Week 51 of 2022
2023 is going to be a great year for me, not least because I keep improving what I do and the way I do it.
The biggest change, of course, is the Firehall Sagas. Here’s the new logo, created by Kevin Fritz Fotovich, an immensely talented artist and author.
A horizontal version of this will appear on all the books, and elements will appear on all the websites, once I get it all updated, of course.
This email will change a bit. Obviously, the Eldros Legacy section will go away. However, I hope all of you go to eldroslegacy.com/ as they are going to do great things there.
As you heard, the Dudes in Hyperspace is taking a hiatus. I have a fun plan to fill that time. I’ll announce it next week when I have all the details. In any case, I’ll remove the section but keep a link at the bottom.
I may have some other changes as well. I’m hoping to provide you guys with an update that’s more than simply “buy my books,” thought of course I hope you do that too.
Speaking of books, we’re less than a week away from the release of Pandora’s Box by Christopher G. Nuttall! You can get it on pre-order here: amazon.com/dp/B0BNPQ61DX, with the actual release on the 20th.
This is the sequel to The Chimera Coup in the Heirs of Cataclysm series. Expect book 3, A Hope in Hell, soon.
This week was aimed at two things, doing well at Kris Kinder, which I did, and making my choices for Bonds of Valor. I got, as usual, way more than 4 excellent stories, but I had to pare it down. The list of winners is down below.
I also spent a goodly amount of time editing A Lake Most Deep. It’s not out of the question to have it completed next week, though we’ll see. I’m cutting a ton of wasted words and strengthening the book so much, it’s really hard to describe.
I didn’t get much writing done. I wrote on another project, and there was some scribbles, but nothing to speak of.
Maybe I should get doing that now .
What I’m Listening To
San Francisco in Seattle to play the Seahawks. I don’t expect this to be a great game. The 49ers are just too powerful.
Quote of the Week
I was having a heck of a time finding a quote for today, then I asked the boss. My sweetie said I should use this one, and it’s never a bad time to quote Oscar Wilde.
“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
– Oscar Wilde
Dudes In Hyperspace
We give our swan song in a truly dude-tastic show. We’re taking a break, though don’t be surprised we have episodes coming occasionally down the road. Also, I’ve developed a taste for podcasting, so who knows what will happen.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
- Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock
- Seeds of Dominion by Quincy J. Allen
- Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg
- The Door Into Winter by Rob Howell
- Lorelle of the Dark by Todd Fahnestock
- The Forgotten King by Mark Stallings
- Embers & Ash by Marie Whittaker
- The Pain Bearer by Kendra Merritt
- A Murder of Wolves by Jamie Ibson
Get all the Eldros Legacy novels at: amazon.com/dp/B09Z9WVKYV
New Mythology Works in Progress
I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 FantaSci Short Story Contest open call.
Bloodheart, by Justin Doyle
Stars and Shadows, by B.A. Ironwood
The Unwanted Legion, by Casey Moops
The Coward’s Shadow by Fiona Grey
Rob’s Works in Progress
- Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
- Farewell, My Ugly (58,812)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)
- MarsCon, 13-15 January, Virginia Beach, VA, marscon.net/wp/
- Planet Comicon, 17-19 March, Kansas City, MO, planetcomicon.com/
This week, we have Vortex Stingray, book 2 in the Covenant series by Kevin Ikenberry and Chris Kennedy. This particular book is Pacific Rim-style mechs by Kevin on his own. Breaking news: Kevin does everything well. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0BPCT7MQS.
Today’s Weight: 334.0
Updated Word Count: 426,523
Let 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.
Creator of the Firehall Sagas Universe
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