Interview with Top Female Toymaker, Grace York
Thank you for agreeing to an interview. What was your inspiration for your latest toy line?
Grace York: My grandmother raised me. Every holiday season, she played the same recording through our 3D projectors. The Nutcracker danced through our apartment. Like most of us in 2287, I have never attended a ballet. The new line pays homage to the loveliness in the lost art form.
What do you do when you’re not inventing new mechanicals?
Grace York: I watch old movies like Casablanca. I read. I’ve read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells at least a dozen times. I love old things. Did you know there’s a working Victorian village on the east coast? Everything is authentic. That would be fascinating. And, I bet, the dresses are spectacular.
You seem like a real history buff.
Grace York: I suppose you could say that. I live in an ultra-modern near downtown Saint Louis. I’m lucky that my grandmother left me the place, but when the air cars have rattled the panes in my windows for the umpteenth time, I can’t help but wonder what we might be missing in 2287.
What’s next for you?
Grace York: I’m not sure. If my toy line is selected for production, I might move to the historical Victorian village. I hear they’re accepting applications.
You can meet Grace York in the novelette, Dogwood Sprocket by Bokerah Brumley.
Dogwood Sprocket by Bokerah Brumley
(sci-fi steampunk romance):
In 2287, Grace daydreams about living in a bygone era, but when a bearded inventor opens a doorway from his timeline to hers, Grace gets transported to an alternate 1887. Now all she can think about is getting home.
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