Holywell Street

Holywell Street

In VENOMOUS SECRETS we first encounter Cait on a mission to retrieve a serpent located above a bookshop on Holywell Street – in an old section of London that no longer exists.

Antibodies and Antivenom

Antibodies and Antivenom

Anne Renwick discusses the immune system and how it reacts to snake venom, the inspiration behind the creation of Cait’s character and how she becomes the heroine of VENOMOUS SECRETS.

Elemental Bones

Elemental Bones

Bones. Far from static objects. In this podcast, Anne discusses aspects of bone physiology that made their way into THE SILVER SKULL.

Getting Medieval

Getting Medieval

Are researchers really mining medieval texts for ideas they can apply to modern medicine? Yes they are! Listen to Anne Renwick speak about the current efforts that inspired Evie’s character and work in A SNOWFLAKE AT MIDNIGHT.

Medical Mistletoe

Medical Mistletoe

Mistletoe, it’s not just for kisses! Is it poisonous? At a low dose, can mistletoe be used as a medicine?

Ye Olde Mincemeat

Ye Olde Mincemeat

Author Anne Renwick takes to her kitchen researching the traditional mincemeat pie.

Lost Rivers of London

Lost Rivers of London

Anne Renwick tells the story of how the Effra, one of London’s lost rivers, came to play a key role in THE GOLDEN SPIDER.

Greek and Latin

Greek and Latin

Where do all those strange words come from? Anne Renwick discusses how she often uses Greek and Latin roots to name her various contraptions.

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

Anne Renwick discusses bioluminescence (with a brief detour to fluorescence), her hands-on experience with it, and how it illuminates the dark nights in The Elemental Steampunk World.

Curried Pteryform Salad

Curried Pteryform Salad

Pteryform. A gastronomic delicacy sold on the black market. So what does a pteryform meat taste like?

An Interview with Bec McMaster

An Interview with Bec McMaster

I reached out to none other than Bec McMaster, taking shameless advantage of her latest release of TO CATCH A ROGUE, and asked her a few questions.

Rust and Steam Exclusive

Rust and Steam Exclusive

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. Alone, both are miserable—until a deadly encounter throws them together on the night train to London.

Anne’s Steampunk Side Table

Anne’s Steampunk Side Table

When I needed a small side table in my office to place beside my chair (to hold coffee/tea and cats), I decided to try making one of those awesome black steel steampunk tables that are everywhere on the internet.

A TRACE OF COPPER: An Interview with Rajendrani

A TRACE OF COPPER: An Interview with Rajendrani

Piyali stepped into A Trace of Copper already strong-willed and determined. A woman who doesn’t put up with any nonsense, a woman who Gets Things Done. All characteristics she shares with my friend. So one night over a glass of wine, I said, “I’ve this idea for a character… will you help?”

The Dark Soul Martini

The Dark Soul Martini

With everything turning up red, white and pink in February, some might prefer a darker tone. To that effect, I present The Dark Soul Martini, an alternative drink for the month.

Department of Cryptobiology

Department of Cryptobiology

Join steampunk romance author Anne Renwick in her closed Facebook group, the Department of Cryptobiology, where she chats with all her readers.

What is Steampunk?

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a way of taking today’s technology and re-imagining it through the eyes of the Victorians, a time defined by rapid medical, scientific and technological progress.

Penny-farthings

Penny-farthings

There is only one penny-farthing, high wheel bike race in the U.S.A. and it takes place in Fredrick, Maryland.

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