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Author/Artist Wednesday with Jessica Van Hulle

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12 December
Author/Artist Wednesday with Jessica Van Hulle

Here on Author/Artist Wednesday in my hidden library, we have a wonderful interview with the amazingly talented Jessica Van Hulle. Hello Ms. Van Hulle! Thank you for letting me interview you today. You’re one of the first artists I’ve gotten to interview and I must say I am ecstatic! So please sit down with me, enjoy a nice cup of tea, have a scone and let’s begin the interview! 1. Tell us a little about yourself and the world you live in. I have been painting Steampunk ladies since 2008. I love the subject matter because it combines so many of… Read more »

Monday Book Recommendation

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03 December
Monday Book Recommendation

Welcome to Book Recommendation Monday here in the Hidden Library of Michael Cross! As an avid lover of all things steampunk, I find myself on an endless quest to search for new and exotic creations. Fortunately this world is so wide and expansive that there is no end to the discoveries out there. A recent discovery I made was thanks to fellow writer and friend, Scott E. Tarbet, a talented singer, master chef, and author of the treasure of the day, A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk, a modern retelling of a masterpiece by none other than Shakespeare. Too often in steampunk literature… Read more »

Monday Book Recommendation

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25 November
Monday Book Recommendation

Welcome to Book Recommendation Monday here in the Hidden Library of Michael Cross! Being an amateur engineer at heart, I love learning how to design and make things (probably one of the many reasons I fell in love with steampunk). Seeing how things go together, watching a project reach completion and adding my own flair to it is one of the few things that makes me dance in my seat (it’s rare that I do so and I try to avoid it in case I frighten children). Kamui, or Svetlana Quindt as she goes by in real life, has become,… Read more »

Friday at the Cross Bazaar

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09 November
Friday at the Cross Bazaar

Hello everyone! I’ve been running from convention to convention and posts about my adventures will follow. Please don’t hesitate to follow me on Twitter @TheCrossLibrary to keep up with me whenever I am at conventions! Now on to Friday at the Cross Bazaar, courtesy of the Cross estate. Today we travel to the AFK Tavern, a local restaurant right here in Washington State that is a great resource and meet-up center for nerds, gamers, geeks and other like minded folks (of which I am one). Good food, interesting service and tons of things to do! Even better is that the AFK… Read more »

Monday Book Recommendation: Eyrie

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22 October
Monday Book Recommendation: Eyrie

    As a fan of the first book in the Society of Feathers series, Owlet, I’ve been looking forward to the latest installment, Eyrie. Too often in literature we come across characters that defy reality. By that I don’t mean that they defy logic or the realm of possibility. I’m a fantasy and science fiction lover – to me anything is possible. No, I refer to characters that do not make ‘human’ decisions, or ones that no feeling, thinking human being would necessarily make in an extraordinary situation. This is why I love this series. Iris is a real… Read more »