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I'm very dilatory in mentioning that I had a post go up on on June 26.  I was on the road at the time, and didn't have reliable internet access.  I'll try to plan better in the future. Anyway, it deals mainly with aspects of connecting and professionalism, and you can read it here. D

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Good news tonight!

Just got a royalty statement from Baen. 1635: Music and Murder sold 1156 copies between 1/1/2014 and 6/30/2014. That makes over 3600 copies of the ebook sold in the first nine months of publication. Respectable, I believe. D

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As the year draws to a close…

Well, I look back and see that I haven't been a diligent about posting here as I should have.  Sorry.  I'll try to do better in 2015. It's been a good year, writing-wise.  Sales of 1635: Music and Murder and 1636: The Devil's Opera, which were both published around October 1, 2013, continued strong into 2014, […]

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News Update

Royalty statement received from Baen.  1636: The Devil's Opera sold over 6300 copies of the hardback edition between 10/1/2013 and 6/30/2014.  It also seems to have sold about the same number of e-book editions in the same period.  This is good. Just finished a post for Fictorians, scheduled for Dec 26 at the moment. Major […]

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Advance Notice

The only con I expect to make this year is SoonerCon 23, June 27-29, 2014. Midwest City, Ok.  Guest of Honor is Glen Cook. If you're in the Oklahoma City area, drop by. D

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First Interview

Baen editor Tony Daniel interviewed me and Eric last week about 1636: The Devil's Opera. The podcast of the interview went up today, and here's the link to the Baen podcast page.

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Folks, I have discovered that there is a 1636: The Devil's Opera Facebook page and a Youtube 1636: The Devil's Opera trailer.  As best I can determine, those were not created by anyone associated with the authors, the publisher, or Amazon, and consequently I strongly suggest that if you run across them you don't open […]

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If You’ve Ever Wondered How A Story Happens

I was asked to write something for the new 1632 blog.  Follow the link to my thoughts on writing the story "The Evening of the Day." D

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Another Pleasant Surprise

I arrived home tonight after a long day at the day job to find that the folks at Grantville Gazette e-magazine have launched a new program called "Grantville Singles", where they are releasing what they consider to be noteworthy uncollected or unanthologized stories from the Gazette as e-book singles.  My story "The Evening of the […]

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Various bits, none of which is enough for a single post

1.  The current project is going well, having moved past 60,000 words a few days ago. 2.  I'm looking at doing a few readings at book stores in support of the October release of 1636: The Devil's Opera, to which end I am working with Baen's publicist.  Definitely scheduling some things in Oklahoma.  Looking at […]

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