Jen Williams is creating Copper Cat Correspondence
31
patrons
$137
per month
Hi! My name is Jen Williams. I’m a writer from London, responsible for chunky fantasy books such as The Copper Promise, the first book in the Copper Cat trilogy, and The Ninth Rain, the award-winning first volume in The Winnowing Flame series. If you’re here, you probably know me through those books – or, you might know me from twitter, where I chatter a lot about video games, cartoons, the horror of my commute, stuff like that.
I’m hoping this Patreon could go some way to supporting my fiction writing, while also giving readers access to both extra story content and an insight into the whole writing process. When writing epic fantasy, you tend to end up with assorted bits and bobs that are useful for the writer to know, but can’t really go in the book due to timing and pacing issues. But they’re still kind of fun – like DVD extras I suppose. And they can give insights into the books that could be pretty revealing. When did Wydrin first pick up a sword, for example? What exactly did Sebastian do while he was a knight? What was Frith’s relationship actually like with his brothers? The Copper Cat Correspondence is my way of filling in back-story, deepening the reader’s experience of the books, and basically giving you the juicy gossip on the characters.

But I’ve already bought all your books! Why should I give you more money?
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Secondly, of course there’s no obligation to support me this way, and if you want to enjoy the books as they are with no extras, that’s totally cool. The Patreon offers extra bits and bobs if you would like them, and a closer look at the life of a fantasy writer in London.

Join me at the tavern and SINK A PINT OF MEAD (or something more sensible)
Here is a quick rundown of the things I’m offering, all on the $1 tier. You are, of course, welcome to support me with whatever amount you like – think of it like a tip jar, I suppose. Remember, you can always drop out or change your amount at any time – I know very well how circumstances change and things can get a little tighter. I am hugely thankful for every bit of support, you wonderful people.

$1 level – The Hands of Fate tavern
Firstly, there is the newsletter post. As well as all possible news on my books and general stuff on writing (release dates, events, covers, writing tips, convention diaries and so on) this will also include more idiosyncratic items, such as my adventures on the bus, reports on the best pubs in London, what I’m reading at the moment and entirely random Top Fives – Top Five things that annoyed me this Thursday, Top Five Leotard Wearers in 80s Cartoons, and so on. Also photos of my cat. Think of it as a wild expansion of my twitter feed.

Secondly, there is The Copper Cat Correspondence post. I'll be posting letters, journal entries, extracts from historical texts, shopping lists... all from the characters of the Copper Cat novels, and, eventually, the characters from The Winnowing Flame trilogy. Want to read Frith’s complaint letters? Wydrin’s bar bill? Sebastian’s poetry? Over time, you may see broader stories evolving between the lines… 

Then, there is Art Stuff! Every now and then I will post sketches, paintings and drawings of, well, lots of different things. I did study illustration at art college and I am reasonably good at drawing stuff, so it might not be enormously terrible.

And there will be other, more random things too - early peeks at upcoming books, posts on how I approach writing and planning, and of course, I'll always be here to answer questions and have a chat, if you would like. 

If you’re still here reading this – thank you. If you’ve decided you would like to support me and my work, may dinosaur-angels bless your bottom forever more.

