SALE: The Clockwork Time Machine for $0.99!

Good news, fellow adventurers! The first Jeremiah novel, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine, is on sale on Kindle for 0.99 at Amazon!

The sale lasts until July 17th, so get it while the getting’s good!

-the Centaur

Twelve Hours Later Returning to Print!

I’m happy to announce that Twelve Hours Later, the anthology with the very first Jeremiah Willstone stories (chronologically, that is, if that has any meaning in a heavily tangled time travel universe), is returning to print this Friday, March 24th!

The Jeremiah stories in here are from the “Plague of Gears” storyline detailing Jeremiah’s days in Liberation Academy, and include “The Hour of the Wolf” and “The Time of Ghosts” (shh, that one has SPOILERS for The Clockwork Time Machine).

My friends and colleagues at Thinking Ink Press worked with the editors and authors of Twelve Hours Later to bring this gem back into print. From the release announcement:

Back by popular demand, Thinking Ink Press is republishing the out-of-print steampunk charity anthology Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery. The brainchild of the Treehouse Writers, fifteen talented authors, artists, and poets, Twelve Hours Later was released at Clockwork Alchemy 2015 and features pairs of stories set within the same day.

Myth! Mystery! Intrigue! Dirigibles!

Support public libraries and explore the world of steampunk fiction. Twelve Hours Later, 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery will thrill you with round-the-world and round-the-clock adventure, weaving lore from ancient Egypt, Greece, Japan, and more into a steampunk tapestry!

  • A devoted nursemaid braves mythical Japanese spirits to save a child’s life
  • Daredevil adventurers tangle with a Chinese demon called the Lord of Death
  • A lady archaeologist battles thieves for possession of Egyptian hieroglyphs

Linked pairs of stories, set 12 hours apart, fill a 24-hour day with a whirlwind of steam, legends, spycraft, and the occasional forest demon!

Half the proceeds of the anthology will be donated to nonprofit organizations that support literacy, including the San Jose Library System. As you indulge your literary senses, you’re also helping to promote literacy!

Twelve Hours Later will be released on Friday, March 24th, and is available for preorder on Amazon. So get a copy and find out what happens … Twelve Hours Later!

-the Centaur

JW&TCTM is HERE!

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At long last, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine is OUT in the world! You can get it wherever fine books are sold:

The Clockwork Time Machine tells the story of Jeremiah Willstone, a female adventurer from an alternate world called Victoriana, where, because women’s liberation happened a century early and twice as many brains ended up working on hard problems, science has advanced more in 1908 than it has in our world today – but inadvertently, these scientific advances attracted the attention of aliens called Foreigners, who have come calling to make this world their own!

When Jeremiah’s treacherous uncle steals a dangerous alien weapon and secrets it away on an airship to a possibly hostile shore, Jeremiah leads a strike team to retrieve it – and finds herself chasing him across the seas of time itself, with her uncle just possibly aiming to upend the entire world order she holds dear! With time running out, Jeremiah must sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves.

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Enjoy!

-the Centaur

JW&TCTM Release: February 23rd, 2017

Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine will be out next week – February 23rd, 2017! Order it on Amazon, review it on Goodreads, or ask for it wherever fine books are sold!

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From an Epic Award winning author comes a sprawling tale of brass buttons, ray guns, and two-fisted adventure!

In an alternate empire filled with mechanical men, women scientists, and fantastic contraptions powered by steam, a high ranking officer in the Victoriana Defense League betrays his country when he steals an airship and awakens an alien weapon that will soon hatch into a walking factory of death.

Commander Jeremiah Willstone and her team must race through time in a desperate bid to stop the traitor’s plan to use the alien weapon to overthrow the world’s social order. With time running out, Jeremiah may have to sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves.

“Addictive, sassy, sexy, funny, intense, brilliant.” -Bitten By Books, on Frost Moon

Epic Award winner Anthony Francis writes the Dakota Frost, Skindancer series and the Jeremiah Willstone series while working on robots for “the Search Engine Which Starts with a ‘G’.”

Doorways to Extra Time

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Wondering how the Clockwork Time Machine came to be? Get tantalizing clues in “The Doorway to Extra Time”, a Jeremiah Willstone universe story featuring Jeremiah’s more scientifically-minded cousin, Doctor Jackson Truthsayer!

Buy Doorways to Extra Time on Amazon or ask for it wherever fine books are sold!

“In our busy world of meetings and microwaves, car radios and cellphones, people always wish they could get an extra hour in the day. But what if they could? Doorways to Extra Time is an anthology that explores ways to get extra time (be it an hour, a day, or a decade) and the impact it would have–whether upon a single life, a family or an entire world.

Featuring stories by: Erica Cameron, Martin Feekins, Anthony Francis, L.M. Graham, R.E. Gofstein, Melina Gunnett, Walter H. Hunt, Betsy Miller, Susan Mittmann, Brenda Moguez, Jenny Moore, Ira Nayman, Errick A. Nunnally, Jody Lynn Nye, Kate Saturday, Gayle Schultz, Rich Storrs, Keshia Swaim, Aimee Weinstein and Trisha J. Wooldridge.”

UnCONventional

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Jeremiah Willstone’s very first published appearance was in “Steampunk Fairy Chick” in UnCONventional: Twenty-Two Tales of Paranormal Gatherings under the Guise of Conventions. There’s no other way to put this, folks: “Steampunk Fairy Chick” has MASSIVE spoilers for The Clockwork Time Machine, so be advised!

