The Writer's View: The Cerberus Rebellion

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The View Inside my Space

So this is my “office space” so to say. I do most of my writing in my living room. I've got an 18 month old son that I keep my eye on most days so I do my work where I can do that.

It's pretty straight forward; one bookshelf holds all of my books. Currently it's filled with quite a few David Weber books, the A Song of Ice and Fire series and various writing books. The other bookshelf holds my wife's books including the Sookie Stackhouse series, the Millenium Trilogy and the Hunger Games books.

Most days I sit on the couch with my laptop, typing away, making sure my mischievous son isn't tearing things apart, and watching one of his DVDs: Pocoyo, Elmo, the Wiggles or Thomas the Tank Engine.

I have another space, downstairs, that's more of an office, but until my son is older I won't be able to use it.

The benefits of this space are that I'm able to stay involved with my son while still getting work done. He's getting to the point where he is able to generally communicate what he wants, so when he needs something he makes sure I know.

That's also the downfall of the space: so many distractions. Between getting up to get my son things that he needs and the TV, I can find it hard to focus sometimes. Lately, that's been re-watching the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series from the beginning.

About the Author:
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.


One hundred years of peace and prosperity. War changes everything.

On the world of Zaria, Elves, magic and mythical beasts coexist beside rifles and railroads. The futures of two nations hang in the balance as rebels and revolutionaries trade gunfire with loyalists and tyrants.

Eadric Garrard was raised to believe that as the rightful King of Ansgar, his loyal nobles and fearful subjects answered to his every whim, no matter the cost or consequence. His decision to send his troops thousands of miles away will test that fear, and loyalty.

Raedan Clyve was ordinary until an Elven ritual involving a griffin’s heart turned him into something more. Twenty years later, he still struggles with the magics that rage through his body. His mentor holds him back from his full potential and he faces pressure to find a suitable wife and father an heir.

Hadrian Clyve has picked up where his father left off and works to expand his family’s influence amongst the Ansgari nobility. His aggressive negotiation of alliances and shrewd choice of marriage agreements has earned him respect, and resentment. When his King calls his troops to arms, Hadrian has other things in mind.

After a century of scheming and decades of preparation, Magnus Jarmann is ready to bring his family’s plans to fruition by launching a war of independence that will free his people and return his country to its rightful place among the nations of Zaria. The King’s call to arms creates an opportunity that Magnus cannot afford to miss.

In a war, little is held back; in a revolution, nothing is safe.


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