Key City Steampunk 2019

This was my third year in a row at Key City Steampunk Festival – and the third time Briax, Judy and Kat (with her daughter) stopped by 🙂  But it was the first year Briax decided to mess with me. Last year, Simon the Laboratory Mouse, packed his bags and headed...

An Origin Story

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/001Origin.mp3 Anne Renwick discusses the original opening for THE GOLDEN SPIDER, taking you behind the scenes for a glimpse of her Gross Anatomy experience and what crept into her first book. SHOW NOTES Femur...

Curried Pteryform Salad

  Overhead, a dark shadow passed—a hungry pteryform soaring toward the Thames, ready to fish out a kraken or two for breakfast, their preference for the cephalopods the only reason the city council did not launch an armed force to terminate their presence in the...

A Fluffy Post

Meet the author’s pets.   Darwin. At age 15, he’s the old man in this crowd. Adopted in Savannah, GA, he was the sweetest kitten: sitting on my lap, purring, purring, purring. Gray and white, he reminded me of all the photos of Charles Darwin...

Glasgow: Hop on, Hop off

We took the City Sightseeing Glasgow Open Top Bus Tour on our first full day in Scotland. It was cold and drizzling, as we’d expected, but that didn’t keep us from climbing to the open top to view the city. Plug in your earphones to a handy jack, and the...

Cranial Nerves 101

CRANIAL NERVES 101 In THE GOLDEN SPIDER, Lady Amanda Ravensburg invents a clockwork spider that can re-weave nerves. Well, almost. Because, as we learn, there are complications. Many of them. As to the nerves themselves, there is an important difference between...

Sacred Wells

Stories of ancient wells and springs have long captured my attention, so when a rogue frog on the loose in a small village of Wales became the focus of A Trace of Copper, I seized upon the opportunity to include one in my story. Where better for such a creature to...

German Longsword

Is Anne holding a sword? Yes, she is! I’ll bet some of you aren’t all that surprised, particularly those of you who’ve read In Pursuit of Dragons. It’s true, I’ve eyed the beautiful swords hanging on various walls for years now. On my honeymoon, the one item we...

An Interview with Bec McMaster

An impossible heist. A thief and a rogue. But will she steal his heart, instead? Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon AU, Amazon CA Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Ever since I read an article about how Volvo is having difficulties developing their self-driving cars down...

Rust and Steam Exclusive

A train. A villain. A reconciliation of broken hearts.   Lady Alice Hemsworth wasn’t supposed to fall in love. It was her duty not to. Alas, she’d failed miserably. Mr. Benjamin Leighton—despite being turned away by her steam butler—can’t stop thinking about her....

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