Gunpowder & Embers out today

This isn’t an official Book Bomb just because I’ve not had a chance to read it yet, but I thought you guys would like to know that this book is out today.

This is the story that I talked about back when I was a newbie writer that I was going to collaborate with John Ringo to write.  We started working on the outline, but then both of us just kept turning out our own novels, and during that time period my career kind of blew up and my own series took off, so this project just kept getting back burnered. Years later the contract we had for a collaboration with Baen got turned into Monster Hunter Grunge instead.

But John had a really good idea with this world, so he enlisted two up and coming authors to collaborate with instead. I know Kacey and Chris and they’re both awesome. Kacey was my co-editor on Noir Fatale (which came out amazing, because she did fantastic work) and Chris was one of the authors (the very first opening story in fact, with Michael Ferguson, which was great).

Kacey is an Air Force helicopter pilot by day and has a couple novels out, one of which has been nominated for a Dragon Award (which is a pretty big deal),  Chris is beer expert out of Texas, and all around great guy. The two of them have collaborated on several projects already, and they’re both very talented.

I got my copy already, but I’ve not had a chance to read it yet. I’m really excited to see what they’ve done with this idea.

December Update Post

This update is going to be late and short!

Book Stuff

Target Rich Environment 2 is out now in stores everywhere, and #1 In Customer Service (Tom Stranger 3) is available on

I finished Destroyer of Worlds (book 3 in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior) and sent that off to my publisher on Friday. It came out awesome.

Next up is the untitled sci-fi collaboration with author John D. Brown. This is the one where we plotted the whole novel on the fly during an LTUE panel on how to create plots, and all the basic ideas were given to us by my (at the time) 11 year old son.

We cleaned up the plot and characters we came up with during that 2 hour panel and made an actual outline and world building. John wrote the rough draft and has been waiting for the last five months for me to catch up with all my other deadlines (building a house and moving really screws up your writing schedule). Now it is my turn to work on it.

It’s a whole new universe for me and the first time I’ve done straight up sci-fi. It’s action adventure about smugglers stealing giant robots and fighting monsters with them.  I think you guys are going to love it.

Personal Stuff

And now I am going to try and avoid the internet as much as possible from now until New Years.

Merry Christmas!

The MHI Role Playing Game is on sale now, and I have a book signing in Utah tomorrow

The Kickstarter has shipped, so the new MHI RPG (and accessories like cards, dice, and patches) are available now :

It came out really good. Even if you’re not into gaming, but you’re just a fan of MHI the book is filled with fluffy goodness about the company’s history.

And I’ve got a book signing tomorrow at the Farmington, UT Barnes & Noble.  I’ll be there from 1 to 5 with two other great authors, Brad Torgersen and Dave Butler. December book signings are awesome because you can pick up autographed books as Christmas presents so you can seem super thoughtful and literate to all your friends! 😀

Target Rich Environment 2 out today! (and I’ve got a new story in Freehold Resistance out now)

The 2nd volume of my short fiction collection–and the greatest cover in the history of all books–is out today!  Stories from MHI, Grimnoir, Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Aliens, Predator, Joe Ledger, and more!

Yes. That is my wife.  🙂

And while you are there, I also have a story in the new Freehold Resistance anthology.  When a planet that has a professional duelist association is taken over by the UN, all the duelists are put out of work. Hilarity ensues.

Mr. Trashbags & Cuddlebunny T-Shirts

Hi all- Jack Wylder here.
The stars have finally aligned and we can finally share the latest- the Mr. Trashbags & Cuddlebunny T Shirt!
Available for a limited time (this time).

We’re only going to take orders this week before we shut this design down, but only temporarily– the design WILL be back! (This week is just for folks who want them before Christmas.)
Of course, we can’t make any promises- we’re confident, but not stupid.