Welcome to the new Dragon Gate Inn. This is a site devoted to my fiction writing and my thoughts about the genre I write in: wuxia (武俠) or Chinese style heroic fiction, which can be considered in the broader field of historical fantasy. As all heroic style fiction it is a genre full of action and ideals, much as the Chinese term wu (martial) xia (chivalry) implies. As I continue to rebuild my website, I will add more information on the genre, its history, its modern globalized form, and the art of storytelling.
Briefly, I am a scholar of medieval Chinese history, longtime resident of East Asia, and practitioner of various Chinese arts who has turned my decades of life experience into fiction writing. I have produced a series of short stories written in the style of traditional Chinese tales of the supernatural, Strange Tales from the Dragon Gate Inn, a wuxia shenguai (heroic supernatural fiction) novel, Dream of the Dragon Pool: A Daoist Quest, and have just completed the first volume of a projected wuxia series, The Adventures of the Shaolin Blade Tanzong. I also teach a genre related course in the Boston University Writing Program.
Due to the age of the software that had powered the original Dragon Gate Inn, I had to undertake extensive renovations. You will be part of this process as I reconstruct my site on line and LIVE!
Upgrades and changes to this site will be ongoing and mostly noted in the NEWS section. Moving your cursor over the main titles in the header menu will reveal drop-down menus. Do drop by the Facebook page and “like” me, if you’re interested and click on the painting of the Inn (above) to visit the artist’s website.
==>My newest novel, Listening to Rain (first volume of The Adventures of the Shaolin Blade Tanzong), is now published and available on Amazon (for details see the Books section of this website): http://www.amazon.com/Listening-Rain-Adventures-Shaolin-Tanzong/dp/1469901862/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340473752&sr=1-9