Working with a master educator, author David Kudler has added two sets of resources to those already available for studying Bright Eyes, book 2 of the Seasons of the Sword novels:Continue reading Bright Eyes Resources for Teachers and Students
Welcome to the fourth port in the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt!
I’m David Kudler, and I’m writing Seasons of the Sword, a historical adventure series about a young girl who’s been pulled into a plot that may save Japan—or may destroy it. Along with another 138 members of the Alliance of Young Adult Authors, I’m participating in a word-search treasure hunt. Gather up the words, put them together to tell the story, and enter to win prizes, including free books and a $500 Amazon gift card. Read to the bottom to collect my word and get one step closer to the treasure. Continue reading YA Summer Scavenger Hunt #4!
In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt — and Risuko is part of the fun! This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes!
Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.
All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE (link will be posted soon).
There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors (including here!) will also have smaller giveaways for free books, Amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.
THE MAP (participating authors)
We are in the process of compiling a new glossary of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese words that occur in Risuko — and we’ve posted it on Risuko.net!
Check it out. If you have questions about any of these translations or about any words you’ve encountered in the book, please let us know!
Our next installment, “Chapter 1. The Left-Hand Path,” begins Risuko where she most loves to be — up in a tree, overlooking the castle of Lord Imagawa.
Before long, however, an old noblewoman forces her to the ground, and nothing will ever be the same.
We’ve built this site in preparation for the upcoming publication of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler, a young-adult historical adventure novel set in Japan during the century-long Sengoku or civil war.
Check it it out and let us know what you think of Risuko’s new home!