Category Archives: Samurai Awakening

Betrayal (Samurai Awakening Book 3)

For those of you who didn’t know, Samurai Awakening’s third installment, Betrayal is available via Kindle on Amazon worldwide.  This third book continues David’s story in rural Japan where he faces the remnants of Japanese legend. It’s free for prime subscribers and only $3.99 for purchase. I hope you enjoy it! More Information: The evil of Japanese legend is real, and has once again reawakened. As an exchange student, David Matthews expected an interesting time in Japan, but after being

Revenge of the Akuma Clan Launch

It’s November 26 and that means that my second book officially launches in the United States and will soon launch in other countries around the world. Writing a novel is a work of years and so it’s exciting to finally be able to share something with you that started back in 2010. While Revenge of the Akuma Clan is a fantasy set in Japan for the teen market, it contains many of the experiences I’ve shared right here on More

2013 Japan Writers Conference

Every year the Japan Writers Conference is an event that is free and open to the public. Those who write in English provide presentations, discussions, and workshops on a variety of subjects. Though thrown by writers for writers, it is a great opportunity for those interested in the creative process to gain new insight into a variety of fields. This year the JWC took place in Nishihara, Okinawa on November second and third. It was my first time attending the

A Year of Samurai Awakening

One year ago today Samurai Awakening, my first writing attempt longer than a blog post or school paper was published. I never set out to be an author or writer, but I have definitely found a lot of enjoyment (along with stress, worry, anxiety… you get the idea) in the process. Samurai Awakening, originally True Samurai, and then Jitsugen Samurai, was my attempt to share a bit of Japan with a younger audience, a kind of compliment to this blog.

Crystal Kite in Tokyo

This past weekend I was in Tokyo to attend and speak at the 2013 SCBWI Japan Showcase. While I was there, I was presented with the 2013 Crystal Kite award for the Asia/India/Middle East region.  My debut novel Samurai Awakening won this year’s peer chosen award. It was an honor to receive the award and I was able to meet many other Japan-based writers.  The trophy was presented by Regional Adviser Holly Thompson, author of The Language Inside. While I was

First Giveaway for Revenge of the Akuma Clan

The launch date for my second novel Revenge of the Akuma Clan the sequel to the award-winning Samurai Awakening is fast approaching.  Here’s your chance at an early copy.  The very first signed hard copy of this great new YA novel. Enter below on Goodreads.   Goodreads Book Giveaway Revenge of the Akuma Clan by Benjamin Martin Giveaway ends October 31, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win  

Announcing Revenge of the Akuma Clan

The sequel to my award-winning debut novel Samurai Awakening will be published in just a few short weeks.  I’ve taken over my own blog to ask you, my readers to help get the word out and keep More Things Japanese going.  First off, I’m sure you’d like to know a bit more about this whole book thing… Revenge of the Akuma Clan From the Jacket: It’s time for Revenge. Benjamin Martin, author of the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semi-finalist Samurai Awakening,