A few months ago I made my first foray into Steampunk and sold a story to Penny Dread Tales Vol. 4, which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Penny-Dread-Tales-Perfidious-Paranormal/dp/0983278288/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411768345&sr=1-1&keywords=penny+dread+tales+iv
Not knowing how I would do, or feel, about writing Steampunk, I found writing in the genre very satisfying and entertaining. I immediately followed up Cosmic Doppelganger with another Steampunk short story in conjunction with the band Fuzzbot. That story, Letters to Abigail, was based on the music and lyrics of Fuzzbot's song by the same name. Again, I had a blast writing in the genre, and it's been well-received. With that said, I have the inklings of a Steampunk novel in the works that I'll get started on when I finish the third installment of the Hollywood Cowboys series.
My venture into Steampunk has landed my first Steampunk panel at the Time Traveler's Market Place and Ball. TTMB is an event being held in Hillsboro this coming October. The Market Faire & Ball is a benefit to support the Hillsboro Historical Society. I'm very much looking forward to this great event and the panel. As a history buff, and someone who loves to learn about local history, I think this is a wonderful way to help preserve our past.
In our hustle and bustle everyday existence, I think we're always concerned with the present moment and what the future may bring. Sometimes we lose sight of the past, and what we can learn from it. It's not news to most that Americans as a whole tend to put less value on our past than other Western cultures. This has always saddened my heart, and I'm glad to take part in an event that will help an organization that educates and preserves the colorful local history that is everywhere around us.
I've heard nothing but good things about past TTMBs. If you have some free time in October, please drop on by the event! I sincerely hope to see you there!
You can learn more about TTMB here: http://www.timetravelersball.com/
Or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Time-Travelers-Ball/119350628100292?ref=br_tf
To check out Letters to Abigail, a FREE E-book, go here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/446965