A short summary of your story:
A foundry worker, who dreams of building an airship, is delighted when a beautiful woman offers to help him turn his designs into a reality. However, in order to receive funding for his creation, he must agree to undertake a foolhardy maiden voyage. With at least one of his passengers working to their own unscrupulous agenda, plus another who appears entirely mad, on a mission which is both implausible and impossible, he must decide just how far he is prepared to go in the pursuit of his ambitions.
After all, there’s nothing more dangerous than…
…and the beautiful.
Is this your first foray into Steampunk?
Yes, this was our first venture into a Steampunk world, but not our last.
Over the last few years we’ve had a number of short stories published, always in science-fiction and horror anthologies, so we’ve been looking for opportunities to branch out into other genres. When we saw an opportunity to write for a Steampunk anthology, we jumped at it. For us, there’s a certain mix of romantic adventure, Victorian ingenuity and outright madness to the genre that we just could not resist.
What other stories are you writing?
We’ve recently completed work on a Steampunk novella, which at 20,000 words is the our longest piece of fiction so far, which has been submitted for another anthology. If they don’t publish it, we may well release it as an e-book, as we really do think it’s something special. We should also have a short story coming out in a fantasy anthology later in 2015.
What are your writing plans for the rest of 2015?
2015 should be a big year.
Up until now our writing has been something squeezed into a very hectic schedule, generally between 6 and 7 am, as that was the only free time available. That all changes as of February 2015, so with some real time available, we’re hopeful that we may finally produce our first novel. Don’t hold your breath though, it has been known for us to be heavily distracted by short stories, screenplays, the internet or various bright and shiny objects