November 4th, 2021
We’re getting closer and closer to the release date for The Steam War… and I’m excited! In this post, I answer some of the questions I’ve been asked about the book, the process of writing the book, and myself, all in one neat little area.
When will the book be available?
The book will be available December 31st, all around the world on Amazon. Links will be provided on all social media accounts, as well as on the website.
What exactly is the book about?
Cog and her friends are part of the “Cogwheel Trio,” a group of friends on board the school/airship hybrid, the Globetrotter. The year starts out innocent-enough, but as Christmas nears, it becomes increasingly obvious war is going to break out, threatening the group’s safety. Meanwhile, Lukas, an exchange student from New Germany, is gearing up to throw a wrench in everyone’s plans.
What genre is the book?
The book is a mix of steampunk sci-fi, young adult, mystery, thriller, and more. There’s a little something for everyone.
Who is the enemy of the book?
Without saying much, it’s important to put this book into context. In this world, WWII never really ended – it just morphed into the Steam War, fought mostly in the air. Therefore, the Nazis are the enemy of the book, as their relevance never really disappeared.
Is this book political?
If you consider being anti-Nazi political, then yes. In that way, you can consider the book from the realization that the ideals of Nazism never really die, just change name. Their ideals are never played for as a joke in this book, nor are they painted in any sympathetic light.
When did you start writing the book?
I started writing The Steam War (and its sequel, actually) during 2015/2016. From there, progress towards finishing the book had admittedly been slow until the pandemic. I didn’t have more time during the pandemic, just more of a drive to actually work on the book(s).
What inspired your book?
Any of my childhood friends could tell you that I had a knack for anything steampunk for years, and still do. The genre is interesting to me, and it’s an aesthetic that I just love. What really inspired me, however, was a Minecraft steampunk server. It’s been my favorite and only server I’ve played on for years, and has a beautiful community behind it.
When will we see the sequel?
Hopefully around the same time next year, as long as everything goes well. My career as an author isn’t going to end with The Steam War, that’s for sure.