This is a question our culture seems to be still trying to figure out. Yesterday Kate Lawrence explored this question in a blog post about her books’ main character, Yamabuki, a historical woman samurai in 12th-century Japan. Filed under: What others are writing about Tagged: Buddhism, Japan, Onna Begeisha, samurai, Tomoe Gozen, Woman Warrior, Yamabuki
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Kate blogs here about her main character, Yamabuki, how she’s different from other woman warriors, and how 12th-century Japan isn’t quite like what you’ve seen in most samurai movies.
Originally posted on KateLore:
The Yamabuki series is inspired by a 12th-century woman chronicled in historic writings of the times. It is said Yamabuki was beautiful and that she accompanied Yoshinaka, The Rising Sun General, and Tomoe Gozen, a more famous woman warrior o
Our new title, Cold Blood, by Katherine M. Lawrence, is out on Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited)!
“Ever kill a man?” The fencing master’s eyes searched hers. “I can see you haven’t. That takes cold blood.”
Sixteen-year-old Taka Yamabuki, royal by birth, but samurai by training, embarks upon her first mission: to deliver important dispatches to the capital. Untested and traveling alone for the first time in her life, Yamabuki encounters a vivid tapestry of natural beauty, unusual c
The new Cold Saké cover.
The novelette by Katherine M. Lawrence is available on Kindle now, and will be releasing it in paperback and on other ebook platforms in the coming weeks! Watch this space, or for the first word, sign up for our newsletter.
(Watch this space. A new Yamabuki novella is coming out later today!) Filed under: Cold Blood, Cold Saké, Katherine M. Lawrence Tagged: Amazon, Kindle, Yamabuki
The book will be available on Kindle, hardback and paperback. More info (with links) soon.
Also, we will be releasing Cold Saké in hardback and paper, as well as ePub format.
Both books will be available online and for order from your local bookshop. Filed under: Cold Blood, Cold Saké, Katherine M. Lawrence Tagged: new release
I first came across Lagrangian Points many years ago in Arthur C. Clarke’s novel A Fall of Moondust. It boggled my young mind, picturing satellites orbiting in seemingly static positions around the Moon! Of course, in fact they were orbiting Earth and the Moon, affected by and in balance with both gravitational sources. (This is what the best science fiction does: explore scientific concepts, even in passing, within a fictional story.)
This morning, while
I am not participating in NaNoWriMo this year.
Last year, I took some rather timid steps into NaNoWriMo — which is to say I signed up on the site. I didn’t provide a name (Did I want to use a pseudonym?) or project title (Which did I want to write?). I did, however, start writing. I did not reach the officially sanctioned 50,000-word target, but I did put down some 7,000 words or so. And I kept writing, arriving at around 11,000 words by New Year’s Eve.
—By which time I h