Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables, teas and herbs, when she’s not playing games with a cat named Chives. She’s fond of activities from the past, including canning and preserving, crocheting, reading in the dark, and cooking.
Her lifelong fascination with the Victorian era dovetails nicely with articles she has written for The Primgraph, a magazine which focused on historical eras in virtual worlds, as well as music and book reviews for Steampunk Magazine.
Her first novel, a Young Adult Steampunk Comedy Adventure called The Flight To Brassbright is endearing itself to eleven year old girls and a surprising number of grown-ups. Its sequel, Down The Tubes, seems to be in an eternal state of ‘nearly done’ but she’s going to surprise you when it publishes, possibly sooner than you think. Book three, The Hidden Doors is in a delightful state of disarray, and Book four, Off The Rails, is currently in development. Besides the Brassbright Chronicles novels, she’s published three short steampunk books for kids, all set in her fictional country of Industralia. Steamed and Steamy: Recipes from the Steampunk World of Industralia, is her cookbook, inspired by Industralia’s characters and their eating habits. All are available through Amazon.com.
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