M. A. Provencher

is creating speculative fiction & publishing baubles from a dragon's hoard

2

patrons

$11

per month
THE SHORT OF IT

Uncounted eons ago, the First Mothers--all of them scientists, all of them refugees--left a dying Earth and landed on a watery planet.  They named it "Sentosa," a Malay word meaning "tranquility," and set to work taming it.  For the next 488 years, the women and their descendants established farmlands and cities, universities and sailing fleets, ceremonies and traditions, laws and treaties. Trade flourished, as did the sciences and the arts.

Recently, however, strange things have been happening.  Animals are on the move, whole human colonies have vanished, and monsters from the Ancient Mythologies have come to life.  It will take more than a handful of heroes to figure out what is happening, and more than one island's resources to save the First Mothers' legacy.  
            
Books in the Sentosa Story Cycle are tentatively titled:  Matri, Affin, Hungry Ghost, Moon Twin, Dhalang, Rex, and Protector.  My main goal for this Patreon is to write, serialize, and publish the entire story cycle over the next five to six years.  A secondary goal is to publish other projects that I have written in the past.  The first of these is Wolfe Tracks, a travel journal from 1998 when I retraced Thomas Wolfe's 1938 trek through eleven national parks.  Wolfe Tracks covers 16 days, 8 western states, and 5,201 miles in about 41,000 words.

Depending on the tier chosen, patrons will receive a serialized version of the Sentosan novel-in-progress (Matri, currently), a serialized version of the project being edited (Wolfe Tracks, currently), gain access to my writer's journal, read from my hoard, and receive complimentary copies of every e-book as it is published.

Plus, for the big spenders: Snail mail and stuff!

Even if you decide not to be a patron, THANKS FOR READING!

Sincerely,
    
M. A. Provencher (a.k.a. "Mel")
The Hoard Warden
    
Tiers
Sentosa Story Cycle
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! for giving sustenance to this project!  All patrons will receive a serialized selection each month from the current Sentosa Story Cycle novel-in-progress.  This will be exclusive access to the first draft for a minimum of three months.  Currently, the novel-in-progress is Matri.  Patrons at this level will ALSO receive a free copy of each Sentosa Story Cycle e-book when it is published. 


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $1 backers will also receive $2 backer rewards.] 

Hoard Warden Books
$2 or more per month
Patrons on this tier will receive everything from the previous level of support AND a serialized selection from a project-in-editing (but only when something is being edited for publication).  This will be exclusive access to the edited draft for a minimum of four weeks before publication.  Patrons at this level will ALSO receive an ADVANCE copy of every e-book published by Hoard Warden Books.  


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $2 backers will also receive $5 backer rewards.]    

The Decider
$5 or more per month
In addition to all previous rewards, patrons at this level will receive access to a monthly post about a choice or choices this writer / publisher / person is making.  From time to time, patrons may also be asked to vote in a poll or make suggestions that will help The Decider decide.  


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $5 backers will also receive $10 backer rewards.]  

Mel's Patreon Daybook
$10 or more per month
In addition to all previous rewards, patrons at this level will have access to my writer's journal, which I am now calling Mel's Patreon Daybook.  (This replaces the Patreon Project Journal from an earlier version of this patron level.)  You'll have an insider's view of what is going on with me--influences, stumbling blocks, politics, as well as notes on what I'm reading, cooking, and planning, not to mention write-ups of my Dungeon Mistress shenanigans.  Entries will be well-labeled by topic and for spoilers for the current novel-in-progress and any RPG games I'm writing about, so you can easily avoid reading anything you don't want to read.  Journal entries as journal entries will be exclusive content for at least three months.  HOWEVER, because this is a working journal--a creative studio, in effect--some parts may end up in essays, stories, book chapters, recipes, and reviews that I post elsewhere online, such as GoodReads, my food blog, Facebook, and other places.   


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $10 backers will also receive $20 backer rewards.  NOTE:  When you select the $10/mo. tier, you will be asked for your mailing address at checkout.  I promise never to sell your information or use it for any purpose other than to give you the same snail-mail rewards as the $20 tier.] 

Bauble Drop
$20 or more per month
At this level, patrons will receive all previously listed content as well as a monthly "bauble" from my previous writings.  These baubles include fiction and nonfiction, novel excerpts, scripts, poetry, and just about anything else from the archives. 


NOTE:  When you select this tier, you will be asked for your mailing address at checkout.  I promise never to sell your information or use it for any purpose other than to send personalized thank yous, greeting cards, and other snail mail in recognition of your generous support. 


