What’s on this month? Grab your goggles!

Steampunk Revival? I hope so!

Brush down your Victorian clothing and clean out your goggles! I’m very excited to announce that it’s STEAMPUNK MONTH at Tor.com and they will be running a series of articles from esteemed bloggers, G. D. Falksen, Stefania Forlini, Lev Grossman, Jah’Meia, Jay Lake, George Mann, Joe Monti (Barry Goldblatt Literary Agent), Cherie Priest, Ann VanderMeer, and Jeff VanderMeer.

Book covers are all credited to various publishers.

Also look out for process posts from Steampunk writers, artists, designers, costumers, and tinkerers.

For those of you that do not know what Steampunk is here is one of the best articles to be found on Wiki — Steampunk; an explanation.

Find out more about the Tor.com “Stubby” rocket logo, and the story behind it here.

On the sidebar to the right I am going to be adding links directing you to these, and other Steampunk authors and fanatics, so do take a peek. You really do not know what you are missing.

Also, this month:


The guys at Scripped.com are running another screenwriting competition:

To register for the competition, go here and enter your name/email address. They will give you periodic updates on the competition through that email list. Be sure to send then a tweet if you have any questions on the competition, and they’ll answer you as soon as they can!

Phoenix Rising Promotions

Come and chat with authors Monday — 19th October — with Phoenix Rising Promotions and their clients! Check out the events page for upcoming chats and events to plan ahead for. Plus check out the free ebooks, when you join the chat group.

891 Reviews to date! Lots more to come!

Just had to write that there, since I have just discovered how to do this flashy blue line! But it’s true – we have all sorts of reviews, interviews and news lined up. Just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait! Oh, sorry, wrong post…

Jeremy C. Shipp and his BIZARRO FICTION!

Last, but not at all least – as you can see on the sticky note above – we welcome our new OCTOBER AUTHOR in the SPOTLIGHT, Bizarro fiction writer, Jeremy C. Shipp. Just in time for Hallow’een! Not that he is scary, but his books are!

As always you will be hearing much, much more about this month’s author – so stay tuned as you step inside the bizarre world of absurdism and would you believe – Bizarroization? Check out the SPOTLIGHT page I made for him here — while you wait. This will be updated as and when new features become available over the course of the month.

Don’t know what Bizarro is? Try this! (Wiki)

I will also be adding links to Jeremy’s site and other Bizarro authors and fanatics in the sidebar on the right, so you can check out what is going on in the weird world of all things bizarre.

CHECK OUT the website of JEREMY C. SHIPP

Hopefully, during the month of October, you will discover one or two new authors that write a genre you may not have thought to read before.

Have fun!



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