Wednesday, September 9, 2020
I hope everyone in the USA enjoyed a nice Labor Day.
It’s sad, but I’ve barely touched my novel in progress… That’s pretty much been how it is since January. However, lately I’ve been getting a lot done toward “bookizing” my dieselpunk novella, Hullaba Lulu. I’m on schedule to publish it by the end of this month.
Lulu’s Gramps runs a speakeasy that’s hidden beneath a subway entrance that looks a lot like this one. It has an “emergency exit” (in case the revenuers raid the place) that goes to an abandoned section of the subway.
Here’s a book trailer I made this weekend. I made all the images for it — most of them from “scratch” (I mean, extreme alterations to vintage photos, and image collages). It was a ton of work, but I had a great time doing it.
Here’s a tidbit of “real world tech” from this 1920s fantasy.
The Cotton Club was the place to be for music in the 1920s. The club’s beginning is rather sketchy with gangsters and other unsavory folks. In 1920, Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, opened the Club Deluxe on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue in the center of Harlem in New York. Owney Madden, a white gangster, took over operations in 1923, and renamed it the Cotton Club. However, it was legendary for featuring black entertainers.
Yes, Lulu and friends visit the Jazz Age hotspot, the Cotton Club. But look out — it’s sideways!
Wishing you an easy coast down the other side of this midweek hump. You’re the cat’s pajamas!
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