It’s here! My new novel, Manga Touch, just arrived, fresh off the press. With the big launch only two weeks away, I was beginning to get concerned. Now, I just have to get everything else ready for the event. . .
To answer the question “manga what?”, the story is about a North American teenager who loves Japanese manga (comic books or graphic novels) and is a bit of an outsider. When she goes on an exchange trip to Japan, things do not turn out the way she expected. The launch is being held at Nikkei Place, a Japanese-Canadian cultural centre, at the same time as an exhibit of Shojo (girls’) manga visiting from Japan.