Author Profile: Liesel Schwarz

CPP - Liesel Schwarz www.lieselschwarz.com
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‘The High Priestess of Steampunk’ – The Independent

 

About (from the author’s website):

Liesel Schwarz writes fiction. A life-long fan of 19th Century Gothic literature, she is a hopeless romantic and loves Victorians, steampunk, fairies, fantasy monsters, the Fin de Siècle, and the correct way to drink absinthe.

She also likes Medieval stuff, pirates, zombies, space operas and all subjects in between. She is also currently busy with her doctorate in English and Creative Writing at Brunel University.

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The Chronicles of Light and Shadow – Del Rey Books

* Pub Title ISBN Format RRP Vol.
conspiracy_alchemists Aug-13 A Conspiracy of Alchemists 9780091950699 PB £7.99 1
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse.
Combining the best elements of nineteenth century gothic fiction with contemporary Steampunk, adventure, romance and the supernatural, Liesel Schwarz has crafted a truly exceptional debut, the first book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow trilogy.
CPP - Liesel Schwarz Jun-14 A Clockwork Heart 9780091950712 PB £8.99 2
The honeymoon is over…
A plague of clockwork zombies is afflicting London, and as more people mysteriously disappear, so grows the panic.
For Eleanor Chance, she is still figuring out her abilities as the oracle, and how to keep the dark designs of the Shadow realm at bay.
But then Marsh, her newly-wed husband, is abducted. Can she save him from the fate of a clockwork heart before it’s too late?
Book two in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow series, from the award-winning author of A Conspiracy of Alchemists.
CBP - LS May 15 May-15 Sky Pirates 9780091950736 PB £8.99 3
Whatever it takes…
Eleanor Chance has made it her mission to find her husband who has been cursed to roam the netherworld.
But her plans are scuppered when a band of sky pirates attack, led by a man hell-bent on revenge. And rumour has it the Council of Warlocks has fallen under the sway of the nefarious Shadow Master – who wants her dead at any cost.
Being chased from all sides, Elle will have to channel all of her powers as the Oracle to try to save the man she loves…
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Also by Liesel:

Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. CPP - LS - Writing SFF A 60-Minute Masterclass
‘Writing SFF’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour.
£2.99 from Guardian Shorts – More details and buy from the Guardian

 

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