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Natsuya Uesugi DuBois

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Natsuya Uesugi Author Bio (Short Bio)

Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winning  Author
Indie Manga Artist | Graphic Designer | Web Designer | Technical Writer
Human Factors UX Engineer |
Software Engineer | Systems Analyst
Cybersecurity Analyst | Former White Hat Hacker
Pronouns: He, Him, His

Natsuya Uesugi is an award winning cyberpunk scence fiction writer with a BA degree in Engish with minor in Japanese from Georgetown University,  MBA in International Management, certificate in animation/game design, certificate in graphic design, degree in music composition, and certification  in Social Engineering who has received recognition for his writing on Net Neutrality, Privacy, Cybersecurity,  LGBT Youth Homelessness, Transgender Rights, and Cyberbullying.

Natsuya is writing his dream of showcasing diverse characters in positions of power through fiction. Of Mixed Indigenous, Black and Asian heritage, his Indigenous childhood nickname stood in stark contrast to growing up speaking “the King’s English,” French and Scots Gaelic at home and learning Japanese in school. Seeing life through a lens of challenge and determination as a person with  ADHD on the Autism Spectrum, his mission is to elevate marginalized BIPoC voices often silenced and write representation creating characters we often do not see in mainstream fiction. Creating characters and stories he couldn’t find in college, he has a passion for storytelling that empowers, promotes truth, triumph and hope against insurmountable odds and educates about many who feel marginalized who often are not given a voice. As a passionate writer and manga artist, Uesugi uses his pen to create YA cyberpunk, fantasy, technothriller and yaoi and BL stories to spread positive messages that encourage young adults to live their truth and dare to be their genuine selves.

His stories have been recognized for visibility and representation focused on the effects of technology on society, climate  and the human condition. He dares to showcase personal power through a unique multi-cultural lens penning diverse, gritty real-world fiction with an anime-inspired tech noir aesthetic of in your face realness that elevates beauty, truth, pain, struggle, and triumph over adversity.

Recognition

As a Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winning Author for the technothriller grydscaen: dark, Natsuya has received recognition  for promoting visibility of the plight of LGBT Homeless Youth, LGBT teen suicide and youth mental health and has donated  earnings from the novel grydscaen: scout in 2020 to Covenant House to support homeless youth and the Navajo Nation supporting Covid-19 prevention programs. He partners with  local counseling centers providing teen transgender transition support, youth autism awareness, :trans suicide prevention support, and LGBT youth homelessness support as  a youth counselor and street outreach minister. He donates copies of his  coming of age BL manga “graphic noiz” to  Neuro-Divergent youth working with various counseling centers as part of educational  programs focused on teaching  communication skills and self-esteem to teens on the Autism Spectrum and  donates his  “grydscaen: a storm’s coming” manga about a homeless teen to LGBT  Youth  workshops for Self-Esteemv programs. Natsuya actively advocates and blogs about Suicide Prevention, Transgender Youth, and Prvacy to ehlp end the  stigma of mental illness,, stop transgender discrimination, and end cyber bullying. He also mentors Social Workers, Psychologists and Counselors working with transgender youth on coming out, being a straight alliy, and transition and is a fierce and vocal advocate for Transgender Women of Colour supporting fair and equal employment and housing programs for minotiry trans woman and teens in need.

Degrees & Education

  • Georgetown University: BA English | Focus: Japanese Language & Culture
  • University of Phoenix: MBA International Management
  • Art Institute of Phoenix:  Animation & Game Design
  • Art Institute of Phoenix: Graphic & Web Design

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Published Works

All works listed copyright Natsuya Uesugi.
grydscaen(R) is a registered trademark of Natsuya Uesugi DuBois

Published Book Excerpts 

Published Articles by Natsuya Uesugi (Sampling) 

grydscaen Taglines   

Professional Reviewers compare grydscaen to: Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Divergent, Ender’s Game,  The Matrix, Animatrix, Blade Runner, Total Recall, and William Gibson’s Neuromancer.

  • logline title: “hackers against the government”
  • logline 1: “hackers against the government in a dark and gritty cyberpunk world”
  • logline 2: “grydscaen,  dark and gritty, sexy yet cerebral (US Review of Books)
  • logline 3: “as dark as it gets” (Rainbow Gold Reviews)
  • tagline 1: “Whose side are you on?”
  • tagline 2: “Hackers Unite. Hack Till You’re Dead.”
  • tagline 3: “All Hail the Packrat Code!”
  • tagline 3: “Welcome to the Real Real World.”

