Jules Verne meets Firefly in this series of tales by a new voice on the steampunk landscape. Join this group of misfits, castoffs, and fugitives as they try to make a living moving cargo in Colonial Africa on their ramshackle blimp, the Kestrel, in the face of everything an untamed land can throw at them.
Jack Tyler is the son of a navy diver and a professional gambler who joined the service to dodge the draft, sailed a wooden ship in a navy made of steel, and cruised the Orient on the deck of a tanker... all before his 21st birthday. After graduating with honors from the University of Hard Knocks, finding his soulmate, and raising a family, he began to write in earnest, getting serious about a lifelong hobby. He firmly believes that every engaging work of literature is powered by characters who leap off the page more real than life, and that is what he constantly strives for. He writes, not in the hope of riches, but from the love of telling a story. Being a fiction writer means that everything exciting that has happened to me has taken place in my imagination. The good part of that is that I can share it on the page. I hope you have a great read! Jack