About O. M. Grey
Nestled in the mountains of Northern California, Olivia M. Grey lives in the cobwebbed corners of her mind writing Gothic stories and controversial nonfiction. Olivia focuses both her poetry and prose on alternative relationship lifestyles and deliciously dark matters of the heart and soul.
Her work has been published in various anthologies and magazines like Stories in the Ether, Steampunk Trails, SNM Horror Magazine and How The West Was Wicked. Her premiere Steampunk dark erotica novel, Avalon Revisited, is an Amazon.com Gothic Romance bestseller. Its sequel (of sorts), Avalon Revamped, explores true justice and retribution. She also wrote The Nickie Nick Vampire Hunter series, teen Steampunk Romance novels consisting of The Zombies of Mesmer and The Ghosts of Southwark. Finally, her Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection is filled with short stories, love poetry, and relationship essays.
In addition to being a cover model for Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue (left), Ms. Grey has seen quite the upswing in popularity over the past few years. Her poem “New York Rain” not only won an award for best poem, but it also made the Bar None Group’s Hall of Fame. Her short story “Dust on the Davenport,” written for Tales of the Archives, as well the short story “A Kiss in the Rain” won the Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Short Story in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Her bestselling Steamy Steampunk novel Avalon Revisited won the 2012 Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Award for best novel as well. Olivia was voted “Muse of the Fair” at the 2011 Steampunk World’s Fair and has enjoyed being a special literary guest at Steampunk Conventions, like AnomalyCon, The Steampunk World’s Fair, Clockwork Con, Aetherfest, HRM Steampunk Symposium, Florida Steampunk Exhibition East, among many others.
At fantasy and sex-positive conventions, Ms. Grey presents controversial topics, interacts with fans, and participates on panels discussing fiction, writing, steampunk, mental illness and emotional insecurities, rape culture and misogyny, sexual health and safety, and relationship styles and tools, just to name a few. She also runs The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting victims of sexual violence and changing the way communities respond to accusations of harassment and assault.
She loves to host proper tea parties, and she runs a delightful game of charades, Victorian style.
If you would like to book Ms. Grey for your next event, please do not hesitate to contact her PR manager, Edward Torres at Blue Moose Press. If you would like to be interviewed for a podcast or just have something to say privately to Olivia, please email her directly.
Under the name Christine Rose, Ms. Grey also writes on publishing and marketing, as well as the award-winning YA fantasy series Rowan of the Wood along with her husband, Ethan. Find articles on publishing, writing, marketing, and meet emerging authors on Christine’s blog: http://christinerose.wordpress.com