Weeks 36-7 of 2021
Oh, hey, where did last week go? I looked up and suddenly it’s Thursday. The next Thursday.
Sorry about missing an update, but it’s been a really good time around here.
The big news is the release of It Takes All Kinds, an anthology in the Salvage Title universe created by Kevin Steverson. It includes my story “Careful With That Axe, E.U. Gene.”
My, what an interesting title, and clearly obvious to Pink Floyd fans where it came from. In fact, I put 232 intentional band name and song title references into the story (Not lyrics, that goes against copyright laws). I also put in an occasional historical rock reference.
Here’s the deal. The first person to send me a list of all 232 correct references will receive a free gift copy of all six of my fantasy novels. Yep, that’s right, I’ll send all six to your Amazon account for free (can’t do other accounts because of KU restrictions).
To enter, track the references in my story and send me an email to rob at rob howell dot org. You find all 232 references and you get 6 free novels. If, after 15 October, no one has found all 232, the person who’s send me the most will win, so if you only found 226, send it over. Who knows, you might be the one.
I might have had a little fun writing that one.
Last week, with the help of Chris Kennedy, we got Talons & Talismans I in the can. I’m even starting to get some things back from the advance reviewers and they like it. I’m not surprised.
I finished a story last week, which of course I’ll talk about at the right time.
I’ve been working on The Door Into Winter, which is starting to shape up. That should be done at the end of December. This is my first entry in Eldros Legacy / Shijuren, starting a new series entitled the Legacy of Legends. This will be a four book story arc and, with the help of Mark Stallings, Marie Whittaker, Todd Fahnestock, and Quincy J. Allen, will culminate with big doings in Ertha (the new world name as opposed to the continent of Shijuren).
In the meantime, I’ve been hammering away at New Mythology projects, which I’ll touch on soon.
What I’m Listening To
Perry Mason episodes. The sweetie is working from home and it’s one of her favorites.
Quote of the WeekIt’s the anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head. What else could today’s quote be, but:
“I have not yet begun to fight!”
– John Paul Jones, from the deck of the Bon Homme Richard.
Cool Stuff In Eldros LegacyKhyven the Unkillable is about to reach the final editing stage. This is Todd Fahnestock’s first in his Legacy of Shadow series. That comes out in December.
Quincy J. Allen has been hammering away at Seeds of Dominion, the first in his Legacy of Demons series. Expect that one in January.New Mythology Works in Progress
Talons & Talismans I is in the can. Go Team! Not only that, but check out this amazing cover art!
Talons & Talismans II is in the final editing stage. I’ll show you that cover in a couple of weeks.
The House Between Worlds, book 4 in the fantastic Milesian Accords series by Jon R. Osborne, is almost done. I’ll be looking for advance readers next week.
Wow, that’s a lot! And more coming.
Current open anthology calls:
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter (5,337)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- SOTI (9, 761)
- FactoryCon, 22-24 October, Coinjock, NC
Details in the CKP – Factory Floor on Facebook.
- 20BooksTo50K, 8-12 November, Las Vegas, NV
- Superstars Writing Seminar, 9-12 Feb., Colorado Springs, CO
Not just one, but two new Salvage Title books.That’s what happens when I miss a week around here.
Today’s Weight: 334.2
Updated Word Count: 282,946
Shijuren Wiki: 791 entriesLet me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
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