Author: Julia Kent

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, Julia was delighted to find out that “professional book recommender” was a job. She has been working in marketing and publicity with independent Bay Area publishers ever since. She joined North Atlantic Books in 2014. She lives with her husband and two very nice cats in Oakland.

How to Write a Manga or Comic Script

To celebrate the launch of Secrets of the Ninja on July 7th, author Sean Michael Wilson explains to readers how comic books and manga are actually written. Using examples from his own book, he guides us through each step! Guest Post by Sean Michael Wilson Of course almost everyone knows about comic books, but almost no one …continue

Happy Summer Solstice

Guest Post by Robin Rose Bennett   I love the Earth Holidays. They invite the people of Earth to come together and celebrate! The spring and fall equinoxes and the winter and summer solstices are holidays (holy days) that are universally relevant to all the peoples of Earth. They are based in what is actually …continue

“Just a Little Spill”

Guest Post by Liz Cunningham   Nearly 100 miles of California coastline, and all of those who inhabit the area, have been affected by last month’s oil spill in Santa Barbara. For those wanting to help, Liz Cunningham, author of the forthcoming book Ocean Country, offers some advice.   “Just a Little Spill”   “Residents to …continue

Watch the trailer for The Diary of a Teenage Girl

First released in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s The Diary of Teenage Girl, tells the provocative and often wrenching story of fifteen-year-old Minnie Goetze, who longs for love and acceptance and struggles with her own precocious sexuality. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, “Minnie is one of the most believable teenage protagonists ever written, a complicated, contradictory child posing as a woman. Her ‘Diary’ is a …continue

Upcoming Event: Live Vegan Vibrantly (5/27-6/7)

What: Live Vegan Vibrantly When: May 27 – June 7, 2015 Where: Online Cost: Free Featuring interviews and discussions with leading plant-based diet educators, vegan chefs, athletes, activists, healers, and authors, including North Atlantic Books’ Marlene Watson-Tara, author of Macrobiotics for All Seasons, Live Vegan Vibrantly promises to provide a wealth of information for those interested in switching …continue