I've been Called To Battle...

I had insomnia one night at GenCon Indy, and during that sleepless night I wandered over to the convention center, brushed past Brandon Sanderson (who was schooling James Dashner in Magic: The Gathering), and sat down to write.

True story! GenCon, 2:00am, you may happen across amazing things...

During that writing jag I pushed through a particularly sticky patch in a novelette for Privateer Press. That novelette, sticky patch all unstuck and smoothed over, releases this Thursday as part of Called To Battle.

The heavily-armored gentleman on the far right of the cover is Arlan Strangewayes, arcane mechanic, and he's the wrench-slinging, battle-called protagonist in the story I wrote. I loved digging in to his character just a hair more than I loved tearing apart some steamjacks and talking about how the things actually work. 

I haven't read any of the other stories in the collection, but I'm looking forward to them. 

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