Margaret McGaffey Fisk

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Margaret McGaffey Fisk is a storyteller whose tales often cross genres and worlds to bring the events and characters to life. She currently writes romance, science fiction, and fantasy but will go wherever the story takes her.

A daughter of diplomats, her early years were filled with many cultures, both very much alive and long turned to dust, and people who both pondered the great thoughts and were grand pranksters. Whether from wild adventures into the desert to climb sand mountains, poking around little known archeological sites, or visiting bazaars and inner cities, she came out of that time with a love of culture and an all too sharp awareness of culture clash.

She lives in a Nevada desertscape with her husband, and a rotating
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Margaret McGaffey Fisk The basic definition is a Victorian era where steam won the place as the dominant power source. It's historical fiction/romance with a touch of…moreThe basic definition is a Victorian era where steam won the place as the dominant power source. It's historical fiction/romance with a touch of technomagic as constructs don't quite conform to the limitations of technology. However, people have written steampunk stories in any era, often using the Victorian ethics or social structure as a jumping off point. For me, it's a fun place to explore class conflict and the consequences of major changes such as occurred with the industrial revolution. I like the punk part of steampunk while others focus more on the esthetic, but I must admit to a love for gears.(less)
Margaret McGaffey Fisk I'm about to release the first in a new series called The Steamship Chronicles. It follows the story of Samantha Crill eight years after my Steampunk…moreI'm about to release the first in a new series called The Steamship Chronicles. It follows the story of Samantha Crill eight years after my Steampunk romance, Safe Haven. Why this is relevant is because it wasn't until I was autographing a copy of Safe Haven for my parents that I realized where the concept of Naturals (who are compelled to transform machinery into what the machine wants to be) came from at its heart.

My parents travelled a lot, as did I, because they were both U.S. diplomats. When they travelled, they used these key-wound clamshell alarm clocks. The clocks, however, kept breaking. My parents would give me the broken ones to play with in the basement workshop. Sometimes I could bring them back to life, sometimes not, but a love for clockwork, gears, and the inner functioning of what is now considered Steampunk machines was born.

I do not have the aether-based power Samantha can draw on, but she embodies the need to see how things work, and to fix or improve them, that began when I was younger than she is in Secrets.(less)
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This novella has almost more story in the hints and surrounds than on the page, but what makes the cut was enough to keep me interested. It’s a culture clash, power struggle, gay love story, which might
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I read the first book in this series months ago, but the minute I saw the author in my NetGalley list, the strength of that story and characters came pouring back, making me eager to return to their world.
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The talents of this author shine in his debut novel through the tangible world building and bevy of fascinating characters. We are thrown into a post-apocalyptic alternate London whose Queen Victoria lost
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