Tumba-Rakka tart? Some tea perhaps? Yes, it's Old Bern here, ready to spin the second part of Celus' yarn about saving the world by taking magic away from Phlorr, a wily wizard who managed to finagle some of the most ancient words of magic from old books, oracles, and dragon prisoners. You may recall the first part, Breaking The Word, where we met Celus, Meira, Korl, Agit, and many others, and learned much about the world of Gramecia. If not, go ahead and dive in. I'll be here waiting when you return.
If you've come here to read about Elamon and his adventures, start in Logicians of Ambervale, the first volume of which recently concluded.
There's more, some stories, writing updates, some art and gaming related posts, as well. Just look around. I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy.

Recent posts by John A. McColley

Tiers
A Riffle Through the Pages
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only content - I'll blog as regularly as I can with three small children running about. I'll shoot for weekly. Plus snippets of my current works in progress.
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming releases - I'll be working on covers and logos for my upcoming series (especially Brass Spires, my steampunk superhero property)
  • Patron-only polls  - You can help me create! I'll put up occasional polls regarding character names, which story/world I should work on next, etc. Guide me, oh patrons!
A Voice in the Darkness
$5 or more per month
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg, .mp3) - I will post an audio or video blog, likely once a month, possibly more if it turns out people will listen. This may include bits of stories, background on where I came up with certain ideas, and whatever pops into my head regarding my work. (still working out kinks here)
  • Process/behind-the-scenes - You'll get updates on new stories, how many words I wrote that day, when things will be coming out, far ahead of the general public.
  • One chapter a week, plus the odd short story(usually 1/month)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Even More Words
$10 or more per month
  • As they come up, you'll get the most recent digital and print novel or collection.
  • Signed digital poster- as available, I'll put out full resolution covers and character sketches for you lucky folks.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Previewers - The Future is Yours!
$25 or more per month
  • Early downloads of all releases- before ebooks become available, you'll have access to the Advanced Reader Copies. (This would also be a great way to prepare reviews for release day. Authors love reviews, just sayin'.)
  • Your name in the acknowledgments of my books.
  • Plus all previous rewards