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. Having run a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns for her comic, Boston Metaphysical Society, Madeleine now teaches a crowdfunding class for independent creators at Pulp Fiction Books in Culver City as well as guest lecturing at Scriptwriters Network and Dreamworks. She has also published the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.
Boston Metaphysical Society webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and was nominated 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, 2014 and a 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award. Her novella, Steampunk Rat, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award.
Her novel, Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets, won the Silver medal in the 2019 Feathered Quill Books Awards in the Scifi/Fantasy category and overall top pick.
Other comic projects include the short story, The Scout which is part of The 4th Monkey anthology, The Sanctuary (The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles anthology), The Marriage Counselor (The Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology) and the upcoming The Airship Pirate (The Rum Row anthology), and The Birth (Stan Yak Vampire anthology).
She also has an anthology of short stories and novellas called Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude (in print as well as eBook) based on the Boston Metaphysical Society universe available at all major online retailers. The Boston Metaphysical Society short story, Here Abide Monsters, is part of the Some Time Later anthology from Thinking Ink publishers.
Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally. She is an avid reader of comics, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy and historical military fiction.
Politics and power. Demons and spirits.
As the Great Houses jockey for power, an ex-Pinkerton detective, his well-born psychic wife, and her overbearing father must contend with treachery, subterfuge, and potentially a new demonic threat, in this political and supernatural thriller set in an alternate-history Boston of 1890.
This novel is a prequel to the graphic novel.
The second edition of this book covers choosing a platform, 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.
Inheriting her father's gift for being able 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.
Severely injured after his last encounter with a demon, 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. But when a demon comes to prey on Granville’s neighborhood of Liberty Row, Granville realizes he needs Samuel's help after all
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.
A YA Steampunk novella.
Andrew O'Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer, who grapples not only with the daily horror of his work with Homicide Detective Angus Mallory, but the toll it takes on him and his family. Based on the Steampunk Victorian webcomic Boston Metaphysical Society, The Devil Within is a novelette based in that universe.
Cover photo By Prometeus/123RF Stock Photo
A novelette based on the Steampunk Victorian webcomic Boston Metaphysical Society. Elizabeth Weldsmore has kept something secret from her father since she was nine years old. But when Samuel Hunter is employed as her bodyguard, she must chose between saving him or protecting herself. A steampunk paranormal romance.