What is Steampunk?

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There are delightful aspects of steampunk that draws interest. If you are into cosplay nothing beats a fantastic steampunk outfit: Corsets, brass goggles, top hats or newsy caps, pocket watches and fascinating sci-fi level gadgets. A blend between the Victorian steam-powered world and advanced machines. Wow what a combination! There was the Wild Wild West series and decades later a …

An Interview With Author Will Macmillan Jones

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Todays author interview is with comic fantasy writer Will Macmillan Jones who lives in Wales. My virtual airplane and flight crew are ready and as we taxi down the runway I pull out my notes. I met Will online in some writer groups and was charmed with his humor and irreverence. It is a delightful and healthy way to view …

Author Interview with Maria Bradley

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Today I’m interviewing Maria Bradley, author of the Only Human series. Maria is eight hours different from me so I boarded my virtual plan for a red-eye flight to Manchester, England. There is nothing like snuggling down for a peaceful sleep on your own virtual plane and wake refreshed in another country! We touched down in Manchester on a sunny …

GEM: Ch’kara SilverWolf

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Today I am starting a new feature: Guest Excerpt Moment…or GEM and my first visit is with Ch’kara SilverWolf. I got up early to catch the virtual flight to Australia and am presently sitting in her backyard having tea. The crisp fall air is still and the wisps of steam from the fragrant brew soothes my jet lag. I look …

What Genre Are My Books?

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What is in a label?  I have been told that my writing is somewhat hard to classify with today’s readers. By that I mean that what the readers anticipate or expect when they see “Science Fiction” or “Fantasy” is not really what they are finding between the covers of my books. That isn’t the fault of the genre label as …

Blog Tours and Other Fantastical Creatures

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On August 5 my blog tour for The Founders starts. Yea! This is fun, exciting and a great opportunity to meet bloggers and readers. The timing is wonderful as it introduces my prequel to readers just as the second book in the Sage Seed Chronicles prepares to launch. A very exciting month. I am so appreciative of the bloggers who …