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Current Projects

Projects I'm Currently Working On:

Rita Repulsa
Queen Beryl


Geek.kon commissions

If your commission has a line through it, I will be mailing it in the next couple days. If your commission disappears from the list, it means I've mailed it. In most cases I will do orders in the order they were received. The only exception is if it's easier to make a batch of something at the same time, or if there is a special request to receive it by a special date. If you have any questions, let me know!

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Ooops, I'm behind so here's a couple things!

So there's three different things going on right now and I thought it would be better to just add them into one post here so you can all click on the link for the stuff you wanna read. 

We got a new review on Seeking the Storyteller - PLUS A giveaway!  Visit the page for this link to read it and participate!

New character interview!  This time it's Tom Kendall from a whole series of books by John Holt!  

And finally, I totally forgot to post the extra character interview from last week.  So here's the link to EZ from Lovers in the Woods!

Ok, I think that's it for now.  Please go and read and be sure to enter the giveaway!  This entry was originally posted at http://snowtigra.dreamwidth.org/8453.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Character Wednesdays: Dylan Jones from Riches to..


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Character Wednesdays: Dylan Jones from Riches to Rags


Welcome to Character Wednesdays! 

This is where I'll be interviewing character from different books, novels and short stories.  If you're an author and you would like your character to be interviewed, please send me an email.

Dylan Jones from Riches to Rags

Tell me a little about yourself and the world you live in.  
I’m Dylan Jones and I’m a seventh grader at LangdonMiddle School.  I’m just an average kid whose parents have some money.  I get hassled a lot about that.
Tell us your most closely guarded secret?
Well, in my history class, old lady Wickware had us pick a name or subject out of this box and then an oral report is due – you know, boring stuff, right?   Anyway, the paper I pick has the word Orphan Train on it.  Well Wickware put her hand on my shoulder and WHAM – I am standing at a train depot in 1875!  I am staring at the actual Orphan Train.  I’m serious!  You can’t make this stuff up!
Tell us about your single most important memory.  What was it and how does it affect you now?
You won’t believe this but this man, no this jerk, drops a little boy and a baby – no joke, a baby, off at the cement platform outside the depot.  Then this…this…man just leaves.  They are crying and he just leaves!
What type of person are you?  Are you a hero or do you shy away from conflict?  
I’m no hero, that’s for sure, but let me tell you I didn’t shy away from that dude.  We had words.
Do you have anyone close to you, any family or friends of interest?
I’m lucky cause I have a lot of friends and my family is awesome.  But when I was on that train, I met a kid my age. He seemed really cool but his story was awful.  It was weird that I have money in my pockets most days and I didn’t that day.  I would have liked to have been able to give him some.  I can’t get him out of my mind, and I wonder how things turned out for him.
What initially spurred your actions in this story.  Obviously it had to start somewhere for you, give us an idea of where that starting point is and where it all started.
Well I had heard stories of bizarre things happening in old lady Wickware’s history classes, like other kids being sent back in time, but come on, who would believe that? Plus, nobody has actually said it happened to them, out loud anyway.  I know first hand now and believe me, except for you, I’m not talking either.
Tell us where we can read more about you?  (The book(s) they are featured in)
Riches to Rags, Book 5 of the Wickware Sagas
Excerpt from Riches to Rags
“Daddy, we don’t want to go with them. We want to stay with you.” His lips
were quivering and his eyes filled with tears.
The man stood. “I done told you, since your mama died I can’t care for you.
Now, you will do what I tell you.” He turned to walk away but the boy grabbed his
“Daddy…” The man shoved the little boy, making him fall, landing hard on the
cement. Both boy and baby were now crying and Dylan noticed not one person
stopped to help.
“Hey,” Dylan yelled, “maybe you need to man up and go talk to the lady
yourself. It takes a really brave man to push a little boy around.” Dylan’s face was
purple with anger.
“This ain’t none of your concern, kid,” the man yelled over his shoulder as he
practically ran through the door, escaping his kids screams.
“You can’t leave them here, you gutless wonder!” Dylan yelled, but their father was long gone. “People can’t just throw their kids away,” he muttered, picking up
the screaming baby, afraid she would get stepped on.
“It happens all the time.”
Dylan turned to see a boy, a few years older than himself, leaning against the
wall. He was dressed in dirty long pants and a shirt that seemed to have more holes than material.
Author:  Penny Estelle
Author's blog or website: 
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I have more stories for the middle grade kiddos and several for the older group.  In April I have a historical romance coming out, Revenge, the Cowboy Way and in May my first children’s picture book coming out, Have You Seen My Tail?
You can find out more about my stories and me at the following links.  Please stop by and visit, join, and like.  I love visitors and comments!

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Character Wednesdays: Avery Blair from Double Hue

Character Wednesdays: Avery Blair from Double Hue


Welcome to Character Wednesdays - where I'll be sharing interviews with different characters from different books.  If you're an author and would like a character interview posted, send me an email!

