I really love the art deco style of the Magic in Midtown cover so much, and it even brings in the steampunk elements. In fact, I love it so much that we decided to re-do the cover for Magic in the Headlines, book 1 in the set: I love this cover so much better than… Continue reading Surprise!
Sorry, which book is this? I've referred to this as Magic in the Jazz Age previously, but have been unhappy with that title for a while. This is the title my patrons voted on. You can vote on titles, character names, plot points, and more over on Patreon. What series is it from?This is the… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Cover and Q&A
If you've read Magic in the Headlines, then this might look familiar. The first chapter of Magic in the Jazz Age (book 2) appears at the end of that book. I'm in the process of editing this book for Nanowrimo in preparation for its release in spring 2022. Chapter One: AJ Tuesday, April 27, 1925… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2021 Sample Chapter
That's right, AJ's story is now out in the world. Currently only ebooks are available--I'm having some issues with Amazon at the moment regarding the cover for the paperback cover. They are coming, it just might be a little while before they become available. Because we will be moving at the end of July, I… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines Release Day!
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!