Katherine M. Lawrence

Biography

For several years, Katherine M. Lawrence has been researching and writing the adventures of Yamabuki, an actual historic female samurai who lived in the Heian Era of Japan. Inspired by several decades in the martial arts halls led by women -- Ja Shin Do, the San Jose State University Kendo Club, and Pai Lum White Lotus Fist-Crane style -- Katherine set out to write about the experiences of women who train in warriors skills...and Yamabuki in particular.

Katherine graduated from the University of Washington with a BA degree in both History and Chemistry, and continued with work on a Masters in History at the Far Eastern and Slavic Institute. She also received an MBA from Harvard University.

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Cold Heart: Yamabuki vs. the Shinobi Priest (Sword of the Taka Samurai, Book Three)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018 by Toot Sweet Ink. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
All that stands in the way of love is a Cold Heart. The young woman samurai. The ambitious warlord who loves her. His beautiful sister who challenges her. And the assassin determined to kill her. The adventures of Yamabuki continue in this full-length 83,000-word novel, Book Three of Sword of the Taka Samurai.
Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master
Series: Sword of the Taka Samurai, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,540. Language: American English. Published: August 24, 2016 by Toot Sweet Ink. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
In ancient Japan, a warlord's only daughter, trained since childhood as a samurai, must travel through realms controlled by rival factions on a mission known only to her father. Veiled in the guise of an ordinary warrior, not even revealing that she is female, she must fight for her honor, her duty, and her clan. Blood will be spilled before it is over.
Cold Rain: Yamabuki and the Warlord Prince
Series: Sword of the Taka Samurai, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: American English. Published: August 23, 2016 by Toot Sweet Ink. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Traveling in the guise of an ordinary samurai, Yamabuki, not-yet seventeen and the only surviving daughter of a legendary warlord, continues her mission to bring important secret dispatches to the capital. Having killed a sword master, she gets waylaid in a lawless town, her path blocked by unseasonable snows, she meets a handsome young warlord. But meanwhile, a master assassin closes in on her.
Cold Sake: Yamabuki vs. the Undead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015 by Toot Sweet Ink. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
In 12th-century Japan, along a lonely road at a forgotten inn deep in the Oku, Yamabuki, a young woman samurai, seeks shelter, warm food, and cold saké. But as darkness falls, she ends up fighting for her life...and she finds that there are terrible things under heaven that no weapon can vanquish, and that her only way to survive is to heal that which cannot be healed.

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