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Nephilim Quest 3 / Amarna 130.000 words (DONE - now editing!)


The Death of a Vampire / 80.000 words (DONE - now editing!)


Space Witches 2 / 60.000 words (DONE - now editing)


Seven Shabtis / 50.000 words (DONE - Now editing!)


WHEN BOOK PIRATES HIT
IT'S PATREON TO THE RESCUE

One thing that really disturbs authors is illegal distribution of their books on the net. I use a service called Blasty which finds the pirate sites that give away my ebook for free without my permission. They then “blast” them out of search engines, so that people won’t find the site.

The last report I got (I'm writing this in September 2018) was that they had found 249 such sites, distributing my books.

Two. Hundred. Forty. Nine.

I'd love to send them an email asking for their employers’ information so I could write to them and ask them to send their salaries to me.

It is the same thing. Why would they need their income for their work if they steal mine?

Imagine working for years on a project – in my case writing a book. Doing research, paying thousands for the education that gives me the knowledge I can then put into my work (Yes, five years of Egyptology studies at the University of Manchester was not cheap). Painstakingly creating my stories, using all my free time to do so. Saying no to social events, staying up late and getting up early to finish my work. Paying other professionals so they help me in polishing your work to the best it can be.

And then one day the book is  ready. Countless hours – but finally, it is ready! Celebration time!

I put it out there, asking for a moderate price for it. And then I hear it has been stolen, and all my income goes down the drain because some people consider it ok to steal my work and give it away for free.

The fact that a work is in electronic format does not mean it is free. If I have given you a free copy, it is only for you, not to be distributed to your circle of friends, or downloaded to a “read ebooks for free” –site just because "everyone should have access to it". IT'S CALLED COPYRIGHT, FOLKS!

When it comes to ebooks, the prices are very low. If you can afford a reading device – be it kindle, mobile phone, tablet or computer – you CAN afford to pay a few dollars for the creative work of an author. 

Writing books is not easy, and it creates costs a self-published author has to pay from their own pocket. Also my dream is to be able to leave the day job and write full time one day – and surprise, surprise, I need income to do so. So there is a reason there is a price for the book. 

To fight the damage the pirates are causing to me, I use Blasty, but I know that for each site they blast, new ones will appear.

And so, to be able to pay for my editing, book cover design and research, and keep the dream alive of being a full-time author, I put up a Patreon page, in the hopes it would create me a trickle of income with which I can continue writing my books.

If you feel like chipping in on my fight against the pirates, you can do so with as little as 1$ a month.

The Patreon systems works like this:  people who wish to support my writing choose a tier they are willing to participate in. They will be paying monthly according to their plan.

Below are the levels I have created for Patreon.  Have a look and see if you could support my writing work. 

 

Be a 1$ patron
daily quotes

No need for rewards, just want to support the writer. But you can read the free daily quote on my page nevertheless. Quotes that I liked - uplifting, positive, humorous. 

Be a 2$ patron
blog posts

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website- photos from my life and sometimes drawings too! 


be a 3$ patron
first draft chapters

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)


be a 4$ patron
handwritten story quotes

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books.

BE A 5$ PATRON
get free ebooks

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out as long as you remain a patron. (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters). These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made (in case I have drawn stick figures as a cover on the draft...) 

be a 10$ patron
get previously published books

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out as long as you remain a patron.  (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters). These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

be a 50$ patron
get paperbacks of my self-published books

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out as long as you remain a patron.  (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters). These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

- In addition you will get print copies of my self-published paperbacks starting from your initial patronage.  

be a 100$ patron
get signed paperback copies

- Free daily quote on my page

- Blog posts about writing and life one month before I put them on my website - photos from my life and sometimes drawings too!   

- Also first draft chapters of many of my self-published novels as I write them.  (There's the possibility that these will reappear elsewhere, either sold or in reader forums or as free downloads on my website, but patrons here on Patreon get to read them before anyone else.)

- Also pictures of handwritten quotes from my books. 

- And my self-published ebooks for free when they come out as long as you remain a patron.  (Including the books I don't write here as first draft chapters). These books will be professionally edited, with a professional cover made. 

- You will also get my previously published (self-published) ebooks. That's many years of work from my part. I will send you three books per month as long as there are books to send after you choose this tier.

- In addition you will get print copies of my self-published paperbacks starting from your initial patronage.  

- In addition you will get signed print copies of my self-published paperbacks  when they come out starting from your initial patronage as long as you remain a patron   I have to order them first to me, sign them and then post them to you, so it may take a while depending where you live. 

LIMITED TO 10 PATRONS


The first book you get for free is the Prequel to Nephilim Quest: Angel.

Over two hundred years before Nephilim Quest 1 / Shadowhunter the roots of the story are planted.

A little girl missing her mother, in the palace of the mightiest of the dark Nephilim, hoping for an escape...  

This book is not for sale anywhere - only readers who have subscribed to my mailing list will get it.

Get daily quotes, blog posts,

first draft chapters, 

ebooks, printbooks, even signed copies.

CLICK HERE to see my Patreon page

or the button below  to become a patron.

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