Samuel Peterson is creating Transgender Literature
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EDGY and THINGS
I'd been making outlier art for decades--punk-art bands, edgy performance pieces, queer spoken word--but it wasn't until I hit my 50s that my hither-and-yon inspirational projects landed with writing. Maybe that's because my feet weren't really on the ground until a couple years into my transition. 

I wrote a one-person show titled "F to M to Octopus," a piece for Gender Outlaws: the Next Generation, a coming-out story for the anthology Fashionably Late, and most recently, a book published by Transgress Press called TRUNKY (transgender junky): A Memoir of Institutionalization & Southern Hospitality. 

TROOFS
There's a myth about writing, that it's a very solitary endeavor. It's true, the actual work of writing is solitary, but my experience is that I require readers, editors, conversational inspiration, hand-holding, being talked off the writerly ledge! My very personal book, TRUNKY, simply couldn't have come into being without dozens of folks' support. Financial, sure: it takes time to write, money to market and travel. It also--just as importantly--takes relationships.

YOU MIGHT BE A WEIRDO, A VERY SHARP WEIRDO
That's what I'm looking to create here. Relationships. Not weirdos. You're probably on the weirdo spectrum if we're here together. You've seen my work, you've read it, you understand its value. You know there's nothing quite like my writing anywhere else. And you of all people appreciate the impact our current cultural climate is having on us outlier types.


WE CAN ACTUALLY DO THIS
Whether you consider patronage to support work you enjoy, as a political act, to aid a comrade, if you feel strongly about art-as-transcendence, if my work and my voice has crept into your psyche: step outside the reigning chaotic terror of change. Let this transguy do what he does best, be an unshockable, unstoppable, eagle-eyed interior journalist for your soul. 

WHAT YOU GET
For your participation in this--my, yours, our--creative process, you may espy the tiers on the left of this page. You can get handmade cards, private videos; I'll send you art, design your logo; I'll help you edit, your name will be in my book! What appeals to your soul and your commitment? I'm happy to chat about any other things you might like to receive: I'm a master draftsperson, pet portraitist, and tattoo designer! 

Thank you. 
Warmest,
Sam




Tiers
The Nudibranch
$1 or more per month
Small but glorious, the nudibranch (noo-da-brank) is a wee unicorn in the sea. You, special creature, will get my undying gratitude, and a hand-drawn thank you card.
You Ossicle You!
$3 or more per month

Ossicles are the highly specialized hard-structural elements used by sea urchins and other critters. 
Your patreonage entitles you to a quarterly divination card, as seen above! Made by me, using my own personal seer's deck. 
Kiwa! (kiwa hirsuta)
$5 or more per month
The Kiwa looks like a crab with fur claws, but its fur is poisonous! So cool, you with your special powers. $5 a month guarantees your name in the acknowledment section of my next book! Plus all them other things!
Abalone
$10 or more per month
Crusty, magical, secret treasure. Your patronage entitles you to all the previous tier rewards, plus a first look at what I've been working on, several times a year. 
Regal Thorny Oyster (spondylus regius)
$20 or more per month
You may be thorny, but by the gods you're glorious. You get all that swag the not-royalty get, AND unlocked access to my patron-only video stream, of writerly, creative, insights, advice, and questions.
Octopus in an Oyster Shell
$50 or more per month only 5 left
What's better than a pearl in an oyster shell? YOU.  You get everything previous! A signed copy of TRUNKY (transgender junky) is yours. You also get your choice of a) graphic design work (up to 10 hours), or b) editing of YOUR work (up to 10 hours).  If there's another exchange you'd prefer, let's talk. This is about US. 
CUTTLEFISH
$100 or more per month
Cute, and brilliant. You get ALL THE THINGS. Your name will at the top of my acknowledgements page in my next published work; you will get a signed copy of that book and TRUNKY. I will come read for you should I be able to get to your city, OR, I will read to you in a video, for YOUR EYES ONLY. 
Goals
$0 of $2,400 per month
I'm currently writing a book-length piece tentatively titled "SUGAR." It's a life-long ode to my addiction to various substances and compulsions, from sugar, to approval-seeking, dangerous sex, and mystical transformation! It's really a way of framing my rather elaborate and sometimes chronology-defying autobiography. 

