Yearly Archives: 2019

Moving the plot around

Book news First, some book news. The publication date for Stars Beyond has changed. It’s now January 21, 2020. The original date we were given was January 20, but that’s the Monday, and Tuesday is normal publication day. I see it’s in all the online bookstores as January 21, so I’m going with that date,…

Celebrating book milestones

January 31 was a writing deadline for us. The rewrite of Stars Beyond was due to our editor. There was the usual ‘do not press send’ moment where you open the email attachment—to check if you had sent the right document, and that it was formatted properly—only to see a really clunky, wince-making phrase on…

What do you hear or see when you read?

Progress report – there’s always one last-minute fix Sherylyn is doing a final read-through before we send our completed Stars Beyond manuscript in to our editor. There’s always one change that you have to scramble to fix before the final send. In this book, it’s this: Our heroes have defeated one of the bad guys…

Revisiting an old post

We get a lot of questions from readers about whether we’d like to write more Linesman books. We often refer them to an old post we wrote when we were starting to write Stars Uncharted which talks about some of the stories we’d like to cover in that universe. If you’re interested, and haven’t read…

Hobbiton

There’s a former convict settlement in Tasmania, a penal colony. It’s the prison they used to house convicts in back when the British first settled Australia. By all accounts, it was a brutal place to live back in those days. Nowadays it’s an historic site and one of the state’s biggest tourist attractions. Port Arthur…