Book Review: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

| 11 months ago

Title: MechanicaAuthor: Betsy CornwellPublished: August, 2015 by Clarion BooksPublisher’s Description:“Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home. But on her sixteenth birthday, […]

Mad Max: Fury Road – thoughts on feminism

| 11 months ago

This review is totally late, but when the movie came out, I was in the middle of prep for my commercial flight test (which I passed – I’m officially a commercial pilot!) so sue me. This movie was awesome in every way. My husband was skeptical because I’d put on the original Mad Max to […]

A #Steampunk anthology you need to have!

| 22nd April 2016

Need help steaming up your Summer? The other day I made myself a cup of tea and sat down to read the THIRTY DAYS LATER anthology put on by Thinking Ink Press. I wasn’t expecting the soirée of steam/clock infusion. I soon found my tea turning cold and me turning the next page. Thirty Days […]

An Interview With Derek Tatum – The Origins of #Dreadpunk

| 4th November 2015

The Punkettes are thrilled to introduce you to Derek Tatum, the man behind the recently coined term “Dreadpunk”. We reached out to Derek via twitter and he very graciously agreed to an interview. Q1 – Welcome to the blog! We’re so excited to have you here! How does it feel to have coined the term […]


| 26th October 2015

The clockwork screams, the cogs groan, No tick-tocks, no hands roam, Blood stained innards upon the grounds lie, In the place where MURDERERS go when they die… EXORDIUM Cain stood back and looked over Gnomon, a machine of immense proportions, large enough to fill Grand Central Station, twice—or so he was told. It was his […]

Review of Crimson Peak

| 24th October 2015

Ever since the very first teaser picture of Crimson Peak, I’ve been chomping at the bit to go see this movie. Finally, accompanied by two good friends (one of them being Rebecca Sky, my fellow Steampunkette) I got the chance. First off, let me say that the visuals are stunning. The pictures they advertised with, […]

The Dieselpunkette Reviews: Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding

| 18th October 2015

This book has been on my TBR list for years, and I finally got around to reading it. Honestly, mostly because it finally showed up available electronically. (The other Punkettes have differing opinions, but I do love my e-books.) This book was like firefly, but Dieselpunk. And I say that as a fan of Firefly. […]

A Little bit of Jabber, Tête-à-Tête, and a Whole Bunch of FREE PUNK READS!

| 13th October 2015

I recently interviewed a multi-punk-genre, short story writer who posts his punk pieces for readers on wattpad–a free online reading and writing site that a lot of us Punkettes use. He was nice enough to link us to an extensive list of free readings at the bottom. Here are my favorite questions and answers from […]

Announcing Some Spectacular Punkette News

| 16th September 2015

Prepare to be amazed! We have some exciting news to share with everyone. It’s been a little while. Okay, it’s been a long while. But the Punkettes have some really cool stuff going on, so we thought we’d post an update on a few things, as well as share some exciting news! First and foremost […]

Dieselpunkette Published!

| 5th February 2015

I am super excited to announce, my short story (which is a dieselpunk story) is forthcoming in the anthology Athena’s Daughters Volume Two, published by Silence In The Library Publishing. It’s a science fiction and fantasy anthology of all female authors and all female protagonists. I picked up the first anthology, and I’ve read a […]