Coming Soon: Reflections of Brass Print Anthology & Cover Teaser!


I’m pleased to announce the coming publication of Reflection of Brass, my print anthology composing the novellas Antioch Burns, Roma Aeronautica, and the Last Gladiator, along with a sneak peek at my forthcoming novella, tentatively titled A Brief History of New Caesaria. I’ll be doing some cover teases all this week and next, along with a blog blitz to share writing new and old! Here’s today’s first piece of artwork!

Running Behind: A Brief Account of this Year’s Renaissance Festival Celebrations & Book Signing


“Twas a year like no other…”

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Summer Smashwords Sale!


You know it! All my novels and novellas are on sale this Summer for 25% off! (besides Brass Legionnaire and Roma Aeronautica, which are already a steal at the low low price of just 99 cents!) Use the code SSW25 at checkout to get 25% off all my ebooks from July 1st through 31st! Check out my novels and novellas here now!

Mechagladiators – the Next Advancement in Gladiator Technology


What exactly is a mechagladiator? Only the most technological advancement in the arena in the 1800s! One of my most favorite steampunk elements in my novels, Mechagladiators are impressive and awesome to see in battle.

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A Mechawolf – a ‘distant relative’ of a mechagladiator

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Diversity in Steampunk – Building more Realistic Worlds

Let’s expand our #steampunk world by embracing the #diversity that should be part of it. My take on diversity in a traditionally Euro-centric genre.


Hi all!

Today I’m going to talk about diversity in steampunk and alternate history novels – specifically what I’m planning to do to build some more realism and diversity into my own world. Read on to find out more.

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How Writing Saved My Life – A guest post by Phoebe Darqueling


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Greetings all, especially to those who have come to my humble blog to read this! The following is a guest post by Phoebe Darqueling, a fellow steampunk author who I’ve been fortunate enough to connect with over several book tours and write-a-thons. Check out her recent release – Riftmaker – out on February 14th!

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Laurel Emperor Cover Reveal!

Check out the final book of the Steam Empire Chronicles!


It’s time! Time for you to see the most impressive cover of the Steam Empire Chronicles series. Without further ado, here it is!

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Let me know what you think! What are you most looking forward to?

Army of Brass Launch Announcement!

Check out this awesome Steampunk Collaboration with Army of Brass!


Greetings Romanpunk and Steampunk Aficionados! Steampunk celebrates its 31st birthday on April 27, so join in the festivities with the high-flying adventure, Army of Brass.

In case you DIDN’T KNOW…

“Steampunk” began as a literary genre, but has expanded to include fashion, music, art, and live events all over the world. During 2017, in honor of author K.W. Jeter coining the term in 1987, Steampunk Journal editor Phoebe Darqueling and the Collaborative Writing Challenge joined forces to create an amazing work that blurs the line between science and magic. Twenty international authors contributed chapters to this story full of gadgets, romance, and political intrigue set against the backdrop of a fantasy world informed by the culture of the 19th century. I hope to join up with this fantabulous group next year, since my series, the Steam Empire Chronicles, is now complete!

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Written Word Media Promotion Review

A review of the Written Word Media promotion service!


Salve!

As many of you know, I’ve been documenting how difficult it can be for a self-published author to promote their books consistently when you’ve also got a day-job. There are many tools on the web that can help the self-published man or woman, but many require a fair amount of time up front.

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Update on Laurel Emperor

Check out the progress on Laurel Emperor, then read a snippet from a longtime character.


Salve! Today’s post is on the progress of Laurel Emperor, plus a snippet from a character we’ve seen and heard a lot about, and even dealt with, but never actually read about from his own point of view. Anyways, onward to progress!

Word Count: 35,107

Final Goal: 95,000-100,000 words

Chapters: 12 so far

Average size of chapters – 10 pages (5 full word document pages, generally doubled to make the normal chapter size).

Locations of Interest – Thrace, Rome, Byzantium, Alexandria

Read more to find out who our mystery chapter POV character is today!

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