CHANNILLO

Series Description:

Jamie Hattori’s alter ego, the masked hero Kensei, has been doing pretty well protecting her neighborhood from petty villains with her martial arts skills, her father’s katana, and a little help from the local spirits. But things get rough when the spirits start flaking out, the Goddess of Discord throws a few cursed apples, and an online gossip site siccs an angry football player on her. Then there’s her slipping grades, the vampire owls, and the cute roller derby chick looking for romance. And even worse, Jamie’s hero-hating mom is starting to get suspicious. Can Jamie defeat her mysterious nemesis without tearing her family apart? And more importantly, will she score her first kiss?
 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Weekly
Status: Completed



Acknowledgements:

All things arise from conditions, and this book is no different. Many people have helped me to beat this book into shape, and they deserve a hearty hurrah. Folly Blaine, Andrew Cherry, Melissa Dominic, Jamie Lackey, Chloë Liotta-Jones, Nayad Monroe, Kath Nyborg, Jenna Pitman, Torrey Podmajersky, Lauren Scanlan, David Vandenabeele, Catherine Warren, and Chris Ybarra all read through different phases of the book and offered invaluable assistance in beating it into shape. Jennifer Gilpin, Wayne Saito, and Keala Jordan were all invaluable Subject Matter Experts in their own particular idioms. Caren Gussoff gave me much needed encouragement and resources on writing someone very different from myself. Jet City Roller Girls and Seattle Derby Brats both provided many opportunities to learn more about the nuts and bolts of roller derby both as a sport and a culture. In particular I'd like to thank Betty Ford Galaxy, Connie Torturous, Hockey Honey, and Katy Didit for fielding random questions, especially when I didn't always know what I wanted to know (and sometimes didn't follow up with). Ian Ng, Stiletto Libretto, Heidi Your Boyfriend, and my wife (in her role as Vladi Impaler) helped me create Cobalt City's Goblin Town Roller Girls. Rev. Don Castro of Seattle Buddhist Church was patient and helpful in assisting me in better understanding Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Nathan Crowder deserves any praise or blame for looking at a short story and asking me for more. And, more than anything, none of this would have been possible without my wife, Dawn Vogel.

Dedication:

This book is dedicated to my lovely wife, Dawn, who has stood by my side when she hasn't been kicking me to write.

Notes:

Originally published as part of Cobalt City Rookies by Timid Pirate Publishing

About the Illustrator:

Based in Seattle, Katie Nyborg is a writer, illustrator, and fairy tale collector. She's composed primarily of ghosts, peppermint patties, and an overactive imagination. More of her work and worlds can be found at katiedoesartthings.tumblr.com.







Series Description:

Jamie Hattori’s alter ego, the masked hero Kensei, has been doing pretty well protecting her neighborhood from petty villains with her martial arts skills, her father’s katana, and a little help from the local spirits. But things get rough when the spirits start flaking out, the Goddess of Discord throws a few cursed apples, and an online gossip site siccs an angry football player on her. Then there’s her slipping grades, the vampire owls, and the cute roller derby chick looking for romance. And even worse, Jamie’s hero-hating mom is starting to get suspicious. Can Jamie defeat her mysterious nemesis without tearing her family apart? And more importantly, will she score her first kiss?
 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Weekly
Status: Completed


Acknowledgements:

All things arise from conditions, and this book is no different. Many people have helped me to beat this book into shape, and they deserve a hearty hurrah. Folly Blaine, Andrew Cherry, Melissa Dominic, Jamie Lackey, Chloë Liotta-Jones, Nayad Monroe, Kath Nyborg, Jenna Pitman, Torrey Podmajersky, Lauren Scanlan, David Vandenabeele, Catherine Warren, and Chris Ybarra all read through different phases of the book and offered invaluable assistance in beating it into shape. Jennifer Gilpin, Wayne Saito, and Keala Jordan were all invaluable Subject Matter Experts in their own particular idioms. Caren Gussoff gave me much needed encouragement and resources on writing someone very different from myself. Jet City Roller Girls and Seattle Derby Brats both provided many opportunities to learn more about the nuts and bolts of roller derby both as a sport and a culture. In particular I'd like to thank Betty Ford Galaxy, Connie Torturous, Hockey Honey, and Katy Didit for fielding random questions, especially when I didn't always know what I wanted to know (and sometimes didn't follow up with). Ian Ng, Stiletto Libretto, Heidi Your Boyfriend, and my wife (in her role as Vladi Impaler) helped me create Cobalt City's Goblin Town Roller Girls. Rev. Don Castro of Seattle Buddhist Church was patient and helpful in assisting me in better understanding Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Nathan Crowder deserves any praise or blame for looking at a short story and asking me for more. And, more than anything, none of this would have been possible without my wife, Dawn Vogel.

Dedication:

This book is dedicated to my lovely wife, Dawn, who has stood by my side when she hasn't been kicking me to write.

Notes:

Originally published as part of Cobalt City Rookies by Timid Pirate Publishing

About the Illustrator:

Based in Seattle, Katie Nyborg is a writer, illustrator, and fairy tale collector. She's composed primarily of ghosts, peppermint patties, and an overactive imagination. More of her work and worlds can be found at katiedoesartthings.tumblr.com.