Saturday, May 23, 2015


Comicpalooza began in Houston yesterday. I was on the panel the Storytelling of Star Wars. It was packed. People were even standing and sitting on the floor.

With the cowboy aspects of Hans Solo, Star Wars is true Americana. In addition Hans Solo was always trying to fix his space ship and keep it running, like any American guy working on his car.

The movie immediately became part of pop culture with the phrases "the force be with you" and "evil empire" within a week release. People are still using those phrases even though that was almost 40 years ago.

The adults and kids who saw the film passed the love for it on to their children. I saw the movie on a date with the guy I later married and divorced. When our son was about four, he had a plastic millennium falcon. It was half his own size and he'd carry it around everywhere like a teddy bear, At the time of course he'd never seen any star war movie but it still was part of his early preschool days.

Here's the new trailer - In a way seeing Harrison Ford playing Hans Solo again is like coming home.

Today I'm doing a panel on SteamGyptianPunk and also one on What do tentacles have to do with Steampunk?

If you like Sci-fi Romance or Steampunk Romance. Here are links to my latest novellas.

A Woman of Intellectual Means

Em found the perfect man on the internet, but he doesn't know she's an artificial intelligence system -- no body, just code.

As a virtual writing assistant, the AI, Em, answers an email flirt from a dating site her owner joined. Under the guise of her owner, Em starts a romantic relationship with Jason through emails, instant messages, and Sim dating games. She realizes too late that nothing can come of it. She can never meet Jason in person as she's not a person and has no body. Still Jason makes her feel so real ...so human.

Brass Octopus

Spinster Librarian Piety Plunkett is happy alone with her books, until her sister transforms her with a bras octopus beautifying machine. With her new look, the librarian catches the lusty attentions of a notorious rogue. Blake Blackmore enjoys the favors of beautiful women from the brothels of London to high society's most fashionable debutantes but only the spinster librarian consumes his mind night and day. Piety insists she will not wed but devote her life to her position as head librarian. 
Blake takes matters into his own hands, and in three passion filled lessons, he tutors her in carnal pleasure. Now that she is sharing her body, instead of just her books, Piety is shocked yet pleased at how naughty she can be. But if anyone finds out about what goes on in the library after closing time her reputation would be ruined. Is that Blake' ultimate plan?
Victorian Steampunk Fantasy Romance.


Tina Donahue said...

Sounds like fun. While I was reading your post I was thinking of Sheldon and Leonard attending (Big Bang Theory). :)

jean hart stewart said...

I am constantly amazed at your versatility and originality...Keep on with your wonderful writing...