Sunday, August 16, 2015

Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond

Here at last is the full cover for my upcoming Steampunk Adventure, "Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond."  Artist credit goes to the immensely vibrant and talented Robin Kaplan (aka The Gorgonist).
 Back cover reads:
Miss Maddie Hatter, renegade daughter of a powerful Steamlord, is scraping a precarious living as a fashion reporter when the story of a lifetime falls into her lace-gloved hands:
 Baron Bodmin, an adventurer with more failed quests than fingernails, has vanished in circumstances that are odd even for him.
While he is supposedly hunting the fabled Eye of Africa diamond in the Nubian desert, his expeditionary airship is found adrift off the coast of England. Maddie was the last reporter to see the potty peer alive. If she can locate the baron or the Eye of Africa, her career will be made.
Outraged investors and false friends complicate her quest, and a fiendish figure lurks in the shadows, ready to snatch the prize . . . at any price.
The novella is coming out October 5, 2015 in e-book and print from Tyche Books in Calgary, although some lucky folks got their hands on the special conference edition this past weekend at the wonderful 'When Words Collide' readers'/writers' festival this weekend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome to Clockworks & Crime

Clockworks & Crime is a gathering place for information on all my published writing in Steampunk, crime/mystery, historical and alternate/SFF. Novellas, short stories, articles, plays, and maybe the occasional poem will be listed here, linked where appropriate.

This month - August 2015 - my Steampunk novella, Maddie Hatter and the Deadly Diamond is launching a special limited edition (including exclusive interior artworks) at When Words Collide: A Festival for Readers and Writers. The fun and fabulous Robin Kaplan cover is secret until Friday, August 14th, but the daily teasers are updated here.

 Enter to win one of the numbered editions by commenting below, or Tweeting or Sharing any of these teasers

 As well as Maddie Hatter's inaugural adventure, I have short stories in two anthologies this month:

'Sudden Death' - a hockey story with as many crooks as there are goals scored - is one among many
great stories in AB Negative from 
Coffin Hop Press

'Quest for Parts' appears in Enigma Front
 (Analemma Books)

 Yes, it has been a fun summer getting ready for all these launches. Next week I'll post pictures of the various festivities, and the notable moments from When Words Collide.