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It’s been a very trying month, and yet rewarding. At the beginning of the month, I found out that my science fiction novella/novellette Adam’s Stepsons had won an award (Readers’ Favorite). The next day, I was selected as a Featured Author by BookWorks. And then less than a week later, Adam’s Stepsons got another award, […]
Enter for a chance to win ONE of TEN copies of the award-winning psychological scifi novellette Adam’s Stepsons! Runs from October 13 to November 15 on Goodreads. Click here for details on the story. Click here to enter!
BookWorks has selected me as their weekly “Featured Author.” Please check out the BookWorks pages for me and for Adam’s Stepsons, where you will find a free Chapter 1 (PDF). http://bit.ly/2fOVB4X
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Category Archives: holidays
Friday, my two daughters (aged 7 and 4) and I set off on a four-hour bullet train (Shinkansen) ride without my wife. She did see us off at the Shin-Osaka bullet train station, but since she had a week-long business … Continue reading
There are lots of parties in Japan. Parties when people get hired. Parties when people retire. Parties when a sporting event is held. Parties when a building is officially opened. Parties to “forget the year,” and parties to start the new one. Even parties to celebrate the release of a new book. Continue reading
It seems like no coincidence that Nana-kusa is at the beginning of the final solar period of winter. Continue reading
As I wrote a couple days ago, I’ve been spending the New Year’s holidays with my wife’s family in Kagoshima for a decade now. In that span of time, there have been five children born into the immediate extended family, … Continue reading
After a series of fairly serious blog posts related to an ongoing complaint against Amazon (which was somewhat, but not entirely, resolved), I thought it was about time to post about a slightly more innocuous topic: Making pottery at the … Continue reading
I’ve spent the past five New Year’s at my in-laws’ house in Kagoshima, in the southern island of Kyushu. “Family” consists of my wife’s parents, my brother-in-law (who works at a hospital and is usually on call and/or working throughout … Continue reading