It might sound cliché, but ever since I was a child I wanted to be a writer. Back then, the chances of ever making it were vanishingly small. I felt guilty about thinking about exploring it beyond merely a hobby, to wave short stories under the noses of friends and family and get the best compliment a hobbyist could expect.

"That's nice."

These days, fiction is an outlet for my perception of the world and events in my own life. Not always, but enough to know it's a key form of my self-expression. I've also recently come to realise that when I've gone long periods without a fiction project, I feel diminished mentally. Writing has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life and it no doubt will do so again.

What I'm up to right now

My main passion right now is the book series Salmonweird. With a minimum of 7 books planned, a few people have told me that the Salmonweird short stories inspired them to buy the book. This fills my heart with joy.

I want to devote more time to writing these supporting short stories. That's why I'm asking for your help. If you enjoyed The Crypt, or A Salmonweird Lockdown, or any other work I write every month, I'm giving you the choice to support me as I develop and grow as a writer.

What's in it for you?

Good question. I don't want something for nothing and just ask you for money for posting stuff you can view for free. While I am simply providing a tip jar for you to toss in a few coins, I do want to go the extra mile.

Contributors will have access to exclusive content. Right now, that will include most Salmonweird Extended Universe content (including all Salmonweird Spooky short stories) outtakes and sneak peeks of upcoming work.

I appreciate everyone who has supported me at this difficult time. Let me reiterate that there is no obligation to do this.

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Thank you for your support.

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