Category Archives: Culture

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016 – Postage

When you look back at history, or you create a retro-future like Steampunk, there are so many pieces of the world to consider.  Something as simple as the stamp on an envelope had a detailed history of its own. Again, I’m thankful to my old (and I’m not necessarily calling HIM old… cause… we’re about […]

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016 – Stamp of Approval

Having been a Postal Child myself (Three generations of my family have worked for the USPS), stamps and anything else involved in that kind of correspondence have always fascinated me. Historical stamps and other postage ephemera can give you a brief snippet of personal history in a time long gone by. It’s a romantic idea […]

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016- Hawaii Plantation Era

Aloha from the Sandwich Islands… from the Hawaiian Kingdom! Back in the Victorian Era, Hawaii was it’s own kingdom. And much of its distinction as a melting pot began, in my opinion, during that ‘Victorian’ Era. And one of the biggest reasons for the influx of immigrants was the Sugar Plantations. Oh, Hawaii has had […]

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International Pickle Week – May 14 – 25

So, it’s International pickle week! I’m all for this holiday! Pickles were not something I enjoyed as a child, but thanks to an amazing woman and her inviting Cafe in Eagle Rock, CA… I love pickles! The Cafe was just a few streets down from my college and I discovered it one day when it […]

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“Springing the Trap” – 3rd Place at The Were-Traveler

So kind of The Were-Traveler to mention me – “Here are the ten stories that made it past the first round, and the top 3 stories are the winners. Congrats to Ray Dean for her 3rd place story: Springing the Trap. A damn good read. A bit Austen meets Poe.” The Were-Traveler Bookmark on Delicious […]

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A new Review for “Carried Away”

Two reviews on Amazon.com so far… and this one posted on Review Link and a little snippet from the review: I would recommend this novella to anyone who has enjoyed the graphic novel, as it fills in the background details of the Suffrajitsu universe and revisits the characters. If you haven’t read the graphic novel, […]

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Get “Carried Away” with my Give Away

a Rafflecopter giveaway From now until Tuesday of Next Week… enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway to help me celebrate my release on Kindle Worlds! As a proper Edwardian Englishman, Lord Arnold Smythe has no time at all for the radical women’s suffrage movement. He becomes infuriated when his wife, Lady Roslyn, shows an interest in the […]

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2015 Steampunk Hands Around the World: International Q & A – Part Two

International Question and Answer Roundtable! This is the second part of the Q & A. Thanks again to all of our participants! You can find Part One of the Q & A – HERE Do you participate in a local Steampunk group? Sally-Ann: I’m loosely attached to the Lincoln Steampunks as I attend the major […]

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Leave Darcy Out of This! — Gray vs Grey

One of the Jane Austen groups on facebook posted this link Is Christian Grey Our New Mr. Darcy? If you want my opinion… I think the comparison should be this… Don’t compare a gentleman of rank who has to consider not just his duty to his family, but to his tenants… a man who gives […]

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2015 Steampunk Hands Around the World: International Q & A – Part One

International Question and Answer Roundtable! First, I’d like to thank the wonderful folks who took the time to answer my questions. I wanted to focus on their whole experience in Steampunk. We have so much information that I am going to break this up so that you don’t have a numb backside after you finish […]

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