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MADELEINE HOLLY-ROSING

Madeleine Holly-Rosing

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A TV, feature film and comic book writer, Madeleine is the winner of the Sloan Fellowship for screenwriting, and the Gold Aurora and Bronze Telly for a PSA produced by Women In Film. She also won numerous awards while completing the UCLA MFA Program in Screenwriting. While producing her steampunk comic, BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY, Madeleine successfully funded three Kickstarter campaigns and currently teaches Kickstarter classes geared toward the independent creator at Pulp Fiction Books and Comics in Culver City. BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and was a nominee for Best Comic/Graphic Novel at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS. The comic has also been nominated for a 2012 Airship Award as well as a 2013 and a 2014 Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award. Her novella, STEAMPUNK RAT, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader's Choice Award.

Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude: A Seven Story Collection

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing

Imagine an alternate steampunk history where ghosts and demons are a normal part of life. Families known as the Great Houses control the economy of the Great States of America and the middle class and the lower class Irish sole purpose is to not only to serve them, but to rid their lives of supernatural beings. Discover the life of Medium and Spirit Photographer, Andrew O’Sullivan, before he went to work for ex-Pinkerton detective, Samuel Hunter in "The Devil Within." Search for demons (human and otherwise) alongside Granville Woods in "The Demons of Liberty Row." And learn why Caitlin O’Sullivan must hide who she is from those closest to her in "The Secret of Kage House." Compiled together for the first time are seven stories based on the popular comic Boston Metaphysical Society. The collection also includes "Steampunk Rat" and "The Secret" in addition to the short stories," The Clockwork Man" (published in eSteampunk Magazine) and "The Way Home" (previously published in the A1/Atomic Press Anthology). All stories are prequels to the comic and do not contain any spoilers. The book also includes line art by Emily Hu.

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Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Teen & Young Adult

Kickstarter For The Independent Creator: A Practical and Informative Guide To Crowdfunding

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing

Having successfully funded three Kickstarters for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing shares her very specific and practical strategies for running a successful crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. The book is designed for individual creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Ms. Holly-Rosing has taught this as a class at Pulp Fiction Books and Comics in Culver City. The book covers social media, public relations, preparing your email list, interviews/podcasts, reaching out at Comic Cons and other events, crunching those numbers, avoiding postage pitfalls as well as developing your Kickstarter homepage, pre-launch strategy, campaign strategy and fulfillment.

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The Secret of Kage House (A Steampunk Story) (A Boston Metaphysical Society Story)

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing

In an alternate Boston of the 1800's, social classes are rigidly enforced and the paranormal is part of everyday life, especially if you're Irish. Inheriting her father's gift to see and talk to ghosts, Caitlin O'Sullivan sees no harm in having a little fun with her abilities every once in awhile. But when faced with either obeying her father's rules or helping a young boy, she must make a decision that will change her fate forever. Based on the popular steampunk comic, Boston Metaphysical Society.

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The Demons of Liberty Row (A Boston Metaphysical Society Story)

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing

Demon hunting has become a lot more difficult for Samuel Hunter and his Medium and Spirit Photographer, Andrew O’Sullivan. Severely injured in his last encounter, Samuel is forced to seek out the assistance of an African-American scientist and engineer by the name of Granville Woods. Suspicious of Samuel and his motives, and with his own secrets to keep, Granville refuses to help. But a demon has come to prey on Granville’s neighborhood of Liberty Row and a close brush with death makes Granville realize he needs Samuel and Andrew’s help after all. Based on the steampunk webcomic BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY.

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Steampunk Rat - (A Steampunk Story) (A Boston Metaphysical Society Story)

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing

Nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle's Readers Choice Award. All that fifteen year old Jonathan Weldsmore wanted to do was design and build steam ships to sail on the high seas. Treated like a poor relation within his own wealthy family, he had little hope of obtaining the future he desperately wanted. That is until he rescued and transformed an injured rat into the mechanism of not only his salvation, but his family’s as well. STEAMPUNK RAT is a YA Novella based on the steampunk webcomic BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY. (www.bostonmetaphysicalsociety.com) The cover illustration was done by Elizabeth J. Jackson. Contact her at: siameselizspit@hotmail.com

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Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Teen & Young Adult

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