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Cutting Class is all the backstage chat and tangents we go off on with our guests that don't make the final cut. Some of it is personal, a lot of it is funny, some of it is fascinating.
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New Century: is a series of novels and audio drama podcast adaptations.
The audiobooks are available on Bandcamp.
And the novels are available on the Kindle store.
At the $10 level you will have access to the complete eBooks and audiobooks.
Let Them Go: A Gothic survival thriller, this book is currently being created as the new entry point for the series, starting the saga off at ground zero.
Secret Rooms: A road trip that becomes a supernatural detective mystery with a group of new recruits to the government's scouts sent out to explore and reunify America.
The Cartographer's Handbook: Set in 1883 America in a divergent timeline, this is an anthology of personal accounts telling how humanity began to pull itself back from the brink of extinction after a plague that reduces much of the population to a savage, feral state.
Arlington: As these events are going on, back in Washington the pressure is mounting. President Grant's health is giving out and a replacement must be found during the run-up to the first official election in over a decade. Things are going to get nasty and the director of the National Intelligence Agency, along with his family become deeply involved in the political intrigue.
Tiger's Eye: Meanwhile on another alternate Earth populated by intelligent, evolved jungle cats a human child is found by a female hunter who sets herself the task of a dangerous journey into unknown territory to return the boy to his home.
The Princess Thieves: Set in London during the same period, The Princess Thieves is a swashbuckling adventure that blends Robin Hood with Arthurian Legend, on a background of Victorian fantasy satire.
The Christmas Thieves: The yuletide before the events of the Princess Thieves sees the wizard Merlene attempt a daring Christmas Carol style psychological heist on the cruel Captain of the Watch.
SteamHeart: The heroes of Secret Rooms, Tiger's Eye and Arlington must join forces. A possible hope has been found to give America a fighting chance, but it is going to require a determined team to embark on an odyssey across the Eastern states and into darkest Mississippi. Along the way their resolve will be tested to the limits with difficult choices to be made. This is a journey that not everyone will be coming back from.
And that's just Phase One.
As for myself, the more this Patreon brings in, the less freelance work I have to seek out in order to make ends meet and the more high quality content I can devote my working week to.