Pokémon’s Spooky Ancestors! – Look for the article today!

We are in today’s print edition of The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section!  Look for the headline, “Pokémon’s Spooky Ancestors!”  http://www.nytimes.com/…/reviving-japans-dreaded-and-belove…

And thanks to all the folks sharing links and ordering copies – your support means the world!

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I’m In the New York Times!

This is a beautiful day for all of man and womankind, but mostly for me!  I’m in the New York Times!  Hopefully this will lead to something exciting in the future!


Also, me and my pal Chip Boles will be in this Sunday’s New York Times in the Arts and Leisure section, so be on the lookout!

Buy your copies of the books today!




Thank you to everyone who helped us get this far!

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100th Post! – I’m Still Alive!

The first physical copies of my books.  I'm so excited!

The first physical copies of my books. I’m so excited!

Hey everyone,

Wow…It’s really been awhile since I last touched this website.  I’ve been really busy and a lot has happened in my life since I last posted here.

For starters, both my books are available for pre-order on Amazon.com.



Currently I’m studying towards my Creative Writing MFA at the New School in New York City.  So far it’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve written a lot of incredible works since I’ve started.  Maybe I’ll post some of them here as time goes by.

In the meantime, I urge you greatly to check out “Bites,” a month-long project I did that’s currently being published online on The Inquisitive Eater.

I’m really sorry to have been away for so long, and I promise to start posting stuff as soon as I can.  Thank you so much for following me this far.

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The Galleys have arrived!



We just got them yesterday and they look absolutely incredible! I’ll be giving out free copies at the Book Expo at the Javits Center In New York City, so come see me there!

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My New (and first!) Books!

Hey everyone,

First off, I am so sorry I haven’t updated in a while, but I’ve been really busy lately writing two books on the yokai that I’m pleased to say will be available for purchase in early March 2015.  I mentioned them at my panels back at Anime Boston, Another Anime Convention (New Hampshire), and Anime LA (Los Angeles) which I’m pleased to say receives tremendous positive reception.   I am so excited at how many people wanted to know more about Japanese folklore and a lot of them are very interested to see my books once they’re released.

Omagatoki Galley Cover

Yokai Character Collection Galley Cover

And now I’ll be presenting about my books for a short time at the Book Expo America in New York City on Thursday May 29th.  If you live in the New York area, come check me out at Booth 2352 from 4 to 5 PM, because that’s when I’ll be displaying my books and handing out free samples.

I’ve also started a Twitter account that I’ve connected to Yokai Composed.  I promise more regularly once me and my publisher, Turn the Page Publishing, begin promoting the books.  I promise to tell you more about them then.



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New Websites!

Come check me out on my new pages on Facebook and Twitter!

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Exciting News!

I’m sorry sorry I haven’t been on in awhile., but I’ve been really busy writing and editing my books.  I can assure you they will be worth the wait!

But the good news is I’ll be presenting two panels at Anime Boston 2014 on March 22nd and March 23!  I’ll be presenting my first panel, Yokai: The Most Under-Appreciated Monsters in the World, on saturday night at 9:00 PM, and my second panel, The Pikachu Mythos: World Mythology Expressed Through Pokemon, will be presented Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.

If you live in the Boston are, come and look for me at Anime Boston!

See you there!

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I’m Still Alive!!!

Hey everyone,

I’m sorry I haven’t been on in awhile, but I’ve been really busy.  First off, I just returned from Los Angeles after presenting a panel on yokai at Anime Los Angeles.  It was a wonderful success and I’m really glad so many people are interested in Japanese folklore.

Second, I’ve been in the process of writing two books on the yokai, both schedule to be published in easy 2015 by Turn The Page Publishing.  I’m really excited and I hope you’ll be excited to read them!

Talk to you soon!

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Back From New Hampshire

Hey everybody!  I came back from Another Anime Convention 2013 in Manchester, New Hampshire yesterday and I am pleased to report that my panel lecture titled “Yokai: The Most Underappreciated Monsters in the World,” was a full-room success!  Alot of people I attracted knew when I was talking and I am really pleased that I was able to inspire people with Japan’s weird mythology.

I hope to have a video of my lecture up soon so be on the look out for that!

I definitely want to keep presenting, so now I’m going to start submitting my lecture to conventions in major cities.

Also, be on the look out in the next six to nine months for a book I’m writing dedicated to the yokai!

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Big October News!

I’ve got some very exciting news!  I’ll be single-handedly presenting a lecture on the Yokai at Another Anime Convention 2013 in Manchester, New Hampsire!  I haven’t received exact details yet, but I’m super excited and I’m working on my presentation as we speak!

Spoiler alert: there will be Yokai!

I’ll update this post when I got exact details of when I’m presenting, but If you’re in the Manchester area, come by to the Con and check me out!

UPDATE: It looks like my panel will happen on saturday night from 9:30 to 10:30!

See ya in October!

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