From FVP Featured Author, Kennedy J Quinn to you… a gift. The first book in the amazing time travel adventure series, Miss Liv Adventures. Get your copy of The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Book I: Journey Key FREE! For a limited time only. Don’t miss out!!
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Spotlight: Kennedy J. Quinn & Cameron Tower and Ellen Rowan -THE LOST TRAIN ANTHOLOGY
THE LOST TRAIN Anthology is coming soon. Release is September 1st. But I hope you’ve been enjoying the ride here at FVP’s website learning about the Authors and Artists that were paired to create works for the project.
Kennedy J. Quinn is a FVP Featured Author, and she was paired with Cameron Tower & Ellen Rowan. Cam & Ellen collaborated on a metal sculpture fabricated from found and reclaimed pieces, and added some gauges and gears inspired by Kennedy’s writings. Both their works will be in the Anthology, but here’s a peek at some of Cam’s and Ellen’s other work and a snippet of Kennedy’s Anthology story. Be sure to follow their links to more…
Find more of Cam’s work at c_tower_studios on Instagram and more from Ellen at zaellen on Instagram and Recaptivation on Facebook
Mash-up of Speculative Fiction/Steam Era Time Travel – Thoughts run OFF THE RAILS into dementia and alternate reality. Love stories run parallel through tests of time. Can a steam train break through space-time into dimensions of the mind? Is it true, all you need is love? By Sheri J. Kennedy & Kennedy J. Quinn * Paired Artists: Kristin Tetuán and Cameron Tower & Ellen Rowan
Snippet from “Off the Rails” by Kennedy J. Quinn (& Sheri J. Kennedy):
“Your grandmother,” he said to Marlene, “my dear Lizzie, told me often of the many other journeys she chose, but she always wondered if ours was meant to be? For though she’d used the stone amulets hoping to find me in 1941 on our momentous day, she at first had no success. My shop in Boston had changed, and I wasn’t in when she arrived. She left upset, and climbed aboard at the nearby station to ride the steam train home to 1910. When the train was moving, she contacted her gem and arrived at Snoqualmie Depot, as had happened before. But as she stepped off the train, toward the platform, her ankle turned on the steps and she fell and hit her head. She lost consciousness.”
“Was she alright?” Barry asked. Marlene took his hand this time, and he met her reassuring eyes.
“I was sitting here – right here – upon an evening, thinking and staring out the window into the light. I lost my train of thought, and there she was. Read more…
Kennedy has a special note for fans: I know you’re waiting for Book III: Dreams Key, in the Miss LiV Adventures series, and I assure you, it’s on it’s way this Fall! But in the meanwhile… I have an EASTER EGG for those of you who have read (or want to read) Books I & II: In this Anthology’s story “Off the Rails,” what’s Mrs. Scott’s first name? DON’T SPOIL BY ANSWERING IN COMMENTS – BUT IF YOU SEND ME THE CORRECT ANSWER THROUGH THE CONTACT PAGE ON MISS LIV ADVENTURES, I’LL ENTER YOU INTO A DRAWING FOR A FREE SIGNED COPY OF BOOK III: DREAMS KEY! To be eligible, submit your answer before the release of Dreams Key later this Fall.
Find more from Kennedy at MissLivAdventures.com , Kennedy J. Quinn Author Page @Kennedy J Quinn on Twitter, KennedyJQuinn on Facebook and on her FVP Author Page
All Proceeds from the Anthology benefit non-profit Arts organization North Bend Art & Industry. Thanks for supporting the Arts!
GET THE LOST TRAIN ANTHOLOGY HERE
Wine & Words, Tea & Dirigibles
Join us for another Wine & Words night of Live Author Readings and Spoken Word Open Mic, combined with a Steampunk Special Event! Launch Party for Kennedy J. Quinn’s New Release, The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Book II: Memory Key! Black Dog Art’s Cafe’, June 28th 6 to 9pm.
