I’m excited to introduce to you my newest character and her world!
The character is Mrs. John G. Jones – Cornelia to her friends. The world is Los Angeles during the Roaring 20s – with a little magic thrown in. Cornelia Jones will be the headliner for a new series of dieselpunk short stories.
So what’s dieselpunk? Here’s a post I wrote where I give a few different common definitions of this fast-growing genre. Think historical fantasy, retro-futurism, steampunk set in the 1920s, or classic pulp adventure stories. The Mrs. Jones adventures will encompass a little bit of all of that.
And on that note, here is the cover and blurb for the first story: Mrs. Jones and the Midas Train.
An old scientist has invented a device that he believe will change the face of medical science, and he needs just one more piece to make it work. But the Caelum, a secret organization that uses science and magic for nefarious purposes, wants the device for their own.
Cornelia Jones agrees to protect the old doctor on his train trip merely as a favor to a friend. But she soon gets more than she bargained for when she learns that the doctor’s invention is much more than a medical device. Can Cornelia protect herself, the doctor, and everyone else before the train becomes their doom?