Some News

November 6, 2009

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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8 Responses to “Some News”

  1. Alan said

    Congratulations, mate, that’s great news! Out of interest, why are you using a psuedonym and why D B Jackson?

  2. davidbcoe said

    This series is a departure for me — not at all like the epic, alternate world fantasies I’ve written in the past. So in many ways the ‘nym is a branding thing, and it’s a way of getting a few more orders in the bookstores — fresh new name and all that.

    D.B. for my first and middle initials. Jackson, because my father’s name was Jacques.

  3. Alan said

    Cool. I hope it’s wildly successful!

  4. Dino said

    Excellent news!

    Looking forward to reading them.

  5. That’s great news, David. The series sounds very cool.

  6. Graham said

    Gratz <– That's how we say it in WoW… 😉

  7. davidbcoe said

    Thanks, Dino, Robin, and Graham. It’ll be some time still, but I’m excited about it and I’m looking forward to seeing it in print.

  8. -bry said

    Awesome news! Can’t wait to read it.

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