Tales from the Autumn Creek Land

Woman samurai archer riding and shooting

Archery and War

Hazard Sensei used to say that archery was the prefered method of fighting in old Japan. Swords were too personal. Too in close. Too involved with the opponent. Archery was “better.” In fact, the old Japanese root word for “war” is said to come from something approximate to “archery exchange.” As I draw to a …

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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.

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