BonusParts

Stories, People, and Worlds of Writer Mayumi Hirtzel

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BonusParts A to Z: Character

I took a poll a few weeks ago about what this "C" post should be about. Since I didn't give the option of Cookie, Character won out. (The other available options - Cursive and Color - I'll touch on in other posts, since there were a few folks who showed interest in...

Farewell, Pugsley

On February 4, 2020, we said goodbye to our almost-18-year-old cat, Pugsley.  Saying Goodbye Along with her sister Wednesday (who passed away a few years ago), Pugsley came to us as a kitten. She was a feisty but sweet little cat her whole life. Late last week, she...

BonusParts A to Z: Baddies

Baddies  BonusParts from A to Z B: BADDIESFor this entry into the BonusParts A to Z, I'm looking at the Baddies: types, ones I've enjoyed, and a few specific examples to hopefully tease some interest.What's a Baddie? Generally speaking, baddies are the bad guys...

BonusParts A to Z: Alliteration

ALLITERATIONBonusParts from A to Z A: AlliterationWelcome to the first post in my BonusParts A to Z theme year! Every 2 weeks or so, I’ll take a letter from the alphabet and choose a word or phrase that begins with that letter and write about what that word or phrase...

Looking to 2020: BonusParts from A to Z

Writing Year in Review: 2019 Aside from publishing "Number Seven and the Life Left Behind," my thriller novella, I didn't achieve any writing milestones in 2019. On the other hand, I did write several thousand words in my sci-fi action novel, Riding Through the Dark....

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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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