Today we welcome author Jack Lewis Baillot.
Miss Jack Lewis Baillot is the author of the Steampunk adventure book, Haphazardly Implausible as well as the other three in this series.
Steampunk: A World of Facinating Possibilities
by Jack Lewis Baillot
Have you ever asked yourself why Steampunk is so popular? It is still something new, something many have yet to hear about. Yes, there are movies out there now. Sherlock Holmes. The Three Musketeers. It is cropping up in classics.
It is starting to appear all over the place. Clothing, music, books. But what is so appealing that it draws us in. Is it the airships? The gears? Or is there more to it then that?
Being new into this world myself I don’t have all the answers. But since writing Steampunk books, I have come to realize some things. One thing, the main reason I think Steampunk is fascinating is because of the possibilities.
How many people in the world haven’t sat down at one time in their lives and asked, “What if?” What if World War One had been fought with giant machines that walked on two legs? What if Sherlock Holmes had lived in a world where airships sailed the skies? What if Queen Victoria had ridden about in a steam powered car?
Every one of us knows what happened in history. We’ve read about it since we were children. After awhile, we get tried of hearing the same stories, we want new things. We want to see a world filled with What Ifs.
This is something I hope to capture in my books, the Haphazardly Implausible Series. What if, during the Victorian Era, the world was on the verge of changing from using Steam Power to Electrical Power? And what if a powerful weapon was made? One that could give one person unlimited control of the entire world? Who would join the side of a mad man or the side of a band of rebels certain to face a painful death? There are so many more possibilities when you starting asking questions like this. It gives us a new look into history, without taking away everything we are familiar with.
This is a wonder I hoped I have created. A new look into a world we’ve all come to know.
~Jack Lewis Baillot
If you are interested in learning more about my book, which will be out this fall, you can read about it here. http://www.missjacklewisbaillot.blogspot.com/
Also, I’m holding a giveaway for a Barnes and Nobles Gift Card. You can enter here for that. http://www.missjacklewisbaillot.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html