I’m incredibly stoked to be able to kick off the Boxcar Baby tour, and even more excited to do it with a contest! I’m always thrilled to be talking about my pal and Seventh Star Press sis J.L. Mulvihill, champion of corsets, costumes, and steampunk squirrels everywhere! Before we get to the giveaway, though, let’s take a look at the book, because this is a very special title.
Born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia. At least that is what Papa Steel always told AB’Gale. But now, fifteen years later, the man who adopted and raised her as his own is missing and it’s up to AB’Gale to find him. Aided only by a motley gang of friends, AB’Gale train hops her way across the United States in a desperate attempt to find her papa and put her life and family back the way it was. Her only guide is a map given to her by a mysterious hobo, with hand written clues she found hidden in her papa’s spyglass. Here is the Great American Adventure in an alternate steampunk dystopian world, where fifteen-year-old AB’Gale Steel learns that nothing is as it seems, but instead is shrouded in secrets and mysteries … and that monsters come in all shapes and forms.
The Boxcar Baby is the first book of the Steel Roots series.
Born in Hollywood and raised in San Diego, CA, J.L. Mulvihill has made Mississippi her home for the past fifteen years. Her debut novel was the young adult title The Lost Daughter of Easa, an engaing fantasy novel bordering on science-fiction with a dash of steampunk, published through Kerlak Publishing. The Boxcar Baby, the first novel of her Steel Roots Series, was released by Seventh Star Press in the summer of 2013.
J.L. also has several short fiction pieces in publication, among them “Chilled Meat”, a steampunk thriller found in the Dreams of Steam II-Of Bolts and Brass, anthology (Kerlak Publishing) and “The Leprechaun’s Story”, a steampunk urban Fantasy found in the anthology, Clockwork, Spells, & Magical Bells (Kerlak Publishing)
J.L. is very active with the writing community, and is the events coordinator for the Mississippi Chapter of Imagicopter known as the Magnolia-Tower. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as the Arts Council of Clinton, and the Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group
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To follow along on The Boxcar Baby Tour, check out the tour page!
And now, as promised, the contest! If you go to the Rafflecopter Link and submit your entries, you could win the following:
1 Winner will receive a softcover copy of The Boxcar Baby, an e-book copy of The Boxcar Baby (mobi or Epub), and their choice of 3 ebooks from the SSP catalogue in mobi or ePub format!
2 winners will receive their choice of any 3 ebooks from the SSP catalogue in mobi or ePub formats, PLUS a copy of The Boxcar Baby ebook in mobi or ePub format.
5 winners will get to pick one ebook from the SSP catalogue (mobi or ePub format).