I’ve long enjoyed George Mann’s ongoing Newbury & Hobbes series, but I don’t know what the heck happened here. With a six-year gap between the previous title (THE EXECUTIONER’S HEART) and this book being ridiculously priced when it finally did come out ($35CDN for a slim 220-page hardcover) I ended up sleeping on THE REVENANT EXPRESS until now. I probably could’ve done with hitting the snooze button another time or three before cracking into it.Continue reading
REVIEW: SEDITION, by E.M. Wright
Taryn understood the plight of the biomaton. They were slaves, humans who needed clockwork parts in order to survive. Their modified bodies somehow made them less than human, and that was the part she did not understand. Why weren’t they human? What did losing a limb and having it replaced have to do with one’s humanity?
Taryn Roft lives with a secret she doesn’t even fully understand herself. After barely surviving a fire as a child, her arm was replaced with a clockwork prosthesis. She is a biomaton. She is also missing six years’ worth of memories between the fire and finding herself on the streets of London. What she can’t remember could change the world.Continue reading
Magic, Mechanics, and All Things Steampunk: a discussion with Chris Patrick Carolan, C.W. Snyder, and E.M. Wright
Last month, in concert with the Miami Book Fair, I had the chance to sit down (digitally, of course) with fellow Parliament House Press writers C.W. Snyder and E.M. Wright along with moderator Malorie Nilson to discuss our steampunk worlds. If you missed it live, hit READ MORE to check out the replay of our conversation.Continue reading
Now you can put The Nightshade Cabal in your ears!
I just wanted to stop by and share the news that my first novel, The Nightshade Cabal, has just been released as an audiobook. It’s a paranormal steampunk murder mystery set in 1880s Halifax, and my narrator Dean Ruple did an absolutely fantastic job of bringing the story to life!
The Year that Was (and Wasn’t)
Well, it’s the end of November 2020, and I haven’t updated this site in far too long. I don’t need to tell you the last eleven months have been a year and a half, to say the least, so here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to since I last updated here.Continue reading
Cover Reveal for THE NIGHTSHADE CABAL!
Greeting, friends and fiends! Today I have the great pleasure to share the cover art for my upcoming debut novel, THE NIGHTSHADE CABAL, coming in February from Parliament House Press! Continue reading
Taking the reins of Enigma Front: ONWARD!
My next adventure isn’t one I thought I’d be undertaking any time soon, but here it is anyway. Next year, I’ll be taking over as publisher on the Enigma Front anthology series! Read on for how you can help!
Adventures in Making!
Because I needed yet another hobby to soak up my free time, I decided to take a stab at making my own steampunk accessories. Recently, I finished up work on my first steampunk wrist bracer. Check it out!
49th Parallels is Now Available!
My latest steampunk story, ‘The Rankin File,’ has just been released in the new anthology from Bundoran Press, 49th Parallels!
Enigma Front: The Monster Within is Now Available!
My latest steampunk supernatural tale, ‘The Wolfville Horror,’ has now been released in the new anthology Enigma Front: The Monster Within from Analemma Books! Click ‘continue reading’ below to check out a short excerpt.