Thersa Matsuura

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My name is Thersa Matsuura. Im a Clarion West 2015 graduate and recipient of the HWAs Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship. My most recent publications are Black Static, Dark Regions Press Madhouse Anthology, and the Fortean Times. I have a story forthcoming in Alessandro Manzettis THE BEAUTY IN DEATH anthology. My short story collection (A ROBE OF FEATHERS AND OTHER STORIES) was published by Counterpoint LLC.

Im a long-term expat and have lived half my life in a small fishing town in Japan. I'm fluent in Japanese and use this to research parts of the culture that are unfamiliar to a western audience. I then spin this information into my own short fiction.

I also have a podcast: http://www.uncannyjapan.com/

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My short story is in the current issue of MANOA Literary Journal. The theme is "ON FREEDOM Spirit, Art, and State". There are some really amazing authors in there. I'm delighted and humbled to have been asked to join their likes.


My piece ("Sasa in the Rain") is a fairy tale-like story involving a man and woman from different worlds searching to be free of their lives...oh, and there are a few Read more of this blog post »
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Stuart Hi Thersa,

I have just ordered 'A Robe of Feathers' from the 'big daddy' of Internet sites - Amazon, I'm excited!!!

Stuart (Land of Kangaroos)


Stuart Hello Thersa,

Thank you for adding me as a friend, hope you have a sensational week!:)


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E.A. Thersa, Thanks for the friendship. We're in a couple of groups together. I don't have the time to participate much cause I'm frantically trying to finish my book and get it submitted. But once that's done, watch out here I come.
Council Bluffs has undergone several changes since you went to high school. Hope Japan is treating you good.


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