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NEXT UP! I’m on a quest to complete my unfinished stories. It’s Savvy‘s turn. Expect weekly updates. (Well, okay, Kouga’s lulling while I’m on deadline with Amaranthine Saga, #2, but he’s due for new chapters soon.) And a exclusive, Mood Stripes – In the aftermath of the Final Battle, the victors lick their wounds and look ahead. However, a misspent wish on the Shikon-no-Tama changes minds, hearts, fates… and colors.

exclusive chapters: Mood Stripes
collecting prompts: Mood Stripes
collecting prompts: Savvy
read it here: Clumsy


Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal
(Amaranthine Saga, #2) – COMING SOON!

Amaranthine Saga, 1 and 2.jpg


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Foxy Photos

I still have a stockpile of snapshots taken by readers from our (first) Photo Challenge. Here’s a creative (and dare I say crafty) one from Possessed.

from Possessed

Always glad to see your photos. Post them, tweet them, bookstagram them … and email me, so I can share them here! ::twinkle::

Now accepting PayPal

Payment Options

Those wanting signed books now have TWO payment options. You can continue to send me funds with an Amazon Gift Card (which I solemnly swear to immediately squander on books/manga) or you can send money to my new Twinkle Press account on PayPal. Either way, use the always dot forthright at gmail dot com email address. Options—you have them!

Check out the site’s new Signed Books tab >>

Mood Stripes 048: Connected

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the unpredictable one. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 48: Connected

What wish? Kagome doubted Sesshoumaru’s heart’s desire had been Continue reading

Favorite Character Bingo

I’ve seen these character boards floating around and decided to do one of my own. Although the original intent seems to be favorite characters (as in one person), I usually gravitate to duos and trios. You all know I ship around, but my favorite ships are very often about kinship or friendship or mentorship. (Though I have a definite fondness for loners.) Behold!

forthright's anime favorites BINGO

The gist of the game: if you also love a character, you cover the square. Five-in-a-row in any direction gives you a bingo. How many can you get? Impress me! And link me to your bingo boards if you’re making one of your own. ::twinkle::

Always Forthright

Just back from the post office, where a batch of signed books was sent off to new homes. (Thank you for your support!) Funny thing. The USPS is particular about details, so when I send books internationally, FORTHRIGHT needs a first name. It has to go in the computer system to be legit. So according to the postal service, forthy’s first name is AL. Short for Always.