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!

Thoughts on the decade.

This decade: 1. I wrote books. 2. Spearheaded werewolf in Singapore urban fantasy. 3. Wrote YA. 4. Fire Heart. 5. Taught students (and might go back to teaching again). Yeah, I survived. 😀

And I wrote werewolf in space space opera too! Take that, sff snobs! (that’s no. 6) 7. I lived through medical scares, ops and stuff. I am tenacious!

Adding on: my writery trajectory is different from others. The key thing to note is that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Paths are often determined by privilege (or lack of it), opportunity (or lack of it), access (tied to the first two factors) (or lack of it).

I don’t fit “normal” norms of writery “success”. It’s time we relook at how we define success. At the beginning, I thought getting a lit agent and big book deal was the Thing. At the end, all changed. I couldn’t afford to sacrifice my health to a false life.

A false life composed of fawning, back-scratching, ladderism and throwing people under the bus. That’s just NOT me. 45 means living life honestly and truthfully. Not lying, not throwing people under just to achieve that seat at that table.

Happy Holidays and Dong Zhi!



A Yule Poem

As we head

toward a new


Let us be without fear.

Courage, bright

as the rising sun,

Let us face it as one.



Thank goodness it’s Dec!

In a way, I am glad that November is over and 2019 is almost done. 
So, what do I have in store for you?
1. Yule Mice!
2. Dong Zhi/Winter Solstice!
3. Stuff (still in planning!)

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