News About Samurai Awakening

Highlights from 2014

Don’t miss the great review from Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile! “I LOVE IT AND I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW!”

Midwest Book Review gives it’s take on Revenge in the March edition under the Fiction Self. “Revenge of the Akuma Clan provides a fine thriller… a fine pick for any young adult reader.”

Author Benjamin Martin is interviewead in the February issue of the AJET Connect Magazine. Plus, Revenge of the Akuma Clan is reviewed in the same issue! Checkout pages 14-17. “Revenge of the Akuma Clan provides a refreshing escape.”

Highlights from 2013

Revenge of the Akuma Clan Launches! The much anticipated sequel to Samurai Awakening is now available at your favorite bookseller. Go get your copy, in either hardcover or ebook. You can also check out this great review on Paper Droids!
Check out this great interview with on author Benjamin Martin’s blog and writing, including Samurai Awakening and Revenge of the Akuma Clan!

Highlights from 2012

December – Cover Reveal! The cover for the upcoming The Tanner’s Daughter (Jitsugen Samurai Diaries, #1) is now up on my writing blog More Things Writing. Take a look and let me know what you think.

November – Booklist reviews Samurai Awakening in the November 1st issue of Booklist Magazine and booklist online! They called it “An imaginative take on the triumph of the underdog.” Read the full review for more!

October – Samurai Awakening is officially released. Plus a great 5-star review from City Book Review.

September -A great review for Samurai Awakening from the blog All Sorts of Books and an interview with author Benjamin Martin on the JET Programme and Samurai Awakening on Sophie’s Japan Blog.

January – My blog on Japanese Culture, More Things Japanese, moves to its new home at

April – Benjamin was featured in the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching’s April AJET Connect Magazine!(PDF)

February – Benjamin Martin won the Tarumi Kengo Award for JTA’s Coralway Magazine Photo Contest

Highlights from 2011

October- Turned in the first draft of Samurai Awakening to my editor at Tuttle.

September- Signed with Tuttle Publishing.


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