This is one of my favorite expressions. To the best of my knowledge, I originated it (though I may have heard it in a movie at some point), but I'm sure something close to it was dear to the heart of that famous tortoise that won the race with the hare. It carried me through my recent collapse, coma, and rehabilitation when the doctors were telling my family that they should prepare for the end, and it has carried me through the past ten weeks when all I had to do with my time was write, and…Continue
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I must admit, there isn't much to say, other than I'm excited and nervous about Steampunk Empire Symposium. My first con - should be a lot of fun! I just wish I could skip the 10 hours of driving with a toddler to get there, then the 10 hours driving home.
Spring brings with it the desire to create, so I am deeply immersed in a project at the moment. I know - that's vague. Here - have a writer meme!…
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I have a thing for gorgeous covers, so this creation by the talented Erin Lark just took my breath away. May I present to you my first foray into dystopian steampunk romance and erotica, Clockwork Courtesan:…
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Who else is going to the Steampunk Empire Symposium? I would like to meet up with any fellow S.W.A.G. members who would be interested in visiting over a tea or Guinness. I will be there for the Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice Awards hoping The Journals of Thaddeaus Shockpocket ALBION 77 can garner an award for…Continue
It's been a hectic pace this year, and I thought it might slow down a bit after the release of Simpletons. But, no! That was only the beginning!
We're in the running for the Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice…
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This is a question I was asked in an interview recently and, I must admit, my answer is quite boring.
Inspiration tends to come from where I live. That's it. Yes, I look outside, and then the little gears in my mind start turning, and I get busy.
The Aetheric Artifacts series came from my two years living in England. The books I am working on now are much, much more American in…
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I think my connection with steampunk was inevitable, given my childhood fascination with history and genealogy. Yes, I work as a genealogist as well as a writer and editor.
A few things sparked this interest when I was about 12-years-old. The first was probably my parents' divorce, which occurred when I was about 3 or 4. My mother was not in my life and I always wondered about my family - not just my maternal ancestors, but my paternal ones as well.
Another thing that…
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This post will be short and sweet, because I'm entertaining a spring cold that has decided to take up residence in my body. (Unwelcome guests are the worst, aren't they?)
So, without further ado, may I present to you Steampunk for Simpletons:…
Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 28, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
I am, at heart, a traditionalist. There is something comforting in the familiar, the known, the safe. I especially feel this way about entertainment and food.
For example, I know re-reading Jane Austen won't let me down. Nor will watching a beloved movie. The same goes for food. I'm the person who always orders the dish she can count on at a specific restaurant, whether it was the Pad Thai at Lan-na Thai Restaurant in Songtan, South Korea, or the seafood pita at Friendly's back…
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Do you like rich, dark, industrial steampunk melodies? If you aren't sure about your answer, listen to Steampunk Symphony - my personal favorite - and have a think about it.
Victor Sierra's music is something to dance to, to dream to. The songs range from exotic and mysterious to hard-driving and adventurous. You can check out their albums,…
Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 21, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments
Today's Steampunk Snark (below) is well-timed, because I present to you the cover art for The Enigma Engine, the final book in the Aetheric Artifacts series!
Aetherals are disappearing, and Demetra's half-sister is among the missing. It's up to her and…
Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 17, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments
First, I would like to give a steamy thank you to my readers. It was such a wonderful surprise to find a silver star next to The Chronos Clock on OmniLit/All Romance, which marks it as a bestseller in the fantasy/sci-fi category.
So thank you, gracias, merci.
The sequel, The Daemon Device, is…
Added by Wendy L. Callahan on March 14, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments
Why go it alone when we can work together? Sign up to be included a in scheduled, limited time (1 week) group book promotion to grow your audience, increase sales, and build web presence (SEO).
A small group of steampunk authors discount one or more of their novels and cross promote each others work through blog posts, social networks, mailing lists, or whatever other tools you use for promotion. Together we can build our audiences, sell more books, and give…Continue
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I am finally a published author!
My short story, "The Huntress," was published today. :-)
See it here: http://www.sendyourscript.com/#!novels-short-stories/c12l9
I decided to time this post with tonight's episode of Sounds of Steam, because it is relevant.
Next month, I am attending my first convention. I'm excited - I've been wanting to attend anime, manga, and/or comic conventions since 2000, and steampunk conventions since 2010. Now, I have been to many various, large public events, and I am a very extroverted person. Socializing is fun for me.
Alas, it is not so fun for us when we…
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I always enjoy new books. How about you? It's nice when I can purchase them from my wishlist on Amazon and add them to my already groaning-beneath-the-weight-of-books bookshelves, but sometimes I must be frugal and visit the library as well.
As a side note, I must say I am very grateful for our local library. When we returned to the U.S. in June (after living in England for 2 years), we chose to live in a very small town. When I say very small, I mean less than 10,000 people.…
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