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Book trailer for Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master

Katherine M. Lawrence’s Cold Blood begins the tale of 17-year-old Yamabuki, daughter of a warlord, trained in sword and bow, on her first solo mission—to deliver three scrolls to the Imperial City.

Sword of the Taka Samurai book series trailer (and incidentally, sneak-peak cover reveals)

We thought it was long overdue to create some book trailers for Katherine M. Lawrence’s Yamabuki books, so here is the first

Cold Heart

Cold Heart coming January ’18

We‘re pleased to announce that Katherine M. Lawrence‘s next installment in the Sword of the Taka Samurai series is finally here. Readers and fans have been very patient. Thank you!

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Cold Saké, first of our large-print editions

We released our first large-print edition with Cold Sake because accessibility matters, and we want everyone to be able to read about Yamabuki.

The medieval Japan of Yamabuki

Today, Katherine M. Lawrence blogs a bit about Japan in 1172, when the events of Sword of the Taka Samurai take place. Take a peek.

Heroines of Fantasy review of Cold Blood

“You don’t write an excellent story by accident.”

Who is the woman hero?

Kate blogs here about how Yamabuki is different from other woman warriors, and how 12th-century Japan isn’t quite like what you may have seen in some samurai movies.

Cold Blood

Cold Blood, by Katherine M. Lawrence, now available

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Times for submissions

Call me old school. I started writing on typewriters. And that meant Courier was the font. (Actually I liked Elite a bit more, but I digress.) You typed your pages in Courier, and you typed them double spaced. If you search online for manuscript formatting today, you find recommendations — and they are quite particular—for the same thing: Courier double-spaced. Today at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, though, four working editors in traditional publishing said they pretty much hate Courier....

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Independent Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

You’ve finally done it—you’ve completed your novel! Now what? The pros and cons of independent and traditional publishing options

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E is for eBooks

What is a “book” anyway?