Autumn M. Birt is creating Fiction
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I'm a writer!

Ok, you probably guessed that from the headline up top. :D So to introduce myself properly, I'm Autumn M. Birt, the author of the epic fantasy series the Rise of the Fifth Order and Games of Fire as well the near-future dystopian series Friends of my Enemy, plus a couple of non-fiction books. But you don't have to believe me, you can check out my books over on my blog.

I love writing. After four decades of searching, I've finally found what I want to do when I grow up! Oh heck, why wait to grow up, or wait at all. I'm doing it now. Every day I write is a good day, and I try to write every day. That is how I've written as much as I have, over four books a year at my best. I always have a story in my head and another nibbling away in my subconscious - at least one!

And the nice thing is, I'm good at it too. Don't take my word for it, see for yourself by picking up a free book here. Or talk to my fans, who keep me inspired! They leave comments like:

"This is one of the most fascinating, creative and intelligently thought out books I’ve read. The characters jump off the pages, grab hold of you, and you cannot help but tag along with them on their journey and adventure in this exciting world." - Amazon review

"Absolutely superb. I wish that I could climb inside of the book and be one of the characters. The way that Autumn writes is amazing we as readers are truly blessed to be able to read her writings. I am already looking forward to her next book which won't come out fast enough for me!"
- Amazon review

"Nothing I have read is much better than this, not even such works as Andre Norton's Witch World Series. Autumn is destined for a place in the genre that will make her a name easily recognized by any true fan of Epic Fantasy." - Amazon review

I am in awe to have fans who have given me such praise and to be able to write something that someone else loves. Remembering those days in high school when I snuck in a quick read before the bell rang for class, I never would have imagined that some day someone would call me their favorite author. I still get goosebumps. I love you guys!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a book, left a review or comment on my blog. Your words and support mean so much to me!



So what brought me to Patreon?

I want to be able to write more for my fans.

In April of 2015, I left my full time job. The crazy thing is I was the bread winner of the family. But my husband and I were out of debt and I was so miserable at my full time job. I'd basically stopped writing and was desperately working on side projects that would provide enough of a boost in income to allow me to leave my day job without begging on the streets. I wasn't there yet though.

But we took a risk, pooled our savings, decided to sell 90% of what we owned, and just did it. I quit. OMG, that was such a crazy day/decision/holy CRAP moment! I'll only give full details over beer. It was flat out nuts. If you want full details, head over to my overland blog, Escape with the Dog, to see if my husband and I are close to your local and let me know! If so, I'd love to meet up and tell you all the insanity.

I did it anyway, so there might be something to the notion that all writers are crazy.

I thought I'd have more time to write. And I tried. But I felt the pressure to make those side projects work (someone had to provide income for food!) and threw myself into them. And wrote some, enough I finally finished my last book about six months behind schedule. I thought fans were going to lynch me!

Now, a year out from having left my full time job, I can say my savings is getting a lot lower, I'm not writing as much as I'd like, those side projects took up a lot of writing time without much income to speak of, and I'm facing the idea of going back to a regular day job. That means giving up not only my dream of writing, but also our underlying desire to travel slow and see North America in the old Landcruiser we've outfitted for travel.


Nemo is named after our older Cairn terrier, who passed away last fall.
It is also now one of the few things I own other than my laptop!

Except I realized that the one project that I never really gave a chance was to simply write more.

Call this my final effort to make it all work. My focus will be on producing awesome stories exclusively for you. If you like my writing, the Untold Stories, or want early access to my next release, this is going to be a wonderful relationship for you!


Epic walks inspire my writing, just like my fans. Join me and I'll write for you!

