Steampunk Spotlight: Dust on the Davenport

Back in February, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences accepted my short story “Dust on the Davenport” for their podcast anthology Tales from the Archives.

Today the Steampunk Spotlight shines on the release of Episode Two: “Dust on the Davenport” on this fine SteamTuesday.

I had a lot of fun writing and recording this story. Tee asked me to do the project during a rather difficult personal time, and I almost turned it down. I’m so very glad I didn’t.

This is my first podcast, and it most certainly will not be my last. With the help (and voices) of seasoned podcasters like Paul E. Cooley, Tee Morris, and Pip Ballantine, the result is quite brilliant. Paul, Tee, and Pip recorded various characters in the story, and I narrated it and read the part of “Florence.” Tee made the story come alive with fun sound effects, too. I’d also like to thank the amazing Dr. Q for brainstorming with me and giving me great names for the Steampunk gadgetry.

Give it a listen!

Dust on the Davenport, written and narrated by O.M. Grey

Agent Simon R. Boswell, still considered the green agent of the Ministry, takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies surprises of all kinds, around every corner…

—>Listen to the story here.<—

They will release a new story From the Archives every fortnight, so do stay tuned.

This podcast anthology is a companion to the book Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (now available for pre-order).


This is indeed a most excellent SteamTuesday.

~ by omgrey on March 22, 2011.

6 Responses to “Steampunk Spotlight: Dust on the Davenport”

  1. Thanks for the thanks! It was my pleasure to help such a talented author.

  2. Sweetie! You make me blush. xo

  3. It was our pleasure to recruit you into the Ministry ranks. Thank you for “summoning up the blood” to say “Yes” and step into the brave, new world of podcasting. :^)

  4. Thank you ever so much for the invitation to do so. We’ll have to talk podcasting at the Steampunk World’s Fair. I look forward to doing much more of it.

  5. This is great!

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