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Prologue Two: “The Ghosts of Gunkanjima”

The following events took place 14 years before the beginning of the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy.  This novelette will be available for reading only during the competition period.  THE CONTEST IS FINISHED, SO THIS POST HAS BEEN REMOVED.      … Continue reading

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Prologue One: “The Sakura Strategy”

T he following events took place 202 years before the beginning of the  “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy.  This novelette will be available for reading only during the competition period.              THE CONTEST IS OVER, SO … Continue reading

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“Sanshu no Jingi”: Japan’s Three Mystic Treasures

ABOVE: Artist’s impression … definitely NOT the real objects. In today’s blog post … Why is the trilogy titled “Sword Mirror Jewel”?  EXCERPT FROM “THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY”: The Imperial Regalia of Japan (AKA the Three Sacred Treasures of … Continue reading

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Third Prize: “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” Trilogy – 3 Ebooks

The third prize in the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback launch Competition is the entire “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” series in ebook form! Seventeen-year-old Reiko Bergman just wants to fit in. Being half-Japanese and half-American is challenging enough in modern Tokyo, … Continue reading

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A Personal Story: The Great Storm of 1987

B Y JAMIE CARTER, AUTHOR OF “THE JASON ZODIAC FILES”.   How many people reading this remember the Great Storm of 15th October 1987, that battered southern England?  If you said yes, was it because of the notorious broadcast of … Continue reading

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The Empty Map

Halfway through the grounds of Kasaieki-mae Park, on her way home from school, Yuko Iwata stopped and stared to her left. She saw a riotous sprawl of color on the ground around one of the garbage bins. That in itself … Continue reading

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Zoe Drake Update

Zoe Drake’s author page has just been updated. Please see the menu above!

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A Day’s Walk In Downtown Tokyo

On Thursday March 10th, I went to the new site of the Tobacco and Salt Museum, to do some research for the forthcoming “Voice of the Jewel”, the explosive finale to the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy. Tokyo residents have noticed … Continue reading

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35 Years of Japan Mods Mayday

May 17th 2015 was the 35th anniversary of Japan Mods Mayday, held as always in Club Citta, Kawasaki (there is a sister event in Nagoya) – so how was it? Was it a celebration of past glories? Was it a … Continue reading

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Amazon

The Amazon.com authors page is now up here.

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