David Kudler is a writer and editor living just north of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife Maura Vaughn and their daughters. And their cat. And many guppies.
He serves as the publisher of Stillpoint Digital Press. Since 1999, he has overseen the publications program for the Joseph Campbell Foundation. He has edited three posthumous volumes of Campbell's unpublished writing and lectures and overseen editions of nine additional print titles, the most recent being the third edition of the seminal Hero with a Thousand Faces. In addition, he has shepherded the creation of nearly twenty hours of video and over thirty hours of audio recordings. Of late, much of his focus has been creating new ebook editions of Campbell's classic titles.
His novel Risuko is a young adult historical adventure novel (whew! lots of qualifications on that!) set in Japan during the Civil War era.
He's a passionate reader of mysteries, fantasy and whatever else he can get his hands on. He is a story addict.
David Kudler, author of Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale, is releasing a series of prequels to his upcoming teen historical novel novel. Available to subscribers, Kunoichi Companion Tales introduce characters and themes from the Seasons of the Sword novels, and are currently available exclusively to Risuko subscribers.
One of history’s most amazing armies is born—and its soldiers wear silk robes. On the road, mired in her own grief, Mochizuki Chiyome, a Japanese war widow, encounters two young girls who open her eyes to a whole new purpose in life — and a new way to end Japan's century of bloodshed. (Sengoku-era historical adventure short story.)
Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan — or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems. (YA Historical Adventure)
Some heroes are strong. Some are brave. And some, like Raven, are clever.
In this adaptation of a beloved tale out of the Pacific Northwest, Raven outwits the Old Chief of the tribe that lives above the sky and brings sunlight back to a grateful world. Like winter stories told around the world, this tale is a fun reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always light coming.
The town of Chelm is famous for having the silliest townspeople in the world. And the silliest one of all was Shlomo the Dreamer....
Follow Shlomo on his journey as he leaves Chelm behind on the first day of Hanukkah to visit the city of his dreams, and finds that it looks very familiar!
Sachiko and Kenji just want to welcome the new year in the proper way, but their mother tells them they don't have the money for a New Year's feast.
An act of generosity brings help from an unexpected source in this heartwarming Japanese classic.
May the Seven Gods of Luck visit you!