$2400 is minimum wage. It would allow me to write 3/4 time. I'm quite disciplined about writing, especially when I'm not having to hustle for work to pay rent and bills.
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EDGY and THINGS
I'd been making outlier art for decades--punk-art bands, edgy performance pieces, queer spoken word--but it wasn't until I hit my 50s that my hither-and-yon inspirational projects landed with writing. Maybe that's because my feet weren't really on the ground until a couple years into my transition. 

I wrote a one-person show titled "F to M to Octopus," a piece for Gender Outlaws: the Next Generation, a coming-out story for the anthology Fashionably Late, and most recently, a book published by Transgress Press called TRUNKY (transgender junky): A Memoir of Institutionalization & Southern Hospitality. 

TROOFS
There's a myth about writing, that it's a very solitary endeavor. It's true, the actual work of writing is solitary, but my experience is that I require readers, editors, conversational inspiration, hand-holding, being talked off the writerly ledge! My very personal book, TRUNKY, simply couldn't have come into being without dozens of folks' support. Financial, sure: it takes time to write, money to market and travel. It also--just as importantly--takes relationships.

YOU MIGHT BE A WEIRDO, A VERY SHARP WEIRDO
That's what I'm looking to create here. Relationships. Not weirdos. You're probably on the weirdo spectrum if we're here together. You've seen my work, you've read it, you understand its value. You know there's nothing quite like my writing anywhere else. And you of all people appreciate the impact our current cultural climate is having on us outlier types.


WE CAN ACTUALLY DO THIS
Whether you consider patronage to support work you enjoy, as a political act, to aid a comrade, if you feel strongly about art-as-transcendence, if my work and my voice has crept into your psyche: step outside the reigning chaotic terror of change. Let this transguy do what he does best, be an unshockable, unstoppable, eagle-eyed interior journalist for your soul. 

WHAT YOU GET
For your participation in this--my, yours, our--creative process, you may espy the tiers on the left of this page. You can get handmade cards, private videos; I'll send you art, design your logo; I'll help you edit, your name will be in my book! What appeals to your soul and your commitment? I'm happy to chat about any other things you might like to receive: I'm a master draftsperson, pet portraitist, and tattoo designer! 

Thank you. 
Warmest,
Sam




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Tiers
The Nudibranch
$1 or more per month
Small but glorious, the nudibranch (noo-da-brank) is a wee unicorn in the sea. You, special creature, will get my undying gratitude, and a hand-drawn thank you card.
You Ossicle You!
$3 or more per month

Ossicles are the highly specialized hard-structural elements used by sea urchins and other critters. 
Your patreonage entitles you to a quarterly divination card, as seen above! Made by me, using my own personal seer's deck. 
Kiwa! (kiwa hirsuta)
$5 or more per month
The Kiwa looks like a crab with fur claws, but its fur is poisonous! So cool, you with your special powers. $5 a month guarantees your name in the acknowledment section of my next book! Plus all them other things!
Abalone
$10 or more per month
Crusty, magical, secret treasure. Your patronage entitles you to all the previous tier rewards, plus a first look at what I've been working on, several times a year. 
Regal Thorny Oyster (spondylus regius)
$20 or more per month
You may be thorny, but by the gods you're glorious. You get all that swag the not-royalty get, AND unlocked access to my patron-only video stream, of writerly, creative, insights, advice, and questions.
Octopus in an Oyster Shell
$50 or more per month only 5 left
What's better than a pearl in an oyster shell? YOU.  You get everything previous! A signed copy of TRUNKY (transgender junky) is yours. You also get your choice of a) graphic design work (up to 10 hours), or b) editing of YOUR work (up to 10 hours).  If there's another exchange you'd prefer, let's talk. This is about US. 
CUTTLEFISH
$100 or more per month
Cute, and brilliant. You get ALL THE THINGS. Your name will at the top of my acknowledgements page in my next published work; you will get a signed copy of that book and TRUNKY. I will come read for you should I be able to get to your city, OR, I will read to you in a video, for YOUR EYES ONLY.