Announcement

Well, with the editor's permission, I can now tell you that I have sold my story Four Days to David Afsharirad for inclusion in an upcoming anthology to be published by Baen Books. I'll hold off on the book title until it's officially announced. D

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Writers Who Have Influenced Me–J. R. R. Tolkien

If there is a single author on this planet whose name is more widely known than that of J. R. R. Tolkien, I have no idea who it would be.  He is an incredibly important author in the history of 20th century literature.  In fact, author and fellow professor Tom Shippey...

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Writers Who Have Influenced Me – Andre Norton

This post about Andre Norton is the leadoff for a series I intend to write about writers who have influenced and shaped both my reading and my writing over the years.  They won't be very profound--mostly just retrospectives and appreciations. Andre Norton (February...

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Letters From Gronow

My sixth book, Letters From Gronow, is now available from Amazon, published by Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press. Kindle edition Print edition Soon to be available from other vendors.  Here's the cover blurb: What happens when the seventeenth century encounters Cthulhu...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A Rant!

Cue rant: Developers and programmers and layout specialists, get a clue! I know it's trendy and the common thing to put texts in subdued or even pastel shades on white or other subdued pastel shades. It makes for a very artistic look. I get that. The problem is, for...

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