I probably should announce here that I just launched my very own Patreon. It took me a while, because I honestly didn’t know if I should. I am in the very privileged place of being able to write for the pleasure of writing and not needing to worry about trying to make ends meet with my craft.

Don’t get me wrong. I would love to get paid for my writing. It carries with it a certain feeling of success. (It shouldn’t, but it does.) And every once in a while, I do get paid when someone happens to buy one of my books.

However, I want this Patreon to be different. I have decided to offer a single tier option for my supporters – $1 a month – and every dollar I receive from my Patreon will be used to support other writers in my community. Because frankly, they all need it more than I do right now. (I haven’t figured out who or where the money will go to yet, but that will come in due time.) I plan on sharing some of my trunked short stories and poetry and pictures of my dog. I might even throw out some pearls of wisdom on writing in general. But, mostly, there will be pictures of my dog and short fiction.

So, if you want to become a supporter of my Patreon and help me support other writers in my community, go to patreon.com/AmandaCookWrites and click on “Become a Patron”. And spread the word, if you can.

Thanks for reading.

A. Cook

Amanda Cook is a stay-at-home-mom and writer living in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. When she’s not caring for her family or obsessing over punctuation, she can be found helping out at her sons' school, catching up on her Goodreads list, playing (and sometimes winning, but mostly losing) board games with her friends, crying over her favorite PBS programs, or sewing yet another costume for the local gaming/pop culture convention, where she’ll probably lose at even more board games. Her second novel, "When We Were Forgotten," is the winner of the 2018 Bronze Medal for Best Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book from the Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards.

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