Author Archives: Lady Xiansa

About Lady Xiansa

Lady Xiansa is a writer, linguist, artist, and dancer. She has been a core volunteer for the Silk Screen Asian Arts Organization from 2007 to 2018 and has provided content for Pitt JCS anime events since 2011. She has taught both ESL and Beginning Korean. Her gothic horror novel, The Haunting at Ice Pine Peak, won the Bronze Award for Young Adult Fiction E-book in the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and earned the 2018 Story Monsters Approved Seal in the Tween Category.

Virtual Conference Flights of Foundry Coming Up May 16th & 17th

Next weekend, I’ll be participating in the virtual Dealers’ Room of online speculative fiction conference Flights of Foundry, which readers can get the scoop on and register for here: https://flights-of-foundry.org Programming for the event is set for May 16th and … Continue reading

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Kim Yushin’s Special Hwarang Squad – Queen Seondeok, Vol. 2 – Part 2

Continuing with more of volume 2 from Eunkyeong Ryu’s series Queen Seondeok (류은경의 “선덕여왕”), we pick up the action with chapter 3, “Yonghwa Hyangdo: Kim Yushin’s Hwarang Squad.” In the first scene, we see Kim Yusin with his Hwarang squad … Continue reading

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Hidden Crimes and the Fragility of Human Nature

I got the review from Kirkus on the final volume of The Lucky Cat Series, and this obviously was written by someone different from the reviewer of the first three books, which is what happens at that organization. They even … Continue reading

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Lucky Cat and the Gods of War Book Reading Videos

In honor of the postponed Steel City Con that was supposed to be this past weekend, I got more videos reading excerpts from my Lucky Cat Series finished. I did a more limited cosplay in this one, too, to keep … Continue reading

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Lucky Cat Chews Up the Scenery on Story Monsters At Home and New Reading Videos

I recently put together a new series of book reading videos in my special Snow Maiden cosplay for volume 2 of The Lucky Cat Series, Lucky Cat and Snow Maiden’s Vengeance. Here are the video links: Part 1 Part 2 … Continue reading

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Kaiju Unleashed! Free E-Book Giveaway For March Only

It’s done! My final volume of the Lucky Cat Series, Lucky Cat and the Kaiju Horde, is now available in print and e-book formats at Amazon.com: (Did that link show up properly? If not, you can head on up to … Continue reading

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2020 Schedule and Publication News

I’m going a little slow on my reading schedule for this blog for the moment as I get the final volume of The Lucky Cat Series finished up. I should be done with that in a few weeks along with … Continue reading

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Slaughter at Yeoraesa Temple and the Search for Munno – Queen Seondeok, Vol. 2 – Part 1

We’re kicking off 2020 by returning to last year’s Korean selection, Eunkyeong Ryu’s Queen Seondeok (류은경의 “선덕여왕”), which is a novelized version of the Korean TV show by the same name. This story comes in a three volume set, and … Continue reading

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An Ominous Murder Attempt – Land, Vol.6, Part 6

I’m going to quickly finish up this volume of the second story arc of Kyeongni Park’s Land series (박경리의《토지》) this time. The rest of part 5 has 10 more chapters to review, which is the end of the story arc. … Continue reading

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Plans to Leave Home, Plans to Return Home – Land, Vol.6, Part 5

Our final scheduled selection for 2019 is the last volume of the second story arc of Kyeongni Park’s Land series (박경리의《토지》), and it begins in the last few chapters of part 4, “Yongjingcun and Seoul.” Yongjingcun was a city in … Continue reading

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