Here is my new introduction on my Patreon page.
“Breath. That is what creating is for me, breath. It is the only thing that gives meaning to my life and is the impetus behind what you see here. From an early age I was a creator, whether in clay, Legos, or sticks and stones.
I spent hours building creatures, houses, towns, and worlds. Then I saw something my mother drew and was hooked. Drawing allowed my ideas to branch out and take on new shapes, becoming more substantial with each year. However, the path has not been easy for me to follow, disappearing several times in my life but always coming back. For decades I followed the artistic path only. I was focused on drawing and painting with sculpture sparkling through on occasion.
Then after a rough period of family issues, I found I needed another outlet for my ideas and feelings. At this time I found SFFworld.com where I interacted with kind and open people that were willing to listen to my thoughts. I lurked for a time, watching the discussions and writing contests until I finally decided to try my hand at story telling. Several years on, I am still at it, nearing the completion of my first collection of short stories.
This is where you come in. I need help to continue this journey. As I have said, this has been a hard journey for me with little support and large hurdles. I had a job that, while unsatisfying, was paying most of the bills. However, it was taking a toll on me creatively and leaving me more and more in debt. In an attempt to change this course, I decided to make this Patreon page to share my art and stories with people willing to support their creation by becoming patrons.
For a small monthly fee you will gain access to downloadable versions of my stories and artwork. I also hope to eventually create physical copies that will be available for sale. Your patronage will help me to continue creating the unique artwork displayed on this page, as well as, the fantastical stories that bubble out of my mind. Please consider joining me on this wild and crazy ride that propels me ever forward toward the stars and beyond.”