Matthew Alexander is creating A Breath Away From Life, the novel.
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First off, a big thank you to all my current and future fans, patrons, and countrymen! Please lend me your ears eyes for a quick introduction:

My name is Matthew Alexander. Since I was old enough to write I had always wanted to write a book. Now, after years of brain storming, vivid dreaming, and life experiencing, I am finally ready to push my new novel. It is a story about a life built and betrayed by the very thing we as readers rely on; our imagination and our senses.

Note: Intro Video Coming Soon

A Breath Away From Life, is a psychological thriller about a man living a regular life. This regular life, however, is suddenly thrust into a tailspin of unfortunate events. Somewhere during these events he will begin to lose connection with reality. This will bring him on a self-realizing journey that occurs during his attempt to solve the mystery of his visions and the voices echoing behind him. He will face tremendous challenges, and be given terrible choices. In the end, a choice of two must be made; one leads to salvation - the other to damnation.

The story is told from his perspective and allows the reader to see first hand the struggles their fellow man may have.

The book's themes and focus concepts are subject to change, but is currently expected to contain vulgarity (minimal, for basic character needs), sexual references (this is not a porno magazine, these references will be artistic and less so for pleasure), and more. 

This book may also contain what the modern world has dubbed "triggers" and as such, I feel it wise to warn you that while this book is mildly comedic, it will have very dark moments, and could have an effect on anyone with a mental illness including but not limited to psychosis, chronic depression (and related), schizophrenia, BPD, MPD, and more. 

I want everyone to enjoy this book, but you can't please everyone.

This is the only place you'll find actual text from the book up to the most recent versions. I will be releasing the first three chapters for free and posting updates or edits to those three on occasion. The rest of the book will only be seen by my Patrons. 

Patrons that show interest in the story can make requests and offer professional criticism, and most if not all will receive a complimentary copy of the book digitally. I will also offer paperbacks to eligible members. (All patrons who contribute a substantial amount will be given copies of the book, depending on their wishes and contribution. Audio book is given to all members who patron 3 months in a row or more.

By joining me on this journey you will both motivate me to keep writing and, if a patron, give me the ability to focus on my work.

If this is successful I will write more books, short stories, poems, and other artistic work for those that demand it. It is my dream to see a story I tell make it to the big screen, like J.K. Rowling, G.R.R. Martin, Stephen King, and other literary champions. It's not just about the money, it's about contributing more to the world than I could ever do working a 9-5.

I hope I'm agreeable of a person for you, if not let me know, I don't want to come off greedy I just am really transparent about finances and time.

Please take note: The posted chapters are not final drafts without a "FINAL" tag. This means significant changes are very likely until tagged with such. I plan to release a new chapter every week if possible, but I work two jobs so bear with me! Also, expect first posts to be quite in need of repair, Mr. Martin takes years to write his books, I'm going to try and get fresh content every week!

Thank you everyone!
Tiers
The Helper
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only view of the book as it's updated.
  • Sneak peek photos of cover art and exclusive insiders.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • A thank you poem for all my patrons

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Helper and a Half
$1.50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This is identical to the helper, but covers the amount taken by Patreon and the payment processor. It exists purely for those who want to help. If I can, I'll be mailing bookmarks to anyone who does this one.
The Reader
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • E-Book (On book completion, after 2 months in a row)
  • Plus the previous rewards.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.  
The Listener
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • E-book (On book completion) OR Audio book (if available), regardless of time. 
  • Access to MP3 posts that may contain a live reading of the book so far, or individual chapters, and more.
  • Your name personally thanked in a monthly patron audio.
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates. 

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Watcher
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to video content, and any live streaming that occurs.
  • Submit a video of you reading a chapter in occasional contests. Winners posted on YouTube and awarded prizes!
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Old-School
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A paper-back copy of the book (on completion), after at least 2 consecutive months of patronage.
  • A copy of the E-Book (on completion), regardless of time.
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Supporter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A signed paper-back copy of the book, regardless of time.
  • A copy of the E-Book, regardless of time.
  • A signed print of the cover art.
  • A personal shout-out on twitter!
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Scholar
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Signed hardcover of the book (on completion), regardless of time.
  • A personalized message or poem added to your copy.
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Collector
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
  • One signed hard-cover (on book completion), regardless of time.
  • Two signed paperbacks (on book completion), regardless of time.
  • Three E-Book copies (on book completion), regardless of time.
  • Personalized thank you message or poem sent on a CD. (Included with the books.)
  • Signed poster with custom art. (Included with the books.)
  • Plus previous rewards, between The Helper and The Supporter, no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Librarian
$150 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
(This is a one-time item, consistent patronage isn't necessary except Tier 1)

  • Get 1 Hardcover copy of the book. (on book completion). 
  • Get 3 CD copies of the audio-book. (on book completion).
  • Get 5 paperback copies of the book. (on book completion)
  • Get 5 Copies of the E-book or audio book. (on book completion).
  • Plus previous rewards, between The Helper and The Supporter, no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
Goals
0 of 1000 patrons
At 1000 patrons I will surely be able to create more books, and with 
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First off, a big thank you to all my current and future fans, patrons, and countrymen! Please lend me your ears eyes for a quick introduction:

My name is Matthew Alexander. Since I was old enough to write I had always wanted to write a book. Now, after years of brain storming, vivid dreaming, and life experiencing, I am finally ready to push my new novel. It is a story about a life built and betrayed by the very thing we as readers rely on; our imagination and our senses.

