Week 32 of 2021
The lineup for the two Talons & Talismans anthologies is here! You can find the full list for both of them here: https://chriskennedypublishing.com/2021/08/16/talons-talismans-lineups/.
As you can see, it’s a great pair of lineups and I’m honored to be a part of it. I’ve spent the past week editing and all the stories of the first anthology will be sent out tonight. I’ve also made progress in the second anthology. By next update, I hope to have all the stories edited and back to their authors, if not in the final document.
The covers for these are in progress and I’m excited to say they’ll be by Jake Caleb, who did the fantastic covers for When Valor Must Hold and Songs of Valor, among many others.
I’m really looking forward to the next project, too. This will be The Door into Winter, and it will continue the stories of Irina, Ausartxango, and Geirr. I should also mention big changes are coming to Shijuren which I’ll talk about next week.
With that, I have to finish another short story of my own, which will come out in the fall.
Lots of projects here, which is just the way I like it.
What I’m Listening To
No Rain by Blind Melon on the overhead at Brewbaker’s. That’s a surprisingly good album, with No Rain being an example of a good song that earned radio airplay but not close to being the best one on the album. Tones of Home is that for me, but I’ve talked with others who picked something.
Also, I’m listening to Todd Fahnestock blather along. He’s in town for Planet Comicon and we’re writing together.
Two writers at one table. This bodes ill…
What makes heroic strife, fam’d afar?
What makes heroic strife?
To whet th’ assassin’s knife,
Or hunt a parent’s life
Wi’ bluidie war.
― Robert Burns
Current open anthology calls:
Hey, have you guys heard we’re going to publish a couple of anthologies in the fall?
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter (0)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- MON (3053)
- FactoryCon, 22-24 October, Coinjock, NC
Details in the CKP – Factory Floor on Facebook.
- 20BooksTo50K, 8-12 November, Las Vegas, NV
And there’s a heck of a giveaway going on including a couple of CKP titles. Go here: https://scifibridge.com/ and get yourself in the drawing for a slew of stuff.
Today’s Weight: 334.6
Updated Word Count: 183,244
Shijuren Wiki: 753 entries
Have a great week, everyone.
Author of the Shijuren-series of novels