About the Author


Chris Patrick Carolan is an author, editor, and hovercraft enthusiast, originally from Glasgow but now based in Calgary, Alberta. He writes steampunk, horror, fantasy, and science fiction, though he has also been known to turn to crime to make ends meet. Crime fiction, that is. His short stories have appeared in various award-nominated anthologies, and his first novel THE NIGHTSHADE CABAL (Parliament House Press, 2020) was a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence ‘Best First Novel’ award. He can be found on Twitter as @cpcwrites but consider this fair warning… it’s mostly wisecracks about McNuggets.


Parliament House Press: Through the Ringer (February 2020)

The Calgary Guardian “A Day in the Life” Feature (April 2020)

Miami Book Fair Panel: Magic, Mechanics, and All Things Steampunk (November 2020)

Nikky Lee: 10 Questions with Chris Patrick Carolan (June 2021)

Rob McLennan: (orange) magazine, with Nikki Reimer and ryan fitzpatrick (January 2022)

Steve Stred: 3Qs (November 2022)

The Seventh Terrace: Between Two Flames (December 2022)

TBR Con Panel: Gaslamp Fantasy & the Modern Gothic (January 2023)