Funds for Art

Posted last week at my author blog on Tumblr.

I got my sales in from Kobo, BN, and Apple: Dude…I got the cash to commission full-page illustrations for The Femitokon Series Volume I. It’s currently selling as a novella without illustrations, but with the green to give it at least three illustration-pages, I can sell that bad boy as the OEL light novel it is!

Progress on illustrations for Suffocation:

My shit writers-thumbnail compared to Daniel Hurtado’s artist-logic interpretation.

I’ve really missed working with an illustrator, and am thankful I got a good one in Daniel.

There will be two full page illustrations in the Suffocation novella.
These will update automatically for those who’ve purchased it already.

Tactical Pursuits will have three illustrations.

Suffocation is Live on Amazon

Suffocation: Femitokon Series Volume I is available over at Amazon, exclusively on Kindle Unlimited (that means its free to Prime subscribers) until Janaury 15, 2021. If you don’t have a Prime account, the novella costs $1.99. I didn’t make this decision lightly – but many years ago, back when Amazon’s 47 North sought new talent, they’d been willing to make a publishing offer on Femitokon.

My computer had crashed and my manuscripts became non-salvageable (collected episodes 1-8). Luckily my series bible was safe on the internet and this enabled me to rewrite those episode from scratch, but it took a LONG TIME. Since then, 47 North changed their submission policies, so I posted the series at Patreon, and then Gumroad. Now here we are – finally published!

None of this would be possible if it weren’t for my early subscribers and other patrons cool enough to digest those first-drafts. I hope you continue to support this series and my writing. Please know that I appreciate you all so much!

I set up a series page at Amazon for the Spring release of Tactical Pursuits. I wrote a more succinct synopsis for the series-page and hope that it works. After the Hanukkah holiday I’ll attempt some marketing and acquiring some genre reviews.

I’ll be silent running for the next few months as I work on Tactical Pursuits revisions. I’m lucky to have scored an editor like Thalia Sutton (her familiarity with light-novels made her the perfect person for the job) and her advice helped me grow as a writer. Pro editors are the best investment you can make as a self-publisher.