8 Steampunk Heroines with Fabulous Fashion on their Book Covers

Fashion is part of the appeal of steampunk for me. I love seeing cosplayers at conventions and am fascinated by the styles of the Victorian Era. Not gonna lie–the main reason I set The Ghost Machine in the 1880s is because I like the style of the dresses in that era with the bustle inContinue reading “8 Steampunk Heroines with Fabulous Fashion on their Book Covers”

Older Characters in Superhero Media

Readers of The White Knight & Black Valentine Series sometimes ask me why I chose to make my heroes “older.” The superhero genre doesn’t have an age limit: it includes heroes from children to seniors. Just look at the Power Pack or the Justice Society of America. Like most media, though, I’d say it skewsContinue reading “Older Characters in Superhero Media”

Shocked by The Ghost Machine Kickstarter

So my publisher set up a Kickstarter to fund the relaunch of The Ghost Machine and Clockmaker earlier this week. I was originally intending to write this post to ask everyone to consider helping it reach its goal of five hundred dollars, which I was worried it would never manage, but… well… It met itsContinue reading “Shocked by The Ghost Machine Kickstarter”

Upcoming Read-Along of The White Knight & Black Valentine Series

Heads up, everybody! Book review blog One Book Two is hosting a read-along of The White Knight and Black Valentine Series next month! What’s a read-along? You can find a detailed explanation on One Book Two‘s website here, but basically, you read the books at the same time as the other people who’ve joined theContinue reading “Upcoming Read-Along of The White Knight & Black Valentine Series”

Favorite Book Quote Art

I’ve posted before about how I love making book aesthetics, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve also got a thing for throwing together images with quotes from my novels. #BookQW (Book Quote Wednesday) is my favorite hashtag. Authors posts quotes from their books based on a weekly prompt, and it’s coolContinue reading “Favorite Book Quote Art”

7 Favorite Book Aesthetics

I’ve become a little obsessed with book aesthetics. You may have noticed this already if you follow me on Twitter, where I’m all over #ThursdayAesthetic every week. If you’ve never checked out that hashtag, you really should. It’s full of gorgeous imagery, and I’m blown away by the talent of the author community. Every week,Continue reading “7 Favorite Book Aesthetics”

Five Favorite Book to Screen Adaptations

“The book was better.” If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that about a movie or TV show, I… well, I wouldn’t be rich, but I could certainly buy myself something nice. Adaptations of books to the big and small screen have a tricky balancing act to pull off. It’s impossible toContinue reading “Five Favorite Book to Screen Adaptations”

Book Quotes from Superhero Fiction

Your average novel is around 70,000 words, and while I love every single one of them in favorite books, there’s no denying that some phrases are more quotable than others. A good quote makes you laugh or makes you think, and here are some of my favorites from the books in Heroes & Villains: AContinue reading “Book Quotes from Superhero Fiction”

Top comics I want to read thanks to Free Comic Book Day

You’d think Free Comic Book Day would be good for your wallet, because—you know—it’s all free. It’s rough on your wallet long-term, though, because you end up finding new series to love and spend money on. Granted, it’s not all bad, since that money goes to your local comic store, a small business that fostersContinue reading “Top comics I want to read thanks to Free Comic Book Day”

Creating a Book Cover: The Ghost Machine

A good cover alone doesn’t make a good book. I’d wager there are plenty of books out there with gorgeous covers that were quickly forgotten because the story inside didn’t live up to the captivating image on the front. But on the flip side, amazing stories go overlooked everyday because the cover is ugly orContinue reading “Creating a Book Cover: The Ghost Machine”