Hatrax here. Time to get back on the blogging horse again. I'm still living in Japan, in a town so small and remote that it's an hour to the nearest large grocery store and 20 minutes to the nearest convenience store (and in Japan, where you normally can't swing a raw squid without hitting one, that's the most amazing stat of all).
I haven't been avoiding blogging. I've just been really busy with all of my own projects, plus holding down my day job as educator of Japan's next generation. School is back in swing and my students (I teach everyone in this town... EVERYONE... between the ages of 3 and 15, preschool to the end of junior high) are as fun as ever. I've also been writing hundreds of pages of fiction.
Since I'm writing this, you can all guess I survived the earthquake and tsunami. The leaky nuke plant is 200 miles away, so while I'm not as far as I want to be it's far enough. Life goes on.
I'm working on a project with Pam Bliss right now, which can best be described as a traveler's notebook for a very strange place. Some of the interior art will be by Mike. More details later. It'll be on sale at Wizard World in Chicago, which is where I'll be in August. Yes, after three and a half years abroad, I'll finally be coming home for a visit. I can't wait to eat real pizza again.
More to come.