By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

I had a children’s English class at my English school in the 80s. There were two very bright siblings in the 1st to 3rd grade class who were latch-key kids and I’d agreed with their parents to walk them home twice a week after their class finished.

One day, as we walked towards their home in the rain, I made a comment about how it always seemed to rain on Wednesdays. Genta, the 1st grader looked up at me and said, “Teacher, that’s pretty normal. After all, today is Wednesday (Wednesday is written as “water day” in Japanese). His older 3rd grade sister Nobuko and I cracked up laughing.





English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers