Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Priest Gennō Meets a Fox – The Killing Stone

“Sesshōseki, or The Killing Stone” (殺生石) is a famous Noh drama from Japan. The author is unknown, possibly Hiyoshi Saami. I found a great site that has a parallel text in both English and very readable modern Japanese: http://www.the-noh.com/en/plays/data/program_045.html The … Continue reading

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Mai’s Dream of the Secret Room – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 4

This time we finish our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). Chapter 6 begins with another report from Madoka Mori to Shibuya’s research team. They conclude that Mr. Atsugi didn’t leave the house when he disappeared. … Continue reading

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The Spirits on the Mountain Have Awakened!

The print edition of my new horror novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak, is now available for purchase at CreateSpace and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Ice-Pine-Peak/dp/1514742055/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437124990&sr=8-1&keywords=haunting+at+ice+pine+peak and https://www.createspace.com/5322052 The e-book will be out in the next few months in one volume. I’m … Continue reading

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A Séance By Candlelight – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 3

This time we continue our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). Chapter 4 is when things really start to get good. That night at 9PM, everyone gathers in a little room near the dining room, and … Continue reading

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New Book Release Preview

It looks my new novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak, is going to be available in the print edition next week, and I thought I’d preview the cover since I think it came out suitably creepy. The face is … Continue reading

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