January has been one busy month! As you know, Bob, CHICKS IN TANK TOPS came out January 3 and continues to do well. Response has been amazing and the authors all contributed awesome stories for it. I'm hoping it does well enough that I can do a second one. Esther and I already have the … Continue reading Audiobook is out! January was nuts!
You heard right. ON A CLOUDY DAY, Book 3 of the Phoenix Initiative and my fifth Four Horsemen Universe book to date, dropped today and already is up to #2 in Hot New Releases. I was going to talk about how I was going to take down number one but then saw it was Salman … Continue reading On A Cloudy Day Is Out Now!
I thought only two weeks had passed since I'd last updated. I was WRONG. Oops. My bad. I'm on a vacation of sorts right now (first time I've done this and not been at a science fiction convention in a long time) but I figured I would update everyone on the crazy life of Cordova. … Continue reading I Thought It Had Only Been Two Weeks!
(...a day late...) Yesterday the long-awaited CHICKS IN TANK TOPS was released into the wild and immediately shot up to #1 for Hot New Releases on Amazon. Which is awesome! Then to top it off, later on it went up to #379 overall across all of Barnes & Noble ebooks -- in spite of their … Continue reading Book Release Day!
I took a brief break from doing the AI presidents because I almost missed a book deadline. Fortunately, my coauthor reminded me that we needed to have it done by Christmas and we got it. 111,000 words of mayhem and carnage, and the next Four Horsemen book coauthored with Kevin Ikenberry is finished. ON A … Continue reading Novel Turned In and A Year in Review
So while playing around with the artificial intelligence Midjourney, I realized that focusing a single painter on all the presidents was, well, a tad boring. So I took a poll amongst a few friends and came up with alternates to be posted at a later date. I actually ran out of hours this month on … Continue reading The Midjourney Presidents — Part 2
I've been playing around with the AI painting program Midjourney (instead of writing... I know, I know) and decided I was going to do a gallery of presidents. I actually started with the more recent ones before realizing it would be better to start at the beginning. I resisted the urge to start with King … Continue reading The Midjourney Presidents — Part 1
There's a lot of doom and gloom these days. I guess it's that time of the year? The biggest one I am hearing about right now is the removal of the Best Military SF & Fantasy Novel category for the Dragon Awards. There were other awards removed and/or merged with others, but this is the … Continue reading Goodbye Military Science Fiction & Fantasy
I can hear the horrified gasps already. If you come to the website regularly (which is, like, a dozen or so of you) you might have noticed there's a new page on the "About Me" tab. In fact, if you click it, you'll see that there is a completely free short story sitting there for … Continue reading Snuck One Past You
TL;DR edition -- they loved it! Thanks to all the contributors for making this an amazing anthology. Chicks in Tank Tops Edited by Jason Cordova. Baen, $18 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-982192-35-8 Cordova (Kin Wars) effortlessly picks up the tradition of Esther Friesner, who edited the seven previous Chicks in Chainmail anthologies. These 14 stories … Continue reading Chicks in Tank Tops reviewed at Publishers Weekly
(I was so excited about next year that I forgot what year it was... yeah, I blame lack of coffee) So not entirely about Factorycon, but hey -- I'm gonna talk about it! See? First line and I'm already knee-deep in shenanigans. Factorycon 2023 actually started off early for us. Canadian co-author extraordinaire Jamie Ibson … Continue reading Factorycon 2022 AAR — Shenanigans Aplenty
...or something. I don't know. Wild for me now would have been mild for twenty-something Jason. That guy's a jerk, with all that energy and no bad back or neck. However, there is some exciting news, so I've got that going for me. Twenty-something Jason was an aimless shifter. First, the very first anthology I've … Continue reading A Wild Time in the Old Town This Month(ish)
Oh yeah, that got your attention. For September, I'm joining D.J. Butler, Richard Paolinelli, Sean Patrick Hazlett, and Monalisa Foster in giving away five free autographed copies of our books. I'll be giving away WRAITHKIN, Book One of the Kin Wars. Here is a list of the other books you can win as well: WHEN … Continue reading Win Free Books!
Getting a rejection letter is hard. Quite frankly, it's one of the worst feelings a writer will go through in their career. That feeling of utter failure, the emotional kick to the stomach that your baby just isn't good enough. The anguish and despair upon reading "Dear [[insert name here]], we regret to inform you..." … Continue reading Hard vs Soft Rejection (and why the difference matters)
So the last few weeks have been.... really odd. We lost Eric Flint on July 17, which was a rude shock to us all. He'd just called the office the week before to talk (Eric was one of the few authors who regularly called the office) and he'd been looking forward to going home and … Continue reading The Month That Was Too Long