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Do you enjoy my books? Want to read more? Check out my for a way to provide trickle support that keeps me writing.

Get four chapters of a every month, plus access to , short stories and more!

www.patreon.com/AggyCarpenter

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Doing again?

I'm an author. I write fiction of (and for) all sorts but particularly , , (of the soft variety) and a touch of .

I'm currently going through a difficult time and appreciate support in any form. Please excuse the periodic promo toots as I genuinely need the money.

I also am always interested in and .

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Hey, folks. Did you know you can purchase my self-published novelettes and novellas directly from me? You get great speculative fiction, I get paid immediately. Everybody wins! (But especially you because stories.) [This is also the only place you can find my self-published material for Kindle because I don't sell through Amazon for... reasons.]

www.gumroad.com/aggyc

Breathless and crawling with anxiety this morning. Need to make a trip to my doctor's office and trying to figure out if I have enough money for gasoline. $3 seems like not enough. (It's also raining so I'm worried about my belt slipping off again and leaving me stuck.)

Ugh. On day 3 of a mysterious fever. (No other symptoms so it could be stress or related to my janky teeth [some of those getting pulled on Tuesday], but neighbor and kids upstairs also have the flu.) I'm also staring down my bills again so here are the links: www.patreon.com/AggyCarpenter
and
www.paypal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter

I need about $230 for February and currently have about $45. So... Little bits do help.

Still in desperate need of money for cat food and gasoline. If you can help: PayPal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter

My weekly reminder that I'm still broke and living in a women's shelter with my kiddo and three cats. If you would like to help me pay for cat food/litter, gas and insurance for my van, and cell-phone service you can join my Patreon starting at just $1 month.
Patreon.com/AggyCarpenter

Or, if you don't like getting serial fiction in your email from a stabby feminist author, but you still want to help out: PayPal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter

Here are some cat pics to help persuade you. 😉

This has been a really rough week. Still need money for bills due in two days. Looking at being in shelter until next year sometime.

They did agree to let us do a trial run keeping the plurps here with us. I'm so happy to have them here because my stress level is through the roof right now. There have been many demands for cuddles. ❤

At this point we are in long term shelter until January. This has narrowed my ability to find work quickly. (No food service or cashier positions. Nothing where I have to interact with the public face to face. [This isn't a shelter rule, just an extension of the safety issue that has put us in long term shelter.] Looking at call-center work but the turnaround on that is not as quick.)

Hey, folks. I have two pressing financial needs. First is the cell phone bill for my kiddo - $35. Second is the fees for my PO box - $80.

If you can help: PayPal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter

Or you can join my Patreon: patreon.com/AggyCarpenter

Text from Kim Addonizio's brutally tender poem "TO THE WOMAN CRYING UNCONTROLLABLY IN THE NEXT STALL".

A pencil noodle too because my brain refuses to word this evening. Prismacolor Col-erase on sketchbook paper.

Character is from my f/f Austen-esque retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth.

Selfies, eye contact, stress, mental health 

Hello, shop.

*sips soda*

The past couple of days have been hard. Harder than I've had to deal with in a while and things have not been easy lately.

I did a thread on birbsite if folks need more context.

twitter.com/Aggy_C/status/1176

Struggling though with everything. Did not get much sleep last night. Had a long day today. Still not sure what our shelter situation will be going forward.

And I miss my cats. Sometimes safety is heartbreaking.

Well. I had hoped things had leveled out, but today Monkey (my 11 year old son) and I were forced to flee our home and go into emergency shelter following renewed threats from my husband.

I'm exhausted, and so very tired of having to be strong for my son.

On a related note: my Patreon is relaunching tomorrow. There is already content (an ENTIRE novel with vampires, werewolves, a protag who swears and punches things, magic, weird tech, and did I mention it rains a lot? Plus romance and horror themes.) available to every patron. Plus new stuff starting tomorrow for just $1! And you can check out the novel for free. So go and check it out!

www.patreon.com/AggyCarpenter

Hey, folks. Another plea for help. I need $200 to pay off the electric or my power gets shut off sometime after Friday. Not only will this mean no food for me or my kiddo, but we live in the Southern US and it's still miserably hot here. Please help.

www. PayPal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter

Woke up already fighting anxiety because I need food and funds for the utilities. I have announcements coming about ways to offer long term support via my Patreon, but... In the meantime I just need support. (Again. I know. It sucks asking for the umpteenth time too.)

If you can spare a little to help me keep the electricity on (it's already scheduled for shutoff) the link is here.

Thank you.

paypal.com/paypalme2/AnnaGrace

Ugh. Back in better housing but out of money and food until the 19th. And electric is scheduled for shutoff on Friday because the soon-to-be-ex isn't paying any of the utilities like he's supposed to.

It just never seems to end.

Hey, folks. I'm still in a bind regarding housing. I think I have permanent housing lined up starting the 28th, but I still have one more week in the motel I have to pay for. ($305 for the 21st - 28th.) If anyone can help, even a little bit, I would be most grateful.

paypal.me/AnnaGraceCarpenter

(In addition to stressing about housing I'm fighting some viral thing that has me wrecked right now.)

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