My beginnings: I have been writing fantasy fiction since the early 1990's. I started with "The Shadow Chronicles" which followed Flightessa and Angelina/Willow on their adventures in Earth and Terrah. A great deal of that series needs rewriting as it was my first set of stories and most of the files have since been lost in moves. My first published book was the first in the series "Dragon Shaman" which follows BlowingWind in her adventures within the mundane world and the spirit world. The other series that I am working on is "Selkies' Skins" which is currently having the second book written. My intent is to release each book in these three series as webserial novels, and then publish them to ebook and print after each of the books in the three series have undergone their respective editing processes. Names I Have Published Under: Teresa Huddleston-Garcia (old, first books and editions) Teresa Garcia Teresa Amehana Garcia Amethyst Stormrider LadyRainStarDragon AmehanaRainStarDrago Why Ko-fi: Due to my health my 'hobby' became my work. Creating stories is work, and creating books costs money. Even as a publisher the funding for editors and cover art comes from my own pocket, not just when it comes to funding the editing and art for my own works. Even when doing illustrations myself there is still the matter of paying myself so I can pay the bills, buy the Deathwish Coffee that fuels my writing, and all those other lovely things. A dollar a month can add up to a great deal of help. Royalties only add up when books are being bought, and are a small trickle of any author's income. I do have a Patreon account, but also realize that not everyone can do monthly tips, and with the recent change in how Patrons there are billed it became apparent that I needed something else in place. This is where you come in. Your tips and coffees contribute to things such as: * keeping the bills paid (and if lucky, toward very needed home renovations) * kids and service animals fed * power * the horridly expensive internet, since all that is available in my location is Satellite Internet funding writing time (poetry, fiction, writing advice, meditations) * paying an outside editor on my own writings * eventually being able to pay Illya Leonov up front for narrating the next book of Selkies' Skins, as agreed (once finished), and the Dragon Shaman books (which currently have two waiting) * and all those other lovely things that self-employed stay at home mothers need help with. Current Priority Projects: * Selkies' Skins book two * Mythical & Folkloric Poetry * Poem Videos * Story reads (live via Second Life or Discord on the appropriate servers for venues, or recorded for Youtube) * Lower Priority Projects: * Book Reviews * Pure ASMR videos (as opposed to just soothing reads) * Meditations * Short Stories * Dragon Shaman book three * The Shadow Chronicles rewrites Goals: To the side you will see a goal to be met and how much further to the next milestone. I encourage you to look through them, and they do update at times. Most of these amounts are cumulative. By collectively pledging to a goal amount that locks in those activities as a minimum of what you can expect to see from me. Other goals are procurement of things such as an editor, upgrading equipment, paying an external narrator. This is on top of getting my writing time paid. One of the goals listed is full time pay, which would allow me to finish and release much faster without having to worry. From time to time goals and amounts will change as projects get met. You will also see what you get in return at each personal tier pledge level. Most tier rewards are cumulative as well. If you have suggestions on what you would like to see as a pledge tier reward then please feel free to let me know. You might think of your monthly pledge as a tip, but for me... it's earned. There is a growing log of things that only Patrons have access to, in addition to the publicly posted works. This is work just as valid as a banker's. Where to find me or my works: ** Writing To check out the backlog of what is posted in the current webserial version: * Livejournal: http://rainstardragon.livejournal.com/ * Dreamwidth: http://rainstardragon.dreamwidth.org/ * The Livejournal and Dreamwidth locations update before the website archive linked below. I try to update that on Sundays when content is ready. * Teresa Garcia's Serial Stories Archive: http://teresagarciaserials.weebly.com/ * Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Teresa-Garcia/e/B009Q938VE * Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TeresaGarcia * Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/TeresaGarcia ** Art * DeviantArt: http://www.amehanarainstardrago.deviantart.com * Qwertee: https://www.qwertee.com/profile/329251 * Storenvy: https://thgstardragon.storenvy.com ** Other * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-garcia-thgstardragon * Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/TeresaGarcia Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Content: Something that is exclusive content for backers through Patreon though will be assorted doodles. I will either have to create a separate password access area on the Serial Story Archive or otherwise message about where the content is. The main content will be public though, such as installments of the story currently being worked on, videos related to it, book review videos, the occasional recorded short story on my Youtube channel that is either my work, public domain, or submitted to the SL libraries that I help curate, and sometimes poetry. My goal for Youtube is to have at least one thing posted monthly, but hopefully weekly. Thus why I chose this to be monthly instead of per installment. Things I am considering adding: I am considering making pin-buttons with art for my publishing company and each of my three novel series (including The Shadow Chronicles). First I would have to do the art for each, obtain a button machine, and then decide at what level they should be set at for pledge tier rewards. Button/toggle type buttons. I have this problem with button going poof. I had the thought that I could make some myself. Then I had the thought that I could later make enough to be available in the Treasure Tippler goodies. First I need to obtain a woodburner for the idea in my brain.
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