Tiers
Cup of Tea
$2 or more per creation
Thank you! Seriously, if each of my fans gave me $2 a month, I wouldn't be worried about how to buy groceries. I'd be writing, happy as a kracken. For this tier, you'll receive at least one in-depth monthly post or video on what I'm writing, what it is like to live with these characters in my head, and so much more on the reality of writing these stories. Plus you'll get some pictures and maybe an update post on where my husband and I are traveling and any other awesomeness I can send our way.
Flash Fiction Bonanza
$5 or more per creation
You are awesome, thank you! Not only do I appreciate your generosity, I will give you monthly short short stories (around 1,000 to 2,000 words), pieces of flash fiction, sections of longer stories, or even scenes from what I'm writing, Plus, of course, the posts from the first tier.
Short Story Rewards
$10 or more per creation
Seriously, THANK YOU! This is just so fantastic! For you, you will receive everything at the lower two levels plus complete, and more in-depth, short stories (10,000 words or more), or chapters from my current work in progress. You'll get access to more of the writing you love every month! And at the end of the year, I'll bundle all the stories into a downloadable ebook file just for you!
Early Release Access
$25 or more per creation
If you are this awesome, all I can say is THANK YOU and please have a book. Seriously. Anything I publish while you are a patron at this level, you'll receive as an ebook in a format of your choice BEFORE the sales release. Plus, of course, you'll have access to all the posts and short stories of the lower tiers. The goal for this will be at least one full length novel a year, but I want to do better than that. I know I can with your help!
Signed Paperback Books
$50 or more per creation only 25 left
This is serious money so you need a serious reward. As well as a huge THANK YOU, OMG you are so amazing! For this tier you receive everything from the previous levels, plus a signed paperback book of anything I release while you are a patron at this level. Because shipping is expensive, and to reward those who are long term supporters, this level has a limit. That makes you a super exclusive supporter!
Ridiculous Bonuses
$100 or more per creation only 10 left
I can't imagine a pledge this high, but life is full of surprises. First THANK YOU. You must be my number one fan. In fact, I will write that on the first paperback I publish while you are a  patron at this level and mail it to you. You will receive all the previous tiers, plus a free copy of any audiobook I release, and in early December a special gift mailed to your door. Maybe a t-shirt, mug, or World of Myrrah map? And of course, a world of thanks - including a mention in any book published!
Goals
$9 of $2,000 per creation
Realistically, $2000 per month is about half of what my monthly expenses are. But it is enough to buy groceries and keep me out of a full time job at least! And I do have book sales and other projects that provide a small monthly income too.

If we can reach this goal, it is enough to really erase the worry of how to pay the bills, buy food, and allow me to really focus on writing! So expect more posts, especially more short stories, a lot of thank yous, and hopefully more books released!
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I'm a writer!

Ok, you probably guessed that from the headline up top. :D So to introduce myself properly, I'm Autumn M. Birt, the author of the epic fantasy series the Rise of the Fifth Order and Games of Fire as well the near-future dystopian series Friends of my Enemy, plus a couple of non-fiction books. But you don't have to believe me, you can check out my books over on my blog.

I love writing. After four decades of searching, I've finally found what I want to do when I grow up! Oh heck, why wait to grow up, or wait at all. I'm doing it now. Every day I write is a good day, and I try to write every day. That is how I've written as much as I have, over four books a year at my best. I always have a story in my head and another nibbling away in my subconscious - at least one!

And the nice thing is, I'm good at it too. Don't take my word for it, see for yourself by picking up a free book here. Or talk to my fans, who keep me inspired! They leave comments like:

"This is one of the most fascinating, creative and intelligently thought out books I’ve read. The characters jump off the pages, grab hold of you, and you cannot help but tag along with them on their journey and adventure in this exciting world." - Amazon review

"Absolutely superb. I wish that I could climb inside of the book and be one of the characters. The way that Autumn writes is amazing we as readers are truly blessed to be able to read her writings. I am already looking forward to her next book which won't come out fast enough for me!"
- Amazon review

"Nothing I have read is much better than this, not even such works as Andre Norton's Witch World Series. Autumn is destined for a place in the genre that will make her a name easily recognized by any true fan of Epic Fantasy." - Amazon review

I am in awe to have fans who have given me such praise and to be able to write something that someone else loves. Remembering those days in high school when I snuck in a quick read before the bell rang for class, I never would have imagined that some day someone would call me their favorite author. I still get goosebumps. I love you guys!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a book, left a review or comment on my blog. Your words and support mean so much to me!



So what brought me to Patreon?

I want to be able to write more for my fans.

