Throughout my time as a reviewer, I have met so many amazing people. Some of these people have helped me grow in my own endeavors and some I am just starting to learn more about. However, while I am sure that my sharing of reviews and helping to spread a simple word here and there about their work is appreciated, there’s something else I do, that we can all do, to help just that little bit more.
We’ve all heard of it, we all know what it is, and some of us use it. (No, I don’t have one myself and probably won’t in the foreseeable future)
So for this month’s recommendation, I want to spread the amazing content creators and authors that I personally support. Maybe, you know, after you read this, you could go give them a shot as well!
Let’s begin with the very first person I ever began supporting on Patreon. VIDEOCREEP!
VideoCreep, aka Michael Pinero, is quite possibly one of the best people I have ever met. In a post before, my first monthly recommendation as a matter of fact, I speak more about my relationship with him, and how amazing he is, so I won’t drone on and on by saying more, other than, this is one guy that I will forever support, and you totally should too. He has various tier levels so, even if you can’t do a lot, even a little helps!
Next up is MIKE PURFIELD!
I met Mr. Purfield through another horror social media app called Slasher. While we didn’t initially speak a lot, we slowly developed a better relationship through Instagram as well as Facebook. He has since shown me so much support by sharing my various posts, helping to promote my own book sales, even while promoting his own. We now speak pretty regularly, I’ve had the honor of interviewing him on my channel, and I truly consider him an irreplaceable friend. His tier levels vary from the smallest amount to the largest, which to be honest, is EXTREMELY affordable, so you know what to do! Follow his link and give him a try!
Next up is Brian Freeman!
Okay, full disclosure, I do NOT know Mr. Freeman personally. I have however read his work and, simply put, it is amazing. I have only been a member of his Patreon for a month, yet I am already hooked. I mean, we receive books! BOOKS!! Who doesn’t want more books? The first I received was by a VERY well known author, which I won’t be crazy enough to list because, well, that’s info for Patreons, but trust me when I say, I was pleasantly surprised and beyond pleased. So, if you are an avid reader such as myself, join the rest of us and give this wonderful human being the support he needs to continue bringing us this spectacular content and you know, reap the benefits yourself!
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, W.H. CHIZMAR!!
This just happens to be the most recent I have joined. I learned of W.H. Chizmar, also known as Billy Chizmar, through his father Richard Chizmar, whom I have been following for quite a while now. Billy co-wrote a novel with his dad a while ago titled Widow’s Point, and it was quite possibly one of the best classic “ghost stories” I have read in quite some time. I mean, who wouldn’t like the story of a haunted lighthouse?!?
Anyway, not unlike Mr. Freeman, I do not know Billy personally, nor have I spoken with him one on one aside from the brief message on Patreon, but the moment I heard he had begun one, I jumped at the chance to show my support. I have now read a couple of his short stories and let me tell ya, he is a phenomenal author. And guess what, movies are involved as well! Again, I won’t tell you what all is involved but his tier costs are beyond reasonable and what you get in return is fantastic!
So that’s my two cents! There are so many creators out there that all deserve some support, but these are my choices and I do not regret a single one. For as long as I am able, these four men will continue to have my support, as small as it may be, and I hope that after you read this, you might give them a chance as well. I promise, you won’t regret it!