I wanted to take a minute to write a blog thanking everyone who has supported my Patreon, and in turn, The Magical Girl Series. I’m shocked and grateful that I have patrons. T^T Every little bit helps, and I hope to someday be able to make enough money through writing to make it my full-time job, so I can’t even begin to express how thankful I am for everyone’s support. Don’t get me wrong–having my Lucky Stars and the readership & support that you all offer me is beyond anything I could have ever hoped for in my wildest dreams. The fact that anyone reads my work makes my heart feel like exploding with joy. T^T But, being able to write full-time would be a dream come true! Especially because then my Lucky Star babies wouldn’t need to wait forever for updates. (I feel bad making everyone wait!)
Speaking of updates… my patrons on Patreon receive updates about my work before anyone else. They find out when I’m done writing chapters for certain works, when they have been sent off for editing, and when they will be posted. 🙂
Regardless of whether you support me on Patreon, or not, I want to let you know how much I appreciate your support & kindness. 🙂
See you all on Wattpad and social media! Sending lots of love from the Realm of Magical Girls ~ 💖
We need 100 supporters by June 13th to bring our campaign to fruition. As an incentive, once the Thunderclap campaign has been fully backed and is completed, we will select ONE supporter to receive a kindle that is loaded with all of Pen Name Publishing’s released titles. The winner will be selected at random using random.org’s random number generator.
The winner will be selected at random using random.org’s random number generator. The Kindle is sponsored by Pen Name Publishing. It will be ordered & sent to you by Pen Name Publishing. I am including a Lulu organza & rhinestone headband and JLB matte lipgloss in the shade Provocateur. (Needless to say, I was thinking about Sydra when I put my part of the giveaway together! Hehe!)
There’s is absolutely no cost to enter the giveaway, so what are you waiting for? 😉
I am promoting the giveaway & Thunderclap campaign in my capacity as the Marketing Assistant with Pen Name Publishing.
I wanted to blog about this earlier but life grabbed ahold of me and wouldn’t let me go. 😂
This past Valentine’s Day (my birthday!) Tapas Media released Paper Wishes as an e-book in “bite-sized” episodes on their website and app (available on iOS and Android). I’m so touched by the support I’ve received from Tapas (especially the Director of Content Gabby Luu) & Tapas readers. 😭 If you’re a busy person looking for quick “bite-sized” chapters you can read on-the-go, whether you’re commuting to work or school or you’re looking for a quick read during your lunch break, Tapas is the perfect option! It’s especially great for students or those who try to stay within budget (like me! *high-five*) because they allow you to earn coins to unlock chapters or tip creators by watching short ads. Each ad varies in coin value, so you might be surprised by how much you earn in a short amount of time!
Is there a cure to the (un)deadly Momerath virus? The only way to find out is by reading Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles! Help us spread the word by participating in our Thunderclap campaign.
We need 100 supporters by May 16th to bring this campaign to fruition. As an incentive, once the Thunderclap campaign has been fully backed and is completed, we will select ONE supporter to receive a special prize set comprised of the following items:
A Kindle, fully loaded with all of Pen Name Publishing’s released titles (Sponsored by Pen Name Publishing)
A physical copy of Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles
(1) one Disney Tsum Tsum Figural Keyring (It’s definitely the Chesire Cat! Hehe!)
(1) one Drink Me necklace
Thank you for your support, and remember: Always protect your Queen! 👑
Can you believe Paper Wishes has been published for nearly a year? I know, I can’t believe it either! Granted, it’s actually the e-book’s book birthday (the physical copy wasn’t released until March 1, 2016) but that’s just semantics. 😝
To celebrate, I am releasing the second edition on February 14th. The plan right now is to release the physical copy of the second edition first, with the e-book to follow. However, if everything works out, I will release both at once! ヽ(>∀<☆)ノThe second edition is going to feel a lot more interactive and corrects things that bothered me about the edition. I also paid someone to edit it, so hopefully, the second edition is closer to perfection than its big sister is. 😂 Plus, it features artwork by one of my favorite artists, Kindcoffee! So, there’s a lot to be excited about!
