Guest Post and Giveaway: The Long Past and Other Stories by Ginn Hale

Today I am so pleased to welcome Ginn Hale to Joyfully Jay. Ginn has come to share a reading from her latest release, The Long Past and Other Stories. She has also brought along copies to give away! Please join me in giving her a big welcome!


Hi, this is Ginn Hale and this reading comes from The Long Past & Other Stories, my latest steam punk, alternate history book. The scene takes place early in the book when Grover has just discovered that Lawrence Wilder– his first love– didn’t die in the Arrow War six years ago. He’s just returned to town, but he seems very different now. Grover can’t stop himself from riding out to find out why Lawrence disappeared and didn’t contact anyone in the town all this time… And did I mention that dinosaurs have invaded this version of the American West?



longpastfrontcover15001858 – Warring mages open up a vast inland sea that splits the United States in two. With the floodwaters come creatures from a long distant past. What seems like the End Times forges a new era of heroes and heroines who challenge tradition, law, and even death as they transform the old west into a new world.

In the heart of dinosaur country a laconic trapper and a veteran mage risk treason to undertake a secret mission.

A brilliant magician and her beautiful assistant light up stages with the latest automaton, but the secrets both of them are hiding test their trust in each other and pit them against one of the most powerful men in the world.

At the wild edge of the Inland Sea, amidst crocodiles and triceratops, an impoverished young man and a Pinkerton Detective must join forces to outmaneuver a corrupt judge and his gunmen.


Ginn-HaleAward-winning author Ginn Hale lives in the Pacific Northwest with her lovely wife and their ancient, evil cat. She spends the rainy days admiring local fungi. The stormy nights, she spends writing science-fiction and fantasy stories featuring LGBT protagonists. (Attempts to convince the cat to be less evil have been largely abandoned.)


Ginn has brought two copies of The Long Past and Other Stories to give away. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Thursday, October 26th at 11:59 pm ET.

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  1. This book sounds fantastic. I do love a weird west book with a twist, and dinosaurs is a huge one.

  2. I love Ginn’s stories. I’ve read every single one she’s published, so The Long Past and Other Stories is a must read for me!

  3. I’m really looking forward to reading this. I’m so lucky my library carries it and I am next on the wait list. No need to enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to say how much I love Ginn’s stories!

  4. The world-building sounds so intriguing!

  5. Thanks for the excerpt!

  6. Thanks for the chance!  I’ve loved all the Ginn Hale books I have read so far.  And this sounds like another awesome one.

  7. Congratulations on this new book, Ginn. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win.

  8. Dinosaurs, steampunk, and the American West? Heck yeah! I’ve got to read this.

  9. Congrats on the new book release! It sounds like an ingenious story =)

  10. Dinosaurs! The child in me gets so exited, lol =:))
    I really would love to read this new Ginn hale book

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