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Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

| October 17, 2018

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This week, it’s Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield, a novella of time travel, steampunk, and science fiction. It’s a very quick read, but enjoyable all the way through! This book comes out on November 6th, but you can preorder it now!

Brass & Glass 3!

| September 27, 2018

Last week, I sent off the manuscript for Brass and Glass 3 to my editors at Razorgirl Press. There will still be a lot of work to do before it’s published, but for a little while, it’s out of my hands and in the hands of those who are ultimately its first readers! Getting this off […]

Now on Kickstarter: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| September 26, 2018

The fine folks at Dreaming Robot Press are currently running a Kickstarter for the fifth volume of the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’ve had stories in the last two, and I will also have a story, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” included in volume 5! My story is a steampunk detective story featuring the […]

Platform Cities

| September 6, 2018

When I first started writing Brass and Glass, it was a short story called “The Cask of Cranglimmering.” In the original version, pretty much all of the action took place on The Silent Monsoon, and all I really knew about that world was that they had airships and legendary whiskey. As the story grew, though, I did […]

Brass and Glass 2 in the Wild!

| June 7, 2018

It’s been almost two weeks since Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map made its debut, and it’s almost time to come see it in person for yourself! Next Thursday, June 14th, I’ll be at the Indie Author Event at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond, 6-8 p.m., with 19 other authors! We’ll be talking about our assorted books […]

Review of Transmigrations by Eddie Louise

| June 6, 2018

This week at Mad Scientist Journal, I’ve reviewed Transmigrations, the steampunk time travel adventures of Doctor Petronella Sage and Erasmus Savant (of the podcast Sage and Savant). It’s a little bit steampunk, a little bit mad science, a little bit espionage, and a little bit sci-fi! If you like any or all of these things, check […]

Brass and Glass 2 now out!

| May 29, 2018

In case you were waiting for Brass and Glass 2: The Long Cursed Map, I’m pleased to say that it’s now available! If you’re interested in a signed copy, let me know! I have physical copies (which aren’t available yet on Amazon). I’ll also be at some events in the coming months, where you can see […]

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map

| May 22, 2018

Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map is out this Friday, May 25th! Here’s the summary! On the hunt for a legendary, cursed map that leads to treasure unimaginable, the crew of The Silent Monsoon, led by the pertinacious Captain Svetlana Tereshchenko, soon discover they aren’t the only ones hunting for riches. But there’s more […]

Punk in Science Fiction and Fantasy

| April 16, 2018

At Norwescon, I spoke on a panel about punk in science fiction and fantasy. At first, I was pretty sure that I didn’t have very much to say on the subject, especially in comparison to my co-panelists. But it wound up being a great conversation about punk music, the punk aesthetic, and the many, many […]

2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide!

| April 12, 2018

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve sold the next Marsh sisters story. And now that the contract is signed, I’m pleased to announce that it will appear in the 2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology from Dreaming Robot Press! This will be my third appearance in this anthology series, and the second time […]