Another bit of not-so-new news: I've been writing a couple of columns for the media/pop culture site Mania. I'm doing a "Creator Spotlight" series on anime and manga artists/writers/etc and I'm doing articles on the sources of anime and manga in folklore and myth. Here's what's posted so far:
- Creator Spotlight: Moto Hagio
- Creator Spotlight: Kazuo Koike
- Folklore and Mythology as a Source for Anime and Manga
- Laputa, Atlantis and Floating Islands: Ancestors of Ghibli's Castle in the Sky
And finally, the first chapter of the serial novel Aeryn Daring and the Scientific Detective (under my steampunkish pseudonym Calliope Strange) is now up on Smashwords and processing at Amazon Kindle. Apple iBooks will follow in a few weeks, as well as Sony eBooks and a couple others. For now, you can find all the various formats on its Smashwords page.