Doing My Bit: Kristell Ink Release: Steampunk Anthology

DebE —  November 1, 2012 — Leave a comment

Hey you guys!  (Oh, The Goonies … oooh, Josh Brolin, don’t mind if I do… Oh, wait. Where was I?)

You know all about the fact that my story Healer’s Touch is due to be published, and that it is being published by the new, and just as wonderful, Kristell Ink. I know you know, because I keep telling you!

Well, before we get around to that wonderful event (it’s coming, though … we’re nearly half-way edited, and we’re onto Cover Design!!), Kristell Ink is releasing a couple of other titles. In fact, they are both released this month!

First up is the Steampunk Anthology of short stories, Strange Tales From The Scriptorian Vaults. First up, here’s the blurb:

When the newly-promoted Sergeant Crystal Lewis and her military team loops to a parallel world, they discover a London very different to those their agency have investigated elsewhere. Steam powered ships fill the sky, metal creatures scurry through the streets, and the Great Library is now nothing more than a burnt out shell; the history, knowledge and literature of the world has been destroyed. Crystal’s investigations discover the records of the Scriptorians: elite explorers, scientists and chroniclers, chosen for their wordsmith abilities, their tenacious belief in uncovering the truth, their passion for the bizarre and baffling. There is some evidence that these mysterious adventurers, fighters and writers also discovered the technology to loop and visit other parallel worlds. Here are some of their tales…

Zoë Harris offers us a vision of feminism taken to extremes, while Ken Dawson has the epitome of the pushy parent at the heart of his story; Jake Finlay’s and Ross Kitson’s stories are concerned with moral dilemmas in research and medicine and both consider the nature of immortality; Steven J. Guscott gives a novel twist to the Frankenstein story; David Muir’s central character is an apparently immortal warrior; on lighter note, Paul Freeman gives us a hero easily swayed by a pretty face and adventure, and Robert Peett shows a world of strange invasions, infections and mutations, and at the end, Sammy H.K Smith shows how it all began with the daring Lady Pippa Raven – the first true Scriptorian.

Click here to buy the UK Kindle version!

Click here to buy the US Kindle version!

Well, there you go. That’s straight to the point. Go look-see. Buy, buy!

Why don’t I have a story in there? Because I haven’t had the time to write many short stories on the side. Those that I do take a lot of effort. I have one Short Story that is Steampunk and is a side-project for the Healer’s Touch story, or whatever I end up calling the series. But it didn’t fit with the mood of this anthology, so that is why you won’t find it in there.

Anyway, back to working on Book Two while I have a moment’s silence in the house.
And I’ll tell you about the next release soon!




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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