In April of 2015, I left my full time job. The crazy thing is I was the bread winner of the family. But my husband and I were out of debt and I was so miserable at my full time job. I'd basically stopped writing and was desperately working on side projects that would provide enough of a boost in income to allow me to leave my day job without begging on the streets. I wasn't there yet though.

But we took a risk, pooled our savings, decided to sell 90% of what we owned, and just did it. I quit. OMG, that was such a crazy day/decision/holy CRAP moment! I'll only give full details over beer. It was flat out nuts. If you want full details, head over to my overland blog, Escape with the Dog, to see if my husband and I are close to your local and let me know! If so, I'd love to meet up and tell you all the insanity.

I did it anyway, so there might be something to the notion that all writers are crazy.

I thought I'd have more time to write. And I tried. But I felt the pressure to make those side projects work (someone had to provide income for food!) and threw myself into them. And wrote some, enough I finally finished my last book about six months behind schedule. I thought fans were going to lynch me!

Now, a year out from having left my full time job, I can say my savings is getting a lot lower, I'm not writing as much as I'd like, those side projects took up a lot of writing time without much income to speak of, and I'm facing the idea of going back to a regular day job. That means giving up not only my dream of writing, but also our underlying desire to travel slow and see North America in the old Landcruiser we've outfitted for travel.


Nemo is named after our older Cairn terrier, who passed away last fall.
It is also now one of the few things I own other than my laptop!

Except I realized that the one project that I never really gave a chance was to simply write more.

Call this my final effort to make it all work. My focus will be on producing awesome stories exclusively for you. If you like my writing, the Untold Stories, or want early access to my next release, this is going to be a wonderful relationship for you!


Epic walks inspire my writing, just like my fans. Join me and I'll write for you!

Recent posts by Autumn M. Birt

Tiers
Cup of Tea
$2 or more per creation
Thank you! Seriously, if each of my fans gave me $2 a month, I wouldn't be worried about how to buy groceries. I'd be writing, happy as a kracken. For this tier, you'll receive at least one in-depth monthly post or video on what I'm writing, what it is like to live with these characters in my head, and so much more on the reality of writing these stories. Plus you'll get some pictures and maybe an update post on where my husband and I are traveling and any other awesomeness I can send our way.
Flash Fiction Bonanza
$5 or more per creation
You are awesome, thank you! Not only do I appreciate your generosity, I will give you monthly short short stories (around 1,000 to 2,000 words), pieces of flash fiction, sections of longer stories, or even scenes from what I'm writing, Plus, of course, the posts from the first tier.
Short Story Rewards
$10 or more per creation
Seriously, THANK YOU! This is just so fantastic! For you, you will receive everything at the lower two levels plus complete, and more in-depth, short stories (10,000 words or more), or chapters from my current work in progress. You'll get access to more of the writing you love every month! And at the end of the year, I'll bundle all the stories into a downloadable ebook file just for you!
Early Release Access
$25 or more per creation
If you are this awesome, all I can say is THANK YOU and please have a book. Seriously. Anything I publish while you are a patron at this level, you'll receive as an ebook in a format of your choice BEFORE the sales release. Plus, of course, you'll have access to all the posts and short stories of the lower tiers. The goal for this will be at least one full length novel a year, but I want to do better than that. I know I can with your help!
Signed Paperback Books
$50 or more per creation only 25 left
This is serious money so you need a serious reward. As well as a huge THANK YOU, OMG you are so amazing! For this tier you receive everything from the previous levels, plus a signed paperback book of anything I release while you are a patron at this level. Because shipping is expensive, and to reward those who are long term supporters, this level has a limit. That makes you a super exclusive supporter!
Ridiculous Bonuses
$100 or more per creation only 10 left
I can't imagine a pledge this high, but life is full of surprises. First THANK YOU. You must be my number one fan. In fact, I will write that on the first paperback I publish while you are a  patron at this level and mail it to you. You will receive all the previous tiers, plus a free copy of any audiobook I release, and in early December a special gift mailed to your door. Maybe a t-shirt, mug, or World of Myrrah map? And of course, a world of thanks - including a mention in any book published!