In this post, I wish to "Give credit where credit is due." According to dictionary.com, Samuel Adams "probably" coined this expression in a letter, dated October 29, 1777. Thank you, Mr Adams ... I think.
One afternoon, several Treehouse authors were enjoying tea together at the Linda Lane Tearoom in Dixon, California, while discussing the theme of the upcoming Clockwork Alchemy Convention 2015.
The theme would be Myths Legends & Lore. During this conversation they collectively hit upon an idea for a Steampunk anthology, involving others from within the Treehouse group.
Soon, those of us in this group were invited to submit material which would be featured along a twenty-four hour timeline. Each of us chose an hour, which serve as chapters, for our submitted work.
The task of formatting each submission fell to Dover Whitecliff, co-author of The Stolen Songbird, (Vines Trinity Book 1), and BJ Sikes, author of an intriguing and as yet untitled novel about one man's quest to portray true beauty in a French court of automatons.
Several Treehouse authors stepped up to edit this volume: Sharon E Cathcart, (author of several books, including In The Eye Of The Beholder: A novel of the Phantom of the Opera), Dover, AJ Sikes and BJ Sikes. Ian Berget skillfully produced the cover design as well as the interior illustrations. They are a handsomely versatile team.
My role was that of contributor, which I failed at in my first attempt. The poems I originally offered did not reflect the 10:00 pm slot that I had chosen. Hence, I wrote a few original poems for this volume.
Twelve Hours Later, 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery, born in the Linda Lane Tearoom, and completed by the talented efforts of fifteen authors, an artist, and a poet from the Treehouse Writing Adventures group, is available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon.com. You can go directly to that page by clicking here.
So, I invite you to grab yourself a copy of 12 Hours Later, 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery, brew a large pot of delicious tea, and immerse yourself in this entertaining Steampunk anthology. I am ever so grateful to have been included in this volume. Enjoy!
Image: Ian Berget