Supporting Artists

I created a Ko-Fi account, for readers who wish to support my writing and art. I read numerous articles about different income streams for independent writers and artists, and I decided that buying me a cup of Ko-Fi would work best.

There are several reasons for this, but the number one issue, and the one I hold dearest, has to do with the amount of money fans might be able to give. I would like all the people who enjoy my work to enjoy my work, rather than cater to those who can afford special consideration. I know what it’s like, to not have a lot of money, and I don’t feel those without the means should be left out.

I’ve also read about the time it takes to create all this exclusive content. It’s nice for super-fans, but when one spends most of their time creating this content instead of doing what they love, I feel that’s a loss.

I’m not someone who would do well in a tier support environment. It works well for some, but for me? I would hate having to come up with tailored content every month at the expense of other projects. I have no objection to special giveaways and such, but trying to come up with something, over and over again, that equals a particular donation amount seems daunting and unrewarding.

I am just starting out, and it will take years to grow my audience. So buy me a Ko-Fi! Every little bit helps!

The New

My lifelong dream has been to write and illustrate. I picked up my first Elfquest comic at age eleven, and knew that creating worlds and stories was my future. It did not come about as quickly as I had hoped, but here I am, with my books on pre-order at Amazon, with websites and book sites and support sites, all with the intent to help me on this journey. I have so many stories to share, and I can’t wait to have others read them 🙂

I am still nervous about having my work published. It’s showing a part of me to a wide swath of people I don’t know, and likely never will. I hope to bring some joy to a few people, perhaps inspire a few more.

For a bit of background: my parents moved from California to Wyoming when I was very young. I grew up in the rural Rocky Mountains (and yes, it’s as empty there as you may think. No, trees don’t count). I attended the University of Wyoming, then LSU. I have degrees in English, Art History and a Masters in Library and Information Science. I moved back to California after college and have lived and worked in SoCal ever since.

Constant through all of it was fantasy stories, whether writing or reading them. Fantasy kept me hopeful. Fantasy allowed me to express myself, following ideas that resonated with me, but not necessarily with those around me. When my soul felt as if it were dying, fantasy buoyed me. I hope I can bring some of that to my readers.