Thursday, September 6, 2012

Steampunk Your Wardrobe & a Winner!

I'm SO excited!!!

My incredibly multi-talented crit buddy Calista Taylor has another new book out. This one is a craft book called Steampunk Your Wardrobe published by Fox Chapel Publishing. Calista made all the crafts, figured out the lighting, took the photos and wrote the instructions & the commentary! (See what I mean about multi-talented?)


Amazon has sent me an email informing me that my pre-order is delayed ... because there's not enough in stock. How cool is that????

Although... I am VERY annoyed I don't have my copy yet. *sigh*

Calista also has several novels out and about - and they are fabulous!
  • Jack - A Grim Reaper Romance is a very cool story based on the Jack the Ripper legends ... and so much more!
  • One Last Kiss is a prequel to Jack and is a Grim Reaper Romance as well. It's also FREE
  • Virdis - a Steampunk Romance & Mystery is also FREE!
  • Devil on a Sparrow's Wing - part 2 in the Virdis series
If you like crafts, fashion, and/or steampunk, this is definitely a book you have to have!!

How about you? Any interest in branching out into both fiction and nonfiction? What's your specialty?

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I used a very scientific method to choose a winner from my previous post. I hollered down the stairs and asked my kids to choose a number. And the winner is...

Sharon K Mayhew!!! Yay!!!

Congratulations & I'll forward your name to Shelli! :)

62 comments:

  1. no non-fiction for me, aside from the occasional essay. I like to escape into some place that isn't real too much :)

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  2. Jemi, thank you so much for your kind words!! I hope you'll like it!! : )

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  3. Ms H - I do love my fiction too!!

    Cali - you're so very welcome and I know I LOVE it!! :)

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  4. Congrats to Sharon!

    I can see why this book is a big hit! I just watched a special the other day about how there are steampunk parties where people dress in costumes. Fascinating!

    I think it is fiction for me- but I do love pets so maybe I could do a non-fiction book about animals. :)
    ~Jess

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  5. Jess - steampunk really is a lot of fun!! I prefer fiction too - but I do have this idea that refuses to go away... :)

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  6. I would love a copy of that book. Now I'm going to check out the free ones.

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  7. Susan - I know! I hope mine comes in soon!!!

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  8. Wohoo! I'm so excited! I loved Shelli's book Untraceable.

    Congratulations to your friend. My daughter would love that book!

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  9. If I were a non-fiction writer I'd be writing about nature. In fact, I had an idea some years ago that I never quite developed beyond an outline, but I could probably pull it off...Maybe it's time.

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  10. Sharon - Congrats!!! I think Cali's book is going to make a lot of people happy at Christmas :)

    Jeff - maybe it is! I've got an idea I'd like to develop, but I'd need to build a whole new platform and I'm not up to that!!

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  11. Thanks for the links.

    Calista's non-fiction looks cool.

    I don't see myself writing a non-fiction book.

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  12. Congrats to Sharon on winning yesterday's book.

    Cali blows me away. The idea of having to take photos for a book gives me hives! (Well, not literally.) Wow. My book hasn't arrived yet, but no email either... I'm hoping Amazon and UPS will have it for me by the weekend.

    Congrats on the book release, Calista!

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  13. Medeia - I can't wait to see the final version - it looks awesome! :)

    Jean - I hope yours comes in! I'm with you on the hives. Cali does indeed rock!!

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  14. HOOORAH for Sharon!! She's lovely!!

    And yay for Cali!! What a great venture!! All the best! Take care
    x

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  15. Looks like a great book!

    I love reading non-fic...don't have the time to write it right now, but would love to someday.

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  16. So awesome for Calista that her book is selling so well.

    And congrats to Sharon! That's awesome she won.

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  17. Congratulations to Sharon. I like your method for choosing a winner.

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  18. Old Kitty - Sharon and Cali are fabulous people!!

    Elizabeth - can't wait for my copy to arrive! Nonfiction is interesting - maybe one of these days! :)

    Natalie - it's nice to spread good news about 2 great people!

    Alex - thanks! It was easier than using Random.org :)

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  19. Mac - love it! She's completely awesome!! :)

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  20. This looks awesome! And YAY! for Sharon. I so heart her.

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  21. I know a couple of my students who would love that book! I definitely want to write fiction one day.

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  22. So cool! I'm going to tell my friend who writes Steampunk about this one.

