Clock Work by Erin Bassett

About Erin Bassett


E.L. Bassett, informally Erin and familiarly Rin, has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Before that she was prone to telling you all about how her sister was an alien and her dog pulled carts for garden fairies and dragging you into to the backyard to show you were Flybys (insect like creatures with powers over the elements) were nesting. Her penchant for the fantastic carried through grade school, evolving into a fascination with Dragons. She was constantly in the library reading everything she could, which of course led to the discovery of J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. She then knew she wanted to be a writer and her main genre would be fantasy.

In 4th grade she participated in the ECISD annual Oral Traditions Competition, her story being one complete with unicorns and ogres, taking home 6th place in the city. She can still recall the first 5 lines, which probably has a lot to do with the unicorn.

After joining the North Texas Speculative Fiction Writer’s Workshop while studying at TCU she was included in their chapter book with the science fiction story: Spirit of Hope. Since then she has been published in Indigo Rising, Raven Images and Abandoned Towers Magazine and has a chapbook published by Diminuendo Press.

The serial Clock Work came about when the Managing Editor at Abandoned Towers contacted Erin with the offer. After writing up a brief synopsis on two of the, many, works in progress, Clock Work was chosen. From there illustrator Juliet Doherty was found and the project came to life.

Erin enjoys off beat, out the ordinary writing of the urban fantasy persuasion, but also revels in classic fantasy stories with gripping battles, wizards, dragons or monsters, and epic fight scenes set in far off, mythical or fantastic places. Her book shelves are packed with everything from Holly Black, Martin Miller and Terry Pratchett to Christy Lijewski, Dean Koontz and Hal Duncan.

You can visit Erin Bassett’s website at:

About Clock Work

Final Cover

When Esther St. Claire rejoins her sophomore year a semester late she expects a relatively quiet return.

But odd things begin to happen even before she can get to campus; starting with a strange encounter with a new student that escalates to attacks on Westin Academy’s student body by creatures thought to exist only in fairy tales in a myths.

An other worldly battle is going on and somehow Esther is the key.

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Solipsism (sol’ip siz’em Latin: solus, alone + ipse, self), n.
Philos. The theory that only the self exists or can be proven to exist.

Chapter One

The dark rippled. An object, lines and edges blurred in a violent spin, dropped on a golden chain.


The shadows pulled in, undulating slowly in the wave of the spin like hot wax in a revolving bowl. The object whirled, swinging ever more desperately against the encroaching black.

“Try to stop it.”

Something sparked up the golden chain, eliciting a yelp from deep inside the darkness.
Ripples surged, curling around the gold, enclosing it with deadly curtain; snuffing out the sparkle with a muffled tinkle of bells.

Esther screamed.

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Clock Work Online Tour Schedule

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Monday, February 14th
Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, February 15th
Interview at The Writers Life

Wednesday, February 16th
Guest Post at Genre Wench

Thursday, February 17th
Guest Post at Rex Robot Reviews
Spotlight at The Plot

Friday, February 18th
Character Interview at The Plot

Monday, February 21st
Guest Post at The Book Connection

Tuesday, February 22nd
Interview at The Examiner

Wednesday, February 23rd
Guest Post at InkyBlots
Review at Hott Books

Thursday, February 24th
Guest Post at The Hot Author Report

Friday, February 25th
Review at The Hot Author Report

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