Posts Tagged With Deviations


Two New Covers For Hakodate Hearts!

As mentioned, Deviations lovely moth cover is being replaced with something more genre appropriate and in fitting with the other two Hakodate Hearts books.  My cover designer, Kerry, has worked her awesome magic to great a gorgeous new cover that still pays a nice homage to the original! This new version is already up on Amazon and Deviations wide release has begun!  You can already find it at some stores and the rest should come online in the next day or two.  You can check availability at most popular e-book retailers here.  If you don’t see your favorite, check back […]


S4, E97: Out With 2016, In With 2017

It’s my annual review of how the year went, good, bad, and meh, how I did with my goals, and looking at my financials for the year. Ending the episode by sharing my writing-related goals for 2017! News & Notes: Gotten a few more chapters of the NaNo 2016 project written, thanks to Dragon, and even wrote some while at a sing-along get together event. Also used Dragon to get more work done on the non-fiction project 2016…Oh This Year! I realized Deviations abject failure, the stress/drain of all that overtime earlier in the year to finish a project at […]


S4, E93: NaNo 2016, Special 2

As promised, my second NaNo episode. I have words, not many, and I’m way behind, but I do have words. News & Notes: Aisuru is now “wide”, and available via Kobo, Nook, Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play, and others, if you go to books2read.com/aisuru you can find which stores currently have and pick your favorite; I updated it regularly and more stores are coming Deviations is not yet wide due to issues with the ePub and decided to just wait until the new cover is done so I don’t have to change it all again Gave up on iTunes direct because […]


S4, E92: Long Silence, My Why, and NaNo Update #1

After almost two months away from the “air”, I get a bit emotional talking about October, then move on to my contemplations of “my why” and the future of my books. Due to the long stretch between episodes, I also tacked on my first NaNo 2016 update, pathetic though it is. My Heartache It’s been almost two months since my last episode. October ended up being the worst year in my life for me. I didn’t do much writing-related activity at all. Nothing with Girl in the Forest’s revision. Nothing with Maid Maleen. And no podcast episodes recorded at all. […]


S4, E91: Anma’s Manga Minute and Hakodate Hearts

Introducing my new side audio blog type project, Anma’s Manga Minute, and giving a more “formal” introduction to my Hakodate Hearts book series, including selected readings from both Aisuru and Deviations.   Fair warning: as this episode includes a reading from Deviations, it has a bit more cussing than usual 🙂 News & Notes: Computer woes – desktop video card died and laptop had to have Windows reinstall Girl in the Forest updates: feedback in, revision progress and cover progress Anma’s Manga Minute New “vlog”/blog thing about Anime and Manga! YouTube and blog only for now Check out the intro […]


S4, E90: Camp NaNo Ending and Final Promo

Camp Nano ended in abject failure and I contemplate the future of the Maid Maleen project before discussing my hastily done promo for Aisuru. While the sales were pitiful, the ROI was great, though still a disappointment. Which leads into my last topic: where things stand with Girl in the Forest and the struggles of being fiscally responsible while also trying to produce great products and a great reader experience.


Want to Help Decide My Series Name? 1

As I mentioned in my most recent episode and in my goals update, I’m going to be “repackaging” Aisuru, Deviations, and the upcoming Girl in the Forest into a proper “series” of linked novels.  They are set in a shared world, with Aisuru and Deviations being in Hakodate, Japan, and Girl in the Forest being in Aokigahara primarily, but featuring a character from Hakodate.  Fans of the stories will find little links between the characters themselves as well. 🙂   Further, all three stories have a shared theme, if you will, of people ready to give up on life who find […]


S4, E87: Of Plans and Being a Failure

Some updates and excited babbling about my trip, followed by discussing my updated plans for the rest of the year and my free-talking a bit about the idea of being a failure and coming to terms with it. News & Notes: Back from Italy – awesome trip Sterling & Stone Smarter Artist Bootcamp Moved to a new web host Plans for Writing Between the trip and the Bootcamp, I was able to help clear my head a bit and get re-energized. It also helped me come to terms with some of my doubts even as Aisuru and Deviations both continue […]


S4, E85: Eh, Why Not? Newbie Experiments

With little chance of “making it worse”, I decided to do a pair of experiments with free pulsing on Aisuru and tried out a blog tour book blitz.  This episode is all about that, after a hefty section of news and notes.  How did my experiments turn out?  Let’s see… (side note: my mentions of the episode length in the episode are “off” as I clipped out some extra babbling 🙂 )


Deviations Book Blitz, Day 5 1

Today is the final day of Deviations’ Book Blitz.  Huge thanks to all the blogs who participated and good luck to everyone entering the giveaway, which runs a few more days yet!   Ali – The Dragon Slayer All in One Place Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews Blissfully Bookerized Chill Reviews Fiction Dreams Once Untold One Book Boyfriend At A Time Pretty little book reviews Romantic Fanatic Roxy’s Reviews Shooting Stars Reviews Teatime and Books The Avid Reader The Bookworm Lodge The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf The Recipe Fairy underneath the covers Whispered Thoughts a Rafflecopter giveaway


Deviations Book Blitz, Day 4

Nearing the end of Deviations book blitz, but there are still a few more stops to go!  Such as these from today! A Book Addict’s Bookshelves Around the World in Books BethLee’s Book Blog Carries Book Reviews Extreme Bookaholics Les Chroniques Aléatoires (Facebook) Please Pass The Books Quesarasera Book Reviews Taking It One Book at a Time Those Crazy Book Chicks (Facebook) Tome Tender a Rafflecopter giveaway