Tiers
The Hands of Fate
$1 or more per month
Patrons of this tavern will have access to All of The Things – that's the newsletter, the Copper Cat Correspondence, the Art Stuff, other random bits and bobs, as well as my undying gratitude. Undying, I tell you!
The Scurvy Lemon
$5 or more per month
Patrons of The Scurvy Lemon have chosen to support me with $5 a month, and they are awesome. They also get access to All the Things, and their bottoms will be blessed with angel dinosaurs forever more.
The Saucy Wyvern
$10 or more per month
The devastatingly attractive patrons of this achingly hip bar have chosen to support me with $10 a month, because they are tremendous human beings. They also get access to All The Things, and an ultimate being formed of Pure Gratitude shall look after them forever more.
Goals
$137 of $500 per month
Access to this amount a month will allow me to spend more time on fantasy writing projects. Hooray! You amazing people! If we reach this goal, there will be a new, exclusive to Patrons short story set in the world of The Copper Cat.
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Hi! My name is Jen Williams. I’m a writer from London, responsible for chunky fantasy books such as The Copper Promise, the first book in the Copper Cat trilogy, and The Ninth Rain, the award-winning first volume in The Winnowing Flame series. If you’re here, you probably know me through those books – or, you might know me from twitter, where I chatter a lot about video games, cartoons, the horror of my commute, stuff like that.
I’m hoping this Patreon could go some way to supporting my fiction writing, while also giving readers access to both extra story content and an insight into the whole writing process. When writing epic fantasy, you tend to end up with assorted bits and bobs that are useful for the writer to know, but can’t really go in the book due to timing and pacing issues. But they’re still kind of fun – like DVD extras I suppose. And they can give insights into the books that could be pretty revealing. When did Wydrin first pick up a sword, for example? What exactly did Sebastian do while he was a knight? What was Frith’s relationship actually like with his brothers? The Copper Cat Correspondence is my way of filling in back-story, deepening the reader’s experience of the books, and basically giving you the juicy gossip on the characters.

But I’ve already bought all your books! Why should I give you more money?
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Secondly, of course there’s no obligation to support me this way, and if you want to enjoy the books as they are with no extras, that’s totally cool. The Patreon offers extra bits and bobs if you would like them, and a closer look at the life of a fantasy writer in London.

Join me at the tavern and SINK A PINT OF MEAD (or something more sensible)
Here is a quick rundown of the things I’m offering, all on the $1 tier. You are, of course, welcome to support me with whatever amount you like – think of it like a tip jar, I suppose. Remember, you can always drop out or change your amount at any time – I know very well how circumstances change and things can get a little tighter. I am hugely thankful for every bit of support, you wonderful people.

$1 level – The Hands of Fate tavern
Firstly, there is the newsletter post. As well as all possible news on my books and general stuff on writing (release dates, events, covers, writing tips, convention diaries and so on) this will also include more idiosyncratic items, such as my adventures on the bus, reports on the best pubs in London, what I’m reading at the moment and entirely random Top Fives – Top Five things that annoyed me this Thursday, Top Five Leotard Wearers in 80s Cartoons, and so on. Also photos of my cat. Think of it as a wild expansion of my twitter feed.

Secondly, there is The Copper Cat Correspondence post. I'll be posting letters, journal entries, extracts from historical texts, shopping lists... all from the characters of the Copper Cat novels, and, eventually, the characters from The Winnowing Flame trilogy. Want to read Frith’s complaint letters? Wydrin’s bar bill? Sebastian’s poetry? Over time, you may see broader stories evolving between the lines… 

Then, there is Art Stuff! Every now and then I will post sketches, paintings and drawings of, well, lots of different things. I did study illustration at art college and I am reasonably good at drawing stuff, so it might not be enormously terrible.

And there will be other, more random things too - early peeks at upcoming books, posts on how I approach writing and planning, and of course, I'll always be here to answer questions and have a chat, if you would like. 

If you’re still here reading this – thank you. If you’ve decided you would like to support me and my work, may dinosaur-angels bless your bottom forever more.

Recent posts by Jen Williams

Tiers
The Hands of Fate
$1 or more per month
Patrons of this tavern will have access to All of The Things – that's the newsletter, the Copper Cat Correspondence, the Art Stuff, other random bits and bobs, as well as my undying gratitude. Undying, I tell you!
The Scurvy Lemon
$5 or more per month
Patrons of The Scurvy Lemon have chosen to support me with $5 a month, and they are awesome. They also get access to All the Things, and their bottoms will be blessed with angel dinosaurs forever more.
The Saucy Wyvern
$10 or more per month
The devastatingly attractive patrons of this achingly hip bar have chosen to support me with $10 a month, because they are tremendous human beings. They also get access to All The Things, and an ultimate being formed of Pure Gratitude shall look after them forever more.