I'm making my new novel (out in December) Steam City Pirates an interactive adventure.  The ebook version (coming out later) will include links to the online experience where they can have more fun (more fun than reading--ha, ha!) to keep their ADHD in check while they finish my blasted book.

At any rate, if you're a cool steampunk artist, and you want to do some art based on anything you believe strikes your imaginative fancy in my novel, then this is the gig for you!  

Email me directly publisher@contempinistruct.com and I'll send you an ebook copy of my book in your preferred format.  Then, choose the alien, character and/or "scene" you want to draw.  I will accept both full color and black and white art.  The creepier, scarier and more steampunkish the better!  If I select your art to appear on my interactive site, you will be given full credit, and this venue will serve as a great launching pad for your commercial work, as I will provide links to your online web site.  The winner of the best work of art will win a pair of brass goggles!

In addition, if my venture goes as planned, I will be hiring the artists who contribute to this first online interactive site for future work in my upcoming Pat O'Malley Steampunk Mystery Series.  I have already contracted with the great artist Jade Zivanovic (yes, she's a member of SWAG) who did the cover on Steam City Pirates, so she can vouch for my authenticity.  I also worked with my stepson, Ari Bernabei, who is doing illustrations for inside the book.  However, I want a broader and  more diverse group of artists to feature "Under Central Park," so I hope you can contribute to my (ad)venture.  Those artists who "make the grade" will be given first shot at future (paid) contracts in upcoming novels in the Pat O'Malley Steampunk Mystery Series.

In addition, this will be a great way to advance the "cause" of Steampunk and get it out into the world so we can take over  (especially Congress) ha, ha.

Please email me soon so we can discuss your project!  Go here to see the framework of my site.  All of the artwork will be featured when the user clicks on the "Go Below Central Park" button.  I want to provide a gallery of steampunk art that will blow their freakin' minds!  Are you on board?

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