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?

Final Count!

The final count for my "Change, in a Bottle" Giving Tuesday 2017 charity contest is in: $39.94! Wow, even I didn't think it would be that much!     As I said in the post from last week, I'll be donating my collection of lunch change ($39.94) to my charity...

Change, in a Bottle

Change, in a Bottle: The Concept They say change starts with you, and me. Since it's Giving Tuesday (2017), I wanted to make an effort to give back to one of my favorite charities. As I sat eating my lunch, I saw the bottles of change I keep on the table, where I toss...

Metro 2033 Fanfiction: “Brotherhood of the Dead”

Logline: When Artyom escaped from the Metro tunnels under irradiated Moscow, he thought he'd left the war, the mutants, and the horrors of the Metro's fractured societies behind. But the dead don't give up so easily.   The story behind the story: In early...

“Autumn Leaves” (short story)

This is "Autumn Leaves", the latest entry in my "Finding Mister Wright" series of stories. It follows Rob as he and Daniel take Paige off to college(!). I tried to keep it from getting too sappy, but that often doesn't work when it comes to these...

100 Best(?) Books

This post was inspired by Kourtney Heintz's list of the Best 100 Novels, a challenge initiated by Nathan Bransford, on his own blog. I've been in need of a fun activity, just to get my head into a healthier place than it's been over the last several weeks. Sure, I...

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Persona 4 Fan Fiction

“1 More Chance!”

Finding Mister Wright

Modern-day original short stories

From Hell (A Love Story)

A Borderlands continuity

Songbirds

Doctor Who-lite Songbirds series

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