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Posted by krissalus - March 24th, 2018

Right...? Yes. Yes, I believe I am.

Even if I haven't done anything over here in a long time.

But anyway, I actually have been really busy. I just revealed the cover for Light Runner, my third science fiction novel, and announced a contest where you can design your own arkin (creatures from the series) to win a plush of your design.

I'm also getting ready for C2E2 in two short weeks, and beyond that, there's a ton of other stuff I'll be doing this year.

So, in conclusion, I am alive, even if my Newgrounds page is a bit dead.

Posted by krissalus - May 27th, 2017

In just one week, I head to NYC for BookCon 2017. I've been working like crazy getting ready for the event. It's the largest one I've ever done, and wow, did it feel overwhelming 95% of the time I was plowing through prep work.

But, it's finally (almost) here.

I'm getting some last few things ready, but I have books, posters, keychains, t-shirts, and plush all ready to go. What kind of plush you ask? Arkin plushies, of course!



Arkins are a species that appear in my science fiction novels. I have the 5 bigger plush shown above, plus 30 beanies, so 35 in total (... in case you couldn't do the math yourself). They took a shitload of work, but they are done and ready to be purchased at the event.

So, if you're a fan of reading and/or conventions, check out BookCon in NYC next weekend. Tickets are on sale now. If you're attending, stop by Booth #2677 and come say hi / snag a book / adopt an arkin / give me a high five.

Posted by krissalus - May 11th, 2016

I'm moving at the end of the month, and it's looking like I will need to put my Etsy shop on hold until I get settled. It will definitely be some time before I can ship items out again, let alone take on commissions, so rather than having my current inventory sit for a couple of months, I decided to offer an Etsy Sale.


From now until May 20, 2016, you can use coupon code FLYINGAWAY to get 30% off purchases of $60 or more from my Etsy shop. There are several items listed there that you can definitely apply the coupon to by themselves, or you can purchase a bunch of smaller items and use the coupon that way. Either way, it's a great chance to adopt one of my dragons, and this is not something that I do often. Or ever, actually. So, if you're interested, take advantage while you can!!



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Posted by krissalus - December 21st, 2015

In the spirit of the holidays, Chasing Shadows is on sale for 33% off via Smashwords! From now through January 2, 2016, you can get a copy of my first book at a reduced price.

How to get your copy:

Go to the Smaswords listing for Chasing Shadows.
Click the Buy button.
Apply this coupon code at checkout: YU64M
Sit back, kick your feet up, and enjoy your new science fiction novel!

After reading, you can always leave a review on Goodreads, Smashwords, and/or Amazon and share your opinion of the book. And, if you like what you read, you can continue the story in the sequel, Unbroken Light.

Happy Holidays, and happy reading!

Posted by krissalus - November 22nd, 2015

I'm always a bit late on updating my Newgrounds page with the latest news, so if you want to keep up with me, subscribe to my WordPress blog or follow me on Twitter. Those tend to get any and all news first.

Today, though, I'm here to say that after a successful Kickstarter campaign (and thank you again @NicholasCabraja for letting me use your awesome music in the video!), my second novel and the second installment of the Star Hunters series is officially live and available for purchase. Unbroken Light is the continuation of the story set up in Chasing Shadows (which was nominated for the 2015 Cygnus Awards!!). Unbroken Light delves deeper into the Star Hunters universe, digs further into the motivations of the characters, visits new places in the galaxy, and gives you plenty of gun-slinging, space-fairing, bounty hunting action to keep you entertained. If you're into that, that is. I certainly am. Obviously.

You can pick up a copy of Unbroken Light (and Chasing Shadows) from Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Nobel, Kobo, the Apple iBook store, and CreateSpace. Ebooks are available from all sites except CreateSpace, which is paperback-exclusive. You can also buy paperback copies from Amazon.

I'm very excited to be able to share this next book with everyone. It took a lot of work but the end product was worth it. I've grown a lot since my first book, and I can't wait to bring book #3 to everyone, but that's a link-heavy post for another day.


Posted by krissalus - October 16th, 2015

It's been an emotional 30 days (for me, at least!), but we're finally coming to the end of the Kickstarter campaign for Unbroken Light. At 7 PM EDT, the campaign will be over. If you want to join in, this is your last chance!

Since we hit both the minimum funding and the stretch goal, backers new and old who pledge for the $15 or more tiers will recieve one bookmark and one custom-cut brass keychain as bonus "Thank you" items. I'm really excited to get these keychains made. They should be really, really cool. But just being able to get everything I hoped to get made... that's beyond words. Thank you everyone who helped the campaign reach this point. It's truly amazing.

Posted by krissalus - October 6th, 2015

Well, pretty much as the subject line says. AND I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!

The Kickstarter campaign for Unbroken Light officially hit its funding goal last night thanks to some very generous backers. All the backers are amazing, though. The campaign would not be where it is without each and every one of them. I could say "Thank you!" to them until Armageddon and it really wouldn't be enough.

But you know what? There's still 9 days left on the campaign. If anyone wants to join in on the action, now's the time to do it! And if the campaign can hit its stretch goal of $4,000, I'm going to get custom-cut metal keychains made. If that happens, the keychains will be add-on rewards for anyone who wants them, but all backers who pledge at the $15+ tiers will get one for free!


Whether we hit that goal or not, though, it's really incredible to be at this point. More than ever, I'm really looking forward to the day when I can get all of the rewards together and mail them out to backers. 9 more days, and that will be a reality!! :D



Posted by krissalus - October 4th, 2015

The Kickstarter campaign for my second novel is over the halfway point, with just over 12 days to go. We are up to 75% funding thanks to the amazing backers who have already pledged, but now is a great time to jump onboard. Pledging as little as $5 gets you both of my books in ebook format, and $25 gives you the ebooks + signed hardcopies. There's a bunch of other merchandise up for grabs as well, including posters and t-shirts. Get 'em while they're hot!!


I'd really appreciate any and all support for the proejct, and if you like adventure science fiction featuring badass bounty hunters, giant space armies, dragon-cat alien companions, and plenty of action, pledging will give you advance access to Unbroken Light as well as the first book, Chasing Shadows. Every little bit helps!!


Thanks for checking it out!



Posted by krissalus - September 16th, 2015

It's up! It's running! It's ready for your eyeballs!

Check out the Kickstarter campaign for the second novel in my science fiction adventure series!!


There's a bunch of additional merchandise you can grab alongside the novel, so take a look and see if anything catches your fancy. And and all pledges are greatly appreciated, but if you cannot pledge for any reason and still want to support the campaign, a share on social media would be wonderful and incredibly helpful.

Thanks for checking out my project, and thank you so much for any and all support!!



Music for the video: "Through Time" by Newgrounds's very own @NicholasCabraja!!

Posted by krissalus - September 10th, 2015

Mark your calendars, Unbroken Light is getting a soft opening via Kickstarter on September 16. This will be a chance to get the book before its official release date, along with some Star Hunters swag. I'm excited for this. GET EXCITED, NEWGROUNDS!! :D