I just turned in the manuscript for RING OF FIRE IV, the next 1632 series anthology. It’s coming out in May. I’m cutting it a wee bit close on the deadline for this one, although nothing compared to a few thrill rides of the past. The hang-up was finishing my story for it, which is a short novel titled “Scarface.” I’m pleased with the story, although it was tricky to write. It’s basically a romance pretending to be an action story.
The action story disguise is admittedly a bit skimpy, seeing as how no humans and only one cranky critter were killed in the course of the story. And now, back to work on THE GODS OF SAGITTARIUS.
I got my publication schedule from Baen for the next year or so (fourteen months, to be precise). Here it is:
January, 2016: 1636: A Parcel of Rogues (new title, hardcover)
February, 2016: Castaway Planet (reissue, mass market paperback)
April, 2016: Grantville Gazette VII (reissue, mass market paperback)
May, 2016: Ring of Fire IV (new title, hardcover). I have a short novel in this
Anthology titled â€œScarfaceâ€
June, 2016: Black Tide Rising (new title, hardcover). This is an anthology set in
John Ringoâ€™s zombie apocalypse universe. I have a novella in it
titled â€œUp on the Roof.â€
August: 1636: The Chronicles of Doctor Gribbleflotz (new title, hardcover). I didnâ€™t write
this, Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright did. But Iâ€™m including it since itâ€™s
part of the 1632 series.
September, 1636: The Span of Empire (new title, hardcover). This is the sequel to
The Course of Empire and The Crucible of Empire.
October 1636: Castaway Odyssey (new title, hardcover). This is the sequel to
November, 2016: nothing
December, 2016: 1636: A Parcel of Rogues (reissue, mass market paperback)
January, 2017: 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught