I commissioned artist Kelly Danforth to do this sketch of Olivia’s Transmogrification Machine. I’m posting a low resolution copy, but hoping this will make it into the printed book! I think she did an awesome job on it and I can’t thank her enough! She really nailed the sense of fun that I wanted it to have.

I framed it and have it on my book shelves where I can see it from my desk. 🙂

transmog machine
Copyright by Pauline Baird Jones. All rights reserved.

For such a short novella, it took a LOT of research to write! Here’s my bibliography:

Chronicles of the Big Bend, A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border by W.D. Smithers

Birds of Big Bend National Park and Vicinity by Roland H. Wauer

The Big Bend of the Rio Grande: A Guide to the Rocks, Geologic History, and Settlers of the Area of Big Bend National Park by Ross A. Maxwell; Bureau of Economic Geology; University of Texas
Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 3rd Edition; National Geographic
The Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette by Professor Thomas Hill
The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in the 1800’s by Marc McCutcheon
The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England by Kristine Hughes
Newport Fashions of the Gilded Age Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney
Gibson Girl Paper Dolls in Full Color by Tom Tierney
Great Fashion Designs of the Victorian Era Paper Dolls in Full Color by Tom Tierney
Victorian Inventions by Leonard de Vries

This is a list of the links I used to write my steampunk novella, Tangled in Time:

Wikipedia’s Article on Steampunk
Wikipedia’s Article on Women’s Fashion’s in 1890’s
Gentlemen’s Emporium (for steampunk clothing)
Retroscope Fashions
Sewing Central, Victorian Patterns
The Clockwork Century – Steampunk FAQ’s
Guide to Steampunk
The Quest for Equality
Wild Texas Photos
Sikorsky R-4 
Abandoned or Little Known Airfields of Texas
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend Photo Journal
The Marfa Lights
Fighter Pilot Encyclopedia
Texas Madrone
Handbook of Texas Online: Marfa Lights
Texas State Parks in the 1950’s
Pilot Call Signs
Day of Week Calculator
Trails.com
Dictionary.com
Cool steampunk jewelry
Texas Madrone
Transmogrification
Gyrocompass
Steampunk Culture

Even made up science requires you to take a look at real science, so here’s some steam links my hubby found for me (he’s a real scientist, too).

Steam links:

http://www.spiraxsarco.com/resources/steam-engineering-tutorials/steam-engineering-principles-and-heat-transfer/what-is-steam.asp

http://www.spiraxsarco.com/resources/steam-tables/wet-steam.asp

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/enthalpy-superheated-steam-d_1130.html

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/steam-vapor-enthalpy-d_160.html

http://www.babcock.com/library/pdf/SteamPages.pdf

http://www.yourdictionary.com/enthalpy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Steam_power

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_clock

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/industry_invention/steam_cartoon_source_01.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_(disambiguation)

And for fun:

Steampunk Title Generator

So there you have it. Short novella, LONG list of resources. But a book I had a great time writing. Hope you’ll check it out.

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