Guest – Emma Jane Holloway

Hi, Jo here interviewing my friend Emma Jane Holloway on A Study in Silks.  Study-in-silks-lo-res-182x300

Jo: Emma Jane, first a bit about you. I'll quote your bio. "Ever since childhood, Emma Jane Holloway refused to accept that history was nothing but facts prisoned behind the closed door of time. Why waste a perfectly good playground coloring within the timelines? Accordingly, her novels are filled with whimsical impossibilities and the occasional eye-blinking impertinence—but always in the service of grand adventure."

You've certainly created a grand adventure here, Emma Jane. It has royalty, balls, magical machines, cunning devices, a murder mystery, and Steam Barons. Yes, it's steampunk, and it's great fun to read, especially with two potential heroes for the wonderful Evelina, one from her humble past, and the other from her new life in high society. Many of the Wench readers won't be familiar with steampunk. Can you give us a brief introduction to it?

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Another Honorary Word Wench! Zoë Archer

Cat 243 Dover by Mary Jo Putney

Zoë, thanks so much for visiting the Word Wenches to talk about your Blades of the Rose historical/paranormal/steampunk/action-adventure romance series that started this month with Warrior!  (On the trip to NYC I just made, our editor gave me a copy of the second book of the series, Scoundrel.  I adore Bennett, and it’s set in Greece.  What more can one ask?)

It is a Wenchly custom to give our guests virtual thank you gifts, so the choices are far more colorful and baroque than actual gifts can be.  For you, I’ve chosen this splendid steampunk computer to aid you in future tale telling:


(credit for the computer goes to David S. Zondy.)

As an Honorary Word Wench, you can now list the great esteemed designation “HWW” after your name.  Enjoy!

Mary Jo