End of Autumn Recap Tag

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m officially transitioning from autumn to Christmas-mode. Goodbye pumpkins and autumn leaves, hello snowflakes and icicles. At least in my head. I live in Florida, so it’s more like goodbye hot weather, hello slightly cooler weather, but I’ve got a snowy winter wonderland in my heart. I found the EndContinue reading “End of Autumn Recap Tag”

What to read if you liked The Ghost Machine

Paperback and hardcover editions of The Ghost Machine have popped up on Amazon, which is super exciting. Clockmaker hasn’t been re-released yet, though, so what should you read while you’re waiting for another gothic steampunk novel? Here are a few similar books I’ve enjoyed that you might like, too.

Why Steampunk is the Little Black Dress of Speculative Fiction

Steampunk is a weird, niche little genre, when you think about it. Merriam-Webster defines it as “science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology.” That’s pretty darn specific. It’s not like the post-apocalyptic subgenre restricts its stories to the 23rd century, or space opera specifies the power source that spaceshipsContinue reading “Why Steampunk is the Little Black Dress of Speculative Fiction”

The Ghost Machine is live! (Again)

Haven’t felt a chill run up your spine in a while? Missing the ghostly whispers in your ear? Is there a lack of menacing metal automatons in your life? The Ghost Machine hasn’t been for sale over the past few months as Silver Empire Publishing prepared it for a grand re-release, and release day isContinue reading “The Ghost Machine is live! (Again)”

Where are my steampunk books?

My apologies if you’ve clicked the link to buy The Ghost Machine or Clockmaker recently and found that the books have vanished from Amazon. They’re unavailable at the moment–but don’t worry, they’re not gone for good. They’ve been picked up by a publishing company and are getting ready to be republished–yay!! I’m thrilled that they’reContinue reading “Where are my steampunk books?”

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”

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”

Book Review: Cold Stone & Ivy

You know that feeling when you finish reading a certain book? When you just have to tell everybody how awesome and amazing it was? You’re a reader, so you know what I mean I finished Cold Stone & Ivy: The Ghost Club by H. Leighton Dickson a little while ago. I was in a bitContinue reading “Book Review: Cold Stone & Ivy”

Free Short Story: The Braden Banshee

You know the feeling of finishing a good book? You loved it but end up depressed that it’s over, longing to spend more time with the characters. If I did my job right, that’s the feeling you got at the end of The Ghost Machine. And do I have good news for you. The BradenContinue reading “Free Short Story: The Braden Banshee”