Monday, September 19, 2016


Well, it's official. I've built myself a Patreon page. Please visit it at and share the link with your friends. 

Why a Patreon page you might ask?

For as long as there have been artists (and by artists I mean painters, writers, actors, sculptors, musicians, and the like) there have been patrons of the arts, those generous souls who donate to those crazy, madcap creative types to help them live while they create their art. Sometimes, as in the case of Patreon, this is a monetary donation.

I started my Patreon page primarily as a way to help cover the costs of traveling to conventions, of which I do about 15 a year, on average. I would love to travel greater distances for cons to spread the word about my work. Also, paying the occasional car payment or phone bill never hurts either. Ha! Ha! No, seriously. Paying bills is always nice. I like to do it whenever I can. Those who send the bills are happy when I do it monthly.

I'm very new at this Patreon thing so please bear with me as I get things sorted on the new page. For those interested in supporting me there, I plan to offer some exclusive and first looks at novellas I'm producing myself through my BEN Books imprint. Patreon supporters will see those before anyone else. I also plan to do a monthly giveaway and supporters names will go in the hat for those prizes. I'll also do the occasional artwork for supporters as well. I also plan to do either hangouts or Skype groups as well once I work out the logistics. There's also an idea I'm floating for one on one or group tutorial sessions. I think that could be fun.  Of course, with the bulk of the money raised here going toward convention travel, I'd love the opportunity to meet my Patrons face to face and offer a special deal or two at my table. I'm sure other ideas will come to me as I go along. Plus, if you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them. Maybe we can make them happen.

If you've read this far down and are still interested, please click the link here and check out my Patreon page. and become a patron of the arts if you're able. I appreciate your support.

Thank you.


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