Big News: No More Patreon

Hi everyone!

I’ve made the hard decision to cancel my Patreon account, effective immediately. As I’m sure some of you have noticed, my posts have been few and far between lately, and I’m very sorry for that! At the end of last year I got a second part-time library job and have been working a lot at this new job, meaning sometimes with the two librarian jobs I’ve been working 6 or 7 days a week. This has been great for my library experience and paying off my student loan but not so much for keeping up with my online writing jobs.

The blog Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian is definitely here to stay, but I’ve decided it’s not fair to my Patreon supporters and to myself and my mental health to keep the account and try to hold myself to a minimum of monthly posts. Unfortunately although I love writing about queer books online, the amount of money I make working at the library is literally like three times as much (or more) per hour on average for freelance writing. With trying to pay off my student loan and living in a super expensive city, I have to prioritize those higher wages right now!

I want to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has supported me for the last few years of Patreon. As a thank-you, I’d like to send each and every current Patron a free queer book! (FYI: this will be folks regardless of what level they pledge at but only those whose payments haven’t been declined). So look out for an email from me with some options for you. I will be sending a big list (with a photo) to everyone, so reply ASAP in order to get your top choice book!

Thanks so much again everyone and I’ll see you on the queer bookternet!

About CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and librarian who holds an MA in English literature. She lives and works in the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo, BC). Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ2IA+ Canadian books, archives of the book advice column Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, and some other queer, bookish stuff. She also writes for Autostraddle. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary.
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