At TeslaCon 2019, I had the opportunity to do a presentation called “Guilty by Gaslamp: Criminals and Detectives of the Steam Era.” It was chock-full of history when it came to the first highly reported on court cases and info … Continue reading Crime or No Crime?
Chapter 2-The Storm Early Morning, May 27, 1896 The day had started like any other. Kate and Lord Wilson rose early as they had for the last several months. But for the month of May, their early starts had been … Continue reading Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3
It is common knowledge that the Brits love their tea, but it is less common knowledge how this love affair began. If you are looking for a fun way to explore that history, you should try visiting the good ship … Continue reading A Taste of Victoriana: The Cutty Sark
Welcome to the next piece in a series of frights. We’ll explore the famous haunts, monsters, and things that go bump in the night of the 1800’s. In this edition, we head to Norfolk, England to learn about mysterious Brown … Continue reading Ghastly Gaslight Shadows: The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
The weekend of October 6-7 was fun and fascinating in San Diego! It was the annual Gaslight Expo, the largest Steampunk event in Southern California. Maker Faire, San Diego was another fabulous event drawing large crowds. The Gaslight Expo Gaslight … Continue reading Gaslight Expo and Maker Faire San Diego Event Report – Guest Post by Janet Ehli Fairchild
About the Author In Victorian London and New York, dark magic rises in this brilliant gaslamp fantasy by Leanna Renee Hieber, Prism Award-winning author of the critically-acclaimed Strangely Beautiful. Hieber, who has been called “the brightest new star in literature” by True-Blood.net, brings her talents for emotionally intense tales, high-tension storytelling, and evocative, lushly descriptive worldbuilding, to the historical urban fantasy trilogy that begins with The Eterna Files. Hieber’s first novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, is a foundation work of gaslamp fantasy. The novel won two Prism Awards, hit Barnes and Noble and Borders Bestseller lists … Continue reading Find out More About The Eterna Files and Author Leanna Renee Hieber
Prologue from The Eterna Files The White House, April 16, 1865 The sanity of a bloodied nation hung by a precarious thread. Hundreds of thousands of bodies rotted in mass graves. Mountains of arms and legs lay just beneath … Continue reading Read Chapter 1 of The Eterna Files
Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper
How do Ouija and other Spirit Boards Work? Spirit boards are widely regarded to be nothing more than a toy. The game is simple; a group of people would place their hands on a planchette that sported a hole through … Continue reading What is a Spirit Board?
Have you ever thought about living forever? Sounds pretty good, but what would it take? The Eterna Files, Book 1 of the Eterna Files series, explores just that question. After the deaths of Abraham Lincoln and Prince Albert, the governments of the UK and the US have assembled teams to try to unlock the key to eternal life. The US team depends on Clara, a woman who is sensitive to the supernatural and remembers all of her past lives. But when the story begins, her team has just been killed in a terrible accident, including Clara’s secret lover Louis. She mourns his death in secret and … Continue reading The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber Review