That’s right. There’s going to be an anthology of stories set in the Maelstrom Rising series. And it’s going to have some pretty big names in it.
I got the idea the first night at LTUE. Like I said, the interesting stuff there came from the discussions between panels. So, though it won’t be a numbered volume in the series, SPOTREPS – A Maelstrom Rising Anthology will be coming out on Kindle and in paperback.
I will have at least one story in it, along with contributions from:
It’s a fairly eclectic group: Larry’s a civvie gun guy and a hell of a storyteller; Mike’s been a security contractor and an AF EOD tech (and he and I have already written a story together); Jim Curtis is a retired Naval Aviator; Lawdog is a sheriff’s deputy who grew up in Africa; Brad is a National Guard WO; James Rosone is an Army veteran and a former contractor; Mike Massa was a SEAL (nobody’s perfect); Steven Hildreth is a former Army and NG infantryman; David Reeder is a former AF Security Forces and LEO; Chris Hernandez has been a Marine, National Guard, and LEO, and Jon LaForce was a Marine cannon-cocker. So, we’ve got a wide range of experience to add to the series, fleshing out some events happening around the novels.
I’ve gotten one of the stories already. Things are cooking along. It’s also forced me to codify elements of the setting that I hadn’t had to think about yet, as the published novels haven’t touched on them yet.
Kev Granzow is still doing the covers, and we should have a preorder up sometime soon.
In the meantime, go check out some of the other authors’ work, if you haven’t already. (Many of them are much bigger than I am.)