Guest Post with SteamFest Host Phoebe Darqueling

Guest Post by Phoebe Darqueling of the Steamfest Gazette!

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Last year, as part of a kickstarter, I helped Phoebe Darqueling as a backer for her Steamfest Gazette, a kind of traveling news magazine that visits different Steampunk Conventions. She’s an awesome person, and I’m so glad I get to share this interview with you as part of our blog swap for my Steel Praetorian blog tour! The rest of the interview is beyond the break!

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Steel Praetorian Update and News

An update to Steel Praetorian! Excitement awaits inside!

Hi all,

Here’s today’s update on Steel Praetorian – This chapter has really been moving fast, and it leads perfectly into the next one! Can’t wait to see what you all think of this book this upcoming fall – Oh did I mention it will be out this fall? Yes! Steel Praetorian will be published this fall. I’m really looking forward to sharing the book with you. Also, remember that Antioch Burns is on sale this month on Smashwords. Ever wanted to get your friends into my novels? Tell your friends and family! Smashwords lets you purchase any format of the books, so it works on all devices!

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New Steampunk Gazette Kickstarter

A cool new Steampunk Kickstarter has appeared! Check it out!

Good evening all,

I wanted to share this fantastic Kickstarter that was shared with me earlier today. It’s a pretty cool idea for the creator to travel around to different areas an share all the incredibly awesome Steampunk events that happen at conventions around the country. Speaking as someone with a very limiting schedule (Teaching isn’t exactly a flexible job!)

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NaNoWriMo2015 Day 11 Of Boxes and Books

A smattering of writing, plus a Kickstarter Update!

Hi everyone!

Day 11 has progressed…barely, but we moved some! I added another couple of hundred words. To be honest, I’m exhausted tonight. We had conferences at school today, which kept me on my feet and out late. So I’m not going to share any sneak peaks because there isn’t much to share. Other than a very special Mongol man with an obsession for technology that his companions think is hilarious.

Also, for my Kickstarter backers, I promised I’d keep you up to date as soon as the books came in. And guess what? They’re in! I had two large boxes waiting for me today. I opened them to discover goodies 🙂 If I can, I’ll find a way to share awesome pictures. Of boxes and books.

So a timeline update – Now that I’ve got the books in gear, I should have time to sign and load them up on Friday/Saturday. Meaning that, I HOPE to have them posted by Saturday if I have enough time Friday night.

I’ll post another update to the Kickstarter page once orders have been shipped 🙂

Main Update – The End is In Sight!

The End is Nigh for Iron Tribune Backers!

Good Morning! Happy End of Daylight Savings time to those of you in America. And happy day-after-Halloween hangover day to the same people!

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First look at illustrations…

Check out some advance sketches of illustrations from Iron Tribune!

Hi everyone,

The Kickstarter is now done and I can begin to present the first looks at the illustrations for Iron Tribune!IronTributeRoughSketches


As you can see, we’ve got some awesome ideas. You’ll just have to wait until you see more 🙂 As a reminder, if you haven’t already checked out my novellas – Antioch Burns and Roma Aeronautica, they’re great quick reads for less than $3 for both!

– Daniel

This is it….Just over 24 hours to go!

It’s the final countdown! Just over 24 hours left in the Iron Tribune Kickstarter. We need your help!

Alright People! We have just over 24 hours to go on my Iron Tribune Kickstarter! If you want to help me add beautiful illustrations like the ones below to my next novel, I need your help! We’re about $200 from our second stretch goal, which sees everyone getting my 2nd novella free! So tell your family, your friends, your coworkers, your reading buddies to help out! Even $10 helps!

If he had a watch, he'd be making sure to stay on schedule
If he had a watch, he’d be checking to see when the kickstarter ends…

The Descent

Update To Brass Legionnaire’s Page

Updates to Brass Legionnaire’s Book Summary Page + 8 DAYS LEFT IN THE KICKSTARTER!

Hi everyone,

I’ve updated the information on Brass Legionnaire’s book page above. I’m planning on having a friend do some general clean up work on the book, which will be significantly revised in the next month. Backers of the kickstarter who pledge $25 or more or add some money for additional print copies of Brass Legionnaire will get the updated version. Already have a copy? No worries! I’m looking at cleaning up various problems and smoothing the story out, so your old version will not be ‘obsolete!’ and if I choose to add an additional chapter, I’ll make it available for free here on the website, as that’s fair for everyone. (Although I want you to buy my books, I don’t want you to buy a new copy of Brass Legionnaire just for another chapter, that’s silly!)

In essence, I’ve added character plots for Julius, Constantine and Corbus. See the overall design of their story plots in BL, and learn a bit more about the characters!

Also, there’s only EIGHT DAYS LEFT IN THE KICKSTARTER! Help us reach $1250 and everyone will get BOTH of my novellas for free! Woo! We’re only about $230 away, so every dollar helps!

9 Days… And Counting!

Kickstarter Countdown – Nine Days and Counting!

Just Nine Days left people!

There’s just 9 days of Kickstarter joy left for Iron Tribune! We’ve reached our 1st stretch goal – $1000! If we can get to the second set at $1250, everyone will have gotten both copies of my novellas, plus their other rewards, for free!

As a reminder, I’ve also listened to the fans and will now offer additional discounted print copies of all my novels as Add-Ons. So you can get more wonderful Roman-Punky goodness for your enjoyment!

(On another note, happy birthday to my Brother (Who happens to be on the other side of the world right now, so it’s officially his birthday!) For those of you who don’t know, he does the voices for the Brass Legionnaire Audiobook, which he swears to me will be completed at some point in the near future (or edited and finished, or whatever) But when it does, I know it will be awesome!

1st Stretch Goal Reached + Freebies + Add-ons!

1st Stretch Goals Reached in Iron Tribune! New Add-Ons! Check it out!


There’s just 12 days of Kickstarter joy left for Iron Tribune! We’ve reached our 1st stretch goal – $1000! – granting everyone a free copy of Antioch Burns to go with their rewards. Now let’s see if we can get to the second set at $1250! I’ve also listened to the fans and will now offer additional discounted print copies of all my novels as Add-Ons. Here are the prices below!

Brass Legionnaire – $8

Copper Centurion – $10

Iron Tribune – $12

This is a great chance to get them cheaper than you would online, especially as every pledge over $10 gets a free copy of Antioch Burns too!

So what are you waiting for? Join my legion and pledge today!

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