The Story of the Steampunk Cavaliers

musalogo-2-300x229Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a place called Musa Publishing. It existed only online but the writers, editors and artists who gathered there were closer than many families. They worked hard to bring a shared dream of great ebooks to the world. It was in this virtual land that the Steampunk Cavaliers first met, brought together by a magical series called The Darkside Codex.

All too soon the day came when Musa had to close its doors, leaving The Darkside Codex without a home. Yet the Cavaliers stayed connected. We continued supporting each other, cheering for accomplishments and offering hugs for failures.

Today we open the doors to our own virtual space, a space for exploring all things steampunk, for conversations both serious and silly, but most of all for sharing great stories. We hope you’ll come in, say hello and maybe share a few stories of your own.

For now, I’d like to introduce you to my fellow Cavaliers:

ChrisPavesicIconChris Pavesic lives in the Midwestern United States and loves Kona coffee, steampunk, and writing speculative fiction. Between writing projects, Chris can most often be found reading, gaming, gardening, working on an endless list of DIY household projects, or hanging out with friends.  She became a Steampunk Cavalier thanks to her involvement in The Darkside Codex blog and Musa Publishing.

imageDaniel Ausema’s work has spanned the drudgery of food mines and the heights of the rigging of airships. As an educator, he has tutored both the peers and paupers of the realm, in matters of language and physical exertion. His writings have appeared, in many print and aether-based publications, including such august journals as Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fictiom, and the Journal of Unlikely Stories. And he is the creator of the steampunk-fantasy serial fiction project, Spire City. Daniel was also one of the bloggers on The Darkside Codex.


HeadshotLondonDianna Gunn(that’s me!) is a freelance writer, social media specialist and book fanatic who enjoys both reading and writing fantastical adventures of all sorts. She was the Promotions Specialist behind The Darkside Codex and decided to bring her favorite steampunk authors back together to create this blog. She hopes to interview steampunk authors, scriptwriters and artists as well as discussing different steampunk influences in mainstream media.

Dianna is actively seeking authors and artists to interview in the coming months. Email with a short bio & blurb about your work.


Jorie Story author badge created by Jorie in Canva. Photo Credit: Unsplash Public Domain Photographer Florian Klauer.
Sources: Jorie Story author badge created by Jorie in Canva. Photo Credit: Unsplash Public Domain Photographer Florian Klauer.

Jorie Story is a book blogger, Joyful Tweeter and a writer whose season of publishing has not yet arrived. Happily spending her hours seeking out wicked sweet stories conceived with a dedicated passion by their writers, she dances across time and genre seeking her favourite next reads. Entering her third year as a book blogger she is expanding her readerly contributions to The Steampunk Cavaliers as a contributor for book reviews wherein she is seeking a particular kind of ‘Steampunk’ which will whet her palette of interest. Inasmuch as seeking out intrepid artisans of the genre who are creating how the foundation of Steampunk culture, art, music, fashion and the craft of story will be defined as I feature their conversations and creative voice.

Her first vintage typewriter is a Royal wherein her future collective works will be composed and created. She has a knitty heart for charity and is eclectically geeky by nature. Photography is a medium of art she has developed through self-discipline and exploration of wildlife habitats and natural landscapes. Steampunk caught her creative eye for it’s visual clarity of self and how it’s uniquely re-envisioned by each person who claims it as their voice of expression.


Jorie met the other Steampunk Cavaliers thanks to her adventures on Twitter.

What would you like to see the Steampunk Cavaliers talk about?

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