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Ki Brightly’s Patreon!

patreon-logoSo, I decided to do a thing I said I would never do, which is basically put myself “out there” as me, in all my awkward, fumbling glory.

Let me break it down:

For a while I have been struggling to live off of what I make as a writer, as it is not the easiest thing to do in the world. For various reasons I have been doing my work from home with my kids, which is also not easy if you’ve ever done it. This is not a litany of complaints post (though I could likely do that), but about a million things have conspired, in various ways, to make me chronically short on cash.

So…a friend convinced me that I should start a Patreon, something where I’m not simply begging for money, but allowing people access to new or unusual “Ki Brightly” content that they may not otherwise get a chance to see.


I literally have zero idea about what I’m going to do with this thing, but here it is. And you get to see me, if that’s something you’re interested in. Here is the link to my Patreon account.

If you haven’t been convinced that you would like to participate in my Patreon here is some of the content you might expect in the future if you were to become a Patron of my art. (I am snickering as I type that. I have no idea why my brain has decided it is so funny.) Here I am doing a partial reading of “If You Give an Incubus a Cookie”.

All right friends, and if I’m perfectly honest, I’m hoping that the enticement of a couple of bucks a month will make me more dedicated to working on my blog. I don’t know why I have so much trouble sitting down and doing the “blog” thing (other than my general lack of five minutes to sit down and think when my kids are home), but…wait…no, it’s probably the kids. (I love them, really I do.)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Happy reading!


Check out my newest book Trust Trade!

trusttradefs_v1Life hasn’t been good to Jeb Birchman. When he attempted to escape his abusive, zealot father, he found himself on the streets, making a living the only way he knew how, the victim of more violent men—one of whom orchestrates a series of vicious attacks that leave Jeb deaf. Now that he’s aged beyond his latest client’s interest, Jeb knows he needs to escape his risky lifestyle before it’s too late. Seeing one last chance for himself, he earns a GED and enrolls in college.

Freddy Williams enjoys a life that couldn’t be more different from what Jeb has survived. He loves sports, being a personal trainer, and hanging out with friends. The son of deaf parents, Freddy is an outspoken advocate of the Deaf community and works as an interpreter at his college. When he meets Jeb at the bookstore, he’s struck by how attractive he is, and as they get to know each other, he finds Jeb’s good heart just as appealing. By the time he learns of Jeb’s past, it’s only a few steps behind them, and Freddy must make a choice between school and his familiar routine and protecting the man he’s falling in love with.

See a sample of Trust Trade here.

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K.C. Wells Banned from Facebook for 30 Days?

Update on the Update of my update…yeah:

So, the final verdict on this story is that K.C. Wells is banned from posting to her facebook pages, even though they are still up. According to Jesse Jackman, the husband  of Dirk Caber who is the cover model on K.C.’s new book. Her page was locked, most likely because of flaggers. FB says that the cover she posted violated nudity standards, but it doesn’t. He has done a great job of giving instructions on how to protest this action, so I’m going to link it. Take a few minutes to complain about this so that perhaps other authors won’t have to deal with something similar.

Update on my update:

Seems like one of her pages is locked down to comments. So, maybe there is a bit of a facebook kerfluffle, but she has two pages and one isn’t locked down.


Okay, seems I let the rumor mill get the best of me, got all wrathful, and posted before I fact checked. Both of her pages are still up and running on facebook. This has happened to other authors recently, though, so that’s why I went off half cocked. Sorry!

Original Post:

K.C. Wells is the most recent in a spate of m/m authors to have their facebook pages targeted. I can only assume it is from someone complaining about them BECAUSE they are m/m authors. The rumor mill has it the banning came down because of a link to her new book on her page. What utter idiocy. Here’s the picture in question.


Not that bad from what I can see.

Here’s the buy link.

Go forth and buy the book to protest the utter bullshittery of facebook. I plan to.

Check out my book The Shape of Honey!

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