Red over Red

Red over Red

Saturday, June 22, 2013

One of my Top Five Favorite Activities...

...signing a contract for a new book. I (and by "I" I mean, "my agent") just completed a deal with St. Martin's Press for the first of a new maritime historical fiction series. Alert readers will recall that Isaac Biddlecomb, hero of my first series, lo those many years ago, had a son named Jack. Well, Jack is all grown up (or at least he is in the book proposal) and captain of a merchant vessel as the Quasi War with France begins to heat up. This book will follow Jack's adventures as he, like his father, gets drawn into the naval service.

Signing a contract - one of my favorite activities. Cashing big advance checks is another.
Other favorite activities will just have to be imagined, but you probably don't want to go there.

For those of you with your fingers hovering over the "Buy Now" button on your favorite book web site, be patient. Book will likely have a release date of some time in 2015.

Meanwhile, Fin Gall, my novel of Viking Age Ireland continues to chug along nicely, wracking up all sorts of kind comments on


  1. Congratulations! St. Martin's puts out some good books. :)

    1. The editor, Peter Joseph, is the same guy I worked with on my nonfiction With Fire and Sword. Great guy, great editor and one of the few at a New York publishing company that appreciates historical fiction for a male audience in general, and maritime historical fiction in particular. I am certainly looking forward to working with him again.

  2. Awesome! It'll be great to read these new adventures.