In Praise of Female Mangaka: 10 Must-Reads

If you have ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I’d like to discover stories by talented female artists and writers from Japan, but I don’t even know where to start,” as I’m sure you have on many occasions, here are a few of my favorites. Please bear in mind that I’m unashamedly biased in favor of fantasy stories. ...more
This is all new to me. I've never even heard of manga or mangaka. If I get started reading this, ...more

Those Who Share the Journey

And there we sat, passengers on an Amtrak train going nowhere in the city of nonstop hustle and bustle. A Saturday evening in New York City. In August. The signs foreshadowed the evening's events: Train 165 to Washington, delayed 0:10. Then we were advised to STAND BY. Finally we boarded, only to be told the train was experiencing "mechanical difficulties" and that we'd be on our way as soon as possible. We were apologized to, and thanked for our patience and for choosing Amtrak. I looked around at my fellow passengers, a sparse lot....more

Get Publishers and Book Agents to Notice You

6 Reasons to Use a Blog to Build Readership Before You Publish and Attract Agents and Publishers Free Audio: 1 hour and 20 minutes of real examples and useful resources which will help you understand how to use a blog to market and improve your writing. I am really excited to share my ideas on how to use a blog and Web 2.0 to launch or build your writing career and how to attract readers, agents, and publishers to your writing. I've given this talk several times but never took the time to record it. ...more