What is Steampunk?

Holly Dreams, fantastic alternate timeline, Fantasy creatures, other genres, society & culture, steampunk 15 Comments

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 …

It’s Not The Victim’s Fault

Holly human brain, Innocent Victims, inspiration, Patrick Stewart, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Senseless act, society & culture 2 Comments

I recently heard of this and I want to share it with you. It is an incredible story on so many levels and I urge you to go to this blog and read then watch the clip. Farther down the page is another link to the original blog and clip. Separately they are powerful beyond expectation. Together they are so …

Hope and Our World Today

Holly author, balance, Dreams, Innocent Victims, monopolies, New world, persevere, planet earth, politics, society & culture, strength to overcome Leave a Comment

Times are tough for many people over the whole world. We have seen rampant corruption and greed rise to phenomenal heights. I don’t need to list the problems. You feel them and hear some of it on the news from local to international. It’s like watching a train wreck. It’s awful but there’s a terrible fascination about it. And part …

If I had to Choose One Bestseller Most Similar to my Series…

Holly adapting, Anne McCaffrey, author, low tech world, New world, society & culture, the creative process, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Recently I was talking to Andrew McAllister (author of Unauthorized Access http://andrewmcallisterauthor.blogspot.com/) about best sellers that are similar to our books. It is one of those strange topics because some readers would feel that you have “stolen” bits from the best sellers to fuel your books. Au contraire! Sometimes those elements just work for two different writers. When I was …

Adapting: The Politics of a Real or Fictional World

Holly adapting, author, balance, elections, politics, society & culture Leave a Comment

I have been doing some research for The Lost, which is the fifth book in the Sage Seed Chronicles series. At the same time the United Stated is in it’s last frenzied days before the national election. These two elements are strangely related. Let’s whittle things down to their historical basics and take a look at how we work as …