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But, wait. There’s another April Event!

Like Victorian mysteries, steampunk or fantasy? I’m resurfacing into the real world, for my first live event (vaccinations and lockdowns permitting) in just under two weeks time!  I’m back, with my books, mugs, badges and tshirts, including – for the first time at an event: my new A Fey Tale t-shirt, book-related metal lapel pins, and…

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Eye of the Beholder – 2nd Viola Stewart Journal

Viola is detectiving again, chasing secret societies and nefarious plots. With Doctor Henry Collins at her side, Viola runs foul of mummies and a murder mystery with a twist. Is she cursed? Is she going slowly insane? Or has she stumbled into yet another plot of the infamous Men in Grey – a secret society…

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Looking for something to read this Halloween?

The Adventures of Viola Stewart  series has it all: murder mummies mystery madness magic and illusion and Jack the Ripper… Find out where to buy your own copies HERE You can also get a full set of ebooks via the Author! (postage in Australia only)

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First Review of Deadsteam

I’m excited! Deadsteam has its first review posted on Goodreads – and my short, The Case of the Murderous Migraine, got mentioned as a favourite! “What a reading delight!! …This dreadpunk (steampunk horror) anthology is a perfect way to get in the Halloween mood. These story’s are reminiscent of classic penny dreadfuls and gothic horror. …

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Reader Beware: ‘Deadsteam’ is Coming.

Do you like the more dread end of steampunk? Gaslamp? A touch of horror? Then this anthology is right up your dark, fog-drenched cobblestone alley! “Reader beware: to open this tome is to invite dread into your heart. Every page you turn will bring you closer to something wicked. And when the dead begin to…

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Guest Blog Post: Revelry at Steampunk Coffeetime Romance and More

Greetings and welcome to the Steampunk Revelry at my guest blog post at Steampunk Coffeetime Romance and More! Sit down, have a cup of tea and join me in an overindulgence of dark chocolate. Today we celebrate the launch of my new book, The Adventures of Viola Stewart Journal #1: Doctor Jack and Other Tales (paperback compilation)…

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Writing in the Shadows

The Adventures of Viola Stewart: Three Shorts is now formatted and almost ready to publish. I am now in the middle of final rewrites (hopefully) of Doctor Jack, the next instalment of The Adventures of Viola Stewart. Doctor Jack is a novella length tale – an alternative historical retelling of a more malevolent subject. When I am…

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My Plans are Afoot: The Adventures of Viola Stewart

I blame high school. And sport. I was never really a sport person, though I wasn’t bad at short distance running or swimming. I even played first base or catcher for primary school softball. I used to watch the Australian cricket team in the practice nets that abutted our school oval. I toyed with renaissance…

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Blood Moon Rising

Yesterday was a full lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon. I was going to write a post about Victorian astronomy but a friend of mine at mentioned she was going to as well. (check it out at Cogpunk Steamscribe).  What to do? I was inspired to write a piece of flash fiction introducing…

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