Having followed Haruki Murakami's work and career closely since I discovered him circa 2008, I have been searching for an excuse to write about him for years. With the release of his latest novel, Killing Commendatore, earlier this year, I finally found it. Check out my essay about Murakami in the form of a book review of Killing Commendatore in this month's special Writing Japan issue of Hong-Kong based literary journal, Asian Cha.
One year after the original release of Cash Crash Jubilee in hardcover, ebook and audiobook, the paperback is out! I'm very grateful for the well-designed hardcover that Skyhorse produced, but I'm also delighted to have this cheaper, edition available, and am hoping that many people who couldn't afford it before will be able to get a copy now. Ultimately, I would like my story to find its way to as many readers who resonate with it as...More The Cash Crash Jubilee paperback is now in stores!
Although my debut novel, Cash Crash Jubilee, was published on May 5th of this year, I still haven’t had an opportunity to throw a proper launch, so before it gets too late, please join me in Yotsuya for a night of literature... and robots. About Cash Crash Jubilee Set in a near future cyber-dystopian Tokyo where all actions are intellectual properties owned by corporations that charge licensing fees, Cash Crash Jubilee has been listed...More Tokyo Book Launch For Cash Crash Jubilee!
I'm delighted to announce that I am now signed with Skyhorse for a trilogy! I've known for about two months that the Jubilee Cycle would be completed in three books, but I now consider it official as I just got back the signed contract for the third book. According to Skyhorse, the sequel to Cash Crash Jubilee will be released in Aug 2016 and the third and final book in fall of 2017. To think that only two months ago I had zero books...More The Jubilee Cycle is now a trilogy!
The audio version of Cash Crash Jubilee, done by Audible Studios, went on sale today. I've only listened to a short sample so far, but am happy to report that the narrator, Brian Nishii, has done an excellent job of capturing the rhythm and feel of the first chapter. I'm looking forward to getting my author's copies and listening to the whole thing!