On another front entirely...
I'm finally able to officially announce a new project that's been in the works for the past few months: I'm going to collaborate with David Weber on three new novels in his famed Honor Harrington series.
These books will be set in the early days of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, 300-400 years before Honor herself, an era that's been mentioned in some of David's other books but only now beginning to be explored (in A Beautiful Friendship and his new series of YA books with Jane Lindskold).
Our first book (tentative title: A Travesty of Hope) is now up and running, with a projected pub date of early 2014.
As an extra bonus/teaser, I'll have a novella in David's next anthology (story title: "A Call To Arms"; anthology tentative title: Beginnings) that will introduce the main character of these books, Travis Uriah Long. That anthology should be out in late 2013.
For those of you who are Honorverse fans, these books should be a fun and interesting read. I know I'm looking forward to working with David to flesh out that part of Manticore's history.
If you have not read Zahn's Icarus Hunt or Cobra trilogy or Conqueror's trilogy, do it NAO.
The man is an amazing sci-fi writer and the sheer level of awesome of him writing the Honorverse with Weber is gonna make my brain melt from absolute joy as a reader.
Now if you'll excuse, I'm gonna go squeal like a little girl for a bit until I get the nerdgasm out of my system. XD