Jess E. Owen

is creating Stories, Artwork, and other Magic!

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No amount is too small and every Pride member contributes what they can. Thank you so much for your support! For $1 you get:
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  • Writing Tips & Monday Motivations!
  • Access to Discord Chat 
  • Gryfony art & trivia

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For just a little more, fully initiated Warriors & Hunters will receive:

  • Flash fictions & WIP teasers
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  • Writing Tips & Monday Motivations!
  • Access to Discord Chat 
  • Gryfony art before it's posted anywhere else

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Fly with me and support the creation of new novels, short stories, and other projects associated with my published worlds, and those yet to be discovered.
Those familiar with my writing already understand the realms in which you've landed, so feel free to nose around the page and see what's going on and why I've chosen Patreon.

~*Currently I'm offering a weekly writing tip, motivational posts on Mondays, occasional flash fiction set in the Summer King world, gryfon art, occasional WIP excerpts, and patron chat on Discord!*~
Use the the Featured Tags under "Posts" to find what you're looking for. Flash Fiction, Write Tip Wednesday, Art and more!

Please note that now there is lots of fun content to browse for paid Patrons, I have changed to a "charge up front" account. If you are a new patron, you will be charged your tier price the day you subscribe (and have access to the backlog of Stuff!) and then on the first of each month going forward. 

For those just arriving:
I am a writer of fantasy stories for all ages (well, perhaps for 11+) usually featuring animal characters on epic adventures to discover their destinies. I'm currently best known for my young adult series, the award winning Summer King Chronicles (let's call it SKC from here on out), and I am working on more stories set in that world . . . and beyond. My short fiction has appeared in Cricket Magazine for young readers, as well as various anthologies. I'm a proud member of Authors of the Flathead, the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Why Are You on Patreon, Jess?
In 2012, I chose to self-publish my novels for a variety of reasons, and it has been an amazing experience! It does come with some financial challenges, however. I have run four successful campaigns on Kickstarter to fund hardback print runs of my debut series, and I enjoy the crowdfunding atmosphere, interaction, and community mindset. I love making things that enrich the story world for my readers--it's some of the most rewarding work I do. That said, my ideas outrun my budget and my time to be able to do all the things I want to do. Patreon is a wonderful way for the community to help me create lots of new exciting content while still paying for little things like a mortgage and dog food. (Sparks thanks you. You can see his doofy appreciation and adventures on my Instagram).

What Are You Offering Patrons?
Currently I offer gryfon art, weekly writing advice and something motivational, an occasional flash fiction from the world of the SKC, sneak peeks from whatever my WIP is, and the occasional Lens peek into my messy sketching process, and a weekly Discord chat.

As this grows, most of the funds will go toward the Current Project, which, as of this writing, is a graphic novel of Song of the Summer King!

This is An Experiment!
Remember too that sometimes the only way to find out if something works is to try it. I'm going to try different types of reward tiers and different content. I'll see what's do-able, or if it takes too much of my time from writing books. I think after a couple years I have found a formula that works, and if I stick with this routine, you'll have a stream of fun content to keep in touch with the world of the Summer King (and perhaps..beyond!)

Finally, I tried to anticipate some questions you might have:

What The Heck is Patreon?
Think of it like a subscription . . . to me! You pay monthly, whatever amount you'd like, to have access to all the fun things I hope to offer. You can cancel at absolutely any time if you need to, and you can always re-subscribe at a later date. 

What's "The Current Project"?
I'll be using this Patreon to help fund personal expenses and side projects centered around my story worlds. The Current Project will be whatever creation I've currently got in the works.

As of 2019, the Current Project is to create a graphic novel version of the first book in the SKC: Song of the Summer King. 

How Does it Work? Explain All These Things.
  • It takes a little time and effort to Post a Thing. By paying to see the things I post, you help me, and you get to see fun things before anybody else!
  • Reward Tiers: Check out the subscription tiers. These are constantly in flux as I try to figure out what I can actually do that doesn't take away from the productive of my most important Thing, which is The Next Book. 
  • Questions? Ask!

And it's really as simple as that. If the idea of receiving Patreon exclusive content sounds exciting, have a look around. If you've never heard of me and you're not sure, I encourage you to investigate my published work and see if it's right for you.

Thanks for coming by, and fair winds!

100 - reached! patrons
Raising the Winds
100 Patrons is a very respectable Pride! When we hit and maintain this goal, I will share WIP teasers of the Current Project (The Summer King Graphic Novel) as content becomes available to share.
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