Filling the Well

update on forthcoming books and stories

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The year is starting to shape up.  I’m scheduling appearances, signings.  Check on the page for what’s coming up, and for updates.  Many more releases than I expected will be happening this year.  I always forget just how productive I actually am until I line it all up, and so far I’ve got at least two novels and half a dozen stories coming out this year.  WHEW!  Here’s a rundown.

February

Two, count them TWO, Harry and Marlowe stories this month.  “Harry and Marlowe Escape the Mechanical Siege of Paris” tells how the two adventurers met, and will be out on Lightspeed later this month.

“Harry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of the Aetherian Revolution” is out RIGHT NOW! in the Mad Scientists Guide to World Domination.  I know, because I just got my contributor copies!

March

Kitty Rocks the House.  The eleventh novel in the series.  Kitty and Ben are back home, dealing with the aftermath of the London trip — and trouble at home.

May

“Game of Chance” in the anthology Unfettered, edited by Shawn Speakman.

July

“The Art of Homecoming” in Asimov’s Science Fiction.

Kitty in the Underworld.  This is the big news:  the twelfth Kitty novel is available for preorder.  It’s coming fast on the heels of the previous book, making this a two-novel year.  Excellent, no?

Future

Plus, I have a couple of Wild Cards stories in the work, at least three more stories that I don’t have release dates for yet, and Dreams of the Golden Age, which is now totally revised and turned in.

And I’m now full speed ahead working on the next Kitty novel, which is actually a Cormac novel.  I’m trying something a bit new with this one, working up a more formal three-act outline than I usually do.  Trying to solve some of the plotting problems before I start writing, rather than in revision.  We’ll see how that goes!

Bonus content:  here’s an interview with Jim and Jamie Dutcher, authors and producers of the book/documentary The Secret Life of Wolves.  They discuss social behavior and hierarchies in wolf packs.  These relationships are more complicated than most people realize.  “Alpha male” doesn’t mean what most people think it means.  Also, wolf howls!

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