SD Whitefeather

is creating ramblings and painting with words, otherwise known as books

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Down
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Down feathers are what keeps me warm. Just the fact that you want to support me gives me all the warm feels.


*THIS TIER DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE TRACE CHRONICLES* scroll to Quill for that access.


*Have access to exclusive feed

*Receive a hand written thank you note from me

Quill
$5
per month

I was actually named after the white feather quill pen because I've been a writer since I was small. This tier allows me to venture out into something new and different with The Trace Chronicles. This will be the visible writing for agents and publishing companies to see what I'm capable of. This episodic series is only available to Patreon subscribers and will be posted on the 1st, 11th, and 21st of every month through April 2020. Join me for this year long series highlighting first responders in this story about a serial killer told from the perspective of a 911 dispatcher.


*Have access to exclusive feed

*Access to a private chat group on Facebook

*Receive a hand written thank you note from me

*Receive an SD Whitefeather bookmark to help keep your place in your current read

*Access to "extras" from the interviews: the story behind the story and pieces of interest that didn't make it into the final interview (sometimes there's so much content, it all can't fit). Patreon extras will be detailed with each interview. 

*Log-in capabilities to The Trace Chronicles website in order to read each episode as it comes out. (Starting May 1st)


Anniversary Gift (only for this tier)

After 1 year of subscription on this tier (must remain on this tier or higher for 12 months) you will receive any episode and a character profile autographed. It will come in an official TTC folder for safe keeping.

Plume
$15
per month

Plume feathers add the flair! They are the pretty ones that attract and make sure the wearer gets seen! This tier gets a little extra, but mostly this is for the people that wanted to give a little more without taking too much more so that I can concentrate on writing even more! Thank you so much for wanting to see me succeed!


 

*Have access to exclusive feed

*Access to a private chat group on Facebook

*Receive a hand written thank you note from me

*Receive an SD Whitefeather bookmark to help keep your place in your current read

*Access to "extras" from the interviews: the story behind the story and pieces of interest that didn't make it into the final interview (sometimes there's so much content, it all can't fit). Patreon extras will be detailed with each interview. 

*Log-in capabilities to The Trace Chronicles website in order to read each episode as it comes out. (Starting May 1st)

*Your name will appear on the "Produced by the support of" page on the website

*Every 4-6 weeks, you'll get an extra surprise on The Trace Chronicles website with some kind of media

*If I have a work in progress (WIP), I'll post random chapters for feedback or "help me's" once in awhile where you can help shape what I'm working on.


Anniversary Gifts! (for this tier only)

* After 6 months of subscription on this tier (must remain on this tier or higher for 6 months) you will receive any episode and a character profile autographed. It will come in an official TTC folder for safe keeping. 

*  After 9 months of subscription on this tier (must remain on this tier or higher for 9 months) you will receive a TTC hat specifically made for Patreon subscribers.

 *  After 1 year of subscription on this tier (must remain on this tier or higher for 12 months) you will receive any book I currently have in print, autographed and shipped directly to you!

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About

Hello! I'm SD Whitefeather and I'm here to achieve my dream of becoming a full-time writer. I am the author of TheTraceChronicles.com. Check it out and let me know what you think.

So, your first question is probably, "Is Whitefeather your actual name?" Yes. Yes it is. It's part of my middle name. SD are the initials to my first and last name. I wanted to keep them as part of me because it's a way to honor my dad by keeping his initial as part of who I am while I celebrate my Cherokee heritage. Plus, Whitefeather is hard to forget. Or so you would think. I've been called a lot of interesting takes on Whitefeather, but people tend to remember it.

Why Patreon?

I work a full-time job outside of writing. Honestly? I love it, but it doesn't quite meet the needs I have financially on a monthly basis. Without Patreon, I'd have to get a second job and take even more time away from writing.

Why "Tuft?"

A "tuft" is a group of feathers. This will make more sense when you see the tier names, but I thought this was more appropriate than calling people "fans," "followers," or "subscribers." All of those sound stalkerish, pretentious, or too business.

Has writing worked for me so far?

I have a poetry book that I published in 2011. Poetry is my first love, it is a way I speak my deepest emotions. Poetry, however, is a really hard sell. I've decided to share my poetry publicly without charge and work on my other writing loves. I'm currently in the midst of editing my first Young Adult fiction and I've recently started a blog called Art2Art where I can celebrate artists of all kinds. Up until the end of July 2019, I'd interview an artist to introduce and offer an autographed giveaway as a thank you for reading the article. Now, I do the interviews live on Facebook. It's a great way for me to put art out there in the universe in whatever form the creator makes it in and to gain some readership in the process.

What is my YA fiction about?

Hmmm...I believe I have a tier where you can be involved in reading some of that...

I want to continue my support of the arts. So! I will be taking 5% of my monthly income and putting it back into the Patreon by finding another artist to support. I'll want to support as many as possible, so I will probably support lower tiers, but I will post who I'm choosing as I add each on. I'm sure they would love for you to check them out as well. Maybe consider supporting another creator.

Patreon Artists I support so far:
Tony Lucca
Tara Swalgren
Jess E. Owen
Pentatonix
Dance into Delivery

Another 5% will be going to provide books to children. I have decided to adopt a family that fosters kids. I know this family really well and I know their hearts. They want to love these children that may not understand what real love looks like or would be missing out on what love means in the crucial years of emotional formation. They currently have 4 children they adopted and they keep the 5th place open to foster as they are needed. That 5th place revolves as a new little comes into the world and needs love before they find their forever home. As the funds become available for another book, if they don't have a new child, they will nominate one of their foster family friends to get a book that another child can take with them when they leave. You are helping provide a forever smile. Thank you. So far: We have provided 7 books to children.

Follow me on Instagram! I will be posting stories there from time to time and marking them just for Tufts! Make sure you send me your username so I add you to the list.

I'm not on Patreon a lot because it doesn't give me the interaction I like with my Tuft. For the most part, I'm on Facebook. If you are a part of the Quill tier and higher, I add you to a private Facebook chat where you get personalized videos about whatever I'm working on! Come find me!

I think that's it for now. I just really want to say thank you for stopping by and checking this page out. Talk to you soon!
Goals
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When I reach 100 patrons, I'll do a drawing for some autographed memorabilia based on my Art2Art Interviews. Some amazing goodies will be in this collection! So far, I have some autographed CDs and a couple other fun little collectibles set aside.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 58 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
45
Images
9
Links
2
Polls
7
Writings

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