Catch a Kitsune at Anime Crossroads!

Tengu as a kite-like monster, from Toriyama Se...

Tengu as a kite-like monster, from Toriyama Sekien’s Gazu Hyakki Yakō (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can find the two-hour panel “Japanese Folklore & Mythology: A Primer for Anime, Manga, & Film” at Anime Crossroads on Dec 8. Admission is included with con badge.

We’ll talk about Japanese folklore, supernatural creatures such as tengu and dragons and kitsune, why it’s smart to fart at a kappa, and when to greet your friends with, “Moshi moshi!” Continue reading

Announcement: a new book is coming soon

Laevatein & McCoy

Laevatein the Doberman and McCoy the skeleton

So you knew I was working on bringing Kitsune-Mochi to you, right? Did you know I’m also working on a non-fiction book?

My day job is in behavior, animal behavior specifically (though I’m also certified in TAGteach), and I’m working on a book in that field. Continue reading

Self-Publishing, Royalties, and Self-Worth

So I just got an email notifying me of my first Kitsune-Tsuki royalties. So of course I had to tweet about it.

Of course, I knew that I wasn’t putting out Kitsune-Tsuki for money. That’s good, because all single-digit humor aside, percentages on a 99¢ ebook ($4.99 in paperback) are not exactly going to pay for a trip to a warmer climate. Continue reading

Site Renovation :)

As you might have noticed, the site just got a major facelift. I think everything’s working, but if you notice anything out of place, please let me know.

In related news, the blog is now on Networked Blogs, so feel free to follow if that’s your thing.

In unrelated news, some cool stuff should be coming out shortly. Stay tuned. :)

Amazon Deals on KITSUNE-TSUKI

Retail news! Not only is Kitsune-Tsuki now available in paperback (say, here, for example), but it’s eligible for Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion — which means if you add Kitsune-Tsuki to an order of three books, you get it free.

Of course, it’s in ebook at Amazon, too, and at Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, and pretty much everywhere else you can find ebooks for sale.

And because I hate just flogging my stuff, please go look at the pretty pictures on the KITSUNE-TSUKI Pinterest board. There’s some work from really talented photographers, origami artists, and more.

And in case you don’t like that for some reason, here’s a picture of a cute puppy.

adorable Doberman puppy, photo by Laura VanArendonk Baugh