Roving Enchantments

Roving Enchantments

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Bruce Hesselbach is an attorney who lives in Newfane, Vermont. His first novel, Perpetual Motion, published by Cogwheel Press in 2013, is a steampunk novel set in Switzerland and Germany from 1876 to 1889, a love story between a time traveler's daughter and a doomed inventor threatening to help Germany win the Great War.

Previously Bruce wrote High Ledges, Green Mountains (Bondcliff Books, 2005), a memoir about hiking Vermont's 270 mile Long Trail. An avid hiker, he has climbed over 500 different mountains to date. As chairman of the Newfane Conservation Commission, he helped create hiking trails in the Newfane Town Forest. He is the author of eight published short stories. To date, 62 of his poems have been published in the small presses.

He graduated cum laude from Yale in 1972 with a BA in English and received a JD in 1975 from Villanova Law School. His favorite reading matter includes travel and exploration, history, the musket and pike era, fantasy and steampunk.

You can visit his author’s website at and his hiking website at You can also see some of his hiking, steampunk, and humorous photos at his Pinterest site under the name of brucehesselbach.

Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/White Violet Press (May 9, 2014)