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About Boston Metaphysical Society

A Steampunk Supernatural Mystery Six-Issue Mini-Series Web Comic Written and Created By Madeleine Holly-Rosing with Art By Emily Hu and Gwynn Tavares.

Nominated for Best Comic/Graphic Novel at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS. Received an Honorable Mention at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS.

Nominated for a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Steampunk Chronicles Reader’s Choice Award for
Best Webcomic and Short Story (Steampunk Rat – 2013)
Also nominated for a 2012 AIRSHIP AWARD!

The year is 1895 … Our world has developed along the lines of Steampunk technology, but with a modern twist.

Here exists steam driven rudimentary computers and electronics. And dirigibles rule the sky. But with it comes social and political upheaval as not everyone is comfortable with change.

In fact, many people fear it.

That fear and the violence that followed caused a psychic rift to puncture the veil of space and time allowing the entity known as “The Shifter” to escape.

And the only people who stand a chance in hell of destroying it are: Samuel Hunter, ex-Pinkerton Detective; Caitlin O’Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer and Granville Woods, Scientist Extraordinaire.

They are the Boston Metaphysical Society.

Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.

Madeleine Holly-Rosing


A TV, feature film and comic book writer, Madeleine is the winner of the Sloan Fellowship for screenwriting, and the Gold Aurora and Bronze Telly for a PSA produced by Women In Film. She also won numerous awards while completing the UCLA MFA Program in Screenwriting. Having run a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns for her comic, Boston Metaphysical Society, Madeleine taught a crowdfunding class for independent creators at Pulp Fiction Books in Culver City as well as guest lecturing at Scriptwriters Network, Dreamworks Animation, and UCLA Professional Programs. She has also published the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.

Boston Metaphysical Society webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and was nominated for BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS. The comic has also been nominated for a 2012 Airship Award as well as a 2013, 2014 and a 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award. Her novella, Steampunk Rat, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award.

The original six issue mini-series and the sequels were picked up by Source Point Press and was re-published in 2019/2020/2021.

She also has an anthology of short stories and novellas called Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude . Other Boston Metaphysical Society short stories include, Here Abide Monsters, which is part of the Some Time Later anthology from Thinking Ink Press and The Underground which is part of the Next Stop on the #13 anthology from Drake and McTrowell.

The first novel in the series, Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets, was awarded a Silver Medal as well as The Write Companion Award for Best Overall TOP PICK – Adult, Children’s and Young Adult categories in the Feathered Quill 2019 Book Awards.


Most recently, she was hired to write a story for Joe Benitez’s, Lady Mechanika.

Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally. She is an avid reader of comics, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, and historical military fiction.

Madeleine lives with her rocket scientist husband, David, and two rescue dogs: Ripley and Bishop.

Other comic projects include:

  • The Scout (The 4th Monkey anthology)
  • The Sanctuary (The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles anthology)
  • The Marriage Counselor (Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology)
  • The Infinity Tree (Menagerie: Declassified anthology)
  • The Glob (Night Wolf Vol. 1)
  • The upcoming The Airship Pirate (The Rum Row anthology), and The Birth (Thirst – Stan Yak Vampire anthology).
  • The upcoming The Airship Pirate (The Rum Row anthology), The Birth (Thirst – Stan Yak Vampire anthology), and The Dark Side of Purity anthology.

The Boston Metaphysical Society Team

Elisabeth Mkheidze

Shawn Aldridge



Troy Peteri


Gwynn Tavares

Artist and Colorist


Fahriza Kamaputra



Gloria Caeli


About Queen of Mercia

Boston Metaphysical Society is owned and operated by Queen of Mercia LLC. Brass-T Publishing is an imprint for Boston Metaphysical Society.®

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About Source Point Press

Source Point Press  published the following Boston Metaphysical Society titles in 2019/2020:

  • The original six issue mini-series of Boston Metaphysical Society and Boston Metaphysical Society: The Complete Series.
  • The individual issues and the trade paperback are available to order from Source Point Press and are available in digital format at Comixology and Spinwhiz Comics.

Source Point Press will be publishing the following titles in 2021:

  • Boston Metaphysical Society: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men
  • Boston Metaphysical Society: The Spirit of Rebellion
  • Boston Metaphysical Society: Ghosts and Demons
  • Boston Metaphysical Society: The Book of Demons
  • Boston Metaphysical Society: The Original Six Issue Mini-Series TPB – 2nd Edition (New Cover by Roberta Ingranata)

Boston Metaphysical Society is a registered trademark owned

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and is operated under Queen of Mercia LLC.

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