Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy.


New Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Serial Coming to Patreon

 

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I miss the old days of writing the As The World Dies trilogy online. It was a lot of fun posting mini-chapters and getting immediate feedback from the readership. There was something very dynamic about the process, and it kept me writing even when life got difficult and it was harder to find time to post. I honestly don’t believe As The World Dies would have evolved into a three book trilogy if not for the encouragement of the original readers.

A few years ago I tried to write another serial. This time I used Kindle to upload each episode, which were much longer than the mini-chapters, but it wasn’t the same. Though there was a core of die-hard readers, it wasn’t the interactive experience I had hoped for.

I’ve had a serial idea bouncing around in my head for some time, and I’d been searching for the proper platform to release it on. There were two criteria 1) I could make royalties off the serial 2) it would allow reader interaction. I just couldn’t find one that fit.

Though I’ve been trying to grow my patronage via Patreon for a while, I struggle with promoting it. I don’t want people to think I’m being greedy for money. I legitimately need help right now because my finances were adversely affected by my illness. After a very long discussion with my husband about how to grow my Patreon base, I realized that this was an opportunity to do a serial again and also raise funds for my self-publishing endeavors.

About a year ago, Stant Litore suggested I write an exclusive serial for Patreon. At the time I was still very ill, and the idea was daunting. But now that I’m doing much better, I realize Patreon fulfills my two criteria.

Therefore, I’m going to be writing a weekly serial set in the same world as ‘The Necromancer’ from Zombie Tales From Dead Worlds. It’s a post-apocalyptic setting with a fantasy twist. The zombies are supernatural and an order of necromancers are humankind’s only hope.

For $1 a month, you’ll get access to all the weekly installments!

The first installment will go live within the next week or so.

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