Rob’s Update: Happy St. Paddy’s

Week 12 of 2022

Greetings all

Editor’s Note: Hey, look, I finally changed the year to 2022! Go me! And thanks to all of you who pointed that out last week. I do appreciate it. Clearly I need all the help I can get.

I hope everyone is having fun wearing the green (or the orange as the case may be). May the road rise up to meet you and also all the other fun Irish blessings upon you on this day.

The Irish are also really good at curses. Check out the lyrics of Nell Flaherty’s Drake, which is a Irish traditional song here: The fun part of that song is that it’s supposed to refer to Robert Emmet, and the curses in that song could be sung in different order to form a code. Of course, like I say, they’re just brilliant fun.

“That the eel and the trout they may dine on the snout
Of the monster that murdered Nell Flaherty’s drake!”

Fun that is, unless the eel and trout are biting on your snout.

A good week of work here. Making real progress with The Door Into Winter. I’m at that stage where every writing session is productive because I’m on the downhill part. I did a bunch of bediting the past couple of days, too, and it’s amazing how much that finds.

Also did two more interviews of authors in Keen Edge of Valor:
D.J. Butler:
Mark Wandrey:

Deadly Fortune went off to our Advance Reader Team this week. If you’re on the team and didn’t receive it, let me know. If you want to be on future advance teams, send me an email.

I also made big progress with A Sundered Throne. This is a new series by Philippa Werner, who’s an amazing writer. You’re going to love this.

What I’m Listening To

Car tire informercials. It’s efficient to work while waiting for an oil change, but it sure lacks of certain amenities.

Quote of the Week

The interwebz tell me that St. Patrick said this, so it must be true, right? Well, even if he didn’t, this is good advice.

“Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
– St. Patrick

Dudes In Hyperspace

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The latest show includes a interview with Joe DeLeone, especially focusing on spring football.

Stay tuned this weekend for another episode.

Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy

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Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg is coming on the 5th of April

Currently available:

Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entries

New Mythology Works in Progress

We have no current open anthology calls but will have a new one announced at FantaSci.

I’m currently working on A Sundered Throne by Philippa Werner, with a number of other projects about to get going.

Rob’s Works in Progress
  • The Door Into Winter (96,541)
  • Rick Blaine (8,845)
  • CB (8,418)
  • FMU (721)
Upcoming Events
New Releases

This week we have Season of the Wolf, Book 6! of the Lunar Free State series by John Siers. You can get it here:

Tracked Items

Today’s Weight: 322.6

Updated Word Count: 24,717

Let me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.

Have a great week, everyone.

Rob Howell

Founder in the Eldros Legacy series

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