Thursday, September 8, 2011

News from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

News Flash!  

I've briefly caught up with Philippa Ballantine, co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, in the midst of all her Convention running and writing to learn of some great works in the process, and even starting to surface.

Please welcome Philippa with the warmth you always do and read on to see what she and Tee Morris have in store for us...



Venturing into the ether…99 cents at a time.

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences is expanding—moving beyond just the novel, and hopefully keeping people happy until the arrival of the second novel Of Cogs and Corsets in 2012.

We’ve been podcasting short stories set in the world of the Ministry for a few months now. Some of these stories are written by myself and Tee Morris, but others are by podcasting authors like Nathan Lowell, Jack Mangan and Phil Rossi. We let them explore the characters and world that we created, and gave them away for free.

But not everyone listens to podcasts (I know…I was shocked too!) and so Tee and I are taking the show on the road so to speak. All the stories that we are podcasting are being released as digital short stories. In the nineteenth century the favourite form of short fiction, was called the penny dreadful. It was cheap, and fun, and everywhere.

So the Ministry stories are going to be in the same. They will be available in all formats and for everyone at 99 cents. (As someone told me, that is cheaper than a soda). Right now they available in for the Nook and the Kindle, but gradually will filter out into the rest of the formats.

Not only that but we plan on bringing out never before seen fiction in the Ministry universe. Keep an eye out for YA fiction with the Ministry Seven, set before Miss Eliza D Braun met them, as well as some more of Wellington’s adventures.

To find the complete list of available titles and formats then check out my website http://www.pjballantine.com/writing/short-stories/

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Thank you Pip and Congrats to you and Tee!

I have to say this all sounds so amazing!!! I loved the Ministry Seven and can't wait to see what mischievous troubles they work out. ;)  All these stories set in the amazing steampunk, agent world.  I hope you all go check these stories out.  And for such a cheap price! WOW!

Now many of you know I have been reviewing the podcasts here, so if you would like to check out those reviews you can.

4 comments:

  1. This is exciting news! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Philippa rocks! It's that simple.

    Mel... so do you for bringing this news!

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  3. I am very intrigued by this Ministry! It reminds me of the Ministry of Magic =D Can't wait to check it out!

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  4. Jenn - Hi! :) Glad you liked the news as well. I'm looking forward to the short YA stories. And the Tales of the Archives are now showing up in ebook formats on Kindle. To cool! :)

    Melissa (Books & THings) - Pip does rock. And Tee right with here. :) Oh, thank you. I'm glad to share the great news with everyone. :)

    Casey (The Bookish Type) - Hi! :) Thank you for stopping by. I'm so glad to share this with you. I can't wait for the YA series to start. ANd the Tales from the Archives are showing up in Kindle format now. :)

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