Steampunk Author Teams with Animation Powerhouse

[Press Release] February 1, 2018

Author Leonardo Ramirez has teamed up with the powerhouse animation studio, Magnetic Dreams to bring his work, The Jupiter Chronicles to the small screen. The Jupiter Chronicles tells the story of two young kids whose father had been missing for five years. When Callie Castillo discovers an old telescope left behind as a gift for her brother Ian, the device activates and morphs into a ship that takes them to a steam-powered world where skyrockets rule the air and doomslayers do the bidding of the Martian overlord, Phobos.

Their partnership began with a rerelease of books one and two, using the talents of the studios’ artists Eve Milady and Ben Fosselman who also worked on book three. Together with the studio’s owner, Mike Halsey, the team plans to pitch the property as an animated series. To stay updated with developments, visit

About Leonardo Ramirez

Leonardo Ramirez is an author, husband, a father, and a Karate instructor with a 4th degree black belt.  He also holds a Brown Belt in American Bushido Kenjutsu which is the focused study of the Katana.

His first novel, Haven of Dante, is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante family and the nine circles of hell. Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe takes readers much deeper into the world of the family line with a prologue that begins with the plight of Dante Alighieri himself!

His follow up is a Steampunk Kids series beginning with the first  book called, The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot. It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter where they find the secret of their long-lost father in the midst of a Martian attack.

Leonardo Ramirez lives with his wife Kristen, their daughter Mackenzy and their two dogs, Duchess and Tinkerbell in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. For more information on the author, please visit

About Magnetic Dreams

Magnetic Dreams is an award-winning production company based in Nashville, TN. Specializing in animation, vfx, and motion graphics, Magnetic Dreams works with some of the most iconic names in entertainment and the corporate world.  These include Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon Studios, Sesame Street, Dreamworks Animation, Walt Disney Studios and more. This 25 year track record began humbly in the living room of founder Mike Halsey and then 16 year old co-founder Don Culwell. Since that time, Magnetic Dreams has grown into a full studio, helping pioneering the animation and effects industry and achieving a breadth of work few can match. For more information on the studio, please visit

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