Steampunk is a fun genre that fans describe as the “World that Should Have Been.” I think that even Monsieur Jules Verne would approve of that description.
But to be “Should Have Been” something suggests that it “Was” something else at one point. The books I most enjoy and the direction of my own writing starts with the historical and gives history a firm, definitive tweak. If you are reading the Volcano Lady series, you know that I mix recorded history with fabulous fiction. “Wait a minute,” you cry! “There’s real life history in there?” Why yes, Virginia, there is a bit of history in those novels.
This page is to slowly (don’t hold your breath) but surely review the Volcano Lady series and all the books that are related (more on that later!) for True History. I capitalized that on purpose.
For nit-pickers like me, history nuts, Victorianophiles (I made that up,) and detail snobs: here is a home for all your questions.