Revisiting The Muse of Music

This is the book that I collaborated on with Enrico Toro that was published last year by Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press.  The publisher recently replaced the original cover art with new artwork, and reworked the content by improving the copy-editing and cleaning up the pagination so that the section and chapter pages all align correctly.

There's been no real change to the stories themselves.  It's just a cleaner, better, more professional production this time around.  So if you have read it, liked it, and want the corrected version, have at it.  If you haven't read it, it's waiting for you to buy it at the usual suspects.  :-)

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Progress on the Nightingale front!

Just received today the fully executed contract from Baen for 1636: The Flight of the Nightingale. That's a boost in what has otherwise been a hard week.

It also helps that the signature advance check was enclosed. :-)

Still have no idea what the cover will look like (although if Tom Kidd does it, it will be great), and still have no idea as to when it might be scheduled.

 

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More on Essen Defiant!

And now the new book is available in a Print On Demand hardcopy edition on Amazon. So it's available in both e-book and hardcopy edition now. What are you waiting for?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980482497/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520388509&sr=8-3&keywords=david+carrico

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Essen Defiant is on Amazon!

My newest book, Essen Defiant, a collaboration with Kin Mackey, is now available from Amazon as an e-book. See the link below.  A Print on Demand edition should follow shortly.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B8JKTGL/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1520304881&sr=1-1&keywords=essen+defiant

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And More Publishing News!

Well, tonight I signed another new book contract, this time with Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press. They’re going to produce a book from my six episode serial of “Letters From Gronow” which has been playing in The Grantville Gazette for the last year. I added a final episode that expanded the story by almost 75%. so there will be quite a bit more story to read for those who read the Gazette version.

Publication date undetermined at this point in time.

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Publishing news!

1. Today I signed my first solo contract with Baen Books for a book entitled 1636: The Flight of the Nightingale. It contains two short novels laid in the Ring of Fire universe:

·         Bach to the Future, which is the collected adventures of the Bach brothers, most of which have been published in The Grantville Gazette, but also including the final installment, for which this is the first publication.

·         The Flight of the Nightingale], an adventure story laid in northern Italy, which has never been previously published

Publication date is unknown at this point.

2. With Eric Flint's permission, I'm also announcing the pending publication of 1634: Essen Defiant, which will be published by Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press in the near future. This may have been mentioned in earlier informal announcements, but you can consider this to be an official notice. This is a collaboration between Kim Mackey and myself, and provides the sequel to Kim's first book Essen Steel.

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Newest Story Available Soon

Well, the Grantville Gazette team has started building Volume 76, the next issue of the e-magazine.  My novelette Requiem for the Future will be the lead story in the issue, from what I understand.  It's a Franz and Marla story, for those of you who are among their fans, and it tackles a theme not often explored in the ROF universe–the price paid by the up-timers for their bringing the elements and trappings of late 20th century American culture to the past.

I think you'll like it, but fair warning:  you may want a box of tissues handy when you read it.

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And the latest work is on its way…

I finished the expansion for Letters From Gronow a couple of nights ago, and sent it off to the publisher, Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press.  The new material almost doubles the length of the story over what was published in The Grantville Gazette, so those of you who liked that will need to be on the lookout for the book version.

Publishing updates will be posted as I get them.

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Bad News

Actually, among the worst news I could ever provide.  My wife Ruth passed away on the evening of Thursday January 25th, as a result of complications from open heart surgery.

Bear with me a while.  I'm going to be very distracted for some time.

If you're of a mind to pray, please remember my family as we try to adjust to the huge hole in our lives where my wife and my kids' mother used to be.

Thanks.

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A Writer’s Life Is Never Dull

There haven't been any writing reports for several days, because there has been very little writing going on. Tuesday night the galley proofs for the mass market paperback edition of The Span of Empire arrived from Baen Books, the publisher, and they need the corrections back by first thing Monday morning. So I've been rereading a book I wrote several years ago. Interesting experience. It was good. I'm rather proud of that one.

Anyway, review finished, corrections listed and sent in tonight. Back to writing tomorrow.

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