In addition to the second edition being released, I am also hosting a giveaway. The prizes are pictured below, and I might even buy more before the giveaway ends. Who knows? I don’t know. I am a mystery even to myself. The prizes are:
Paper Wishes (1st Edition)
Bath and Body Works 1,000 Wishes hand sanitizer
Sailor Moon inspired long wallet
Japanese jelly and sugar star candy
Kenny & Co Share of Love Lucky Star steel bracelet (comes with omamori, as pictured)
As for now, the prizes will be sorted into three different sets:
Set 1: Kenny & Co Share of Love Bracelet
Set 2: Sailor Moon inspired long wallet & Bath and Body Works 1,000 Wishes hand sanitizer
Set 3: Japanese jelly and sugar star candy & Paper Wishes 1st Edition
How to win?
Set 1: If you’ve purchased Paper Wishes (e-book or physical), please e-mail a copy of the receipt to hello[at]spencerhoshino.com and you will be entered! One entry for every copy you’ve purchased. (^_~)
Set 2: Post a picture of your copy of Paper Wishes on social media (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) with the hashtag #paperwishesday and if possible, @ tag me (my username is spencerhoshino on Instagram and Twitter).
Set 3: “Like” my Facebook page and comment “Happy Book Birthday Paper Wishes!” anytime between now and February 16th, or if you’re already a fan on Facebook, refer your friends to like my page and have them comment who sent them!
Legalities and Stuff:
This giveaway ends on Thursday, February 16, 2016 at midnight (-10:00 Hawaii-Aleutian time). Everyone is welcome to enter. This giveaway is open to both residents of the United States (including Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. Territories) and International readers. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to receive permission from your parents because I will need your address in order to send out your prize(s). The prize(s) will be shipped within 7 days. If the winner does not reply to me (I will contact you by e-mail from hello [at] spencerhoshino [dot] com) within 48-hours with their mailing address, a new winner will be selected. If you won a previous giveaway you still qualify to enter current and future giveaways.
Congratulations to Horangi, Mina, and Karolina for winning sets A,B, C respectively~!
Thank you to everyone who participated. I hope that everyone has wonderful Happy Holidays!
Welcome to my final giveaway for 2016!
I’m thinking the Thankful Giveaway should be an annual event because I’m just so dang thankful for my Lucky Stars. (*¯ ³¯*)♡ With such a wonderful group of readers-turned-friends there is so much to be thankful for. This year my book, Paper Wishes, reached 770,000 reads and #1 in Teen Fiction on Wattpad. And, my Lucky Stars who are brilliant lights in a dark world, are 5.5k strong on Wattpad! Everyone’s kind words and comments are so uplifting and make me smile no matter what’s happening in my life. You are all such a blessing.
For this giveaway, I have three prize sets as pictured below:
You may be wondering, how do I enter? It’s simple! To enter, what you will need to do is one of the following:
Follow me on Twitter (@spencerhoshino) and tweet to me, “I’m a Lucky Star!” (That way I know it is specifically for the giveaway.)
Follow me on Wattpad (@spencerhoshino) and comment on my profile one thing you like about Paper Wishes or Paper Wings
Comment on either Paper Wings or Paper Wishes up until November 30, 2016
If you want to, you can do all three and enter three times, which will increase your chances of winning a prize set.
Important: The prize sets are not assigned to a particular entry method, which means it is totally up to me who will get which prize set. Please, no negativity or demands. I love to do giveaways but I do not like when people complain unjustly when I am doing something from my heart. Digressing… if you are already following me on Wattpad or Twitter, you are already half entered! Just be sure to comment or tweet as I have specified above. If you have been commenting on Paper Wishes since the beginning of November, you are already entered! Woo-hoo!
Legalities and Stuff:
This giveaway ends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at midnight (-10:00 Hawaii-Aleutian time). Everyone is welcome to enter. This giveaway is open to both residents of the United States (including Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. Territories) and International readers. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to receive permission from your parents because I will need your address in order to send out your prize(s). The prize(s) will be shipped within 7 days. If the winner does not reply to me (I will contact you by e-mail from hello [at] spencerhoshino [dot] com) within 48-hours with their mailing address, a new winner will be selected. If you won a previous giveaway you still qualify to enter current and future giveaways.
(I know some of you are wondering, has an international entrant ever won? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, my last two giveaways had international winners–one from Taiwan and the other from Spain! They received the prizes safe and within an amazing turn around time, too!)
Big news, everyone! SPOOK is finally being published! *throws confetti* It will be available for purchase on October 6, with the book release party taking place on Facebook on Saturday, October 8! 🙂 (Details regarding the Facebook party will be posted to Wattpad at a later date.)
