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Amanda Sun Thanks for asking! I have a new book coming in 2016, but I'm afraid that's all I can divulge at the moment ^_^…moreThanks for asking! I have a new book coming in 2016, but I'm afraid that's all I can divulge at the moment ^_^(less)
Amanda Sun When I was little I had a book of myths, and one of the stories was about Amaterasu and the cave. From that moment I was fascinated by the kami and th…moreWhen I was little I had a book of myths, and one of the stories was about Amaterasu and the cave. From that moment I was fascinated by the kami and the myths surrounding them.

I also learned that kanji were originally developed to communicate with the spirit world, and so I liked the connection between writing with ink and the power of the kami. The imperial family of Japan has always traditionally been descended from Amaterasu, so this was history-turned-myth that I could use in my books. :)(less)
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An Unexpected Climb

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It’s summer in Japan, and the buzz of the cicadas cuts through the muggy heat that sticks to your skin. Thanks to a writer’s grant, I’m in Shizuoka, living in the setting of The Paper Gods as I finish the final draft of STORM. Every day is filled with details, wandering through Sunpu Park or the tunnels of Shizuoka Station, checking what kind of flowers and bush

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Martha Sweeney Thanks for connecting! Looking forward to reading some of your books. :)


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Alida Han im writing a story thats loosely based on the japanese fairytale tale of the Bamboo cutter. Can you give me some advice on writing about the historical in the modern world. as you have proven to me every time i read rain. that you are a role model and expert in that writing genre. (<*^*>)


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Amanda, looking forward to reading your books :)


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