About the Authors

John Paul Catton

John is a British writer based in Tokyo, and also lecturer in Media Studies and Communications at the Kanda Institute, Tokyo. He is the author of the YA Urban Fantasy trilogy “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy and its companion volume, “The Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology”. He also writes in the rather perplexing sub-genres of Retrofuture and New Pulp, with “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”, a literary mash-up of Frankenstein, Jane Austen and the X-Men, and the Retrofuture short story collection series “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow”.

Connect with him through this blog and the following social media links:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ExcaliburBooks/
Twitter: @jpcatton
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnpaulcatton/

Charles Kowalski 

Charles writes both adult thrillers and fantasy for younger readers. His debut thriller, MIND VIRUS, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Award and was a finalist for the Killer Nashville Claymore Award (Best Thriller) and the Adventure Writers’ Grandmaster Award. He has lived in Japan for over 20 years.

Zoe Drake 

Zoe is an Australian writer, journalist and photographer currently based in Sydney, Australia. She is the author of “Dark Lanterns”, a collection of ghost stories inspired by Japanese folk tales and urban legends; the novel “Dead Hand Clapping”, about the hunt for a serial killer in turn-of-the-millennium Tokyo; and “The Mists of Osorezan”, a work of Cosmic Horror set in London, Venice and the remote Japanese countryside.

Connect with her through this blog and the following social media links:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/zoedrakeauthor/
Twitter: @ExcaliburBKS


Cody L. Martin  

Cody L. Martin is an American writer living in Japan. An avid sci-fi fan, he wrote his first screenplay in high school and has branched out into sci-fi and action novels. He has written articles about Star Trek, science fiction fandom, comic book movies, and living in Japan for various magazines and websites. He is the author of “Adventure Hunters: Similitude.” He lives in Yamaguchi with his beautiful wife, Yoko. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys watching movies, reading, and listening to Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, and other J-pop singers.

Connect with him at the following social media links:
Resonant Blue: http://codylmartin.blogspot.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/CodyLMartin
Twitter: @codylmartin1701
Instagram: codylmartin1701


Jamie Carter

Jamie is the author of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, a biography of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures in Rock Music. Jamie started his career in music journalism at the age of 22, with the Pop column for the Sheffield Evening News. He has written for the New Musical Express, London listings magazine City Limits, style magazine The Face, plus Mojo, Uncut and Esquire. He is also the author of “Cold Snaps”, documenting northern England’s music scene.

Connect with him through this blog and the following social media links:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/jasonzodiac/
Twitter: @ExcaliburBKS


Jacob William Smith 

Journalist, poet, part-time DJ and all-round maverick , J. W. Smith has the thankless task of trying to administer and organize the loose global collaboration of writers and artists that is Excalibur Books.

Connect with him through this blog and the following social media links:
Twitter: @ExcaliburBKS


9 Responses to About the Authors

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  2. Joe Crowe says:

    To John Paul Catton:

    This is Joe Crowe from RevolutionSF — your book sounds great, send it my way!

    Joe Crowe
    417 Black Creek Road
    Birmingham AL 35217

  3. John says:

    Hi Joe, thanks for your comment! Can you get in touch with me at albionjpc@jcom.home.ne.jp? Thanks!

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