When I gave in to the writing bug back in 2015 and started writing fiction again there was one specific thing on my bucket/wish list: to become a Baen author.
I’ve been a huge fan of Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga* since I discovered it via one of those book-of-the-month clubs way back when. I’m pretty sure that’s how I discovered Baen and I would re-read that series every year, whether or not there was a new release. Back then I wouldn’t have dared think that I would get to write for Baen or get to know the publisher, Toni Weisskopf, someone for whom I have deep respect).
Over the past few years, I’ve had the good fortune to make it into several Baen anthologies, like The Founder Effect* (hard SF), World Breakers* (military SF) and Robosoldiers*. Resilience, my Robosoldiers short story, was named one of the year’s best by Tangent Online.
That’s why I’m so thrilled and excited to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Baen Books to publish a new space opera, called Threading the Needle (press release here). It is scheduled for release in October 2023, so mark your calendars.
Inspired by the John Wayne movie El Dorado*, Threading the Needle is the story of Talia Merritt, a wounded veteran turned bodyguard, who joins forces with her old sniper partner. Together, they help terraformers fight a rival who is trying to steal the secret that will bring the newly colonized planet of Gōruden closer to independence from the corporate nobility running Earth.
Space opera is my absolute favorite genre to write. I can’t wait for you to meet my heroine and join her on this adventure.
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