There’s Always Dust When You Move — And a New Release! Post by Mary C. Findley

dusty fingers snapping In the course of redesigning the blog, we chose to make do with less storage space. In the course of clearing out space to make way for new content and posts, some old images have been removed from blog posts written in the past. We hope you'll excuse the absence of some …

The Print Books Are Coming! — Post by Mary C. Findley

We know some people love the smell and feel of paper books, so we are happy to meet that need. Following is a list of Findley Family Video Publications print titles as of 7/31/2015, in alphabetical order. Some are still filtering through from CreateSpace to Amazon and getting connected to the ebook titles.  As soon as …

From The Most Dangerous Game –Notifying the family of Bill’s surgery

This was not the conversation I had forseen with Jasmine. I thought Bill’s condition might tug at her heartstrings but I didn’t intend to bring up the spirits. The intensity of the conversation was deeply disturbing. I was having a lot of trouble keeping Bill’s airways clear. I thought I would have to take him …

Jasmine Silver kidnaps Sluefoot Sue — from The Most Dangerous Game

Jasmine Silver gave me a hand up and I settled the cross-piece of the crutch under my arm. I hadn’t used any sort of crutch in so many years it was an adjustment, to say the least. “Thanks for your kindness.” “It ain’t kindness!” she squalled. “I expect you two to do your part to man …

“I Just Fell Down from the Moon!” Cyrano de Bergerac

  “You mean if you like my story, you can let me go free?” Dawkins asked. “Hardly that. But we can offer you hope that they cannot.” “Hope of what? A harp and a cloud?” I could hear Dawkin’s spit hit the floor. “Let Ollie be the angel. I don’t plan on dying. There’s still …

Meeting the Author — from The Most Dangerous Game by Sophronia Belle Lyon

“I am Edward S. O’Reilly, but you can call me Tex.” “Well, Tex,” I [Sluefoot Sue] said, “just what is it you think qualifies you to write about Pecos Bill?” “Why, I know everything about him.” “Is that so?” [Pecos] Bill asked. “Indeed!” “Huh,” said Bill. “I thought I heard you mention women?” “You have …

The Alexander Legacy Company Is on the Move — Proposed Cover Designs for All Eight Books! — Post by Mary C. Findley

  Here they are ... possible covers for the whole series. If this is the first you've heard about it, Sophronia Belle Lyon is Mary's pen name for this steampunk series. It is inspired by movies like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but seeks to glorify God by using classic literary characters who honor God …

Why I Write Steampunk … A Part Two of Sorts … Author post by Sophronia Belle Lyon

We were reading in Jeremiah this morning, and I ran across these verses. It made me think of how we fail the Lord sometimes ... Get distracted and fall away from wholehearted service, or become rebellious and stubborn. The Lord invites us to return, and His forgiveness will restore us to "stand before him", like …

What in the World Is Steampunk and Why Would a Christian Write About It? FFVP Author post by Sophronia Belle Lyon

  I don't know why it's become popular to attach "punk" to music, fashion, and literary genre, but it is what it is.  Steampunk can find expression in all these outlets, but many people say it originated in fashion or clothing. It's a style that draws on the Victorian time period, including  top hats, cravats, …

“Stolen” from Brad Francis, who doesn’t do reviews … The ‘Pprentices, the Puppets, the Pirates and the Potboiler

This post originally came from Christ, Fiction, and Video Games, the blog and online home of Brad Francis. Sorry, I didn't manage to preserve all the links, but you can find them in his post linked below. Thank, you, Brad! http://christfictionandvideogames.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-pprentices-puppets-pirates-and.html Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Ask me what sort of books I like to read. …

A tidbit from The ‘Prentices, the Puppets, and the Pirates

"Twist! Look out!" I spun and swung wildly as the crack of a Colt revolver split the air. Sluefoot Sue had both her firearms out and was shooting at something below me. To my astonishment tentacles rose out of the Thames and wrapped themselves around the Catfish. Each time one of Sue's bullets struck them …

Last Free Days for the Illustrated Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist

We have facebook friends all over the world, so I am posting all the store links Amazon has for the Illustrated Dodge, Twist and Tobacconist, which is free today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Merry Christmas! US http://amzn.to/S14DWe France http://amzn.to/12rTJgE Germany http://amzn.to/T0Ut9Y UK http://amzn.to/TTWkKV Spain http://amzn.to/T0UKJR Italy http://amzn.to/Tla2aV Brazil http://bit.ly/Svmybe Canada http://amzn.to/XrAHms Japan http://amzn.to/Rw73Q3 India http://amzn.to/UwrXKs And …

Guest post by Randy Blackwell: Welcome to the World of Soterion!

This is amazing! A novel, and  soon to be an RPG-Based SciFi/Fantasy/Steampunk creation! It would make a stunning addition to the collection of anyone who loves these genres. Please take a look at these amazing images (And these are just tiny samples! You have to see the real stuff!) and then visit with my friend …

The Next Big Thing — My Work in Progress and Five Blogs you want to visit

Title- The 'Pprentices, the Puppets, and the Pirate Here's an early concept cover Where did the idea come from? This is the sequel to A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist. It's book Two in the Alexander Legacy Series. The original idea for this series came from watching The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie. I …

For Your Christmas Baking Pleasure: Uncle Vanya’s Bread Balls

Warning: Don't forget Uncle Vanya's cast-iron rolling pin is always ready for those disrespectful of his recipe. Make sweet roll dough as follows: 1/2 cup warm water 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast (Uncle Vanya uses cake yeast. Don't tell him if you use dry packets) 1 1/2 cups milk, lukewarm (Uncle Vanya says …

Dressing up for the Holidays: Free Images to Help You Make Ebook Covers

There isn't any one magic charm that forces readers to buy your book, but certainly a great cover will at least tempt them to linger and consider. If you've already put your ebook out into cyberspace with a less-than perfect cover, it's not too late to make it better. I just ran across a site …

Still free today — Oliver Twist’s Image-making Machinery

I had felt so helpless, knowing a great evil had been done, and more might be contemplated, while this astounding woman had made sense of it all and fitted it into her quest. How had she known what transpired between myself and the drunken manager? She claimed she had not found me until yesterday. I …

At Fagin’s Final Rest Mortuary

The walls were patterned like glittering silver and black marble, with slender pillars spaced along the sides. Niches held blue flames behind ornate silver gratings cast in the shape of openwork doves. Black benches cushioned with blue velvet, very like church pews, were arranged facing a black velvet curtain fringed with silvery tassels. We took …

Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

"This is where Doctor Twist said his professor's workshop used to be located," Kera said as we stood on the cobblestones before a large warehouse. The black-mouldy red bricks were faintly mirrored in the oily pools from an earlier rain and the sky showed fitful signs of clearing. I gazed around in the dreary shrouded …