I’ve been working my TAIL off this year producing a lot of books, getting everything going. One of my main goals for 2018 was to be able to see The Adventures Of Baron Von Monocle into a trilogy. It’s been my best seller so far, with For Steam And Country winning an award for CLFA […]
Worldbuilding: The Greater World Of Rislandia
I want to call it the “greater world of Areth” or something different because Rislandia ends up being such a small corner of my steampunk world that it doesn’t make a lot of sense to call the world by that… but people know Rislandia by name from my award winning and #1 Bestselling steampunk series, […]
COVER REVEAL: The Adventures Of Baron Von Monocle Book 2: The Blood Of Giants
I’m pleased to show everyone amazing the cover for the next book in my #1 Amazon Bestselling YA Steampunk series as well as give a little teaser to the book’s contents. I’m so excited to bring this book to all of you as it’s the first of my more recently written work, and I’ve leveled […]
Are You Ready For The Special Forces Of Steampunk?
Knights with guns! The #SummerOfSteampunk begins here. Today marks the release of my new novella, Knight Training. This book is for the fans, since i received so much feedback from everyone wanting to see more development of the character James Gentry, who makes his first appearance in my award winning novel, For Steam And Country. […]
The Character James Gentry, Grief, And Growth
I had a great discussion with a fan the other day about the character of James in For Steam And Country. As a mild spoiler (have you not read the book yet and you’re here?) he loses his parents, and as we’re wrapped up in Zaira’s perspective, we don’t see much grief from him. He […]
CLFA Book Of The Year Award – Last Day To Vote!
First off, for the 220+ people who have voted for For Steam And Country already, thank you so much! Super humbled, and energized to work hard to get you books 2-3 out this summer, and the James Gentry novella “Knight Training” which will be available to patreon subscribers tomorrow. But there’s just a few hours […]
Knight Training – A James Gentry Novella Coming Soon!
Happy to announce the James Gentry novella is complete, which was written at the request of several fans asking for a story where James is more developed and in the lead. This is entirely from his perspective, and will act as a bridge between books 1 and 2 of The Adventures Of Baron Von Monocle. […]
For Steam And Country Is Award Nominated!
Just a few days before the release of my next book, The Stars Entwined, I’m very honored to receive my first award nomination for For Steam And Country yesterday for the CLFA Book Of The Year Award. This Award is among 1700+ members and there was fierce competition as there were so many good books […]
Review: Balanced On The Blade’s Edge By Lindsay Buroker
https://www.amazon.com/Balanced-Blades-Edge-Dragon-Blood-ebook/dp/B00JBVUJM8/ I’m always on the lookout for quality steampunk fantasy I saw Lindsay Buroker’ss name on several different top lists on Amazon for several months and so I’ve been meaning to check her out for a while. Balanced on the Blades Edge was (and is) free on Amazon the first book in the Dragon Blood […]
For Steam And Country Now Available On Audio
Happy to have out my first audiobook, read by the wonderful narrator, Katie Wright. She did a great job and now you can listen to For Steam And Country on audio! Book 2 is with editorial and I’ve just started writing book 3. Hopefully I’ll have book 2 to you around summertime, and depending on […]
Introducing The Jon Del Arroz Collection
I’m very pleased to announce my partnership with CryptoFashion to create some awesome swag to go along with my epic books. We’re working on producing a number of different designs, which will be trickling in through the first couple weeks of the year. I’ll try to point them out as they go live. The first […]
This Halloween I was quite happy to learn I had the first cosplay (to my knowledge) based on my book. A reader sent me this picture of a dapper young gentleman: Dressed as the astounding and magnificent Baron Theodore Von Monocle. I’d say he did an excellent job, a nigh perfect job of recreating the […]
The Book 20 Years In The Making
Last night I finished up my edits on what will be the first in what I hope will be many space opera / military SF novels set in this particular universe. It’s titled The Stars Entwined and follows an Internal Affairs investigator for humanity’s Interplanetary Navy as he navigates a powder keg of a political situation […]
Steampunk Review: Tainted by Morgan Busse
Tainted is a Steampunk novel set in a Victorian-style fantasy world that doesn’t feel all too different from most London settings. Kat is mostly alone—with a dead mother and a mad scientist father who spends all his time away from her, on his projects, and she’s left raised by paid staff, a woman who […]
For Steam And Country – Now on Kindle Unlimited
I had a great conversation with my publisher today and with the exciting news about the Dragon Award nomination for Star Realms: Rescue Run, we agreed it’d be a great thing to run a promotion for my other novel, For Steam And Country. If you haven’t checked it out, go do so! It’s extremely well […]
30 Minute Author Interview Podcast
I was interviewed on this podcast and it was very fun. Talk abou Star Realms: Rescue Run and For Steam And Country, plus a chance to win a free ebook! http://www.leighgendarium.com/2017/07/12/episode-61-jon-del-arroz/
Geekchats: All Things Steampunk with Beth Cato!
Tomorrow, Tuesday June 11th at 12 PM PST, I have a very special guest on for Geekchats, author Beth Cato, famous for her Clockwork Dagger and Blood of Earth series, some of the best steampunk and alt-history around. We’re going to chat all things steampunk from tropes to alt-history to final fantasy and back again. […]
#SteampunkMonth Review: Everland by Wendy Spinale
I went into Everland not knowing what to expect. I saw steampunk wings on a cover, heard it was a Peter Pan retelling but Steampunk, and that was enough to get me in the door. It turns out it’s more of a “twisted fairy tale” which I found out afterward is a genre in and […]
#SteampunkMonth Review: The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis
The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis is a Steampunk war story about a woman who, by luck and her willingness to fight, becomes an airship captain. She is set up by the general, with his nephew Bernat being sent aboard to report on her and provide evidence she’s incompetent. After the opening battle, the first […]
#Steampunk Month Retro Anime Review: Steamboy
The first comment my wife made for this movie was during the opening crawl, where she said “why is it that all these take place in Manchester, 1866.” Too true. Then again, she watches primarily BBC historical dramas, which all seem to take place in such a setting. This took a different take. I watched […]
Great Book Launch!
Thanks again to everyone who bought For Steam And Country. Please remember to review on Amazon and Goodreads — it’s most important to have reviews when people are looking at it, like now. Write to what you know, edit it later. It’s a promotional tool, that’s all reviews are for, don’t have to overthink it. […]
For Steam And Country Media Round Up
Release day has gone AMAZING! We’re already up to #1 hot release for Steampunk books, which just floors me. As it stands now it’s hovering around #4,000 on Amazon overall (big!) and #4 in Steampunk overall. Huge thanks to everyone who picked the book up. The book is here if you haven’t seen it. If […]
For Steam And Country is out! Today is the big day. I know you’ll really enjoy this book. Buy For Steam And Country, check it out, tell your friends. http://bit.ly/forsteamandcountry on Amazon now! Both paperback and ebook are available. Audiobook will be later. I’ll have guest blogs and interviews all over the internet today. Synopsis: Her father’s been pronounced […]
For Steam And Country – Release Tomorrow – Your Marching Orders For The Grand Rislandian Army!
Tomorrow marks the release of For Steam And Country: Book One of The Adventures of Baron Von Monocle. I’m super thrilled to share this Steampunk fantasy novel with you. Reviewers are also loving the book. Steampunk Chronicle says it’s “a solid adventure tale, much in the mold of Patrick O’Brian.” The goal is to make […]