Lost Planet Homicide 2: Ghosts of Zenith, out now

Ghosts of Zenith is available on Audible today, and best of all, it is FREE to all Audible Plus members. AND episode 1, Lost Planet Homicide is also free, so if you don’t have either you can grab them both.

I love this series. It is my Gritty Cop Show in space. It is about one of the only honest cops on a lost colony, cut off from the rest of humanity, on a super deadly planet, where not everything is what it seems.

https://www.audible.com/series/Lost-Planet-Homicide-Audiobooks/B0BLFCYN8D?ref=a_pd_Ghosts_c1_series_2&pf_rd_p=f86336fd-97a1-4fd8-a401-0daa79693a87&pf_rd_r=AXP7TEEETAYPRTKXMB8J&pageLoadId=D5iem6Iu7Ce8RAI0&creativeId=63c141e5-3e55-4da0-897f-be8544603a1f

Check it out, I hope you like it.

FAQs!

People keep asking me when this will be in print. It is an Audible exclusive for now. My current plan with the LPH series is to do a few of these novella sized stories, and then combine them into a cohesive novel that would be in print.

For some reason people get worried that I’m not getting paid because Audible is giving it away for free. Thank you for the concern, but I’m fine. I get paid for these rather well and it is part of my contract that it would be given away to you guys for free.

Is LPH in the same universe as Gun Runner? Yes. But they take place at different times and a different part of the galaxy. In GR they talk about the dangers of gate travel and how some ships get launched off course somewhere into space to never be seen again. This story is about the descendants of one of those groups.

And since I’m talking about free books, you can still enter to win the giveaway on GoodReads where Regnery is giving away 100 copies of In Defense of the Second Amendment (which comes out in less than 2 weeks).

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/356566-in-defense-of-the-second-amendment

WriterDojo S4 Ep1: the State of the Dojo Address (2023)

We’re back, baby!
This week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia take a look back at 2022 and a look forward at 2023.

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This week’s episode is brought to you by In Defense of the Second Amendment by Larry Correia

What Part of the Second Amendment Don’t You Understand?

That’s the question posed by award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, and professional firearms instructor, Larry Correia. 
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Urgent, informed, with vitally important information for whoever who owns a gun—or is thinking about owning a gun—or who cares about the preservation of our constitutional rights, In Defense of the Second Amendment is a landmark book of enduring importance. 

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January 2023 Update

2022 was a weird year. My family had some health challenges (we’re doing fine now) and the world continued to get stupider. Here’s hoping that 2023 will be slightly less stupid. Fingers crossed. 🙂

On a personal and professional level, it went pretty damned good. I spent a big chunk of December off recovering from surgery (got my deviated septum fixed from all the times I broke my nose when I was younger, and it turns out being able to breathe through your nostrils is awesome. Who knew?)

I’m eager to get back to work because I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate.

Book Stuff

The next release is later this month, with my first non-fiction book In Defense of the Second Amendment. I’ll be posting about this quite a bit over the next couple weeks, but I’d love as much help as possible in spreading the word on this one. Please tell your friends. I’m hoping it helps people out and moves the needle on the debate.

Sometime in January or February (I think? Once it goes into audio production I don’t really know the exact date until it is listed) will be another Audible Exclusive novella. Lost Planet Homicide 2: Ghosts of Zenith. I love this series. My plan is to do a few novellas and then combine them together into a full novel.

In April Tower of Silence comes out. This is the 4th of the 5 Saga of the Forgotten Warrior novels. I love this one. I love writing Ashok. He’s one of my all time favorite characters.

In October will be Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever cowritten with Jason Cordova. The memoirs are all MHI universe stories that take place in other times and places other than the main the MHI storyline cowritten with other authors. This one is going to be 1970s California. I’m working on my part for this one now.

There is another MH Memoirs in the works that I’ll be doing with Les Johnson, but that’s a bit further out so I can’t say too much about it yet.

Last year No Game For Knights came out, as the 2nd noir sci-fi and fantasy anthology that I edited with Kacey Ezell. We are currently working on editing the stories for the 3rd one Down These Mean Streets. I don’t know the date for that yet.

Servants of War came out last year by me and Steve Diamond, and we will be doing a sequel. This one is currently in the planning phases, but then Steve will be going to work on the rough draft.

In 2023 I’m also starting the process for the next Monster Hunter Files anthology of short stories. These has been on the back burner for a while just because of how many other projects I’ve had on my plate, but the last one was crazy popular. (still one of the bestselling anthologies I’ve ever heard of). There will be more details coming on that soon.

My next solo project in 2023 I’m not quite sure yet and need to talk to Toni about scheduling. It will either be the next regular MHI after Bloodlines, the 5th and final Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, or the 1st of the new Grimnoir trilogy. I’m thinking MHI though, so this will be a very MH heavy year.

On that note, we just had Royalty Check Day which is my favorite holiday of the year, and I need to do another breakdown of my various series again, because you guys seem to find that stuff educational!

Side Hustles

I’m super happy to say that the leatherbound limited edition Grimnoir books are moving along again after Covid screwed everybody, and the paper supply fell apart, and printers went out of business, that project is finally getting finished. The Spellbounds just shipped! Up next Warbound and that’ll be done.

The MHI tabletop game is still being worked on by Everything Epic, and they should be sending out KS updates to all the backers. It is looking amazing.

The Swag store was open before Christmas and Jack and Jill Wylder shipped a ton of stuff. I’ll post an update before the next time the SWAG shop opens again. (reminder, WriterDojo supporters get a one day head start on the shop for the limited number items).

WriterDojo’s listenership has been growing steadily. We started that project to help writers out and to have fun, and I’m really happy at the reception we’ve gotten. It is actually helping! 😀

WriterDojo S3 Ep24: Wrapping it Up

Sooner or later, everything must end. This week hosts/Authors Steve Diamond  and Larry Correia discuss wrapping it up- how best to go about wrapping up a story, a book, a series. (Fittingly, this is the last episode of  Season 3)

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This week’s episode is brought to you by Stephanie Osborn’s Alpha & Omega (Division One, book one)

Dr. Megan McAllister was already a pretty unusual human — NASA astronaut, professional astronomer, polymath — when she encountered the man in the black suit that night in west Texas. What Division One Agent Echo didn’t know, when he recruited her to the Agency, was that she was even more special.

But he’d find out, soon enough.