Who is Nied Darnell?


NIED DARNELL lives in a different world.

Well, THREE different worlds.


One is the Weird West Steampunk universe of her Covert Cogs tales.


Another is 1880s Victorian World where young misses attempt to sort out how mechanical masterpieces might help catch a spouse, and a team of Gaslamp Fantasy inquiry agents (Castlecutt and Whitemayne) take on cases that have a touch of fairytale to them. 


The third is a Dieselpunk 1920s where the cleverest agent for the Supernatural Intelligence Network (SIN) does her best work while visiting speakeasies and tossing Twenties slang like Babe Ruth was gonna take a swing at it.


Mangling history is what Darnell likes doing best. Them academics who gave her a degree in history, under a different name o’ course, probably are runnin’ screamin’ from their offices in horror.


Darnell sends all her agents, whether they be the Gilded Age teams or the ones carryin’ roscoes, forth though messages left for covert pick up at Facebook http://bit.ly/2tquccW 

or @Nied Darnell on Twitter or here via Contact.

In her other disguise as a fiction writing instructor

and workshop presenter where she is Beth Daniels,

she spent considerable time deconstructing and

studying what went into the creation of Steampunk

stories and is proud that GEARED UP: WRITING STEAMPUNK not only has gathered 5* cheers from reviewers but is still the only book that focuses just on the elements that go into a Steampunk story.

Since once a historian and writing instructor gets started on research and deconstruction she can't stop, Daniels took on other types as alternative history

and arrived at quite a few different types, some even contemporary speculative rather than historical in


Naturally you can click on the covers shown here

and be magically transported to Amazon.