Editing in Progress

  Just got word from the newest member of the Hermit & Star backstage team (our editor Lee) that Episode 4 has passed her rigorous testing process and is ready for the final tweaks. Hopefully, that means we will have the pre-order links up in a couple weeks!   And on the note of editing,…

Please Pardon Our Dust

After a very long year of emotional and dramatic events (not the least of which was our roommate’s Myke’s near death experience), I have begun to really dig into our publishing business. The first step is going to be an overhaul of our website, which has already begun and will continue over the next couple…

Fall in Love with the Parliament of Twilight series

As part of the Valentine’s blog hop brought to us by the lovely Nicki J Markus, I’m going to talk a little bit about the Parliament of Twilight series.     What is the Parliament of Twilight?  Well, it started as several different LGBT-centric series that were loosely tied together in the same world. But…

The Questions that Matter

Did you know that we answer questions about our writing process, our cats, and whatever else you want to know?  We call it the Questions that Matter series. And some of the first ones were our favorite questions from some blogs we visited on a blog tour, we are open to answering other questions. Whatever…

Cool Shit to Buy the Writers You Know and Love (2016 edition)

Okay, so my personal blogging hero, Chuck Wendig, put out his yearly guide to what to buy for writers. And, as always, there are some great ideas. Some really cool shit that would be really cool for many writers. But I think he missed a few really great ideas, and I think I can expand…

Sexy New Things

So, guess what we have? T-SHIRTS!! After some technical problems, we’ve gotten the first set of t-shirts up on our new shopfront. They’re all Halloween themed Black Butler fan art done by our very own Nevi Star. These shirts are amazing. The images cover the entire front and back of the shirts, and the sleeves…

Promises, Promises

Wow, what’s happened to the time? Wasn’t it just spring? Well, as you can tell, it’s been a busy year for us here at HSB. Loads of technical issues, illnesses, real life nonsense, and uncooperative imaginary friends. We’ve made a lot of promises that we haven’t been able to come through with just yet. But we…

Coming Soon!

Wow. Has it really been a year already? We’ve been up to our ears in personal drama, triumphs, words, and paint! We were spontaneously out at Art Beat today selling a batch of Nevi’s prints and it occurred to us that we have all these lovely bits of art laying about, maybe we should do…

Good News All Around!

First and foremost, GAY MARRIAGE IS NOW LEGAL IN THE US!!!  Now, we can just have marriage like everyone else.  No more arguing, fighting, or trying to figure out what state to live in so I can marry the love of my life!  Let’s just take a moment to really feel that and be grateful…

A Picture’s Worth

Finished the formatting for the paperback version of Parliament of Twilight Episode 2 tonight!  And the cover is looking super nice as well.  It just needs a few little tweaks.  We will probably be ready to order a proof copy by the end of the weekend.  The eBook format will take a little longer, since…

The Questions that Matter #5: What’s on the Shelf?

Today we got our first submission for the Questions that Matter via email!  Thanks for the interesting question, Tracey! I’ve found everything that you wrote, but what do you read?  What authors inspire you? So, I’m only going to answer for myself this time, and guess at what Nevi likes.  (But after being together for…

Just a Thought About Writing This Thing

After discovering in horror that the POT: Ep 3 was going to fall short of our minimum goal of 50K (like, massively short. Like 14K short!!), we decided to extend it, using the first scenes we have written of Ep 4. I was worried, but now Ep 3 doesn’t end on the exact same scene…