In my writing, I've always been excited to explore my Japanese heritage. I think the history and society of Japan are unique, and they deserve more press than they currently get. Although particular aspects of Japanese culture are highlighted globally, such as anime, geisha and samurai, there's a whole world of history and art and culture that often isn't exported to the larger world.
That's one reason I love incorporating elements of Japanese history and mythology into the speculative fiction I write. Today "A Farmer's Good Luck" came out at a really fantastic anthology called Tales of the Sunrise Lands, published by Guardbridge Books. It's a speculative anthology that focuses exclusively on Japanese culture and mythology, and it includes fantastic authors such as Richard Parks, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Douglas Smith and TS Rhodes, among others.
The book is being debuted today at Edge-Lit 6, a speculative fiction convention in the U.K. It will also soon be available on Amazon. I hope you enjoy reading the anthology as much as I enjoyed writing my story in it!
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with nearly a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I'm the Book Reviews Editor for the magazine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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