Woman Samurai

Straw snowboots of medieval Japan

Cold Trail — Samurai Footwear

Writing historic fiction can be smooth and yet not. When the wind is in our metaphoric sails, we can dash out thousands of words until we come to a hiccup. Tanith Lee spoke of this in an interview some years ago. She might write a hundred or two hundred pages … and then … in …

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"F" is for Fable

There are lots of “F” words out there–some used more often than others–some might say overused. The first is find. Finding the book. We’ve all been there—looking for that special book. You know, the one with the cool characters, with the compelling plot, and the captivating setting—that’s story we were hoping to find on the shelf of the bookstore, or available on …

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Cold Saké: Yamabuki vs. the Undead, by Katherine M. Lawrence

Judging Books and Covers

How I worked with Laura Lis Scott to create the book cover design for my Yamabuki book Cold Saké.

Photograph of Samurai Woman

This photograph was taken over a century ago. The young woman is wearing samurai gear.  Thus, it was not just during the Gempei War that women saw themselves as warriors.

Woman samurai

Woman warrior during the Gempei Wars. Several women fought in the Gempei Wars, 1180-1185, for control of Japan.

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