Freedom, Sweet Freedom!

After five long years, I’ve finally finished my MA degree!

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And while I was chipping away at my thesis, I had to put many of my creative projects on hold. So now I’m eager to get back to my “workshop.”

If you’ve been here before, I’m sure you noticed that I’ve already given the place an overhaul. For one, it’s a workshop now. Fancy that! Expect more additions soon…

Short Story to be Published in Cricket Magazine

Hello, Internet! It’s been a while!

First of all, I’d like to announce that a short story of mine will be published in the upcoming November/December issue of Cricket Magazine! Based on an Ainu folktale, the story is called “Resak and the Bear.” Cricket has always been one of my favorite literary magazines, and it is an honor to have my story included in this issue.

In other news, you may have noticed that I’ve changed this website a bit. The Editing section has been removed and replaced with a new section — Games. It’s a little empty at the moment, but expect it to be filling up fairly soon. Over the last year, I’ve started to take my lifelong gaming hobby more and more seriously. I’m very excited about the projects I’ve been working on lately, and I hope to have something to share with you all soon!

What with starting a new job as an English teacher (not to mention my ongoing graduate studies, my first novel, and now the upcoming games), I can no longer offer my services as a freelance editor or illustrator (which is why the Editing section of the site is no more, and also why you will no longer see pricing rates under Visual Art).

Speaking of Visual Art, I updated the gallery with some concept art I produced for an indie computer game called Shadows of Niflheim by Glacier Studios. The game is yet to be released and seems a tad ambitious for the small indie company, but their talented staff has created a rich, colorful world and produced many innovative ideas. I had a lot of fun contributing to the game’s development and I wish them all the best. Keep an eye out for it — when it comes time for them to launch, I’m sure they could use your support!

Well, I think that’s all for now. Thanks for dropping by!

Hello, World(wide Web)!

Welcome, friends!

This is a space to keep the books, short stories, art, and other things I’ve made so I can share them with you.

Where are the books? Well… actually, I lied. There aren’t any yet. But I’m working on it! For now you’ll just have to content yourselves with the stories and the pretty pictures.

By the way, for those of you who know me as Jude Coulter-Pultz—no, I haven’t changed my name. And, no, I’m not on the run from a dark and terrible past involving the yakuza and a freighter full of purloined penguins. That of course would be ridiculous. I’ve simply decided to try out this new pen name in order to make things a little easier for everyone.

So thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

Oh, and if anyone asks about the penguins, tell them I had nothing to do with it. There are no penguins here.