BonusParts

Stories, People, and Worlds of Writer Mayumi Hirtzel

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My Love of the First

Beginnings and Woes For many moons, I railed against the first-person point of view. That might have been influenced by Beverly Cleary, who used it to great effect in the children's books that filled my youth. I associated first-person narrative with books directed...

“Apples and Eve”

Sometimes, one gets the urge to write a raunchy sex story. I do, at least, though it's been a while. I looked back through my archives and found I haven't written a play-by-play sex scene in at least 2 years. I haven't written a heterosexual sex scene in 5. And I...

My first book promo video

Some of you may know that I'm a videographer and video editor at my day job. On occasion, one professional life can carry over into another. When I published my novella, "Number Seven and the Life Left Behind", at the beginning of the year, I also made this little...

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) -...

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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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