The Duck will RISE!

If you haven’t already – go buy my first children’s book. Go on… we’ll wait…..

Got it? Oh, good. Happy to sign it for you next time I see you. AND NOW — you are ready for:

Join us as we attempt to make the bestseller lists again on 10-10-2012 with our new book – Steamduck Learns to FLY! Thanks for your support!


Kristen Lamb's Blog

Happy Good Friday! I hope everyone has a restful holiday. We are entering the conference season, and there are a lot of large conferences coming up soon. So, today I’d like to relay my disaster experience with my first conference and then offer the powerful lessons I learned.

Remember, I made all the dumb mistakes so you don’t have to.

I have to say that I have attended quite a few conferences, and the DFW Writer’s Workshop folk have been one of the best (It was also my first, so it will always hold a dear spot in my heart). This year the keynote speaker is New York Times Best-Selling Author James Rollins. The DFWWWW Conference has a history of selling out early, so seriously, buy your slot NOW.  You’ll thank me later. DFW offers an amazing variety of classes, taught by some of the best talent in the industry.

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Coal City Steam

It was a blast to launch and see the book go from over 100,000th in the sales rankings on AMAZON to it’s highest point of #471. That was awesome. That was better than I thought it would do. But… we’re coming down. It’s natural. It is what it is. Kev prefers not to watch the slide. He  told me not to do the reverse play by play, and that’s probably wise. But I still look at the rankings every day. It’s in the 10-20K range now – still very respectable for the kind of publishing we are.

Kevin and I shrug and say – this is a marathon, not a sprint, and in the long run, our books – yes bookS, as we have already started working on the next two – will become a body of work that will stand for some time. A good launch is nice…

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Coal City Steam

Sometimes, no matter how much you want to, you can’t unsee what you’ve seen. No matter how much you drink, or how much bleach you pour into your brain. Pick you cliche of choice: unring a bell or put the genie back in the bottle.

Whatever your cliche of choice – it all boils down to we have a book, and we let it out in public. And it’s a real thing now…

Saturday, Kevin and I invited the whole world to come to AnachroCon’s hotel lobby and listen to our little story. That was scary – MOSTLY because the grownups outnumbered the kids 15 to 1 (-ish).

The Junior Aeronaughts (better known as my fellow Airship Brownies) turned up to help me welcome the crowd – we did our Jr.A. song to warm up the crowd. The song goes, “Hat, goggles, vest and boots, vest and boots. Hat, goggles, vest…

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So… Yeah. Busy.

It’s been a long time, and I just wanted to say, whatever.

Okay. That’s out of the way. I have a new book coming out. What’s what. Go like it here: http://www.facebook.com/HerMajestysExplorer?sk=wall

Let me brag on my illustrator – William Kevin Petty – he’s awesome. His page is here: http://www.allied-aethernautics.com/

What else – Eleanor is losing teeth – she is gappy with one missing front tooth at the moment – that was #4 of the baby teeth gone. She reads EVERYTHING now. Both girls love soccer and Sara is a cutup and a cuddle bug. Tony joined a Steampunk Band. http://www.theextraordinarycontraptions.com/ He played his first gig with them last week – HE WAS AWESOME.

Well – I’ll see you in six months for another post. Until then – see me at Facebook…. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585386959


Well – I’ve been very busy, and I can happily say that book #2 of the Brofman series is OFF TO THE EDITOR!!!! Whoot! That means I can fill my days with n;pggomg! oh, I mean blooging!
Man – I am out of practice. Blogging. That’s the word. Going to start slow and roll, so I’m here. And that’s enough for today.

Writing update

I’m almost 75K words into the latest book and am writing the climax. I just wanted to let you know that if you walk up to me and try to have a conversation with me, I may not totally be in there, and I am sorry right up front.