Tag Archive: Gumboot Books

Oct 21

Sayonara Baby!

NB:  while this initial post was created October 5, it’s now 17 days on, 22 October!  I know I promised to blog daily but….life got in the way.  I’ll have some solid bullet train time as I travel north for Tokyo, Sendai, and Morioka (Oct 23-26) to catch up on the past 17 days’ experiences …

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Jul 24

Thanks Vancouver Shinpo

Read Japanese?  Yes?  Then take a look at July 14, 2011 edition of the Vancouver Shinpo, page V-4, for a one-half page article on KAMISHIBAI 4 KIDS, complete with two photos.  The article ends with a “heads-up” for KAMISHIBAI 4 KIDS’ next gig, Powell Street Festival, Oppenheimer Park, July 30/31, 3:00pm both days under the …

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Jun 05

Changes afoot…

 No, I haven’t vanished from the face of the earth–simply been very busy from March until just last weekend performing my book, Fly Catcher Boy, “kamishibai style”, at many festivals and celebrations that take place every spring.  Now’s the time to catch up on all the news that’s fit to print! The first bit of …

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Jan 15

Welcome 2011!!!

A new year with lots of events in the works.  Early on, I took a leap and filmed my first youtube—an introduction to “kamishibai”, Japan’s old-style storytelling.  After numerous takes, here it is; go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKp5ApvOY7s to learn more about this unique way to tell a story, especially one with a Japanese theme. My Happy …

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Nov 30

I DID IT!!!!!

Well, you can count me in!  I finished the challenge yesterday and submitted my text to the Nano elves who then tabulated my word count.  I knew I was over the required 50,000 words….I racked up 56,000 and a bit!  The winners get a “you did it” cheering video plus a variety of pictures to use on …

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Nov 24

Kamishibai Theatre Launch November 2010

  The 10th Annual Nikkei Place Craft & Bake Sale kicked off Saturday, November 20th for two days of power shopping and great food! Together with Takeshi, we launched our “kamishibai” (paper theatre) storytelling of Fly Catcher Boy.  In the space of 4 hrs. I read the story three times to kids of all ages, …

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Nov 10


Week 2.  The NaNoWriMo…Nano for short…challenge is moving along quite well.  I’m ahead of the game, having written  more than my needed minimum 1,700 words per day to stay on target for a piece of work that meets the criteria of 50K words by the end of this month.

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Oct 31


I recently came across Kids Book Review website, based in Australia.  It’s a great site; I spent a few hours surfing and reading before deciding to send an email to Tania McCartney, Founder and Reviewer, telling her about Fly Catcher Boy and requesting a review of the book on their site. I knew that Australia …

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Oct 18

EVENTS updated; check it out!

Have a look at my “Events” listing;  it’s updated with upcoming presentations and book events.

Oct 10


10/10/10.   A bonus fall day here on the BC coast—sunshine!  Yesterday it rained sideways… 2010’s October is quite unusual: 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays!  A combination found every 800+years!  So, what else for the 3-10s? Good fortune?  Great writing?  Inspiration beyond belief?  Yes, yes, yes to all of the above.   I’m out the …

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