Welcome to A Truant Disposition, the official site for author Ainy Rainwater.


Oct on Patreon: This month we've got a spooky story set in the mis-enchanted city of Seaport, a first pass at a story set on the space station where the protagonists of my last two books lived, and a very timely nonfiction book review.


September on Patreon: A new series of novels launches beginning with Hotel Reverie. The first two chapters were previewed in Aug, and Chapter 3 goes up in September! This book is the first of a series set in the mis-enchanted city of Seaport, a beach town drenched in opposing magical forces. Each book will be more-or-less self-contained, but linked by a continuing cast of characters and the setting. I'm weaving a big thing together!

Subscribers get a big chunk of fiction every month. There's soooo much going on there every month!

Join me on Patreon!


We're currently experimenting with a private forum for my writing group. It is invitation-only. At some point in the future it's possible it might be opened up to friends and Patreon supporters, but we have no plans to open it up to the general public or make it public: the 24/7 admin that would require just isn't possible for one person who has a real life. 😊

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The Truant

Hi, there! 

I write mostly light escapist fiction, usually character-oriented science fiction or contemporary fantasy. For more about me and my "truant disposition" see Rainwater.  

My blog here is Idleness. Content varies quite a bit from personal posts to essays on whatever topic catches my fancy.

I write a lot for my Patreon, mostly fiction--short stories, Patreon-exclusive series, novels in progress, character sketches and scenes not yet attached to any project, as well as posts which are supplementary to or background for my books. If you're looking for more of those extras (and lots of fiction!), or you just don't want wait for the next book to read assorted adventures, please consider subscribing. Tiers start at $1 and you get a lot of bang for your buck!

I also write book reviews (and other bookish posts) for the $5 "Bookaroo" Patreon tier, so there won't be much of that on the blog. Subscribers to that tier get ALL the fiction in all the lower tiers as well, so you're getting much more than book reviews.

I enjoy chatting with readers. I'm most active and responsive on Patreon, but I'm also on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram.

This website (among other things) is funded by my Patreon. I'm very grateful to my subscribers for making it possible to move, redesign, and upgrade this site so that I have less aggravation and more time for writing. Thank you all!


Ainy Rainwater

aka "The Truant"

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