Queensland, Australia

Bio: I am a writer of both creative non-fiction and Fantasy/Science Fiction. This blog was originally created to help keep me motivated and on track with writing and editing my Steampunk novel. These days, it has grown to be a little more than that. It is more about the writing, and the alternative subculture, and my general day to day experiences as I try to upgrade to being a full time writer. As well, it is a way to support my writing community, which has been so kind to me. Currently, I write a monthly Science Page for Voyager Online for HarperCollins Publishing Australia, and I have short stories published in anthologies. I am part of a local writing group, and I have also volunteered for writing-related community events, like writing conferences and the Aurealis Awards. I am passionate bout writing, and writer under the name Lynne Lumsden Green.

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  2. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. Your site is quite wonderful and very informative. I hope you accept. There is a logo you can put on your blog if you like and suggestion to post a post about it if you want. This isn’t associated with any organisation that I know just something bloggers are doing to recognize blogs they like. Please let me know and I can get everything over to you 🙂

      • Ok, so you can either download the badge from my site and the instructions are on my response to the award as well if you feel like doing a post and award others; but you can also just put the badge on your site. The main thing is that your site is great and this One Lovely Blog award recognizes that. Or you can email me at elsa@elsaholland.com and I can send an email with attachment and info set out 🙂 Congratulations and thanks for an great site!!!

  3. Thank you very much for visiting and following my bloke and I have followed suite. Love your blog. I have a background in Australian cultural history and your blog is full of treats xx Rowena

  4. Your blog is amazing! You have so much content and it is very informative. I am enjoying working my way through it. Thanks and keep up the good work 🙂

  5. Hi,

    would you be interested in reviewing the first two issues of our new graphic novel? “Suffrajitsu” relates the adventures of Miss Persephone Wright and her secret society of “Amazons”; martial arts-trained women who protect the leaders of the radical women’s rights movement in London just before the outbreak of the First World War. You can check out more about the story via our website – http://www.suffrajitsu.com.

    Let me know!


  6. Awesome! I’ll just need an email address and we can make this happen.

  7. Hello,

    My name is Lynn and I am assistant to the owner of Fictionvale, a quarterly short story magazine.

    Fictionvale Magazine’s upcoming episode is called Pick Your Punk, due out April 15. In it, we feature ten punky stories ranging from cyberpunk to dieselpunk to steampunk. We’re reaching out to the steampunk community to let folks know about the magazine. To that end, a number of our authors are interested in visiting some blogs. If you would be interested in hosting an author at Cogpunk Steamscribe. As I understand you don’t list your email on your blog, I’ve provided a link to the contact form for the magazine below. In the event that you might like to feature a book review, we can provide an Advance Reading Copy a week or two before publication.

    Thanks so much for your time, we’d love to hear from you!

  8. Hello!

    I only recently discovered your blog, but I have to say, I love CogPunkSteamScribe! Thanks for the regular doses of Steampunk style, culture, and ideas. It keeps the gears turning!

    I would like to know what it takes to be featured on your blog? On June 1st, I have a steampunk novella (with a transgender main character) releasing, and I want to get the word out. I think you already “liked” a post of mine that had to do with it, and that’s how I learned of your blog.

    Here’s the cover:


    Anyway, I hope to hear back from you. My email address is chris at homebrew dot net if you prefer to communicate that way. 🙂



    • Would you like to be interviewed as a Steampunk novellist? I am very interested in you transgender main character, as I am an ardent supporter of LGBTIQ rights.

      • Yes! Absolutely. It’s wonderful to hear of your support, as I’m an out and visible trans person (genderfluid) myself.
        I find the Steampunk community particularly accepting of diversity and individuality, so I’m pleased but not surprised. 🙂
        I’ve sent you email.

      • It is true. The Steampunk community does tend to be exceptionally tolerant and accepting. Most alternative subcultures seem to be more tolerant than average.

  9. Hi there! Nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Steampunk rocks!

  10. Cheers, and thank you for following Writing Well Design and Photography. I have only recently become interested in Steampunk culture, so I am very pleased to make your acquaintance. Count me as a follower. Peace.

  11. Victorian futurism, I can’t identify exactly what i am feeling but it is very attracting and beautiful!!!!!!! I love steam punk no doubt. I am your fan!!

  12. thewelshiewrites

    Hi there,
    Saw that you shared my creative writing piece from Word Press. The ‘Voices of Generations Past’ piece that I had actually written for a piece of coursework at University. I appreciate you sharing it onto your blog, and the follow! I’ll be sure to take a look through your blog as well!

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  14. How did I not find this blog before!
    Currently writing a steampunk inspired novel myself and would have been super helpful to have your blog with its fountain of knowledge while I was writing.
    Can I ask how you found it to promote your stories, with steampunk being very niche as a genre, was there any challenges?

  15. Lorne Larson

    I came across your intriguing post on zoomorphic Victorian jewellery. I am trying to track down whether anyone has ever done a serious academic study of the use of animal body parts (ivory aside) in the creation of personal and domestic objects during the Victorian period. I would be grateful if……

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