About the book:
Last Thursday I awoke to learn that I died almost a month ago. I was rebuilt from a highly experimental process of clockwork and cloning, and I don’t know why. One man knows my secret—my creator, the lead of the Leona Scientific Laboratory. He says knowledge isn’t free. I say that unless I know why I’m here, he’s the one who’s going to pay.
My friend Jack Beasley has offered his help. He has inside knowledge about the laboratory and the man who runs it. I think he also knows something about me that he isn’t sharing. There’s no one I can trust now. Not even myself.
In an alternate nineteenth century, a young woman named Ada Stirling wakes up one morning to discover that she died several weeks earlier and was rebuilt using advanced clockwork and cloning technology. After teaming up with her friend Jack Beasley to uncover the truth about what happened to her, they stumble upon something–and someone–much greater and more powerful than either could have expected.
Hello! I’m Amanda Clemmer, a freelance writer and musician living in the heart of Maine in the USA. My work has been published traditionally through the Snow Monkey literary journal and JukePop Serials, and over the past few years I have been expanding my reach through self-publishing.
Automaton began as a part of my 2014 NaNoWriMo challenge and was quickly accepted as a publication by JukePop Serials. I have since revised it and am excited to announce its release in both physical and digital formats starting in May 2015.