Jenny Schwartz is an Australian author in love with living in the suburbs. What could be nicer than chatting to your neighbour over the back fence? She’s currently mis-using her history degree to write steampunk and can be bribed with TimTams.
by Jenny Schwartz
I’m so thrilled to be visiting STEAMED! Thanks, Lolitas
And because I am so thrilled to be here, I feel really bad about bringing up a complaint. Just a tiny one. Why do your dirigibles never fly down to the Antipodes?
I know. You’ve heard strange stories of kangaroos and venomous snakes. You’re worried about wombats and concerned that Hugh Jackman isn’t actually the standard of all Aussie guys.
But there are lots of steampunk opportunities in Australia. Our history includes convicts, bushrangers, gold rushes, camel trains and you could even use us as a launching pad for an Antarctic expedition — Yes, New Zealand, I can hear you shouting “No! That’s us!”. There’s a bit of Antipodean rivalry in our corner of the world
I’m one of the world’s worst traveller’s, so I’d love for everyone to visit me, here in Australia. So to lure you all south, I’m going offer one digital copy of “Courting Trouble”. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this post for your chance to win.
I defy you to read “Courting Trouble” and not immediately book your dirigible ticket to the Antipodes!
The Bustlepunk Chronicles #2
Swan River Colony, Australia, 1895
All suffragette Esme Smith wants is respect. Her beau, American inventor Jed Reeve, may be more enlightened than most men, but lately his need to protect her is at odds with her need for independence. Esme begins to wonder if a modern woman can share her life with a man without losing some of herself.
With his courtship of Esme stalled, the last thing Jed needs is the pressure of saving the Prince of Wales. But when blueprints for a sonic destroyer fall into his hands, he uncovers an anarchist plot that could have deadly consequences.
While investigating the threats, Jed is determined to keep Esme out of harm’s way, despite her protests. But when the terrorists capture Jed and demand a priceless emerald in exchange for his life, it’s Esme who must draw on all her strength to save the day.
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