Nestled in the mountains of Northern California, Olivia M. Grey lives in the cobwebbed corners of her dark mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist. She dreams of the dark streets of London and the decadent deeds that occur after sunset. As an author of Steamy Steampunk, as well as a poet, blogger, podcaster, and speaker, Olivia focuses both her poetry and prose on alternative relationship lifestyles and deliciously dark matters of the heart and soul. Her work has been published in various anthologies and magazines like Stories in the Ether, Steampunk Adventures, SNM Horror Magazine and How The West Was Wicked.
Her premiere Steampunk BDSM erotica novel, Avalon Revisited, is an Amazon.com Gothic Romance bestseller. She also currently has two other titles available: The Zombies of Mesmer, a YA Steampunk Romance, Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection of short stories, love poetry, and relationship essays.
Ms. Grey, now a cover model for Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue (above), has seen quite the upswing in popularity over the past few years. Her poem “New York Rain” not only won an award for best poem, but it also made the Bar None Group’s Hall of Fame. Her short story “Dust on the Davenport,” written for Tales of the Archives, as well as her bestselling Steamy Steampunk novel Avalon Revisited both won the 2012 Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award for best short story and best novel, respectively. Olivia was voted “Muse of the Fair” at the 2011 Steampunk World’s Fair and has enjoyed being a special literary guest at Steampunk Conventions, like Clockwork Con, Aetherfest, HRM Steampunk Symposium, Florida Steampunk Exhibition East, among many others.
Ms. Grey dons a tight corset, fluffy bustle, and a teeny-tiny top hat for fantasy and sex-positive conventions where she presents controversial topics, interacts with fans, and participates on panels discussing fiction, writing, steampunk, mental illness and emotional insecurities, sexual health and safety, and relationship styles and tools, just to name a few. She loves to host tea parties, and she runs a delightful game of charades, Victorian style.
Welcome to the Guild! I would have sent you a message earlier, but I was picking my son up from school. I can click "approve" on a smart phone at a red light, but typing a message is a little trickier. So glad you've joined us! I'll add your book cover to the site's home page feature album!
"I was over there two weeks ago and caught a fraction of the Longitude Punk'd exhibition at the Greenwich Observatory. Unfortunately I arrived too late in the day and they were closing shortly. From what I saw, it is brilliant.
"I'd start with Mark Hodder's books: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, and The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi.
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"Some obvious possibilities would include:1. Science Museum, South Kensington (difference engine replica)
2. Natural History Museum (the Victorian interior has unfortunately been ruined, but the amazing science-themed Gothic decorations remain)