Today is the day! The day that Accepting the Lance, the 22nd novel in the Liaden Universe® created by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is officially released*!
We here at the Confusion Factory are of course very excited, and grateful that Baen was able to get the book — submitted in January — out this year.
We do know that there are a number of you who purchased the eARC, and therefore are finding the Book Day festivities a little flat. If you wish, you may celebrate by leaving a review for LANCE on the venue of your choice.
The authors are celebrating each in our own way. First, by announcing Book Day as far and as wide as we may. Secondly, Steve is celebrating by working on the next book detailing the adventures of Jethri Gobelyn, which is due on Madame’s desk in May 2020. And, thirdly, I am celebrating by editing Trader’s Leap, scheduled for publication in November/December 2020.
The chickadees, titmice, nuthatchen, goldfinches, sparrows, and cardinals are celebrating by mobbing the bird feeders, because it’s snowing up a Real Storm here in Central Maine.
In other news, I am due at the surgeon’s office tomorrow at 2 pm, by which time the snow will have stopped and the driveway cleared. This visit will determine if my time in the Command Chair is about to end or if it will be another four weeks until I see my shadow.
*Yes, there is supposed to be an Audible edition. No, I don’t know why it’s not available. No, I don’t know when it will be available. Authors are always the last to know these things. Naturally, I deplore my ignorance, and the distress of those who had hoped to listen to the book today, but, really, the non-appearance of the Audible edition is not my fault.