On August 18, 2021, Jeffrey Cook passed away. He was a brilliant storyteller and integral to Clockwork Dragon. We will miss his wit, his kindness, and his bottomless well of mythological knowledge.
As of now, the future of Clockwork Dragon is undecided. We will still have his books with us at the Tacoma Food & Gift show later this month, Orycon in November, and Victorian Country Christmas in December.
While we’re disappointed we can’t meet people in person, we’re excited about GenCon Online. This year, as always, we have a bucket full of new books. Our catalog continues its expansion, now offering over 60 titles by our four authors.
Based in Western Washington state, we offer curious fantasy and science fiction for the eclectic mind for both teenagers and grownups.
And don’t miss our anthologies! In addition to our other projects, Clockwork Dragon is a proud supporter of Writerpunk Press, a group producing science fiction adaptations of work in the public domain including many of the works of Shakespeare and Poe, plus a variety of classic literature including the foundations of horror.
Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to pick up a book and try it out. Every book is available in both print and ebook on Amazon, and some of our titles have audio editions.
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Around the Clockwork Dragon offices, by which we mean the various nooks in which we all write, this time of year is a deep breath. We do a few shows, and one of them is big. The second half of the month, the holiday part, is typically when we chill and recharge to prepare for the next year.
ICMYI, here’s a list of everything we released in 2019:
Lee also tossed a bunch of short stories into the wilderness.
We’re all looking forward to exciting new projects in 2020. Our first release in January will be the next installment in Lee’s Darkside Seattle collection, Meat. We expect to see more new books in several existing series, including Stardrifters, The Greatest Sin, and Harper Revolution. At least one new series will launch next year too!
If you’d like to be one of the first to pick up a print copy of our beloved Dwago’s story, Clockwork Dragon will be at Victorian Country Christmas this weekend, 12/4-8 in Puyallup at the WA state fairgrounds. We’ll be harder to find without our signature shirts, but we’ll still have Dwago there to supervise us all.
Dwago is a very small dragon in a very large castle.
Many moons ago, Clockwork Dragon the co-op came into existence. Jeff and Lee had the brilliant idea to write a book called Clockwork Dragon. They figured out who that dragon is and convinced a friend to design one. This is Dwago, the adorable mascot you’ve seen with us at shows.
For a long time, Dwago ‘s book remained a thing we wanted to have yet couldn’t quite get done.
The closer to the Gothcraft trilogy, which began with You’re Not a Real Goth Until You Sack Rome, is now available. Midnight or Something Darker completes the increasingly lesbian adventures of Rae Schwarz as she faces a final confrontation of both Norse-Germanic mythological curses and family baggage. Fortunately, she’s got her ljosalf-sorceress girlfriend by her side. And her gingerbread-witch BFF. And her other BFF who is not a witch at all. And then there’s her favorite gargoyle.
Sometimes the first step is admitting you have a magic ring problem.
Since mid-September, we’ve had a collection of releases, but the squirrels have fallen down on the job of announcing them. We took all their acorns away until they get back to work.
Defiance, the prequel for Lee’s Harper Revolution series, is now available separately from Rogue Skies. By the way, Rogue Skies did hit the USA Today bestseller list! Congratulations to Lee for getting there a second time. This story features new characters you can expect to see again in the last two books of the series.
Dark Savior of the Dragons completes the story begin in Dark Hope of the Dragons, Nikki’s excellent new dark fantasy duology. With dragons. Lots and lots of dragons. And demons. Did we mention the dragons?
We’re proud of Lee for having another book included in a box set. This time, it’s a prequel for Harper Revolution, and Rogue Skies is now live for Kindle, Nook, and iBooks!
99 cents for 20+ fantasy and science fiction books, including Defiance. This is a great deal, even if you only wind up liking some of them. Obviously, you’ll love Lee’s book, but you might find a few other new favorite authors too!
Defiance is a prequel story for Porcelain, book 1 of the Harper Revolution YA spacer opera series. Aliens! Wormholes! Marines in space! Eating disorders! Laser guns! Self-esteem problems! Sentient space coral!
The series was inspired by Ilana Harkavy’s body-positive music and Lee’s own struggles with self-image.
Rogue Skies will only be 99 cents through Sunday, September 22nd. Defiance will never be this cheap again, so snap it up at a bargain price while you still can.
If you want the book in print, Lee already has copies, and they’ll be at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe with us this Saturday from 2pm onward. Join us to celebrate the release of our very first calendar of amazing cosplayers!
This calendar will only be available from us in person, so stop in if you can. If not, we’ll also have it at Tacoma Food & Gift, Jet City Comic Show, Tahoma Band Boosters, Orycon, Victorian Country Christmas, and Orcacon.
Jeff and Lee have teamed up again to bring you the opener for a new space opera trilogy, and we’re excited about it!
Aliens. Space pirates. Dragons.
Madison Wayward, niece to the most notorious captain among the outlaw Stardrifters, has a plan. She’ll stop at nothing to give humanity a flicker of hope in its darkest hour. If she would consider pausing, her plans might not blow up in her face quite so much.
Kirehe Mahono, a skilled warrior with an uncommon gift, has a dragon. She’ll stop at nothing to protect her people from the enemy machines infesting her planet. If she had something better than a knife to bring to a laser fight, she might have better luck.
Taken prisoner by tyrannical aliens and dumped into a slave pit, both women will have to harness their strengths to survive. And escape.
We’re excited to announce the release of the long-awaited next installment in The Greatest Sin.
It has mushrooms! The story of Chavali and her absolute, utter disdain for idiots continues in this sixth book in the series. In Charred Roots, she journeys to Palmia Basin, a tropical oasis with more corruption than you can shake a barrel of llamas at.
She battles gossip, incompetence, and fire at every turn. It’s always something, right?
Lee’s Harper Revolution series continues in book 2, Crawlspace, releasing next Tuesday. If you missed it, book 1 is Porcelain, a young adult space opera portal fantasy with aliens, wormholes, eating disorders, laser guns, grief, space ships, and low self-esteem.
Emma now knows she has a problem. It’s time to figure out what that means and how to solve it. The path to healthy eating is a long, twisty one sometimes made easier (and also harder) by the existence of ration bars.
Lee anticipates releasing book 3 next fall, and has managed to get a prequel, Defiance, included in the Rogue Skies box set, which is currently available for pre-order for 99 cents on iBooks, Kobo, and Nook. Hopefully, she’ll have books 4 and 5 out in 2020 to complete the series!