Category Archives: Department of Curiosities

New items for sale at Comic & Toy Fair

Join me 26th April at this year’s Adelaide Comic & Toy Fair. I’ll have all my books available – steampunk adventure, steampunk mysteries, and cosy fantasy mystery! There’s also Doctor Jack and Aunt Enid garden gnome tees, Kraken and book-related mugs. And I’ll have new items – for the first time at this event: new…

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Welcome to Geek Markets Online 2.0 this weekend!

Only 3 days to go until my next online event appearance – this time the (Canberra) Geek Markets, which are going virtual this weekend. Forget Covid spatial distancing – just join us from the comfort of your own space. Geek Markets Live will be streaming geeky artists, traders and creators – including yours truely! There…

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Sanctuary – Asylum Steampunk Festival Online

Covid 19 can’t keep a good steampunk down! This year’s Asylum Steampunk Festival is going online. And it’s almost here! I was invited to participate in their literary stream. (squee!) You can learn about my books, and see my interview, by John Naylor of The Ministry of Steampunk UK. You can see my book chat…

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First Video Livechat done!

Phew. It worked! Without too many hitches. What you missed out on: me and technology,tea cups,rescheduling of ‘A Fey Tale’s’ release/book launch, book reading order for my steampunk books,how my books relate to each othersome spoilers on future planned books, fantasy books, and research for ‘A Fey Tale’when I started writing A big thank you to all…

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Going International – via the Aethernet

Next month I’m sharing the aethernet with fellow Steampunks in Tuscon, for their Virtual Book Club! They’re reading ‘The Department of Curiosities’ as the book of the month. For info on how to join in, check out Madame Askew’s FB event page HERE May 17th 4.30PM (MST)/ May 18th 9.00am (ACST)

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Upcoming Event: Tuscon Steampunk Society Book Club online event

The advantage with online events, is I don’t have to pay for travel! I’ve been a semi-regular attendee of the Tuscon Steampunk Society’s Book Club meetings, via FB live. This time they’ve asked me to join them as  guest author fro their online (in keeping with social distancing and isolation requirements) May meeting, with The…

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The Departments of Curiosities Review

There’s a new review on both Amazon and Smashwords. Thank you to G Walden for taking the time to share this review: “I was fortunate to have won this book in a contest, and I am so happy I did. Steampunk is not a genre I would normally choose, however,I found this book extremely well…

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Aussie Author Week on FB Readers Lounge

I received a recent invitation to be part of Aussie Author Week on the Fantasy and Sci-Fi Readers Lounge FB page. The event is running from 27th to 31st January, 2020. I’ll be posting between  11.30am-12.30pm (Adelaide/ACDT –  that’s 31st January  at 8-9pm New York/US time) If you’re on Facebook, then set your clocks to…

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Inside The World of The Department of Curiosities; An Interview/Guest Blog

You can find my latest interview on Phoebe Darqueling’s blog, as part of her world-building showcase. I reveal some information about my third steampunk series, The Wizard of St Giles, which I will be working on after The Department of Curiosities is finished. I also give a few hints on background story shenanigans, and where…

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New Year: 2020 Plans (so far)

Happy new year! The new year has brought mixed feelings down here in Australia. Bushfires are still burning. Friends have been evacuated, here in South Australia, Victoria and NSW. We wait to hear if they have a home to return to. I don’t think there’s anyone in Australia not either affected directly or knows someone…

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