J.L. Gribble is the author of the urban fantasy/alternate history Steel Empires fiction series, published by Dog Star Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press. Her other jobs include medical editing, Netflix watching, cat snuggling, and blogging.

Steel Victory 2.0 Now Available

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  • Author’s preferred text for Steel Victory.
  • Foreword by award-winning author and editor Lee Murray.
  • “The Reluctant Master”: A previously unpublished story featuring Victory and Mikelos in the early days of Limani.
  • “Limani: A Brief History”: An excerpt from a longer work by Lady Zhinu Zhuanxu-Wallace.


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Praise for the
Steel Empires series

“…an intriguing world with complex characters.”

Publishers Weekly

“Strong plotting and captivating characters will please fans of fantasy quests.”

Library Journal

Blade meets Parks and Rec.”

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Feb 19-21Farpoint | Baltimore, MD
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May 28-31Balticon | Baltimore, MD
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July ??In Your Write Mind | Greensburg, PA
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