Author: Todd

Letter from Michelle

Letter from Michelle

Hello Todd,

I am waiting for another Pern novel. I like those books. I had an idea about a sequel what if you could write about the effects of changing the course of the thread falling on some other world and then that planet gets affected by it and the survivors are seeking the cause of that and find Pern?
I would love to hear whether you are writing another Pern novel. I love you Namasté

Michelle


Hi Michelle!

You’re in luck! My sister’s first Pern book is due out this October, Dragon’s Code.

Cheers,

Todd

Letter from Steve

Letter from Steve

Your mother and your books have helped sustain me through what doctors say is the most painful condition known; chronic pancreatitis- and I don’t even drink! I did have chemical exposure at an ag. chemical plant.
Anyway, distraction is an important part of pain control, especially since rules have changed and one can no longer get adequate levels of pain killers.
Pern has been a vital part of my therapy. Getting lost in one of the weyrs, wishing F’lar would lose his temper sooner with Kylara soon enough to avoid the disaster, even exploring with Felesan and Jaxom.
Your books add a depth and open a part of Pern only hinted at in all the original books; tragedy is not so clean, neat.
I have worn out probably 4-5 copies ( paperback; hardback are too hard to hold while laying down) of each book, so now I am buying the series a few books at a time for the Kindle my daughter gave me. It is so easy to slide into the sky, to explore space, to look into the minds of those adept enough to partner dragons.

I just wanted to thank you. Money is never reward enough for what you have to go through to prepare each book. I am looking forward to finding out what the ‘dark planet’ on the other side of the sun from Pern is, and maybe finding out what happens if a rider turns rogue and a dragon is corrupted to become violent. I know that it might sully the perfect world your mother created, but it is a side of life we all face every day, even in America.
God bless your family for the aid you have- and continue to – give me through this trying 8+ year struggle. I know there is a purpose to all things, and looking forward to going ‘between’ to find out what.
Steve


Dear Steve,

I’m glad we have helped.

There’s a new Pern book coming out, from my sister, this October, so you’ll have more books to read!

Cheers,

Todd

Question from Patricia

Question from Patricia

I love your books that both you and your mother have written over the years. I have a suggestion… Have you ever considered creating an online game that follows the storylines of the Dragon Riders and the world of Pern?


There have been several game adaptations made in the past 30 years, most notably, Mayfair Games’ Dragonriders of Pern board game.

The idea of adapting anything into a game usually comes from the gaming company, not the author.

We haven’t had anyone approach us recently.

Cheers,

Todd

eBook question from Sara

eBook question from Sara

How come we cannot buy The Rowan in Kindle version in the US? Every other book in that series is on kindle, just not the first one. Unfortunately I cannot go buy the series in the UK branch of Amazon.


That’s a good question! I’ll forward it on to the Trust and see if something can’t be done. It certainly seems like an oversight on someone’s part!

Cheers,

Todd