Welcome to our Writers Wednesday Spotlight! Each week we will be highlighting a different geeky writer we think you might like to check out. For this week’s spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to Jason Gilbert!
His book “Gaslit Armageddon-Clockworks of War Book 2” was just released on July 13th, 2018 at Congregate 5!
You can purchase “Gaslit Armageddon-Clockworks of War Book 2” here.
About Jason Gilbert
(in his own words)
Jason is the author of The Clockworks of War series, The Rifle Chronicles, and has been published in number of anthologies. He writes Urban Fantasy, Alternate History, and Horror (because it’s funny), often giving the genres a flare of steam and gears! He also loves film, and he has a taste for the underdogs of cinema! He lives in Rock Hill with his wife, daughter, and cat.
About “Gaslit Armageddon-Clockworks of War Book 2″…
Out of the fire and into far worse.
Kane and Tabitha barely escape New Chicago, retreating to the marshlands of the Confederate States of America. Along with the terse General Regina Anderson and her team of rebels, they arrive in Charleston, South Carolina, only to find a city in ruin, the settlers toiling away to organize a Revolution against the Northern Oligarchy to save the torn country from war and greed.
The Revolution isn’t without its own problems. Men and women all over Charleston are disappearing. General Anderson asks Kane to investigate the disappearances. Kane agrees but finds himself quickly swept into a tornado of twisted conspiracy, chaotic madness, and old practices that some will not let die.
Will the Revolution be ready for the coming battle?
Or will the Special Forces bathe Charleston in hellfire and death?
The Clockworks of War thrum with fury.
5 Questions with . . . Jason
- When did you first realize you were interested in becoming an author? What drives you to write?
I’ve always liked telling stories, and I read a lot as a kid. I still read a fair amount, though adult life doesn’t permit for the chunk of time I used to devote to it! I began to write stories as a kid, and took a lot of inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. I was also an anime kid, so my first book was pretty telling there. I wrote it when I was 16, and I just shook my head and put it down when I tried to read it a few years ago. Man, I was a DORK! I’ve also always had a love of film, and I was the weird kid who didn’t care about visuals as long as the writing and dialogue told a good story. So when a new movie came out, and the other kids were telling me how bad it was because the effects stunk or the music was bad, I was the one would sit there totally invested in what the characters were saying.
- How would you describe your style or genre of writing to a potential fan?
I write steampunk, alternate history, urban fantasy, and horror sometimes because it’s funny.
- What are you currently working on? What are you working on next?
Currently, I’m working on Clockworks of War Book 3, which will wrap up that series. I’ve also pitched a series to Falstaff Books about the son of the Wolf Man, and I’ve got a short story coming out in a horror anthology from Prospective Press called Off the Beaten Path.
- What existing book do you wish you had written and why?
I can’t think of anyone else’s work that I would want to claim as my own, but I would like to write something at some point based in Silent Hill!
- What is one piece of advice you would give to a budding writer?
Keep writing, and above all else: FINISH THE BOOK. If you want a publisher to look at it, they’re going to want to know you have a finished product. If you plan to self-pub, and you want help, the person mentoring you is going to want to know you have a finished product. Research, network, talk to people, and learn as much as you can. We’ve all been where you are!