Ahmed Al-Sheikh is creating sci-fi fantasy and adventure novels
1

patron

$14
per month
Who am I?

I'm Ahmed Al-Sheikh, independent author and freelance writer. You may have seen my reviews and articles on Marooner's Rock. I've been at this indie writing thing for quite a few years now, and I've managed to do some really impressive things. I've published a small collection of my short stories from college as the Kindle exclusive book Wandering Djinn, and followed that up with my first novel, Lunen: Triblood. You can get a copy of it in paperback, digital, and audio formats from most major retailers like Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. It's been nominated for the Writer's Digest Self-Published award, and the Global E-book Award in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Lunen: Triblood even got a favorable quote from Kirkus Reviews. (Trust me, getting one good quote from a Kirkus Review is an achievement for most indie authors)

Why am I here?

Three reasons:
1. Income. Let's be honest, I'd love to dedicate more time to writing, and be able to pay my bills with money from my writing. It's natural to do what you love for a living.
2. Connecting with readers. I want to talk with you people, let you know what I'm up to, and give you all guaranteed first chances at copies of my books for being supportive.
3. Get funding for future books. I'm not just going to write novel-length stories. I want to create stories that anyone can pick up. Physical books, digital versions, audiobooks and adaptions into other media. All these things require stuff like editors, artists, interior layout design, printing services and distributors, as well as marketing. And all that requires funding, especially as I prefer to put out a quality product.

Why monthly? And why no higher priced pledges?

Writing a full-length novel takes time. Even if the story is completely written there needs to be even more time to produce it as a professional-level book in multiple formats. The monthly choice allows me to dedicate more time to writing, as well as save some of it towards the production costs. As for why the pledges cap at $15, I am dedicated to giving you good value for my work, especially as I produce physical books. As such, the pledges chosen allow me to work at my craft while being affordable to you. It's a win-win!

Ready to become a patron?

Great! This is your first step into my world, not only for my stories and adventures, but to look behind the scenes at what it takes to be an indie author. It should be an interesting journey for us all. And last, but certainly never least: thank you for your support
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
$2: Cheers to you for supporting my writing. As thanks you'll be able to send fan mail and questions directly to me for reply.

Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you for supporting my writing. For going this far, you'll not only get the insider info, you'll now get ebook version sent to you as soon as they're available, barring any exclusivity deal.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
A big thanks for supporting my writing. Not only will you get the above, you will also get an autographed paperback copy of my books, as they become available. In other words, every time I release a book, you'll get a copy for your monthly contribution.
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 patron
My upmost appreciation for supporting my writing. Initially, not much different from the $10 pledge, but now you'll also get a choice between paperback and hardcover editions of my book, autographed and shipped to you as they become available. Autographs can be personalized if you ask nicely.
Who am I?

I'm Ahmed Al-Sheikh, independent author and freelance writer. You may have seen my reviews and articles on Marooner's Rock. I've been at this indie writing thing for quite a few years now, and I've managed to do some really impressive things. I've published a small collection of my short stories from college as the Kindle exclusive book Wandering Djinn, and followed that up with my first novel, Lunen: Triblood. You can get a copy of it in paperback, digital, and audio formats from most major retailers like Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. It's been nominated for the Writer's Digest Self-Published award, and the Global E-book Award in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Lunen: Triblood even got a favorable quote from Kirkus Reviews. (Trust me, getting one good quote from a Kirkus Review is an achievement for most indie authors)

Why am I here?

Three reasons:
1. Income. Let's be honest, I'd love to dedicate more time to writing, and be able to pay my bills with money from my writing. It's natural to do what you love for a living.
2. Connecting with readers. I want to talk with you people, let you know what I'm up to, and give you all guaranteed first chances at copies of my books for being supportive.
3. Get funding for future books. I'm not just going to write novel-length stories. I want to create stories that anyone can pick up. Physical books, digital versions, audiobooks and adaptions into other media. All these things require stuff like editors, artists, interior layout design, printing services and distributors, as well as marketing. And all that requires funding, especially as I prefer to put out a quality product.

Why monthly? And why no higher priced pledges?

Writing a full-length novel takes time. Even if the story is completely written there needs to be even more time to produce it as a professional-level book in multiple formats. The monthly choice allows me to dedicate more time to writing, as well as save some of it towards the production costs. As for why the pledges cap at $15, I am dedicated to giving you good value for my work, especially as I produce physical books. As such, the pledges chosen allow me to work at my craft while being affordable to you. It's a win-win!

Ready to become a patron?

Great! This is your first step into my world, not only for my stories and adventures, but to look behind the scenes at what it takes to be an indie author. It should be an interesting journey for us all. And last, but certainly never least: thank you for your support

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
$2: Cheers to you for supporting my writing. As thanks you'll be able to send fan mail and questions directly to me for reply.

Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Thank you for supporting my writing. For going this far, you'll not only get the insider info, you'll now get ebook version sent to you as soon as they're available, barring any exclusivity deal.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
A big thanks for supporting my writing. Not only will you get the above, you will also get an autographed paperback copy of my books, as they become available. In other words, every time I release a book, you'll get a copy for your monthly contribution.
Pledge $15 or more per month
1 patron
My upmost appreciation for supporting my writing. Initially, not much different from the $10 pledge, but now you'll also get a choice between paperback and hardcover editions of my book, autographed and shipped to you as they become available. Autographs can be personalized if you ask nicely.