Krakens, Conventions, and Embarassing Photo Opps!

Greetings from the other side of the Writer/Reader Veil. I’ve got some exciting news to share! Co-author Susan Wachowski and I are ALMOST READY to send the first in our new steampunk adventure series, The Harrogate Chronicles (working title of the series, atm) off to our editor (while waiting impatiently for the first peek at our cover). It was such a joy to write! It’s a tale of two strong, feisty women, from completley different worlds, come together to defeat a charming, roguish, and utterly dastardly man in acquiring a relic of unspeakable power. It’s like… Amelia Peabody meets Indiana Jones, a deux! We cannot wait to share it with you!

But while the publication date is a few months off, never fear… you’ll get a taste of the world and the characters very very soon. In fact, for Geneva Steam Convention (at which we’ll be appearing in just over a week), we’ve written a short story entitled Teacakes and Kraken Bait, which Sue will be reading from. And once we’ve ‘released’ it there, we’ll be making it available to you folks too! Watch this space, or my FB pageĀ for details on how to get a copy!

Image by Zianth on Pixaby

I will be also be doing a reading at the Con – a chapter from the first novel in the series, tentatively named (until our editor gets hold of it) Atahualpa’s Mummy. Pretty sure we’ll be posting that as a teaser here and there as well, so definitely stay tuned.

And speaking of the Con, if you’re local to the Chicagoland or southern Wisconsin area, please consider coming. This is a terrific con and Sue and I are thrilled to be able to attend this year for the first time. My costume is coming together, although it’ll probably take me another year or so to really be happy with it. Hmm… I smell embarassing photo opps now. LOL Anyway, hope to see you there!