Since this isn't a news service, I've listed recent updates for return visitors. Now you don't have to go through the whole website to see what's different. The "News" tab will highlight important information. This "Recent Updates" page will include the occasional changes to the website.
April 4, 02017
Updated the main page to include podcast information for an interview I did on Nerds Take on the World.
September 26, 02012 Added the Student Interviews page for prospective Georgtown University students.
August 22, 02012 Updated the home page with information on my recently published essay. Moved the “Thank You” section from the home page to the newly renamed Old News section. There were also minor changes in Order Page and Biography. Of significance is that the price of Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe dropped from $35.00 to $19.99 which has resulted in a 900% increase in softcover sales over the past six months.
October 10, 2011 Deleted old sections and included a thank you letter to the home page.
June 28, 2011 French Translations section deleted.
September 2, 2010 A newspaper article on a comatose patient was added to the French Translations section.
May 21, 2010 I added a video of my 2002 appearance on ABC's World News Now.
January 22, 2010 A quick revamp. Several pages were deleted. Other information was moved around. Expect more changed in upcoming weeks for more focus on my personal projects. A new section entitled "French Translations" has been added. The first article is an open letter from a Hatian brother to the people of Haiti, France, and the United States.
November 13, 2008 A new video was posted today. It's a funny gem of dancers competing for the 2008 presidential election. Enjoy!
September 8, 2008 A new link was added for Will Brooker's online article: Returning to Mos Eisley: A Review of the Trilogy DVD. Will has been a long time correspondent knowledgeable on Star Wars and popular culture. He is a professor at Kingston and a Star Wars expert by profession.
September 3, 2008 The homepage was updated to give information on the availability online of Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe. It's available around the globe. Also, the outdated ComicCon banner was moved to the news section. In the near future, I should be announcing book talks for New York and Washington, DC.
July 21, 2008 An update on the debut of Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe at Comic-Con was added on the home page. The possibility of an appearance for a book signing is still yet to be decided. Click on the Comic-Con icon for more information on the convention. Click on the icon for the book on the home page to purchase the book directly from McFarland Publishing.
July 6, 2008 A "News Flash" section was added to the home page. It announces Jamilla's appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego.
May 6, 2008 A new section, entitled "Writers and Writing" were added in the Links section. It includes the website for Russell Whitfield, who just had his new book published by Myrmidon Books in the UK. It's entitled Gladiatrix. I've also added a "Silly Links" section with two websites on ninjas and pirates. You can't take things too seriously in life. Click on the "Links" tab.
April 27, 2008 I added a new section for videos. Click on "Videos" under the "Links" tab. The YouTube video added shows a Japanese swordsman cutting an arrow flying toward him.
April 22, 2008 Two links were added today. One for Michael Kaminski's e-book The Secret History of Star Wars. Another for an artist friend of mine - Greg Angus. Click on the "Links" tab on the main page.
April 16, 2008 A link for an interview for the Star Wars: Revelations production. Click on "Biography Links" in the "Biography" tab. Then click the Revelations Link. I talk about the lightsaber choreography I created for this production.
Another link for the Star Wars: Revelations film was added to the "Link" tab. Click on "Star Wars: Revelations" in the "Movie Link" section. Here you can download the entire 45 minute film.
April 06, 2008 I updated the homepage to the website to reflect a title change of my book with McFarland. After an exchange of ideas, my editor changed the title of the book from Sword Fighting in the Mythology of Star Wars to Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe: Historical Origins, Style and Philosopy.
April 02, 2008 A link to a 2002 interview from Echostation.com was added. Click on "Biography Links" in the "Jamilla Biography" tab. There's also a new section on how you (friends and patrons) can help me get word out about my book. Click on the "Need Your Help Tab." The "Links" tab is also updated a little. More useful links for Star Wars and sword enthusiasts will be posted in the near future.
March 22, 2008 I've included a new tab entitled "Why Buy the "Old" Book?" Check it out. It's even got a surprise for those who want to buy a copy of the book. I've also added links to the Wizard World section in the "In the News" tab.
March 17, 2008 Complete revamping of the entire website. It's got a new look and a new emphasis as a personal website. I'll be updating the website every week so check here to see what's new and what's changed.
Shimmering Sword refers to the lightsabers of Star Wars. It's also the title of my first book.