Dr. Jeanne Blanchet signs copies of her latest book, “Kamikaze: a Novel of the Mongol Invasions of Japan” in AZ this month.
BOOK SIGNING DETAILS
Saturday February 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
13719 West Bell Road
Surprise, AZ 85374
About the Author:
Award-winning writer, artist, lecturer and musical performer Jeanne Maxant Blanchet was born in Chicago. After graduating from Northwestern University Summa Cum Laude, she was awarded a prestigious Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate study. She has a M.A. from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from Hawaii in Asian Studies and spent five additional years in the Orient pursuing post-doctoral studies. Currently she is at home in Arizona and Colorado.
In her leisure she enjoys traveling, hiking, duplicate bridge and volunteer work. She was married to William B. Blanchet, who passed away in the 1990’s. Memberships include P.E.O., Sun Health Foundation, and Phi Beta Kappa. Books she has authored include Wellspring, Terminators, Man at the Cross Road, Cursed, and Forger of Empire: a Novel of Genghis Khan. In 2018 she won several literary awards in Historical Fiction and the Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
About the Book:
Kamikaze: A Novel of the Mongol Invasions of Japan is an action-packed historical romance set against Kublai Khan’s bloody thirteenth-century attempts to invade Japan. Off the battlefield, tensions also run high as aristocrat Atsuko and Ichir?, a swordsmith, fall in love. Forbidden by their families from being together, they find themselves on a path toward destiny that is challenged not only by social norms but sword-wielding samurai, pirates, and even a zealous monk.
Award-winning historical fiction author Jeanne Blanchet, PhD, has written the only English-language novel about the Mongol invasions of the Land of the Rising Sun. Blanchet spent five years after earning her doctorate in Asian studies continuing her research in Japan.
Perfect for history buffs, aficionados of action and adventure novels, and those interested in Japan’s fascinating culture, Kamikaze will be a welcome addition to many home libraries.