Dreaming of Mountains…

Dreaming of Mountains…

With the Coronavirus closing down all of the trails (and almost everything else) in Japan for the last two months, I’ve missed seeing spring burst through the mountains. I’ve missed the cherry blossoms. The irises, the azaleas And the start of the hydrangeas (many of which are still in bloom). I am aware that I am fortunate, that flowers and mountains are the things I miss the most. Many people have suffered, and are suffering far more than I–and it saddens me daily to think about the condition of the world right now (for many reasons, coronavirus being only one).

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Happy Release Day, GHOST OF THE BAMBOO ROAD!

Today marks the release date for the seventh Hiro Hattory mystery – with my favorite cover to date. This time, Hiro and Father Mateo find themselves facing their strangest killer yet . . . When a vengeful spirit terrorizes a mountain village, Hiro and Father Mateo must save the villagers from the phantom’s wrath. January 1566: En route to Edo, Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo spend the night in a rural mountain village whose inhabitants live in terror of a legendary vengeful ghost. When the innkeeper’s wife is murdered and Father Mateo’s housekeeper, Ana, is blamed

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A Ghostly Chat With Kerry Schafer’s Creativity Quest!

Last week, I had a fantastic podcast chat with my close friend, and fellow author, Kerry Schafer (aka Kerry Ann King) about Japanese ghost stories, climbing mountains, and the importance of following your dreams. I even shared the background for the upcoming Hiro Hattori mystery, GHOST OF THE BAMBOO ROAD, which releases on November 12! Click through and listen at the links below! Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/authorsontheair/daring-to-chase-your-dream-with-guest-author-susan-spann Anchor FM: https://anchor.fm/creativity-quest/episodes/Daring-to-Chase-Your-Dream-with-guest-author-Susan-Spann-e8504f/a-au90pv Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6g0K5fD8nxs3up2MEKA0Dy Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daring-to-chase-your-dream-with-guest-author-susan-spann/id1460034931?i=1000454802345 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/creativity-quest/e/53162971 Google play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9hODBiMDRjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz&episode=ZTQ3YWFjMGItZjE3MS1iNTFlLTQzOTUtODNkNmEzNGNjNDI5 Overcast: https://overcast.fm/+R_eo7B8L8 Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/creativity-quest-6nMl0Y

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