New Novel in the Works

Hello all:

BIG WRITING NEWS TO REPORT

I’ve been holding off making this announcement because I wanted to be sure that it was official before saying anything. This past weekend, it became official.

I have signed a contract with SF/Fantasy publisher Baen Books to write a novel set in Eric Flint’s New York Times best-selling alternate history series, 1632/RING OF FIRE. I will be writing this novel in collaboration with Charles E Gannon. The working title of it is 1636: CALABAR’S WAR, and it deals with the political, social, and economic changes taking place in the New World, primarily in Brazil and in the Caribbean. That’s all I can say about it right now. We’ve already written some of it, but there is a lot of work ahead. It’s moving forward at pace, however, and as it progresses, I will post updates and perhaps an excerpt or two.

I’m honored to be writing this novel in partnership with Chuck. We’ve known each other for many years, and he was the person who introduced me to the 1632 series. Up to this time, I have written several stories for The Grantville Gazette, the on-line magazine dedicated to stories set in the Ring of Fire universe. Chuck has already written several stories himself and two novels in the series (1635: The Papal Stakes, and 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies) with more pending. Chuck is also the author of the Caine Riordan series (often called Tales of the Terran Republic), whose third book, RAISING CAINE, was recently nominated for a Nebula Award (third times the charm, Chuck!). Writing this book with him will be a tremendous experience, and I can’t wait to have the final product in my hands. Whoohoo!! 

So, that’s all for now. I’ll keep you posted on progress, and thanks for listening. Now on with the day…


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