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THE DEMONS OF PARIS

I just finished the manuscript for a novel titled THE DEMONS OF PARIS. This is the first book in a series I’m starting with Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. They have now been co-authors of mine on four novels — … Continue reading

Literary Awards Are Not Competitions

The Dragon Award was launched this year at the 2016 DragonCon convention in Atlanta that took place over Labor Day weekend. It will be held every year hereafter. The award was given out in these categories: Continue reading

DRAGON AWARD NOMINATION

I would like to ask for a personal favor. The Dragon awards are now open for nominations and I would appreciate it if as many of you as are so inclined would nominate THE SPAN OF EMPIRE, by Eric Flint … Continue reading

BUT FOR WALES?

I’m under some fairly serious deadline pressure right now and will be for a couple of months. So I won’t be writing the sort of long essays I did last year on the subject of literary awards in general and … Continue reading

HOW SHOULD AN AUTHOR LOOK ON USED BOOK SALES?

I ran across this blog by the author Kristen Lamb: PAY THE WRITER …while reading this article by Rachel Kramer Bussel in Salon magazine: Don’t feel guilty It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or who … Continue reading

Eric Flint Newsletter – 6 JANUARY 2016

First, I need to explain some recent changes in my schedule of appearances. I was planning to attend comic cons in Miami and Pensacola in January and February, but that’s fallen through. The people organizing my schedule for those events … Continue reading


Recent Snippets

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 10

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 10 * * * Returning from his evening constitutional, Javier de Requesens y Ercilla tossed his hat on the waiting hook, was delighted to see it alight as he meant (which happened about two … Continue reading

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 28

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 28 Chapter 28. “A . . . tyrpiglynt?” Holly repeated. The word sounded somehow creepy in and of itself. “What is that, exactly?” “A Reflecter of Desire,” Silvertail said wearily. “Also called a Mirrortaint. A … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 37

The Spark – Snippet 37 CHAPTER 15: Pairs and Singletons I’d as soon have been someplace else, but in truth it wasn’t hurting me to sit with my back to a tree trunk and my stomach full of good food … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 09

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 09 Chapter 6 The heavy, muffled tread on the stairs suddenly became sharper, louder as a blond head with a pageboy haircut crested the floorboards where the attic communicated with the rest of the … Continue reading

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 27

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 27 Chapter 27. Silvertail wriggled harder, and managed to get his furry shoulders through the small hole near the foundation of the school. That accomplished, he could easily drag the rest of himself through. It … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 36

The Spark – Snippet 36 People were feeding into the hall, their feet shuffling. Even though they were trying to be quiet, they made a lot of noise. It was good that Frances had thought to move the bench up. … Continue reading

The Spark – Snippet 35

The Spark – Snippet 35 CHAPTER 14: A Different View of Marielles Baga brought the boat to rest in the landing place of Marielles, within arm’s length of where he’d landed when I came here before. I knew before he … Continue reading

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 26

Princess Holy Aura – Chapter 26 Chapter 26. “Okay, I like that,” Nikki said with a grin. Tierra looked confused. “Is there a joke in Dex’s character’s name? I don’t get it.” “Seriously?” Holly said. “Geraldine ‘Geri’ Rigger? Never heard … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 08

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 08 Chapter 5 As the sand in his hourglass passed the two-o’clock mark, Javier de Requesens y Ercilla put down his midday meal — a small, fantastically expensive roll — and glanced up at … Continue reading