Interview with Soul Tsukino

How do you approach cover design?
I try to take elements from the story I am writing, a color patterns, a design, or a feeling, and try to make the cover match the tone of the story I am trying to tell.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I count the Harry Potter series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and the works of C.J. Henderson as my favorite reads so far.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My PC.
Describe your desk
Honestly, it's not much. It's just my PC sitting on a simple plastic and metal frame desk. Most of my material not stored online is kept elsewhere.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up and still live in Central Maine. It had a big effect on what I write as I didn't want to follow the same path that is known from writers from my state. I didn't want to be the next Stephen King, the world has one of those already. I didn't want to write another "coastal village" set story. Despite what media will tell you, most of the state isn't coast line. I try not to let where I live define how I write
When did you first start writing?
As a kid I always had a knack for creative writing. I really got my start being more of a writer in fan Fiction, first of the Mortal Kombat universe and then based more in the anime fandom.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a way to try and make myself into something that didn't involve minimum wage. I knew most traditional publishers wouldn't be interested in my work so I went out on my own so I wouldn't be compromised on the whims of other people.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be able to create a universe and characters on my own, and able to do something with my creativity.
What do your fans mean to you?
Appreciation. I appreciate that people like what I have created and that it brings some joy to them.
What are you working on next?
I'm far from done with kRaven and Mirakoshi and all their adventures!
What is your writing process?
I hatch an idea in my own mind and slowly it starts developing into more of a story. I sit down and grind out a first draft, throwing everything I can into telling the story. I rewrite, rewrite again, and then send it off to my editor to have looked at. More rewrites to follow before things are finally ready.
Published 2015-01-30.
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Books by This Author

3 of a Kind
Pre-release—available October 31, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Action
kRaven, Mirakoshi, and Evo all have stories to tell from their experiences. 3 of a Kind tells those stories. Follow Mirakoshi in an adventure from a previous lifetime, Evo when she was still a homeless club kid, and kRaven looking back on it all. Coldwater's most unusual superhero team have had adventurous lives, these are 3 of those stories just for you!
Evo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Evo's not had a great life, but she has survived a lot. She is now the newest hero for the City of Coldwater! This is the story of how the newest partner to the City's most unusual superhero team deals with the dangers of the every day of her new life!
kRaveings: Bad Blood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
kRaven and Mirakoshi are at it again! After falling victim to an ambush and having a bullet pass through his head, kRaven just wants to end this horrible night. Now that he knows who set him up, as well as the death of the daughter of a prominent state politician, it is time to wrap this up for good.
kRaveings: Killshot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
kRaven and Mirakoshi are on the trail of a killer. A stop for a bite to eat leads to blowing the lid off the case! What will the city of Coldwater's bizarre tandem run into this time? Read on in the fourth installment of Kraveings to find out!
Unconventional
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
When six models arrive at a convention to work at a merchant's booth for the weekend, they had no idea of what an experience it would be! Being cramped in a single hotel suite, and with long hours standing in costume to greet con goers leads to a lot of steam these women need to let loose.
kRaveings 3: Star Power
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
kRaven and Mirakoshi are looking into the murder of a young woman that gets the city's attention. While dealing with this senseless death The Star pays the duo a visit and all Hell breaks loose in this third chapter of the kRaveings super hero book series.
Cityscape Tokyo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,460. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Cityscape Tokyo follows the adventure of adopted siblings Sho and Kyoko Kimmamoro. The brother and sister are normal bickering siblings living with their guardian Rei. When Kyoko enters the hospital, things are turned on their head when the Yamazaki Medical Corporation enters their lives revealing a dark past and long buried secrets.
kRaveings: Shock In The Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
What happens when Coldwater's newest superhero team of the unusual and sarcastic kRaven and the ghostly Mirakoshi stumble on a robber one night. The face they meet is so bizarre it confuses not only them both but the police and even the city's super hero The Star as well!
kRaveings: A Spirited Meeting
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
What's a former bottom rung supervillain to do when he is no longer relevant? When the haze of drugs fades away all that is left is ruins of a city and life forgone to the past. A fateful meeting brings one lost soul to a new direction and a new outlook.