For those that haven’t found it, Milk Run dropped a couple of days ago. This first book of a spin off series set in Toe-Hold space, features Natalya Regyri and Zoya Usoko in an adventure exploring the other side of the Golden Age. Hint: It’s not what you think.
If you missed the short story “Exile” when the Starbound anthology was available, it’s now the first three chapters of Milk Run. If you read that story and think “What? I read this already?” that’s why.
Podium has the first three Trader’s Tales up on Audible and Double Share is available for pre-order. They’re planning on a title a month until they catch up with me. I still owe them the last two books in the Seeker’s Tales.
I’ll be at the Denver Renaissance Hotel doing a public book signing on Sept 9th as part of the Colorado Gold Conference from 8-10pm. The event is open to the public. If you’re local and can make it, I’d love to see you.
That’s it for now, crew.
Thanks for hanging with me over the years and here’s hoping for many, many more.
Last post here was May?
Sorry about that. I try to post at the beginning of each month over at nathanlowell.com but I guess I forgot the Solar Clipper Diary.
If you’ve missed the news, Podium has started releasing the Audible versions of the Ishmael Wang stories. Quarter Share, Half Share, and Full Share are available now and – if they stay on schedule – In Ashes Born will be out in mid-December.
The first book of the new Smuggler’s Tales has gone to the editor. Milk Run should be available in ebook format from Amazon in a few weeks. I’m shooting for a September 1 release, but we all know how accurate I am with my predictions.
That means I’ll be digging into the next Seeker’s Tale. Thanks to an event with the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, I’m already 25,000 words into To Fire Called and am trying to get this one done before the end of the month. Fingers crossed.
That’s about it from here for now.
Spring has been snowy here. While it hasn’t stuck, it snowed here all weekend which was good for my writing.
Milk Run is coming together. The origin story – “Exile” – which has done very well in the Starbound anthology – will be coming home in May and I’ll put it at the beginning of Milk Run as the opening chapters. I think part of my problem all along as been it should have been there and I’ve been flailing trying to get it together. The anthology is free for a few days so if you missed it, now’s the time to grab a copy.
In April, I was honored to participate in a panel discussion on indie authors and libraries at the Public Library Association’s annual convention in Denver. It was rather an eye opener for me and I hope I was able to de-bunk some of the myths about self-published books.
I was also honored to be one of three finalists for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Independent Writer of the Year. This is the first time RMFW has offered the award – a companion award to their Writer of the Year award – for the independently published authors in the organization. The membership will vote over the summer and the winner will be announced at the Colorado Gold conference in September (I think). There will be a reception at the Tattered Cover in Denver in August for all the WOTY and IWOTY finalists.
10th – Podium will be releasing their audiobook of Quarter Share. It’s already up for pre-orer.
14th – I’ll be doing a master class on SF/F for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers in Golden.
Before the end of the month I have to get the paperback editions of South Coast and In Ashes Born out. It would be great if I could get this first Smuggler’s Tale out, too.
Should be a busy month.
Not quite April, but past time for me to leave an update.
Milk Run is in my word processor. It’s being difficult but I think I might be at that point where I have to write to get it out of my head.
Many of you are anxious for the next Ishmael book – which will be To Fire Called. I can’t write that one until I get Milk Run out. I need Milk Run so I have a better handle on what Ishmael is sailing into. It’s sort of like building a house. I can’t put on the walls on the second floor until I’ve got the foundation poured.
In other news, Podium has told me they’ve finished initial production on Quarter Share and are looking for a release in April. They’ve started production on the audiobook for In Ashes Born. I’m not sure when they might have that one out but I’m hoping it’s not too much longer.
Speaking of Ashes, I’ve got to get the paperback of that done before the end of May or there will be Consequences.
Fingers crossed 🙂
I just realized I haven’t posted here in a long time.
Sorry about that.
I’ve just finished a new story that’s going into an anthology next month. I’ll let you know when the anthology get published.
I signed with Podium to create the audiobooks for the Ishmael Wang stories starting with Quarter Share up to By Darkness Forged (the last Seeker’s novel on the board at the moment). Jeffrey Kafer – an award winning voice artist – will be doing the narration. No, I’m not doing it. No, it wasn’t an option. The point of letting Podium do it was to let me focus on writing new books instead of taking the time away from writing to do the recording and production.
There’s fun stuff in the pipe. I’ll try to do better at keeping you all informed as we go.