Oath of Empire
| Typhon Wakes | A
Rumor of War | Short Stories
I've been writing for years, though only recently have I managed
to get into a position to make some money doing it. When I was
a wee lad I thought that I wanted to be an artist and spent a
lot of time working on being a comic book artist because then
I could tell stories with my art. After four years in art school,
however, I abandoned that particular approach and decided that
my strength lay in the story part, rather than the art part.
I got a very lucky break meeting Beth Mecham, who works at
Tor Books. People
ask me (moderately constantly) how I managed to sell a four-book
contract to Tor (which is a pretty big genre publishing house)
when I had no track record. The short version is that Beth has
faith in my ability to deliver. This meant that I avoided the
years of slush-pile surfing that I would have otherwise had to
Oath of Empire
A series of epic novels set in the time of the Roman Empire.
Think de Mille in scope - a cast of thousands on a canvas the
size of the world. The first book, The
Shadow of Ararat, will be in stores July of 1999.
This is my next project after Oath is done.
A hard-SF archeological mystery set in the CoreSpace universe.
Some notes pertaining to
it are provided.
Babylon Five: A Rumor of War
Some of you have asked me what a novel proposal looks like.
Well, here is the one I prepared for A
Rumor of War. I missed selling this book to Dell Books by
a week (maybe less...) when they were producing the Babylon
Five tie-in novels.
For those of you who are interested in what kind of pap I
wrote when I started, here are two rather old short stories of
mine (Knock the Three,