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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

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 07

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 07 “No!” Marat said. “Under no circumstances. Those barges are Princess Natasha’s and so is the gear on them. Not Czar Mikhail’s.” “Captain!” Tim said. “No!” Marat said. “I’m sorry, General.” And he sounded … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 22

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 22 Ruy bowed. “Your Holiness, my wife is as blameless as she is peerless. It is I — still a weak-willed swain at heart — who cannot restrain myself.” “Now that is plain truth, … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 06

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 06 PART I Russia East Chapter 1: Taking to the Sky Russia House Grantville July, 1636 Brandy struggled through the Russian documents. Her Russian wasn’t great and the Cyrillic letters didn’t make things easier. … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 21

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 21 Chapter 11 Ambassador Sharon Nichols entered the Palais Granvelle preceded by Marine Captain Taggart — a formality, really, since the place was practically crawling with the Wild Geese and no small number of … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 20

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 20 “Yeah, well — how was I to know that Brenguier had already snuffed him?” “By taking half a second to look and think before slashing, you idiot,” Brenquier muttered. “The man was already … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 05

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 05 “What will happen now?” Father Yulian asked. “That’s what I’ve been trying to figure out, and I’m not sure. A lot of Director-General Sheremetev’s power had to do with the fact that he … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 19

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 19 Chapter 10 “Maleït sigui!” cursed Chimo the Catalan. “I left my loaf in the privy!” He moved hastily toward the door. Gasquet’s lieutenant, Donat Faur, wasn’t sure he had heard correctly. “You took … Continue reading

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 04

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 04 Father Yulian scratched his beard, then nodded for Stefan to continue. “If I made the parts themselves it would make our plans obvious, especially if I made several sets of bearings, say. On … Continue reading

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18 Von Meggen had rejoined the rest of the prospective Swiss Guards at the base of the cathedral steps. After a few moments of conversation, those who truly shared his hopes began smiling and … Continue reading