I'm so lucky today to have, the author of The Cerberus Rebellion, Joshua Johnson answer some questions for me. Thanks so much Joshua!
What is The Cerberus Rebellion about?
It tells the story of the nation of Ansgar as a civil war tears it apart. It is told from the perspective of four different characters who tell the story of different aspects of the war.
What inspired you to write this book?
I wrote a piece of flash fiction that I called Griffin Steampunk. It was about a thousand words, but it morphed into something bigger and became the foundation for the Griffins & Gunpowder universe.
What makes The Cerberus Rebellion different from other books in this genre?
The Cerberus Rebellion takes a lot of standard fantasy aspects (magic, Elves, mythical creatures) but throws in rifles and railroads. It's not quite steampunk, as it doesn't include more advanced steam-power technologies (ie Airships), but it's in that vein. The Griffins & Gunpowder universe includes a fair amount of political maneuvering as well, though The Cerberus Rebellion doesn't feature this as much.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
George RR Martin and David Weber have had a profound impact on my writing.
What projects do you have coming up in the future?
I'm currently working on The Hydra Offensive, the sequel to Cerberus and #2 of 6 planned novels in this series. I'm also working on companion short stories and novellas that tell smaller parts of the story across the Griffins & Gunpowder universe.
Joshua Johnson is the author of "Gunpowder Fantasy" The Cerberus Rebellion (due to release in early July) and the creator of the Griffins & Gunpowder universe. When he isn't working or spending time with his family, he writes novels, short stories and novellas.
He currently lives in Northern Illinois with his wife and young son.