On Friday, I mailed out 38 signed trade paperback books and 14 “Friend of Filidor” medals to my Patreon patrons who pledged $10 and $15 or more monthly over the past year. The books are a mixed bag. I found some Majestrums and one Paizo edition of Template in storage, and ordered 20 copies of Downshift from Amazon and threw in some author’s copies of Forays of a Fat Man, last year’s omnibus of four Luff Imbry novellas.
I’m grateful to all my patrons for their continuing support. The contributions have allowed me to get a great deal of writing done over the past year: Baldemar novelettes for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction; a 55,000-word sequel to Jack Vance’s The Demon Princes; most of A God in Chains (Edge SF and Fantasy Publishing); and 22,000 words started on The Do-Gooder, a sequel to my suspense novel, One More Kill.
I’m relocating to France now for a housesit, followed by a short one in Bucharest. By the end of May, I expect to be back in British Columbia. In France, I plan to finish the Vance sequel, tentatively titled Barbarians of the Beyond. I’ve asked F&SF editor if he’d be interested in a new series set in the Dying Earth, built around the character of Cascor the discriminator, and if the answer is positive, I’ll start the first of those.
In the summer, I’ll do more work on The Do-Gooder, and I may start researching another historical novel, perhaps with some fantasy elements.
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