Avery Blair from Double Hue - by Briana Lawrence

Hello everyone, I'm sitting here with one our very own rising stars at the University of Minnesota, Avery Blair.
Hi there!  Thanks for having me!
Avery, we've seen you on stage several times now, what exactly got you so into acting?  What makes you so enthusiastic about it?
I love entertaining people.  It’s one of the hardest things to do and doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves.  It’s hard to make people react to your characters.  You have to try your best to make them laugh when you want them to, to make them feel sad or happy or angry.  You can’t predict how people are going to react and I love when I can do it right.  When I’m on that stage, I feel empowered.  I’m bringing a character to life and I’m making people react the way I want them to.  If I do a scene and I do it the way I want to, I’ll make you smile, or laugh, or cry, whatever I want.  And the best part is that if you do well enough, if you have that star power, those feelings stay with your audience even after the curtain closes.
That’s what I strive for.  I strive to be that star.
A star?  Well of course!  I assume, in order to build your skills, you've seen many shows.  Tell us, what's one of your favorites?
That’s such a terrible question!  I have so many favorites!  Can’t we talk about something else, like video games?  There’s one I’m playing right now, or rather, I’m going back and replaying it.  They announced the third one, finally!  Kingdom Hearts 3!  It’s going to be amazing!  I can talk about that all day...
(laughs) You can talk about your video games but not your favorite show?
All right, all right.  How about I talk about the one I’m going to be in.  I’m going to be in Rentand it’s going to be amazing.  It really is one of my favorite musicals.  I’ve seen it at least a billion times, if not more than that.
And building on that, if you could have any role, what would it be?  Where should we expect to see that name of yours in lights?
Actually, this role is sort of the role of my dreams.  This is one of those musicals I’ve watched so many variations of.  On stage.  On DVD.  I’ve listened to the soundtrack and pretty much know the entire thing without reading the script.  Though I’m still going to read it… repeatedly. 
As for my name in lights, once I graduate that’s my next step.  I really want to perform at one of the theaters here in the city.  I’ve seen so many shows at the Orpheum, I would just die if I got to perform there.  But then I’d move on to bigger cities and bigger venues.  I have it all figured out… in my head, at least.
You certainly have some high dreams, it sounds like Broadway better be prepared for you.  Tell us, aside from the theater, what are some of your other passions?
Hmmm… do I tell you more about my video games, or my boyfriend?
Yep!  We’ve been together for four years.  He’s kind of a geek, which might sound weird coming from a Theater major who plays video games.  Maybe I mean he’s a nerd?  He’s a Marketing major and is all numbers and charts and graphs and stuff.  He’s one of those brainy guys, you know?  I’m all fun and acting and he’s all PowerPoint presentations.  He even wears glasses! 
Ohh, he sounds like a cutie. 
He is, most definitely.  Nerds are cute now, you know?  He’s a real sweetheart, though.  He lets me crash at his place when my roommate is too busy drinking his way through college.  He lets me play my video games at his place even if he’s not a big fan of them.  Now that’s true love. 
Nothing says “I love you” like accepting your gaming, musical boyfriend.
Amen to that!
(laughs)  I think we've seen him in the front row at some of your shows.  How'd you two meet? 
Oh man, this is a good story.  See, he always tells the story on how we met in our first year of college in one of those introductory classes they make you take.  And it’s true, we did meet that way, but I’m going to let you in on a secret.  There’s more to the story.
On our first date he took me to a musical at the Orpheum, only he failed to mention that he didn’t like them.  He also failed to mention that he didn’t have tickets.  He told me that he did, but he actually didn’t.  So instead, when we got there, he told me that the theater made a deal with him.  That if we agreed to help usher people to their seats, we could stay for the musical. 
Really?!  He said that?
He sure did.  He didn’t think I knew that this was something the theatre did if you volunteered as an usher.  They let you watch the show once you help everyone to their seats.
So what did you do?
I went along with it.  We didn’t even get to sit together during the show.  He told me the truth later, and he also told me that he didn’t care for musicals.
Can you tell us some more about him?  He must have a secret interesting side if he's able to handle all of your upcoming stardom, especially if he hates musicals.
I guess that’s what makes him special.  He likes my reaction to them.  I get really excited, and he likes watching me get excited.  Same with video games.  He’ll actually watch me play even if he could care less about the game, but he likes watching me.  But the poor boy doesn’t have a creative bone in his body.  The only thing I’ve ever seen is this box of crayons his grandfather gave him. 
Crayons?  What made him keep a box of crayons?
His grandfather passed away when he was a kid and the crayons are the last thing he gave him.  So he still has them.  It’s sweet, really.  Even with his charts and tables there’s still that small hint of there being something more to him.  It’s one of the many things I love about him.
Well, we're looking forward to your future shows.  Thank you for speaking with us today and we'll see you at your next show!

