-   Koichi Kawato 
          (character from the manga, Rookies, by Masamori Morita)


Welcome to my site. I am a writer based in Long Beach, California.  I am the author of a novella based on Bram Stoker's Dracula, titled, Sword of the Undead.  I have also written a personal finance book, titled, $10 a Day Towards, $1,000,000, and recently published  a book, titled,  Toe Up to 10K, which is about my recovery from spinal cord injury. 

My interests are eclectic, so under the "My Interests" tab, topics will be separated.  I know writers are expected to specialize in a particular type or genre, but although there are genres and topics I prefer, I would rather not be limited.  Not to compare myself to acting greats, but James Cagney did not make only gangster flicks, nor did John Wayne make only Westerns, so why should authors do the same?

In June, 2012, I came down with meningitis, and as a result, temporarily loss the use of my legs.  I wasn't guaranteed to walk again, although doctors did think that I would walk well enough after two years.  I reached that point of "well enough"  in around a year, and although I do not walk as smoothly as I did when I became ill, the visual difference is nil.  My running speed has not yet returned, but I am confident that I will be able to run as well as I did before the illness.  I wrote a book about my recovery titled, Toe Up to 10K.  The book won a Gold Medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards in the category, non-fiction inspirational.

My first novella, Sword of the Undead, is currently out of print, in physical form. I re-titled it and will be re-issuing it in ebook format.  The new title of the book is Samurai Vampire, Book II: Sword of the Undead.  The price of the book will be $1.99, which is lower than the price for the current version. The tentative date for this release is September 1, 2016. 

Random Thoughts

I will be Interviewed on Book Club with John Austin 

The Book Club with John Austin is a radio show that broadcasts on WTAN-AM1340 in Tampa Florida, and KLRG-AM in Little Rock Arkansas. I will be interviewed on a show that will air on November 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM Eastern time. The show will also be streamed on the internet on www.tantalk1340.com. Two authors wil be interviewed, so I don't know if I will be the forst author or the second author.

2010 West Hollywood Book fair 

It figures that this took place during one of the hottest days in Los Angeles' history.  Obviously over 100 degrees, and I think that affected the turnout - that it wasn't as attending as many people as most of would have liked.  Still lots of good panel and interesting people I met.

I started a blog 

I started a blog titled, Samurai action.  In it, I'll post about samurai related subjects such as famous samurais and clans, terms in samurai movies, themes of samurai movies, movie reviews. These posts will include samurai related subjects such as ninjas and other historical periods of Japan before and after samurai periods, such as the Heian period.

Adam Frey Passed Away on December 26, 2009 

Adam Frey, the Cornell wrestler whose fight with cancer I had been following through his blog, passed away this afternoon.  He was 23 years old.  My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.  He will continue to be an inspiration to all those he touched.

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