The cover to my forthcoming novel The Iron Devils, by the incomparable Claudio Pozas.
This isn’t major news or anything, but I now have an author account over at BookBub.com. It’s a site that has a number of blogs and news bits about publishing, but what’s most relevant is that they do giveaways and alert people to releases and sales/discounts on the authors they follow. And the more people who follow a particular author–at least if I understand the model correctly–the more likely that author is to be included in giveaways, and for news to go out about sales.
So, if you don’t already have an account over there, it’s worth signing up. And if you’d be so kind as to follow my author account, it’d be good for both of us.
More actual news soon.
In the ruins of the world, the last remnants of humanity find themselves caught in an impossible war, between the mechanical and the mystical.
Between the unliving and the undead.
THE IRON DEVILS
Coming soon from Ari Marmell and Omnium Gatherum Media.
Well, here we are. The first post of 2018, after a news-lite 2017. Hopefully I’ll have a lot more to share with you this year. I certainly hope to be more productive.
To start with, how about a release date? The fourth Mick Oberon book, entitled In Truth and Claw, is currently in editing, and is apparently scheduled to hit shelves on August 7th. (Though I imagine that date is subject to change.)
You can already pre-order it on Amazon, if you’d care to do so, and of course I’ll be putting up other links as they become available. I’m also hoping to have a cover I can share with you soon.
Hope you all had a great new year!
The sights and stories coming out of southeast Texas right now would be horrifying under any circumstances, but they’re hitting me especially hard. I grew up in Houston. I still have friends and family there. I have to do something.
It won’t be much, because I can’t do much. I don’t have a lot of money, and as an author, my income is erratic. But something.
So I will be donating at least half the profits on all three of my self-published e-books–The Conqueror’s Shadow, The Warlord’s Legacy, and Strange New Words–to relief efforts, between now and the end of September. Similarly, I’ll be donating at least half my September Patreon income.
(I say “at least half” because, as I mentioned, my income is unpredictable. If I happen to sign a new novel contract, or get a substantial freelance job, I may be able to afford to do more than half. But it’ll be half at bare minimum.)
If you don’t have an e-copy of one or more of those books, or wanted to subscribe to my Patreon for a month and see what it’s about (even if you don’t wind up sticking around after that), please consider doing so now. I can’t tell you how much I’d appreciate it.
The Conqueror’s Shadow
The Warlord’s Legacy
Strange New Words
Take care of each other.
Well, ArmadilloCon starts tomorrow(!!), and I’ve managed to forget to put up my schedule until now. Oops.
Friday, 8 PM: Timeless vs. Tired Tropes in SFF (Southpark B)
Saturday, 2 PM: Rules of the Game (Southpark A; I will be moderating, so anticipate chaos)
Sunday, 12 PM: Western and Noir Themed Speculative Fiction (Southpark A)
Sunday, 2 PM: Signing (Dealers’ Room)
As usual, I cannot guarantee that any of the dealers will have any specific books, so if there’s a particular book you want signed, I strongly suggest you buy a copy in advance and bring it with you. (Although, since my signing isn’t until Sunday, you have a chance to see if it’s available at the con first, if you want to.)
See you all there!
Thanks to a few last-minute miracle workers, I’ll be attending GenCon this year!
My schedule is largely open; I have only a few official or semi-official events. (At least, so far; I’ll post if that changes.) Right now, my events look like this:
Thursday, 4 pm: “Investigating the Lost Citadel” panel, Crowne Plaza, Penn Stn C
Friday, 1:30 pm: Book signing, alongside Joe Carriker, Green Ronin Booth, Dealer’s Room
Saturday, 12:30 pm: Book signing, alongside Joe Carriker, Green Ronin Booth, Dealer’s Room
Otherwise I’ll be wandering around, attending panels, and just hanging out.
A note on signings: I have no idea if any of the vendors at GenCon will be carrying any of my books, especially the novels. If you have particular books you want signed, I strongly recommend that you buy them in advance and bring them with you.
Hope to see a bunch of you there!
Okay, guys. I’ve just tweaked the $10-level reward to make it more appealing. Of greater import, though, I’ve just posted the first three chapters of an unedited and as yet unsold epic-ish fantasy novel! More chapters forthcoming, at (roughly; not a promise) a rate of one per week.
It’ll be some time before this book is sold and/or published, so this is probably the only way anyone will see it for at least a couple of years. Plus, y’know, there’s the opportunity to offer feedback.
Take a look and, if you feel so inclined, consider supporting. I think it’s more than worth it.
And if that’s not your thing–or even if it is–don’t forget that The Lost Citadel Kickstarter is still underway. If you like your fantasy with a good dollop of darkness and horror, this should absolutely be your jam.
And it’s here. The end of the world.
But just maybe you can be one of those who survives it.
The brainchild of CA Suleiman, Jaym Gates, and myself, The Lost Citadel is high fantasy made low, the world of Tolkien or standard D&D after magic broke, nature grew sick, and the dead awoke. It’s about the horrors, not merely of the undead, but of the living when there’s nowhere else to go.
Presented by Green Ronin, the project includes roleplaying material, fiction, and more, as developed by a lot of talented authors (including the winners of the recent talent search).
Take a look. Maybe offer some support. And we’ll try to make sure to save you a little bit of space in Redoubt, when it’s all that’s left of civilization.