Wonderful blurb from Jeff VanderMeer

Sci-Fi sage and author Jeff VanderMeer was kind enough to give me a super-positive blurb regarding my Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin novel series which you can read below.  Disclosure: 47North cannot use the blurb because Jeff has been my development editor and there is a direct conflict of interest, but I wanted to publish his super-cool endorsement here anyway.  R.

“Full of wit, verve, daring and inventiveness, Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders is a wonderful read.  You’ll love the fun and adventure, but you’ll become addicted to the great characters and mind-blowing steampunk situations. Richard Preston is poised to become the Patrick O’Brian of the steampunk subgenre. A classic series in the making.” (Jeff VanderMeer, author of The Steampunk Bible)


ARC April Raffle #2 Winner & Twitter 5,000th

I’d like to congratulate BooBooKitty on winning a signed ARC of Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders.  Thanks to everyone who entered – I greatly appreciate your interest and support.  I’d also like to say thanks to Jane Ellen Freeman, who kindly became my 5,000th Twitter follower and won a signed copy of the final book.  May should be a less crazy month for me, so perhaps I can start keeping some sort of regular date with this blog. R.

Signed ARC Giveaway: Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders

Hi!  If you are interested in perhaps winning a signed Advanced Reader Copy of my new steampunk novel, Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders (the first installment in my Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series from 47North) please enter the raffle (April 14/13-April 21/13) at the link below.  You accumulate entries through Twitter RTs and Follows, Facebook Likes and book preorders.  You can also gain entries by signing up for my newsletter on the right-hand column of this web page (the handful of you who have already signed up for the newsletter will be automatically entered in the raffle as well).  Much appreciation for your interest and good luck! R.

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Hi all,

The newsletter should be up and running soon.  If you would like to be added to the recipient list please let me know at spelunkerwriter@sbcglobal.net or here at Richard@richardellisprestonjr.com The newsletter will include latest series news and other stuff, though in the beginning it will be pretty small, probably.  R.