Monthly Archives: July 2015
Where do authors find the realistic details for their novels? For me, family stories of my grandfather’s steam-powered sawmill tickled my imagination for my steampunk fantasy novel, The Unraveling.
Those stories and how I used them are featured in a two part series on History Undressed. Visit with me:
Tuesday, 7/21: Steampunk Lessons from a Family History on Sawmill Operation ~ Part One
Tuesday, 7/28: Steampunk Lessons from a Family History on Sawmill Operation ~ Part Two
I’m pleased to celebrate the release of The Codex by Joe Duck, one of my critique partners!
When an ancient book capable of summoning a demon is stolen from heaven, Narius, a young and not so bright angel of knowledge, is cast down and ordered to destroy it.
If he fails, he can never return to his blissful life as a lazy library guard.
Fortunately, to aid him in his quest, Narius is accompanied by the Codex, a theoretically holy book, who sprouts terrible courtship advice like a cheap fortune cookie.
Upon arrival to the world below his, Narius is tricked into helping Emily, a greedy sorceress in a bit of a pickle, trying to deal with a hungry dragon.
Together, the human and the angel must overcome enchanted apples, evil elves and the impoverished dragon or risk watching their world burn.
Connect with Joe on Goodreads
How fun is that?
1) We’re offering a giveaway of a print copy of The Unraveling to one lucky commenter
2) I’m revealing what’s in my heroine Annmar’s bag–not your typical Victorian heroine’s bag, but a leather satchel, a la those carried by Civil War soldiers.
What a bag, huh? As one of my reviewer’s said, “… Annmar’s newly found roots give her the mettle to be a woman far ahead of her time!”
I’ll be in and out through the day to chat and answer questions about my new release. 🙂
I’ve had a couple of very nice reviews posted on my Amazon page–thank you so much!
If you’ve read The Unraveling and are able to post where you purchased it–which is only Amazon just yet–or on your favorite book site, like Goodreads, that would be great. Reviews help readers find new authors, which is downright tricky in today’s digital world.
Want to know more about how I came to write The Unraveling? I have two interviews coming up:
Wednesday, 7/8 ~~ Get Lost In A Story, Guest, Interview and Giveaway
Tuesday, 7/21 & 28 ~~ History Undressed, Guest posts on my granddad’s steam engines
This Wednesday’s will feature a giveaway of a print copy of The Unraveling to one lucky commenter selected via random.org.
Come chat with me!
Big day on social media for Indie authors!