Note: Intro Video Coming Soon

A Breath Away From Life, is a psychological thriller about a man living a regular life. This regular life, however, is suddenly thrust into a tailspin of unfortunate events. Somewhere during these events he will begin to lose connection with reality. This will bring him on a self-realizing journey that occurs during his attempt to solve the mystery of his visions and the voices echoing behind him. He will face tremendous challenges, and be given terrible choices. In the end, a choice of two must be made; one leads to salvation - the other to damnation.

The story is told from his perspective and allows the reader to see first hand the struggles their fellow man may have.

The book's themes and focus concepts are subject to change, but is currently expected to contain vulgarity (minimal, for basic character needs), sexual references (this is not a porno magazine, these references will be artistic and less so for pleasure), and more. 

This book may also contain what the modern world has dubbed "triggers" and as such, I feel it wise to warn you that while this book is mildly comedic, it will have very dark moments, and could have an effect on anyone with a mental illness including but not limited to psychosis, chronic depression (and related), schizophrenia, BPD, MPD, and more. 

I want everyone to enjoy this book, but you can't please everyone.

This is the only place you'll find actual text from the book up to the most recent versions. I will be releasing the first three chapters for free and posting updates or edits to those three on occasion. The rest of the book will only be seen by my Patrons. 

Patrons that show interest in the story can make requests and offer professional criticism, and most if not all will receive a complimentary copy of the book digitally. I will also offer paperbacks to eligible members. (All patrons who contribute a substantial amount will be given copies of the book, depending on their wishes and contribution. Audio book is given to all members who patron 3 months in a row or more.

By joining me on this journey you will both motivate me to keep writing and, if a patron, give me the ability to focus on my work.

If this is successful I will write more books, short stories, poems, and other artistic work for those that demand it. It is my dream to see a story I tell make it to the big screen, like J.K. Rowling, G.R.R. Martin, Stephen King, and other literary champions. It's not just about the money, it's about contributing more to the world than I could ever do working a 9-5.

I hope I'm agreeable of a person for you, if not let me know, I don't want to come off greedy I just am really transparent about finances and time.

Please take note: The posted chapters are not final drafts without a "FINAL" tag. This means significant changes are very likely until tagged with such. I plan to release a new chapter every week if possible, but I work two jobs so bear with me! Also, expect first posts to be quite in need of repair, Mr. Martin takes years to write his books, I'm going to try and get fresh content every week!

Thank you everyone!

Recent posts by Matthew Alexander

Tiers
The Helper
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only view of the book as it's updated.
  • Sneak peek photos of cover art and exclusive insiders.
  • Patron-only polls.
  • A thank you poem for all my patrons

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Helper and a Half
$1.50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This is identical to the helper, but covers the amount taken by Patreon and the payment processor. It exists purely for those who want to help. If I can, I'll be mailing bookmarks to anyone who does this one.
The Reader
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • E-Book (On book completion, after 2 months in a row)
  • Plus the previous rewards.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.  
The Listener
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  • E-book (On book completion) OR Audio book (if available), regardless of time. 
  • Access to MP3 posts that may contain a live reading of the book so far, or individual chapters, and more.
  • Your name personally thanked in a monthly patron audio.
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates. 

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Watcher
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to video content, and any live streaming that occurs.
  • Submit a video of you reading a chapter in occasional contests. Winners posted on YouTube and awarded prizes!
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Old-School
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A paper-back copy of the book (on completion), after at least 2 consecutive months of patronage.
  • A copy of the E-Book (on completion), regardless of time.
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Supporter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A signed paper-back copy of the book, regardless of time.
  • A copy of the E-Book, regardless of time.
  • A signed print of the cover art.
  • A personal shout-out on twitter!
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Scholar
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Signed hardcover of the book (on completion), regardless of time.
  • A personalized message or poem added to your copy.
  • Plus previous rewards, but no duplicates.

Note: Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Collector
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
  • One signed hard-cover (on book completion), regardless of time.
  • Two signed paperbacks (on book completion), regardless of time.
  • Three E-Book copies (on book completion), regardless of time.
  • Personalized thank you message or poem sent on a CD. (Included with the books.)
  • Signed poster with custom art. (Included with the books.)
  • Plus previous rewards, between The Helper and The Supporter, no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.
The Librarian
$150 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
(This is a one-time item, consistent patronage isn't necessary except Tier 1)

  • Get 1 Hardcover copy of the book. (on book completion). 
  • Get 3 CD copies of the audio-book. (on book completion).
  • Get 5 paperback copies of the book. (on book completion)
  • Get 5 Copies of the E-book or audio book. (on book completion).
  • Plus previous rewards, between The Helper and The Supporter, no duplicates.

Note: Copies of the book are one-time, and based on the highest tier subscribed.