Okay, so it’s a little past mid-year, but it’s been a busy year so far.

I’ve been a little remiss on the blog here, so I’m going to try to get back to weekly posts, at least. With Frontiers of Chaos done, look for some preview chapters coming up soon.

This weekend is the Galaxy’s Edge Fan Expo in Whidbey Island, WA. I’ll be there, with books and some merch, along with Jason Anspach, Walt Robillard, Doc Spears, Joshua Gayou, and Tom Trimbath. It’s a new and pretty small con, but it’s growing. If you live close enough, get your tickets and come on out.

Speaking of Galaxy’s Edge, my contribution, Order of the Centurion #7 – Always Legion, is complete and already with the GE Insiders. Hopefully it should be out this fall.

Having written Silver or Lead and Frontiers of Chaos back to back, I’m going to be taking a short break from the Pallas Group Solutions thrillers, and starting work on a science fiction series I’ve had in mind for a long time (going back to high school, as a matter of fact). Wargate Nova will be publishing it, sometime early next year. Big space battles, big land battles, aliens, intrigue, and all the rest. It’s going to be awesome. It started (more than 20 years ago) as a Wing Commander ripoff, just because I couldn’t find any more of those books at the time, but over years it evolved into something much different.

(For those wondering about The Unity Wars… that’s a long story, and one I don’t know that I can really get into. There were missteps and miscommunications, and it’s on hiatus indefinitely because of it.)

Once the first book in the new Edge of Imperium universe is done, I’ll be picking back up with PGS, wrapping up the Brave New Disorder arc with Non-State Actor. I have at least one more arc planned, tentatively titled War Without Borders.

Now, I’m not sure exactly when I’m going to do that one. There are a couple other possibilities that I might explore on the indie side next year. A couple of contemporary military thrillers are on the radar (including one about volunteers in an expanding Eastern European war). There’s also a series of westerns I’ve been wanting to write, set in Montana between the Lewis and Clark expedition and Statehood in 1890. And, while I have The Fat Electrician to thank for the inspiration, I had another WWIII idea. Except this one starts with Tet of ’68.

Both of the latter series are going to require some pretty intensive research. We’ll see what happens. Let me know what you’d like to see first.

So, there’s our mid-year update. Once again, I’ll try to get posting on here back up to speed. Look for some previews next week.

A Mid-Year Update
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Peter Nealen

Peter Nealen is a former Reconnaissance Marine and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006, and again in 2007, with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Recon Bn. After two years of schools and workups, including Scout/Sniper Basic and Team Leader's Courses, he deployed to Afghanistan with 4th Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, I MEF. Since he got out, he's been writing, authoring many articles and 24 books, mostly Action/Adventure and Military Thrillers, with some excursions into Paranormal Fantasy and Science Fiction.

2 thoughts on “A Mid-Year Update

  • July 27, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I’m reading through the Blackheart series again and your unique writing style tells me that whatever you enjoy writing at the time is going to good. That being said, I enjoyed the Unity series and would love to read a new Sci-Fi series by you. I almost exclusively listen to and read fiction/non-fiction by fellow combat veterans… and every author is different. Your writing portrays a vivid sense of personal reality and visualization no matter the genre. -Skipperhawk


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