2017 was a busy year. Monster Hunter Siege was the biggest release I’ve ever had, and the most successful tour of my career.
The Monster Hunter Files did extremely good. Anthologies don’t sell as well as novels, but this one did fantastic.
I had short stories published in Aliens: Bug Hunt, Predator: If it Bleeds, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Straight Out Of Tombstone, and I think I’m forgetting another one. EDIT TO ADD, I forgot, I had a story in the Freehold anthology, Forged in Blood.
This is what I’ve got coming out so far in 2018.
On January 23rd, the second episode of The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent comes out on Audible. It is called A Murder of Manatees and is narrated once again by Adam Baldwin.
The mass market paperback for Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, comes out on January 30th. This is the 2nd book of the memoirs trilogy, by me and John Ringo.
July 3rd is the release date of Saints, the final book of the Monster Hunter Memoirs trilogy.
The mass market paperback for Monster Hunter Siege comes out April 24th.
In September is the release of volume one of my short fiction collection, Target Rich Environment. This one is awesome. It includes some new stuff, as well as some of my favorite short stories I’ve written, which most of my fans have never seen.
Then there is the stuff that I’m working on, that I don’t have release dates for.
I’m almost done with House of Assassins, the sequel to Son of the Black Sword (2nd in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior). It is bad ass. I should have the rough out to Reader Force Alpha this month.
Sarah Hoyt has written the rough draft of Monster Hunter Guardian (the Julie Shackleford novel) which I will be working on as soon as I’m done with House of Assassins. It is awesome and I’m really excited to work on this.
Once I’m done with Guardian, I’ll be going back to the 3rd book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, which is called Destroyer of Worlds.
Gallant Knight Games is working on the MHI Savage Worlds RPG to fulfill our very successful Kickstarter. (It turns out we were in the top 20 of crowd funded RPGs).
At the same time, I’ve got multiple collaborations going on.
Steve Diamond is working on the rough draft of our Trench Warfare Fantasy. Think WW1 eastern front, in a world with dark fairy tale magic, and instead of tanks it’s dudes in armor suits made out of dead golems.
John Brown is working on the rough draft of our Sci-Fi, space pirates novel. This is the one where all the plot elements were given to us by my son, and we outlined the whole book live at LTUE.
There is going to be a 2nd Monster Hunter Files anthology, but this time it is going to be made up of five novellas. I’ve reached out to the authors I’m going to use, but I need to get that hammered out with them so they can start work.
I’m also co-editing another anthology for Baen, but I don’t think I can announce that one yet.
There is new stuff coming to the SWAG store, including new patches.
Also, don’t forget you can buy ammo with the MHI logo on it! J
In personal news, the Yard Moose Mountain 2 project is on hold until it thaws. In 2017 we cut the road, did the geological survey, got all the permits done, and dug a well. It was a year of infrastructure and paperwork. Once the snow melts we will break ground for the new house.
2017 was an awesome year. I’m looking forward to getting a lot done in 2018.