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 now lives permanently.
Kelly has published numerous short stories online; in group anthologies; and in several self-published anthologies. Her stories have been published by Visibility Fiction, Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing, A Murder of Storytellers, and Ink and Locket Press.
She majored in Asian Studies at university, and (sometimes) studies Japanese, Chinese and German. Her other hobbies include cooking, knitting, sewing, and traveling.
As the creator and editor for The Insignia Series, Kelly uses her knowledge of Asian cultures to help other indie authors produce great diverse stories and to share the group’s work with a new audience.
Kelly’s blog/website: www.blackwingsandwhitepaper.com
Facebook: Kelly Matsuura/Kelly Noro Author
Twitter: Kelly Matsuura
Stories included in The Insignia Series Anthologies:
‘Moon Shadow’ and ‘The Waiting World’ (Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories).
‘The Great Qilin’, ‘Maidens of the Yangze’ and’ The Ghost Bride’ (Insignia: Chinese Fantasy Stories).
‘Never Seen’ (Insignia: Southeast Asian Fantasy)
‘Ribbons & Bones’ (Insignia: Asian Fantasy Stories)
‘Apsaras’ Dance’ (Insignia: Asian Birds & Beasts)
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