Book Three. It’s been fun to hear a bit of buzz already starting with the announcement of the next book in the Amaranthine Saga—Tamiko and the Two Janitors.

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In doing her part for world peace, she puts
one crosser’s whole world at risk.

Conspiracy theories, werewolf scares, and protest rallies have hampered the peace process in America, where social and political unrest keep most Amaranthine from declaring themselves. Those not in seclusion rely heavily on illusion to mask their true nature.

As the newly appointed principal of a small elementary school, Tamiko Reaverson is doing her part for world peace. She rallies her community’s support and applies for Hisoka Twineshaft’s school revitalization project, which will bring Amaranthine to her hometown. Little does Tami realize that Fletching was founded by one of the oldest and largest urban enclaves in the United States. And two of her staunchest supporters—janitors at her school—share a secret neither wants exposed.

July 2019


New to You? Oh, let’s have us another little teaser. I’ve mentioned new fanfics in the works, and some of them are actually on my publishing schedule. (I’ve justified this by calling them ‘grassroots marketing’ … but we all know I’m just goofing around.) Most of you know me from the InuYasha fandom, but in December, I’m due to unveil a story from outside my usual stomping grounds. And it occurred to me … you might not be familiar with my subject matter!  So if you want to get the most enjoyment out of an upcoming adventure, you have some homework. Watch a movie. Marathon an anime. Be ready!

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Cover Reveal: Marked by Stars

A wolf without a pack and a boy in need of roots become founders.
After a heavenly visitation, one young wolf turns his back on his pack and on the moon in order to tread a lonesome path. A blaze of stars. A brand of copper. A burden of trust. First of Dogs, he takes a new name, makes peace with group of weary humans, and helps to found the In-between. This is a tale of the Kindred. This is the lore of the Starmark clan. Continue reading

#Inktober2018 Update

I posted here that I was thinking about using this year’s Inktober prompts for some playful drabbling. With a character in mind, a setting all ready, and a prompt list for inspiration, it wasn’t hard to make things happen. So I’ll be posting a chapter a day in October. (That means we start Monday!) Here’s a refresher on the prompts:

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I’m calling the results my first Amaranthine Saga fanfic (even though I’m the author). Everything is very spiffy and official-like. I have a title, a summary, and even a book cover. In classic forthright tradition, the story will have 100-word chapters … and will probably take a few years to tell.

Want to drabble/drawble along?

Songs of the Amaranthine

Oh, let’s have a little teaser, shall we? We’ll do an official cover reveal for the first story in this collection on Monday, October 1. (If all goes according to plan, Amazon customers will also be able to pre-order.) The scheduled release date is December 4, 2018.

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 is 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.

Things are about to get busy…

The dizzying array of upcoming events, reveals, releases, and debuts finally drove me to create a calendar for September/October so I don’t forget anything. I have happy jitters. There’s so much to look forward to:

  • Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal is available for pre-order on Amazon. It should start showing up everywhere else in the next couple of weeks.
  • I’ll begin taking pre-orders for author-signed copies of Book 2 on October 1. Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox is in stock. More about signed books >>
  • Plans are well underway for my first official Amaranthine Saga fanfic, which will follow the official prompt list for #Inktober2018. (Any guesses on which character I’ve chosen to develop?) Join me in drabbling/drawbling for the whole month!
  • I will be unveiling a thing which I’m hoping will please you. Yep, it’s a thing. Or a collection of things. Readable things with accompanying swag. More about that in a week-and-a-half or so.
  • On October 1, I’ll announce the winners of the Review Challenge from early summer. (Sparkling nibs & a signed copy shall be claimed!) New challenges will be forthcoming as Kimiko‘s release date draws near. That’s October 22, 2018, by the way.
  • If all goes according to plan (hey, that happens once in a while), I’ll celebrate the release of Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal with new chapters of Affinity, an IYxYYH fanfic that’s due to wrap up.
  • Oh! And a week after Kimiko‘s release, I’ll do a cover reveal for Book 3. Won’t that be nice? (It will, it will. I promise.)

Cover Reveal 10.29.18

Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal

Update! Progress is being made to bring you the second book in the Amaranthine Saga, which is now available for pre-order … at least in one place. For now, the Kindle edition can be pre-ordered on Amazon. As we get closer to the release date, Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal will show up in all the other online venues as well as in print. But hey! Not bad for starters! ::twinkle::

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Release Date: October 22, 2018

**I will begin taking pre-orders for author-signed copies of Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal on October 1, 2018. Those wanting a signed copy of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amarantine Saga, #1), you’re in luck. I have books in stock.

Pre-order the ebook on Amazon >>

Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal

The Saga Continues. Many of you are asking about the second book in the Amaranthine Saga. Its summary was revealed in the back of the print edition of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, so those of you with digital editions only know the title. Here’s what’s coming…

She wasn’t aware of her gift’s significance, yet he expects to be courted.

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Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal

Cover Reveal. I’ve been leaking hints and teasers. For instance, the summary for Book 2 appears at the back of the print editions for Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox. And those who bought signed copies from me got a peek at the cover art. But let’s make this all OFFICIAL. Book 2 of the Amaranthine Saga is indeed titled … Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal. Continue reading