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Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Quick Update

As the title suggests, I'll keep this quick.

A few months ago, Noble Beast needed to scale back the pace of Steam Patriots, so they gave us (the authors) the option to have them put it on a back burner, or take the property back and run with it on our own. We hated the idea of letting it sit, so Rory and I decided to self-publish. As we hashed out the details, all of this talk of self-publishing got me very interested in that side of the book world - I wanted to help authors get their amazing stories out to the world.

So I created Brigantine Press to accomplish that goal. Steam Patriots will be our flagship publication, with some tweaks and a much smaller scope at the outset. We loved all of Noble Beast's ideas, but those will have to wait. For now, our goal is simply to tell a great story that you'll love and tell your friends about.

Stay tuned for news from Brigantine Press!

For now, please follow @brigpress on Twitter, and (if you haven't already) check out all of the Social Networking links on our page.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Meet the Authors: Scott Wakefield and Rory Boyle

Behind every great story is a great author, or in our case, two great authors.  The Airship Ambassador has just published a wonderful interview with Steam Patriots authors, Scott Wakefield and Rory Boyle who keep the waters safe by day in the US Coast Guard and burn the midnight oil writing Steam Patriots at night.  Nice interview guys!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Gun on Kickstarter!

After months of preparation we are really excited to announce that our Kickstarter project has launched!  The concept of Steam Patriots is really focused on two things:

  • The steampunk gadgets and technology that would have been  possible at the time of the American Revolution (1776 - 1783). 
  • The real people and events of the American Revolution.

Yes, it is fantasy and it's a lot of fun. The gadgets - like Franklin's Steam Engine or the Ray Gun - are very cool, but its also about the people themselves.  Benjamin Franklin was the greatest scientist in the world at the time (as acknowledged by European and American historians) who was constantly coming up with some pretty awesome inventions.  George Washington was one of the bravest generals that ever lived.  In one battle his three-pointed hat and coat were riddled with musket holes but he had not a scratch on him.  John Paul Jones was everything you would want a swashbuckling gentlemen pirate to be: he was raised in humble conditions, courageous under fire, and a charismatic leader.

When you support our project - an effort to create an American Revolution-Steampunk mashup - you not only get great entertainment from fantastic artists and writers, but you also get to know more about the people and events that made America.

I hope you will join us in making this wonderfully strange and gripping series of novellas a reality.  We plan to publish them in every medium we can including eBooks, paper books, audiobooks, the Web, and a fantastic interactive iPad book app edition.  No matter how you love to read you'll find a format for you.

Join us and let's create a fantastic new adventure together!

Support Steam Patriots on Kickstarter!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

On Liberty & Human Resilience

You can't tell a steampunk story set in the American Revolution without learning something about history and that's a good thing.  The people who fought in the American Revolution faced incredible odds but triumphed against the most power empire in the world.   It's a fantastic setting that demands an equally compelling story and that's what we deliver in Steam Patriots.

The Producer of Steam Patriots, Richard Monson-Haefel, discusses the excitement of creating the story and in the process the humbling experience of learning about the American Revolution and the people who lived it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Art Before Dollars

As we get closer to our Kickstarter launch we will continue to release behind-the-scenes interviews with Richard Monson-Haefel the producer of Steampunk Holmes and the forthcoming Steam Patriots.

In this interview Richard talks about the importance of quality over everything else. "It's that dedication to making something that is really good rather than something really fast that can make you a buck" that drives his team.

Stay tuned as we count down to the launch of the Steam Patriots Kickstarter project this month!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

30 Manuscripts out of the Blue

We are excited to present the first in 11 short interviews with Noble Beast Producer, Richard Monson-Haefel, discussing the Steam Patriots project.

In this video Richard talks about discovering the treatment for Steam Patriots and why Noble Beast decided to publish the series.

Stay tuned as we count down to the launch of the Steam Patriots Kickstarter project this month!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Steam Patriots Trailer

We are gearing up for our Kickstarter campaign in November and wanted to share our latest trailer with you. In the trailer you learn about the authors, producer, artist, and music composers as well as getting a sneak peak at the interactive iPad edition of the book!  So, put your tricorne hat on because the Redcoats are coming! But this time they are invading with airships, riding steam tanks, and terrorizing American colonists with steamcycles. Will America win its independence or are the British too strong in this alternative history of the American Revolution?