June 15, 2016
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.55 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
David Kudler is a writer and editor living just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife, actress, teacher, and author Maura Vaughn, their author-to-be daughters, and their apparently non-literary cats. His teen historical novel Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale, set in sixteenth century Japan was released in June, 2016. He is currently working on the sequel, Bright Eyes. He serves as publisher for Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, for which he has edited three posthumous volumes of Campbell's previously unpublished work (Pathways to Bliss, Myths of Light and Sake & Satori) and managed the publication of over fifty print, ebook, print, audio, and video titles, including the third edition of the seminal The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Currently, David serves as vice-president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association.
James Egan, Los Angeles, California, is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of Wild at Heart Films. He is a professor at the University of Southern California's Graduate School of Cinematic Arts. Egan serves as a National Trustee on the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation, which works with entertainment professionals to train wounded members of the military, aiding them in finding careers in the film and television industry.
"Tight, exciting, and thoughtful... The characters are nicely varied and all the pieces fit into place deftly" -- Kirkus Reviews "Risuko is an artfully crafted novel that evokes a heavy sense of place and enchantment.... Risuko's development and evolution are fascinating to watch in this powerful and relentless coming-of-age adventure."--Foreword Reviews (spotlight review) "It is easy to invest in the characters, and once the reader starts this book, it's almost impossible to put it down. Risuko goes through a lot of character growth throughout the book. An entertaining story with excellent writing and haunting descriptions, a relatable heroine, and fast-paced writing." -- InD'tale Magazine