I’m super pleased to finally announce that Insignia: Volume 4 is available! I haven’t read the other contributors’ stories yet (I just got my author copy today), but I’ve been told by the editor that the age range for this collection is 16+.
INSIGNIA Vol.4 includes 9 Asian fantasy stories with a mix of literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Countries included are Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, China, India, and Nepal.
PART I: Adventure / Folktales
‘Four Claws’ by Allison Thai
‘I Found Love in an Urn Full of Ashes’ by Joyce Chng
‘Jentayu’s Tear’ by Anna Tan
‘Ribbons & Bones’ by Kelly Matsuura
PART II: Adult / Literary Tales
‘The Fireflies of Todaiji’ by Russell Hemmell
‘Birds of Heaven’ by EK Gonzales
‘Last Train to Begunkodor’ by Nidhi Singh
‘Untouchable’ by Sheenah Freitas
‘White Lady’ by Tina Isaacs
My story, “Untouchable,” is set in Nepal and its about a girl who comes of age and overcomes society’s general stereotypes. I’m super excited that I can share this story with you because I’m just so proud of it. Even though it’s fantasy, it still has a very literary feel to it and the topic has always been something I’ve wanted to write about in some capacity. I’ll share an excerpt later on this week!
Also: If you’re a book blogger or author interested in reviewing this anthology, please let me know and I’ll send you a review copy.