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December 2017

Historical Research Roundup

Posts on  Research for Writers of Historical Fiction

RWHF#1 / RWHF#2 / RWHF#3 / RWHF#4 / RWHF#5 / RWHF#6 / RWHF #7 / RWHF #8 / RWHF #9 / RWHF #10 / HISTORICAL RESEARCH ADDENDUM: USING WIKIPEDIA AS A PORTAL

 

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Guest Posts on  Research Rabbit Holes

RHONDA EUDALY: IT’S ALL RELATIVE

LAURA ANNE GILMAN: THE EVENTUAL EMERGENCE OF EXTINCT ANIMALS EPIC FANTASY

JULIET MCKENNA: WHEN YOUR RESEARCH GOES TO THE DOGS

MIKE REEVES-MCMILLAN: HOW RESEARCH HELPED CREATE MY STORY

LYDA MOREHOUSE: SAMURAI SH*T

ALLISON MULDER: ZOOMBIE TO ZOMBEE, AN ACCIDENTAL FLIGHT PATH

WENDY NIKEL: TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

KAT OTIS: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WHITEHALL, OR, WHY THE FIELDS OF ALT-HISTORY ARE FULL OF RABBIT HOLES

KATHRYN SULLIVAN: RESEARCH FOR WRITING YA AND MIDDLE GRADE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
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Other Research Posts

STEWART C. BAKER: GOOGLE-FU: INTERNET RESEARCH, LIBRARIAN-STYLE

BETH CATO: RESEARCHING THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906

Running like my hair is on fire…

I haven’t been posting as often as I’d like here, but life circumstances have been busy recently. However, I wanted to touch bases with readers on where various projects are, so here we go!

 

The Truth Undiscovered is my current Patreon serial, a prequel to The Golden City where the four members of what I secretly called ‘my Torchwood’ meet and work out their first case. This December I will put out Book Two for my Patrons, hopefully before Christmas.  So I’m scrambling to get that last chapter written and format the things for ebooks.

Then in the new year I will work on the last part of the story, which in my tentative plan would take me into May. At that point I’ll hand the book over to my patrons and work on getting the novel version up for sale in the summer. I have been toying with cover ideas, and have been looking at this one, which is meant to depict how Gaspar sees a specific bit of magic.

Interestingly enough, this illustration, in turn, inspired the final chapter of the book. So perhaps one day all the stuff in the sky will make sense.

(Non-final cover possibilites below.)


 

 

My other serial, The King’s Daughter, is currently paused as I try to get the edit pass on Book One done. Once I finish that, I’ll start posting bits from Book Two.

My current plan is to wrap up the first three books of this  and publish them summer of 2018. I’m hoping to have all three edited and ready to go by then.

(Also non-final covers)

 

And I’m feverishly working on the Dreaming Death sequels when I’m not editing. I’m hoping to publish at least one of them next year, with the best case scenario of getting all three done IF life doesn’t interfere too much.

My cover artist, Kate @ Kate Marshall Designs has been working on the covers for those, and we’re almost done, although I won’t be revealing the whole cover for a while, I’ll show a snippet of an earlier version….

 

So just an update, so you know where I am with things…