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November update

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a beautiful fall. Time for the updates on everything!

The anthology of Stargate short stories, Far Horizons, was out last week. My story, A Blade of Atlantis, was really fun to write -- classic SGA, going back to season one. There are ten great stories in the anthology, some Atlantis and some SG-1. Check it out!

Wind Raker, the fourth book in The Order of the Air, will be out on February 15. We have a gorgeous cover by Bob Eggleton, which I posted the other day, and I am so excited about this book. The team is going to Hawaii in the summer of 1935 to test a sea plane, where Jerry also has a dig. But Jerry's dig is mysterious under the best of circumstances, the sea plane may be cursed, and their old enemy William Pelley is in Hawaii with an agenda of his own -- one that includes murder by magic. Alma's got to sort it out before someone gets killed -- especially them! I also really loved getting to write Gull and Neas in their 20th century incarnations in this book. It is so much fun!

Right now Melissa and I are finishing up the fifth Order of the Air book, Oath Bound. We've got about 20% to go, and then we'll start the editorial process. Jerry is in Alexandria on the trail of the lost tomb of Alexander the Great, but when Iskinder shows up a hunted man with a priceless treasure and a dangerous mission, it's time to call the rest of the team. A desperate flight up the Nile into the heart of war tests them all as they've never been tested before. Melissa just wrote their first dogfight, and damn. Yeah, Lewis and Mitch are that good! And then there is the tomb....

After I get finished with Oath Bound, I'll be doing the final revisions on The Marshal's Lover, the third Elza book. It should be out in the spring, though I don't have a date yet. I'll be talking a lot more about that as we get closer.

We're in the process of outline approval on the 8th Stargate Atlantis Legacy book, The Third Path. It will be by me and Melissa Scott, and should be out in the summer, hopefully to launch at Shore Leave in August. *crosses fingers* Of course all the timelines with the Stargate books depend on MGM, so it's tentative. We'll be wrapping up the plot from Unascended. I can't wait to work on it!

In terms of other projects, I'd like to get back to Lioness, the Numinous World book set in 6th century BC Persia. I've been itching to do that one since 2009, and I hope I can find a publisher for it. It's a darker era than Hand of Isis, but a happier ending.

There will probably be a second Stargate anthology, if this one does well. I will certainly contribute a story to it if it happens. The concept at this point is that it would be a collection of backstories and origin stories. I'm torn between wanting to write Sam Carter in 1990, and writing General Hammond. I've had an idea for a Hammond story for a long time, but I love Sam so much.

So that's what I'm up to! Questions? Thoughts? Things you're particularly looking forward to?

Comments

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hiveshipmist
Nov. 1st, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
I'll be on the lookout for more Stargate and Numinous Worlds. :)
jo_graham
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
There is definitely at least one more Stargate book coming. I'm excited about The Third Path!
Shawn Edwards
Nov. 1st, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
I would like to read the Hammond story! Sam is wonderful but we know so little about him that it's only fair he gets his chance to shine in the spotlight:).

I can't wait to read more Stargate stories.
jo_graham
Nov. 1st, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted by the Hammond story, but I'm not sure it's an idea that will play out long enough for the necessary words. Hummm. It's Hammond's reaction to the events of 1969, and how that plays out over the years -- right up to the moment he meets Captain Carter.
Shawn Edwards
Nov. 1st, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
That is the story I have been wondering about as well. Esp. after reading a Blade of Atlantis. I wonder what Cam would say about his time adventures. Maybe Hammond and Cam could compare stories?

No matter what, the story you eventually write will be awesome!
penina_45
Nov. 1st, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
Penina Writes
I'll have to try your more modern novels. I haven't read any of your contemporaries and futuristic stories usually lose my interest. Do you use an agent? There are several theories about where his worshipers hid Alexander so the invading Christians and Muslims would not desecrate him or his tomb. It would be the greatest find since the Hanging Gardens of Nineveh which has not been acknowledged.
jo_graham
Nov. 1st, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Penina Writes
I would suggest The General's Mistress and The Emperor's Agent next, since they're both Numinous World books, and Elza is another of Gull/Lydias/Charmian. I would say she's similar to both Lydias and Charmian, but born as a woman in the 18th century. And with memories. Which save her more than once. There's one particular point where she reinvents herself to be as much like Lydias as possible, because that's the part of herself that can deal with the situation. And the ensuing scene is absolutely a sequel to Lydias in the camp at Gaugamela. This is what Lydias would be like as a woman in another century. (I do warn you that there's quite a bit of sex, though.)

I don't use an agent currently. For the small press sales I don't need one, so why pay the fees?
penina_45
Nov. 1st, 2014 11:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Penina Writes
True about small press. An agent could be helpful if you could find one that loves your books and will go to bat for you. I had a lovely one, but she left the business and me to someone who did not see what she did in my work. I'd be afraid to try small press myself, as I'm not good at self promotion. Your novels I read are your ancients and The General's Mistress. I didn't mind the sex at all. It usually spices up a story, and you handled it well.
Lacee LeClercq
Mar. 22nd, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis Companion
Does anyone know if they ever plan on releasing the Stargate Atlantis Official Companion for the 5th season? I've been waiting for a few years now.
jo_graham
Mar. 24th, 2015 01:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Stargate Atlantis Companion
I'm sorry, but I have no idea. The Companions weren't done by the same publisher as the novels, so it's not even the same editorial team.
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