Meet Kennedy J. Quinn and delight in delectable Fine Tea & Handmade Shortbread (while supplies last). Don’t miss this evening of fun and fabulous literature. Free Admission. Costumes encouraged but not required. Everyone Welcome!
Merely This and Nothing More – But it’s a lot! Free
FVP Featured Author, Jeffrey Cook’s Anthology is FREE TODAY on Kindle. Click on image to find out more about it!
It’s Here! The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Kennedy J. Quinn
At long last, the first book in the Miss LiV Adventures series is released in Paperback and Kindle! Be the first to get your copy today!
The launch party for this book will be part of the Bard & Starlet Radio Hour performance night on Nov. 12th…More Details soon…
Save the date Nov. 12th 4-6:30pm to Meet FVP Featured Author, Kennedy J. Quinn at Black Dog Arts Cafe’ in Snoqualmie, WA!
Gifts for Geeks 2015 in Photos
Thanks to authors, Jeffrey Cook and AJ Downey for inviting FVP’s authors Rachel Barnard, Sheri J. Kennedy and Kennedy J. Quinn to another fun and successful event at AFK Elixirs and Eatery in Renton.
Gifts for Geeks! Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Sale
Several of FVP’s Featured Authors, along with other great authors are having a book sale at AFK Elixirs and Eatery in Renton. Come for gaming fun, tasty delights and to discover some excellent reading for you and for holiday gifts. Stop by and see us on December 13th!
A Great Party for a Most Excellent Book and Its Author
Snoqualmie Valley Block Party Photos and Free Kindle Offers!
We had a great time at the Snoqualmie Valley Block Party yesterday. Here are some photos of the FVP authors who were at the booth, and some images showing the flavor of the event on The Ridge.
Also, in connection with the Event, author, Rachel Barnard is offering free Kindle copies of her poetry collection Wandering Imagination and her new release YA Novel AT ONE’S BEAST. They will be free September 19-21st so hurry and get yours today!
Also watch for the .99 Kindle sale on author Jeffrey Cook‘s DAWN OF STEAM: FIRST LIGHT from September 24-31st in celebration of the release of his new novel in the series, DAWN OF STEAM: GODS OF THE SUN. Get the reduced price 1st book to prepare for the 2nd, officially released at the party on September 27th!
Release Party You Won’t Want to Miss! Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun
The second book in the Dawn of Steam series, DAWN OF STEAM: GODS OF THE SUN will be out soon, and the RELEASE PARTY is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, at the AFK E&E in Renton, starting about 4 PM. This will also be Author, Jeffrey Cook’s 40th birthday, so we’re hoping some of you lovely people can come out and help him celebrate!
You may remember the photos from the party for the first book, DAWN OF STEAM: FIRST LIGHT. (see one below). CLICK HERE to see all the fun. And don’t miss out on your chance to attend this next one on Sept 27th! Steampunk attire encouraged.
A note from the Author:
Gifts are neither required nor expected, just looking forward to some time among friends, fans and family amidst book stuff– and to turning a nice, round number’s worth of old, or something.
Hope to see you there!
And here’s a new rave review of the first book in the series:
This step back into an alternate reality is a delight from beginning to end. The vivid characters and captivating adventure tempted me to rush through the book, but the well-rendered regency/steampunk hybrid style was so delicious that I meted out small portions to savor every word.
As if crossing the wild west of America via dirigible is not enough excitement, the author has added entanglements in the Spanish threats to New Orleans and dabblings in other historical events with researched accuracy and madcap twists.
I especially liked the unquenchable Sam Bowe, but each character was dear and bigger than life. I found myself missing them when, alas, I reached the last page. I’m thrilled that the sequel is soon on the way, and I will definitely hitch a ride on this continuing expedition!
Top hats off to author Jeffrey Cook and to Sarah Symonds. This is a new favorite, and I find myself recommending it to anyone who will listen.
-Sheri J. Kennedy