New Vatta-verse Story

I have a new Vatta story in Infinite Stars, a new anthology edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt that’s out today.  https://titanbooks.com/infinite-stars-9264/ . It fits between the end of Vatta’s War and the beginning of Cold Welcome, and is the story that I originally planned Ky’s first meeting with Jen–that I posted here or thought I Read More…

BOOK DAY

I was supposed to post this earlier but we had thunderstorms and rain and more rain and thunderstorms…and I did post it where people who don’t come here and might now know the book’s about to be out could find it easily.  But I sure didn’t mean to neglect y’all here.   It was a great Read More…

First Sighting

My UK editor sent me a “hot off the press” copy of COLD WELCOME.  Remember embossed titles?  This one isn’t, but my name at the top and the title at the bottom are in shinier ink.  Very classy.   This book-ended the week beautifully, since I had sent INTO THE FIRE to my US editor on Read More…

Cold Welcome: Signs of Spring

Spring flowers are coming out here (including the non-native little white daffodil-shaped things) and not having a cold welcome from the weather at all.  Dandelions, a honeysuckle that flowers in winter and smells like lemon, swelling buds on all but the most wary trees and bushes.   So…what about Cold Welcome?  You’ve seen both the covers.  Read More…

A Brief Note on the Next Book

Cold Welcome is  set in the Vatta Universe, with some of the familiar characters from Vatta’s War and a sizeable cast of new ones.    It’s currently in revision, Editor having found many ways to improve it.   In the interim between sending it in and getting Editor’s Letter,  other things piled up on the desk and Read More…