Archive for 11/10/2010

Stephen Zimmer and a Book Fair!

Author and Independent Film director Stephen Zimmer requests your presence at the Kentucky Book Fair on November 13th!

“A couple days away from the 2010 Kentucky Book Fair…This Saturday, free admission, 200+ Authors in Frankfort, Ky, all day, and several thousand attendees who are all into books…will be awesome! My friend from Nashville, Nick Valentino (a GREAT steampunk author) will be there too.”

Kentucky Book Fair


Stephanie Osborn Booksigning November 13th

Stephanie Osborn, former NASA scientist and author of Burnout, will be signing her latest books and taking questions at the Florence, AL Main Library Branch this Saturday, November 13 from 2:00-4:00 PM.  This is your chance to find out about the Shuttle Program from an insider, to ask her about her mystery/thriller Burnout, and about her other upcoming projects, including the movie based on the book!


Having difficulty writing in attire for your story? Then attend Sara M. Harvey’s Workshop on Saturday November 13 at the Two Roads Cafe in Lebanon, TN!

“Beginning with a one-hour talk on how to use costuming in writing. In everything from basic costume design for your characters, using historical costumes and how to research them, and how to use the clothing to work WITH the story (like don’t have your zombie hunter running through the woods in 6 in spike heels- no one will take you seriously). We will also be talking about cliche clothing items- leather jackets, trench coats, …fedoras, etc. She will be bringing some examples of well done and not so well done books in this vein.

She will also take Q&A. And anyone who has anything specific to share or be critiqued for “costumeness” should bring their work.

The first hour will be devoted to the speaking and Q&A. The second hour or so she will be workshopping with the participants to help them hone their skills in this matter.

About Sara M. Harvey
Sara is an author of fiction and non-fiction as well as a freelance designer and instructor of costume history and fashion design at the International Academy of Design and Technology. She holds a Master’s degree in costume history from New York University and her Bachelor’s is in costume design from the University of California Santa Cruz. Her wearable art clothing is auctioned for charity at the annual St. Vincent dePaul Discarded to Divine event in San Francisco. She also contributes to costume history textbooks for Greenwood Publishing/ ABC-Clio Publishing.

Sara made her fiction debut in 2006 with the romantic urban fantasy A Year and a Day. Sara’s love of steampunk pushed her towards writing within that genre with her first two novella releases from Apex Publishing:  The Convent of the Pure and The Labyrinth of the Dead. ” [A Kindle version of a prequel to Convent, A Prelude to Penemue, is available now] “The Tower of the Forgotten is due out Spring 2011. Both [Convent and Labyrinth] can be described as paranormal Victorian Age dark fantasies with lesbian protagonists set in a steampunk environment. Sara’s unique style of genre-crossing work has been described by Jacqueline Carey as ‘a compelling blend of the numinous and the creepy’.

Sara will have her fiction on hand for sale at the event and is working on producing some chapbooks/pamphlets related to costuming. Special requests for costuming subjects will be considered. Please email to put in your request! (Requests must be received by Thursday November 11th)”