BOOKS

BOOKS

Postcards from NeoTokyo Series

A series of connected short stories and novellas, the Postcards from NeoTokyo series takes place in the cyberpunk future of NeoTokyo. The first two stories, Memory & Desire and Out of the Dead Lands, follow the adventures of Jennifer Yanchez, a private-eye working on getting her life together even as she works a case. Will appeal to fans of hard-boiled noir, kick-ass lesbian protagonists, and cyberpunk dystopias.

Memory & Desire. When a rich socialite from the exclusive Upper region of Neo Tokyo needs help finding her missing husband, Jennifer Yanchez thinks her luck is finally changing. A decade after her girlfriend Hiro was killed, Jennifer is still trapped deep in the bottle and even deeper in debt, but this job promises to change all that. However, when a visit to the woman’s apartment ends in a fiery explosion, Jennifer finds herself drawn into the orbit of a mysterious, robot-fighting woman who seems to be aligned with a terrorist cell. Distracted by her employer’s erotic advances and haunted by memories of her girlfriend’s death, Jennifer needs to sort the truth from the lies before the past repeats itself and she ends up dead. Read a very positive review over at the blog Culture Vulture!

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Out of the Dead Land. Ten years after the death of her girlfriend Hiro, private detective Jennifer Yanchez continues to drown herself in work. Despite everyone pushing her to try dating again, Jennifer prefers spending her evenings alone with a bottle of sake. But a job tracking down a kidnapped child dredges up maternal impulses Jennifer thought she’d buried long ago … as well as evidence of more than a dozen other missing kids. Once again pitted against the merciless droids of NeoTokyo’s Central AI, Jennifer will need all her private-eye wits and hacker skills to unravel a sinister plot that goes much deeper than she can imagine. When a former ally makes an unexpected appearance, Jennifer’s moral compass is turned on its head. Now she doesn’t just have to worry about saving the kid — she has to worry about whether she’s even fighting for the right side.

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Postcards from NeoTokyo (Volume 1). This volume collects the first two installments in the Postcards from Neo Tokyo series, Memory & Desire and Out of the Dead Land. In the robot-controlled city of NeoTokyo, private detective Jennifer Yanchez manages to stay one rent payment away from eviction and one drink away from going over the edge. Ever since her girlfriend Hiro was killed after joining an underground resistance movement, Jennifer has focused on two things: her job and drowning herself in sake. Now, a decade later, Jennifer’s stolid if dysfunctional existence is being upended by a series of encounters with a mysterious, purple-haired woman. Whether she’s tracking down a missing husband, rescuing a kidnapped child, or ducking plasma-riffle fire, Jennifer finds herself pitted against the merciless androids from Central AI as well as her own past.

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Love Letters from NeoTokyo

My Work in Progress! A queer YA sci-fi romance, Love Letters from NeoTokyo is The Terminator as told by John Greene, or Battle Angel Alita crossed with Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. It’s a coming of age lesbian romance set in 1995 with small-town football, punk-rock mixed tapes, and a mysterious freedom fighter from the future … COMING SOON!


The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok

The Legend of Ragnar Lothbrok. I translated the medieval Icelandic saga, Ragnars Saga Lodbrokar, as my senior project waaaay back in 1999.  Seventeen years later, a publisher emailed me out of the blue to turn into an actual book. One of the craziest stories of my life. Anyway, if you like vikings and want a scholarly translation of what their stories were REALLY like, this one’s got it all – a princess in a tower, a dragon, viking raids. Warning: it’s really, really weird, but most medieval stuff is a lot weirder than you expect.

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