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  23. SA - I know! Sharon is awesome - and so is Cali! :)

    Missed Periods - steampunk is such a popular genre right now! So much fun. I bet you'd have a ball with fiction!

    Johanna - thanks! Steampunk is such a fun genre - so many great crafts!

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  24. Wow, that's really cool, even for a non steam punker like me
    Xx

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  25. Michelle - my book came in today and it's gorgeous!! :)

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  26. Your method of selecting a winner is lots more fun than using random.org. My kids are all grown up, so I'll have to figure out something my cat can do...or my husband. :D

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  27. She certainly sounds like a really talented lady. My only visit into nonfiction was my Children's History of Leicester that gave me the chance to use my History qualifications... But I still love fiction writing best of all.

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  28. Pat - I bet your kitty could have some fun with papers! :)

    Rosalind - Cali is so talented! She's writing a contemporary romance that is terrific too! :)

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  29. i have to get that book! looks so awesome!

    and congrats to sharon =)
    have a steamy cool weekend!

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  30. That book looks like such fun! I have written & sold short nonfiction articles, but I vastly prefer writing fiction.

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  31. Tara - LOL :) My book just arrived late Friday and it is BEAUTIFUL!! :)

    Ruth - me too! I do have a few nonfictions floating around, but fiction is my heart :)

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  32. I love Steampunk. That sounds like a fun book. :)

    I've written some nonfiction (for my eagle website) and, of course, fiction. I like both for different reasons--non-fiction is more technical and requires research, but creating new things in fiction is enjoyable.

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  33. Golden EAgle - my copy came in late Friday and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! Cali did a fabulous job :)

    I like nonfiction too - but I've never tried writing any of it for publication ... yet :)

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  34. Looks like an interesting book.

    CONGRATS to the winner!

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  35. This looks awesome! I'm also really interested in this novel Jack...*goes to Amazon*

    -K8
    http://froze8.blogspot.com/

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  36. Suzanne - it really is! I don't sew or craft (I'm scary with a needle!!) but I love the book - so cool!

    K8 - it's really awesome!! And I think you'll love Jack - such a unique twist on it all!

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  37. Congratulations to Sharon. Love your scientific method! And this book looks really great.

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  38. Beth - it's truly a beautiful book! So proud of Cali :)

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  39. Congratulations to the winner, Jemi!

    I don't really read non-fiction but this one looks interesting!

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  40. Nas - thanks! It's such a beautiful book - it's more of a coffee table book really! :)

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  41. Congratulations to Calista and to Sharon!

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  42. That looks like a wonderful book! If I can find it I want to get a copy!

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  43. Very nice. I love the Steampunk craft book idea. I also love the idea of writing non-fiction. Good non-fiction is so informative and I love to research for it.

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  44. Susan - thanks!

    Jack - it's actually at a reduced price on Amazon right now! :)

    Lee - the book is beautiful! I like researching and reporting nonfiction too - always liked those essays :)

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  45. Sounds like a popular book. And jealous of you Sharon!

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  46. Christina - it's so pretty I think it'll be a big hit! :)

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  47. wow! Calista is multi-talented!! What a great idea for a book too!

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  48. Lynda - she really is!! The book is sooooooo pretty!! :)

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  49. ooh, what a delightfully creative book.

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  50. Hey Jemi,
    I'm thinking about blowing up my wardrobe. Still, all the best to your buddy, Calista :)
    Yay to the lovable Sharon.
    I've branched out into writing about trees. Sorry, ignore that one :)

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  51. Gary - you have fun with that exploding wardrobe!! And with your branches/trees!! Calista is so much fun and so talented - I hope the book sells like wildfire! :)

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  52. This steam punk stuff is really catching on more and more. For once I am not at the end of a fad. lol

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  53. Jeremy - love it! I enjoy steampunk - it's such a creative genre!!! :)

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  54. what a cool book! Would definitely love to have this one on my shelf, as I love anything steampunk :)

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  55. Nutschell - it is BEAUTIFUL! I think you'd absolutely love it!! :)

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  56. I love steampunk goggles ;-D

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  57. Agnes - steampunk is so much fun! I love the whole look of it :)

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  58. if amazon is sold out, its doing well! lol awesome :)

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  59. Jeremy - I know! It's awesome!! :)

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  60. Thanks for all the kind words of support!! You guys are all amazing!

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