Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Cover Art

Cross-posting this from my writing blog: Last year I sold rights for my steampunk books to J'ai Lu for translation into French, and they very kindly sent me the art for the first two covers:

This is for the book one.

This is for My Lord Mayhem, a contract I negotiated by myself, so I'm especially delighted to see it's in my favorite color.

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Free E-book

Cross posting this from my writing blog: I've put In the Leaves, a new story set in the Disenchanted & Co. universe, online as a .pdf file on Google Docs, where the story can be read online, downloaded, printed out and shared for free by anyone.

To go to the e-book, click on the cover art:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Her Ladyship On Hiatus

It's been a marvelous sixteen months for me here at Disenchanted & Co. with all of you. I've never created a blog strictly to promote my books, so it was a great learning experience. It was also a lot of fun exploring the series behind the scenes, showing you my different creations and sharing my love of all things Victorian. I also appreciate the support for the books from all my visitors.

I would love to tell you that there will be more books, but at present the series sales don't merit that for the publisher. As I will have nothing new to add to the blog, I am going to put Her Ladyship on indefinite hiatus.

While it's sad that we can't continue the journey with Kit & crew right now, I've already had two series that my loyal readers revived, so there is always hope. If you want more books, you can help make that happen by giving copies of the books as gifts, lending your copies to friends, recommend the series to other readers, and otherwise spreading the word.

In the meantime, I have to earn a living, so I must move on to the next thing. If I have any good news in the future, I will definitely post it here, and if you'd like to stay in touch, please stop by Paperback Writer where I blog every day.

Thank you for sharing this adventure with me. It was a blast, and I hope we'll pick up where we left off someday in the near future.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

What You'd Be Wearing (in 1898)

I recently acquired some new additions to my Victorian American papers collection; a nice assortment of magazine pages showing the current fashions for ladies. So if you were out shopping for a new outfit 116 years ago, this is what you could buy:

Your little girl could also get these then-new styles:

And if you were worried about how or even if you'd fit into all those wasp-waisted dresses, you could first clamp yourself with this fashionable iron maiden:

I don't know about you, but I'm kind of glad I was born on this side of the turn of the century. :)

(All of the above pages were purchased as part of a vintage paper bundle from Jessica at LovelyFever on

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dogo Onsen

Dōgo Onsen (道後温泉) is the oldest hot spring in Japan, and is located in Matsuyama, in the prefecture of Ehime on the western coast of the island of Shikoku. Filmmaker Brad Kremer created this gorgeous video to show how it began and what it evolved into over the last century -- a great visual buffet of world-building ideas.

The Legend of Dogo Onsen 道後温泉 from Brad Kremer on Vimeo.

Monday, April 14, 2014