Some time ago, I had an idea. I wanted to write a book about a typewriter. This image inspired the dress AJ wears in her introduction. At the time, I had grand ambitions of one day curating and restoring a collection of late 19th and early 20th century typewriters, but quickly realized that neither my… Continue reading Inspiration Shots: Magic in the Headlines
Aurora Jane "AJ" Marshall has wanted to be a reporter from the day she first sat on her father's lap reading the headlines. The 1920s are supposed to be all about freedom, and women are flaunting their independence as voting flappers who drive cars and smoke cigarettes. Well, AJ can't smoke because of her asthma,… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines
Have you checked my author pages yet? I have several events coming up soon! January 18: Introduction to Drop Spindle class at Maker's Mercantile Join me for a 2 hour introductory lesson into spinning with a drop spindle! We'll cover the quick and dirty basics to get you started asap, answer questions, and provide resources… Continue reading Upcoming Events
Steampunk Symposium is this weekend in Cincinnati, OH and as per usual I'll be presenting with the other Lit Track authors. If you'd like to find me, this is where I'll be: Friday 4pm Introduction to Steampunk I 8pm Writing Steampunk 101 9:30pm Lit Track After Dark: Ghost stories Saturday 11:30am Read Your Favorite Page… Continue reading Symposium Schedule
I’d like to take a moment to talk about a dirty word. The F-word. No, not that one. Think for a moment. Look inside yourself for the answers Do you believe that people should be hired and paid based on merit? Do you believe people should be able to study whatever subject they want, regardless… Continue reading The F-Word
I finally have the full list of panels I will be co-hosting at this year's Steampunk Symposium. I don't have all of the time slots yet, but will be updating this page as the information becomes available. You'll also be able to spot me walking around the con floor, as always. Feel free to flag… Continue reading Symposium Schedule!
One of these days, I'm going to remember to take actual photos when I go to Symposium. I swear, it will happen. Eventually. Every year, I pack my camera, charger, cord, and extra battery with the intention of drafting 1-3 blog posts while I'm away. I think about the types of things I want pictures… Continue reading The Un-Illustrated Edition
Yes, I know, I'm a little late. At any rate, I picked up several new books the last week of October/First week of November. I got a total of seven--three hardbacks, a paperback, and 3 ebooks. There were also a couple of library books in there, but that is a whole other post. 🙂 … Continue reading October Book Haul!
Greetings, 21st century people! I am back. I'm rested. And I had a fantastic time! This year was hands down the best Symposium since it started in 2012 (well, last year might have been pretty good, too, but I wasn't there). We drove down to Cincinati on Friday, arriving too early to actually check in… Continue reading Steampunk Symposium Recap
Hey guys, just a quickie post today. We leave for Steampunk Symposium on Friday morning, and I still have so much to do! So what does one pack for a steampunk convention, other than the standard items like underwear and hand sanitizer? Alice and I are still perfecting the list, but here a few of… Continue reading Packing