About the Snippets

Snippets are excerpts from books which have not yet been published. I started posting snippets on Baen’s Bar back in 1999 and have maintained the practice ever since. Some years ago, when I first launched this web site, I carried over the snippets and post them here. They’re also still posted on Baen’s Bar, if you prefer that venue. (Go to www,baen.com, select “Baen Community,” and then select “Baen’s Bar” from the drop-down menu.)

All of the snippets are posted in my conference, titled “Mother of Demons.” They can sometimes also be found in other conferences, depending on the title.

The snippets begin with the start of a book and typically go through half the novel before breaking off when the book is published. In addition to posting snippets from my own novels, I also post (with their permission) snippets from books written by many other authors.

We post snippets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Serpent Daughter – Snippet 32

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 32 "Was Hannah reckless, or was she bold?" Chapter Seven Calvin Calhoun was packed to leave in three minutes. It was easy enough -- rifle, powder, shot and accouterments; a second set of clothing, rolled up in a bedroll; done. Logan Rupp, on...

Serpent Daughter – Snippet 31

Serpent Daughter - Snippet 31 They sent tokens. If it came to another battle, the queen would be assailed on two sides, and defended by an army of tokens. The thought that one of Cahokia's enemies was Simon Sword, the legendary bugbear of the Mississippi, continued to...