Awards

Traditional Media   

  • New York Times Book Review  —  grydscaen: dark (2021)
  • LA Times  —  grydscaen: beginnings (2021)
  • Publisher’s Weekly  —  grydscaen: beginnings (2020)
  • Reader’s Digest  —  grydscaen: tribute
  • New York Times Book Review —  grydscaen: beginnings
  • New York Times Book Review —  grydscaen: retribution

Awards & Award Nominations  

  • 2021 Literary Titan Book Award Winner [Best Book]
  • 2021 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards Nominee [YA Social Issues]
  • 2021 Purple Dragon Book Awards Nominee [YA Fiction]
  • 2021 International Rubery Book Award [Best Book]
  • 2020 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Nominee [Thriller]
  • 2020 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Nominee [Science Fiction]
  • 2019 Indie Manga Cover Design Award — grydscaen: atonement
  • 2019 Indie Mangaka Cover Design Award — grydscaen: scout manga
  • 2018 Creative Conscience Award [LGBT Homelessness ]

Book Reviews

Book Trailers 

Animated Trailers

Character Designs & grydscaen Tarot | RPG Trading Card Game  —  Concept Art 

Radio Interviews featuring Natsuya Uesugi

Podcasts Videos featuring Natsuya Uesugi

Articles about Natsuya Uesugi 

Target Audience

Demographic | Primary Angle

  • Appeal to Young Adult age 10 to 30
  • YA Young Adult “geek” enthusiasts
  • Anime lovers | Otaku | Manga enthusiasts
  • Gamers (Final Fantasy | Watch Dogs | Detroit Become Human | Galerons Ash)
  • Readers who love SciFi Fantasy Adventure and lore-driven stories
  • Readers of SciFi Cyberpunk and Dystopian stories

Media Categories

  • Geek culture | Tech | IT | Cosplay | Gamer | Anime
  • YA outlets
  • Book reviews
  • LGBT outlets
  • Social Issues
  • Social Justice
  • Liberal | Progressive
  • Anime | Otaku

Marketing Plan

PR | Publicity

  • Author Press Kit
  • Author Interviews
  • Professional Reviews
  • Reader Reviews
  • Press Releases

Endorsements

  • Professional Gallery Artist | SEO Data Analytics – Wonky Data
  • Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Expert in Cyber Warfare
  • Transgender Youth Counselor
  • Professional Manga Translator (French)

Public Speaking | Platform Growth

  • Outreach Projects — LGBT Homeless Youth | LGBT Teens | Indigenous Youth
  • Phoenix ComicCon | Tempe Library Fan Fest | Tempe Book Festival
  • Online Book Launch Events (YouTube | Facebook)
  • Promotional Items — Bookmarks, Postcards, Stickers, buttons, silence game badges
  • Promotional Items – grydscaen RPG Game Character Trading Cards
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “Hackers Unite” Face Masks
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen branded hand sanitizer
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen quarantine & “mask up” stickers
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “wear a mask save a life” PSA postcards
  • YouTube — grydscaen animated shorts
  • YouTube – animated “scout” web series (grydscaen: scout manga)
  • YouTube – animated “a storm’s coming” web series (grydscaen manga)
  • Web Series  – grydscaen “darkness” web novella (grydscaen: scout)
  • Twitter story – grydscaen “Flowers of Evil” (Twitter story)

Collaboration

  • Guest Blogging on Cybersecurity | Character Design Course
  • Live Interviews – Radio | Podcasts
  • Donating Branded Covid-19 Face Masks
  • grydscaen supports Homeless Youth | Covenant House

Internet Marketing

Additional Opportunities

  • Local Library Book Donations
  • LGBT Youth Outreach (Coming Out | Pronouns | Safe Schools)
  • Youth Outreach (ADHD | Autism | LGBT Youth | Anti-Bullying | Suicide Awareness)

Contact Information

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 Media Kits and Author Press Kits for Natsuya Uesugi are available at the links above. Physical print press kits available June 2021. grydscaen story bible in grydscaen: beginnings. grydscaen character art bible coming 2021 Winter.

To request PDF press kits or and the new physical print kits when available, or to request author interviews or Review ARCs, contact natsuyauesugi@natsukoarts.com