Happy Valentine’s Day

First and Last and Always. The Amaranthine Saga begins with Argent and Tsumiko, and later this year, when the final book in the main series releases, we’ll be right back at Stately House. Happy Valentine’s Day, reading friends! ::twinkle::

Bonded | art by FoxOfTwilight

Quarterly Art Card

September 2022. This will be a busy month for the mailboxes of those readers who’ve become patrons. The regularly scheduled September mailing will feature another illustration in the Ephemera collection:

Midivar | art by Ren

Normally, this mailing would only be available to patrons beginning at the Sparkle tier ($14/month), but a couple of times a year, I will do an Open Offer, making a mailing available to patrons at any tier. That’s what I’ve done for the midivar postcards, so if you’ve been thinking about becoming a patron, this would be a great time to do so. Glimmers ($1+) & Twinkles ($4/month) are able to request inclusion!

But wait, there’s more!

Quarterly Art Cards are one of my recurring thank you gifts to patrons. They’re sent out during solstices & equinoxes, since those dates have long been important to the Amaranthine clans. For the Autumn Equinox (September 22), I was given permission to use the cover art from the Hebrew edition of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox.

Cover Illustration: Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Hebrew edition)
Artist: Omri Koresh

Bonus Story. As a little something extra, I wrote an exclusive story snippet, which is printed on the reverse. It’s called “Under the Ginkgo Trees” and features Tsumiko & Argent. Patrons beginning at the Twinkle tier will be able to request inclusion in the art card mailing. By the way, patrons starting at the Sparkle tier ($14/month) are automatically included in these quarterly mailings, and my Dazzles ($24/month) enjoy monthly mailings. All part of the perks of patronage!

Thank you to everyone who’s been supporting me so far. We’re nearly halfway to the community goal that will bring you Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons. (Summary & details about Kimi2 on this blog’s pinned post.)

For more information about perks for ALL the tiers, visit my Patreon page >>

ART: Nestle

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Nestle | Art by FoxOfTwilight

Quarterly Art Card. This is the artwork that’s featured on the next quarterly art card, which is one of the perks of patronage, starting at the Twinkle tier. “Nestle” will be mailed out to qualifying patrons in time for the vernal equinox (March 20), which is undoubtedly a notable day in Amaranthine culture. If you want a bit of Tsugent in your mailbox to mark the start of spring, you can find out more about my Patreon over here >>

ART: Silver Bells

Happy Dichotomy Day! One thing people keep asking me for is MOAR moments with Argent & Tsumiko. While I can’t deliver those in books set away from Stately House, I can treat you in other ways. Like so…

“Silver Bells” | art by FoxOfTwilight

For the record, 1) The jingle jammies were totally a gift from Lapis, and 2) Fox and I seem to have kicked off a whole series of cozy pajama pics. Expect more relaxed, at-home moments with more members of the cast in the near future! ::twinkle::

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