Personal Projects

My other interests and projects include:

Our Prairie Nest -  Welcome! My name is Wendy and I'm from a university town in Massachusetts. My husband convinced me to move to the Midwest, where my family enjoys plenty of fresh air and sunshine. As someone who embraces both simplicity and self-sufficiency, choosing to live in a rural community is one of the best moves I ever made.

So now I'm just Pagan city hippie living peacefully in the country, as well as a genealogist, gamer, and one of the authors of Steampunk for Simpletons, among a handful of other books. My alter-ego is a bestselling romance novelist and that is how I support my family.

Steampunk for Simpletons: A Fun Primer for Folks Who Aren't Sure What Steampunk Is All About - New folks discover steampunk every day, and often their first question is, "What is steampunk?" and their second question is, "What do steampunks do?" Steampunk For Simpletons starts with those questions and expands outward to cover a plethora of topics. We give a primer followed by a guided tour through the world of steampunk, from the basics such as where to go and what to do, to the aesthetic of the arts within steampunk.

Travis I. Sivart and Wendy L. Callahan are both published steampunk authors, as well as having a weekly radio show on the subject. Though they do not claim to be the ultimate or complete authority in this beloved genre, they wrote this book hoping to help new folks find their way into the hobby, or help others expand their knowledge of the aesthetic. They also drew upon the knowledge, expertise, and wisdom of many others (like their cats) from the steampunk community, making their book an inclusive and cooperative work.

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