Let’s talk story! — Ryka Aoki’s magic, joyous novel He Mele a Hilo — (coloring books project 2015)

Friends – There’s a lot of dystopian fiction out there. We see it in fantasy. We see it in SF. We see it on tv. Some of it is fabulous. But having looked at and read dark non-realist fiction for at least 30 years, I think I’m ready for something else. That something else can … Continue reading Let’s talk story! — Ryka Aoki’s magic, joyous novel He Mele a Hilo — (coloring books project 2015)

Story Time Sunday, 11/02/14 — a true fairy tale about novel-writing and NaNoWriMo

Once upon a time there was a woman who wrote a novel. It was weird and scary and she liked it and her family liked it and some friends liked it and her teacher liked it, but she couldn’t sell it because it was too violent and too sexual and then it had this big … Continue reading Story Time Sunday, 11/02/14 — a true fairy tale about novel-writing and NaNoWriMo

Story Time Sunday, 10/28/12 — the Story of the 21

Once upon a time there were 21 people. “Wait! “ you say, “that’s too many people for a fairy-tale, but not enough people for an epic like the Iliad which ends badly but has a lot of cool fighting and a lot of gods, but not so much sex as you might expect if you … Continue reading Story Time Sunday, 10/28/12 — the Story of the 21