Congrats to Jason & Edgar, winners of the Goodreads Giveaway for Judge by the Cover. You should receive your books soon.
Thank you to everyone who entered for your interest & support!
I started off only really using it for storyboarding and organizing my reference pictures. But I've decided, "Hey. Why not share this?"
So I've made it more public for anyone curious about where I draw my inspiration for scenery, character development etc. Or even if you're a writer yourself, I do have boards with writing tips and prompts.
You can check it out and follow by boards here:
I come from a tradition of making & admiring fanart.
For example, here's a random doodle I did back in 2003 of a cute Hagrid (from the Harry Potter series — as if I needed tell you that).
Now it seems my time has come and my self-proclaimed biggest fan/bestie, Rachie, has drawn a particularly cute picture of Haruna Mitsukai (Judge by the Cover).
So I thought I'd share with everyone!
CUTE RIGHT!? Well, I've started up a little corner on this page where I will put more as they come.
I'm just happy that my stories and characters can inspire anyone at all to want to draw them.
Maybe some day... fanfiction?
One can only dream.
Three of the characters from Judge by the Cover have been featured on fellow author Ember Winters' blog for quite an "interesting" little interview.
Here's an excerpt:
Ember: Hi—okay, sorry before I start this interview, I really must ask. Why are there three of you?
Oh, hi. My name is Tracy. I’m just here to be the buffer between those two. *points at a boy and a girl glaring at each other with crossed arms*
Ember: But why do they need--
Trust me. They need a buffer.
Ember: Oh. Okay then. Well, thank you so much for joining us today. Please introduce yourself!
The Girl: I’ll start. I’m Haruna Mitsukai. I’m 17 years old and I’m the main character of the story. I’m a student in my final year at Shady Glenn Private Academy. I’m Head Girl (which is kind of like student president at regular schools) and I’m aiming to be valedictorian. One of my main goals is getting into the University of--
The Boy: She just asked who you are, not for your life story.
Haruna: Shut up! Why are you even here?
Tracy: Stop it, you guys. *gives a deep sigh* This guy over here is Ryu Debiru. He’s the story antagonist.
Ryu: Antagonist? I’m the main character in this story too!
Haruna: But why? That’s what I’d like to know.
Tracy: Yeesh. I’ll take over from here. *looks over with a smile* I’m Tracy Hasan and I’m one of Haruna’s best friends. I also go to the Academy. Ryu does too.
Ember: Let’s step back for a moment. What is your story about?
Tracy: So the book is called Judge by the Cover which is part of the Hafu Sans Halo series. It’s a YA/New Adult series.
Haruna: And the first book is about this assignment we have to work on for our English class. And it’s a major assignment—like super important. But naturally, it’s impossible to get anything done with this guy.
Ryu: I’d gouge my own eye out with this icepick before spending five minutes with her to be honest.
Tracy: Ahem. Just to be clear, no eyes were lost in the making of this book.
Haruna: Am I the only one wondering why he randomly carries around an icepick?
Ember: Wait, I’m curious about something else. What does “Hafu Sans Halo” mean?
Ryu: Well, “hafu” is a word meaning “half.” We’re both half Japanese so I’m guessing that has something to do with it.
Haruna: You’d have to read the book and come to your own conclusions.
Wow. I guess being half Japanese means you have some things in common?
Haruna: No way!
Ryu: Not. At. All.
Read the rest on Ember Winters' page!
Judge by the Cover has been featured on Princess of the Light!
That's right. Download Judge by the Cover for Amazon Kindle. For free.
Just wanted to let everyone know that book one can be purchased at The Book Depository, an online book retailer based in the UK.
For anyone living outside of the United States and North America in particular this might be a great option since shipping is FREE worldwide.
Congrats to Tim Gray, winner of the first giveaway for Judge by the Cover! The order has been placed, and your book should be in the mail very soon. :)
For all who entered, thank you for taking the time to participate. For notices on future giveaways remember to keep posted on hafusanshalo.ca, subscribe to the newsletter and "Like" my author page on Facebook!
Less than 24-hours left for a chance at winning a copy of Hafu Sans Halo Book #1, Judge by the Cover.
Exciting News! I've managed to get my book included in "swag bags" for a number of awards shows including this weekend's Golden Globes. So a select few, random award attendees will be receiving a free copy. Lucky them! It's also, of course, a wonderful honour for me and all of us that have been included.
Look, there it is below! :)
A big thanks to fellow author Carole P. Roman who arranged the whole thing. She's still accepting books from independant authors so anyone interested, give her a shout on her blog!
Link to the Original Post on Carole's Blog.