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Some News

Some of you may have noticed this on the web yesterday.  For those of you who didn't, I have just sold a new book project to Tor Books.  It's a two book (for now) series of stand alone mysteries with a strong historical and fantastic element.  The series will be called The Chronicles of the Thief Taker, or something of the sort, and it will be set in pre-Revolutionary Boston, albeit a Boston with magic -- hence the "Harry Dresden meets Samuel Adams" pitch.  I'll be writing the books as D. B. Jackson.

The first book in the series won't be out until late spring or early summer 2011, and I have a good deal of research and writing to do in the interim, but I'm excited about this project and I hope very much that you'll enjoy the books when they come out.

In the more immediate time frame, Magical Words, the blog I maintain with fellow fantasy authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and C.E. Murphy, now has a new regular contributor.  Bestselling author A.J. Hartley will be writing for us on the first Friday of each month, and his initial offering is up today and can be found here.  Check it out and enjoy.

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kmarkhoover
Nov. 6th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
yay!
davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mark! I'm pretty excited.
stevenagy
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
I did miss that mention. Congratulations. :-)
davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Steve.
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davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Great meeting you, too, Saladin. Thanks very much for the offer. I have a Ph.D. in history, and so know the resources for info about Boston and Colonial America, but the resources you're talking about sound like they'd be a great help. So I might very well take you up on the offer. Many thanks.
estellye
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
I am really looking forward to this. What a great concept! Congratulations.
davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Estellye. Here's hoping I can pull it off...
ex_kaz_maho
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, they sound like GREAT books. Tor are putting out some wonderful stuff lately - congratulations!! :)
davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Kaz. Tor does have a good line-up.
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davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we can call it "When Harry Met Sammy" for short.....
eldritchhobbit
Nov. 6th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That sounds fabulous. I can't wait to read the new series.
davidbcoe
Nov. 6th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Amy. I have a long way to go yet before it's in print, but I am excited.
madkestrel
Nov. 6th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
*flinging wildly about in the insanely-happy dance*

That is STUPENDOUS news!!!! I'm so excited!!!
davidbcoe
Nov. 7th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Misty. We're very happy here.
beatrizwench
Nov. 7th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Brilliant!!!!!!
davidbcoe
Nov. 7th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's pretty cool.
crazywritergirl
Nov. 7th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Well, damn! That is very good news. Congratulations. I love historical mysteries with a supernatural bent. However I don't envy you all the research needed for stories set in Pre-Rev War Boston.
davidbcoe
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jana. Yeah, the research will be a bit of a bear, but I've got some good sources and will spend a bit of time up there, as well.
kaaronwarren
Nov. 7th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Brilliant news! I hope we'll have a launch in Australia!
davidbcoe
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
A launch Down Under would be great fun! I'll start working on that. Thanks, Kaaron.
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wyjoe
Nov. 7th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
I look forward to it.
davidbcoe
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
waynemccalla
Nov. 7th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Great news David. Congratulations!!! Can not wait until it come out
davidbcoe
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Wayne. We have a bit of a wait, but I'm excited, too.
jtglover
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Congrats, David! Sounds exciting, and I look forward to reading it (well, them).
davidbcoe
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, JT.
markwise
Nov. 8th, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
Awsome David! I knew you would find a home for your new series quickly. *smile* With TOR no less. I know you liked working with them in the past and so you must be pleased with that. Not to mention the fact that TOR was willing to start a new series with you says a lot of their confidence in your abilities.

me <---- will be watching the shelves in 2011.
davidbcoe
Nov. 8th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my friend. I'm glad to have found such a good home for it, and yes, I'm pleased to be with Tor again. I appreciate your support and your enthusiasm for the series.
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