BonusParts

Stories, People, and Worlds of Writer Mayumi Hirtzel

Photo by Celeste Giuliano

Saturday Sentence Challenge: “Tour’s End”

This week's Saturday Sentence Challenge prompt over at the #TeamWriter Facebook Page was: I am so very happy to see him come back all in one piece. The first thing that struck me about this prompt? How the words should evoke a feeling of happiness or relief. However,...

I’m a Goodreads Author now!

I'd had a Goodreads account for a while, but I hadn't really used it. It felt like yet another social media commitment for which I have increasingly shrinking time. But a fellow writer and friend of mine - Christopher Mari (check out his books via the link) -...

Saturday Sentence Challenge: “The Mechanic By Firelight”

  I've talked about writing coach/author/editor Kate Johnston's Team Writer Saturday Sentence Challenge before. Briefly, each week, Kate offers members of the group a boring or grammatically-troubled sentence which we are tasked with sprucing up. The challenge is...

The Girl Who Could

The quote above was originally submitted for a #1LineWed offering on June 13, 2018.  It comes from my original character Darya in "Number Seven and the Life Left Behind" and it gave me trouble in every single edit of the story. Every character needs their own...

Anan by Techycutie

Art commission of my original character Anan by Techycutie. This version is not as dark as Anan is described in the story, but that's more my fault than the artist's, since I was probably not specific enough about that. What's fun about seeing an artist's take on an...

Photo by Celeste Giuliano Photography : Empowering and Unique Photography Experiences for Women

What is the BonusParts?

Collected on this website are the bonus parts to who I am on paper: Mayumi Hirtzel, storyteller, video producer, artist, animal advocate, Balanchine enthusiast, and occasional pinup model.

I’ve written many, many stories over the years, including contemporary fiction with an LGBTQ twist, small-town romances facing big-time issues, and space opera inspired by the Wild West.

So why isn’t this site MayumiHirtzel.com? A long time ago, I took up the online persona of “bonusparts”. It’s been part of my identity for almost as long as I’ve been on the Internet. While anonymity doesn’t serve an author well, I couldn’t bear to completely cast aside all the stories and friends I’d made over the years as bonusparts. If you came to this site looking to learn more about Mayumi Hirtzel, bonusparts, or “Mayumi-H”, you’ve made a good choice.

Check out my blog to learn more about my writing life, as well as the lessons I’ve learned along the way. I always love to hear what’s going on in readers’ and other writers’ heads, so please feel free to get in touch by leaving a comment on the blog, or using the form on my Contact page. Life is a journey, and I’ve found that the best way to experience a journey is through stories. Won’t you join me on mine?

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Number Seven

Conspiracy thriller novella now available in paperback and Kindle e-book!

Finding Mister Wright

Modern-day original short stories

Fearless

Romance by the sea

Borderlands

Featuring From Hell (A Love Story): space opera western in the Borderlands continuity

Doctor Who

Day-to-day drama featuring the Songbirds: Sally Sparrow and Larry Nightingale

Persona 4

Featuring “1 More Chance!”

Other Stories

Random fandom and fandom-free stories by me

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