The world has changed forever and so has fashion

The most classic treatment of clothes in The Blackburn Chronicles is the uniform of the those belonging to The Order of the Sword and Scroll. Crimson cloaks and armor breastplates worn by the knights harken back to the centuries old origin of the powerful society. Ashton Wells, spy for the Order, favors a knight’s blade over the more modern tracer gun.

Charlotte Blackburn, the heroin of the series goes through a tremendous transformation from debutante to dissenter and later…t

Weapons of light

Creating the weapons for my YA Steampunk novel, The Tremblers took me on a fascinating path. The invention of destructive devices was vexing and addicting all at once.

Weapons of light — Tracer Guns are the weapon of choice for the soldiers of the Peaceful Union. Powerful blasters that syphon the glowing purple energy from the massive Tesla Domes caging the city-states are feared by the average citizen. Constantly realibrating to the dome’s pulse, they are outlawed to everyone but the soldiers of the government.

A Great Calamity has fractured the whole of America

A Great Calamity has fractured the whole of America toppling the government and killing millions across the entire nation. From the embers rose The Peaceful Union, with its symbol of the dark phoenix that promises protection and order from the chaos and death outside the city-states.

Charlotte blackburn, is a daughter of this new society that huddles beneath the massive churning steamworks of the electric Tesla Domes.

Dark heroes, fantastic devices, and unbreakable love

Charlotte, on the run from the shadowy Order of the Sword and Scroll with the mysterious spy, Ashton Wells, flees via air ship to the floating settlement of Outer City.

The last frontier of the broken world of the Blackburn Chronicles, the sky territory is home to outlaws and pioneers. Lawmen keep the peace at the bustling ports where every kind of fantastic air ship and hodge-podge dirigible brings those who seek their fortune.

Life Is All About Choices…and Consequences

Life is all about choices…and consequences. That’s what my new book, BROKEN TRUST, is all about. The main character is Chrysalis better known as Chryssie. A chrysalis is another name for a cocoon and a cocoon is one of the necessary steps for a...

Guest Post: How Leprosy and a Servant Girl became Providence

Teaching elementary chapel from kindergarten through fifth grade—all at one time—was a joy for me. I had thirty minutes to sing, pray, and teach stories from the Bible. One particular series studied young people in the Bible who did great things. I dramatized David versus Goliath, Gideon and his glow stick bearing army (the Israelites had torches but those aren’t school approved) and a servant girl in the Book of II Kings who bravely spoke up about a prophet in Israel who could heal

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