INSIGNIA Vol.1 includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.
PART I: Young Adult/Adventure Tales
'Kitsune' by Heather Jensen
'Megumi's Quest' by Joyce Chng
'The Bakeneko' by Holly Kench
'Moon Shadow' by Kelly Matsuura
PART II: Adult/Literary Tales
'Towards the Light' by Aislinn Batstone
'Restoration' by Chris Ward
'Sanctuary' by Chris White
'Becoming Hashihime' by Holly Kench
'The Waiting World' by Kelly Matsuura
About the Author
Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but always dreamed she would live abroad. She has lived in northern China and Michigan in the US, and over ten years in Nagoya, Japan, where she now lives permanently. Kelly has published numerous short stories online; in group anthologies; and in several self-published anthologies. Her stories have been published by Visibility Fiction, Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, A Murder of Storytellers, and Ink and Locket Press. She majored in Asian Studies at university, and currently studies Japanese, Chinese and German. Her other hobbies include cooking, knitting, sewing, and traveling. As the creator and editor for The Insignia Series, Kelly uses her knowledge of Asian cultures to help other indie authors produce great diverse stories and to share the group’s work with a new audience.