Anthology drops on the 15th! Links to follow when they go hot!
Anthology drops on the 15th! Links to follow when they go hot!
Coming on 15 February to an Amazon near you! The anthology includes my new alternative history short story “Fate of the Falklands” along with original short stories by Sarah Hoyt, Kacey Ezell, and William Stroock!
So it’s been a busy couple of months with the imminent release of Those In Peril and making preparations for next year’s con season. But, I’m glad to report that Acts of War, the first novel in The Usurper’s War series, is back in the Top 100 for several categories on Amazon.
So if you haven’t already given it a shot, feel free to click on the hyperlink above. If you’d like to check out a sample, there’s one here. I’ve also broken ground on Against The Tide Imperial and hope to have it done by June of next year. Anita C. Young is working on the cover as we speak, so I’ll hopefully have that for readers of my newsletter by the start of the year. Hint: It involves a SBD Dauntless doing what it did best, i.e., making holes in enemy ships. If you’re intrigued, sign up for the newsletter here.
My narrator, Jennifer Jill Array, has done a FB Live video on narrating Aries Red Sky. Feel free to go check it out, as I answer some questions in the comments.
So, I’ve started my Nano project for this year (while still editing For Those In Peril…). For 2018 I decided to do the next novel in the Usurper’s War series. It is entitled Against the Tide Imperial, and I’ll hopefully be able to build off of Nano momentum to get it out in the first half of next year.
So for USNI’s General Essay Contest last year, I posited that maybe the United States Navy should develop purpose built vessels for disaster relief. While I did not place, they liked the article well enough to put it on the Naval Institute’s Blog.
So I got the first review in my audiobook blog tour yesterday. It was very positive–and brought up something I didn’t think about, which is that listeners of the audiobook have no way of getting a character list. So, without further ado, here one is:
Captain Tyr Sigurd, Marxville Actual
Commander Rebecca Taylor, XO
Captain Moffitt, Marine detachment commander
Lieutenant (j.g.) Isabelle Hutch, Comms
Rear Admiral Holcomb, Task group commander (Hastings Flag)
Lieutenant Commander Adam Ramos, Gunnery Officer
Lieutenant (j.g.) Erica Beerz, Navigation
Commander Jadran Karlsen, Hamilton Actual
Captain Marcy Cochran, Armstrong Actual Actual
Amaranta Azazel, Helm
Fourth Mate Kelly Yanick, Sensors
Vidar Amir, Comms
Chief Engineer Anton Lobus, Chief Engineer
Captain Shahjahan, Balandin Actual
Victoria Romanoff, Engineering Rating
Lieutenant Mackenzie Bolan, Assistant Plans Officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet
Captain Charles Barrow, Flag Captain, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet
Commander Holly Hansen, Plans Officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet
Lieutenant Donald Tess, Plans Officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet
Lieutenant (j.g.) Sharon Applewhite, Junior Plans officer, Task Force 36, Fourth Fleet
Vice Admiral Lothar Ivayo—“Chain Devil Actual”
CAG, Carrier Air Group 7 “Shoguns”—Slogan “Quake From Our Gaze”
Commander Freda “Daimyo” Wiszkon, CAG, “Shogun One”
Commander Olavi “Werebear” Godehard, Commander, No. 705 Squadron (Nightjaeger) (male), “Hippogriff One”
Commander Michelle “Daffy” Omobolanle, Commander, No. 607 Squadron (Nightjaeger) “Nixie One”
Commander Erin “Oread” Altair, Commander, 606 Squadron (Nightjaeger), “Oread One”
Commander Luther “Ironfist” Morgan, Commander, VF(S)-1—Red Leader
Ensign Harrison “Cheetah” Hielscher, Red Two
Lieutenant Olga “Ostrich” Santoro, Red Three
Lieutenant (j.g.) Paige “Harley” Keighley, Red Four
Lieutenant Commander Artemis “Sunburn” Conroy, Deputy Commander, VF(S)-1—Blue Leader
Lieutenant (j.g.) Jacquelyn “Catnip” Tice, wingman to Lt. Cdr. Conroy in Blue Flight, VF(S)-1 “Godkillers”—Blue Two
Lieutenant Mitch “Crisco” Groton, Blue Three
Ensign Alexus “Buttercup” Baker, Groton’s wingman Blue Four
Lieutenant Augustus “Lovetrain” Pitt, Green Flight Leader, VF(S)-1
Ensign Majorica “Venus” Williams, Pitt’s wingman Green Two
President Nathan Waldron, President of the Republic
Sadie Waldron, Lieutenant, Spartan Marines and niece of the President
Mathilda O’Rourke, Lawyer, Sadie’s older twin, and First Lady of Sparta
Geirmund Du, Vice President of the Republic, Future Senator, Eldest Du
Arnaud Du, War Minister of the Spartan Republic, Middle Du
Mago Du, Chief Executive of the Du Mercantile, Reserve Captain, Spartan Navy
Mr. Thaddeus Andrews , Chief of Security and Truthbringer
Colonel Orpheus Campos, Aide to War Minister Du
Commander Rachel Campos, A Weeping Foe Actual
Vice Admiral Victor Logan, Commander, Rowan System. Call sign Skoll 6.
Chief Parliamentarian Nikephoros, Chief Parliamentarian of the Spartan Parliament
Senator Porter, President Pro Tem of the Spartan Senate
Fleet Admiral Ashley Brown, Commander of the Spartan Navy
Alastair Bernard, Minister of Intergalactic Relations
Helen Keove, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Leftenant Ian Campbell, Weapons and Sensors
Midshipman Yubani Mendoza, Comms and Helm
Korvetten Song, Master and Commander
2nd Lieutenant Donovan, Marine Platoon Leader
SFC Reese, Marine Platoon Sergeant
Lieutenant Commander Gorman, XO
Rear Admiral Yavin, Spartan task force commander
1st Lieutenant Agenor Acheros, Deputy Commander, Alpha Company
Captain Mordechai Butler, Apache Company Commander
Leftenant Victor Hayden, Assistant Sensor Officer
Lieutenant Travis Steiner, 1st Platoon Blackfoot Commander
Lieutenant Abigail Schweizer, 2nd Platoon Apache Commander
Lieutenant Micah Pendragon, 1st Platoon Apache Commander
Captain Simmons, Basile’s commander
Captain Titus Winn, Dahlman Six
Lieutenant Abigail Schweizer, Infidel Five (I / 3rd Battalion / 35th Regiment)
Lieutenant Kasey Stephens, 1st Platoon, Infidels
Lieutenant Deborah Dickey, 2nd Platoon, Infidels
Lieutenant Martha Allen, 3rd Platoon, Infidels
1SG David Lundin, 1st Sergeant, Infidels
So a while back I did an interview for a local Web TV show. You can see yours truly in all my “Whoa, that was a quick seven minutes…” glory here.
Also, a reminder that I start an audiobook blog tour on Monday. I’ll try to remember to post links here for new and interesting info. 😀
Finally, Aries’ Red Sky is still for sale on Amazon through Saturday for $.99. If you know someone who loves Sci-Fi, feel free to gift them an e-copy.
I got interviewed by Keystroke Medium. It was a blast: