Mark Teppo

Mark Teppo

is creating Fiction and Stories

7

patrons

$52

per creation
This is where magic happens. Or someone rubs sticks together enough that sparks fly out and a unicorn gets its horn or some other strange micro-cosmic event happens. Well, that's what Mark Teppo would like you to believe, but honestly, he's just making stuff up as he goes. And he's getting kind of good at it--good enough that he's making a go at doing this all the time. 

And that's where this Patreon comes into play. Here you get a chance to see how the sausage is made--no, wait, that's a different industry. How unicorn horns are affixed. Or how fire is made. Or the words are lined up on a metal plate, which is carefully carried over to the big thingie in the corner of the room that makes the pages. Or something like that. It's all part of the whizz-bang magic of the creative process. 

NOVELS AND MORE

I wrote three novels last year, and I want to get these books out in front of readers as soon as possible. I want to introduce everyone to Butch Bliss--the last good man in the hazy landscape of late-20th century LA. I have much to tell you about Salvatora Quagmire, and her on-going quest to deal with all of our ghosts. And over here we have Elmore Stonebrook and the Judge, winding their way across the Old West, always a week or two behind Milton's Menagerie, a traveling circus that is intent on cruelly unstitching the world. Or, how about Mer and Silas, our devoted couple on the run from Big Ag at the end of Earth Thirst? You don't think their story is done, do you? 

And this is just the beginning of what is going to come out of the TEPPOBOX, the creative enterprise that is the sum of all the ongoing wild-ass ideas and quirky desires that are percolating all the time in my brain. What prevents some of these ideas from being realized is a lack of data about whether there is an audience, and what I get from your involvement in this Patreon is your opinion and your feedback. As much as I enjoy making things up, I have found the experience to be much richer and always better when it is more than just me having an idea while I'm out driving around.

HIDDEN PALMS

We're going to start with the first Butch Bliss novel, Hidden Palms. This trailer tells you all you need to know . . . 

Tiers
WATCHING FROM THE WINDOW
$1 or more per creation
For a mere dollar, you'll have access to the monthly update, which will include the behind the scenes shenanigans and other notes about the magic of publishing, as well as advance notice about the upcoming books. 
ALL THE DIGITAL WORDS
$5 or more per creation
At this tier, you will receive a digital copy of each book when it is published. Not signed, because, you know, digital. Naturally, you'll have access to the on-going conversational feed, with the ups and downs and sideways of making words. 
ALL THE PRINTED WORDS
$15 or more per creation
At this tier, you will receive a copy of each book when it is published. Nice! I'll even sign them. Super nice! Naturally, you'll get the previous tiers too, as well as all the notes and rambling posts and other behind the scenes fun. 
Goals
$52 of $1,000 per creation
When this Patreon hits a $1000.00 a month, I'm going to lose my mind. Briefly. And then I'll get back to some serious work because this will allow me to write an additional novel over the course of the year. One that will be decided upon by this very community. Patrons at the $5/month level will receive an ebook edition; patrons at the $10/month and up will receive a print edition. 
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This is where magic happens. Or someone rubs sticks together enough that sparks fly out and a unicorn gets its horn or some other strange micro-cosmic event happens. Well, that's what Mark Teppo would like you to believe, but honestly, he's just making stuff up as he goes. And he's getting kind of good at it--good enough that he's making a go at doing this all the time. 

And that's where this Patreon comes into play. Here you get a chance to see how the sausage is made--no, wait, that's a different industry. How unicorn horns are affixed. Or how fire is made. Or the words are lined up on a metal plate, which is carefully carried over to the big thingie in the corner of the room that makes the pages. Or something like that. It's all part of the whizz-bang magic of the creative process. 

NOVELS AND MORE

I wrote three novels last year, and I want to get these books out in front of readers as soon as possible. I want to introduce everyone to Butch Bliss--the last good man in the hazy landscape of late-20th century LA. I have much to tell you about Salvatora Quagmire, and her on-going quest to deal with all of our ghosts. And over here we have Elmore Stonebrook and the Judge, winding their way across the Old West, always a week or two behind Milton's Menagerie, a traveling circus that is intent on cruelly unstitching the world. Or, how about Mer and Silas, our devoted couple on the run from Big Ag at the end of Earth Thirst? You don't think their story is done, do you? 

And this is just the beginning of what is going to come out of the TEPPOBOX, the creative enterprise that is the sum of all the ongoing wild-ass ideas and quirky desires that are percolating all the time in my brain. What prevents some of these ideas from being realized is a lack of data about whether there is an audience, and what I get from your involvement in this Patreon is your opinion and your feedback. As much as I enjoy making things up, I have found the experience to be much richer and always better when it is more than just me having an idea while I'm out driving around.

HIDDEN PALMS

We're going to start with the first Butch Bliss novel, Hidden Palms. This trailer tells you all you need to know . . . 

Recent posts by Mark Teppo

Tiers
WATCHING FROM THE WINDOW
$1 or more per creation
For a mere dollar, you'll have access to the monthly update, which will include the behind the scenes shenanigans and other notes about the magic of publishing, as well as advance notice about the upcoming books. 
ALL THE DIGITAL WORDS
$5 or more per creation
At this tier, you will receive a digital copy of each book when it is published. Not signed, because, you know, digital. Naturally, you'll have access to the on-going conversational feed, with the ups and downs and sideways of making words. 
ALL THE PRINTED WORDS
$15 or more per creation
At this tier, you will receive a copy of each book when it is published. Nice! I'll even sign them. Super nice! Naturally, you'll get the previous tiers too, as well as all the notes and rambling posts and other behind the scenes fun.