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Department of Cryptobiology

Join the Department of Cryptobiology Are you a fan? The Golden Spider and The Silver Skull, both steampunk romances, are the first two books in The Elemental Web Chronicles. The third novel in the series will be: The Iron Fin. There is also a novella set in the same...

Magical Wales

  It's no real surprise that I've set a story in Wales, one of the most magical places I've ever visited. Though I spent a mere three days in the country, I've never been able to forget it. Several years ago, my family flew to London and rented a car, heading into...

Steampunk Frederick

Frederickland presents a podcast Steampunk in Frederick: A series of brief interviews with attendees. Listen Here   One of my two favorite photos. Meeting KC and Kat (below) were highlights of the weekend! Tobias takes it upon himself to model the wares of multiple...

Characters on the Couch

Character on the Couch: Anne Renwick’s Lady Olivia Read the entire interview with steampunk author Cecilia Dominic Here ~~~ 1) If your character were to go to a psychologist – willingly or unwillingly – what would bring them in? Yes, a court...

Meet the Plotmonkeys!

Meet the Plotmonkeys: Writers and friends who keep me sane, make me laugh until I cry and help me beat my plots into something intelligible. Once or twice a year, I get together with the four lifesavers on the right. We pass around copies of the plots to our latest...

Double-Bagged Cat

A bit of morning silliness. Teen was challenged: can you double-bag the cat, Tesla, using nothing but the laser pointer? Sign up here for Anne's Newsletter!       About Anne Though USA TODAY bestselling author Anne Renwick holds a...

A Model Double-Beam Engine

"A Model Double-Beam Engine made by Benjamin Hick, Bolton, 1840 This model represents the ultimate development of Boulton and Watt's steam engine. By the time it was displayed at the 1851 Great Exhibition, Britain used half as much steam power again as the whole of...

Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie: Laboratory Edition * While working in a laboratory, Anne created a two-headed fish. Truth or Lie? Click here to find out. * Anne once used Windex to simulate urine. Truth or Lie? Click here to find out. * Anne taught medical students how to...

Penny-farthings

There is only one high wheel bike race in the U.S.A. and it takes place in Fredrick, Maryland. This past weekend I attended the 2016 National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race where participants ride bikes also known as penny-farthings - both antique and modern...

Trust No One. Assume Nothing.

In the fall of 2015, my family visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. The experience begins when they lock you in a room and you choose your cover identity. You have minutes to prepare. Memorize your name, your age, your hometown, where you’re going...

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