Thanks so much!


Double Hue is published through Eternal Press and is currently available throughAmazon and the Eternal Press website.  If you'd like to contact the author, you can visit her website or find her on Goodreads.
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We'll be at Anime Milwaukee 2014!

Along with writing books, my partner and I visit several conventions a year to show off our costumes, and sell our crafty items. (We make dolls, clocks, mirrors, woodburning, hats and a bunch of other stuff.)

Our first convention this year is Anime Milwaukee in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The convention is on February 14th through 16th and below is a map for where you can find us in the Artist Alley/ Dealer's Hall.

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Whispering in my ear

(Wow, again, it's been a while since I've been on here, but mostly because I've actually created a Blogger account specifically for writing now, which I'm keeping much more up to date. Here's the link: http://snowtigra.blogspot.com/)

If you ever talk to me in person and I get into talking about my characters, I'll probably describe them as real people I've met, because that's what I'm used to and that's the easiest way for me to write them - imagine them as someone who lives down the street.

For instance, currently, I have two very real seeming characters swimming in my head. One is Aiden (who I described in an earlier post) and the other is his boyfriend Lassie, who keep invading my thoughts. I have them defined and I know exactly what they look like and how they interact with each other. Unfortunately what I don't know, at the moment, is what their plot is and how to go about writing it.

Honestly, the easiest way to explain it at the moment is that Lassie - a tall and thin young man with a partially shaved head and blue hair dropping down the other side in curls - is leaning over and whispering in my ear while I'm sitting at my normal job trying to work on emails and customer requests. He's telling me about how he runs a coffee shop with a really unique atmosphere and how Aiden is his boyfriend and they get along so well together, but he won't tell me is what happens beyond that coffee shop. He won't even tell me if Aiden is attending classes or has a job...

It's frustrating, really. But I'll be honest, I love it too.

Hopefully some plot will occur to me soon, because these two really really want me to write about them, and not just as side characters in a different story, as I'd originally planned. Ooops.

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I'm Published!!!!

Pardon me for not updating this journal that much (I've actually moved to a new one here: http://snowtigra.blogspot.com/ ) but this is super important!

As of today, I am a published author! The book I wrote with Briana/Chibi/my partner is out and available on Amazon!


Please check it out. Please share your thoughts! This is HUGE!

I'm going to go start dancing now!!!!!!

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Writing and Published Update: Cover Art!

Appearing out of the shadows again, I am still around, just not on Dreamwidth and Livejournal that much anymore.

I'm updating to let everyone know that our bookcover for Hunters: Seeking the Storyteller has been revealed!

If you'd like to keep up with our books and other things myself and my wifey will be publishing, I'd recommend either checking out my facebook page or tumblr below.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/storytellerhuntersseries
Tumblr: huntersseries.tumblr.com

Also: Shameless plug for the awesome artist who did our amazing cover! Seriously, check out his work. The cover will be up as a print shortly!

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I haven't been on here in ages. But this is worthy of getting out there as much as possible!

So it's official, Chibi - my wifey - is now a published author! Her first story is a short gay romance novel and you can check it out at the links below! We also have a novel coming out together and she has another novel while I'll post about as soon as the website has it for sale.

Here's all the info on it!

So the gay romance story for Dreamspinner Press is "Press START to Play," also known as, "That one story I forgot to let my mom read." It's eBook only, but it looks like there are several different electronic formats for it. Keep in mind that this story is NOT WORKSAFE BY ANY MEANS as it involves geekery, gaming, and sexy times between men.

There are two ways to read the story:

1. Buy the individual story itself for $3. That's right, only $3 to get all of the wonderful video game references and romance that you want. The link is here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3939

2. Buy the entire anthology to read over 1500 pages from other talented authors. It is the "Make a Play" sports anthology (yes I wrote about video games for a sports anthology guys) The link is here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3919

Below is a small snippet from the short story!


Lukis takes the controller, watching as the game loads and the animated sequence begins. The graphics are impressive—he guesses. The art style is interesting and the
music is catchy. He’s surprised when he realizes he recognizes some of the characters—various superheroes from the huge movie releases over the summer. There’s Spider-Man, who seems to have recovered from losing his uncle and fighting the giant lizard. Then there’s the Avengers, a team of attractive superheroes run by an angry black guy in an eye patch. “They in a fightin’ game?”

“Yep. It’s a combination of heroes and video-game characters. Figured you’d at least know who some of these guys are. Everyone does.”

Lukis frowns. “Where’s Batman?”

“Batman’s not in this. He’s DC, this is Marvel.”

“But Batman is cool. You said heroes, he should be here.”

Aaron laughs. “I ain’t sayin’ he ain’t cool, I’m just lettin’ ya know that he ain’t in this game. Marvel and DC are two different comic book companies. You know, it’d be like if our home football team and the rival team were in a game.”

“They are. It’s called Madden.”


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