ART: Gingko

“No need to stand … or stand on formalities.” He strode forward and crouched beside her, offering a hand. “I’m Gingko.”

Tsumiko’s eyes widened, for her gardener had claws.

He sighed. “Nobody told you about me?”

“No.”

“Figures.”

Gingko pushed back his hat. He was younger than she expected—about her own age, perhaps a little older. While he had the famed beauty of the inhuman races, his pupils were round. Which only confused Tsumiko further, because it made Gingko seem more human.

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)

• • •

I don’t like spoilers, nor do I like to spoil surprises. That’s probably why I’ve been sitting on Gingko art for so long. His return to Stately House may be forecast early on, but Tsumiko certainly didn’t see him coming. With Book 2 releasing in less than a month, I’m bringing out FoxOfTwilight’s rendition of the estate’s gardener. Continue reading

The Five – Chibi Editions

Of all the Amaranthine clans, the showiest are probably the dragons. They have a certain grandeur in both appearance and attitude. And it’s safe to say they’re not afraid of color. Or bling. Among the Five, the spokesperson for the dragon clans is Lapis Mossberne. Continue reading

The Five – Chibi Editions

“The leaders of the Five Clans are doing everything they can to establish a place for the Amaranthine. Peace treaties, alliances, registries, amendments, and bills of rights are being negotiated at the international level.”

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)

• • •

The Five are not only spokespersons for their clans, they speak for all the Amaranthine people. As emissaries for their people, they travel a great deal, endure endless meetings and press conferences, all so that their people will be recognized and respected. Another of the most prominent Five is the spokesperson for the fox clans, Nona Hightip. Chibi art by FoxOfTwilight. Continue reading

The Five – Chibi Editions

“You have heard of the Five?”

“The five largest Amaranthine clans—cat, dog, wolf, fox, and dragon.” Tsumiko had familiarized herself with the basics. “They led the Emergence.”

“Not largest, miss. Strongest,” Sansa gently corrected. “The Five Clans have prestige, pride, and the power to keep both.”

“Because they’re predators?” Tsumiko guessed.

“Some consider that a factor. But historically, the Five maintained deep ties with reavers.” With traces of pride, she said, “As allies, our strength became theirs.”

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)

• • •

I have more chibi editions of the Five, courtesy of FoxOfTwilight. Last time, it was Harmonious Starmark, who speaks for the dog clans. This time, let’s introduce his oft-rival, the Spokesperson for the wolves—Adoona-soh. Her pack works closely with both reavers and with humanity. They’re excellent trackers.  Continue reading

The Five – Chibi Editions

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox is set in the months following the Emergence, when the Amaranthine come out of hiding, asserting their rights as a sentient people. The spokespersons in this dramatic revelation are known collectively as The Five. Representing the dog clans is Harmonious Starmark. And thanks to FoxOfTwilight, we have a chibi version! Continue reading

ART: Michael

More than just your average chauffeur, Michael Ward is a doting husband, a proud father, a closet scholar, a patient teacher, and a little more amazing than he lets on. A reaver with the designation of ward, Michael’s family has been serving the Hajime household for generations. Continue reading

ART: Akira & Suuzu

I’m fond of giving so-called minor characters their due. They can be so neglected in fandom. Or they can shine. In Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, we meet Tsumiko’s younger brother Akira Hajime (mostly through his texts). The fourteen-year-old is full of stories about a “boy who is a bird.” That would be his best friend, Suuzu Farroost. Continue reading

ART: Argent

I’ve never been one to go into great detail over physical descriptions of my characters. Simply not my style. Other traits—personality, preferences, impulses, interaction—are more interesting to me. Yet here I am, hammering out descriptions and chasing down refs for FoxOfTwilight. May these portraits encourage your imaginations in a more definitive direction! ::twinkle::   Continue reading