It’s been a month of firsts, here. A love-fest giveaway, and now our first guest blogger! We’re thrilled to have author Emilie P. Bush in the 2.0 Factory. She has written two Steampunk novels and a brand new children’s book, HER MAJESTY’S EXPLORER: A STEAMPUNK BEDTIME STORY, which she’s here to talk about, and you can see the book trailer over at Coal City Press’s blog. In a genre flooded with all manner of tales for grown-ups and young adults, graphic novel readers and even poetry lovers, this gentle tale is one of the first of its kind – a picture book for the small children. The book is about a young automaton that marches and explores for country, cause and queen [my synapses have always fired for a bot in uniform]. His travels make him tired and very dirty. Upon returning to his home base, he prepares himself for the adventure of going to bed.
Also in this book is a bonus story, “Three Cheers for Steamduck,” the tale of St.John Murphy Alexander’s plucky bathtub duckie who ventures out into the wider world. You can see reviews of the book here and here:
But S. J. asked Emilie to call on us today to tell us another story, the story behind Her Majesty’s Explorer, in which collaboration with illustrator William Kevin Petty was born and raised through the wonders of community and its modern-convenient accessibility via social networking. Thanks to Emilie for being here.