2017 Dragon Award Nominations Have Been Announced!

And I have a book on the list! Under the Best Military Science Fiction category The Span of Empire, by Eric Flint and David Carrico Whee!!! So, now you know who to vote for. And while you're voting, consider voting for Eric's novel 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught in the...

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Bit of An Update…

... 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...

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The State of Reviewing

I know a lot of writers get really worked up about reviews and reviewers, stressing over the quantity and ratings level as if they were a factor in the welfare of the universe.  I've seen some writers go ballistic over a single poor rating, or get in flame wars with...

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New Work Available

So, recently I wrote a series of stories set in the 1632 universe.  I took a germ of an idea that I had mentioned in 1636: The Devil's Opera, and built a story arc around it.  The idea germ was that a secondary character named Johann Gronow, a real historical...

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To Outline, Or Not To Outline, That Is The Question

As a writer, I HATE outlining. I'm not an outliner. I'm very much a discovery writer. Which is okay. It works well for me. The only times I've actually used outlines is in collaborative work where my partner had done an outline and we worked from it. So I'm really not...

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I’m Back!

Okay, this is going to be a pretty mammoth update. First of all, major apologies for disappearing, but the host of my website had to make some technical updates late last year, and in the process of doing so, my website package got somewhat discombobulated, and long...

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Bringer of Fire

And Baen Books today published my story "Bringer of FIre" on their website. This tells the backstory of Vikram Bannerji, one of the new characters introduced in "The Span of Empire" which will be published in three weeks. http://www.baen.com/bringer_of_fire Enjoy!...

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It’s A Review!

A rather nice reader review of the e-ARC of the forthcoming The Span of Empire down at the bottom of this page.: http://www.baen.com/the-span-of-empire-earc.html First one I've seen.  :-)...

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Enter the Villain

The year was 1967. I was standing in the store holding a copy of the first paperback edition of Frank Herbert's Dune in my hand. It was huge. I don't remember how many pages it was, but it was way larger than any single book I'd ever owned or read. The Lord of the...

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