Happy New Year’s 2013

Slide12012 was an amazing year for me.  It was my first full year on Kumejima, my first novel was published by Tuttle Publishing, and I had many amazing experiences thorough it all.  New Year’s is one of the most important times in Japan.  If you’d like to learn more, checkout my various blog posts on New Year’s.

Since New Year’s is such a big deal here, and because I appreciate the support of every reader, I’ve decided to release The Tanner’s Daughter early and for free.  You can now download a free digital copy for your favorite platform from Smashwords.  It will also soon be available from your favorite ebook stores.

This holiday season, I hope you’ll curl up with a few good books.  Thanks for reading and have a great year in 2013 and beyond.


Benjamin Martin