Oct 072014

I was wondering if you are planning any more books to be written regarding the Pern series. I was wondering if you were going to continue the series of Lorana & Fiona until the end of the red star passes. Also Xhinna and Bekka through the pass. Have you anything planned for the new seer Jirana during this pass.


I do indeed plan on writing more Pern books. I also intend to write more of the Third Pass. I can’t say exactly who will be followed directly but I’m sure we’ll get to learn more of our favourites (Lorana, Fiona, Xhinna, Bekka) along the way.



 Posted by at 06:46
Sep 232014

I just finished “City of Angels” . . . LOVED IT!!! It spoke to some very provocative issues. I wanted more . . . did they learn? . . . how did they treat her? . . . was that deliberately left out? I hated it that Jack Ryan had to die. However, it did speak to LaReyna’s sacrifice and the unresolved issue of his sister. Thank you!!! I’ll definitely continue to follow all your story lines . . . not just Pern!

Thanks, Valerie!

I am absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed City of Angels!

The questions that you ask are waiting to be answered in the sequel (which clearly will have to be written soon).

 Posted by at 06:43
Aug 252014

A number of years ago at a Writers of the Future workshop, Kevin J. Anderson mentioned jokingly that he could never get enough submissions for his Purple Unicorn anthology.

Challenge accepted.

The next day Rhubarb and Beets was in his mailbox. He liked it but admitted that he’d only been joking.

Then someone asked if I had a story for the Gene Wolfe anthology and I dusted off my story. They bought it (yay, eating is good!).

When Kevin Anderson mentioned this year that he was actually going to do a Purple Unicorn anthology to raise money for scholarships to his Writing Superstars Seminar, I offered Rhubarb and Beets.

Later, I discovered that my contract for the Wolfe anthology might be a problem so I quickly wrote the sequel, Red Roses.

Fortunately, the publisher of the original anthology was very understanding and so now, I’m pleased to announce that both stories — Rhubarb and Beets and Red Roses are in the anthology.

Not only that, they’re book-ending the collection with one at the start and the other at the end.

You can get this in paperback and electronically from all fine book sellers. Here’s a quick link for those who want to click and buy now!

 Posted by at 07:21
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