06 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

I Have an Announcement to Make!

I Have an Announcement to Make!

BayeMcNeil.com …And here it is! To celebrate the launch of my new website, BAYEMCNEIL.COM, here’s what I’m gonna do.  From now until  my pending trip to New York (more on that in posts to come) on March 24th, I’ll be offering each of my books (E-book versions) for: $2.99!! Yep, that’s 40% off the list price! [...]

04 March 2014 ~ 2 Comments

The World Premiere of www.BayeMcNeil.com

The World Premiere of www.BayeMcNeil.com

If you get a chance, make your way over to my new website, Baye McNeil It’s filled with all kinds of info including ongoing and upcoming projects, events and history. It was designed by my partner in all things creative and otherwise, “Tameeka” Hayashi and I. You might think of this as its first incarnation, [...]

01 March 2014 ~ 30 Comments

I Believe He’s Speaking Japanese Though

I Believe He’s Speaking Japanese Though

So, I attended the Tokyo International Literary Festival opening ceremony last night at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Shinjuku. I was on a hiiiiigh high cuz I held on to high hopes that I’d meet one of my favorite writers, the magnificent, Pulitzer-prize winning Junot Diaz! A little back story… One of my private students took part [...]

01 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why is the Crime Rate in Japan So Low?

Why is the Crime Rate in Japan So Low?

Because the criminals are easily identified…with simple English labeling at that. From the wall of my local post office (-: Loco

27 February 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Aiko’s Requiem: Beautiful

Aiko’s Requiem: Beautiful

Interviewed a potential new private student today at a cafe in Yokohama this evening. Student: it says in your profile that you’re a writer? Me: Yes. Student: That’s great! I’m a photographer. That’s why I chose you. You’re an artist like me. Me: I wouldn’t go that far… Student: oh yes! You are! I downloaded [...]

26 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

十年間 (10 Years)

十年間 (10 Years)

The following conversation took place just now in front of my school. Went out to enjoy this lovely early spring weather and watch Suns / Blazers duke it out, when a man strolls by with his chihuahua. Dog (at me): Wan wan wan (loudly, wan wan is Japanese dog talk) Me: (reaching out my hand) [...]

25 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Fertile Tadpoles are Coming for you!

Fertile Tadpoles are Coming for you!

Bonus Excerpt from my upcoming new book: Fertile Tadpoles from Chap. 2: DEJA-VOODOO Her name was Tameeka Howard. She wore her dreadlocks outside of her Fox jacket underneath a blue wool skullcap. The dreads had blond streaks bleached or woven into them. Threadlocks? Weavelocks? I hoped not. I sunk into the butter-soft leather seat of her [...]

21 February 2014 ~ 2 Comments

From my Upcoming Book: Loco in Love

From my Upcoming Book: Loco in Love

A Sneak Peak from my fourth book, to be released in Late 2014 / Early 2015, tentatively called: “Loco in Love”  (Wondering what happened to the third book? It’ll be here this summer!) So, here you are: An excerpt from Chapter 5: I Just Called to say– “Hello?” “It’s me. I just called to say hi.” [...]

04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

World Premiere of Long-Awaited Loco in Yokohama Trailer

World Premiere of Long-Awaited Loco in Yokohama Trailer

Without further ado, Here it is! The long-awaited trailer for the hit new book, Loco in Yokohama: Back in the Summer of 2013, I came up with this concept for a book trailer… I thought it was pretty killer, but I wouldn’t be able to do it alone. To pull it off I was going [...]

29 January 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Good Morning

Good Morning

I could feel it building up in my guts as I approached the taxi, but the clock was ticking. The driver noticed my approach and swung the pneumatic door open. I slid in and told him my school’s address. As he sped off I counted the seconds til he would swing that door open again [...]