Iâ€™m a little behind on this newsletter. To bring everyone up to date, Iâ€™ve turned in three manuscripts over the past two months or so. I just turned in the manuscript for the next 1632 series novel, 1636: The Cardinal Virtues. Baen Book has it scheduled for publication in July, 2015. My co-author on the novel is Walter Hunt and it recounts the events leading up to the outbreak of the French civil war. (What? You didnâ€™t see that coming? Itâ€™s not as if I havenâ€™t dropped more than, oh, five hundred hints or so across the past half dozen novels.)
Earlier, I turned in the manuscript for The Span of Empire, which is the sequel to The Crucible of Empire. David Carrico is my co-author on this novel. I began the series working with K.D. Wentworth, but as many of you already know Kathy passed away a couple of years ago. Sheâ€™d only written four chapters before she broke off working on the novel due to her illness. I asked David to step in and he did an excellent job of completing the first draft. We donâ€™t have a publication date yet for the book.
I also turned in the manuscript for 1637: The Volga Rule, which I co-authored with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. This novel is the sequel to 1636: The Kremlin Games. No publication date has been set yet.
Over the summer I also wrote a short novel titled â€œSanctuary,â€ which will be appearing in the second anthology in the Clan of the Claw setting created by Bill Fawcett. The anthology is titled By Tooth and Claw and itâ€™s coming out in April of next year.
Right now Iâ€™m working on a novel with Mike Resnick titled The Gods of Sagittarius. Weâ€™re about halfway done and we should be turning in the manuscript in a few weeks. Once thatâ€™s done Iâ€™ll start working on my next solo novel in the 1632 series. Baen Books has it scheduled for publication in January 2016.
And to think I used to have Real Jobs! Bosses, time clocks, getting chewed out by foremen, the whole nine yards. Oh, chortle. Nowadays all I have to do is work. Piece of cake.