Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Steamduck Learns to Fly" Launches Today. Be Part Of The Flight! Order Now. Author Emilie P. Bush and Illustrator William Kevin Petty

Available on Amazon. Special Sale Today 10/10

About the book!
Steamduck is back with another adventure! Author Emilie P. Bush and illustrator William Kevin Petty bring this follow up to their bestselling children’s book Her Majesty’s Explorer: a Steampunk bedtime story. In Steamduck Learns to FLY! 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.
About the Author and Illustrator
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 in Atlanta, where she is a speaker on publishing in the 21st Century, an editor with Steampunk Chronicle and maintains the website
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. His portfolio is available at

Praise for Steamduck Learns to FLY!

"Charming illustrations and a whimsical story that should appeal to young steampunk readers quite a bit!"  ~ Jeff van der Meer

"I am not kidding when I say I could see this becoming a children's classic like The Velveteen Rabbit or The Little Prince. It's that good!"  ~ Rhetta Akamatsu 

"... a great addition to our 'Character Education' library." ~ Lori Newbury Steampunk Chronicle

"I watched as a steam powered duck learned to fly... I was riveted." ~ Literature for no one blog. 

"The illustrations by Petty are the perfect accompaniment to this story of courage and friendship."  ~ Sue Nespeca, Early Literacy & Children's Literature Specialist

"(The)writing has a wonderfully consistent tone of innocent Knowing, and the Images are worth a lot of looking." ~ Leonard Dufresne - artist/illustrator. 

"MAGICALNESS" ~ Smokey Joe Mayes, writer, blogger.

" If you have children in your life it is a 'must have' on many levels, from fun to education. If you enjoy whimsy and the spirit of adventure then it is a wonderful addition to any collection. I can imagine sitting around at a Steampunk gathering and brandy tasting, and reading this aloud to my friends, doing the voices and all... yes, that would do nicely." ~ Travis I. Sivart,  Author, Steampunk man about town.

"Steamduck Learns To Fly! is full of whimsical illustrations with beautiful details and soft colors. The story is a familiar one of longing to be more and finally realizing that you were 'more' all along. It's a story that is likely to spark the imagination of children and it was a joy to read...."  ~ Totus Mel's Wunderkammer blog

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