Eric Flint

Best selling Author, Publisher

Eric Flint’s writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. With David Drake, he has collaborated on the six-volume Belisarius series, as well as a novel entitled The Tyrant. His alternate history novel 1632 was published in 2000, and has led to a long-running series with many novels and anthologies in print. In addition, he’s written a number of science fiction and fantasy novels. He now has more than sixty novels in print as well as many pieces of short fiction and dozens of anthologies which he’s edited.

Flint is also the publisher of Ring of Fire Press and the Grantville Gazette electronic magazine.

Flint graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968 and later received a master’s degree in history from the same university. Despite those academic credentials, Flint spent the next quarter of a century as an activist in the American trade union movement, working as a longshoreman, truck driver, auto worker, steel worker, oil worker, meatpacker, glassblower and machinist. He has lived at various times in California, Michigan, West Virginia, Alabama, Ohio, and Illinois. He currently resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.


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Eric’s Blog

Into the Ring #1 – Week of August 11, 2020

Welcome to the first of many weekly segments by Ring of Fire Press that we call Into the Ring! Into The Ring will feature weekly announcements on upcoming events, appearances and releases for Ring of Fire Press, The Grantville Gazette and 1632 series volumes by Baen Books. It will also feature snippets from upcoming releases and never seen before information regarding Ring of Fire Press and its amazing authors. Into The Ring will be released to the public on our social media platforms as well as on our website every Tuesday....

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Ring of Fire Newsletter – July 2020

I’m running late getting this newsletter out. I’d apologize except it’d be insincere. I make my living as an author, not a publisher, and I was up against a very tight deadline on my latest novel. (That’s 1637: No Peace Beyond the Line, which I co-authored with Chuck Gannon. It’s coming out in November.) — Eric Flint Available for Pre-Order on Amazon! Reserve Yours Now! I have some great news with regard to Ring of Fire Press. First of all, we’ve expanded enough that we’re moving from producing two books a month to three books a month. We’ll...

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Where we’re going with Ring of Fire Press

Where we’re going with Ring of Fire Press

As many of you already know, I have a publishing house of my own called Ring of Fire Press. I launched the house back in 2013 as a way to publish stories in the Ring of Fire series that were too long to include in one of the anthologies published by Baen Books. For the first few years, I operated the house on a pretty hit-or-miss basis. I had no regular publishing schedule and didn’t put a lot of money or effort into it. I was really doing it just as a service to some of our long-standing authors. A little over two years ago, however, I...

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The Shaman of Karres – Snippet 33

The Shaman of Karres - Snippet 33 When they were done searching, Goth collected her bag from the junk they'd just piled back into the little cabin they'd tried to lock her into… And then had second thoughts. She took her clothes out of that bag, put them into Pausert's mother's ship-bag and filled hers with some of the stuff lying around. Then she went back to cabin belonging to "the Boss," whoever he was. As Forz had made Felap clean it generally, as well as just clean up the glass, the stateroom was now less dusty and more pleasant. Goth...

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