Many moon cycles ago (alright, over a year ago), I took the plunge and created a page on Patreon. I was not hoping for much, perhaps an added tendril to pry through the murk of the internet and expose my writing to new eyes. A writer is always hoping for new readers, even when we tell ourselves that we write mainly for our own amusement. Sharing something that may bring a smile or some kind of entertainment or enjoyment to others is at the heart of it. Well, inspired by other artists, I dove into those murky internet waters.
I am posting to call attention to, and to thank, my first two patrons!
My first was my spirit sister and long time best friend, Khanada Taylor. She has helped me in so many ways throughout my life. She inspires me to keep going and keep writing. She reads anything I give her and offers feedback and support. Even when my words are sadly lacking or confusing. Her art has graced the covers and the pages of my stories for years, and I am truly grateful for all that she does.
My newest patron is Jennifer Proctor Hollar! For many years, and still in my heart, she’s my actual sister (in-law). I do not get to speak with her often now, except on social media, but we keep up with each other’s lives in that same method. The internet can be a blessing sometimes. She is an avid reader. I remember seeing her with a book always in hand. We shared a love of fantasy stories and often were joined in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. I certainly hope that I can bring some new amusement to her with my musings and chapters. Thank you for extending a hand and a vote of confidence that I might actually finish these adventures.
I am grateful to have such wonderful sisters beside me on this journey.