K. Bird Lincoln

Welcome to my online presence. I am an ESL professional/writer/mother with over 8 years experience teaching adults and children in Japan and the United States. I live on the windswept Minnesota Prairie with family and a huge addiction to frou-frou coffee. Also dark chocolate--without which, the world is a howling void. Originally from Cleveland, I have spent more years living on the edges of the Pacific Ocean than in the Midwest.

  "Lincoln's debut urban fantasy unspools a tense plot from hidden family history. Koi Pierce, a biracial college student in Portland, OR, reads scraps of people's dreams through touch...Lincoln successfully mixes Japanese, Native American, and Middle Eastern mythologies in her modern setting, and Koi's wry voice gives a new perspective on the problems of paranormal gifts."
--Publisher's Weekly
  "I absolutely got sucked in by the way several mythologies were mixed with modern-day and WWII history to form a cool, surprising, and action packed plot."
--Pat Esden, author of The Dark Heart and Northern Circle Coven series

"In Black Pearl Dreaming, Koi is a delightfully watchable heroine in way over her head. She struggles to figure out whom to trust, where she can get good coffee, and what exactly she should do about this enormous sleeping dragon, in this fast paced paranormal intrigue set in a vividly detailed contemporary Japan."
--Tina Connolly, author of Ironskin and Seriously Wicked series.

Come explore my writing page or my bilingual bedtime page about Japanese/English bedtime resources. Or you can check out some tasty speculative and YA book reviews at Goodreads.

If you're interested in blog thoughts on cancer, chocolate, and the glamorous life of a hybrid indie/small press writer, click over to Kblincoln.wordpress.com


Now available on Amazon.com

 
  "A beautifully-written genderbending tale of rebellious girls, shifting disguises, and forbidden magic, set against the vivid backdrop of ancient Japan."
--Tina Connolly, author of Ironskin

Finalist in the 2017 Self Published Fantasy Blog-off (SPFBO 2017)

  Lily has followed her beloved lordling, Ashikaga Yoshinori, into the intrigue of the Emperor's court in Kyoto, but she can't escape her secret connection to outlawed Jindo gods or a cursed spirit that haunts them at night. Will Ashikaga risk exposing their deepest secrets to the Emperor for a dying father's love?