If you use BookBub to find out about ebook sales in your preferred reading genres, you can now follow me there. I’ve been subscribing to their deals for AGES, but I just set up an author profile. Check it out >>  You’ll be alerted to sales on my titles, and you’ll know if I recommend a book.

Speaking of sales, Amazon has made Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal a monthly deal for June. You can nab it for just $ .99 in the US and Canadian storefronts. Who would you recommend it to?

The Latest


Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal
(Amaranthine Saga, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Tamiko and the Two Janitors (Amaranthine Saga, #3) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Mikoto and the Reaver Village (Amaranthine Saga, #4) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate (Amaranthine Saga, #5) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Pimiko and the Uncharted Island (Amaranthine Saga, #6) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Rhomiko and the Confirmed Bachelor (Amaranthine Saga, #7) – Autumn 2023


Marked by Stars (Songs of the Amaranthine, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Followed by Thunder (Songs of the Amaranthine, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Dragged through Hedgerows (Songs of the Amaranthine, #3) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Governed by Whimsy (Songs of the Amaranthine, #4) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Hemmed in Silver (Songs of the Amaranthine, #5) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Captured on Film (Songs of the Amaranthine, #6) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Bathed in Moonlight (Songs of the Amaranthine, #7) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Flattered by Flowers (Songs of the Amaranthine, #8) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Scribbled in Margins (Songs of the Amaranthine, #9) – NOW AVAILABLE!

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Lord Mettlebright’s Man (Amaranthine Interludes, #1) – June 4, 2023. Pre-order now!
Suuzu and the Nine Nippets of Legend (Amaranthine Interludes, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #3) – serialization begins this autumn!
Coop and the Elderbough Trackers (Amaranthine Interludes, #4) – serialization begins June 5!

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Lord Mettlebright’s Man (Amaranthine Interludes, #1)

Bard & Barbarian posts exclusively to Patreon. Now with serialized narration! Become a patron to read along.

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Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #3)

With every kiss he accepts, her claim on him wins hearts the world over.
Readers have often asked for more of Kimiko Miyabe’s courtship of Eloquence Starmark. Their grand cycle is a tale I’ll be telling as a Patreon-exclusive serialization. Chapters will begin posting in Autumn 2023. Their story will range from the seamstress’s workroom at the Starmark compound to the forming of fresh triads at New Saga High School. And you can look forward to all the drama at Kikusawa Shrine: three sisters, twelve kisses, and the long-awaited stirring of a sleeping landmark. To follow along, become a patron! Cozy Fantasy. Slice-of-Life. Family. Courtship.

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Governed on Goodreads

Governed by Whimsy has now been added to the Songs of the Amaranthine series page on Goodreads (thanks, Goodreads librarians!), so you can add it to your shelves. Again, this ISBN/edition is the solo digital edition. When the anthology comes out, it’ll have a different designator, and the (oh, so clever) title will be … Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology.

Governed by Whimsy_coming to kindle

If you’re not already following me on Goodreads, it’s a great way to keep up with whatever’s going on: book giveaways, new titles, release dates, etc.

4 Days

Full Spread. I have a dwindling pile of spoiler-free promotional oddments, but I’m saving back a bunch of quotes and character introductions and discussion posts until after release day. (Mostly because I’ve always preferred to let a story tell itself.) So with the countdown hitting four days, I’ll stick to safe territory. For instance, here’s what the full spread of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox‘s cover looks like:

Full Spread, 01 Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox

On a related note, here’s the social media spread. Have you variously friended and followed me in the places I’m active? Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2017


Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year? I’m officially logged in as … well, as me. Want to buddy up? I’ll be blitzing through the third book in the original series I keep mentioning. (Because the first is nearly ready for release, and the second has already been roughed in.) I make a decent cheerleader, and I’m always up for some word sprints! ::twinkle::

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