Back in Silver (8/2/2021)

The last four five years have been… odd. I’ve been writing other names. The Magenta trilogy was  written and sold and largely vanished without a trace, although it was very, very nearly a TV series, which would have been quite something.

I’ve since changed publishers, a parting of ways that was very mutual. I’ve written a crime novel for Arrow and I’m very happy with it. I’m now writing fantasy for Angry Robot. I like to think, as in the start of any new relationship, we’ve both put in the effort to make it work. COVID certainly isn’t helping. It IS nice, however, to have the same editor at publication as commissioned the books in the first place. With one exception, this is the first time in twelve books that’s happened.

I have a new agent too, this time because Robert had to quit for personal reasons.  We didn’t always see eye to eye but I can’t fault the effort he put in to getting I Know What I Saw  made into a novel that works.

Brexit is still a stupid act of national self-harm but I won’t bang on about it here. The facts and figures speak for themselves. If you don’t want to see them, you’ve already made that choice. There won’t be much politics here. We’ll back to reviews and giveaways and a little self-promotion and the odd extra scene that didn’t make it into the final MS and that sort of thing. It won’t be as regular as it once was, but it’s the books that matter, right?

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3 Responses to “Back in Silver (8/2/2021)”

  1. E says:

    The Return Of The King! As a long-time fan I’m glad to see you’re still alive and kicking (and prolific! Why the many pen-names though? How are your humble fans supposed to keep up?). Is “Moonsteel Crown” set in the Memory of Flames world…well, universe ;) ?
    I’m not sure if anyone has ever told you that but thank you for writing the Dragon Queen trilogy, not just because of the complex morality where few, if any, of the guys are good or the fantastical world but also for writing the first character I’d ever read about who is ace like me, Baros Tsen T’varr (very relatable in general. Who wouldn’t prefer to just chill with their girlfriend in the bath and avoid *gestures at everything*?).

  2. Michael P says:

    It’s so great to see some updates from you! And a new book set in Aria! I’m definitely going to look into getting Moonsteel Crown as soon as I can. I’m very excited to read more about the world and its artifacts!

  3. Stephen says:

    Hi E,

    Yes, the Moonsteel Crown is set in the same multiverse :-)
    You know what (and this sort of surprised me) – Apart from Zafir, Baros Tsen gets more fan-love than any other character from that series :-)

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