AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: JO WU

You might recognize the subject of our Author Spotlight today - Jo Wu has been featured in all 3 of the new Insignia anthologies releases this year! I love her stories (my favorite is 'The Amaterasu Kimono' in Castles & Kimono), and she has been a pleasure to work with on these projects. Let's get... Continue Reading →

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: DEBORAH WONG

Welcome to Week 2 of Horror Matsuri! Our Author Spotlight this week introduces Malaysian writer, Deborah Wong. Deborah is a new Insignia contributor this year, with her drabble 'Confession of a Part-time Stalker' in Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles, and a story featuring here on the Insignia blog this Friday (October 9th) for Horror Matsuri titled,... Continue Reading →

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: CELESTINE TRINIDAD

It's been a little while since we shared an author interview, and with the release of Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles this week, it's the perfect time to meet some our SEA contributors! Celestine Trinidad has been an Insignia contributor since the early days, with her story 'Horse Feet' featured in Southeast Asian Fantasy. She also... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: J.M. WONG

  Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a great week. Today I'd like to introduce another new Insignia Stories contributor, J.M. Wong. She has 3 stories in the 'Japanese Fantasy Drabbles' anthology: 'At the Dinner Table', 'Hate Us, Never Love Us', and 'Lost, but Found'. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JM WONG: Born and raised in... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: EISUKE AIKAWA

  It's my honor to introduce Eisuke Aikawa, contributor to our newly-released anthology, Japanese Fantasy Drabbles. Born in Chiba in 1977, Eisuke Aikawa is a writer based in Fukuoka. He has published two collections of short stories, Hiking (2017) and Kumo wo hanareta tsuki (2018). His short fiction has appeared in venues such as Bungakukai,... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: SHEENAH FREITAS

  After a short break, our Author Spotlight Series is back! Meet one of our regular short story contributors, Sheenah Freitas. Sheenah also has micro pieces in our soon-to-be-released Japanese Fantasy Drabbles anthology! A geek at heart, Sheenah Freitas has a love for the whimsical and magical. She looks to animated Disney movies and Studio... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: HEATHER EWINGS

Next in our Author Spotlight series is one of Insignia's original contributors, Heather Ewings! Heather Ewings (whose story Kitsune was published in Insignia Vol. 1 under the name Heather Jensen) is an Australian author of speculative fiction. She has a MA in History, and a fascination with myth and folklore. Aside from Insignia, Heather’s work... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: KELLY MATSUURA

Continuing our Author Spotlight series, I'd like to share my own interview this week! (Excuse the following use of third-person...)     Kelly Matsuura grew up in Victoria, Australia, but always dreamed she would live abroad.  She has lived in northern China, Michigan in the US, and over ten years in Nagoya, Japan, where she... Continue Reading →

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