Rob’s Update: On to Kris Kinder

Week 50 of 2022

Greetings all

December always brings so much fun stuff. Family, holidays, good eating. It also brings one of my favorite events in the SCA, Kris Kinder Market. It’s a time to sell, chat, and hang out with friends. I’ll be there this weekend, and as usual, be hosting the postrevel afterward.

I’ve spent the week cleaning and recovering, as well as catching up. Midwest GameFest was amazing. I sold far more than I expected, which is nice. I also met a number of local folk, and for the first time, am looking forward to gaming here in town. I even joined the Role-Playing Guild of KC.

Well worth the time, though it was grueling. Closing time was a little flexible, any time after 8pm. Opening was 10am on Thursday, and 8am on the other days. Add on a 40-minute drive each way and those were long days.

I had a couple volunteers to help some (thanks guys!), but really, they can’t sell my books like I can.

Knowing the long hours, being unsure of traffic flow, and having electricity meant I brought my laptop and set up like I would at Pennsic. I did get some writing done, more editing, and a number of emails, but the traffic was so constant I got far less of that sort of work done than anticipated.

That’s a good thing.

But I’ve needed to rest some this week. It’s been a productive week, but it has been slower than normal. It’s been the kind of week where I do a bit here, a bit there, mostly to keep myself going. For example, I got 1300 words written yesterday, but it was 100 here, 200 there between other projects.

Speaking of other projects. Pandora’s Box has done extremely well on pre-order. Thanks to all who have already gotten it, and for those who haven’t started the Heirs of Cataclysm series by Christopher G. Nuttall, you’re in for a treat when you do.

One of the other things I’ve been focused on this week is reading submissions for Bonds of Valor. Because GameFest ran started on the 1st and because I’ve gotten a lot of good submissions, I’m still a bit behind. I’m working my way through things and hope to have everything sorted and the winners announced next Thursday at the latest.

It’s going to be a hard choice. Thanks to all who submitted for their patience.

With that, I better get back to work. These stories aren’t going to read themselves.

What I’m Listening To

Rush’s 2112. There’s something here that’s strong as life. I know that it will reach you.

Quote of the Week

There are a ton of interesting people born on the 8th, including Sammy Davis, Jr., Sam Kinison, Kim Basinger and more. I chose one who’s older than most, Horace. Here’s a quote you know, at least, you know the first part.

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

(Sieze the day, trusting as little as possible in tomorrow.)

– Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Dudes In Hyperspace

Follow the Dudes In Hyperspace here:

The latest show includes a thankful ramble through the minds of three strange dudes. Tonight, we record an important episode.

Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy

Currently available:

Get all the Eldros Legacy novels at:

New Mythology Works in Progress

2023 FantaSci Short Story Contest has ended. Judging is still in progress and the winners will be announced next week.

Current Schedule of New Mythology Press

Rob’s Works in Progress

  • Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
  • Farewell, My Ugly (58,812)
  • Rick Blaine (8,845)
  • CB (8,418)
  • The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)

Upcoming Events

  • Kris Kinder Market, 9 December, Independence, MO
  • MarsCon, 13-15 January, Virginia Beach, VA,
  • Planet Comicon, 17-19 March, Kansas City, MO,

New Releases

William S. Frisbee, Jr’s Revolution Calling is out this week. This is book 4 in his Last Marines series. Get it here:

Again, we have 2 pre-releases this week.

First is Vortex Stingray, book 2 in the Covenant series by Kevin Ikenberry and Chris Kennedy. This particular book is Pacific Rim-style mechs by Kevin on his own. Breaking news: Kevin does everything well. Get it here:

And then, of course, we have Pandora’s Box from Christopher G. Nuttall. This is book 2 in his Heirs of Cataclysm series. You can get that one here:

Tracked Items

Today’s Weight: 332.2

Updated Word Count: 425,697

Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entries

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

Creator of the Firehall Sagas Universe

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