Straightlaced Saturday — Lady Audley’s Secret

Saturday, January 19, 2019  Welcome back to Straightlaced Saturday!  I’m toying with a new feature, that will complement the era of my steampunk serial, Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  My thought is to give you some information about novels written in the Victorian Era of the real world, along with a link … More Straightlaced Saturday — Lady Audley’s Secret

Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 24

Saturday, December 29 , 2018  Here we are, in that limbo between Christmas and New Year’s.  It’s still a festive time, but it is rather a “between” time.  However, the #SteamPunk train has arrived at the platform and we’re ready for another chapter of Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers.  Although the mode of transportation … More Straightlaced Saturday — Cornelis Drebbel 24

Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 23

Wednesday, December 26 , 2018  I hope everyone who celebrated any sort of holiday this week had a joyous and relaxing time.  I’m always hearing people say “Christmas is all about families.”  Well, I don’t have a family, but I enjoy the holiday in my own way.  Festivities were perhaps a little restrained this year for … More Hidebound Hump Day — Cornelis Drebbel 23

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 33

Indies Agree… I love that “Indie” has endlessly different subjects, genres, and formats.  I’m happy that every indie author and blogger is unique.  Despite all that diversity, it seems that all indie authors agree on the importance of reviews – whether posted in a blog, magazine, or on a bookseller’s site. Oh, I admit to my jaw-dropping … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 33

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 28

Rewinding It was serendipitous that “three things” from Western Romance writer Mary J McCoy-Dressel fueled the story-line of this episode.  While there’s not a typical romance involved, there is something sort of along those lines. Mary has been a great supporter of this blog and all the serials.  In fact, if I were to rewind, you’d see … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 28

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 27

So the Drama… I’m afraid I gave in to the dramatic again.  I might as well tell you that there is another cliffhanger ahead.  But you’re forewarned, so try not to scream “Akkk!” about my theatrics when you get there. The multi-talented Sarah Vernon at “Rogues & Vagabonds” sent the three things that fueled the steam … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 27

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 26

3 Things, 3 Tags, & 777 An Author Spotlight The steam locomotive to the Victorian Era is on the way, but it has to make an extra stop.  It’s too difficult for me to post more than once a week, so please forgive me for doing a combination today. Before the engine reaches our Steampunk platform it’s … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 26

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 25

Thank you! My heartfelt thanks to everyone who checked on me yesterday.  Thanks to those who left three things to drive the plot of this serial. And thanks for coming back after that delay! Yes, yesterday the steam locomotive to the Victorian Era was stalled in Migraineville.  It was also out of the “things” that fuel the plot … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 25

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

  Energy! Early this year I had a very unpleasant head cold.  So I gave my characters, Felicity and Cornelis, nasty head colds too — and funny, sneezing chaos ensued. Last weekend I barely found time to write Episode-21, and was a day late with it.  This weekend I had my every-other-Friday off.  But all … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

  Thanks for waiting  Welcome back everyone.  I’m so glad you waited for the steam locomotive to the Victorian Era. The “three things” for this chapter are from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada – Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure, a truly wonderful blog. In Donna’s posts she shares her thoughts on a variety of things.  In one … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 20

Caution: Shameless Self-promotion Ahead Thank you so very much to Donna, RC, and Kathryn, who have all sent “three things” to drive this story.  All those are waiting in queue.  However, the steam(punk) locomotive was all out of fuel when I started writing this episode.  Also since I didn’t have “three things” to drive this … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 20

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 18

Communication Breakdown Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same; I’m having a nervous breakdown, Drive me insane…  Led Zeppelin Pardon me for jittering off into a Zeppelin-zone… It was that kind of week.  I could describe all the chaos that resulted from lack of communication, but that would take all day. Just watch a clip of the … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 18