Kelly Matsuura


Kelly Matsuura grew up in Australia, and graduated from Victoria University with a degree in Asian Studies. She has lived in China and Japan, and now lives with her Japanese husband in Michigan, USA.

Her writing focuses on contemporary and fantasy stories with Asian characters and settings, however she enjoys writing western-style stories occasionally as well.

She is a preliminary reader for The Wild Rose Press, and has several paranormal romance novellas she hopes to complete and publish in 2013/2014.

Where to find Kelly Matsuura online


Insignia: Chinese Fantasy Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
INSIGNIA Vol.2 includes 6 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Rated 13+
Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
INSIGNIA Vol.1 includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.
Parting Skies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Parting Skies is an anthology of six light fantasy stories, ranging in length from 600 – 4300 words. Stories: The Drumming, Into the Dawn, The Cardinal, A Beautiful Day, Never Seen, Two Hearts.
Stirring Winds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
‘Stirring Winds’ is an Asian Literature Anthology, centering on the theme of life changes and significant moments. It contains six stories: five set in Japan and one in China, ranging in length from 900 – 3000 words.

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  • Wraith's Cry on Aug. 06, 2013

    Adriana moves back to her home town and fills in for the local doctor for several months. She reconnects with Jeff, a high school friend and ex-lover, but their first night together is interrupted by a scary, unexplainable event. Over the next few days, Adriana is terrorized by an unknown entity, or is she just hallucinating? Her fear of being mentally unstable is very real, until the truth comes to light... I enjoy a good ghost story, and this one blend's well with a sweet romance storyline. I loved the Australian countryside setting; it reminded me of the tv shows I watched and the books I read growing up in regional Victoria. Although a short book (it's one of Boroughs Publishing's Lunchbox Romances), the characters were well-developed and the story had a satisfying and complete ending. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Gilbert's stories soon.