I hope this holiday season finds you all well. I'm counting down the days until January, not least because I hope to find out the exact launch date for Odds... Read more
Last update, I expressed my hope that we would be launching this month. Silly me. I should have remembered about the whole Thanksgiving thing, and then we go into the... Read more
Schedule Slip :-(
Liberty Island is currently releasing a whole series of novels in rapid succession. (For those interested, this is to mimic the "binge watching" effect so that people who like one... Read more
It's been a while since I've posted an update—mostly because it's been a lot of waiting, and not much doing. But as we get closer to October, our publisher tells... Read more
Good news for military fiction… (Plus, something new!)
When The Odds Are Against Us was first launched, a big part of why I did it was because the state of publishing for military-fiction authors was abysmal. Outside of... Read more
Still alive… still alive…
So this whole "working with a publisher" thing is great, except for the part that long stretches of time pass without much news. We are still on the publishing schedule,... Read more
At Last, All is Revealed: We Are Under Contract!
First of all, I owe all of you a huge apology for the delay in publishing this anthology, and again for the lack of communication and cryptic messages regarding that... Read more
A New Year Ahead
You haven't heard much from me lately. I'm hoping that in a few weeks, the reason for that will be resolved, and we will be able to celebrate together. But... Read more
A Cryptic Message
News updates have been sparse for two reasons lately. The first and happiest reason is the birth of my son last month—which has naturally thrown everything into upheaval. But normalcy... Read more
Odds and Ends
Thank you to all you backers who received a Backer Survey and returned it—we now have several new characters to name, thanks to your input. A few people have not... Read more
No Moar Editing? Woo-hoo!
This one will be short and sweet. Edits have been done for all of the short stories—though some of the authors may well submit some nitpicks as we get closer... Read more
Progress Update: MOAR Editing!
It's been about a month since the last update, so here is the latest. First of all: all of the authors have been fully paid, finally! (Amazing how complicated it... Read more
Progress Update: Editing, Editing, Editing…
The Odds Are Against Us is shaping up to be a fantastic collection. Edits have been delivered to our authors for half of the short stories, and two of those... Read more
At Last, the Final Stories are Chosen
I must first apologize for the lateness of this update. As I wrote previously, selecting the anthology's short stories has proven to be a tricky process. I had to consider... Read more
The End of the Beginning
A few minutes ago, our funding period on Kickstarter came to an end. I am so very humbled by your support, and the efforts of so many people to spread... Read more
How to Make Sausage (New Author Announced!)
Selecting short stories for an anthology is rather trickier than if it were for a simple contest. Not only do the individual stories have to have merit, but they also... Read more
We did it!
A few days ago, your generosity propelled us across the finish line. The Odds Are Against Us is now funded, and our authors' compensation just went up to $100 per... Read more
New Backer Reward!
We're closing in on our funding goal—less than $75 to go! As a thank-you, we've added another reward tier. Now, backers who pledge $25 or more will also... Read more
Someone gave us rocket skates when I wasn't looking…
Earlier today, a generous backer made a pledge at the highest level we had rewards for. That means that he has the right and privilege of choosing the theme for... Read more
Wow! "The Odds Are Against Us" just got a big vote of confidence…
First of all, a big thank-you to all of you who have pledged already. The success of this anthology, and the opportunity it gives to authors and readers alike, depend... Read more