‘The Department of Curiosities’ attends it’s first event!

Next month I’ll be at the Adelaide Steampunk Festival and I’ll have copies of ‘The Department of Curiosities’ – the first book in my new series – for sale.

The Adelaide Steampunk Festival is the first event it’s been available for direct sales. Stop by the merchant row and pick up your copy.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on your copy, you can contact me to pre-pay and collect at the event.


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Book Cover Reveal.

S.M. Kemmett - The Word Tailor

Here it is – the book cover! (Cover design by Karen J Carlisle.)

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New steampunk-ish fantasy book coming…

My friend Sharon has just posted her first book cover reveal (she commissioned me for the cover). Her book, Hemlock Soames and the Waterhorse, is scheduled for pre-Christmas release.

You can check out her pages at smkemmettwordtailor.wordpress.com  and on FB: facebook.com/smkemmettwordtailor/


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New CD cover for The Gadgeteer

When I’m not writing, I’m designing. Last month I was working on covers – book covers, CD covers.  It’s time to reveal the first of the new artwork.
This is the cover for the CD single/digital download for The Gadgeteer,  the song I co-wrote last year with Richard Ryall of Littmus Steampunk Band.
You will find the new cover in my shop where you can get your digital copy.


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Patreon Live Chat Sneak Peek & Spoilers!

Today I chatted with my supporters about new steampunk hats, a recent steampunk photoshoot and book cover designs. We discussed upcoming books in my ‘to write list’, talked about a new  steampunk fantasy book series and I showed them sneak peek snippets of some upcoming bookcovers.

shhh…. SPOILERS!

If you want to join in next month, then pledge your support before the end of the month!

Become a Patron!


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The Story of the Nexus

Riding the Blimp

Okay, I’ve been raving for a couple of months now about how I might be offered a contract to write a series of action/horror novellas for Kyanite Publishing. I don’t have a contract yet, and the truth be known, I have collected enough rejection slips from traditional publishers to wallpaper a small bedroom. So, what’s all the excitement about?

Well, I have had a number of conversations with the managing editor, who has given me the sort of encouragement that I have never received before from editors who had no intention of publishing my work. And, no, that doesn’t guarantee a contract, but it’s encouragement, and I’m seizing it because at 70, this is surely my last chance.

So, what’s the story that has attracted a publisher’s interest? The Nexus Chronicles is a series of tales about a team of monster-hunters who go after dangerous creatures plaguing various sites around…

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Steampunk Festival is just over a month away…

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of what I’ll have for you.

I’ll have all three books of the Adventures of Viola Stewart.

You can read more about Viola Stewart and her adventures here.

I’ll also have Viola, Men in Grey and Doctor Jack mugs (and tshirts)  
Buy all three books and you get a free eBook of Doctor Jack!
Limited numbers available at the Adelaide Steampunk Festival.

for more information or to pre-order to collect at the event.


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