Getting Back to Normal

Not sure what that means, exactly, but we’re settling back into a pattern now that the crazy of conventions is over for a little while.  Nijicon was a lot of fun, even though we didn’t make much in the way of sales.  We did met some really great people and discovered new artists and authors.  I’m already looking forward to next year.  I hope that the lovely ladies who put this together will be able to make it happen!

What we’re working on now is starting the planning for POT: Ep3, getting the editing process into full swing on POT: Ep2 (which we finished writing over the weekend away!), and organizing our products for the Etsy shop.  We’ve got the convention bug now, so we are looking at going to 4 or 5 next year and have already started applying to various artist alleys.

Nevi is working hard at planning out the art pieces for POT: Ep2 as well as coloring a few of the black and white pieces from Episode 1 to sell as prints.  What you’re going to see in the coming months is LOADS of new art from her that is focused more on our original characters than fan art.  Also, for those of you who have seen and loved the characters that she designed for the Yaoicon 2014 mascot contest, Isaac and Maru, they now have a story of their own in development.  Look for it in mid to late 2015!

Isaac and his merman lover Maru! Story coming in 2015, but they can be purchased as a print in our Etsy shop!

We can’t wait to get to work on this story, which is actually a hefty re-working of an older story that Nevi and I did together AGES ago!  This is going to be something we’re working on around our main title of the Parliament of Twilight, so no worries about that series slowing down because of other projects!  But with the vast world and demanding cast of characters, it’s going to be years before we see the end of the POT.  We decided there was no reason to wait to work on some of these other worlds that Nevi and I are wanting to create.

If you haven’t yet picked up your copy of the Parliament of Twilight: Episode 1, hop over to our shopping page to find your dealer of choice and get yours today!  And while you’re looking around, check out the Etsy store where Nevi has several art prints available as well as the paperback!

Up and Coming

Hey all, not much to update today in regards to studio news, but thought I’d share this little thing.  I’ve turned on the “Ask me a Question” option on my Goodreads profile!  You can ask me anything you want and every morning, I will look over my questions and answer one of them!  Right now, all I have to answer are the generic questions that Goodreads gives to you when an author turns that on, but I’m still going to answer them.  They’re pretty interesting, and they get the “standard writer questions” out of the way right off.  So, if you’re interested in asking a question about writing, the books, me, or just about anything, go here and leave your question!

Other than that, you can check out our Shopping page for places to pick up your copy of POT: Ep 1 or some of Nevi’s art.  I’m slowly filling up our Etsy and Storenvy shops with prints, paperbacks, and other odds and ends.  There will be a huge dump of merchandise the week after Nijicon (we’ll be back on the 21st, so the dump will start on the 22nd, I expect.)  I don’t want to run out of postcards, prints, or posters before we go to the convention, so that’s why I’m going slow with filling up the shops.

That about covers everything.  Working on the final chapter of POT: EP 2 right now.  Nevi has a few art pieces planned out and will be finishing them at about one per week.  We were hoping for a Christmas release, but with the madness of conventions slowing down most of our process, we probably won’t have EP 2 out until mid to late January.

Where Are We Now?

Have you been by Yaoi A Go Go‘s table at Yaoi-con this weekend?  If not, drop by and say hello!  The lovely ladies of Yaoi a Go Go have a huge stack of our FREE previews of the Parliament of Twilight: Episode One on her table.  Say hi from Hermit & Star!

us at yaoicon
those are our books, behind the fishbowl and in front of the girl in the kimono!

In other news, it’s ready!  Parliament of Twilight: Episode 1 is up for sale on!  We’re waiting on our paperback copies to arrive, but all the online previews look amazing.  We’ve had a great success with publishing paperbacks with Lulu in the past, so I’m very confident that this one is going to be just as awesome.

Very soon, copies will be available at our Etsy & StoreEnvy sites (once I get them live!) Also, we will have a stack of books with us next weekend in Merrillville, IN at Ramencon!  If you’re in the area, why not stop by?  It’s a smallish con, so we won’t be hard to find!  And we’re going to have our amazing, rotating, editorial ninja Seth in tow, along with her collection of super cute Cuddle Buddies looking to be adopted!  And we’re taking it on the road in a few weeks all the way to Nijicon, in Valley Forge, PA.

Also, we’re offering anyone who brings their own copy of the Parliament of Twilight: Episode One to be signed a free sticker or 8 x 11 art print.  And that’s either at Ramencon, Nijicon, or if you happen to catch us out at the mall with a pile of stickers in our messenger bags!  It could happen!