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March 2017



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some people go to the tavern. some people go to the church.

It's Karen Memory book day!

*Oils up the shiny hype machine.* *Brings it to pressure.* *Checks that all gears are functional.*

So I wrote this book, see?

It's a steampunk adventure set in a fictional city in the Pacific Northwest during the Alaskan Gold Rush.

It stars a young woman who goes by the house name of Prairie Dove, which should give you an idea what she does for a living. She's kind of a badass, and she has badass friends. But rather than natter on about it, I'm going to give you a link to an excerpt!

And my Big Idea post on the subject.

And a post over at Aidan Moher's A Dribble of Ink on the subject of Soiled Doves and stereotypes.

Karen Memory can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, Amazon (Kindle), Amazon, and at your preferred local or online retailer. (Or they can order it for you.) The ebook is available through Kobo and the rest of the usual suspects.

There will be an audiobook from Recorded Books, which should be available soon!

Karen Memory has been getting fantastic reviews, including a starred review from Library Journal. It's #6 in the Kindle store for Steampunk this morning, and I've promised to humiliate myself on the internet if it goes to #1.

It's a book and I'm thrilled!



Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it.
I'm a bit less than halfway through, but (I thin substantially non-spoilerific considering what you've linked to above...)

Eeeee! Lesbian protagonist! Not nearly enough good ones of those!

(Also, eee! Filthy Chinese profanity.)
*looks at cover*

*looks at sewing machine*

If we happen to end up at the same convention at some point in the next, oh, 12 months (it could happen!) I'm going to give serious thought to cosplaying Ms. Dove.

Trickiest part to my eye is figuring out how to handle the straps-to-nowhere on the arms. And getting the musket.

Me, too! Me, too!

I'm thrilled, too! And I LOVE it, love, love love it!
The gorgeousness of that cover can hardly be overstated.

And yeah, the "Look look look it's a book I wrote those words and people will read it and have as much fun as I did" feeling doesn't dissipate no matter how many times you get published. It's awesome.

(Heads out to the soon-to-be-defunct Borderlands for a copy...)
Thanks for the reminder. My copy arrived in the overnight and now to reading it.
They were nice enough to take it right off the loading dock for me at Barnes and Noble this morning. (Snow delayed their shipment yesterday.) Started reading it at lunchtime, didn't want to go back to work!