What is the Worst Thing That Can Happen in this Chapter?

Think about what makes you keep reading a book. Is it when everything works out well? Is it when the story finally fits together like a month-long jigsaw puzzle? Is it when the end of the book is exactly what you expected from the prologue? Of course not! That would be silly and boring! You [...]

Why We Wrote a Serial Novel

Hi, guys. Austin here. Today is the official release date of Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel (Part One)! For those of you who have already purchased it during the pre-release weekend, we hope you’re enjoying it. We can’t wait to hear your comments on this site, Facebook, or to see the reviews on Amazon.com (hint hint!). [...]

Why Steampunk?

Why Steampunk? We wanted to redefine what steampunk meant. We wanted to write steampunk that we would walk through the bookstore, pick up, and want to read.

Nimbus Release Giveaway

Between now and May 4th, we’re giving away 5 copies of Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel and a $25 Amazon.com gift card. How awesome is that?

My Father’s Eulogy (Barry Wayne Keeton)

Barry Wayne Keeton (June 7, 1951 - April 3, 2012) Five or six years ago, my dad told me that he wanted me to write something to say at his funeral--whenever it was that the time came. Since then, we’ve had our scares, and with each scare, the idea of writing my father’s eulogy came [...]

Quote of the Day – “Superfun Copyedits” Edition

Given that my wife and I are both thinking about getting into the freelance copyediting business as a side-job, I thought Lilith Saintcrow's response to copyedits were right on target. Copyeditors are those brave souls who descend upon one’s manuscript and pick through it with a fine-tooth comb. Punctuation. Grammar. Internal consistency. Formatting. Everything. As you [...]