Photo Challenge

Cameras Ready?! Take pictures for me! This time around, I’m inviting you to send me snapshots of ANY of the books (Saga & Songs). Jumble them together or feature them individually. Prop one up in your favorite reading spot. Snag a book-sniffing selfie. Showcase the latest title with the other books in your set … with props from the story … with your mug of tea … with your pets … with your plushies … with character doodles … with a Kimiko-worthy snack. Get creative. Be enthusiastic. Impress me. Be elegant or silly. Make me smile. Because there will be fabulous prizes. 

YOU HAVE TWO MONTHS!
June 20 – August 20

  • Send me a link to your #bookstagram or blog post, pins or pic-spam.
  • Tweet your pics using @ForthWrites, and I’ll retweet.
  • Email me your snapshots or leave them here in comments.
  • *DO* notify me via email. Unlike Hisoka-sensei, 4thy isn’t quite omniscient.

always.forthright@gmail.com

If you’re taking part, I’m going to assume you’re okay with my re-posting your pictures here on the blog, on Twitter, on Goodreads, etc. And yes, if you can find creative ways to show off your digital edition, I’ll count those pictures, too.

Fabulous Prizes. Everyone who participates (and lets me know w/ a comment or email and link) will be entered into a drawing. Four people will be selected by ye olde randomizer. Multiple pictures are welcome (encouraged, even), but they’ll add up to one entry per reader in the prize drawing. I’ll reveal what those fabulous prizes are in a future reminder. ::eyebrow waggle::

 

Inky Fingers

Four Stories, Four Stamps. It’s Release Day for Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology, and the first big batch of books have shipped, thanks to Mr. Right, my sometimes shipping clerk. ::twinkle::  Already at work on another pile, so don’t be shy about contacting me with your orders. Details on the Signed Book page >>

As additional enticement, I’m showing off the inked first page. One stamp for each story in the set. They were fun to design, and they came out so pretteh! ::bliss:: (I’ll leave it under a cut in case you’d consider it a spoiler.) Continue reading

Release Day!

Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology includes the first four stories in the Songs of the Amaranthine collection:

  • Marked by Stars
  • Followed by Thunder
  • Dragged through Hedgerows
  • Governed by Whimsy

Governed by Whimsy_The Anthology

Songs of the Amaranthine is a collection of short stories set in Forthright’s Amaranthine universe. Before the Emergence, the clans were nothing more than whispers and mysteries and legends and lore. But every so often—in out-of-the-way places or shockingly close to home—an unsuspecting person stumbled into a fateful encounter with someone who was decidedly other. An eclectic collection, spanning continents and centuries. Tales of adventure, discovery, friendship, rescue, belonging, and love. Each short story stands alone and can be read in any order.

FAQ – Will there be more of these short stories?
Yes. I have the next set planned. (And by planned, I mean that there’s a vague idea, a clan or two I want to include, and what kind of relationship is involved.) Honestly, I’ll probably keep adding to the collection for as long as there’s interest (that’d by mine & yours). Always digital first. Always in batches of four. Always with the fourth story lending its title to the resulting print anthology.

Fun Fact – Did you notice the chapter titles?
Marked by Stars (Songs of the Amaranthine, #1) has one-word chapter titles. Followed by Thunder (Songs of the Amaranthine, #2) has two-word chapter titles. Dragged through Hedgerows (Songs of the Amaranthine, #3) has three-word chapter titles. (You see where this is headed, right?) However, Continue reading

Personal Touches

Inky Fingers. With each book that’s released in the Amaranthine Saga, we’ve designed a rubber stamp that somehow suits the story. They’re one of those little personal touches that helps make the signed books you order from me extra special. Welp, with Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology about to release, it was finally the Songs’ turn. Naturally, I wanted a unique stamp for each of the four stories. They arrived in yesterday’s mail, and I’ve been testing colors.

Songs 04 Stamp

More details about ordering a signed book from me >>

Pre-ordered books should ship this weekend.

Await. Await. Await.

Shipped!

Shippy Ship Ship. I’m a shipper, ’tis true. To quote my fanfiction.net profile page, “I ship everyone … or no one. Take your pick!” Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that I ship many kinds of ships: kinship, friendship, apprenticeship, and relationships with romantic inclinations. But the ship o’ the day (as in today) is the shipping notification I just received from my printer. Boxes have left their facility. Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology should arrive on my doorstep in 2-3 days.

Those with mathy inclinations will realize that this means I’ll be stamping, signing, and stuffing books into my signature blue bubble mailers this Friday (5/22, a.k.a. Release Day). But we’ll get your signed book orders out the door as quickly as possible. You should receive your copies next week! ::confetti toss::

Pictures Soon!