3/11:The Fallout

3/11:The Fallout
Just what the heck is going on?

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Tomo Reviewed

TOMO, the YA anthology published to draw attention to the thousands of young people orphaned and made homeless by the 3/11 tsunami, has received another mass-media review. This is in the August edition of the Japan-orientated magazine "Eye-Ai", published by Riverfield Inc.

Just ignore the J-Pop bimbos on the cover. I know it's embarrassing - so put it in a brown paper bag or something.

The article, written by Louise George Kittaka.

J P Catton, author of "Staring at the Haiku" and co-founder of Excalibur Books, can be seen on the extreme left.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Another good review

Thanks for Phil May for this four-star review of “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” up on his YA site. I am reprinting the first paragraph here:
In a little break from the norm, ReadItDaddy was fortunate enough to be sent a Young Adult fiction novel recently. I’m usually pretty polite about such things, making it clear that ReadItDaddy is predominantly a children’s picture book blog but the novel in question had the sort of premise that drew me straight in. So for today’s review, ReadItDaddy dips a toe into YA reviewing with John Paul Catton’s excellent novel “Moonlight, Murder and Machinery”.
It was the premise that had me hooked straight away. I’m extremely inspired by anything vaguely steampunky, mostly because of the works of Pat Mills and Bryan Talbot on the “Nemesis the Warlock” stories from 2000AD but since then, the genre has exploded and now Steampunk is more popular than ever.
But with “Moonlight, Murder and Machinery” we have “A gothic re-imagining of the Frankenstein story, set in a steampunk regency England where Steam has been outlawed” and it’s very easy to see why I had to take a look at this book, after a description like that …
You can read the full review here.