... and all that.

Finished the first draft of an outline for the next Jao novel and sent it to senior author Eric Flint.  We don't have a contract for it yet, so this is all preliminary and "on spec" so to speak, but I believe when the sales figures for The Span of Empire are available for review, Baen will give Eric a contract for a sequel.  And if we have the outline done by then, the writing will commence immediately, which will mean it will be done quicker.

Have first drafts of a couple of new 1632 stories done, entitled Requiem for the Future and Lex Talionis.   Both of them feature Marla Linder and Franz Sylwester--the first new stories I've written with them as the protagonists in a lot of years.  They will probably land in The Grantville Gazette, but they need some work still, so they haven't been bought yet.

My current new project is a sequel to my story The Quiet Man, which is a non-1632 story that was published in Jim Baen's Universe magazine back in 2007.  The working title is The Wrench in the Monkeyworks.  My goal is that it be a bit of a puzzle story, but also be well-laced with humor.

I'm told that my 1632 book Essen Defiant, a short novel collaboration with Kim Mackey which is a direct sequel to his book Essen Steel, will be published by Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press in the very near future.  I haven't seen the cover yet.  I'm looking forward to it.

And there are a few things still under development that I can't talk about yet, but I will reveal as soon as I can.

Cheers.

D

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