Guess what? I’m a steampunk blogger

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I'll admit, there's no interview here today because I got distracted doing about a thousand other things: preparing for three book releases in the next three months, celebrating the release of The Caelimane Operation, editing one of my own manuscripts, starting a column on The Oak Wheel and writing guest posts for multiple other blogs. But none of those things, as exciting as they are, are what I really want to announce today. I've also been working hard to revive the blog associated with The Darkside Codex. I'll be posting a weekly column called Steampunk Musings and sharing both my thoughts on steampunk and interviews with fantastic steampunk artists. Today is also your last chance to win books from The Darkside Codex blog, so head on over and check it out! Direct links to Steampunk Musings articles: The True Appeal of Steampunk…
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Author Spotlight: Eric James Spannerman

Author Interviews, Reading Related
[caption id="attachment_1891" align="alignleft" width="200"] One of the books I have on tour this month[/caption] January is the month of steampunk here at The Dabbler, and Eric James Spannerman is one of the Darkside Codex authors here to school us on steampunk and how exactly one goes about writing it. Please give Eric a warm welcome and enjoy his thoughts on steampunk and writing. And don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the page for a chance to win some amazing steampunk books! Can you tell us a bit about Applied Natural Magic? Applied Natural Magic is the story of Charles Woodridge, a young professor in the city of Southwatch who hopes to improve the fortunes of the poor and secure his place among the elite by improving…
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Author Spotlight: Chris Pavesic

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Today's author, Chris Pavesic, is a very special lady. Not only has she published some excellent short fiction in her time, she's also written a spectacular steampunk novel, The Caelimane Operation, the most recent novel in the Darkside Codex shared world series from Musa, to be released tomorrow. Please give Chris a warm welcome and don't forget to read until the end so you can enter to win some awesome books. Can you tell us a bit about The Caelimane Operation? The Caelimane Operation is set in the shared world of the Darkside Codex. This world, which revolves around the city of Southwatch, was created by Celina Summers and Richard C. White. Stories in this world are based in the steampunk genre, but can have additional elements of science fiction, fantasy,…
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Author Spotlight: Andrew Leon Hudson

Author Interviews
Andrew Leon Hudson is the author of the third story in The Darkside Codex series, The Glass Sealing. Please give him a warm welcome. 1. Can you tell us a bit about The Glass Sealing? The Glass Sealing is a revolutionary novel ­but only in the sense that it's about a revolution, not that it's going to change the world! It's about one of the dominant conflicts of modern western society, between those who have everything they could want and likely always will, and those who can't even be sure they will still have a job in the morning. I was inspired by the protests of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but I wanted to transplant them to the time of the Industrial Revolution ­ and adding steampunk to the mix made for a bit more…
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Author Spotlight: Daniel Ausema

Author Interviews, Reading Related
Today's author is something of a steampunk supreme. With quite a few short stories published in fantastic speculative fiction magazines and an ongoing steampunk serial called Spire City, Daniel Ausema has clearly been one busy writer. But sticking with short fiction isn't the easiest way to go, and sometimes the bug bites you with a bigger story. The Electro-Addictive Moth Flame is Daniel's contribution to The Darkside Codex, a series of stand alone books in a shared world called Southwatch. Today Daniel's come to share how he's gotten to this point in his career and where he'd like to go--oh, and Daniel and the other Darkside Codex authors have put together a giveaway for you, so don't forget to enter before you leave! Before Daniel gets started, take a moment…
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