Dutiful Daughter…

is now published. A dark look at how a daughter’s love and science intersect.

A rant and a vent

(as posted on my Twitter, edited for grammar and flow)

SG news is “let us have a detailed look at the 40 cases!” level of kaypoh, panic and boomer auntie gossip. No wonder psychological defence failed, because you depend on rumour, gossip and panic.

But SG news will put up the same kind of BS again and again: zika, dengue, diabetes. They did the same for SARS too.

I am ranting a lot, because I am *scared* and the constant stoking of/harping on the virus news isn’t helping my anxiety. The spouse says that my anxiety seems worse than when we had SARS in Singapore. Probably because I had a bad SARS year and that now I am also older.

It’s fear and fear of the unknown that terrifies me. And that I had a shitty year in 2003 (pregnant, new school, then was fired). Plus SARS and the news’ constant panic-stoking, because it’s “news” and they would harp on it until the cows come home.

Yes, it’s 17 years ago. But memories are still fresh. Now we have social media and the mass media’s massive freakout (because let’s face it – they want eyeballs for their shite news).

I know this *will* pass, but right now, I have moments of anxiety and panic. (plus I have things on my mind, plus new book! – so cognitive therapy it is). Spare me the gaslighting though – hugs are appreciated, I hope you understand.


It’s… February. Happy Imbolc to those who celebrate and a Happy Lunar New Year to folks still celebrating (we have 15 days!).  In the midst of joy, fear and anxiety (no thanks to the fear-mongers), what do I have in store for February?

1. BOOK TWO (of YA Fantasy): I need to send it to my editor.

2. Mice.

3. Prep for my birthday (in March).

Happy Lunar New Year of the Golden Rat!

Happy Lunar New Year!


Next week!


Cover Reveal! ‘Japanese Fantasy Drabbles’ (Insignia Drabbles #1)

I am in this!


Happy New Year, everyone!

I’m very excited to share the cover for our upcoming anthology: Japanese Fantasy Drabbles. It is the first planned release in the new Insignia Drabbles series. I haven’t decided the release date yet, but it will likely be mid-February.

For now, enjoy the cover!

~Kelly Matsuura~


This anthology includes 80 drabbles (100-word stories) inspired by Japanese folklore and yōkai tales, as well as original fantasy and science fiction pieces. You’ll find wicked cats and dragons; ghosts and monsters; spaceships and time travelers; and much more. This collection has it all!


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Looks like a lovely number too. 🙂
Happy New Year!
What do I have in store for the first month of 2020? 
1. Back to exercise!
2. Wuxia ttrpg.
3. Edit Book 2.
4. LUNAR NEW YEAR MICE! (since Lunar New Year falls on the 25th of January!)
Thank you so much for your support in 2019. Here’s to 2020!

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