Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery

Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery
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Authors: AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, Dover Whitecliff, Sharon E. Cathcart
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk
Tags: Anthology, Traditional Book
Publication Year: 2017
Length: 249 pages
ISBN: 9781942480181

Myth! Intrigue! Dirigibles! Literacy!
Support public libraries and explore a world of steampunk fiction! Twelve Hours Later is the brainchild of the Treehouse Writers, fifteen talented authors, artists, and poets, who came together at the Clockwork Alchemy Steampunk Convention to create this must-read steampunk anthology, with 50 percent of the proceeds donated to public libraries. Each author has contributed two stories, set 12 hours apart, and each story occupies a single hour of time. Together they fill a 24-hour day that is a whirlwind of steam, legends, spycraft, and the occasional forest demon dropping in for good measure.

About the Book

Stories in Twelve Hours Later

“In the Midnight Hour” and “Demon in the Noonday Sun” by Lillian Csernica.
“Lord of Death, Part I” and “Lord of Death, Part II” by Steve DeWinter.
“Nous Sommes Deux Heures” and “Nous Sommes Quatorze Heures” by Sharon E. Cathcart.
“The Hour of the Wolf” and “The Time of Ghosts” by Anthony Francis.
“The Dueling Field” and ” Afternoon Tea and a Little Murder” by T.E. MacArthur.
“Gods” and “Monsters” by Vicki Rorke.
“Hunter” and “Hunted” by Dover Whitecliff.
“Coyote” and ” Sensibility and the Stranger” by Kirsten Weiss.
“The Forest Demon” and “The Demon Forest” by AJ Sikes and BJ Sikes.
“The Pollychrome Wishing Jar” and ” A Coincidental Theft” by David Drake and Katherine Morse.
“Ten O’Clock” by Elizabeth Watasin.
“Victorian Poetry Hour” by Janice Thompson.
“Seeker” and “Finder” by Dover Whitecliff.

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About the Author
AJ Sikes

AJ Sikes writes noir urban fantasy and has published multiple short stories and the alternate history novels Gods of Chicago and Gods of New Orleans. He offers professional editing services to writers of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and academic material. He served in the U.S. Army, holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and taught university level ESL writing and composition courses. He’s a woodworker and toy builder in his spare time. AJ keeps a blog called Dovetails at where he talks about the similarities between woodworking and writing. Find out more about his editing services at

BJ Sikes

BJ Sikes is a 5'6" ape descendant who is inordinately fond of a good strong cup of tea, Doc Marten boots, and fancy dress. She lives with two large cats, two small children, and one editor-author. Her stories in this anthology are prequels to her first novel The Archimedean Heart.

Dover Whitecliff

Dover Whitecliff was born in the shadow of Fujiyama, raised in the shadow of Olomana, and lives where she can see the shadow of Mt. Shasta if she squints and it’s a really clear day. She is a wild and woolly wordsmith, an analyst, and a jack-of-all-trades, but mostly a writer who has been telling stories since forever, and who won her first ten-speed as a fifth grader with a first place entry into the Honolulu Advertiser’s “Why Hawaii Isn’t Big Enough for Litter” contest. Her stories in this anthology are prequels to her first solo novel The Superspy with the Clockwork Eye. She lives in Sacramento, California with her very patient husband and several hundred bears.

Sharon E. Cathcart

Books by award-winning, internationally published author Sharon E. Cathcart provide discerning readers of essays, fiction, and non-fiction with a powerful, truthful literary experience. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Sharon has been writing for as long as she can remember and always has at least one work in progress. Her primary focus is creating fiction featuring atypical characters. Sharon lives in the Silicon Valley, California, with her husband and an assortment of pets. Her website is

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