It’s official! Our Eight Ripple Press Steampunk short story collection will be launched on October 1, 2017. It is called: “Steamy Cogs: A Steampunk Romance Collection.” Jackie Lefebvre is returning to edit, and Olivia Moore will be the cover photographer (as she was for December Wishes). We also have several returning authors: Bonnie Lynn Carroll, Laurie Stewart, and Raeanne G. Roy. I’m also excited to have Bess Hamilton as our newest author!
Some people have asked “what is steampunk?” but that’s a bit of a loaded question. Google defines it as:
steam·punk (ˈstēmˌpəNGk/) noun
noun: steampunk; noun: steam-punk
genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. “if you like steampunk, this is a great book for you”
a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction. “the essence of steampunk is homage to vintage fashion with a modern, sassy twist”
Usually they take place in Victorian England, or the Wild West (as mine will) and have a gritty feel to them. I’m on pins and needles waiting to see how each of our authors shape theirs!
Our cover design will be revealed in April, and we’ll update the Facebook page with all of the progress.