"A brave and talented author who looks at the darkness as well as the light."
—Mary Jo Putney
Welcome to the home of the Magnificent Devices steampunk series! If your sense of adventure brought you here, I hope you'll take off your wraps and enjoy your visit. If you arrived by accident (the winds of the web being whimsical), let me introduce myself.
I'm Shelley Adina, author, copyeditor, teaching writer in the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, and rescuer of vagrant hens (yes, Rosie the chicken is real). I also write Amish women's fiction as Adina Senft. I won the RITA Award® from the Romance Writers of America in 2005, and was a finalist the following year. I was a Christy Award finalist in 2009 for The Fruit of My Lipstick, a two-time Carol Award finalist, and lately have been an Amazon bestseller with the Magnificent Devices novels.
Devices Brightly Shining
I write about young women discovering their strengths and making their way in the world. The next book in the Magnificent Devices series is Devices Brightly Shining, and is now available!
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Dreadful relations, high expectations,
And a sudden urge to pull up ropes and flee.
It is the event of the season—on Twelfth Night, the Dunsmuirs have invited the cream of London society to celebrate the marriage of Lady Claire and Andrew Malvern at a reception to which the Prince Consort himself is expected. Captain Ian Hollys brings his fiancée Alice Chalmers to London to attend and to meet his family—people who cannot see past her flight boots to the woman who stands by his side as an equal.