Travis Heermann

is creating Fiction, Comics, Screenplays, Films
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First looks at whatever I'm working on, whether it's fiction or comics, posted here just for you. I want to hear what you think!


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As above, but also including some poetry occasionally.
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About Travis Heermann

Patreon is a whole new ballgame for creative projects. Unlike Kickstarter, where you pledge to support a project before it’s finished, Patreon allows you to give a little tip to the creator after something is created or support them with periodical, ongoing contributions. You get to become a patron of the arts and a supporter of the makers you love.

For you, Patreon represents a chance to be part of something much more personal than just buying a novel when it comes out. You become a trusted patron, in that old sense of the word, part of an elite group of superfans with backstage passes to the creative process.

For me, Patreon is a place to share with you things I'm excited about, things I'm working on.

For you, Patreon gets you access to the creative process, a peek backstage, a chance to help bring more art into the world. You get to hear about things before anybody else, see work in progress. You also sometimes get to influence the direction of things.

Becoming a Patreon supporter is also a way for you to help our culture move from one that expects its creative people to entertain us for free, to one where we collectively value art and artists. The way that we support the artists, musicians, indie filmmakers, and yes, writers whom we love is to cross their palms with silver, as directly as possible. Because if we don't, they can't afford to keep doing what they do.

If you're still fuzzy on what Patreon is and how it works, here's a quick video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-IDF809fQ

So I’m here right now asking for your support.

Why Patreon?

I use Patreon funds for a variety of purposes. I work in several creative fields nowadays, and all of them require seed money.

  • Fiction - Editing costs and cover design are the two biggest expenses related to producing indie fiction.
  • Comics - Art. This is the biggest cost, hands down. As I'm a writer, not a graphic artist, I write the scripts and hand them to the penciler/inker, who then hands the pages to the colorist. I believe passionately that artists (of all media) should get paid for what they do. Without their talents, comics would not exist.
  • Screenwriting - One of the ways to build a career in screenwriting is to write screenplays and submit them to contests and festivals. All of these come with substantial entry fees (typically $25-$75). As I build up successes here, I might catch the eye of someone looking for new talent. I feel like I'm steadily climbing the ladder here.
  • Filmmaking - I'm just venturing into this realm, and it has an Everest-sized learning curve. As you might imagine, it involves specialized (read: expensive) equipment, and tons of costs both small and huge. 

What’s in it for you?


You might be here for a variety of reasons. Fiction, comics, or maybe you're interested in the screenwriting or filmmaking process.

For your patronage, you get to see how it all works.

If you're a fiction lover, you’ll get to see some of my work before anyone else, you’ll get some of my poetry (which no one has really seen), you’ll get to take part in the activity feed, comment on what I’m doing, and in new ways get involved with my creative process.

If you're a comics fan, you get to preview pages and covers of my current project.

If you're interested in screenwriting and filmmaking, I'll give you early access to scripts, and updates on progress up the filmmaking learning curve. If you want to see how someone learns to make films outside of film school, you'll be in the right place.

At higher reward levels, you'll get print copies of my books,comics, and anthologies.

You'll also have exclusive access to bits of wackiness as I conceive them, a rogue video or two, who knows? We're entering an unexplored realm. Anything could happen.

All you have to do to sign up is become a patron. Click here for a quick video on how to do it.

What is good fiction worth?


Is it worth the cost of a latte to read a great short story, to lose yourself for a time in world that’s not your own? What if the cost of one or two lattes a month could help keep an artist who inspires you to create for years to come?

Please support my campaign. Thank you.

My Bibliography (as of November 2019)

Novels


Junk Magic & Guitar Dreams (as T. James Logan) – Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book – Bear Paw Publishing, 2020
Dawn of the Deadly Fang (as T. James Logan) – Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book – Bear Paw Publishing, 2020
The Hammer Falls – Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book – Bear Paw Publishing, 2019
Night of the Hidden Fang (as T. James Logan) – Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book – Bear Paw Publishing, 2018

