About Dragon Authors
As a child, Steven read anything he could get his hands on, sharing his favorite stories with his younger brothers and then acting them out, especially if this required sword fighting on horseback. When they ran out of books, he wrote his own, including his brothers as the main characters by sketching illustrations on magazine clippings.
Meanwhile, Erin fell in love with llamas and with the books of Anne McCaffrey, whose Dragonriders of Pern series inspired her to become a writer. When she finally met Anne McCaffrey at a fantasy convention some two decades later, she wept uncontrollably throughout the entire affair. She does significantly better with llamas.
Together, they are Dragon Authors, writing science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Their short fiction has been published in the Hugo-nominated Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. The first volume of their newest series, Tales of the Wendy, has been chosen by Goodreads as one of the hottest new YA series of 2018.
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Excerpt from The Wendy Acknowledgments:
The Wendy began as an experiment. Could an unknown writing duo attract enough of a following on Patreon.com to defray the cost of publishing a book? We were as surprised as anyone when the answer turned out to be “yes.”
We posted the first chapter in February of 2016, and by September our extraordinary patrons had bought us a cover. For a book that wasn’t even finished. Such was their faith in us. They went on to fund the book’s editing, cover layout, and interior design—an entire book paid for in advance, one chapter at a time.
We will forever be humbled by the experience.
We love Patreon because we can share so much more with our readers. They can vote on cover art. They can read our behind-the-scenes commentary–from weird stories and author musings to research on pirate slang and mythology. They can even read new chapters in the Tales of the Wendy series as we write them!
But the best part is that we can keep writing. Sadly, most authors would fall below the poverty line if they had to rely on their writing income alone. And publishing each new book costs between $3,000 and $5,000 for a quality production. That doesn’t add up without the generous funding of our patrons. So thank you for your incredible support! Whether you donate to us on Patreon or just buy us a cup of coffee, we couldn’t do it without you!