Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Monday, May 2, 2016

Shared Short Story: The Bird

Monday, April 25, 2016

Patreon Poem compilation time is approaching

It's not going to be very many more months until my Patreon has been going for a year. After the year mark I'll bundle up the poems, art, and shared scans together into an ebook and send them out to my Patrons for free. After that I'll start on the next collection of them.

Original post:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/compilation-time-5206124

For those that have not been Patrons I am considering releasing the collection for sale, but my Patrons have been supporting that, so they get it free. Some content will stay exclusive to them though.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ame-Noodle Doodles #2 (redo)





I tried live streaming on Youtube drawing this piece. It was a less than stellar experience resulting in 6 uploads when there should have been 1 long one. Out of an hour and a half or so of drawing when I went to stop the stream I noticed only 19 or so minutes. Lovely. Thus I apologize for not getting to show the process behind this one.



This was a fun style to play with.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring Writing Contest

In order to collect the prize you'd need to create a Second Life account, which is free. You can then convert the prize money and withdraw it, or you can use it within the world.

Spring Writing Contest

Any writing is welcome for this contest, whether it's a story, limerick, tanka, essay... write the way that you are most comfortable. Any length is eligible, just please don't give me an entire novel (novel = 80,000 words).

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Prompt: It is a beautiful spring day. You're having a picnic. Suddenly this big crystal egg lands in the potato salad! What happens next?

Submissions due: May 30, 2016, midnight.

Starting Prize: 1629$L
Upped to: 12029$L (around 40$US)
Number of Prizes: 1

Due to how FEW entries past contests got there will only be one prize. Runners up might be chosen at judge discretion depending on how many entries are received. In that event then additional but non monetary prizes will be arranged. If anyone wishes to donate an item for a possible prize then please IM me, and as usual $L prize donations can be sent to the bank via the tip jars at collection points. Hanaarashi Resident (Kirsty Makay) is the account being used to hold the prize money until distribution.

Submission/Collection Points:
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Rules:
1. Proper spelling and grammar is nice, take the time to proof read. Poorly spelled entries won't be turned away, but those with good spelling/grammar may sit higher in the ranks.

2. Notecard naming: your legacy name (not display name): Spring Writing Contest 2016

3. On the notecard put
-1) What you consider your submission to be (haiku, story, essay etc.)
-2) Title of your work (if you're naming it)
-3) Name you wish to be announced under if different from your legacy name
-4) Genre (if applicable)
-5) Your work.

4. For readability please make sure there is an empty line between each paragraph and/or heading.

5. Make sure your piece uses the writing prompt suggested.

6. You can submit more than one entry, but each entry has the same chance as any other.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Polls and Contests

My own writing in Selkies' Skins book two and my Patreon writing have been progressing rather decently. A.J. Garcia still intends to write her novel but is having difficulties with time. I am experimenting more with recording live events, so at some point when I am more confident I will plan one for the publishing company. There is also a writing contest going through the Trotsdale Library in Second Life, for more info you may read here.

I am also experimenting with polls to give Patrons and visitors a chance to tell me what they'd like to see more of in the coming month regarding my mythical creatures poems. If asked I'd consider including deities as well. If you'd like to check out my Patreon please click here to visit that and get access to various goodies.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Ideas for publicity

If any of the other authors that have published with THG StarDragon Publishing have their own personal or book related sites, please let me know so that I can also promote those. It also helps me when doing publicity or feedback drives for your work.
If anyone is interested in co-op work or co-op publicity drives, such as blog tours, I am open. Please feel free to message me. I do also maintain a multi-use Youtube account. Guest appearances and interviews would be a really cool thing to work out, likely through discord and recorded for upload. Or I might think about setting up a Skype account specifically for such purposes for video conferences.