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Coming Soon: Brass & Glass 3

| June 25, 2019

We’re getting ever closer to having Brass & Glass 3 ready for purchase, with a current target date of mid-August! The third book will be the final book in this series, but it doesn’t mean we’ve heard the last of Svetlana and her crew. I’ve got several ideas for short stories to write using the same […]

Review of Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks

| June 19, 2019

My newest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. Today, I’m reviewing Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks, which is the sequel collection to Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures, which I reviewed back in January. Wireless is three more stories featuring the same characters as Murder on the Titania, and they […]

Steampunk Technology, Real and Imagined

| May 16, 2019

The steampunk technology that I write into my novels and stories is often partially real and partially imagined. For The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby, the idea of the clockwork animals was pulled primarily from my imagination–while it’s certainly possible to have mechanical or robotic animals with modern technology, I used a lot of hand waving […]

Brass & Glass 3 Progress

| April 25, 2019

I’ve turned around the first batch of editorial edits for Brass & Glass 3, which means we’re one step closer to publication! There will still be at least one more round of edits to do, so we don’t have a publication date yet. But every little inch counts in this world! If you want to get […]

Review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

| April 17, 2019

This week, I’ve reviewed an anthology of westerns mashed up with fantasy and sci-fi, with a hefty dose of steampunk! You can check out my review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire, edited by Diane Morrison, and containing 25 stories, at Mad Scientist Journal!

Brass and Glass 3, Coming Soon!

| January 15, 2019

We’re getting ready to put the last round of work in on Brass and Glass 3, which is due out this spring (probably May). It’s still quite a process to get from a completed draft to a book, but my editors at Razorgirl Press are awesome to work with, and they help me get all of the nuts […]

Review of Murder on the Titania by Alex Acks

| January 2, 2019

My newest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today, wherein I review the delightful Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks. This book was right up my alley, involving airships, piracy, and wonderful characters. Toss in some alternate history as well, and I was quite pleased with this collection of novellas and one short story! If this sounds […]

Winter Reads: The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby

| December 20, 2018

Mystery, steampunk, and clever girls? You’ll find all that and more in The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby! Written for a middle grade audience, folks of all ages will enjoy the investigations of Chrysanthemum and Marigold Marsh, girl detectives who make their home in the mechanical garden! This is the first full-length adventure of the Marsh […]

Winter Reads: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| December 13, 2018

If you’re looking for a great read for a younger reader, or if you prefer to read things in the middle grade/young adult genres yourself, Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5 is now available in print and ebook! I’ve got a new short story in this volume, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” which is […]

Winter Reads: Brass & Glass

| November 15, 2018

If you’ve got a steampunk lover in your life, have they got a copy of Brass & Glass books 1 or 2 yet? If not, you can buy them either book on Amazon (book 1, book 2). I don’t have any more book selling events this year where folks can find me in person. However, if […]