Name of Web-Serial: SPLINTER
Posting Schedule: Every other Friday
Post Minimum: 1,000 words
Genres: Steampunk Adventure, Historical Fiction
Graphic Elements: Mild language, Mild violence, No sexual content (romantic elements only)
Reeling from the deaths of their father and older brother, Pike and Al Albright return home from the war to bury their kin and rebuild the family plantation. They’re ready to hang up their guns and put the horrors of combat behind them. But when disappearances run rampant and the dead return to life, they realize the greatest danger isn’t on the battlefield—it’s lurking in their own backyard. Something sinister is growing in the woods, and it’s up to the brothers to untangle family mysteries and stop it, before greedy capitalists seize their land and exploit their secrets.
SPLINTER is a post-Civil-War steampunk adventure with roots in Japanese mythology. The story is told using dual POV, from the perspectives of Pike and Al.
SPLINTER is brought to you by co-authors Shawn T. Anderson and Summer Wier.
Shawn T. Anderson writes fiction for middle-grade readers and young adults. When he’s not crafting stories, he works as a copywriter and branding specialist. He has a master’s degree in Communications from Emerson College in Boston, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the League of Vermont Writers. Shawn lives in the far-flung corner of Vermont known as the Northeast Kingdom, a magical place where moose, bear, and deer wander through backyards, and everyone rocks flannel. Connect on Twitter @ShawnTWrites or visit him at www.shawnthomasanderson.com – coming soon.
Summer Wier is an MBA toting accountant, undercover writer, and all around jack-of-all-trades. Link is her debut novel and the first in The Shadow of Light series. She has three short stories appearing in the soon-to-be-released anthology Fairly Twisted Tales For A Horribly Ever After. When she’s not digging through spreadsheets or playing mom, you can find her reading/writing, cooking, or dreaming of the mountains in Montana. You can follow her on Twitter @SummerWier or visit her at www.SummerWier.com.