Born in southern Manitoba, the daughter of a Beekeeper, and spent a lot of time out in the country, catching small animals, exploring abandoned buildings, and lighting fires. When I was twenty one, I was formally diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of Autism.
I’m a writer of dieselpunk fantasy, and long time member of several face to face writing groups as well as the OWW – sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com. I started writing when I was thirteen, but actually started telling stories at five years old in a friend’s basement, using cardboard boxes as props. Those boxes became castles, circus trains, soup pots, and we were princesses, circus animals, and rabbits escaping from the stew. That was when it started. My parents complained that I always had my head in the clouds, daydreaming, and I did. The stories come, I can’t stop them. I figure I might as well write them down.
After spending several years researching aviation for my current main work in progress, I still couldn’t get my head out of the clouds and realized writing about it was never going to be enough. March 2013 I began flight school in St. Andrews Manitoba. I now hold a commercial pilot’s licence, float and multi-engine instrument ratings.
What is diesel punk or secondary diesel punk? I suppose I can look it up but interested in your description. Also…I tried to read Bitch in Heat…but the link said it was a dangerous site so couldn’t get access to it.
Dieselpunk is basically steampunk, but with diesel technology instead of being stuck with steam, so you can have airplanes and motorcycles, mad max style, or waterworld, or Final Fantasy VII and VIII, stuff like that. A lot of post apocalypse stuff is Dieselpunk, and I have a soft spot in my heart for post-apocalypse worldbuilding.
Secondary World is a term coined by J. R. R. Tolkien, to refer to a world setting that is not earth, in any way, and has no reference to real people, or real events (other than potential allegory). Middle earth would be an example, as would Westeros, Prydain, Narnia (though The Chronicles of Narnia are portal stories, with characters coming from earth to Narnia.) As opposed to alternate history, which is earth, but where something in history fell out differently, or alternate universe, where it’s earth, but with differences (vampires, werewolves, paranormal stuff.)
I do plan on doing posts on those and why I love them, too, probably in the next few months.
Checked that link, it seems to be broken, let me see if I can fix it 😦
Ok, link fixed 🙂 Also, Bitch in Heat is neither Steampunk or Deiselpunk, just an amusing little story I wrote after watching the dog myths episode of Mythbusters and thought, but what if….
LMAO…Bella….that was hillarious!
:p I’m glad you enjoyed it; one of the things I like to do with my plots is using the readers’ expectations of groped to make them expect one thing when I’m planning something else.
Thank you for all your responses and I look forward to Utopia:) I liked the title Bitch in Heat…made me laugh…so will check it out. Have a nice weekend and vacation…may the Utopian Muse visit you on your holiday:)
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I’m following, sending a like and a comment. I’m in a similar boat but I started writing again after the flying, which is my day job. I’m liking what I’m reading. Keep at it.