Mayumi Hirtzel

The Stories, People, and Worlds of My Imagination

About Me

I’m Mayumi Hirtzel: Storyteller, video producer, artist, animal advocate, Balanchine enthusiast, and occasional pinup model. I have written many, many stories over the years. They include contemporary fiction with an LGBTQ twist, small-town romances facing big-time issues, and space opera inspired by the Wild West.

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?

“Worth Dying For” [Pacific Rim]

After the sealing of the Breach and the ensuing celebrations, the crews continued to work. Not to advance the cause of the Jaeger program, but to mourn and honor their dead. The salvage crews returned to the Shatterdome what they'd managed to find of Cherno. Of...

I’m published!

I've published my thriller novella! A little over one year ago, I started the story of Number Seven when a friend of mine sent me a writing prompt for a contest. That prompt was "Awakenings", and that's what I called this story through its entire first draft. What I...

“Heritage” – a “Finding Mister Wright” holiday short

Once again, I hadn't planned on writing a holiday story. But sometimes a line or scene or emotion gets stuck in my head, and I have to put it down on paper. Scroll to the end to skip straight to my notes, or read my 2018 holiday story, "Heritage", below....

NaNoReWriMo

National Novel Writing Month does not inspire me the way it once did. I've participated in the race to 50,000 words many times over, each time writing a new story that sometimes became something more, and sometimes not. NaNoWriMo is really an exercise in forming...

Little Miss Gogo and the Gang

Just Jho     Back in the spring, this mister started to appear on our front porch. Being the tenderhearted folks we are, we began putting out regular bowls of food and water. Since he would eat pretty much anything we put out, we named him after...

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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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