Steel Roots- A new YA steampunk series
Seventh Star Press have a new addition to the author family in the form J.L. Mulvihill. J.L. Mulvihill is set to release the first book in the exciting new YA Steampunk series in the second quarter of 2013 with The Box Car Baby, with following titles at the beginning of 2014 and 2015.
The Box Car Baby sounds like a great book. I have never read a steampunk book before but I am hoping this may be my first delve into the steampunk world.
The Box Car Baby introduces the character of AB'Gale Steel who was born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia, according to what her papa told her. Bishop Steel, a mechanical engineer for the Southern Railroad, found his adopted daughter snuggled in a basket of cotton on an otherwise empty boxcar in the train yard. When no one came around to claim the baby, Bishop Steel, rather than relinquish the child to the State only to end up at the Workhouse someday, smuggled her home to raise as his own. The name on the boxcar he found her in read, A B Gale Logs, and so he named the baby AB'Gale.
But if the mystery of who her real parents are isn’t enough for fifteen-year -old AB'Gale, Papa Bishop goes missing. Worried for her family and afraid of having to spend her life at the Workhouse, AB'Gale goes into town to see if anyone’s seen her papa, only to find a deeper mystery. At the train station no one seems to know who her papa is even though he’s worked for the Southern Railroad for thirty years.
An encounter with a strange Hobo-man, who claims to know her father, results in the acquisition of a leather eye-glass tube that he says belongs to her papa. Before AB'Gale can question him further the man runs away. When she gets home, she finds the Crushers taking her grandma off to the Oldies-home, so she hides until they are gone.
AB'Gale finds that the leather tube contains a map of the United States, with markers made by various towns across the country. By each marker is a word or a name written in her papa’s handwriting.
Alone, and with only the clues of the map to go by, AB'Gale has no choice but to set out on her own to find her papa.
"The Steel Roots novels will be released in limited hardcover, softcover (trade paperback), and several eBook editions, including versions for Kindle, Nook, the iBookstore, and Sony-compatible devices."
For further information on J.L Mulvihill and the upcoming releases, please visit http://www.seventhstarpress.com/ or the author's site at http://www.elsielind.com/
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New anthology project, Perfect Flaw: Dystopian Stories, with editor Robin Blankenship
Seventh Star Press have announced an exiciting new anthology project, Perfect Flaw: Dystopian Stories, with editor Robin Blankenship. The anthology will allow for short stories of up to 10,000 words.
The type of story they are looking for:
"The stories must be set within a society in a repressive and controlled state, which can be under the guise of a utopian society. The genre of the stories can be anything from Horror to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk and other forms of speculative ficiton"
"This anthology is intended to be a book that is a exploration of society gone wrong. "Utopian" societies that mask the true, underlying controlled state. Stories of people fighting back against the repression in hopes of a better place for the average person. Groups forming to fight the fatal flaw that the people in charge strive to cover up to keep the masses in line."
Submissions must be in by Midnight of January 8, 2013. Please provide a cover letter and use standard manuscript format. They can be emailed to: Robin at seventhstarpress.com The anthology has a targeted release date for spring of 2013. OPEN TO ALL WRITERS FOR SUBMISSION
*All information obtained from www.seventhstarpress.com, I do not claim this work as my own, this was obtained via a press release on the website above with persmission*
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