Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sneak Peek Into My Story Release For Next Month!


A few of you know that one of my short story babies will be released into the world on November 10th. It was never a story I intended to write. It came about last December through a few frustrating days of finishing up my middle grade novel. I was approached and asked if I'd be interested in writing some sort of YA steampunk story. The timing couldn't have been better, seeing how I needed a break before diving into revising my MG novel.

Although I'd become intrigued by the whole steampunk arena, I knew nothing about writing it. So I began reading and researching steampunk worlds. Instantly fascinated, with only a few weeks to hammer out and finalize a story, I went blindly into writing it, absolutely no sense of urgency. If I got it done, I got it done. If not, oh well. I gave something new a try. 

I really should use that mentality in my writing more often, because the moment I began writing TIME SPUN SOULS I couldn't stop. But that story will be for the book's official release. Today is for showing off the cover and feeding you crumbs of interest. 

Gear up for GEARS OF BRASS! 

A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.  

Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.  

Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path. 

GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills.  It will be available for purchase on November 10, 2014.  Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets. 

Meet the authors:
Jordan Elizabeth writes young adult fantasy for Curiosity Quills, including ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW which was published in October and the upcoming TREASURE DARKLY; she’s represented by the Belcastro Agency.

J. Million is the author of Last of the Giants and can always be found reading or writing.

Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is a professional storyteller and author of several books including, Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell, Breadline Blue, Legends Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York, and Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories and Activities for At-Risk Youth Programming.

SA Larsen is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary and is the author of published short stories, community-interest stories, and magazine articles focused on children. 

Grant Eagar is an Engineer who would take the tales he told his children at bed time, and transform them into fantasy stories. 

Clare Weze is the author of The House of Ash (forthcoming) and the co-author and editor of Cloudscapes over the Lune.

Eliza Tilton: gamer, writer and lover of dark chocolate; author of the YA Fantasy, BROKEN FOREST, published by Curiosity Quills Press.

Heather Talty's stories have been featured in Enchanted Conversation, as well as her own fractured fairy tale site, Mythopoetical (www.Beatrixcottonpants.com).

W.K. Pomeroy is a third generation writer who has published more than 70 short stories/articles/poems across many genres and styles, which now includes Steampunk.

Christine Baker is the author of Lana's End, The Guild of Dagda, and many more. 

Natalia Darcy: a bookilicious reader, tea drinker and Zumba aficionado who enjoys playing cards against humanity and washing her hair with ice cold water. 

You can get your steampunk fix before GEARS OF BRASS is released in November.  To ENTER for your chance to win a copy of GEARS OF BRASS, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  The drawing for the winner will be held on October 27th.  AND thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

Do you read steampunk? What's your favorite steampunk story?

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  1. That cover is wicked cool. Congratulations on the acceptance of your story, Sheri!

  2. The cover is very well done. Congrats to you on having your story in to.

  3. Congratulations, Sheri! I can't wait to hear more about YOUR short story!

    1. Aw...thank you. It's nice to finally have something YA out there.

  4. That's awesome! The cover is amazing, and this looks like a great collection of stories. Congratulations!!! :D

  5. Congrats! That is a really neat cover.

  6. Yeah, definitely a cool cover :)

  7. Congrats on the story Sheri! I know it'll be great.

  8. Woot, woot! There's nothing like shaking up the routine to get the muse kicking. (That's probably why I dabble across genres while no one is looking. ;)

    1. You rebel, you! And doing it while no one is looking... ;)

      Hey, make sure you take it easy. It's okay to do that.

  9. Congratulations! I just love that cover!

  10. Congrats, SA! I featured you yesterday on my blog. But I was so busy teaching I forgot to send you the link! Check it out if you have time. :) Excited for you.

  11. huge congrats to you! that cover--perfection!

  12. I didn't realize you had a story in this! Now I've REALLY got to get it!

    1. That is so sweet of you to say. Thank you so much! You just made my day.

  13. What a perfect Steam Punk cover! Hey, I don't know if you saw my message on your last post, but you won the copies of my books from my giveaway. If you'd like to claim them, please send me your mailing address. Here's my email: sherry.a.ellis@gmail.com.

  14. Do I ever love that cover! Now that's attitude, baby.

  15. Hey, I'm from Western New York!!!! I love that cover and I love reading Steampunk!!!

  16. Congratulations! My daughter really likes Steampunk. Sadly, I haven't read any yet.

  17. Sounds cool – I'm excited to read it!

  18. Congrats.

    I'd like to get into short story writing. It would be a break from the novel writing.

    I look forward to reading this.


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