Gigi (aka Jinx) and I have been discussing how to best celebrate this milestone and we decided to do a special joint giveaway for her ghosties (fans)! 👻 There will be two prize sets available, one that is curated by Gigi (spoiler: Gigi’s set will include a signed copy of SPOOK) and one that is curated by me. There will be two winners selected. The contents of the prize sets are a surprise! As such, the prizes and respective winners will not be announced until the day of the book release party on October 8th. The giveaway will run from August 25, 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time to October 6, 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.
To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter widget below.
Legal stuff: You must be at least 18 years old to enter this giveaway (as we will need your address and legal name to send out your prizes). If you are not 18 years old by the end of the giveaway, you will need to have parental permission to enter. The giveaway is open to both domestic (US + US Territories) and International readers. Winners will be contacted by the respective host (either Gigi or myself), depending on which prize set is won. The first drawn will win Gigi’s gift set, the second winner drawn will win Spencer’s gift set. You must reply to our correspondence within 48-hours or your win will be void and a new winner will be drawn.
Why ichiban giveaway? 一番 or “ichiban” literally means number one… and today, June 22, 2016, Paper Wishes reached #1 in Teen Fiction on Wattpad!
I wouldn’t even have known about this huge milestone if it wasn’t for the amazing Wattpad user @AuthorZ93! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sending me that congratulatory message! Without you, I definitely would have missed out on this. (；￣Д￣) (I’m just so darned grateful for my Lucky Stars! What would I do without you guys?!)
Thank you so much to everyone who has read, commented, and starred Paper Wishes on Wattpad. Thank you to my precious readers who have taken the time to read Paper Wishes multiple times, who have created beautiful fan art, and recommended my book to their friends. Bless you guys so, so much for all of your support. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that anyone would want to read something I wrote, and now I have a book with nearly 700k reads that reached #1 in Teen Fiction THANKS TO ALL OF YOU. You are all so patient (when it takes me forever to reply to comments and messages), understanding (when I can’t accept read requests–I’m really sorry about this!), and supportive (the random messages you send and messages you leave on my profile really brighten my day). You are all such a blessing. Whew, I’m getting weirdly emotional here…
Anyway, to commemorate this big event I put together a giveaway because that’s sort of my thing. Lol. This giveaway is very “magical girl” themed, as you may notice from the prizes. (*ﾟ▽ﾟ*) To enter the giveaway use the Rafflecopter widget below or you can enter using the “Giveaway” tab on Facebook! (≧◡≦)
Madoka Magica manga vol 1 (Retail Value: $13)
Card Captor Sakura random figure (Retail Value: ?? This item was sponsored by my 妹, also known as little sister.)
Card Captor Sakura Kero plush keychain (Retail Value: ?? This item was also sponsored by my 妹, also known as little sister.)
Striped Blouse, free size which is equivalent to US Medium (Retail Value: $10)
Poppin’ Cookin Ramen Set (Retail Value: $10) (Side note: I included this because so many people commented on Vilv & Kai eating gyoza and ramen! I thought this would be a fun treat!)
Angel Wings Cord Holder (Retail Value: $5)
Total Value: $38 (not inclusive of the Card Captor Sakura items!)
This giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at midnight (-10:00 Hawaii-Aleutian time). Everyone is welcome to enter. This giveaway is open to both residents of the United States (including Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. Territories) and International readers. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to receive permission from your parents because I will need your address in order to send out your prize(s). The prize(s) will be shipped within 7 days. If the winner does not reply to me (I will contact you by e-mail from hello [at] spencerhoshino [dot] com) within 48-hours with their mailing address, a new winner will be selected. If you won a previous giveaway you still qualify to enter current and future giveaways.
SPOOK is nearing 95,000 reads on Wattpad! You know what that means, ghosties*–it’s time for a giveaway.
Here’s what’s up: All you have to to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter widget below. You’ll need to follow Gigi and I on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway to qualify. The giveaway will close once SPOOK reaches 95,000 reads, at which time Gigi and I will use Rafflecopter to randomly select ONE winner. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have parental permission (because we will need your mailing address to send out your prizes). This giveaway is open to both domestic (United States + Territories) and international entrants. If you have previously won a giveaway, you are still eligible to enter this one.