Bard & Barbarian

Twinkle Press Presents | art by FoxOfTwilight

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen along. Ch22, “Dolly” just went live for those in qualifying tiers. AND Ch18, “Rally Roar” just unlocked for the Twinkle and Sparkle tiers.

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>

Lunar New Year

Patreon Tradition. For the second year in a row, I’ll be prepping a special Lunar New Year mailing, with red envelopes and lucky coins. This is a Patreon exclusive, available to folks starting at the Twinkle tier ($4/month) … and goes out automatically to those who are at the Sparkle tier ($14/month) right on up through Dazzle, Beacon, and Reliquary tiers. ::twinkle::

In the Amaranthine Saga, the Emergence was timed to coincide with the Lunar New Year. (Yes, wolves were definitely involved in that decision.) This is a simple way for me to celebrate the anniversary with you. It’s an international event, after all.

Consider joining the ranks of supporters. Exclusive stories, courting gifts, art cards, story snippets, first peeks, and real mail. You can read about other perks over here >>

Bard & Barbarian

Twinkle Press Presents | art by FoxOfTwilight

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen along. Ch21, “Precocial” just went live for those in qualifying tiers. AND Ch17, “Tell Me a Secret” just unlocked for the Twinkle and Sparkle tiers.

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>

Patchy Updates

Not Exactly Lulling. I received several nudges last week, reminding me that I missed updates on some of my stories. This happens periodically, and it’s nothing to worry about. I usually try to “write ahead” so I can post chapters regularly, but I’ve caught up to myself. No reserves. And rather busy with Bk6 at the moment. Also I tend to pile a lot into November (word sprints, festive plans, seasonal mailings, extra shopping, family stuff) so I can take it easy in December. Which means … patchy updates for a while.

Speaking of seasonal mailings, I’ve revealed the Quarterly Art Card for December over on Patreon. This winter scene will round out a collection of four commissions by Lara Pickle for the first four short stories in Songs of the Amaranthine. “The Dark” features a moment in Marked by Stars, and it turned out very pretty, since it’s printed on pearlescent paper. (The snow & sky, they shine!)

If you want to get in on these quarterly mailings (and so many other perks), check out my Patreon, where I appreciate my supporters & try to keep things interesting. ::twinkle::

Close Crop of “The Dark,” art by Lara Pickle. Other illustrations in this set were “The Dance” (for Songs 02), “The Den” (for Songs 03), and “The Drama” (for Songs 04).

forthright on Patreon >>

Bard & Barbarian

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen along. Ch20, “New Members” just went live for those in qualifying tiers. AND Ch16, “Don’t Be Strangers” just unlocked for the Twinkle and Sparkle tiers.

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>

Bard & Barbarian

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen along. Ch19, “Alteration of Years” just went live for those in qualifying tiers. AND Ch15, “Reprise” just unlocked for the Twinkle and Sparkle tiers.

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>

Bard & Barbarian

Updated! Bard & Barbarian has updated over on my Patreon with Ch31, “Paladin for Hire.” Mort and Yarrow do a little recruiting for a side job. Should be simple, yeah?

forthright on Patreon >>


Fun Fact: Back when I started this story, I was just goofing off. I wanted something fun to write. I knew I was being self-indulgent. I put zero thought into the title. How was I supposed to know Bard & Barbarian would be favored with narration? Suddenly, it’s this THING. It has official art & a book cover (as yet unrevealed) and … and all the trappings of a “real” story. But some of the underpinnings are silly. And a good example would be in the names of our crew’s sibling paladins:

Mort derives from the Latin for “death”
Vida derives from the Latin for “life”

So there you go. Me goofing. If you’ve been generous enough to join the ranks of patrons, I hope you’re enjoying the tale!

Bard & Barbarian

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen along. Ch17, “Tell Me a Secret” just went live for those in qualifying tiers. AND Ch13, “Runaway Heir” just unlocked for the Twinkle and Sparkle tiers.

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>