Last Chance to Get Captain Ramos (for now) 3

Sad news that I should have been clear about sooner: Musa Publishing, the small publisher that took on my steampunk mystery series, is closing down. Which means that my novellas will no longer be available. The good news is, that’s only for now. I’ve got plans on the horizon for the triumphant return and continuation of ...

Happy Book Day to Me! 5

So… it’s a book! An anthology, more exactly, of the five Captain Ramos novellas. Just in time for more new novellas to come out. (Soon. Very soon.) I’ve been working on this for a while, coming up with some new material to go with the five novellas. And a title as ridiculous and awesome as ...

[Guest Post] Daniel Ausema on Steampunk

[Guest Post] Daniel Ausema on Steampunk
When I talk to some people, the word steampunk conjures images of comedies of error and high society members speaking loftily of their exploits and adventures, the latest in airships and steam-cars and gossip. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s certainly far from encompassing the full breadth of the genre. Several years ago, on a ...

I wrote a story! The Heart-Beat Escapement (and a little bonus) 4

I have a new story out today from Crossed Genres: The Heart-Beat Escapement Please read and enjoy! This story is one that went through a lot of drafts–nine in total. It started out about 1500 words longer than it is now. Something about the way Greensmith says but grates. “I already know that,” Owen snaps. ...

Octopodicon 2

Octopodicon was my first every Steampunk convention, and I admit that I was kind of nervous. I absolutely love the steampunk aesthetic, but I am not a very fancy person myself. On of my life goals is to be a very dapper sir, but I prefer my dapperness to be a bit more… understated. Plus ...

[Octopodicon] Steampunk in Space 1

As promised for any Octopodicon person who might wander by, here’s links to what we talked about during Steampunk in Space. Books/Comics Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel was recommended by a member of the class. Be warned, there’s a lot of flash on this site and it makes sounds. Airship Enterprise RPGs Space 1889 – Which has ...

It’s a cover! 4

Yes, the next novella (and the last one for this year) now has a cover! I’m really pleased with how this one turned out, and had a lot of fun writing the novella. It’s coming soon–November 1! GET READY!

Available for Pre-Order: Blood in Elk Creek

Available for Pre-Order: Blood in Elk Creek
Coming 9/6/13: Blood in Elk Creek – This is the longest novella I’ve written to date – 36K words of adventure, mystery, and snark for Captain Ramos, Colonel Douglas, and a horse named Dolly. And if you’ve been wondering about the Infected, they’re coming for you now. I’m really excited to share this one with you guys and ...

A Murder and a Tiny Dog

Marta spied a curved white shape under one of the little tables, thanks to the new angle of perspective. Curious, she bent to retrieve what turned out to be a china teacup, mate to the one Simms had found on the end table, a brown stain dried on its bottom and side. Marta took a ...

Now available for pre-order: Murder on the Titania! 5

Now available for pre-order: Murder on the Titania!
At long last, my steampunk murder mystery novelette is available for pre-order from Musa Publishing! The phrase “unspeakably excited” doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel about this. The novelette will be released on April 5th! Get it while it’s hot! Here’s a taste of what it’s about: When theft turns to murder, retired Colonel ...