Goals
$11 of $25 per month
BASE CAMP UPGRADE -- Although I own all the basic necessities for a home office, the furniture is decidedly . . . ummm . . . "makeshift." When we reach the $25/mo. level of support, I will begin upgrading my home office so that it is less of an eyesore, more worthy of your patronage, yet still remains true to the Earth-friendly principle of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."  I will also share the news and photos of my office acquisitions and upgrades.
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THE SHORT OF IT

Uncounted eons ago, the First Mothers--all of them scientists, all of them refugees--left a dying Earth and landed on a watery planet.  They named it "Sentosa," a Malay word meaning "tranquility," and set to work taming it.  For the next 488 years, the women and their descendants established farmlands and cities, universities and sailing fleets, ceremonies and traditions, laws and treaties. Trade flourished, as did the sciences and the arts.

Recently, however, strange things have been happening.  Animals are on the move, whole human colonies have vanished, and monsters from the Ancient Mythologies have come to life.  It will take more than a handful of heroes to figure out what is happening, and more than one island's resources to save the First Mothers' legacy.  
            
Books in the Sentosa Story Cycle are tentatively titled:  Matri, Affin, Hungry Ghost, Moon Twin, Dhalang, Rex, and Protector.  My main goal for this Patreon is to write, serialize, and publish the entire story cycle over the next five to six years.  A secondary goal is to publish other projects that I have written in the past.  The first of these is Wolfe Tracks, a travel journal from 1998 when I retraced Thomas Wolfe's 1938 trek through eleven national parks.  Wolfe Tracks covers 16 days, 8 western states, and 5,201 miles in about 41,000 words.

Depending on the tier chosen, patrons will receive a serialized version of the Sentosan novel-in-progress (Matri, currently), a serialized version of the project being edited (Wolfe Tracks, currently), gain access to my writer's journal, read from my hoard, and receive complimentary copies of every e-book as it is published.

Plus, for the big spenders: Snail mail and stuff!

Even if you decide not to be a patron, THANKS FOR READING!

Sincerely,
    
M. A. Provencher (a.k.a. "Mel")
The Hoard Warden
    

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Tiers
Sentosa Story Cycle
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU! for giving sustenance to this project!  All patrons will receive a serialized selection each month from the current Sentosa Story Cycle novel-in-progress.  This will be exclusive access to the first draft for a minimum of three months.  Currently, the novel-in-progress is Matri.  Patrons at this level will ALSO receive a free copy of each Sentosa Story Cycle e-book when it is published. 


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $1 backers will also receive $2 backer rewards.] 

Hoard Warden Books
$2 or more per month
Patrons on this tier will receive everything from the previous level of support AND a serialized selection from a project-in-editing (but only when something is being edited for publication).  This will be exclusive access to the edited draft for a minimum of four weeks before publication.  Patrons at this level will ALSO receive an ADVANCE copy of every e-book published by Hoard Warden Books.  


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $2 backers will also receive $5 backer rewards.]    

The Decider
$5 or more per month
In addition to all previous rewards, patrons at this level will receive access to a monthly post about a choice or choices this writer / publisher / person is making.  From time to time, patrons may also be asked to vote in a poll or make suggestions that will help The Decider decide.  


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $5 backers will also receive $10 backer rewards.]  

Mel's Patreon Daybook
$10 or more per month
In addition to all previous rewards, patrons at this level will have access to my writer's journal, which I am now calling Mel's Patreon Daybook.  (This replaces the Patreon Project Journal from an earlier version of this patron level.)  You'll have an insider's view of what is going on with me--influences, stumbling blocks, politics, as well as notes on what I'm reading, cooking, and planning, not to mention write-ups of my Dungeon Mistress shenanigans.  Entries will be well-labeled by topic and for spoilers for the current novel-in-progress and any RPG games I'm writing about, so you can easily avoid reading anything you don't want to read.  Journal entries as journal entries will be exclusive content for at least three months.  HOWEVER, because this is a working journal--a creative studio, in effect--some parts may end up in essays, stories, book chapters, recipes, and reviews that I post elsewhere online, such as GoodReads, my food blog, Facebook, and other places.   


[Beginning December 11, 2017, $10 backers will also receive $20 backer rewards.  NOTE:  When you select the $10/mo. tier, you will be asked for your mailing address at checkout.  I promise never to sell your information or use it for any purpose other than to give you the same snail-mail rewards as the $20 tier.] 

Bauble Drop
$20 or more per month
At this level, patrons will receive all previously listed content as well as a monthly "bauble" from my previous writings.  These baubles include fiction and nonfiction, novel excerpts, scripts, poetry, and just about anything else from the archives. 


NOTE:  When you select this tier, you will be asked for your mailing address at checkout.  I promise never to sell your information or use it for any purpose other than to send personalized thank yous, greeting cards, and other snail mail in recognition of your generous support.