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...

Ganny Knits a Spaceship

NEW NOVEL YOU SHOULD BUY Just published: David Gerrold’s Ganny Knits a Spaceship. This story is reminiscent of the great Robert Heinlein young adult novels. Starling and her grandmother operate a way station in the asteroid belt. For decades, Ganny has had a...

Fund-Raiser

My friend and co-author Ryk Spoor has fallen on hard times and he’s set up a fund-raiser for himself and (mostly) his family. I’ve posted the link below. I’ve contributed to it myself and I’m urging anyone else who’s got the wherewithal...

DRAGON AWARD NOMINATION

June 14, 2018 I have the following titles that qualify for nomination for the Dragon Award to be handed out at DragonCon this year. (For more information on DragonCon, see: http://www.dragoncon.org/) BEST FANTASY NOVEL: The Demons of Paris, by Eric Flint, Paula...

2019 Minicon announced

The 2019 Ring of Fire series minicon will be hosted by Westercon in Layton, Utah (just north of Salt Lake City). The dates are July 4-7. Here’s their URL: https://www.westercon72.org/ And here’s the press release they just issued: 04/14/18 Announced 2:00...

THE DEMONS OF PARIS

I just finished the manuscript for a novel titled THE DEMONS OF PARIS. This is the first book in a series I’m starting with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. They have now been co-authors of mine on four novels — three in the 1632 series (1636: The Kremlin...

Literary Awards Are Not Competitions

The Dragon Award was launched this year at the 2016 DragonCon convention in Atlanta that took place over Labor Day weekend. It will be held every year hereafter. The award was given out in these categories: Best Science Fiction Novel Best Fantasy Novel Best Young...

BUT FOR WALES?

I’m under some fairly serious deadline pressure right now and will be for a couple of months. So I won’t be writing the sort of long essays I did last year on the subject of literary awards in general and the Hugo awards in particular. That said, since the nominations...

HOW SHOULD AN AUTHOR LOOK ON USED BOOK SALES?

I ran across this blog by the author Kristen Lamb: PAY THE WRITER …while reading this article by Rachel Kramer Bussel in Salon magazine: Don’t feel guilty It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or who has read any of the essays I’ve written in the...

Eric Flint Newsletter – 6 JANUARY 2016

First, I need to explain some recent changes in my schedule of appearances. I was planning to attend comic cons in Miami and Pensacola in January and February, but that’s fallen through. The people organizing my schedule for those events didn’t have enough time to...

Eric Flint Newsletter – 17 AUGUST 2015

I just turned in a novella to Kelly Lockhart titled “Up On the Roof,” for an anthology he’s editing based on John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series. For those of you not familiar with the series, it’s John’s take on the zombie...