A podcast in which Dr. Anne Renwick, steampunk romance author and biologist, focuses the microscope, examining all the strange research and life experiences that make it – or don’t – into her books.

A podcast in which Dr. Anne Renwick, steampunk romance author and biologist, focuses the microscope, examining all the strange research and life experiences that make it – or don’t – into her books.

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Elemental Bones

Elemental Bones

Bones. Far from static objects. In this podcast, Anne discusses aspects of bone physiology that made their way into THE SILVER SKULL.

Getting Medieval

Getting Medieval

Are researchers really mining medieval texts for ideas they can apply to modern medicine? Yes they are! Listen to Anne Renwick speak about the current efforts that inspired Evie’s character and work in A SNOWFLAKE AT MIDNIGHT.

Medical Mistletoe

Medical Mistletoe

Mistletoe, it’s not just for kisses! Is it poisonous? At a low dose, can mistletoe be used as a medicine?

Lost Rivers of London

Lost Rivers of London

Anne Renwick tells the story of how the Effra, one of London’s lost rivers, came to play a key role in THE GOLDEN SPIDER.

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

Anne Renwick discusses bioluminescence (with a brief detour to fluorescence), her hands-on experience with it, and how it illuminates the dark nights in The Elemental Steampunk World.