Dusk Peterson

is creating diverse speculative fiction ¶ mythic fantasy ¶ SFF romance

8

patrons

$30

per month
I'm an award-winning author of mythic fantasy and alternate history. My novels and stories center upon friendship, romantic friendship, and/or romance. I often write about characters of different races, ethnicities, disabilities, classes, genders, orientations, etc. I have brought out a couple of million words of speculative fiction since 2002. Before then, I was a journalist, and I continue to work as a history writer.

You can see links to all my fiction at duskpeterson.com. In addition to my e-books, I post free online serializations of novels and short fiction at Archive of Our Own. My fiction there is locked to members only, but membership is free.

I'm a full-time writer. What does that mean in practical terms? Depending on the genre of the work, it takes me ten to thirty hours to write and edit a chapter of fiction, or the equivalent wordage of nonfiction. If I work enough hours in the week and get paid for my work, my basic living expenses get paid: food, medicine, rent, etc.

Right now, I'm trying to raise enough money so that I can post and publish as much fiction as possible. This Patreon account is for folks who would like to make a monthly donation to support me in that mission.


Current projects

You can see my latest releases and upcoming fiction on my home page.


Reader comments on my fiction

"So much depth within the intricate world building, yet also a satisfying tale about love. Love between individuals and love for country." —A. B. Gayle.

"Even in Dusk Peterson's darkest stories there is hope and, when it's needed, redemption. . . . These are powerful stories, beautifully written, with characters who will linger in your memory." —C. S. McClellan.

"There's something very special about Dusk's dark fic. Dark, very, but there's this smidgen of light in every cavern Dusk throws a reader, and the brightness of that light is practically overwhelming by the time you get to the end of the novel, and it is like crawling to the opening of a cavern. It's like getting a miracle." —K. M. Frontain.


What I post at Patreon

Full-chapter previews of my latest fiction.

Background information about my stories.

Links to my blogs at Dreamwidth, where I post book reviews as well as updates about my writing life and home life.


This is a community

Some of you already know each other. I hope that all of you will get to know each other through my community board and through comments to my posts. Talk to each other here! Discuss the stories! Link to your fan fiction and fan art of my stories!

If, however, you are an utter introvert (like me), then you are also entirely welcome here. Have fun reading quietly.
Tiers
Commoner
$1 or more per month

Commoners are the foundation block upon which civilization is built. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me.

Lesser noble
$3 or more per month

Running a village is harder than anyone thinks. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

High noble
$5 or more per month

Whether you're a town baron or a member of the ruler's council, you know how heavy your burden is. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

Royal heir
$10 or more per month

You'll rule over your subjects, someday. Till then, you have my sympathies. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

Ruler
$25 or more per month

Everyone envies you for your privileges. You know better. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

God/dess
$50 or more per month

You're here. You're watching. I hope you find my writing satisfactory. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

The Unknowable God/dess
$100 or more per month

I will be in awe if you ever show up. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

Goals
$30 of $100 per month
You folks will be paying for one-third of my monthly medical expenses.
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I'm an award-winning author of mythic fantasy and alternate history. My novels and stories center upon friendship, romantic friendship, and/or romance. I often write about characters of different races, ethnicities, disabilities, classes, genders, orientations, etc. I have brought out a couple of million words of speculative fiction since 2002. Before then, I was a journalist, and I continue to work as a history writer.

You can see links to all my fiction at duskpeterson.com. In addition to my e-books, I post free online serializations of novels and short fiction at Archive of Our Own. My fiction there is locked to members only, but membership is free.

I'm a full-time writer. What does that mean in practical terms? Depending on the genre of the work, it takes me ten to thirty hours to write and edit a chapter of fiction, or the equivalent wordage of nonfiction. If I work enough hours in the week and get paid for my work, my basic living expenses get paid: food, medicine, rent, etc.

Right now, I'm trying to raise enough money so that I can post and publish as much fiction as possible. This Patreon account is for folks who would like to make a monthly donation to support me in that mission.


Current projects

You can see my latest releases and upcoming fiction on my home page.


Reader comments on my fiction

"So much depth within the intricate world building, yet also a satisfying tale about love. Love between individuals and love for country." —A. B. Gayle.

"Even in Dusk Peterson's darkest stories there is hope and, when it's needed, redemption. . . . These are powerful stories, beautifully written, with characters who will linger in your memory." —C. S. McClellan.

"There's something very special about Dusk's dark fic. Dark, very, but there's this smidgen of light in every cavern Dusk throws a reader, and the brightness of that light is practically overwhelming by the time you get to the end of the novel, and it is like crawling to the opening of a cavern. It's like getting a miracle." —K. M. Frontain.


What I post at Patreon

Full-chapter previews of my latest fiction.

Background information about my stories.

Links to my blogs at Dreamwidth, where I post book reviews as well as updates about my writing life and home life.


This is a community

Some of you already know each other. I hope that all of you will get to know each other through my community board and through comments to my posts. Talk to each other here! Discuss the stories! Link to your fan fiction and fan art of my stories!

If, however, you are an utter introvert (like me), then you are also entirely welcome here. Have fun reading quietly.

Recent posts by Dusk Peterson

Tiers
Commoner
$1 or more per month

Commoners are the foundation block upon which civilization is built. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me.

Lesser noble
$3 or more per month

Running a village is harder than anyone thinks. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

High noble
$5 or more per month

Whether you're a town baron or a member of the ruler's council, you know how heavy your burden is. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

Royal heir
$10 or more per month

You'll rule over your subjects, someday. Till then, you have my sympathies. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

Ruler
$25 or more per month

Everyone envies you for your privileges. You know better. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

God/dess
$50 or more per month

You're here. You're watching. I hope you find my writing satisfactory. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me. 

The Unknowable God/dess
$100 or more per month

I will be in awe if you ever show up. Keep your eye on your e-mail for a thank-you note from me.