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)
March: nothing
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 “Scarface”
June, 2016: Black Tide Rising (new title, hardcover). This is an anthology set in
John Ringo’s zombie apocalypse universe. I have a novella in it
titled “Up on the Roof.”
July: nothing
August: 1636: The Chronicles of Doctor Gribbleflotz (new title, hardcover). I didn’t write
this, Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright did. But I’m including it since it’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
Castaway Planet.
November, 2016: nothing
December, 2016: 1636: A Parcel of Rogues (reissue, mass market paperback)
January, 2017: 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught