Mavis Lamb

Mavis Lamb

is creating mystery novels, cocktail books and short stories

3

patrons

$13

per month
Thank you for checking out my page and this patron platform!  

I'll start with a bit about myself and what I create. I'm Mavis Lamb and I tell stories...some of them are even true! As a shy kid, writing was a safe place to express my thoughts and feelings. As an outgoing adult (how I changed is its own story), writing is a way for me to share stories with others. Like my headline says...I write mystery novels, cocktail books and short stories. I've also penned a number of plays over the years and garnered a few awards along the way (including being a best-selling author). Here's a peak at some of my writing credits.

My passions are crime and cocktails! I fall asleep with murder investigation shows playing...and I'm pretty sure I can give you an amazing drink recipe to go with any book, movie or television show that's about crime, solving murders and catching the bad guys!

Why did I create a Patreon page? Creating riveting stories with real-life, quirky characters takes time. Right now, much of my time is spent working for others and telling their stories (as a ghostwriter) because...bills! Having patrons means some of those bills are covered...ideally enough to free up my time to write and publish my own stories. More than that, Patreon also provides the opportunity for my fans and patrons to be active part of my creative process. Offering feedback on drafts, voting on different endings, and having a character with your name are ways you will help tell a story! 

My first big goal is to reach 100 patrons (2 sub-goals of 50 patrons each)! I will update goals along the way, but this is a starting point. 

My vision is to have enough patrons that I can write my own books full time, and that those books will soon generate the income needed to support my family. Then, I will move on to become a nosy old lady who solves crime!

I hope you will be a part of my creative journey, because no one writes well in a vacuum.
 

Tiers
Single Shot Shamus
$1 or more per month

Thank you! I raise my shot glass to you because you being a patron means a great deal to me. At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all my short stories drafts (timing TBD)


Boozy Bookworm
$5 or more per month

Thank you! I am giving you that 'grateful look' over the top of a book as I sip on the cocktail of the day! At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all of my short stories drafts (timing is TBD)
  • Mention by name on my social media pages when you become a patron


Drink Slinger Sleuth
$10 or more per month

Thank you x 10! You've become an important part of me creating my mysteries...cheers to you! At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all of my short stories drafts (timing is TBD)
  • Mention by name on my social media pages when you become a patron
  • A unique patron-only access cocktail recipe when you become a patron and every 3 months you remain at this tier.


Suspense & Spirits Scholar
$25 or more per month

Wow, you are awesome! You truly understand how my two passions connect. Now you're a part of my creative process.  At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all of my short stories drafts (timing is TBD)
  • Mention by name on my social media pages when you become a patron
  • A unique patron-only access cocktail recipe when you become a patron and every 3 months you remain at this tier.
  • Patron-only video content about what I'm writing and tips on making the best cocktails. Seriously, my husband is a career bartender, so I've got the inside scoop!


Cocktail & Crime Connoisseur
$50 or more per month

Amazing! Not only to you get the 'crime & cocktail connection', you may have plotted a few shenanigans while imbibing at your favorite watering hole. Let's get this party started! At this tier, you will receive:

  • All of the above benefits plus:
  • You get to help me with the ending of select stories. That's right, you'll get to vote on your preferred ending - multiple choice. Maybe a 'fill-in your idea' option, too! This benefit timing is TBD...and it won't be for every story.
Martini & Mystery Maven
$100 or more per month

AWESOME!! Have you ever been questioned about a crime? Or maybe you watch too much crime TV, like I do. Because you so understand where I'm coming from! I really want you to be a part of one of my stories. That's why at this tier, you will receive:

  • All of the above benefits plus:
  • I will use YOUR NAME for one of my characters. First only or first and last - your choice. I'm always looking for great character names, why not yours?
Goals
3 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons, I'll post a video thank you for those patrons. I'll include a tidbit on my current short story...only available to you!
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Thank you for checking out my page and this patron platform!  

I'll start with a bit about myself and what I create. I'm Mavis Lamb and I tell stories...some of them are even true! As a shy kid, writing was a safe place to express my thoughts and feelings. As an outgoing adult (how I changed is its own story), writing is a way for me to share stories with others. Like my headline says...I write mystery novels, cocktail books and short stories. I've also penned a number of plays over the years and garnered a few awards along the way (including being a best-selling author). Here's a peak at some of my writing credits.

My passions are crime and cocktails! I fall asleep with murder investigation shows playing...and I'm pretty sure I can give you an amazing drink recipe to go with any book, movie or television show that's about crime, solving murders and catching the bad guys!

Why did I create a Patreon page? Creating riveting stories with real-life, quirky characters takes time. Right now, much of my time is spent working for others and telling their stories (as a ghostwriter) because...bills! Having patrons means some of those bills are covered...ideally enough to free up my time to write and publish my own stories. More than that, Patreon also provides the opportunity for my fans and patrons to be active part of my creative process. Offering feedback on drafts, voting on different endings, and having a character with your name are ways you will help tell a story! 

My first big goal is to reach 100 patrons (2 sub-goals of 50 patrons each)! I will update goals along the way, but this is a starting point. 

My vision is to have enough patrons that I can write my own books full time, and that those books will soon generate the income needed to support my family. Then, I will move on to become a nosy old lady who solves crime!

I hope you will be a part of my creative journey, because no one writes well in a vacuum.
 

Recent posts by Mavis Lamb

Tiers
Single Shot Shamus
$1 or more per month

Thank you! I raise my shot glass to you because you being a patron means a great deal to me. At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all my short stories drafts (timing TBD)


Boozy Bookworm
$5 or more per month

Thank you! I am giving you that 'grateful look' over the top of a book as I sip on the cocktail of the day! At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all of my short stories drafts (timing is TBD)
  • Mention by name on my social media pages when you become a patron


Drink Slinger Sleuth
$10 or more per month

Thank you x 10! You've become an important part of me creating my mysteries...cheers to you! At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all of my short stories drafts (timing is TBD)
  • Mention by name on my social media pages when you become a patron
  • A unique patron-only access cocktail recipe when you become a patron and every 3 months you remain at this tier.


Suspense & Spirits Scholar
$25 or more per month

Wow, you are awesome! You truly understand how my two passions connect. Now you're a part of my creative process.  At this tier, you will receive:

  • A personal thank you!
  • Advance access to all of my short stories drafts (timing is TBD)
  • Mention by name on my social media pages when you become a patron
  • A unique patron-only access cocktail recipe when you become a patron and every 3 months you remain at this tier.
  • Patron-only video content about what I'm writing and tips on making the best cocktails. Seriously, my husband is a career bartender, so I've got the inside scoop!


Cocktail & Crime Connoisseur
$50 or more per month

Amazing! Not only to you get the 'crime & cocktail connection', you may have plotted a few shenanigans while imbibing at your favorite watering hole. Let's get this party started! At this tier, you will receive:

  • All of the above benefits plus:
  • You get to help me with the ending of select stories. That's right, you'll get to vote on your preferred ending - multiple choice. Maybe a 'fill-in your idea' option, too! This benefit timing is TBD...and it won't be for every story.
Martini & Mystery Maven
$100 or more per month

AWESOME!! Have you ever been questioned about a crime? Or maybe you watch too much crime TV, like I do. Because you so understand where I'm coming from! I really want you to be a part of one of my stories. That's why at this tier, you will receive:

  • All of the above benefits plus:
  • I will use YOUR NAME for one of my characters. First only or first and last - your choice. I'm always looking for great character names, why not yours?