Kevin J. Anderson has more than 140 published books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and penned the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.
My writing schedule has always been full (some might say overloaded). Same for my travel and promotion schedule. I’m currently writing a 1000-page novel manuscript for The Dark Between the Stars, editing Mentats of Dune, and plotting my next three Dan Shamble, Zombie PI novels, as well as a couple of short stories I’ve promised to do. I had three novels released in September. In 2012 I took 21 business trips, many of them cons, and I did an 8-city book tour for Sisterhood of Dune. Next year will be much the same.
My attempts to clone myself have failed, as have my experiments to develop a temporal inverter that will add more hours to the day. And so, after much consideration, I’ve had to take extreme measures.
Sadly, I can no longer read and critique manuscripts sent to me by aspiring writers, nor can I review advance copies of novels for possible cover blurbs. And I respectfully have to decline contributing short stories for anthologies.
Thanks for understanding. Time to focus on the novel writing.