Riftmaker: A Steampunk Portal Fantasy (2019)

Save his boy, uncover a conspiracy, and master opposable thumbs—a dog’s work is never done.

Buddy’s favorite thing is curling up for a nap at the foot of Ethan’s bed. Then he stumbles through a portal to a clockwork city plagued by chimeras, and everything changes… Well, not everything. Sure, his new human body comes with magic powers, but he’d still rather nap than face the people of Excelsior, who harbor both desire and fear when it comes to “the other side.”

He discovers Ethan followed him through the portal and underwent his own transformation, and it becomes Buddy’s doggone duty to save him. Buddy finds unlikely allies in an aristocrat with everything on the line, a mechanic with something to hide, and a musician willing to do anything to protect her. Using a ramshackle flying machine, the group follows the chimeras deep into the forest and uncovers a plot that could reshape the worlds on both sides of the rift.

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Supporting Articles and Reviews

***** Review from Whiskey With My Books (1/24)

***** Review on Mark Hayes (2/21)

4.5 Star Review on Not a Hitchhiker’s Guide (2/25)

A Review of Riftmaker by Margaret McGaffrey Fisk (3/27)

Guest Posts

Sneak Peek Excerpt on Steampunk Journal (2/8)

Female Archetypes in Steampunk Fiction on Tales to Tide You Over (1/29)

Art is Why I Get Up in the Morning on Modern Papyrus (1/31)

What is Portal Fiction? (And Why it’s SO Awesome) on Our Write Side (2/23)

The Music that Inspired Riftmaker on Angell’s Life (2/27)

Character Spotlights and Excerpts

Meet Buddy on Growing up Stephanie (2/1)

Meet Olivia on Heartstrong (2/5)

Meet Cirroc on Devorah Fox (2/7)

Meet Ethan on LifefromA2 (2/14)

Meet Heather on A.F. Stewart (2/16)

Meet Jeremy on Lyssa Medana (2/19)

Meet Lyre on Barbara Tyree (2/21)


Interview on My Steampunk Project (2/6)

Interview on Rebecca Pierce (2/10)

Interview on JK Allen (2/13)

Interview on Patricia Loofbourrow (2/18)

Interview on Toi Box of Words (3/4)

Grab a Drink with Phoebe Darqueling on Isa McLaren (3/5)