Next events: August is Busy!

Jeff and Lee are about to set out on a massive road trip adventure across the scorching Midwest.

August 4-7–First stop: Indianapolis for GenCon! Lee used to go to GenCon as an attendee back when it was held in Milwaukee, and she returned last year for the first time in *mumble* years as an author in Author’s Avenue. This year, Clockwork Dragon is making its debut at the Best Four Days In Gaming. Sechin will also be there as often he can be dragged away from everything else.

August 12-14–Second stop: Denver for Myths & Legends Con, AKA MALCon, which falls conveniently on the weekend after GenCon.

August 17-21: Third stop: Kansas City for WorldCon, this year called MidAmericon 2. Both are looking forward to seeing old WorldCon friends and making new ones.

When all that’s over, Lee has to go home, but Jeff will stop in Sandpoint, ID for Sandemonium on August 27.

Everyone is looking forward to the pictures from all these back-to-back events!

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#CapitalIndieBookCon is Coming!

CIBCFlyer1If you like books and live anywhere near Olympia, WA, Clockwork Dragon formally invites you to join us for a day celebrating indie authors and their books. July 16, 2016, we’ll bring a mountain of books to the Longhouse at Evergreen State College from 11am – 7pm. Admission is free.

Capital = Olympia is the state capital of Washington

Indie = Indie authors! Some are also traditionally published, but everyone will have at least one indie title

Book = All kinds of books! Not one genre, all the genres we could get our grubby paws on.

Con = A convergence. Of all things indie, book, and awesome.

Bus routes 41 and 48 both go to Evergreen State. Parking is free across the entire campus.

Even if you’re not in Olympia, please share this information so your online friends who are can find it.

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New Release: Unnatural Dragons #scifi #anthology

CDAnthology1ECoverThe authors of Clockwork Dragon–Jeff, Lee, Lindsay, and Sechin–present our first group anthology. This collection of four stories was constructed around the them of “dragon.” But that alone isn’t enough. And because we can’t do anything the easy way, each story had to be a science fiction tale.

The result? Aliens, genetic modification, superheroes, the past, the future…

…and hope.

Includes a new Maze Beset story and a new Mad Science Institute story.

Available exclusively on Amazon.

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On to @Westercon69

Westercon runs July 1-4 this year, in Portland, OR, and it’s swallowed up one of our favorite events, GEARCon. Four of our dragons will be at Westercon this year: Jeffrey, Lee, and Lindsay all have panel appearances.file-W69logo

The team is excited to have three different new releases with us: All’s Fair, Ethereal Entanglements, and Illusive Echoes, all of which were released in the last few weeks and are making their convention debut at Westercon.

Ethereal Entanglements is the third book in Lee’s Spirit Knights series. All’s Fair completes Jeff’s Fair Folk Chronicles with four books. Illusive Echoes is the fourth book in Lee’s The Greatest Sin series, written with Erik Kort. Look us up on the programming grid! Stop by and say hello! We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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New Release: Ethereal Entanglements

SK3ECoverEthereal Entanglements is the third installment of Lee’s Spirit Knights young adult series. Now a full Knight, with her dagger and dragon, Claire plunges head-first into doing everything she thinks needs to be done while Justin scrambles to clean up the messes left behind in Backyard Dragons, and some new messes he didn’t expect.

Together with Drew, Claire’s possessed best friend, the trio faces lies and confusion, and steps into a millennia-old feud. The stakes are high with the fate of the world in the balance.

Excerpt:

Claire wanted to memorize every line, but not that angry mouth. The worst she’d ever done as a child had only made him sigh with disappointment. Once, he’d let his features flicker with true anger. That time, he left the house and went for a ride on his horse rather than shout or punish her and her little brother.

She swallowed past the lump in her throat. “It’s not him,” she whispered. But she wanted it to be him as much as she wanted it not to be him. For one more chance to hug him, she would sacrifice anything. Seeing him like this scraped at the scab she’d built inside since his death, letting the hollow, empty feeling bleed out again.

Her father relaxed his stance and lowered his blade. “You have to prove yourself, Pumpkin, or you’ll never really be a Knight.”

Claire squeezed her eyes shut. Everything else faded away and she was ten years old again, holding his hand. “I don’t know how, Daddy. Every time I try–” Hot tears burned her cheeks. “All the Knights say I’m not good enough. Nothing I do here will ever be good enough.”

“You’re not trying, Pumpkin. Never trying always fails.”

She swiped her sleeve across her face, smearing streaks of damp gray dirt across it. Opening her eyes, she stood before her father, ready to let him stab her through the heart. She saw the loose dirt beneath her feet and the green light. Behind her father, Enion moved in slow motion, taking his time to position himself for a stealthy charge from behind.

This thing was not her father. Claire hung her head, ashamed of herself for letting it torture her. She knew better and Caius still got to her. “The Palace is the worst place ever. It’s supposed to be a sanctuary.”


Ethereal Entanglements is now available as a pre-order on Amazon. It releases on June 21. The series begins with Girls Can’t Be Knights.

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Clockwork Dragon Welcomes Nikki McCormack

We’re pleased and proud to add award-winning author Nikki McCormack to Clockwork Dragon. Her enchanting books will travel across the country with us this summer to GenCon, MALCon, and WorldCon, and we couldn’t be happier about that. She writes epic fantasy and young adult steampunk of high quality.NMHeadshot

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New Release: Merely This and Nothing More

Merely-This-CoverClockwork Dragon is proud to support the third anthology from Writerpunk Press, Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk. Like Sound & Fury and Once More Unto the Breach, this new volume features ‘punk adaptions of public domain works, this time all versions of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories and all donated to the Writerpunk Press project. Profits from the sales of these books all go to the PAWS no-kill animal shelter in Lynnwood, WA.

For this volume, four of our writers contributed to the anthology: Jeffrey (Masque of the Red Death), Lee (To Helen), Sechin (Fall of the House of Usher), and Lindsay (A Descent Into the Maelstrom). The book contains another seventeen stories on top of these. It’s now available in ebook and paperback.

Check out the Facebook release party scheduled for June 4th, featuring a ton of authors all chatting about Poe, ‘punking, and their other work. And please support the thunderclap for this release party!

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