Here is an update post about a bunch of pertinent stuff that is happening:
Monster Hunter Grunge Paperback with the Wrong Spine: The paperbacks for Monster Hunter Grunge came out while I was away. Apparently the cover and interior are fine, but they had the spine of Monster Hunter Nemesis. Publishing screw ups happen, so this print run is being destroyed and replaced. Which means that if you want an oddball as a collector’s item, grab it now.
Chaos Reads Correia Books: Probably not, but you know you’ve made it when you show up in the Duffel Blog. http://www.duffelblog.com/2017/07/mattis-interview/ Sounds legit. Go Manticores!
Dragon Awards: Don’t forget to nominate for the Dragon Awards! http://application.dragoncon.org/dc_fan_awards_nominations.php They are open to everybody. So please, participate, go an nominate whatever you think was awesome. Except don’t nominate me for anything. I won one last year, so I’m recusing myself from now on. Share the love!
And authors, they expect you to promote your own work. It’s okay to ask your fans to vote for you. (unlike certain other awards, where it is evil to ask your fans to nominate you, unless you’re one of the cool kids, then it is perfectly fine).
Tour Update: Here is the schedule: http://www.baen.com/pressrelease-larrycorreiatour2017 This is for the release of Siege. I’m leaving in a couple of weeks. Between this and cons I’m spending most of the rest of the summer on the road.
On that note, one of my stops is Uncle Hugos. One thing that I do with them is sign a bunch of autographs for them to ship out all over the country. http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-correia-larry.php So if you want an autographed copy of any of my books, and you’re not going to see me somewhere in person, this is a great way to get it. Just place your order and specify in the directions what you want me to put in it, I’ll sign them while I’m there, and then they’ll ship them out.
I have sent off Tom Stranger 2: A Murder of Manatees to Audible.com. They will be editing it shortly. The plan is for Adam Baldwin to narrate again. I do not know the release date for that.
Monster Hunter Siege comes out in August.
The Monster Hunter Files anthology comes out in October.
The last of the Ringo collaborations, Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, is done, but I’m not sure when in 2018 it releases.
The first volume of my short fiction collection, Target Rich Environment, is done, but I don’t have the release date for that yet either. Kurt Miller is doing the cover, and in traditional Baen short fiction collection style, that means I go on the cover. (Dave Drake was a Roman senator, Eric Flint was a wizard, etc.) So I’m looking forward to seeing that art.
For the collaboration of Monster Hunter Guardian, Sarah Hoyt is working on the rough draft. I just went over the first 20k words this week. It is going to be awesome. I do not know the release date on that one yet.
I am currently working on the sequel to Son of the Black Sword, called House of Assassins. My plan is to write it, and #3, Destroyer of Worlds, back to back, interrupted only by editing on the various collaborations.
I have an epic fantasy collaboration in the works with Steve Diamond, and a sci-fi collaboration with John D. Brown. The Diamond one is up first, no idea on release dates for either.
There are plans for a 2nd Grimnoir trilogy, but those are further down the line. I’m also planning a 3rd Malcontents novel, but those aren’t as well known as my Baen books, so they have to get bumped back for the books that pay the bills.
I’m in the Straight Outta Tombstone anthology which just came out (and hit #1 in its genre), and I’m in the upcoming Predator: If It Bleeds anthology (I got to write Samurais vs. Predator!).
Yard Moose Mountain 2 Update:
We have consigned ourselves to the fact that 2017 is the Year of Permits. I was hoping to start construction this year, but this isn’t like just building a house on an existing lot that already has all that logistical stuff taken care of. For this chunk of property we’re considered “developers”. Which means we’re still working on getting approvals for stuff like a mile of road, the well, the power, a geological survey(!), and miscellaneous other stuff. The people we’ve worked with have all been great, but each one needs several weeks to process stuff, before the next person in line needs several weeks to process stuff, so on and so forth.
So the goal this year is to get all the infrastructure in, and spring 2018 actually build the house.