Death Wind – Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book– WordFire Press, 2016
Spirit of the Ronin – Limited Edition Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book– Bear Paw Publishing, 2015
Sword of the Ronin – Limited Edition Hardcover, Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book– Bear Paw Publishing, 2013
The Wild Boys – Trade Paperback, Audio, and E-book– Damnation Books, 2012
Rogues of the Black Fury – Trade Paperback and E-book– Open Road Integrated Media, 2012
Heart of the Ronin – Trade Paperback and E-book– Open Road Integrated Media, 2010
Heart of the Ronin – Hardcover– Gale-Cengage/Five Star, 2009
The Ivory Star – Commonwealth, 1997

Anthologies (as Editor)

Cthulhu Passant – Trade Paperback and E-book – Bear Paw Publishing, 2014

Short Fiction

“Blood Lust and Gold Dust” – Straight Outta Deadwood, Baen Books, 2019
“Masks in Dark Earth” – False Faces, RMFW, 2018
“Sammy and the Unicorn” – Bear Paw Publishing, 2018
"Where the Devil Resides" – Alembical 4, Paper Golem, 2018
"Kiss of the Sow" – Blood and Gasoline, Hex Publishers, 2018
"Swords of Light and Darkness" – BattleTech: Legacy, Catalyst Games, 2018
"Bones of Change" – Stars in the Darkness, Blackbird Press, 2017
"Three Orcs in a Boat" – Words, Hex Publishers, 2017
"Redline" – Pulse Pounders – Adrenaline, Fiction River, 2017
"Death Bunnies of Toxic Island" – Last Stand, Fiction River, December 2016
"The Ballad of Osmosis McGuire" – Superpowers, Fiction River, 2017
"Demon-touched" – Visions of the Apocalypse, Fiction River, August 2016
"Screaming Without a Mouth" – Apex Magazine, March 2016
"The Metal of a Man" – Electric Spec Magazine, September 2015
"The Sharpest Horn" – A Game of Horns, WordFire Press, September 2015
"Aisa's Beast" – Legends of the Dragon, Volume 1 – Gilded Dragonfly Books, 2015
"Athena’s Children" – Perihelion SF, 2015
"The Girl with No Name" – New Myths magazine, 2015.
"The Girl with No Name" – Second Runner Up, Baen Fantasy Award, 2014
"Patterns of Threat" – Cthulhu Passant, Bear Paw Publishing, June 2014
"Shadows of the Deep" – New Myths magazine, June 2014
"Shadows of the Deep" – Protecting Project Pulp Podcast, March 2014
"Deus Ex Machina" – How to Save the World, Fiction River, June 2013
"Legs" – Bear Paw Publishing, March, 2013
"That Long Black Train" - Shivers Vol. VII, Cemetery Dance, 2013
"Snakes" - Damnation Books, June, 2011
"An Idol for Emiko" - Historical Lovecraft, Innsmouth Free Press, 2011
"The Song" - Runner-up British Fantasy Society Short Story Contest, 2010
"Punishment" - Malicious Deviance, Library of Horror Press, April 2011
"An Incident in a Small Town" - Pulp Empire, Volume III, Pulp Empire, September 2010
"The Hammer" -OG's Speculative Fiction, May, 2010
"Fragile" - On the Premises, 2008
"Zombies on a Plane" - The Harrow, 2008
"Forever Dead" - The Harrow, 2007
"Uncle Frank" - Redbridge Review, 2006

Creative Nonfiction

"A Haiku Pilgrimage"- Healing Waves, Sky Warrior Books, 2011

Screenplays

Where the Devil Resides – Best Horror/Fantasy Screenplay – Silver Scream Festival, 2018; Best Feature Screenplay, Finalist – Shriekfest Horror Film Festival, 2019
That Long Black Train – Best Short Screenplay  Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, 2019; Best Unproduced Short Screenplay  GenreBlast Film Festival, 2019
Death Wind (in collaboration with Jim Pinto, unproduced) - Screenwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner - Cinequest Film Festival, 2012

Stage Plays

The Nightshade Tapes (in collaboration with C.B. Davis, Katie F-S, Shayne Kennedy, Timothy Schaffert, and Scott Working) - The Witching Hour, Blue Barn Theater, June 7-July 10, 2010
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When we hit $250 per month, I'll make a monthly video of myself reading a story and release it exclusively to all Patron levels.
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