Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dreams of Steam II: Brass and Bolts

It's officially for sale! Go out and get thee a copy. You can buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at the Kerlak Publishing booth at Dragon*Con if you're lucky enough to be going this year.

P.S. I may have lost my mind.

For a while I've been toying with the idea of editing and publishing an anthology of stories by the many writers in the Birmingham area (and Alabama at large) that I've met over the last few years through my activities with NaNoWriMo, Write Club, Southern Magic, and the BPL Local Author Expo. Well, as of last night, those plans reached the no-turning-back stage. I'll be updating this blog with the official Story Call soon.

Stay posted.

Sudden Update

My story "The Unwinding House," which started life as a flash fiction piece performed at the Hoover Library a year and a half ago, will appear in an online issue of Kaleidotrope in 2012.

I'm so excited I can barely keep from using exclamation marks.

Oh, what the hell. Woohoo!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dreams of Steam II: Cover and Contents!

It looks like Kerlak is about to unleash its next steampunk anthology, Brass and Bolts, into the wild. Apparently the original Dreams of Steam was so successful that this one's coming out in hardback, trade paper, and ebook formats, available for ordering soon!

Once again, the host of this party is the esteemed Kimberly Richardson. My own contribution is a semi-sequel to last year's "Dead Man's Hand." That piece was essentially a haunted house story (with robots), but "Jumping the Rails" is more of a straight out adventure in the turn-of-the-century West.

Here's hoping that this collection is even more fun than the last one!


Of Heroes and Airships - Victor Lorthos
Death With A Glint Of Bronze - Sean Taylor
For The Fear Of Steam - Missa Dixon
Dreams Of Freedom - Len Berry
The Real Magic - H. David Blalock
The Third Eye - Alexander S. Brown
In Tesla's Court - Robert Cerio
Commander Tesla Versus The Holy Roman Empire - Phillip R. Cox
Protege - Dwayne DeBardelaben
The Perfect Woman - Kara Ferguson
The Tale Of Lady Helvetica - Christopher Friesen
The Locked Door - Allan Gilbreath
Great Minds - Jeff Ollen Harris
Grass Elephant - M. Keaton
Cicada Summer - Jon Klement
The Big Golden Apple - Cindy MacLeod
The Automated Man - Alli Martin
Jumping The Rails - Jared Millet
Chilled Meat - J. L. Mulvihill
Steam Race - Herika R. Raymer
Winnet's Octavian - Laura H. Smith
The Devil's Children - Angelia Sparrow and Joy Coop
The Boys In The Boiler Room - David Tabb
Bedeviled - Nick Valentino
The Island Sojourn - Stephen Zimmer