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!

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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.

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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

Forthcoming Audio

Jeremiah’s not appeared in audio adventures to date, but stay tuned: her first story out of Academy, “A Choir of Demons”, is being adapted for audio in partnership with the creative minds behind the Harry Strange radio dramas and the Atlanta Radio Theater Company. We’re still working out the details, so stay tuned as news on this project develops!

Forthcoming Books

Fear not, fellow adventurers! Jeremiah will star in her very own novel, THE CLOCKWORK TIME MACHINE, out early 2017 from Bell Bridge Books. Stay tuned for more news as it happens!

Lieutenant Jeremiah Willstone

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Jeremiah as a Lieutenant, fresh out Academy – I imagine, fresh back from a jog. Done with pen, pencil, and white pencil on beige-tinted paper, with tone/level/color correction and light editing in Photoshop.

-the Centaur

A Choir of Demons

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Like science? Like adventure? Like seeing liberated women kick ass? Well, for all of the above you’re in luck, because Aurora Wolf magazine has published “A Choir of Demons”, Jeremiah Willstone’s very first adventure out of Academy! Here’s a preview:

“Well, Lieutenant,” he said, handing the dispatch to her. “Looks like your bailiwick.”

“A … police matter, sir?” Jeremiah said, her voice unexpectedly rising; most unbecoming in a soldier, but she hadn’t expected to be sent on a formal mission on her very first day. Navid clearly had talked her up too much! “With respect, sir, I’ve not even completed orientation—”

“You’re wearing the tailcoat,” Lord Bharat said firmly. “Aquit it well. Dismissed.”

Jeremiah clicked her heels, whirled and marched off, her head positively spinning. What were the protocols? Who were the players? She was going in blind! She tried to pump the dispatcher for details, but he sternly sent her on her way: the plea was urgent.

And so, within the hour, Jeremiah found herself halfway across Boston standing beside a detective policeman opening the bloodied front door of an artisan’s shop. Even as the hardbitten woman’s shaking hand cranked the passkey, Jeremiah steeled herself.

“Not sure whether this is an Incursion,” the detective muttered, “but it sure as hell looks like Expeditionary business.” The lockpick engaged, and the spattered door swung open with an ominous creak … revealing a dark red arc on the floorboards. “We left it just as it was.”

“Oh, you didn’t have to,” Jeremiah whispered. Within the brassworker’s shop, the artisan sat sprawled in his work chair, head lolled back, staring at the ceiling, eyes wide open in terror, dried blood running from his ears. Up and down his whole body—indeed, over much of the shop—were carved rough pentagrams.

“Bloody hell,” Jeremiah said.

“My thoughts exactly,” the detective said, walking inside.

Wow! Hell of a first day on the job. Me, I just had to sit through an orientation seminar and locate the microkitchen. I guess Victoriana really is a different world! Good luck, Jeremiah, and may Victoriana prevail!

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-the Centaur

Welcome to the World of Victoriana!

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Hail, fellow adventurers! Jeremiah Willstone has just entered your reality, and this is her very first webpage! Stay tuned as the Expeditionaries from Victoriana learn how to manage the intricacies of these modern digital electronic computers!

Where’s the gear crank on this thing, anyway?