I’ve been secretly working on an exciting new project, and now is the time to reveal it to all of you. You all know I’m into writing, steampunk, costumes, and monsters, right? Well, I’m putting all those things together and creating a book.
It’s a full novel, about a female steampunk monster hunter named Philomena Dashwood. She travels the globe in search of exotic monsters, romance, and that perfect little pair of goggles. My partner-in-crime and I are calling it “Jane Austin meets Scooby Doo” because it is such a perfect mix of humor and manners, mingled with some very real scares. It will be illustrated with photographs taken by Tyson Vick, and he and I are creating over 80 costumes for the models and actors to wear.
The first chapter is up on our website, and I’d love to hear what you guys think!
AND, I need your help. We need pay models, fund travel costs to photoshoot locations, and buy fabric for all those costumes, so we’ve put up a kickstarter. You can find it here, and we have some pretty good incentives to donate to the project.
If you’re going to be at Steamcon this year, come and find me – I’ll have special ribbons and postcards to hand out, AND I’ll be modeling one of the costumes that will be featured in the book: The Steampunk Mummy.