Posts Tagged ‘Abney Park’

13 days to launch: Guess what is in my hot little hands?

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

It’s here… Our book is HERE!

The proof copy, the very first copy of the book, arrived well after 7PM yesterday (who knew that Brown delivered so late?).

There is something trilling and magical about tearing into the cardboard and holding a REAL book with your name on it. Lives were nearly lost in the tidal wave of my glee when the the proof copy of Chenda and the Airship Brofman, my first novel, came. Now – receiving my third book,  I have to say the thrill is no less, So, if you live in my neighborhood, are one of my friends, my favorite barista, or happen to be at the gas pump at the same time as me, getting me to NOT show you the book will be the trick.

OK – so what else came yesterday? Here’s an excerpt:video.php?v=2930770480075&saved


Countdown to Launch: 19 days to go – BLURB!

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm


NO not the sound my stomach makes to alert me that I’ve been at the convention ALL DAY without eating….

blurb [blɜːb]  n  a promotional description, as found on the jackets of books. [coined by Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), US humorist and illustrator]

Her Majesty’s Explorer has gotten it’s first BLURBS! and here they are:

“St. John Murphy Alexander, ‘Her Majesty’s Explorer,’ is literature’s most charming mechanical man since L. Frank Baum’s Tin Man. ” ~ Jim Barnes, Editor, Independent Publisher Magazine 

“Utterly charming!” ~ M.K. Hobsen, author of The Native Star

Thanks, Chloe and Isabella “I just finished reading Her Majesty’s Explorer to Chloe (9 years old) and Isabella (just 6). They both loved it, and both wished they could have their very own Steamduck.” ~ Captain Robert of Abney Park.
More are rolling in! I will be tweeting (@CoalCitySteam – do follow!) and posting them at the Her Majesty’s Explorer Facebook page as the reviews and blurbs come in leading up to launch.
Tomorrow – I’ll tell you all about HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING BLURBS!!!! Exciting times….

Coming soon – An Interview with Captain Robert

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I’m working on an Interview with Captain Robert from Abney Park. Keep your eyes here for the results – SOON!

Abney Park Rocked this years Dragon Con

Abney Park Rocked this year's Dragon Con