BonusParts

Stories, People, and Worlds of Writer Mayumi Hirtzel

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A Surprise Turn, Paying It Forward, and a Special Contest

A few weeks ago, I got a lovely surprise. A person I don't know shared that they'd read and enjoyed my novella, "Number Seven and the Life Left Behind." That alone was a nice boost to my ego. Above and beyond that, though, they told me that they'd purchased an...

BonusParts A to Z: G is for Gently

G is for Gently This one's more about a particular inspiration for my writing - Alan Hunter's Inspector George Gently series of novels and the BBC television series based on those novels - than it is for my writing itself. But Gently led me to Hansom, which led me to...

BonusParts A to Z: F is for Fanfiction

F is for Fanfiction A topic near and dear to my heart: fanfiction! I've talked about it before. Here's me talking about it some more. What are your feelings on fanfiction? Do you write it? If you're an original fiction writer, how would you feel if someone else wrote...

BonusParts A to Z: E is for Expectations

E is for Expectations My expectations when I start writing. What are yours?

BonusParts A to Z: Video Edition! D is for Diversity

A bit of introduction Part of my job is testing and keeping current our livestreaming software. We use Wirecast as our preferred option. To that end, I've been doing weekly tests of the software. This week, since I'm currently sheltering in place due to 2020 Spring...

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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