Here’s a listing of all the posts from the blog tour. Thank you again to all of my wonderful hosts. Make sure you check out their websites if you haven’t already – they are full of great insights, wit, and of course, fantastic writing of their own!
Monday, October 12 | What the Heck is Steampunk Dystopian, Anyway?
In this post, hosted by the wonderful Kate Evans, I explain the basics of both the steampunk and dystopian genres, as well as what attracted me to a “steampunk dystopian” mash up.
Tuesday, October 13 | The Evolution of The Cogsmith’s Daughter: From First Draft to Final Product
Here, I’m hosted by Ula, and I share how I went about writing my first draft as well as some “trivia” about how the final book differs from my first draft.
Wednesday, October 14 | Desertera: Conception and Construction
Zach asked me how I came up with the idea for Desertera, my novel’s world, as well as how I went about building it. In this post, all is revealed!
Thursday, October 15 | How I “Became” a Writer (and Stumbled Upon the Idea for My Novel)
Charles wanted to know more about my background as a writer and how I came up with the idea for The Cogsmith’s Daughter. This one goes way back, folks.
Friday, October 16 | Author Hall of Fame Introduction
Chris the Story Reading Ape was kind enough to add me to his Author Hall of Fame. As my introduction, I talk about how my sociology background influences the purpose behind my writing.
Monday, October 19 | New Author Alert
A video interview, hosted by young adult science fiction author, Jonas Lee. Insights into my writing process, future plans, and general shenanigans.
Tuesday, October 20 | Take a Tour of Desertera
Because Helen crafted such an enchanting world in her own fiction, I wanted to take her and her readers on a tour of my world, Desertera – an old steam ship surrounded by villages.
Wednesday, October 21 | What It “Really” Takes to Write and Publish a Novel
I give Amanda the straight truth about writing a novel – both the intangible traits it takes and the hard facts and figures on stages, time, and personal cost.
Thursday, October 22 | The Religion of Desertera
Have you been wondering how the heck a steampunk world ended up in a desert wasteland? I tell all with Teri’s readers – including an excerpt from the novel.
Friday, October 23 | The Pros and Cons of Using Invented Words in Your Book Title
What exactly is a cogsmith? In this post on Kev’s Great Indie Authors, I explain – and describe the pros and cons of slapping such a word on your book cover.
Don’t forget! The blog tour Goodreads giveaway ends TODAY. Enter HERE for your chance to win one of three signed copies of The Cogsmith’s Daughter!