What I’m working on and what is coming up next

Okay, by popular demand (as in a bunch of people have emailed and bugged me about it or posted in the comments here asking) here is an update about what I am working on.

Currently I’m writing Warbound, the third Grimnoir novel.  It is coming along, slowly but steadily. This year has been my slowest writing year since I’ve been doing this as far as total word count. I can blame part of that on having a new kid in the house, but a bigger part was that I made a strategic blunder when I wrote the first act, and had to go back and change a bunch of stuff.

Hard Magic, Spellbound, and Warbound will be a trilogy, and Warbound wraps up this arc. Though I am planning a couple more Grimnoir novels in the future, they will be about different people/times.  Warbound has been scheduled to be released in August.  No idea on the others yet, though I have pitched and sold two of them. One is set in 1908 and is called Knights of New York, and another is about the dawn of magic and is in the 1850s in a colonial setting.

Then we’ve got Swords of Exodus, which is the sequel to Dead Six. Mike Kupari is finishing up his half and has edited our two parts together. I’ll be taking an editing shot at it too here pretty quick. We want to have this one turned in to Toni by the end of the year. I don’t know what the expected release date is for it.

There is one more Valentine/Lorenzo novel planned which we’ve sold to Baen, and it is tentatively titled Project Blue.

I’ve got a novella that will be coming out probably the first part of 2013, but I can’t say too much about it yet. I wrote it for a company, using their IP/world. They are expanding their universe into novels. I don’t think they’ve made an annoucement yet, so until then, I can’t really say much about it, though it did come out pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  This was something I did for kicks, and it was a fast, fun project. It was nice to be able to go and play in somebody else’s world for a while, and I will be doing another one of these again next year.

I’ve also got a ton of writing to do for the MHI RPG, which thanks again to you guys being so awesome, we funded the heck out of.

Then I’m squeezing in a final Crimson Pact anthology short story. This will be the last Tombs/Santos written with Steve Diamond.

My plan after finishing Warbound and doing the final edit of SoE is to start the next MH novel. That would be Monster Hunter Nemesis, but you could also call it Agent Franks vs. The World, or maybe World War Franks. :)

There are several other MH novels planned after that, but you’ll just have to wait for more info.

However, also somewhere in there is the long awaited collaboration with John Ringo. That has been more a matter of scheduling than anything. This project is John’s world so he will be the one kicking it off, and then I’ll be writing the rough based on that.

In addition there are a couple other stand alones and one other trilogy which I’ve pitched and sold. I’ve got an epic fantasy series and then the stand alone reality TV show book.

Spellbound is now in paperback!

My wife just called to tell me that I got a package of paperback Spellbounds. Already? Has it already been out a year? Wow.  So I checked.


Sweet. :)  If you guys haven’t read Spellbound yet, you should, because it is awesome. And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased. I’m working on Warbound, the 3rd Grimnoir novel, now.



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