Welcome to Day 7 of My Favorite Things: Steampunk Week!
Today on the blog I have Andrew Mayer, author of the steampunk adventure The Falling Machine! He’s here to talk about Steampunk, Bioshock, and some exciting upcoming projects! Also up for grabs is 3 copies of The Falling Machine to 3 winners (please see giveaway details at the end of this post).
**GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
Please welcome Andrew to the blog!
Your Steampunk adventure, The Falling Machine (The Society of Steam Book 1), is due from Pyr in May. Why Steampunk? Why do you think Steampunk is so popular?
Can you tell us a bit about The Falling Machine?
How did you celebrate when you found out Pyr would publish The Falling Machine?
What’s the best advice you ever received about writing?
I read that you’ve wanted to be a writer since you were 12. What were some of your favorite novels or authors as a child?
Do you have any contemporary favorites? Any particular influences?
What’s your favorite video game?
Can you tell us something about yourself that not a lot of people know?
I read in your blog that The Society of Steam will be a duology.
Is there any news you’d like to share with us about that or other upcoming projects or events?
Hearts of Smoke and Steam, book 2 of the Society of Steam is already up for pre-order on Amazon, and is going to be out before the end of the year. Book 3 should be out in less than a year from now. Making that happen is what I’m going to be focusing on for the rest of this year.Meanwhile I’m planning to do a bunch of merch featuring Society of Steam characters including t-shirts, buttons and prints. I hope to be rolling those out by Dragon*Con at the end of the summer. I’m going to have some name comics artists working on that, with a bit of luck.I’m also planning prequel novella featuring some of the characters in book 2 that I plan to put out between Volume 2 and Volume 3. That’ll be a free download with some kind of limited edition print-run as well.If you want to keep up with what I’m doing you can visit andrewpmayer.com or societyofsteam.com, but the easiest way is to like my Society of Steam page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/societyofsteam).Thanks for the interview!