Monday, August 27, 2012

Emilie P. Bush and William Kevin Petty Announce STEAMDUCK - BOOK TWO!



Mark Your Calendar For The Release of Steamduck Learns to Fly
On Oct. 10,2012 

Author Emilie P. Bush and illustrator William Kevin Petty are proud to announce the release date of the follow up to their bestselling children's book Her Majesty's Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story.  On October 10, 2012, the waddling hero of HME - Steamduck - returns with another adventure in Steamduck Learns to Fly! 

In this new tale, the plucky mechanical duck discovers that REAL birds do more than swim. He turns to his old friend and maker - the Otter - to learn a few things about flying. They try and fail with propeller contraptions, hot air balloons and more. Despite all the mishaps, the pair eventually defy gravity and take to the sky. 

“With the success of Her Majesty’s Explorer, we thought long and hard about where we wanted to go with our darling characters. Steamduck has quite a following, and we wanted to make sure he was true to his heroic nature. Kevin is a pilot, and a huge fan of flight history, so we went with those ideas for our second Steamduck story,” says Emilie P. Bush.  “So, as he tries and fails with many different types of flight, he never gives up, and he never stops learning.”

Fans wanting to keep up with details and sneak peek images from Steamduck Learns to Fly! can follow the project on Facebook - as Steamduck has his own fan page! Visit Steamduck's Facebook Page!


Meet Emilie P. Bush, author




Emilie P. Bush wears many hats when it comes to writing. She is a Steampunk novelist, a journalist, children's book author and a mentor to other writers as the Leader of the Gwinnett County Writer's Guild. Her first novel, Chenda and the Airship Brofman, was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semi-finalist in 2010 and her follow up tale, The Gospel According to Verdu, picks up where Chenda left off - high in the skies and wild with adventure. Emilie's children's book, Her Majesty's Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story, is the world's first Steampunk picture book, and recently hit #1 on Amazon's Hot New Releases Bestseller List.

Emilie P. Bush lives with her family in Atlanta, where she is a speaker on publishing in the 21st Century, an editor with Steampunk Chronicle and maintains the website CoalCitySteam.com.

Meet William Kevin Petty, illustrator



William Kevin Petty has lived most of his life in central Louisiana with various military deployments. In his former life as an Army Officer, he would draw and sketch in his down time while deployed to Europe and the Middle East. In addition to the pencil works, Kevin enjoys painting, especially in acrylics on masonite and canvas. The bestselling picture book, Her Majesty's Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story, is Kevin's first project with Emilie P. Bush, but more titles are in the works. In the mean time, he is an artist for hire. Check out his online portfolio alliedaethernautics.com.


The first Steampunk children's book hit Amazon's best seller list in one day!

Her Majesty's Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story. It's a dirty job, but he loves it. St.John Murphy Alexander walks the world exploring for the Queen. He sees the most extraordinary landscapes, creatures and weather. He gets very, VERY dirty. Exhausted, he returns to H.Q. and gets ready for a well deserved rest and some sweet dreams. This gentle book, written by Steampunk novelist Emilie P. Bush and brilliantly illustrated by William Kevin Petty, is the perfect wind-down for your little adventurer.
 
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The story on how author and illustrator met: read here
 
 
Her Majesty's Explorer on You Tube
 
Tease read by Captain Robert of Abney Park
 
 
Purchase on Amazon
 
Emilie's Novels: