Shogo Oketani and I share the story behind writing the APALA award-winning YA novel, “Jet Black and the Ninja Wind” on this wonderful audio site featuring Maya Angelou, Neil Gaiman, Sherman Alexie, Andrea Pinkney, and so many of our heroes!

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Thank you Midwest Book Review for covering Jet Black. Our favourite line:

“It’s fine to add elements of history and international intrigue into a novel for any age group; but add wider issues of environmental and cultural preservation, greed, and choices about direction and how to handle others’ motivations, and that’s where the real essence of a quality piece has the opportunity to evolve, separating it from the deluge of shallow leisure …