It’s spring! I shoveled snow all morning, but it’s spring! The Tigers are going to lose 90+ games again this year, but it’s spring!
And the beginning of spring training, the dawn of a new baseball season, is the perfect time to get yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball, right?
It’s that time of year, when we freelancers look back at what we accomplished and take a minute to feel good about everything instead of being stressed over what comes next. If you’ve read any of these things, thank you. (And if you haven’t, it’s not too late!)
Things I published in 2018
Things I finished in 2018 that will appear in 2019
- The Division: Broken Dawn, a novel linking the first and second Division games and expanding the lore beyond New York and Washington DC
- “Isla Tiburon,” a short story in Asimov’s
- A kids’ picture book adaptation of Avengers: Infinity War
- A picture book adventure about Shuri and the Avengers
- More stuff I can’t announce yet
Happy New Year! And thanks again for reading!
Stumped about what to get the baseball fan in your life for the holidays? Worry no more! The Comic Book Story of Baseball is the perfect companion for hot-stove season. If you order from Print: A Bookstore, I’ll head over there toot sweet and sign your copy so you have it in time for holiday giving.
Only 78 days until pitchers and catchers!
Sox-Astros, Dodgers-Brewers. Any combination of those four teams will make for a terrific World Series. Will it be a rematch of last year’s Dodgers-Astros thriller…or a rematch of the 1916 tilt between Babe Ruth’s Sox and the Brooklyn Robins (also known as Dodgers)? Or will the Brewers finally lift their first World Series trophy in their first appearance since 1982, when they were in the American League?
In honor of the season, the American Booksellers Association has just released its baseball bestseller list, with The Comic Book Story of Baseball making the final four. Stop by your local bookstore, or order now and you’ll have it in plenty of time for the World Series. (Or plenty of time to stop wondering what you’ll get that certain someone for Christmas…)
I feel like I’ve done a lot of talking over the past couple of months, mostly about The Comic Book Story of Baseball. If you care to listen to some of those conversations, here are links:
WBUR’s “Radio Boston,” with Anthony Brooks
“Baseball by the Book,” with Justin McGuire
“Beyond the Trope,” with Giles Hash (Tomm Coker’s on this one too!)
I also talked about life as a tie-in writer with Minister Faust, on MF Galaxy. (Whose novels you should read.)
On the short fiction front, the new issue of Lightspeed Magazine contains a new story of mine, “The Atonement Path.” Also, if you missed it back at the end of May, my short story “Black Friday” is up at Tor.com.
And, as always, there’s more stuff cooking on the various creative fronts. Stay tuned…