First of all, the free book promo is over (a while ago actually, I’m terrible at updating :P) and I’m so pleased with the results. I hope everyone who buys my book leaves a review on Amazon – I’d love your feedback!
Currently, I’m working on book 3 of the Onmyouji Chronicles and the subject is going to touch upon itako – blind women trained to be spiritual mediums in Japan. I’m still feeling out the entire structure of the story but a recent trip to Kyoto has helped to clarify some thoughts.
I’m still muddling my way through this whole writer thing, so expect blurbs to be changed every once in a while and odd updates to my blog/profile.
BTW, I’m also on Goodreads.
Again, I’d love feedback/reviews 🙂
I’m currently running a free book promotion for the first book of my onmyouji series.
It ends on 23 February 2018 midnight PST time, so don’t miss out!
Here it is, book no. 2 of my onmyouji series, and only one month later than I said it would be 😅
Once again, reviews, shares, likes, so very welcome and appreciated ❤️
To be specific, it’s an ebook!
I’m dusting off this blog again, because after years and years of writing and re-writing and endless editing, I’ve finally finished the first book of my Onmyouji Chronicles series: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, which is now available in Amazon thanks to the wonders of self-publishing.
Continue reading “I’m finally back and there’s a book!”
The concept of the four gods, also referred to as the four symbols (四象), originates from ancient Chinese astronomy. Astronomers believed there are 28 mansions or constellations spread out along the sky. They divided the sky into four quadrants – north, south, east and west, each containing 7 of the mansions, and with a divine creature ruling each quadrants. These creatures are known as the four gods: the azure dragon, vermillion bird, white tiger and black turtle. Continue reading “The Four Gods”
People have heard of out-of-body experiences, but the Japanese belief takes it a step further. According to folklore, a living spirit is what happens when a spirit leaves a living person to haunt someone, like an out-of-body experience. Supposedly, it takes a strong emotion to provoke this happening – usually hate. If a person holds a strong grudge against another, their spirit could leave their bodies to cause harm against that person, even possibly possessing it.
Continue reading “Ikiryo and Ushi no Toki Mairi”
Myths and folklore are littered with ‘villains’ in the form of an old woman. Think Baba Yaga, and virtually every old witch in the fairytales. In Japan, there is the infamous onibaba (鬼婆) from which noh plays and films have draw inspiration.
Continue reading “Onibaba”
Today’s topic is the jorougumo (女郎蜘蛛) or lady spider, as I like to call it. A spider creature that can change into a woman. Continue reading “Jorougumo”
I’m terrible at updating, I know. It’s just so easy for RL to get in the way and procrastinating and writing practically go hand-in-hand…
This time it’s about the mouryou, mainly because I like the way the Chinese characters look: 魍魎.
So pretty yet so hard to write.
Continue reading “Mouryou”
Kappas, although they’re thought to be only the size of a child, evidently enjoy exhibiting their strength in the form of sumo wrestling, and often challenge people to matches. if they win, it’s a safe bet the losers are dragged into the water, but if the kappa is the one who loses, they will keep on challenging until they win. Continue reading “Kappas! Part 2”