Shipment of Signed Copies. If you connected with me for a signed copy (before this morning), your book is in the mail! Want one of your own? I have plenty more. Details here >>

Amazon Delivery. My pre-ordered copy of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox arrived yesterday. FINALLY! Which means the book’s now in stock with Amazon and available for Prime delivery. If you’ve been holding back, waiting for a better time … this is it! ::twinkle::

Bookplates. I’ve been holding onto the bookplates people ordered until I knew Amazon was shipping their books. Because I slipped a little something spoilery in the envelope. Those are now winging their way toward readers. You’ll have mail soon! Want to add a bookplate to your book? They’re only $3 (four dollars for international shipping). Details here >>

Tsumiko bookplate

Photo Challenge. A snapshot is all it will take to gain entry into a drawing for fabulous prizes (sparkling nibs!). All the particulars here >>

Review Challenge. You would be helping me in a big way if you left me a little review. So I’m offering a little incentive for being part of the buzz. Take part here >>

Author Q&A. Save the date! I’ll be hosting a weekend-long post-release party here on the blog, which will include a Q&A session for all those questions you may have for me (or the cast). Everything will begin May 4, 2018.



Show of Hands? That long-awaited email showed up in my inbox yesterday. Amazon has shipped my book. It will arrive Tuesday. Who else is a happy camper?

And this seems an appropriate time to remind you that …


No Foolin’

For a moment, I thought it was an April Fool’s Day prank, but I think we’re actually in business. Statistics indicate a sizable order of books from the printer, and Amazon has ditched the “temporarily out of stock” status. Finally! Your orders of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox WILL be filled!

In related news, I’m expecting a book box by the end of the week, so signed copies will be available again soon. Choices! We have them!

Also akin, I’ll be adjusting the deadlines for the Photo Challenge and Review Challenge. AND scheduling an Author Q&A for a weekend in May. Look forward to more!


Milestone, 300

Well, well! Being attentive to details, I notice little things and celebrate them whenever possible. This blog has hit another milestone, and I’m SO glad you’re keeping me company here. ::glomp::

Nearly done…

As promised, I will be posting Imperceptible‘s final chapter today. Bear in mind that “nearly done” in writer’s terms probably translates to HOURS, especially since I need to give this monster a final read-through, and uploading will involve a fair amount of formatting. But I’m pleased with progress… though it might go faster if I wasn’t crying over every little thing. ::wibble::

2 Days

…and I am cutting it close with this Imperceptible finale. Seriously, the last chapter is a story unto itself.  o_____o  In the meantime, please enjoy one of my favorite pictures of Hisoka-sensei.

Unspoiled 67, Sleep Tight by lila-me

Unspoiled 67: Sleep Tight by lila-me

Editing Mode

You may have noticed that I haven’t been updating my fanfics. (Though you’ve been kind not to mention it.) One of the main reasons I haven’t been keeping up is because I’ve been in full-on Editing Mode. For some reason, I work best if I focus on one or the other.

This time, the culprit is Imperceptible. Do you have any idea what it’s like to read something you wrote a decade ago?


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