Buy UnCONventional on Amazon or ask for it wherever fine books are sold!

“The con’s not the real reason we’re here–that’s just the cover story. Alien ascensions in hotel ballrooms. Mermaids on cruise ships.Werewolves in dog shows. Steampunk fairy time travelers. A teenage superhero hitching a ride with a supervillain. Comic books that absorb their readers. Magical filk… and much more.

With stories by: LJ Berger, Vikki Ciaffone, Daniel Cohen, Gordon Dupuis, Anthony G. Francis, Jr., Justine Graykin, Randy O. Green, Melina Gunnett, Kate Kaynak, Danielle M. LeFevre, Kimberley Long-Ewing, Lauren Marrero, Will Morton, Linda Murphy, Ira Nayman, KT Pinto, Jennifer Allis Provost, Patricia Puckett, Keshia Swaim, Sherry Thompson, Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg, and Trisha Wooldridge.

This con’s about to get weird… okay, weirder.”

Thirty Days Later

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Liberation Academy Cadet Jeremiah Willstone returns in “The Fall of the Falcon” and “The Rise of the Dragonfly” in the second exciting anthology in the “Later” series, Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: Thirty Adventures in Time! As before, the second story has spoilers for The Clockwork Time Machine, so be warned if things get a little timey wimey Thirty Days Later!

Buy Thirty Days Later on Amazon or ask for it wherever fine books are sold!

Bringing you steam, noir, revolution, and a Sasquatch, the creators Twelve Hours Later are back with a vengeance, and a lot can happen in thirty days!

  • Revenge and greed threaten to tear apart lovers and families
  • Dragons wreak havoc and Sasquatches dabble in politics
  • Revolution is in the air, and in the streets
  • A cursed netsuke threatens to take the life of a young girl

Featuring Hugo Award winning author and master of alternative history, Harry Turtledove, Thirty Days Later will have you on the edge of your seat and ripping through pages, racing to find out what happens next.

“The creators of Twelve Hours Later continue to promote literacy one sensational story at a time by donating a portion of their proceeds to literary charities, but no boring works with fluffy kittens here. Not a one! Where else can you find spycraft and sea serpents, cloud cities and ghosts, romance, witty banter, and worlds of wonder in one place? These are stories to relish and read under the covers into the wee hours of the morning. They’ve done it again-Full marks!” Penelope Dreadfulle, Literary Reviewer for the Blackfriars Courant.

Do you dare open the cover and lose yourself in time? The Clock is Ticking…

Twelve Hours Later

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The very first chronological appearance of Jeremiah Willstone is as a Liberation Academy cadet in the “The Hour of the Wolf” in the exciting steampunk anthologyTwelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery! She also appears in a second story in the anthology, “The Time of Ghosts,” but be warned, it has spoilers for The Clockwork Time Machine, and as for whether it’s her second appearance … well, that would be telling.

Buy Twelve Hours Later on Amazon or ask wherever fine books are sold!

Containing intrigue, dirigibles, and the occasional forest demon, Twelve Hours Later spans one whole day, each story taking place in a single hour, and each hour a whirlwind of steam, legends, and spycraft. Twelve Hours Later will thrill you with round-the-clock and round-the-world action and adventure, weaving lore from ancient Egypt, Greece, Japan, and more into a whole new steampunk tapestry. All proceeds of the anthology go to the San Jose Library System, so as you indulge your literary senses, you’re also helping to promote literacy, one sensational story at a time. The Treehouse Writers, fifteen talented authors, artists and poets, have come together in this must read anthology of myths, legends, and lore – with a Steampunk flair.

The Clockwork Time Machine

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The first novel in the Jeremiah Willstone universe, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine is a sprawling tale of brass buttons, ray guns, and two-fisted adventure!

Buy Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine here:

Or ask for it wherever fine books are sold!

In an alternate empire filled with mechanical men, women scientists and fantastic contraptions powered by steam, a high ranking officer in the Victoriana Defense League betrays his country when he steals an airship and awakens an alien weapon that will soon hatch into a walking factory of death.

Commander Jeremiah Willstone and her team must race through time in a desperate bid to stop the traitor’s plan to use the alien weapon to overthrow the world’s social order. With time running out, Jeremiah may have to sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves.

Cover Reveal: JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE!

At long last, here it is: the cover of JEREMIAH WILLSTONE AND THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE!

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We’ll be picking the actual release date in the next few days. For now, here’s a sneak peek at the back cover blurb:

From an Epic Award winning author comes a sprawling tale of brass buttons, ray guns, and two-fisted adventure!

In an alternate empire filled with mechanical men, women scientists and fantastic contraptions powered by steam, a high ranking officer in the Victoriana Defense League betrays his country when he steals an airship and awakens an alien weapon that will soon hatch into a walking factory of death.

Commander Jeremiah Willstone and her team must race through time in a desperate bid to stop the traitor’s plan to use the alien weapon to overthrow the world’s social order. With time running out, Jeremiah may have to sacrifice everything she is to save everyone she loves.

“Addictive, sassy, sexy, funny, intense, brilliant.” -Bitten By Books, on Frost Moon

Epic Award winner Anthony Francis writes the Dakota Frost, Skindancer series and Jeremiah Willstone series while working on robots for “the Search Engine Which Starts with a ‘G’.”

Prevail, Victoriana!

-the Centaur