Author Archives: aallworden

Kindle Kids Book Creator

Found this lovely tool while reading The Write Life a few days ago and it’s really helped to pull things together for my latest children’s book. I’ve struggled to visualize how my book will look and behave on a K...

Era: The Consortium

I was recently given the opportunity to write content for Shades of Vengeance on their latest tabletop RPG game; Era: The Consortium. It’s built in a fantastic sci-fi world that has one of the most fully realized histories o...

Congratulations! Here’s Your Sushi.

I stood on the road with a pleasant face (at least I assume it was) and watched this handsome older man walk with purpose in my direction. I politely turned my head away to indicate that I had no expectations he would be speaking ...

Valentines Day in Japan

In America thousands of men are scurrying to find the perfect chocolate box, stuffed bear or arrangement of roses while in Japan it is customary for the women to deliver chocolates on Valentines day.  Stores are filled with molds ...

Hirugaya Rice Festival

February is a cold month in the Shizuoka prefecture. Temps drop to freezing or below and the wind makes it feel twice as cold. What better time to have a bonfire celebration, praying for a good growing season and harvest of rice. ...