Jeffrey Cook


Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and three large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. He’s contributed to a number of role-playing game books for Deep7 Press out of Seattle, Washington, but the Dawn of Steam series are his first novels. When not reading, researching, or writing, Jeffrey enjoys role-playing games and watching football.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I follow something of an intersection between 'plan everything meticulously' and 'fly by the seat of your pants.' I do a lot of research, and I make an outline of the entire story. And then, when something different happens as I'm writing, I scrap that outline and write another, again and again. Another major aspect of the process, for the vast majority of my books, is collaboration. I often work best with a partner or a group, bouncing off ideas.
Who are your favorite authors?
Mary Shelley, Louis L'Amour, and I'll always have a soft spot for C.S. Lewis as the author of the first novels I read as a child (Sir Reepicheep was my first fandom).
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Where to find Jeffrey Cook online


Dawn of Steam
Dawn of Steam is a trilogy of alt-history, emergent Steampunk epistolary novels. It chronicles the adventures of Gregory Conan Watts and the crew of the airship Dame Fortuna. First Light covers the year 1815, Gods of the Sun covers 1816 through the summer of 1817, and Rising Suns goes from there until the summer of 1819.

Dawn of Steam: First Light

Price: $0.99 USD.


Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun
Series: Dawn of Steam. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,800. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun is an alternate-history, emergent Steampunk epistolary novel, the second in the series begun by Dawn of Steam: First Light, which continues the adventures of the crew of the airship Dame Fortuna on four different continents. As the Year Without a Summer continues, much of what they knew about their mission and, in some cases, their worldview, is thrown into doubt.
Dawn of Steam: First Light
Series: Dawn of Steam. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,590. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In this alternate-history/ emergent Steampunk epistolary novel, the airship Dame Fortuna and its crew of gentlemen, ladies, and less respectable folk, led by a literal knight in steam-powered armor, has been commissioned to prove the impossible. On their post-Napoleonic-War expedition for vast uncharted wonders, they weren't expecting natural disasters, outright sabotage, or another war.

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