Today I am interviewing Jonathan Fesmire, author of the new steampunk western zombie novel, Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western, first book in the The Adventures of Bodacious Creed series.
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DJ: Hi Jonathan! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Jonathan: Sure! I’m a professional writer and steampunk enthusiast. So, it should come as no surprise that I now write steampunk novels, specifically Wild West steampunk. And, for good measure, I throw in my own brand of zombies. In addition to writing fiction, I’m a full-time copywriter, so I’m lucky enough to get to write for a living. I’m a single dad, and my awesome son lives with me full time.
DJ: What is Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western and The Adventures of Bodacious Creed series about?
Jonathan: The first novel is about a U.S. Marshal, James Creed, already somewhat of a legend when the story begins, who goes to Santa Cruz, California, to track down and arrest a serial murderer. Instead, that killer, Corwin Blake, shoots him dead. Creed wakes up in a laboratory where a woman in her early twenties has brought him back to life using steam-era technology. Creed resumes his mission to stop Blake. Of course, there’s much more to it, but that’s a good summation!
The rest of the series will cover his further adventures. Honestly, I don’t know where it will go. My stories shape themselves as I write them. Or, more specifically, my characters guide my stories, so it’s tough to come up with a long story arc, though I do have the broad strokes of the next two books in my head.
Like the first book, I plan for each to be a complete story, but with an obvious opening for the next book. The second novel, Bodacious Creed and the Frisco Syndicate, picks up the important threads left open by the first novel. Continue reading