You've arrived at the home page of Eugene Woodbury. The main purpose of this website is to talk about the novels I've written, translated, and published.
In Persuadable (Peaks Island Press), Kate takes on the nemeses of Jane Austen's Persuasion: the scheming Mrs. Clay and the wily Mr. Elliot. As they size up each other and their companions, the two turn out to be the most grounded characters in the novel. Who says a couple of gold diggers can't find true love?
Fox & Wolf (Peaks Island Press) is a young adult fantasy about a kitsune (a werefox) and a werewolf. When Ami Tokudaiji and Yuki Yamakawa end up in the same homeroom class at Osaka's most exclusive girl's high school, they're going to figure out how to become fast friends or kill each other trying.
Serpent of Time (Peaks Island Press) is a historical fantasy about the daughter of the last emperor of Japan's defeated Southern Court. Caught up in a failed revolt against the shogun, Fujiwara Ryô seeks sanctuary on Mt. Kôya. There she is cast into the future by Kala Sarpa, the Serpent of Time.
Did Mr. B, the famously redeemed rake of English letters, romance his great love or abuse her? To answer that question, Mr. B Speaks! (Peaks Island Press) puts the man on trial for his literary crimes. Now he must defend his actions before skeptical scholars and an unsentimental judge.
Adaptations of Jane Austen's most beloved work too often transform Fitzwilliam Darcy into the stereotypical alpha male of Regency romances. In A Man of Few Words (Peaks Island Press), Darcy offers a more "balanced" view of the relationship between himself and Elizabeth Bennet.
Angel Falling Softly (Zarahemla Books) is an urban fantasy about the wife of a Mormon bishop who strikes a Faustian bargain with a Wall Street vampire (literally and figuratively) to save her daughter's life. The price of redemption will prove weightier than either of them could have anticipated.
In the cross-cultural romance, The Path of Dreams (Parables), the guy and the girl deal with the temptations of the flesh the way many BYU students do: by getting married. But even then, the spirits of their ancestors won't leave them alone until much more gets accomplished.
Tokyo South (Peaks Island Press) follows the adventures of a Mormon missionary in Japan during the late 1970s. This largely autobiographical account depicts an overzealous religious bureaucracy turning the gospel into a cynical game of numbers and spiritual one-upmanship.
My (unauthorized) translations of Fuyumi Ono's Twelve Kingdoms novels Poseidon of the East, Shadow of the Moon, A Thousand Leagues of Wind, The Shore in Twilight, The Wings of Dreams, and Dreaming of Paradise are posted on this website.
Corrections, clarifications, and suggestions are always welcome.