The US Review of Books Awards a Recommended Review, 5 Stars

We have to admit we love this review and cannot be all cool and pretend we do not. Here’s the link to The US Review of Books site, and to reviewer John E. Roper’s five star rating on Goodreads!  The full text is provided below for your reading enjoyment. Savor our favorite bits, like “Impressive debut,”… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: BooksChatter

Thank you, BooksChatter for hosting our guest post today, on, well, why you should rush out immediately and read “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” even if Japan is not your thing! Or dirigibles. Because if universal human stories are your thing, then you should read “Toru.” In our most humble opinion. Here’s the post if you are… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: The Avid Reader

We’re grateful The Avid Reader for hosting this Author Interview and Excerpt from “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” where we discuss why Toru is such a stiff and Jiro is so much fun. Check out the post on The Avid Reader here, or read it below! Excerpt: “Rather than argue with them, you should invite them to make the… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Fabulous and Brunette

We enjoyed our visit to blog “Fabulous and Brunette,” a lovely name! Today we are featured in an Author Guest Post where we talk about researching “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” and explain how research led to Jiro getting his beer taken away from him in the second draft. Sad! Check out Fabulous and Brunette’s blog here,… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Megan Morgan

Today we visited fellow author Megan Morgan, romance novelist. Check out our Author Interview, where I explain that scary moment in a first draft when there’s no way back and no way forward, but one must persist! You can also enjoy an excerpt featuring Jiro, everyone’s favorite character in “Toru: Wayfarer Returns,” as he begins his… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Mixed Book Bag

We are grateful to Mixed Book Bag for hosting a guest post on “Toru: Wayfarer Returns.” I share how I stumbled down the rabbit hole of steampunk literature through a chance invitation to a Victorian dress ball and my attempts to stretch the boundaries of the genre to fit the story I wanted to tell…. Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Reviews by Crystal

We’d like to thank Reviews by Crystal for hosting an author Q & A for our tour! After we get through critical information like my preference for mint chocolate chip ice cream, we get down to the important stuff, like protagonist Toru’s daddy issues, the historical inspiration for the fictional Toru, why American audiences need… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Author Deborah A Bailey

We appreciate the warm welcome at fellow author Deborah A Bailey’s blog for “Toru: Wayfarer Returns.” Deborah writes science fiction and paranormal romances with what sounds like a fair amount of heat! Our guest post on Deborah’s site featured more musings about genre, steampunk and why I needed to blend alternate history, historical fiction, steampunk… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Judy Thomas’s “Welcome to My World of Dreams”

Check out our author interview, where I ‘fess up to singing female anthem pop at high volume when alone, and explain why there are no shapeshifters in “Toru: Wayfarer Returns.” Also take a peek at an except from the book and sign up for a giveaway! Thank you, Judy, for hosting us on your blog. Here… Read more »

Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Lampshade Reader

One of our first stops on the tour is Lampshade Reader. Please find our full guest post here, including our essay on the background and sources–Steampunk, Japan and history–for “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” and an excerpt featuring impertinent Jiro, future dirigible pilot. Highlights from the essay include my admiration for Cherie Priest’s innovative blend of zombies… Read more »

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  • The US Review of Books Awards a Recommended Review, 5 Stars

    We have to admit we love this review and cannot be all cool and pretend we do not. Here’s the link to The US Review of Books site, and to reviewer John E. Roper’s five star rating on Goodreads!  The full text is provided below for your reading enjoyment. Savor our favorite bits, like “Impressive debut,”… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: BooksChatter

    Thank you, BooksChatter for hosting our guest post today, on, well, why you should rush out immediately and read “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” even if Japan is not your thing! Or dirigibles. Because if universal human stories are your thing, then you should read “Toru.” In our most humble opinion. Here’s the post if you are… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: The Avid Reader

    We’re grateful The Avid Reader for hosting this Author Interview and Excerpt from “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” where we discuss why Toru is such a stiff and Jiro is so much fun. Check out the post on The Avid Reader here, or read it below! Excerpt: “Rather than argue with them, you should invite them to make the… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Fabulous and Brunette

    We enjoyed our visit to blog “Fabulous and Brunette,” a lovely name! Today we are featured in an Author Guest Post where we talk about researching “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” and explain how research led to Jiro getting his beer taken away from him in the second draft. Sad! Check out Fabulous and Brunette’s blog here,… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Megan Morgan

    Today we visited fellow author Megan Morgan, romance novelist. Check out our Author Interview, where I explain that scary moment in a first draft when there’s no way back and no way forward, but one must persist! You can also enjoy an excerpt featuring Jiro, everyone’s favorite character in “Toru: Wayfarer Returns,” as he begins his… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Mixed Book Bag

    We are grateful to Mixed Book Bag for hosting a guest post on “Toru: Wayfarer Returns.” I share how I stumbled down the rabbit hole of steampunk literature through a chance invitation to a Victorian dress ball and my attempts to stretch the boundaries of the genre to fit the story I wanted to tell…. Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Reviews by Crystal

    We’d like to thank Reviews by Crystal for hosting an author Q & A for our tour! After we get through critical information like my preference for mint chocolate chip ice cream, we get down to the important stuff, like protagonist Toru’s daddy issues, the historical inspiration for the fictional Toru, why American audiences need… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Author Deborah A Bailey

    We appreciate the warm welcome at fellow author Deborah A Bailey’s blog for “Toru: Wayfarer Returns.” Deborah writes science fiction and paranormal romances with what sounds like a fair amount of heat! Our guest post on Deborah’s site featured more musings about genre, steampunk and why I needed to blend alternate history, historical fiction, steampunk… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Judy Thomas’s “Welcome to My World of Dreams”

    Check out our author interview, where I ‘fess up to singing female anthem pop at high volume when alone, and explain why there are no shapeshifters in “Toru: Wayfarer Returns.” Also take a peek at an except from the book and sign up for a giveaway! Thank you, Judy, for hosting us on your blog. Here… Read more »

  • Blog Tour Whistle Stop: Lampshade Reader

    One of our first stops on the tour is Lampshade Reader. Please find our full guest post here, including our essay on the background and sources–Steampunk, Japan and history–for “Toru: Wayfarer Returns” and an excerpt featuring impertinent Jiro, future dirigible pilot. Highlights from the essay include my admiration for Cherie Priest’s innovative blend of zombies… Read more »

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