So, Gentle Reader, I am an official contributor to the Steampunk Bible. Which is to say, more properly, there is a rather provocative photograph of me taken by my dear friend J. Daniel Sawyer. (He is also the one responsible for the amazing shots taken in Portland when we were visiting OryCon last year.)
Funny story regarding the photo of me in the Steampunk Bible. Dan took a bunch of pictures of self in the now infamous spoon corset outfit – because who doesn't want spoons on their boobs? It has a natty little jacket to go with it, and I actually thought the ones with the jacket better represented steampunk fashion. However, the one chosen for the book was the most – shall we say? – Alexia-ish. Before you ask, yes, Alexia has a big rack because I do. And, yes, that is part of the reason I decided to call my new fashion blog Retro Rack. (Honestly, ladies, if you got it, in the end, you simply have to own it and learn how to dress it.)
So back to the Steampunk Bible itself. I haven't go my copy yet but word on the street is that is it good. I look forward to people's opinions on the matter and I will post my own thoughts soon.
Meanwhile, here are some articles and spreads, Amazon Feature, Austin Chronicle Feature, and on Steampunkr.
Buy the The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature online at Amazon, Book Depository, and Indiebound. Just so you don't think I'm grasping or anything, I don't get royalties or anything for this book. I just thought you guys might like to know about it. Plus $16:50 for a coffee table book of this quality is a steal!
Your moment of parasol . . .
Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Your Tisane of Smart:
Here's one kind of like it on Amazon. Bamboo Puzzle Serving Tray and Cutting Board
Your Writerly Tinctures:
On Blurb Requesting. For the record, I don't blurb anymore, for many of the reasons she lists.
Timeless: Third draft done and in to editor!
Secret Project F: It is ALIVE! Half way through, yes!
Secret Project PPA: Only a twinkle in my little eye.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!
Quote of the Day:
"If you wait for inspiration, you're not a writer, but a waiter."